Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful festive break. Ours was filled with Santa and wrapping paper, food, friends and the occasional sip of wine.

I always hate how it feels so 'over' especially when we took our Christmas tree down, the living room looks so bare now.

So a new year is upon us and I have hit the ground running. I've cleaned out all my cupboards, made a start on putting down a new floor in the bathroom and have even bought wallpaper for the dining room (eco paper from B&Q - I'm quite impressed)

We have made a 'to do' list for the house, most of which have been carried over from last year, a lot of which have the word 'paint' in the sentence. Since I am the DIYer in the house, it looks like the majority of the tasks will fall to me, so expect them to be be on the 2010 list!

Business wise I have created a few new designs in preparation for Scotlands Trade Fair (the SECC) at the end of the month. I quickly realised by mid December that I wouldn't have the high of Christmas sales every month of the year so I have decided to try and get more stockists to get my products out there and hopefully become more established in my first real year of trading.

I've had my stand position confirmed for the Country Living Christmas Fair 2009 so I can start to plan for that also. Coupled with the fact our son starts school in August I will have lots more free time to dedicate to building up stock.

It's hard to describe how excited I am by this year. I was on a bit of a honeymoon period after I gave up work last year so I really need to get stuck in.

To start off a gentile reminder of my Love Heart knitting kits, buy now and you could have it finished in plenty of time for Valentines Day. I'm also making some up myself and will be putting them in boxes if you don't fancy the hard work of knitting.

Also just to confirm that my e-mail address is info@my-baboo.co.uk. Please be careful and remember to include the '-' to ensure any mail gets to me.

So many ideas, so little time to type.....see you soon!


Vanessa said...

I think you & me must be thinking along the same wave lenght!

My daughter starts full time school in September so all I keep thinking is how much stock I will be able to make for the run up to Christmas.

I would love to know how you get on at the SECC with wholesale customers!

Vanessa x

Debs said...

Happy New Year Lynne, hope its a good one for you and your business.