Just to let you know I am still alive, I am not managing to do much crafting at the moment because of setting up our business. It is slow going at the moment but things are starting to take shape. We now have a half built website, not yet published, and a Facebook page for it too, the link for which is in the side bar.
We are going to look at some equipment this afternoon which will allow us to print ribbons, with any message we want, which is quite exciting. Assuming we purchase it, once we have seen its capabilities, we will be printing a standard range of messages but then everyone will be able to order personalised ribbons for themselves. The printing is done with foil, of which there are about 12 colours, and of course there are many ribbon colours so you can create a lot of combinations to suit the project you want it for. The great thing is you can print any length from a few centimetres to 50 metres so it will cover any project big or small. This will be great for crafters but also for cake makers, florists, weddings and all sorts of other areas.
Last Sunday I went to the biggest craft trade fair in the UK at the NEC. It was brilliant. I was like a kid in a toy shop. I came away with some brilliant ideas for us to stock in our on-line shop.... but first I have to wait for the website. So watch this space.
I'll be back soon with further updates.... and hopefully a crafted project or two too!