Friday, December 18, 2009

Wow looks like next year will be just as busy

For those readers who don't know, we actually started our arts business as a supplement to our shop - In 2008 we purchased a frame shop and gallery in Melbourne, which is how the 4 of us started in business together, we thought that we had all bases covered, the artist, the accountant, the IT guy and the manufacturer, but buy did we under estimate how much work goes into owning your own business!!!

Some 18 months on, and I think we have found our feet, so much so in fact that we are going to be opening our second shop!!!

We are just so excited, it is like it is Christmas morning here in the Almon, O'Day and Pawley households!!!

Stay tuned for more details, but we are already playing our swanky invitation only launch and many other great ideas!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wow what a month we have had so far, we did our very first Finders Keepers market in Sydney and it truely was an event to be seen, shopping and wine should always go hand in hand I think!
Thankfully Simon came with me to Sydney to help man the store, which was very lucky as we were so busy that I don't think I would have survived if he hadn't been there. It was nice to see the new products that we have just launched be sold so quickly, with our new Alice in Wonderland frames selling out on the first day (stay tuned for some exciting news about a national magazine set to do a feature on these little designs!)

This was the first chance that we have had to introduce our products to Sydney and it was so nice to see how popular and well received they were. So many of our paper forest range run out of their editions, my personal favourite Murder has now sold out and has been discontinued...

Angeline has been frantically cutting out the new Anatomica designs, we didn't think that they would be as popular as they were, so I am very thankful that we got them finished in time to show, this owl design was a particular hit with only a couple left to go before it too is discontinued...

So for anyone that missed Finders Keepers, please make sure you get along to the next event - we managed to get all of our Christmas shopping done over the two days - not a small feat given our picky families!

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