It's hard to believe that Shabby Cottage Studio has been in business a full year come Oct. 2! This time last year I was working frantically trying to make sure I had everything done and ready for the Grand Opening. I had spent the end of last summer working on setting up the website and the learning curve was steep at times, but I persevered, got past the frustrations, the feelings of being stupid and the I'm NEVER going to get this!" protestations about "all things technology based".
And now it's been a year and I feel like, although I still have so much more to learn about "all things technology based" and it wasn't always easy, with a lot of hard work and many, many...many hours sitting in front of this screen, tap, tap, tapping those keys.....I did it! I got my business up, running and growing. And I plan on continuing to grow. I always tell myself, it will be what it is meant to be, when it is supposed to be. LOL
But for all the hard work I've done behind the scenes, none of this could be possible without you my dear friends and customers! Through all this I've had the hands of friendship extended to me, I've had people trust that I will do what I say I will do, I've had people be kind and generous. I've had customer's give me the most marvelous compliments from their hearts. I've been inspired beyond belief by the people I meet. And so I want to say thank you. Such two little humble words with a whole lot of meaning behind them.
I wish I could invite you all here to the real Cottage for huge blowout party. But since I can't, next week I'm running a 25% Off Everything Sale at Shabby Cottage Studio the store, and Free Give Aways here on the blog and I will be including a free gift with every purchase!
Here is a peek at the Blog giveaway. A mega huge collage pack filled with lots and lots of goodies. Next week I"ll give you a bigger peek at the inside. ;-) And I'm not giving away just one...uh uh...I'm giving away one for every day the sale runs! Which means come Monday Oct 6 I will pull 4 names and each one will receive one of these packs!
And now for our free TGIF image I leave you with this wonderful ad from the late 1890's for some very fashionable bonnets.
As always I wish everyone a marvelous, happy weekend!