To end our big 2nd birthday week I thought I would share some memories with you.
When I was going through some photos the other day I found an album suitably labelled ‘chaos’. Inside were photos from the start, before I launched the shop, when I had high aspirations to become super crafty and make lots of lovely things to sell. After spending a week or two back home in NZ trying to make pom pom garlands and sew Christmas decorations with my mum and her friend, my dad announced “Don’t give up your day job” which, oops, I already had. I then realised that it was best to leave it to the professionals and do what I do best, sourcing all the prettiest little goodies from around the globe to share with you all. Luckily both my mum and her friend had a bit more talent than me and we still stock some of their products – like the knitted mug and egg cosies and the write-me-a-letter tags. I hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane with me.
I spent hours scouring thrift stores in search of the perfect props. One of my faves is this one, the Salvation Army up in Forster.
My mum’s old sewing machine that we tried to make samples on. F.Y.I. it has since blown up.
Egg cosies in the making.
My second attempt at pom pom making, I couldn’t bear to show you the first! And my lovely husband pitching in and trying to sew something for me.
The boxes take over the apartment! New storage is required
Sorting all the vintage props.
Checking out the new samples.
Setting up for the first product shoot. I think we got through over 200 shots that day.
Testing out some set-ups for the home page shot.
The office today. Not as perfect as I would like it to be but it’s a work in progress.
So that’s the end of our 2nd birthday week and I am now off to enjoy a glass of bubbly in celebration. But before I go, I just want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that continues to support me, the shop and the blog – my wonderful family and friends, the super creative stylists and editors that I work with and of course my wonderful customers! I couldn’t do it without you. Cheers to all of us!