Tuesday, January 03, 2012

2011 :: in pictures :: january - june

WOW! 2011 was deifinitely a good year for paper-and-string...I've been re-reading my blog over the past few days and I have compiled some highlights...so many that it's taken 2 blog posts!! HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my friends, blog readers & customers ... here's to a fantabulous 2012!...I'm excited to see what it brings!

January was spent planning and waiting to move into my new workshop...the Ikea book got a lot of use!!I soon learnt that Solicitors are SLOW and I finally moved in in MARCH!!! but the delays did mean I had time for sewing.......on my new sewing machine!February...was the month of the box!...I made loads of sample boxes ::...took loads of photos and voila! introduced made-to-order items to my Not On The High Street ShopTo mark the launch I advertised my alphabet boxes in the Not On The High Street Catalogue and had my boxes photographed by a professional photographer!









March I was very proud to be able to make a prize & join in the Japan raffle that Jo organised. the rest of the month was spent packing...moving...and unpacking!..and finally filling my new workshop with all my things April was the month for moving in properly...making ribbon spools look pretty::...and re-using my old cassette tape holders for large ribbon spools :: My first paper-and-string computer was delivered and set up, no more working from the home computer for me!!There was also time for a little bit of sewing...new pebble key rings::..and a free bird pattern for you all... May: Finally! The month I could spill the beans and tell you all that my BIG secret was to supply John Lewis...finally all the piles of stock everywhere made some sense...
..and I could share all the felt cutting......and ribbon cutting that was filling my months!
June my workshop was bulging at the seams ......all the printing arrived and was stored on the stairs!......the kit felt had a whole room to itself!!...and the fluff, ginormous bags of fluff that just sat in the middle of the floor!!But it wasn't all about BIG things...there were new teeny tiny polka dot buttons...and a huge box FULL of pom poms!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHAT A GREAT YEAR YOU HAD!
You deserved it! I'm really happy to see again all the amazing thing you did in the past 12 months.
All the best, 'cause the 2012 have to be better than 2011 :)
Erica

Jessie May said...

Wow Sarah, what an amazing 2011!!! Really enjoyable reading about your year and looking at the photos! Hope 2012 is wonderful for you too!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

I had been away to India for past few months. So didn't know you have done soooooo much. Last month, when I was browsing through the john Lewis website for some craft stuff for my daughter, I saw these kits which were made by paper and string. I was curious, is it OUR paper and string!? Then I saw your post about Oxford street store and I felt so proud of you :) I know it seems silly of me to say such things. I am generally a silent blog hopper.I came to your blog while searching for some hand sewing project. And after that I was hooked. All the very best for future, may the new year be filled with lots and lots of creative and professional satisfaction for you.

sew said...

Brilliant to see your year in pictures - I can't remember exactly when I found your blog but it was a good day whenever it was!
I think 2012 has a great deal in store for you - I look forward to it.

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

You've been quite the busy bee. Wishing you all the best in 2012.re

Julia said...

I loved re-visiting your posts too and seeing all what you have achieved. I hope 2012 is just as good and even better for your business xx

Dawn said...

Hope 2012 is your year! Wish you the best success! I love your idea on felt & craft. It's wonderful.

M-J said...

Wow, what a great way to look back on the year. I love reading you blog because it's always so colourful! it brightens my day!