Thursday, 28 February 2013

Business plans and fruit bowls

Well, the second meeting with my NEA adviser went really well and the old business plan is coming along slowly and surely. At least I have a bit more of an idea what I should be doing with it now. Just to to get all the ideas extracted from the old brain and put onto paper as coherently as I can. If only it was as simple as creating something by hand.

At least I can now say that my site will be 100% unique, all handmade my little old me and I want it to be a friendly site were my customers can call me or e mail me regarding orders or bespoke items and know that they're dealing with a person instead of just a web site.

Oh, I finally managed to make my very first item last night. A wooden slatted fruit bowl, and its turned out extremely well. I'll post a pic of it as soon as I can folks.....yep, I'm a wee bit proud!!

Anyway folks, I'll sign off for know as I'm off to chill out for a while after a hard days business planning


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Starting Block!!

Well, here's my first blog about my journey to having my very own little on line craft store, so "Hello" to the people who will take time to read this and hopefully follow me on this little adventure into craftdom!!

Problem being is I have no idea where on earth to start. I don't mean that I have no idea what handmade or hand decorated things to make, the problem is I have so many ideas swirling around in my head that I'm not sure which ones to opt for first.

Hopefully, this blog will help me to get my ideas into order, post pictures of my products, once I know which ones I'll be making first and eventually figure out what exactly a business plan is and how to write one........

So I'm off now to get some designs down for bags and to price up tools and equipment for jewellery making......oh hey look, I have two ideas as a lead already!!