Saturday, October 06, 2012
the good the busy and the ugly
Our break away was fantastic!
My birthday was celebrated in great style (surprise flower deliveries to the hotel + candles in my restaurant dessert + cards from friends and family hidden in the overnight bag AND the complete Columbo DVD collection = a very spoilt birthday girl!)
We have a new favourite place to stay, and a favourite room for when we next visit Bridport
We came back to tonnes of orders (thanks shoppers!) and managed to get them all in the post yesterday - all yesterdays orders have been posted this morning (thanks to a 6am wake up call!) and once I've done a tonne of sewing this evening I will feel all-caught-up order wise.
John Lewis & RSPB both re-ordered whilst I was away (I should go away more often!) so I have a list as long as my arm to get through this weekend - which meant I decided not to go and see my sister running in her half marathon - boo :-(
*good luck sister, you'll be ace!*
I spent a while yesterday getting legal advice - there is a webshop in the UK that is determined to be sneaky and is using all my ideas. I thought I had stopped it a couple of weeks ago when I phoned and spoke with them and they removed a kit from sale but no, they have struck again.
I asked my packaging designers to take a look (because they are a big company and know a lot about design) and they too think that the person in question is trying to get her overall look to look like mine...even the smaller details like product photos are taken with similar backgrounds, and if you were a new customer to either shop you wouldn't know which shop you were looking at :-(
I am so sad.
And I don't understand it.
As I said, I have taken legal advice and will be dealing with it - hopefully with a good outcome for me.
What's the etiquette on this? name and shame? or be more discreet and deal with it in the background?
Don't worry, I'm not too down - I'm already working on a new line (so exciting!!!) and I know she'll only ever be behind me catching the creative crumbs, but I wish she'd go away!