Well not sure where the last two months went to! We've done a variety of events but perhaps the highlights have been the commercial orders and the pop-up shop.
We had an unsolicited order for 640 christmas decorations for a major high street retailer who is going to display them as part of its christmas decorations in its food halls in 16 stores. All of the same style we got the order out on time and delivered it to the distribution centre in Thetford a day early. We can't tell you who it was until November 4th, so watch this space or our Facebook page.
We've also had trade orders for varieties of dried fruit christmas decorations from a local garden centre at Chaddesley Corbett near Kidderminster and a major farm shop on the A435 at Wythall. The products are on display and there have already been some sales so we are excited about this and hopeful of some further orders.
On top of all this we have opened up a pop-up craft and gift shop in Rubery B45. With 6 other traders under the banner of The Perfect Gift we are open 10-4 Mondays to Saturday. First 4 weeks have gone very well with trade expected to get busier as we get towards Christmas. We've even got more people who want to come in with us if any of the current traders pull out! If you are in the area why not pop in and say hello.
On top of all this we have a series of events coming up for the busiest time of the year so we are busy making new stock - and we've just launched the Christmas shop on the website. Fortunately our new stock of dries fruit arrived a few days ago so the house is smelling lovely!
We are next out at Bewdley Pumpkin day on Saturday. This was a fabulous event last year and we'll be by the river on Severnside North in our orange topped gazebo, hoping the rain keeps away.
Till the next time