Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Take a deep breath!!!!!

I have been waking up in the middle of night having panic attacks about how much stock I will need for all the Christmas Fairs I am attending. All I seem to be doing is cutting out stuff and sewing up b****y lavender bags (another story). I also have my sister nagging me about how this is going to be your busiest time of the year so get your bum in gear.

Just a quick update on how the 'Daily Mail' thing went, in the 1st weekend I had 4 orders which were a mix of many items but mainly Lavender Bags (1 person ordered 20). I know the article was on Lavender bags but I do make other things other than them!! I also had 2 wholesale enquiries I was really excited and now I am thinking b****y h**l, I hope they do not come off! (once more my sister gives me another lecture).

I also ordered 78 metres of fabric yesterday, that needs paying for at the end of November so I really need to do well over the festive period, I think I will but if all goes horribly wrong I will be having a good January Sale.

I also booked a holiday in August for December to Lanzarote, this seemed like a really good idea at the time, but this is just adding to my dilemma as it falls just as I should be completing all the Christmas web orders. Oh well nothing I can do now. I have had to start Christmas shopping as well as I hate being disorganised, it's not in my nature.

I go away next weekend to Keswick in the Lake District I am really looking forward to it as I am looking forward to the more obvious seasonal change that happens up there! I have also promised to take my daughter to the Beatrix Potter World of Peter Rabbit, she is really looking forward to it, me too secretly.

I will hopefully load up some photos on my next visit.

Thanks for listening, sorry for the bad language, believe me in person it has been far worse!!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Katy said...

gulp...how much fabric?! Take the holiday, enjoy yourself and relax.....God knows you'll need a break!

pink-petal-designs said...

Make the most of your break cos it sounds like your not going to get another for a while if you have all that fabric to sew, its great that your business is taking of though, well done you!
Sarah x

julia said...

It is so hard being a one woman business isn't, especially when you have to make everything yourself and compete with the "made in china" market!

Well done on being featured in a national newspaper, things seem to be taking off for you!

Enjoy your hols

Julia x

saraeden said...

Check out the bears ;0)

Sara x

dottycookie said...

78 METRES?! Blimey I wouldn't know where to start with that. Congratulations on the success, and I hope you can stay sane and smiling through it!

The Leaping Hare said...

oooohhhh fabric looks lovely can't wait to see what you make with it. I am exactly the same every year busiest season leave it all till the last minute.So i will be double stressed and that is without the personalised orders that usually occur xx