Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Busy times!

Life is INCREDIBLY BUSY here at dots and spots HQ - I always seem to be going from one thing to the next without a minutes grace! What have I got myself into? Yes I can be flexible when working for myself but I truly never envisaged that I would be so extremely busy!


I'm busy doing the prep for my next trade show - finalising the new products in preparation for the new catalogue. We have so many lovely new products to share - above is a tiny sample of - yes you've guessed it, our very first Advent Calendar - I'm soooo very excited about this - not only because I insist on having my own one every year but also because I have wanted to produce one of my own for so long!



And of course there is the wrapping paper - 6 sheets double sided - you choose which side you prefer the spots, stars and stripes.....



....... or the various pattern designs - each will have accompanying gift tags! We're nearly there with the wrap - we are in the process of a 'wet test' to check show through, paper quality, wrap ability etc but hopefully by the end of the month it should be all good to go!



Then there are some new card designs.....




.......and some new postcard / invitation designs. Plus many other things going on in the background.



We must be doing something right - we received this lovely review in Greetings Today magazine - worth all the hard work!



And then in between all the hard work home life still rumbles on a pace. My 11 year old daughter has just endured a week of SATS tests and successfully completed her cycling proficiency. My 8 year old son has just started hospital appointments for dental surgery in July ( hopefully after the show) and I still try to find time to complete those projects around the home that interest me - like my flea market cupboard. It's in position but still in need of a little internal TLC - all in good time!!

7 comments:

The Pea Pod said...

I swear you're super woman!

Pene said...

It all looks wonderful but then we wouldn't expect anything else..
Pene x

hello gorgeous said...

gorgeous!...and totally agree with The Pea Pod's comment!

dosierosie said...

Everything looks great.
Gillx

Judith said...

Unbelievable, you have been very busy - and it looks woowooowoo!!!

Plus Size Shopaholic said...

Love love love the new designs, especially the stars wrapping paper....and the inside of your house! You make this lazy woman very envious.....but I bet you're run ragged with house, business and kids. Superwoman indeed! x

Fay's Studio said...

I just wanted to say how amazing it's all looking, I am sure you have a time machine to fit all the work in. I agree with the Pea Pod's comment. 40,000 envelopes just doesn't even bear thinking about. Well done! x