15 December 2007

Not Waving, Drowning . . . in Festivities

Greeting Christmas maniacs, I'm here, just flat out . . . i have the last 3 markets of the year in the next 8 days (all at Nightcliff if you're Darwin locals, tomorrow Sunday, Thursday evening & next Sunday) then it's finally Christmas!! I also have 4 children on school holidays, heat stroke, a husband interstate for a wedding (congratulations Rob & Lisa, we love you guys!!) & an entire house to pack up for our impending move to Canberra. Of course, as you do all of this, you keep one eye on the weather, just in case a cyclone decides to blow all my packing boxes away!!
All a little crazy, i'm chasing my tail & i only finished our extended family Christmas shopping on Friday, poof, mailed off & in the hands of Australia Post now. We don't do Christmas gifts for our siblings anymore, but those grandparents, 19 nieces & nephews & our own children sure add up, especially with some having birthdays in December & January. We do seperate gifts, but post them all at the same time. I still have 5 more Posie orders PLUS 3 Edna&Alice May orders to complete this week - they're coming, i promise . . . a see a few more very late nights this week. I think our twinnies turned 6 this week?? I baked two birthday cakes in the shape of 6's plus 4 dozen cupcakes for 3 different class parties, it's all a bit of a blur.
I ran some Christmas Specials on the Posie website during the month of November. After emailing about 10% of my customers, the response was so huge, i couldn't alert any more potential customers or cope with more orders. Next year, with trusty Melissa from Peggy-Jean by my side, we will plan for such an explosion & start preparing mid year & offer ready made goods to compliment the custom made, to take the pressure off. Thanks everyone who ordered, it has made for a fantastic end to the year, especially as both Posie & Edna will be shut down for the entire month of January 2008, as we move interstate & are held up in a hotel for 4 weeks. I can relax then, ahhh, deep breath & rest.
Finally & MOST importantly to you blog readers, the competition . . . i will list all the entries, as some ideas were left as comments, some emailed & some mentioned at my market stall - gee you all have excellent imaginations & concepts, love it!! I will announce the winner(s) & see to creating something special for the silly season. There are reasons for & against a few products, like other companies already specialising in that particular range of goods, manufacturing & production issues, postage etc, so i have a lot to analyse. Thank you all for your interest, it's been brilliant!! Love Posie

13 comments:

AnastasiaC said...

wow you've been a busy gal!!
ohhh i missed your competition but what a great idea! all the best for your move and for the festive season!

Stacey (Sheeps Clothing) said...

Oh Jennie, when do you sleep?
If I don't here from you before hand, have a lovely break (of sorts) and good luck with your move.
Happy birthday to the girls too...

Jenny said...

Wow!!!!!!!You certainly have been extrordinarily busy but oh so productive! Happy birthday to your lovely twins. Good luck with all the packing!:)Take Care

Kylie said...

Yes the crazy season is crazy for you isn't it. I hope that all goes well and look forward to seeing you soon. If you head this way for Australia Day you will be able to hold a newborn! hehe - so I am not going anywhere for Christmas! Dont want to chance the unknown.

Happy Birthday to your two georgous girls - Birthday and Christmas in the same month is crazy isn't it!

little dresses said...

Hey sweetie, you sound worn out! I hope you have a good rest in Jan. Tell the kiddies I said to have a merry Christmas!

suby said...

merry christmas jennie! good luck for the big move and hope you get a good rest at the other end of it! will wait eagerly for the results of your comp, and can't wait to see more lovely Posie goodness in 2008! love subyX

Peggy-Jean said...

Hi there Posie, we have arrived in Newcastle for Christmas, almost to Canberra!!! Missing you and find I look at the mobile a bit lately, really should pick it up and ring but know you are super busy. Have a great Christmas, Love to you all from the Forbes'

Linda said...

OMG Jennie I need a rest after reading that post!! I hope you do get to relax over January you certainly deserve it, wishing you all a merry and PEACEFUL xmas!!!xo

posiepatchwork said...

Oh thanks guys, you're all so darling to comment, i think the only way to do justice to the wonderful people who visit, i must work on my blog, competition & websites while held up in the hotel for 4 weeks in January. I really want to list the products, ideas & claims to fame properly. So many ideas & only then will i have time to work on them. Merry Christmas all, love Posie

Tiggerbaby said...

Can't wait for Posie to re-open and your possible visit to Melbourne for Magnolia Square! Lovin' all your stuff, positively addicted to Posie.
TTYS
Leigh

Jenny said...

Hope all went well and you're on your way to being settled. Maybe by Feb you can put your feet up and have a well deserved rest.

bowerbird said...

Oh Jennie - I'm thrilled with my order which I received this morning. Everything is perfect!!!
Thankyou thankyou thankyou

I hope you are settling in nicely in Canberra now.

Speak soon,

ingridk said...

Hi Jennie

How did the move to Canberra go? I hope your all settled in now and have had a chance to take a break and put your feet up.

My brother has just moved to canberra too so next time I head up to visit him I'll get in contact with you, or if your in Wagga anytime let me know.

Ciao
Ingrid