Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. I had a very relaxing week off which I spent back home on the Isle of Wight with my family, eating way too much food, drinking lots of mulled wine, playing board games and watching Christmas telly!

Anyway I just wanted to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all of you for reading and following my blog, as well as of course my customers and everyone that's supported Minifelts over this past year, it really means a lot to me.

I can't believe that Minifelts is now a year old, and that this time last year I was just starting out, trying to learn as much as I could about selling online, promotion and photography. It's great to be able to look back over old blog posts and see how much my designs have changed. When I first set up my shop on Folksy it was selling small felt toys...

and now my product range has grown so much as I've gradually adapted my original designs to include brooches, purses, iPod cases, keyrings, cards, Nintendo DS cases and laptop cases.

The end of 2010 was so busy with me starting a new job as a product photographer (which never would have happened had I not have started Minifelts and developed such an interest in photography) and making loads of Christmas orders that I haven't had much time to work on new designs, so one of my resolutions for this year is to create a whole new range of Minifelts.

I'm also planning on trying out some new crafts and learning a lot more sewing techniques this year. I was lucky enough to receive some lovely craft books for Christmas which I'm really looking forward to reading and trying out. I also want to get better at using a sewing machine, which is going to take a lot of patience and practise! But I'm hoping it'll mean I can take on bigger more ambitious sewing projects so that I can fill my new flat full of lovely handmade things.

Anyway here's to a very productive and fun filled new year!