Saturday, 2 January 2016

New Years Resolutions

So have you made any new years resolutions? And who's broken theirs already? I don't tend to make any but I do have plans for the year ahead so I suppose it's the same thing, sort of.
I have a massive personal stash of craft supplies and really don't need to buy any more for quite a while but will that stop me?....No! I do have an excuse though as yes I am buying stuff for my personal stash in the sales, but I am also securing fab new suppliers and stock for the website to replace the items we currently have in our own sale. If I'm going to be honest with you, then I should say the main reason it won't stop me buying new stuff is that I have zero self control when it comes to all card making and jewellery making supplies, especially stamps and beads. As you can probably guess this makes me a terrible saver too. If I had a rainy day then I would have to sell some of my craft stash....perish the thought...the stuff of nightmares!!!
Every year plan to be better at blogging for one but that only seems to last for a while until I get into something else. I am terrible at getting distracted and starting a new project which means that I forget the last one I was working on. I'm sure I'm not the only one who does are welcome to make your own confession in the comments I do have plans for this year including making this blog better by adding projects and business tips. Half the problem was that I didn't know what to write about so only told you about our products and events but now finally I understand how this blogging thing works....I think! If you could tell me what you like and what you don't as we go along that would be really helpful for me and I'll do my best to learn what interests you and what want to see here on this blog.
I've been designing some new stamps which is one of my favourite things to do. It takes me a little while to do each A6 sheet as I can't abide wasting space so try to cram as much on each sheet as I possible can. Then of course I am a fiddler and keep thinking 'would if be better if I....?' so change it at least a dozen times before I am finally happy...then I come back to it the next day having had a dream about another way to tweak the design...what am I like?
Well I have some work to do so I best get on with it, we're opening again properly on Monday so will probably have lots of things to catch up on. Plus we have many, many, many more items to add to the clearance sale throughout January so I need to get those ready too. It takes a surprising amount of time to organise and list items for sale and if you have your own website you'll know what I mean. If you know me then you will know that I am passionate about the craft industry and would never complain about a bit of hard work. I absolutely love being a crafter, I think most of us will agree that craft is not just a hobby it's a way of life.
Until next time...happy crafting


  1. Good luck to sticking with your resolutions. I think we all say we're not buying any more stash but we always do. We crafty people can't help ourselves. Happy new year x

  2. It's the crafters curse, too many nice things to buy x

  3. I don't think there are any rich crafters there are so many lovely things to buy. Happy New Year. Hugs Jackie

  4. I think you could be right there Jackie.