A sprint towards the finish line

  

The last few months have been filled and the last weeks in particular have been crammed to bursting.




Right now my days are filled with linen and Liberty.  Tissue paper and postage bags and weekends filled with fairs.

Interspersed, of course, with all the family stuff, that end of term flurry, Sports Day and Leaver Service.



Amongst all of the chaos there have been some wonderful moments and as I look back on the last year (because it would seem that the child within me is never quite able to move on from pacing myself according to the academic year) I feel a flutter of pride and happiness over some of my very own achievements.
 



In June I made time to attend the Not On The High Street partners meeting and I felt truly part of something.  It was very apparent that the majority of Not On The High Street businesses are run by women and it was incredibly empowering to be amongst all those creative, passionate and inspiring women.  Being in that room felt like a marvellous validation of my business, it made it feel so very real.  As I review my year I cannot quite believe how far I have come and, as a result of that, how much further I have set my sights.
 
 


Holly and Sophie, the founders of Not On The High Street, have written a business book.  I placed it on pre-order weeks ago, but then, to my delight, I received an unexpected signed copy.  So, I have a spare book to give away.  Let me tell you, it is a very good book.  There is plenty of excellent business advice and information but what strikes me in particular is that this is very much a book for women, the information is pertinent to both sexes but will particularly inspire women.  It will make you want to do things and tell you how to do them.





So what are you waiting for?  Do you have a kernel of an idea?  An itch that needs scratching?  Are you ready to jump in head first?  If you would like the opportunity to win a copy of Build a Business from Your Kitchen Table  , just leave me a comment on this post and I will pop the names in a hat.  You can tell me about your business dreams and wishes if you like or keep it quiet if you prefer.






And I have to tell you, that all of these pictures are taken on my very own kitchen table.  The place where I wrap my orders, feed my family, photograph products, help with homework, chat with friends and make wishes and dreams.

I will leave comments open until next Wednesday, 25th July.

Comments

Hollyrolly said…
Would love this book to kick start me off!
ALoadofOldTat said…
Good for you. Absolutely adore your products.
little homebird said…
I'd love to be added to the draw to be in with a chance of winning this book!! Your pics are always amazing!

Ali
x
Gigibird said…
Please can you enter me into the draw - I have very confused thoughts about making and selling but I guess basically I'd like to sell what I make and not spend anytime on promoting which I think is where I fall down.
Gina said…
Congratulations on making a successful business from what you make Rebecca(I love my Kindle case). I'm still trying to find a focus to what I do so this book sounds like it could offer good advice.
Elizabeth said…
I will forever look to the academic year's beginning as well. Who would think to start anew in the depths of winter? Summer ends and it's time to get down to business.
Congratulations on being successful on Not on High Street.
Frances said…
How fortunate I feel to have read this post this evening. I am in the very early stages of preparing some sort of next life stage, making use of past experiences, in a way that will allow me to market some of my creations.

I would be delighted to have a copy of the book that you mention.

Meanwhile, I applaud you on your successes so far, and wish you many more in the future.
We're just in the middle of relocating purely so I can kick start my own (second) business. A book like this would be fab to encourage us on the way, thanks for the chance to win!
Kai said…
Love the pictures!

I have so many ideas, it's narrowing them down to what I can actually achieve. I would love to be able to dabble in each one, but need to find the right focus and at least start with one..
Jen Walshaw said…
I would love this book. I am sure it is a great read
fluffydog said…
Wow what a lovely giveaway.

Morag x
kim said…
I am so happy for you that your business has taken off. It is quite an accomplishment and one of which you should be proud. Congrats!
anna said…
i'd like to be in with a chance please.
i make and sell through etsy and local fairs but still feel like i'm playing at it rather than running a business, which is silly really as the tax man thinks it's a business ;)
Else said…
As someone who has finally seen your products (and you!) in person, and felt pretty inspired by the encounter to 'just get out there and do it', I definitely need to be included in the draw so that I can figure out just what to get out there and do!!

Else.
dottycookie said…
Huge congratulations - you've achieved this year what I had intended to do but have not yet managed. Perhaps I should think in terms of the next academic year :-) That book does sound very useful indeed.
Mumintroll said…
Love the pictures!
I would love this book
Kari said…
I don't need the book, so don't enter me in the draw. I just wanted to encourage you in your own business ventures because your products are so beautiful. As is your blog.
Ali said…
I am so pleased to see how well things have gone for you this year - there's something truly exciting about watching someone's dreams turning into reality.
In fact, if I think about it, my ideal business would be as a cheerleader for crafters with previously hidden talents. Wonder if there's really a business to be made in that....
the Lady said…
Oh... I'd love a copy of this book! Thanks for sharing.
Huge congratulations :D

I have dreams for knitsofacto and I'd love a chance to win the book, thank you :D
Anonymous said…
Love the sound of this book as I have been playing with a few ideas for some time now - please enter my name in the hat! And keep up the blog as I love it... Tikisunrise
driftwood said…
congratulations on your wonderful year, and what a generous giveaway x
dragonfly said…
I am so very pleased for you, many congratulations. Your enthusiasm is positively buzzing out of my screen, it's wonderful.
I have dreams, so perhaps that book would help. I also have a kitchen table that is often lonely!
honeypumpkin said…
what a wonderful inspiration you are! thank you for the chance at a great giveaway too... my dreams are needing a push for sure!
yvette said…
I love your photos of your sewing, I would love a copy of this book too.
randomramblings said…
I love your blog - so inspiring and lovely photos too!
The book sounds brilliant.
Pat said…
That sounds like an really inspring book. I'd love a copy - might actaully get me off my butt and doing something!
oh yes please, I would very much like to have the chance to win a copy of this book. It could be very helpfull! fingers crossed! Heather x
Anonymous said…
If your tween is into paint-ball you can take everyone to
play paint-ball. Even Halloween parties with the very best Halloween costumes can get dry after everyone's seen the costumes to be seen and passed out the candy to the beggars. Cranberry studios developed this sequel while publisher Anaconda brings it to you in stores.

Feel free to surf to my web site - american
Anonymous said…
On Sunday nights Erin Jaimes hosts a blues jam where anyone from Alan
Haynes to Gary Clark, Jr. * Team answer sheets - Basically a grid lined A4 type sheet with
answer write in numbered boxes and a line on top for the team name.
Her father, Bruce Paltrow, produced the critically acclaimed TV series that
is considered the precursor to many medical shows today, St.


Also visit my website - Great Pub Quiz Names
Anonymous said…
In other words, they go against the grain of the careers their parents had.
Local country clubs are offering trivia fun for
as little as forty dollars per couple. Theme Format:
It is almost like standard format of the pub quiz.

Also visit my weblog: clever pub quiz names

Popular Posts