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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Behind the scenes - January

I thought you might like to see what I get up to during the month and what my job running my little shop looks like. So at the end of each month I plan to do a round up on the blog. It's helpful for me too to look back and see how much has happened just in a few weeks. Here's what I've achieved so far in 2015.

January starts off as a pretty quiet month for sales, so I use the time to catch up on admin after the crazy Christmas rush. My stock and sales spreadsheet is up to date, my finances are done and my tax return is submitted. Not very exciting but it needs to be done.

I also use the quieter months to prep stock. Most of my orders are personalised so I can't make up too much in advance but I can prep all the different parts I use regularly. So I've made up a stack of notebook inserts, travel journal back covers and wedding card blanks all ready to be personalised.

I've added a new range of cards to my shop made from some lovely kraft card. And I've started designing some new notebooks too.

The blog is ready for the new year and I made myself a snazzy social media and blog planner using a printable calendar from Miss Tiina. My aim this year is to be a bit more organised and schedule posts in advance rather than doing everything last minute. We'll see how it goes!

And I made the decision to retire some of my older designs to freshen up my shop a bit and make space for something new. I always find it hard to do this as I feel sad that I won't get to make these any more. If you'd like to grab yourself a bargain I'm selling off the remaining stock at less than half price.

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