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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Too early to be thinking about St Patrick's Day?

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Happy New Year!

I hope you've all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year - any sore heads out there today? I'm feeling a little delicate after a great evening at our place with some good friends, homemade curry (well, as the diet started today we thought last night should be a decent blow out!) and lots of yummy wine, champagne, toffee vodka and Baileys!

So as with all good hangovers, we've been talking about future plans and the usual resolutions and I started thinking about all the exciting things I can do with my business now that I am able to dedicate all my energies (when not being a wife, parent, housekeeper, chauffeur, cook, cleaner.... you get the picture?!) to it.

So I started thinking about Valentine's and St Patrick's Days... I think I will plan some new product lines which have the same items at their centre, but each will focus on the different celebration... so far I am thinking about VW Campervans and VW Beetles as the central items - they are certainly some of my best sellers, but I was also thinking about Mini Coopers and possibly Morris Minors.

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What other vehicles do you think would work well in felt?

The lovely thing about the car/campervan range is that they can be personalised, which is great for gift giving and they're a bit different which thankfully seems to appeal to folk!

Anyway, right now I have to get my house guests up (for the second time - they've all had to retire to bed for the afternoon!) and find something for my kids to eat for dinner.... ahhhh the life of a working mum :-)


  1. Happy New Year Simmi!

    Well done for planning ahead to Valentine's and St Patricks day already! I can't wait to see what you come up with (i think mini coppers would be v cute :)) x

  2. Happy New Year Natalie! Thanks - it's really exciting having all these ideas and plans and actually getting to make them a reality! Simmi xx

  3. Happy New Year Simmi. Never to early to be thinking about the next big days - look forward to seein gyour work. I am setting up card workshops for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Easter, so definitely never too early to make a start.


I really appreciate all comments made on the blog (it reminds me that I'm not talking to myself!) so just wanted to say thanks for adding your thoughts. Simmi x

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