Saturday, 25 August 2012

Room with a view...

My sexy compression stockings that were too big for my small feet...
View to the ocean from my hospital bed... pretty special!
Just popping by to once again explain my absence from this blog... previously it was due to working behind-the-scenes on business related stuff and I was making good progress until things got interrupted as I had to have major surgery...

I had surgery on Wednesday 8/8 and went home on Sunday 12/8 and am still on the slow road to recovery... so incredibly frustrating as I'm not good with too much down time. I like to keep busy and more so I really wanted to keep making head-way with all the business stuff I was working on.

I even had my new fabrics arrive (new designs) and can't play with them yet... but will start to do so soon. I think I was a bit unrealistic about how much I could do after surgery and I've had a big surprise as to how laid-up I've been...

I need to do a big photo-shoot of the products I had been working on before surgery but as I can't lift anything for a few weeks that will have to wait. So until I have more interesting things to share here I will probably be lying low on the blog side of things :(

Thursday, 2 August 2012

By chance...

It's funny how things happen... usually in a Celestine Prophecy kind of way, in that often when you put something out there you can start to get the answers you are looking for... you come across them seemingly by chance...

For me, this came in the form of reading this great little article in Adore Home on Heather Moore of the successful Skinny laMinx label (starts p33).

Just recently I was talking about possible ways to market and promote your business and said that sometimes it's best to hand it over to people who are good at doing what they do so you can focus on doing what you are good at... like I have done with my bookkeeping... well Heather has said pretty much the same things I did:

"After having tried to do everything myself for too long, I realised that the key to having an enjoyable and well run business is to employ fabulous people. We all have our areas of expertise, which means I can get on and do what I do best, which is designing."

Because you so often don't get an insight into how other people run their business or market and promote them, it's nice to be able to get a glimpse every so often. Even though I haven't employed anyone to date, it certainly has crossed my mind as something that would be beneficial to the business... definitely food for thought.