My favourite “pin” today…

If I had the time and could hand make everything in my shop, this would be one of the products I would make…

Christmas DIY

Martha Stewart DIY

These would look so cute on the mantel, on the tree or as part of a table centrepiece.  You can find the DIY here…Martha Stewart…Homemade House.

This week I’ve been setting up my Facebook page, pinning in Pinterest (which not only gives me inspiration for products but reminds me why I’m opening the shop…you can follow me here…The Holiday Shoppe on Pinterest), working on my logo, looking into the best eCommerce site to set my shop up on and have consulted my accountant on registering the business!  I’ve been pretty busy but still feel I’m making little progress as, until the business is registered, I can’t purchase stock and, while I’m going through the set-up process, I don’t have time to make any handmade stock!  Never mind that I also decided to get into this during school holidays so also have the 5 children to entertain.  I don’t think that I’ve ever been quite so sure about something though and that’s certainly keeping me motivated!

Come join me on my journey, give me advice if you have it or just give me some encouragement.  I look forward to posting as I go…

Mx

Advertisements

A little about my dream…

I think this must be one of the most difficult periods of getting this home business off the ground…building my online presence while no one knows I exist, getting a business case together to make sure I’m a viable business, no stock to spruik yet, 5 kids to look after, completing the business registration process and looking for the ‘right’ suppliers. I’m sticking to my guns though, I will get this little shop up and running!

I have a clear idea of what I want to sell, I just have to find the people and convince them that I can sell their stock.  It’s probably best that I’m looking overseas as most of this happens after all the kids have gone to bed! As I said before, I have 5 children aged 9, 8, 3, and 1 year old twins. I’m loving being home with them but need something to keep me busy as well. Looking to go back to work in July as a Business Analyst but would love to be able to stay home, be there for my kids and run my own little business. So, I decided to start up what I have wanted to do for so many years…

I’m going to stock handmade decorations, those holiday items that are hard to find in Australia and confectionary which I’ll do for the holidays throughout the year rather than just Christmas. This blog is to keep me on track and will eventually show decorating and wrapping tips, upcoming trends for each season and DIY instructions for beautiful things you can make yourself. Soon I’ll be sending out my feelers for those beautiful handmade holiday items that I know are out there and looking for guest bloggers to give DIY tips. I wish I could do them all myself but, to be honest, while I get everything else up and running, time will be at a premium!

Come join me on my journey, give me advice if you have it or just give me some encouragement.  I look forward to posting as I go…