Wow, what a year 2013 has been! Lillipop Jewellery has attended 21 events; some fun and incredibly successful, some so badly organised I'm amazed they even happened, but all a learning experience. I've endured the frustration of outdoor events; freezing*, with winds blowing stock everywhere, rain dripping and damaging my work, mixed with the pleasure of meeting and chatting** with customers, selling my work and gaining feedback. Alongside this I've managed to completely revamp my website and get my work into 2 galleries. Not a bad start to the my first really focussed year.
Having experienced all of this, there are now greater ambitions for Lillipop Jewellery next year, I'm already applying to get into bigger and better events in 2014, along with more shops and galleries, plus I've been invited to do a workshop in March too (so watch this space).
So the last thing to say really is thank you - to everyone who supported the business (and me personally). Here's to an even more successful 2014!
And yes, tonight I am going to party like it's 1999! Happy New Year everyone.
*mum, I promise not to make you attend any freezing cold outdoor events next year - I'll force hubby to come instead ;)
**those that have met me at events will have probably spotted that I usually leave the talking to my mum or husband but I do try!