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Walk with me, every step of the way as i try to grow my teeny craft business into something sustainable… watch this space!

The Beginning

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Hello and welcome to my first Blog post.

Ok, that isn’t completely honest. I, like so many of you, have blogged before. Years ago when i travelled around Europe i decided a blog was the best way to keep my family and friends in the know without sending the dreaded ‘group email’. If you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane (my memory that is) the travel blog ‘Travels in a Teacup’ can be found here: http://imogenwilson.wordpress.com/2010/06/ but enough about the past, we are here to talk about the present and this new exciting blog!

…first a bit of background info though…

For the last three years i have been making jewellery and selling it at craft fairs and a handful of shops.

Me at Craft 2.0 in Wellington 2012

Craft 2.0 in Wellington, 2012

In fact the Europe trip mentioned above was how i got started, looking for something that i could make and then sell at fairs to fund the trip (on top of my 9-5 job). While at my first fair i was approached by the owner of a shop and asked if she could stock my creations! The rest as they say is history.

My first stockist Rex Royale, Cuba St, Wellington

My first stockist Rex Royale, Cuba St, Wellington

Fast forward three years and i find myself planning a wedding, planning a honeymoon, stocking ten shops, AND working the Christmas rush at a different 9-5 job (that didn’t challenge me). So i decided to take a leap, a rather large leap, and quit the 9-5 job. To most this wouldn’t be much of a leap, quitting a job ‘so what’ you’re thinking! But my plan went much further than that- i was going to quit and try to support myself on the money i make from my craft business. As if this wasn’t enough of a challenge i planned on putting everything on hold for two months while i went on honeymoon, all the craft business momentum i had worked so hard to build lost while i jet set around Asia.

That brings us roughly up to speed. I returned three days ago from a whirlwind, sweaty trip around sweltering Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and tepid Japan, to freezing, windy Wellington with no ‘job’ but lots of ideas, passion and a belly full of fear.

In this blog i intend to take you along every step of the way as i try to grow my teeny craft business into something sustainable…

…watch this space!

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6 thoughts on “The Beginning

  1. Great! Welcome (back) to blogger-vile, look forward to joining you on your journey. I started our blog with the same idea of writing about our biz journey, fabulous idea. Enjoy the journey!

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