There are thousands of small craft businesses around these days but all are very unique. I don't just mean we sell different things, I mean in the way we run them. Some are run by a small team but many, like mine, are just managed by one person who wears lots of different hats.
We all bring our own unique thoughts and ideas into what we do and the world of crafts is a great place to experiment with them. Values instilled into us as children suddenly become an essential part of what we do. Experiences through life shape how we react to problems and surprises. Wow that all sounds a bit deep - let me tell you what I mean:-
My Dad was in the army, and although we lost him when I was still quite young, he has left me with a sense of discipline and organisation. Even though there is only me to run Glitterwitch, I have everything documented and filed very neatly in matching ring binders on the shelves in my office. All my beads are stored in neat little boxes, labelled and arranged on the shelves in numerical order of the stock number. Is that all a bit over the top? Well, my thoughts are that when my business really takes off (any day now) I will be ready ! I could take on someone to help me and they would know what to do right away.
I am sure you all have your own quirky way of doing things - which is great! We love "different", life would be very boring if we were all the same. So we must all embrace our uniqueness and keep the craft world interesting and exciting.
On a different note, the longest day is now behind us and so, (in my eyes anyway) we are on the countdown to Christmas. There will be items going on the website each week to help you with your Christmas Crafting - see there I go again, being organised in advance!
I will leave you with my favourite Christmas quote:
When you stop believing in Santa, you get underwear for Christmas!