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Surprise Packages!

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Surprise Packages!

Launched my new subscription service this week and wow ! it's been a bit of a roller coaster. First there was the organisation which ordinarily I love, but there was the underlying dread of failure. What if no one subscribes, what if I can't fulfill the orders, what if they don't like the product, and then tell everyone on Facebook how much they hate it! ?? Well none of that happened and it went really well. My first subscribers were my already greatest fans so I had their support and actually through my wobbles I knew them well enough to...

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New this week 22nd August 2017

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New this week 22nd August 2017

Lots of new stuff going on at Olganna HQ at the moment. Aprons for chefs big and small and hats to top off the look. We have surprise boxes on the way too. I'm actually so nervous as I get the products together, there are things I've not thought of and I only hope each month is not like this! I'm sure I'll get used to it and improve my planning by 100% !  But greatest news this week is that I'm being stocked in another shop. A new shop is Glossop is opening and I've taken a full display -...

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Hope Marketing! A big NO NO!

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Hope Marketing! A big NO NO!

As usual I'm hit and miss with my entire business, but I've had family illnesses to contend with and I've had to prioritise that. It's left me feeling a bit like I'm at the bottom of a huge hill and the path is difficult. But I guess that's being in business and I suppose it will always be that way. I just need to start. That's the key. Build some momentum and in turn the path will become clear.  So I've tried lots of FB advertising this week to get my reach up to 13,000. It's cost a lot but...

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Mallorca Magic.

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Mallorca Magic.

Whilst in Mallorca I managed to find a textile factory, one of what are believed to be the only three Ikat factories in the world. All of them are on that island. So I arranged a visit and took a couple of buses to Pollenca. Juan was a wonderful guide! I took full advantage of the day to myself, walking to Calvary past the crosses on the way and to the pretty church at the top where a wedding was taking place. The 360 steps down were a bit of a bind in the midday heat so I rewarded myself...

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Getting My S**t Together

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Getting My S**t Together

I've only gone and sorted a brand ID out after 4 years in the biz. I've got a colour pallette, some fonts and some creativity back. I can't tell you how pleased I am to finally get this stuff sorted. And wonder - what's held me back?  Who cares?? I'm not thinking about that now, I'm thinking about forward. And it's all systems go!  I've been listening / reading / learning from all the super top handmade / marketing / social networking people I can find on the internet and feel inspired / happy / positive.  So move over black...

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