I was overwhelmed with lovely messages of support and encouragement when the shop was launched on Monday so a huge thank you to all of you who dropped me a line. 'Launch day' was a funny old day because after opening the shop (ceremoniously clicking a button to take the site off maintenance mode) I headed out to work for the day! It wasn't until the evening that I could really give the shop my attention and start to work on the orders that had arrived in my mailbox during the day.
|A lovely card from a wonderful friend.|
I'm thrilled that people have been stopping by the shop and even more so that orders are actually being placed! The mini Christmas stockings have been a great hit and I've had great pleasure in making up some large stockings for some special little people - I wonder what treats they'll be filled with! The personalised vests have been popular too and I'm working on some new designs for these so watch this space.
|A selection of the vest orders placed this week.|
I've also had quite a few enquiries about bespoke items which is great and has kept my creative brain on the ball this week! Packaging the orders has been great fun and it's been nice to be able to hand deliver some to local customers too. I love getting parcels in the post and always pay attention to the way that something has been wrapped, so I wanted little maldod gifts to looks special even before they've been unwrapped. It's been lovely to have messages of thanks when orders have been received during the week.
I've been working on some new Christmas gifts this weekend (yes, I'm afraid the festive theme is set to continue) which I look forward to sharing with you this week. I've also been planning an exciting giveaway so keep your eyes open for more news on that later this week.
|A sneek peak at some lovely new things being added this week.|
Amidst all the shop excitement I've had some fun and laughs with Wilf on my days off, some lovely catch ups with friends who I've not seen enough of recently and, to finish off the week, a quick trip to Pembrokeshire to celebrate my Dad's 60th (again)! We celebrated at the fantastic Ultra Comida in my parents' local town where we enjoyed the most amazing tapas, great company, countless toasts and not just a few anthems and singalongs (thankfully it was booked as a private party!)
Its been a week that I'll remember for a long long time and will look back on it with a smile on my face. I have lots to learn about running a small business and I'm thoroughly enjoying the journey and adventure with little maldod.
Thank you for reading and sharing in that journey with me.
Here's to another good week ahead.