It's been a super exciting week and I'm feeling dead chuffed. A few weeks ago I stepped out of my comfort zone and agreed to be interviewed by a journalist. It wasn't nearly as bad as I had imagined, as I realized I can talk a lot about my craft and business as it's something I enjoy and am passionate about. They also asked for some photo's including ones of me! I'm always behind the camera, so roped in my daughter to try and take some photos that were ok for public viewing lol. I sent of all the photos and then it was just a waiting game with fingers crossed to see if the article was accepted.
Then this week the new Lincolnshire Life magazine came out. I was surprised and delighted I actually had three whole pages all about my business and using all the photos I had supplied. It was great seeing it all in print.
Then over the weekend I entered Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday competition and was lucky enough to win. Less than 1% of the small businesses who enter the competition are chosen as winners by the Theo. It was a great surprise and a really great boost. All of the winners get shared by Theo across his social media and I am now a member of his exclusive #SBS club and can get lots of great tips and advice for growing my small business. Later in the year I will get to attend a great networking event and get a chance to meet Theo in person.
Its also been as busy as normal in the workshop. Not long now until my first show of the year at Woodhall Spa Country Fair and then I will be attending lots of large country shows both near and far. So its all been about stock, stock, stock, so I can make sure I have lots for all the shows. New designs are drying and new fragrances are being bottled. Sneak peak below..