Monday, 24 October 2016

Getting Ready for Christmas

Stunning Christmas Decorations by Ioulia at By Hand Heart

Well, here we are....it is nearly the end of October and I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by! We are getting all geared up for Christmas - it is all go here at Poppy Kitten Designs Towers!

We have a very busy few weeks coming up. We were invited to have a chalet at the Manchester Christmas Markets and very enthusiastically accepted. We are really excited and a little nervous...it is a great opportunity for our little business and we cannot wait!

Ioulia - working from her balcony studio  in Athens
Before all the Christmas madness kicks off, I decided to take a trip to Athens last week - to visit my family and my lovely friend Ioulia. I was very jealous of her gorgeous balcony studio where she can work outdoors nearly all year round, painting her stunning creations. I was particularly taken with how gorgeous her hand painted Christmas decorations are. The main picture at the top is an example of some of her work.

Paw print earrings
We finally got round to launching our brand new website on Friday night! We are really excited with how it all looks. We will still be primarily selling on Etsy but we have also added  range of sourced rings and earrings to compliment our existing range - which we are not allowed to sell on Etsy - so here is our brand new site : Poppy Kitten Designs.

Mermaid keyring

We still have so many products to upload to both shops. Our most recent new makes have been these mermaid keyrings. They are perfect for stocking fillers at £5 each and they have been very popular at craft fairs. They are now available in our Etsy shop. 

Mermaids
Anyway, I best get on with preparing all our stock and getting ready for the Christmas markets....and before that a fair at Harewood House in Leeds. We are both feeling very excited about the next couple of months (and a little scared) but hope this will help our business continue to grow and help make our dreams come true.

Just going to pop over to see Lucy at Handmade Monday and see what others have been up to over the last week or so.