Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Open for Business

At last I have managed to publish my very own website, horray!!

Please check it out for lovely fabric bunting and also my bespoke bunting service.  More products to come soon...

Monday, 25 July 2011

A little project

I'm now late at publishing my website by over a week - perhaps I was a little optimistic in my abilities to build a website.  Ask me about Good Clinical Practice and EU Directives and I could hold my own, even a debate about Charlie & Lola versus Peppa Pig and I could come up with something coherent but start talking HTML, variants and code.....I'm lost.

I'm making small steps every day and getting closer but my enthusiasm is taking a dip.  Couple this with attempting to get Miss L to say goodbye to her dummy is making for a tough time.  In order to try and keep my interest up, I've ordered some lovely faric that I'm hopig will arrive soon and in the meantime, I knocked up a little storage bag for Little Miss L's toys.....don't you hate it when all the little bits get lost at the bottom of the toybox never to be played with again.  Hopefully this should help (and probably explains why my website is late - oopps!)  

Monday, 18 July 2011

The Idea

This all started about 18 months ago when Mr L gave me a sewing machine.  At the time I thought it a bit odd and it sat in it's box for 6 months - then little Miss L's first birthday came up and I decided to make some "Happy Birthday" bunting for her party.  Since then I've been hooked making things for my home.

Returning to work after maternity leave didn't really work out - I had to travel and Mr L's working hours are long and inflexible.  Plus having built a career and then finding it nigh on impossible to find a part time position at the same level I was at previously - I had to take a step back in responsibility and salary.  Probably not an unfamiliar story for most working mothers!  So, I had been racking my brains for an alternative.  I had a brain wave, Mr L said go for it so here I am very close to launching my own business and hopefully making family life a bit easier.

Hope it all goes to plan....

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

My first post!!

My very first post at, well, a little past elevenses as it's taken me a while to get up and running!  So, now we're all here, why read my blog?

6 weeks ago I quit my job to try my hand at running my own business - making simple things to brighten up your home and selling them from my website -  (coming soon!).

Sounds simple.  However, having been an employee for the past 15 + years, going it alone has been a little dauting.  Throw into the mix a toddler fast approaching her second birthday (who it seems has been sick more times in the last 6 weeks than ever before) and a home that doesn't seem to want to run itself - there seems to be a few things going on.

The plan is to share with you the ups and downs of setting up Simple Things whilst also looking after my family and hopefully having the opportunity to try some other creative things.  Hope you enjoy reading.