The day I'd dreamed of for many months finally arrived and surrounded by an intimate gathering of family, friends and admirers in my little suburban studio we declared A Home For Tandy open for business! Reflecting on the evening, I was surprised to realise that it went precisely as I had visualised. Often a much anticipated event will look and feel different in reality but this was almost identical to my mental images, from the product displays to the weather, the number of guests and the conversations I had with them... Perhaps it is testament to the dreaming and detailed planning I had done in the lead up! So with the help of a few amazing people, A Home For Tandy was successfully launched! The images below were taken by the very talented Pete Bell.
A large part of what I wanted to achieve in time for the launch was my online presence and I'm now "out there" on the following sites:
Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/AHomeForTandy
Feel free to check them out and "Share" and if you have any comments, feedback or suggestions, I'd love to hear from you!
So that goal was ticked off at the end of a very busy year and with holidays and Christmas approaching it would be easy to rest on my laurels and forget it all until the new year. However I'm determined to keep up the momentum. My new-found business head knows that consistency is the key to running a successful business and even if I do just one thing very day, no matter how small, I'm still moving it forward. So I'm resolved to maintain focus over the holidays. Luckily I have special orders to fulfil before Christmas so there is a deadline to work to and I'll be back in the studio tomorrow dyeing some more of my increasingly popular silk scarves.....
|The studio entrance|
|Our name-sake story book on display|
|New swing tags out for the first time|
|Me and my lovely daughter/studio assistant|
|The scarves sold like hot cakes!|