Or, how to feel more productive and amazing… Everyone’s busy. I get it. We’re all running from one thing to the next, trying to squeeze every ounce in to our day, feeling stressed, harassed and in all honesty, quite a bit deflated by it all. We’re failures! Except, that we’re not… I’ve discovered that byContinue reading “Less is most definitely more”
Category Archives: Behind the Scenes
How to make this website work…
I’d imagined beautiful photographs and curated collections of my products, seasonal selections, news and information, sharing insights in to me and my business. It would be sleek and simple, easy to navigate around, and above all a fun place to hang out.
As you know, I love custom orders – it’s a chance for me to try new designs, new fabrics, and just let my creative side run a bit freer. Although I have a core range of products I’m happy to make tweaks and additions to be able to make something truly special and unique for the client.
My favourite time of day
You may not know, but I absolutely love coffee. Two cups, every morning and never after 12noon (or I’ll be awake all night!?) I have a bit of a morning routine, and coffee is the first thing that I think about in the morning and the last thing at night. I think that I mightContinue reading “My favourite time of day”
Ten things that you maybe don’t know about me…
The very first piece of music that I bought was the 12″ single of Stephen Tin Tin Duffy’s Kiss Me. I still have it after all these years. Before I became the Chief of The Wise Old Owl I worked in an admin managerial role in higher education. It was great fun and a veryContinue reading “Ten things that you maybe don’t know about me…”
Haddington Agricultural Show
My connection to Haddington and East Lothian goes way back. I have relatives on both my mother’s and my father’s side of the family who live and work in the area. Both farmers, I spent much of my childhood in and around the East Lothian countryside, enjoying the long sandy beaches and the rolling green hills. It’s a very special place and holds a very special place in my heart.
Such a lot to do and not much time to do it all in. Here’s a little snap shop of a day (or month) in the lift of The Wise Old Owl. Let’s see how much I actually get done this month…. Write a blog post EVERY week Get ready for the Haddington Agricultural ShowContinue reading “June To-Do-List…”
Feedback and Review
If you are a regular on social media, you’ll often see posts from small businesses talking about a recent piece of feedback or a customer review that they’ve just received. These are invaluable to small creative businesses as they help future customers get a feel for what they should expect both in terms of productContinue reading “Feedback and Review”
TWOO All Wrapped Up
There’s a lot of truth in that Sound of Music Song*… ‘brown paper packages tied up with string…’ These are a few of my favourite things. I love the care and detail that goes in to carefully packaged parcels and gifts. A very dear friend of mine is an absolute expert and birthday and ChristmasContinue reading “TWOO All Wrapped Up”
How am I doing…?
nerve wracking whenever I send out an item to a customer. I never really know if they have recieved it. And then I never really know if they like it. I just have to hope that all has gone well, unless I hear otherwise.