* Best Local Activity for Children aged 5-12
*Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Children aged 5-12
* Best New Activity for Children...
* Best Childrens Party Entertainment
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We will be running a week long celebration in the studio to celebrate a year in the studio and six years with Angels & Butterflies. Check out our facebook page www.facebook.com/angelsandbutterfliesdesigns
The Year couldnt be possible without a few massive Thank You's
My Building Buddies from Scream Hair Studio
My customers old, returning and new,
Everyone who has attended or taught a workshop with us
All the children who have celebrated or helped celebrate at our craft parties,
Everyone who has shared, tweeted or spread the word about our little studio
Lucy for stepping in & running parties in my abscence
To everyone who has left us fabulous reviews
Bronte for being my right hand girl
Izzy, Lauren, Em & Sophie for helping out at bigger events,
Catherine for being my sounding block & listening, for your cheerful texts and being my friend,
My Dad for being proud of me and giving me help and support,
My Angels for watching over me, Mum & Grandma Mary
Thanks to everyone for being there and making this work for me, January and February last year was a time i'd rather forget and was a big risk taking the studio forward, one im starting to see has paid off and cant remember when I last said I love My Job
Look out for a week of give aways, competitions & special offers on our facebook page www.facebook.com/angelsandbutterfiesdesigns
We are moving .... yes that's right we have a fab new studio opening on the 28th March. we have a much bigger property on the 1st Floor of 10 Main Street Garforth, Scream Hair Studio will occupy the ground floor too, its all very exciting and we hope you will pop and see us, we have the Grand Opening on the 28th March.
New Tutors we now have on board a number of tutors teaching some amazing workshops at the studio, Rachel - Knitting & Crochet John - Art Karen - Sewing Anthea - Felting Nic & Lisa - Card Making
Saturday 28th March 9.30am - 4.30pm We would like to invite you to our Grand Opening loads of special opening offers and Princess Elsa will be making an appearance throughout the day with goodies for the little ones, Hope you can make it
We would also like to hear from you ......... What do you want to learn ? Do you want to book a party ? Are you looking for Craft Supplies ? Are you looking for a Special Gift ? Let us know we would love to help
October 13th 2013
This time last Year ........
A Year ago today after a few emails I ventured into a shop called Fabrication with a bag full of my handmade jewellery under my arm. It was with a few nerves & anxiety, as I didn’t really know what to expect and wondering if my products would be good enough to be alongside some amazingly talented people. Could I really do this.....
My friends were surprised at my nerves and lack of confidence even though I had been running my business for just over 2 years, this was a new venture for me and a little unknown as Dawn had only got the keys 4 days before the shop was due to open so on entering to set up my display things were a little hectic with just a day to the grand opening, I usually go with instinct and it felt right, no one looked at my designs and showed me the door so all was good. I signed up initially for 8 weeks to see how it went. A Year on & I am so glad that I decided to contact Dawn Wood and ask if I could rent space and be part of the Social Enterprise scheme called Fabrication,
As a social enterprise Scheme it enables sellers to sell within a City Centre Location. All the work is by local crafters and makers with the sellers managing the hours by volountering, as we all sell each other’s work it means I have learnt so much about others crafts too and still get a kick on entering the shop and seeing new items and new sellers in the shop. Plus im paying much less than an average craft fair stall to cover my rent and have my designs on display for 7 days a week, Initially we had a 6 month lease and for a few weeks in April things were a little uncertain until the Light decided we should stay and extended our lease for 12 months.
For me it wasn't ever about making massive sales and as long as I was covering my costs I was happy, it was more about growing as person and a business and having a city centre location to sell my products and to be able to tell people where they could see and purchase my designs. Although I would love my own shop it’s just not financially viable maybe one day in the meantime fabrication gives me the opportunity to be part of a shop.
I have learnt so much since last October and sell alongside some amazingly talented people that I can call my friends. I have grown as a person and learnt so much, plus I’m happy to say my sales have been very good too although profits tend to get spent on more beads. It also enabled me to test the market with new designs to see what sells & what doesn't and get advice/feedback from other crafters and share myexperiences too. I am happy to be part of what is now referred to as the “Fab Family”
For those that know me well I’ve had a difficult couple of year with illness and being able to switch off the outside world and focus on the shop for a few hours has been so helpful, I want to personally thank Dawn & the rest of the “fab family” for their help, friendship and support.
I am so looking forward to the next year. Please visit the shop we are in the Light Leeds, I’m sure you will love it as much as I do. There is something for everyone and it’s lovely to see so many returning customers.