Great news this week following our wrap review at a large department store. After lots of hard work designing and printing up full size wrap mockups 10 have been chosen up from the 2 we have in the range already. Very exciting but I won’t say any more until we get the actual order in writing!!
This week I’ve been a photographer most of the week taking pics of all our gorgeous Laissez Lucie Faire products and putting them onto Not on the High Street. Lets hope some orders come rolling in soon.
I’m trying to keep Fridays as a Creative Day trying new ideas. I’m starting to work on a series of woodcut bird designs specifically from the Tiverton canal as I go running there and love it. Started with a little rough drawing of a grey wagtail …
Happy Easter Holidays Kids …
Another week … can’t believe it’s Friday again. So relieved our wrap mockups we’ve been waiting for arrived this morning just in time to send out to a big range review next week. They looked great so fingers crossed. They were meant to get here yesterday but as always when you want something important to arrive it never does!
Starting to think about a new kids age range. Watch this space …
Some great publicity in Progressive Greetings this week. Articles featuring a couple of our cards and some wrapping paper. Spot our LLF parrot card in Rio Rhythm.
Friday afternoon:) Some great orders at the beginning of the week. Our cards will soon be in Funky Pigeon so I’ve been sending them pdfs of all the different designs we’re supplying them.
Working on some more designs of wrap that hopefully John Lewis will like. Another Little Monster one (seen below) and some Cuties wrap. As well as designing I’ve been spending every morning on the phone speaking to some lovely potential and existing customers. Looking forward to another busy week on Monday but first its the weekend!
A busy week so far. James has been processing orders, writing invoices and ordering stock. After discovering Little Monsters is our best selling line I’ve been working on some new wrapping paper. My first attempt below.
As well as following up sales with e-mails and calls I’ve also been updating the website with some new Father’s Day Little Monster cards. Tomorrow morning is saved for chasing money in – not so fun! Not long till I’m picking Martha my daughter up from school and taking 12 out for Pizza for her birthday. That will be a challenge!
Back in the office after a busy half term. Love spending more time with the kids. Plenty of orders last week as well Today spent catching up on many e-mails, finishing Mother’s Day artwork for the scribbler website. Also doing a header for Emma’s lovely A Little Imagination craft sets. This is one my daughter, Martha, made over the weekend.
I had a lovely e-mail from the Scribbler print on demand site yesterday saying how well our Valentine Monster cards have sold so today I’ve been working on some Mother’s Day cards for them. Their site is getting more and more successful. Have a look www.scribbler.com.
The rest of the day has been on the phone again this time speaking to our Scottish customers who are all very friendly and helpful. We are looking for a new Scottish agent so we’ve been finding out the favourites!
Spent the day on the phone to our lovely existing and prospective customers. What a friendly (except 1!) lot of people. One lady loved my name, Belinda, as she has a teddy called the same from when she was a kid. Another guy thought I was his Mum! Orders coming in and lots of possible export business
Just got back from Exeter to visit Inside Out, a lovely gift and card shop, in Princesshay. They ordered a lovely selection of cards and they look great in the shop. I love selling to local shops!
It’s nearly the weekend:) However much I love my job I’m happy it’s Friday. James is back from The Spring Fair with orders to process and leads to follow up. Good to have someone to talk to in the office again although he does tend to ignore me!!
Working on following up contacts, sending off images to shops that have ordered. Lots of exciting things to work on in the next few weeks. I’m going to be taking on more of a sales role rather than designing in the next month. I’m hoping to get our cards into more local shops. The lovely Lantic Gallery in Tiverton is now selling our Little Monster cards.
Quiet in the office today … James is up at the Spring Fair. So far so good … only day 2 …
Most of the day has been taken up with admin – orders, statements general admin and I’ve made a start clearing up the office which I’m determined to do before the end of the week! Trying to think of ways to broaden our business by licensing, maybe targeting specific markets e.g. garden centres, schools etc …. always thinking ….
Sorry I’ve missed a few days. Its been sooooooo busy! Another trade show coming up. James is packing up the car again to go and set up the stand tomorrow. We’re sticking with the same format as it worked really well for Top Drawer. Crossing our fingers that this show is as good!
Also this week I’ve been a photographer. Set up my Cubelite and photographing our lovely gift products from Laissez Lucie Faire. Some of them soon to be on the website so look out for them. Apart from this chasing debts and admin, sending off more samples etc etc !!