09 April 2011

i'm grateful for 'new adventures'

Greetings all,
Thanks for the massive love & support on my new adventure.  The Handmade Hen's Night was in a gorgeous, classy, pretty, fun, crafty, exciting & . . . a huge success.  Let me take you on a tour . . .  
early afternoon i set up a display table at Shop Handmade as a teaser to our customers . . .
 then i set up the real thing & boy did it have everyone interested!!
 I raided the children's bedrooms of trinkets & accessories . . .
 DesignABunch florist next door gave us flowers for my milk bottles . . .
 i laid the centre of the table with vintage shabby trinkets.
 We borrowed a dozen chairs from Sour Cherry cafe on City Walk . . . 
 the Bs & Js were a huge hit, they loved & appreciated the details.
 Then the coolest thing happened, we learned it was a surprise Hen's Party . . .
 there are 12 ladies hiding in the Shop, can you believe it??
 The groom staged a plethora of bizarre scenarios to time their arrival just right . . .
 the friends put on a delicious buffet of food.
 After giggles, nibbles, champagne & reunions, we started the sewing lesson . . .
 they loved it, didn't want to leave, they learned new skills & did some shopping too!!
I had a ball, it was all about the right time (my children are older), right place (Shop Handmade), right audience (Handmade lovers), right stage (experience, confidence), right theme (vintage styling), right partner (thanks to Shop Girl Rachel who stayed on until 9.30p.m. after a long day & provided the screen printed fabrics we played with).  Some people are hungry in business, always moving onto the next thing quickly.  I do what i do because i have  'obstacles' - husband always away & moving, no family support, lots of busy children - so i'm very patient & let things grow slowly so when the opportunity arises, i'm SO ready.  I think it prevents me from ever getting overwhelmed, letting quality slide & my solid plans mean i can literally pull this kind of event out of thin air (we were asked if we could do it on Monday afternoon).  I'm very proud of what we've achieved.
So i'm very grateful for my new adventure, for the opportunity to decorate, teach & share my love for Handmade - its truly a way of life for me.  I hope this is the first event of many.  For more Grateful posts, check out Maxabella Loves.  Love Posie

35 comments:

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Wow this looks wonderful! Congrats on the success. Kx

Taylor Made said...

Looks like it really was a success and I can hear that you just loved every minute of it.

Mama of 2 boys said...

Gorgeous set up Posie! I think you're definitely onto a winner there. How yummy does that food look??? My stomach is now growling at me :o/
Thanks for sharing the adventure with us xo

Heidi said...

Momma you are always in the middle of FUN!!!

Wendy said...

Your talents absolutely never cease to amaze me, Jennie! Beautiful!

Nic said...

Wow! It looks like you did an amazing job and the event was really successful. If I wasn't already married it's the sort of thing I would LOVE for my hen do! Congratulations :) x

Sarah B said...

It looks like a hoot of a time Pose :)

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

That table looks amazing! What a wonderful idea. I can see why it will do so well...x

Have a lovely weekend.

and thankyou for popping by my little space to say hi posie...i appreciate it...x

MultipleMum said...

Good for you Posie! Sounds like a wonderful night was had by all - no surprise given your talents and passion x

Kerry said...

That looks fantastic and sounds fantastic. Well done to you, and lots more :)

Sarah said...

It looks like it was a wonderful, fantastic evening.
Looks like you did a super job.
Well done!

yardage girl said...

How wonderful - a perfect evening! I hope you do many more of these too!

Mountain Witch said...

Wow! This is crazy awesome! Kudos to everyone!! I'd like an invite to the next one.. Hint. ;)

plushka said...

Gorgeous set up and what a lovely idea! They can also make some wedding party favours while having fun!

You're amazing Jennie! I always look up to you:)

Market Girl said...

Hi Jen, great post. You and Rachel did such an amazing job of last night's hens party. Well done to both of you.
J xx

Green Mama said...

Wow I can't wait to see what you come up with for the baby shower!

Tammi said...

And proud you should be Jen...this looks amazing!!

Felicity said...

What a fabulous concept beautifully executed.

I love the way the night focussed upon getting ready for the wedding and everyone connecting.

What a lovely touch to have the girls make it a surprise hen's night & the groom was obviously a great help with that.

I bet that the word will spread like wildfire and there will be many more requests for similar events.

xx to you clever lady!

Amy said...

Oh wow Posie! That looks fab!

deux chiens et un garcon said...

Wow, very sweet. If we ever take the plunge and tie our knots perhaps we will have to meet in the nation's capital as our friends are all over Australia. Hmm something to think ...
Must be so nice to have it all come together so well.
xx jill

Melissa said...

Wow Posie! That looks like so much fun! I am still to pop into handmade, i live in Queanbeyan. Hahaha Just a hop, skip and jump over from Civic. Bah! I know, terrible. :) But this looks AMAZING. You did a great job!!! :)
Hugs,
mel

Lauren said...

oh looks wonderful! Where did you find those big scrabble pieces? they look really fun!

Sydney Shop Girl said...

Everything looks gorgeous, Posie!

SSG xxx

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Naomi @ Highland Habitat said...

Oh, Jennie you truly are inspiration in motion! Just such a fabulous concept - congratulations!
x

The Moerks said...

Well done to you and your team. Looks like great fun. I must get to Canberra one day just so I can visit your shop.

Vic said...

Oh that looks so cool! What a unique idea, & fun too!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Wow congratulations on a successful experience.
I love the hueg scrabble letters. Did you make them ?
It all looks beautiful.

Kylie said...

Looks like so much fun. Maybe when you get that farm you will have room for a crafty retreat too;) then you can employ me to come and teach knitting:)

tartankiwi said...

Congratulations on the success of your new venture! It sounds like a great evening was had by all... wish I'd had a hen night like that!

Silver Threads of Happiness said...

This would have been such a fantastic hen's party! Congrats on doing such a wonderful job in very short time and creating some very very good memories for the bride to be!

4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle said...

Everything looks beautiful Posie. Just gorgeous.

Kirstyx

Maxabella said...

Brilliant idea and beautifully executed. I would love to do this myself! x

Amanda said...

Wow, it all looks so pretty and beautifully styled!

rachel said...

How exciting, It looks like a great success, congrats Posie! Plus so much nicer tan the usual tacky hens night.

Kate said...

good for you Jennie. I think it is the perfect next stage of your life. It looks like the best party ever. In fact I would LOVE to get married again and have a hen's like that.
I hope you get another booking soon.