This week has been my first 'normal' week since closing-down my shop (without having Christmas or anything much else to think about, except trying to get into a new work routine) and I've been going slightly stir crazy!
I suppose I am missing my shop and realise I'm at home most of the time now with no one to talk to! I'm sure I'll adjust, but will have to get over the cabin fever first! ;-))
I know some of you have noticed that I've been making changes to my blog - I'm hoping the new look will sum up better my style. My on-line shop will have the same look when it's all been coded too. I'm also getting new business cards printed to tie-in and have been covering postage boxes in old sheet music to give a cohesive feel.
I wanted my on-line presence to have a more grown up look, as my old blog and site had become very dated. (Very 1990's I was told by my daughter!) Both had been neglected whilst I had the tie of the shop for the past 5 years...At the time it had to be number one, with so many bills to pay to keep my head above water (having a shop is a huge commitment)...Much as I had wanted to keep my on-line shop going, hard as I tried, I just couldn't juggle the demands it required.
I feel I have lost contact with so many lovely people I once knew very well through my on-line shop and blog. I've now had to say good-bye to lots of other lovely people I got to know through the bricks and mortar business too.
I'll start rebuilding and as ever will work hard to create and source lots of special new products.
I hope to launch my new look website next week - It will be an on-line shop which I shall be able to add to regularly, so once live, I hope you will enjoy checking in now and then when you have the time.
There will also be a list of vintage fairs I'll be attending, which I shall add to as I get booked-in. The first fair for 2015 is the V&H Vintage Jumble at Box on February 28th. I'm using it as an opportunity to offer a lot of my shop's stock for sale at bargain prices.
The photos I've added to this post are ones I shared about two years ago. Last year, when we put our house on the market, I packed a lot of my collections away in preparation for viewings. After putting those plans on-hold for a while, the house still doesn't fee like ours, as it lacks the personality I feel it once did...Hence there are few photo opportunities at home these days.
I'd love to move into a new (old!) home this year, so we'll see how things work out this time...
If you can find it in your heart to stick with me on my blog page, you will always be most welcome...I've missed you!
Have a lovely weekend,