Wednesday 11 January 2012

Spreading the word...

With Christmas already a distant blur it's full steam ahead in my little studio with lots of orders flying in, shame they are not delivered by owls, just imagine that!

I  have been looking at my business and seeing ways to help it grow.  It is easy to focus so much on making and dealing with orders that you can lose sight of marketing.  This year I am going to be working hard on spreading the "Bumpkin" word and have already started to write press releases and sent a few out to start the year as I mean to go on ;)  I'm thrilled to say that this has already resulted in some really kind online press, firstly with the newly found, Bespoke Magazine, for the creative and crafty!  I was delighted to find it and am thrilled to say they have just featured one of my Embroidery Patterns on their Blog.

Also if you love parties then whizz over to the fabulous Les Enfants Blog for a post about all the exciting trends myself and others are predicting for this year.

Despite the very mild winter we are having here the days are very grey and gloomy but they are brightened creating items like this "Primrose Bunny" party set  for a little girl's 1st Birthday, hopping all the way to Australia.

Looking at those cupcakes makes me think it's time for a cup of Tea!
See you back here again soon, thanks so much for visiting,
I love all your comments.


Leaff Design said...

Gorgeous Catherine, and very well done on your press releases, that is fantastic! You must be so thrilled... x

Lyn said...

Well done Catherine and I'm really pleased for you:o)) Keep up the good work as I'm always taking a nosey:o))
Take care and have a good day.
Hugs Lyn x

Tatkis said...

Your designs are so sweet and cute, good luck in growing!


Georgianna said...

Press releases are very powerful – so glad you are using them to get the word out about all your wonderful products. Wishing you great expansion in 2012, Catherine!!

...Nina Nixon... said...

Happy New Year Catherine - sorry it's a little late!

And thank you for all your kind words - they mean an awful lot to me. Here's to 2012 - hope it's a good one.

take care,

Nina x

Rachel said...

Thank you so much Catherine for the beautiful Primrose Bunny items for my little one's first birthday. We can't wait to receive them and I know they are going to be a big hit with all our friend's and family.

Tracy said...

Best Wishes as Bumpkin takes off more & more, Catherine! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. I'm hosting a Valentine Swap and Giveaway, stop by to see if you'd like to join in.

Vicki Boster said...

Catherine- I am so happy for the success you have achieved with your business- well deserved!! I adore this photo of your embroidery! May I borrow it for my blog? I'd love to place it on my sidebar and create a link to your blog-- maybe it will bring you some new business!

Sending hugs-

Bumpkin Hill said...

Hi Vicki, that would be very kind, no problem using my image. I am having problems with my email at the moment but will chat again soon. Catherine x

Di said...

Hi Catherine, great work and I love Bespoke Zine! A great little mag full of goodies! Keep up the good work and hugs from Di at Woollybuttbears :0)

Unknown said...

OMG - this is so good. I'm utterly impressed - I love the embroidery designs they are delicious!

Heather - Chickabug said...

Catherine, your illustrations and patterns are so utterly charming! I'm a huge fan of Beatrix Potter and you capture that same spirit so beautifully. : )