A brand new year!

Posted by Red Ruby Rose Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year! I'm feeling revved up and ready to go and am very happy indeed to put 2012 in a box marked 'not to be repeated'. Lots of new plans and design ideas for the weeks ahead and it's so nice to be forging forward again.


To kick things off, I ordered some of Golly Bard's wonderful dragonfly fabric before Christmas and it arrived super quick from the US. She's such a talent, hope to order a few more in the coming months.

On the business front I have decided to go back to basics and concentrate on what I like most, and that is selling directly from my Etsy, UK and Dawanda shops rather than continuing wholesale. There's something lovely about selling individually and hearing people's stories about who they are buying for, or the reason for choosing a certain bag. It is more personal and feels a little more wholesome. I've also dropped my prices. I'm not sure how long I can hold them at $75 for a standard clutch as materials seem to increase every time I reorder but I felt over the last year that as my prices crept up to allow for wholesale that my work became less affordable so I'm hoping this new price is workable at least short term.

I'll be hosting a giveaway later this week too so more details on that very soon.