I am a partner with noths.com* and most of my online orders are generated through them this is my Notonthehighstreet store, it was set up last Summer and was a bit of a slow burner to start with but since October last year I have had a steady stream of orders dropping in to my inbox, this weekend was no exception and I took some time last night to reflect on how things were this time last year when I first set up evajeanie when the majority of orders came from friends and family, these orders dried up within a few of months (there is only so much bunting you can convince people they need without losing friendships) and I looked at noths.com*it was quite a big commitment and I was really unsure, but in June I finally took the plunge and I am really happy with how things have gone thus far. They are brilliant at marketing my products and handle all the finance side of the sales I make, leaving me to do the part that I love, designing and making lovely handmade gifts and homewares. I do feel very fortunate to be in this situation, but it hasn't been an easy ride. I am a firm believer that you only get out what you put in and I feel that now I am just about starting to see some return on the sleepless nights and working weekends.
As I have had a lot of orders to make over the weekend (I make most of my items to order unless they are a one-off pieces) I thought I should take this opportunity to tell you about one the products I have been making for an order. My handmade 'I Love Tea' tea cosy it is available to order only and is made from a mix of vintage and modern fabrics with either a blue or a cream background, no two are exactly the same so each one is unique.
Following on from yesterday here's Herman day 2 (doesn't look much I know, but he's going to grow!)