Well, its been awhile and I’m feeling very guilty for my neglect. I have however feel that i have been in a position many new small businesses, especially crafters have been in before………..the very slow beginnings of sales and the low this brings with it. Anyone in the sporting world or even the everyday gym bunny will always talk about the time they “hit the wall” and that is exactly how i felt into the first few months of this year. I spent time over Christmas and New year designing my Easter range and had many fantastic comments and interest, and then it all dried up and i only made a few small sales. I started to question myself, was selling my craft a good idea, should i keep going? was what i was making good enough and different enough?
To my relief my thoughts were interrupted by a fabulous family holiday to Croyde (North Devon), a week of beautiful landscapes and a touch of great British sunshine. It was the usual swimming, evening entertainment, ice-cream and many games of beach cricket. Then one day we went for a walk, one of my favourites up the cliffs to Baggy point! It was on this walk that i suddenly felt some inspiration and a desire to begin designing again.
The beautiful bright yellow flowers on the gorse bushes were all around and shining bright in the glorious sunshine. It was at this point that i realised i had not brought any yarn or hooks with me and i suddenly experienced Crochet Withdrawal……..NEVER AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, home and newly inspired i share a sneaky peak at my Juicy and Coast Collections, ready for Summer!
Happy Spring…………….lets bring on the Summer xxx