Saturday 18 February 2012

Another milestone

September 2010 we moved the business out of the house and into local rented premises. It was the best decision we made.

We quickly outgrew our first unit ........

and in February half term, last year we moved everything next door into this larger space.

The week was spent making up shelving for a warehouse space and making a carpeted pick and pack area where we would work.

It was light and spacious and gave us plenty of space to grow (or so we thought!)

We celebrate our 1 year anniversary this week and it is frightening how quickly we are filling the space. I have spent the whole day over there, tidying up, moving things around - really working out how to maximise the little space that is left.

This was my area this time last year.

This is my space now!

The card wall - all clean and clear and uncluttered,

is now full to the brim - I will seriously have to think how many more designs I can introduce to our card range just because of available space.

The 'warehouse' area is full to the brim with boxes of stuff

and made up stock ready to be picked and packed for orders.

I went to Ikea and now have cube units on top of each other so that no space is wasted.

You realise just how many postcard designs we have when you see them all out on view like this.

And our tape remains a popular product.

Next on the list is a trip to the tip

And I dream of more space!!!!!!!
Who knows where we will be this time next year!


Unknown said...

May you continue growing too! I have just ordered one of your fabulous mugs (amongst other bits!) I will no doubt be back for more! Sue x said...

It looks super organised to me. You'll be taking over the whole building next.

Unknown said...

just amazing seeing your story and progress - a MASSIVE inspiration to any of us beavering away and not seeing any light at the end of the tunnel!

Muddy Puddle Crafts said...

if I lived nearer I'd love to come and work for a day! Such an inspirational workspace space with all your designs surrounding you & so organised :) You must be so proud,x

Nic said...

You still have a bit of space in there ;) It is amazing to see how busy you are.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Wow, what a fantastic sight though, couldnt be better proof that you have certainly found your market! And may you continue to grow.x

hello gorgeous said...

hey gorgeous, I am SO inspired by your growth see the change almost overnight from that first trade show up to now is just brain numbing really...I have to say whenever you post about progress I do a little "happy dance" for you!

It's SO exciting, even tho' I am sure hard work at times..but it's what you've been heading for.

Never feel disheartened by it's SO worth it, your stock looks amazing!!

Have a great Sunday...


hello gorgeous xxx

Fleur Cotton said...

You are a real success story - and in all the doom and gloom it's great to see what you can achieve with dedication, inspiration and good old hard work.

Well Done.

Fleur xx

Erica at Sew So Crafty said...

What an awesome success story ... may you grow from strength to strength (hopefully within your current premises ... hee-hee)