Wednesday, 20 June 2012

4 Today!


Today dots and spots celebrates it's 4th Birthday and, just for me, the sun is shining!


It is hard to believe where the last 4 years have gone and what we have achieved in that time. This past year has seen some changes and for the better too. We have taken the decision to only do one main trade show a year. We have managed to jump off the treadmill and slow things down ever so slightly. I am back to designing and developing my ideas with thought rather than 'Quick, I need 4 designs yesterday' and 'filling spaces in minutes rather than producing something that has taken time and an idea worked through'. The hardest thing, has not been having lovely new products to share with you on a regular basis but  it has certainly made my life a lot easier.

 It has also meant that I have been able to do some other projects, like the swan which I would otherwise have struggled to do. Today I have had a photographer around at the house for two forthcoming magazine features about the house and studio which is super exciting. I really do feel very lucky to be doing what I am doing on a day to day basis. Yes, some days I question whether I did the right thing giving up teaching but these are very few and far between and only seem to be when it gets so busy, I can't think straight!

So tonight we celebrate with cake! 
Here's to another busy, successful year with lots to look forward to and share with you along the way.

Look out for a big giveaway too - haven't had a minute to photograph something yet but will post it here once I get organised. 
What was I saying about having more time?

12 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Congratulations on your fourth blog birthday. Glad to hear you have slowed down a bit.
This summer I am going to find your swan.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Happy 4th Birthday!
Victoria xx

Judith said...

Happy blog anniversary, Becky!
I love your designs and I hope, I will get one of your lovely mugs sometime.
Have a nice evening with your husband and kids!
Greetings from The Netherlands,
Judith

Miss Paula said...

Congratulations! The sun is shining here in California for your too! Sounds like you have things very nicely evened out!

Gee, I hope your son's head is better :-)

(I am misspeeg on twitter)

Tracey said...

Happy Spotty 4th birthday

Fay's Studio said...

I couldn't agree more, spending less time at shows and more time on product design feels so much better. It gives us the opportunity to do other things too. I'm glad you have found the right balance. Happy Birthday to you and your wonderful business! x

Jo Sheldrake said...

Cogratulations !!

Bagladee said...

Happy 4th Birthday Dots and Spots :D xx

www.daisyley.co.uk said...

Happy Birthday! x

The Laurel Tree said...

Happy (belated) 4th Birthday Becky, such a wonderful achievement. Huge congratulations to you and Jeff and here's to a very successful future x

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

Super congratulations, ever inspiring, well done...

Fleur Cotton said...

Happy Belated Birthday Becky ... here's to many more successful years for Dots & Spots.

Fleur xx