My Bear Paw

I’m often asked where I get my supplies of fabrics from. My stash of fabrics and haberdashery materials. As my business really took off during Lockdown I was pushed in to buying fabrics and haberdashery from on-line stores. I found a couple of really good on-line stores that I now buy from regularly. It’s alwaysContinue reading “My Bear Paw”

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s a perfect opportunity to spoil our mums and let them know that we are grateful for all that they have done and continue to do for us. It’s a chance to treat them and make them feel special. Perhaps you might buy your mum a beautiful bouquet of flowers? Or a special box of chocolates? Maybe a trip to the beautician for a relaxing treat? However you choose to show your love, you’ll know what your mum would like best.

A week in the life of TWOO

There really is no such thing as a typical week in a small business. Every week is different to the previous one, and indeed every day is different too. I always start out the week with a rough plan of what I’m going to achieve and when. Social media takes up a large chunk of the week. It’s a great way to get my product out there and to advertise what I do. But social media requires nurturing and constant attention, always trying to reach people and beat the algorithms.

#aprilandtheartisan

Or a fun Facebook challenge… Throughout the year creatives and artisans take part in Instagram and Facebook monthly challenges. These usually take the form of daily prompts and a hashtag to compile all of the participants. I’ve tried a few of these before, sometimes making it to the end of the month, other times runningContinue reading “#aprilandtheartisan”

It’s all in the name

Or, how The Wise Old Owl came to be… So, long story short… the very first thing that I made was a felt garland to take to my sister Fiona back in autumn 2018, who lives in Somerset. It was a garland made up of motifs of where they live, so it had an appleContinue reading “It’s all in the name”