It’s been a busy few weeks since the Babywearing Expo. I want to thank everyone who dropped into my stall at the Expo, for the positive response to my work, and for the orders that have been keeping me busy! You certainly brought a smile to my face and a renewed energy to the business. Orders have been coming in from other areas too, and I’m always amazed and humbled by those who ask me to make hats when they haven’t seen my work other than online. To have such trust placed in me to make something they will (hopefully) like, when they’ve never seen one of my hats, is just incredible.
Now that I’ve nearly caught up with orders, I’m turning my thoughts towards what needs to be done next. I will be dropping off some wrap hats and headbands at Tinoki soon, hopefully next week. I’m also getting ready for my next market, the Kingston Arts Makers Market. This is an evening market (4 – 9 pm) on December 7 at the Kingston City Hall in Moorabbin, Melbourne. Entry is free and there will be more than 50 stalls to browse and entertainment as well. My wonderful friend Stephanie from Silvergum Photography will be sharing a stall with a photographer friend. She worked on my stall at the Babywearing Expo and I am grateful for her help. She would love to have people drop in to say hello, so if you’re at the market don’t forget to visit us both!
I have also recently done a lot of work on the website updating information and working on shipping costs. I now have different shipping rates depending on what is purchased, with smaller items being posted at a cheaper rate to the flat rate for hats and bigger items. There is also a Local Pickup option and even a Cash on Delivery option with the Local Pickup. Thanks to my lovely husband for helping sort this out.
I can feel the year drawing to an end. My little one turns 4 in just a few weeks, my 5-year-old is close to finishing his first year of school (he’s looking forward to the holidays already), and the Christmas craziness is just around the corner! Where did the year go?