I'd like to join in Maxabella's 'i'm grateful for . . .' Saturday with a big shout out to one hell of a great business that supports small businesses/ cottage industries, in particular - those of us who work from home. Handmade is now this mega power with a Market attracting 160 stalls & 10 000 strong crowds; a Shop which is a traditional Designer's Collective where 170 designers lease space in a beautiful retail outlet & get 100% of their sales; & now Handmade Living - the book which launched today to much excitement with over 50 designers!! I'm involved in all 3, yippee!! That's a lot of support for a lot of small businesses, many of whom are work from home mummies & for the love of Handmade!!
I had been in my own small business around my growing children for 7 trial & error years when Handmade started 2 years ago & pow, the income it's generated, exposure i've had & opportunities are endless. So thank you to Julie Nichols for being a super savvy businesswoman, creating a niche which Canberra & Australia didn't even know they needed & maintaining my dream of being a full time mummy & housewife with a bit of sewing on the side!!
Today was extra fun as i got to meet so many people who follow my blog. I'm not sure how many bloggers out there who don't blog for their business . . . get to meet as many of their followers as we market stall folk do!!?? Special hello to Dzintra, Kerry, Catherine & all the lovely smiles from people saying hello today!! EDIT: Sorry, just remembered i finally got to meet the lovely Hilary of Quilary blog, sorry darling, great to meet you!!Ok, exhausted, let me know if you want a copy of the book, i'm picking up more on Monday!! Remember mine come with a gift & only $6 postage!! Love Posie