So you may have noticed a little menu tab up top called a terrific year, and if you hadn’t, you probably have now.
A few months ago, I had the idea to create a planner that integrated with the social media that most of us are so fond of and the terrific year planner was born.
I was really keen to create a ‘hub’, where people using the planners and playing along could check out what everyone else was up to – not just searching hashtags on individual social media sites, but all in one place.
After a lot of scouring the internet for plugins (I’m a wordpress addict, so basically if it doesn’t integrate with that then I don’t want to hear about it) I came across tintup.com
First things first, it’s bloody gorgeous. Technology websites these days are tending towards being much less boring + often quite fancy but everything about their site makes me smile and feel the need to immediately part with money.
Secondly, it was so easy. I was putting the task of setting it all up off because I was convinced it would take me days as a novice website owner, but it’s a breeze. Even adding it as a tab to my Facebook page was clear cut – despite having to sign up as a developer (which makes me feel like a fraud) it was all so clearly mapped out and just worked.
Obviously most people reading this haven’t also set up an interactive calendar, so you might be thinking it’s not going to come in that handy. But WRONG, it’s only the best thing ever for showing a stream of people talking about your brand. Hey, even Sanrio use it, how cool is that?! Now I’m just beginning trying to encourage the customers that enjoy my work to share it using the hashtag #veronicadearly and as if by magic it will all appear in one stream (and will make me feel all warm inside.)
Seriously, tint – I love it.
I’ll stop now.
Holy cheese. So apparently Christmas has finished now and Valentines Day is the next big thing that all the hipster folk are talking about in their fancy coffee shops.
As I’m a romantic (or incredibly sarcastic, I can’t tell which) I’ve gone completely valentines crazy and designed cards like a crazy woman.
This is your slightly-more-than-a-month-to-go warning for Fathers Day everyone! And hopefully you will have no need to leave gift buying until the last minute because these are definitely the things you are looking for. Imagine how organised you will feel when you have a card & present sorted a whole MONTH before the day?!
For the egg eating/tea drinking father figure in your life I have a Dad (or Daddy if your little ones are getting in on the action) You’re a Very Good Egg mug. Because Mums are definitely not the only good eggs around.
And if he’s not a big tea drinker but is still a good egg, why not tell him with this fun card, which again is available to Dad or Daddy?
And in case you want remind your Dad of the long and amazing journey he has thus far been on with you, I have drawn it ALL out on the front of a card. How can he not be overwhelmed by his achievement when it’s right there in black and white.
And if he needs a more permanent reminder, of course I have a mug for that too! (Can you see a pattern? I really like mugs.)
This sales pitch is over (until my new MUGS arrive! Yeah I know…) and I promise I will blog some more general usefulness soon.
So I don’t know if you’ve had a little browse in my shop recently but there are some new things I’m rather pleased with.
Saying thank you doesn’t need to be dull now with these reasonably cute ‘Thanks Without End’ cards featuring a rather handsome little snake.
But if you’re a bit Indiana Jones and snakes aren’t your fave, I can cater for you too. I know, it’s a real niche but I’m well prepared.
All thank you cards come as single cards and also in sets of 6, perfect for after birthdays, weddings, new babies, anytime that you’ve been really spoilt and want to let everyone know that you appreciate their kindness.
So I’m really excited to be taking part in the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza
this Sunday 24th in Birmingham, will I see you there?
What happens when three slightly mad wedding suppliers come together?
They hatch a crazy plan….that’s what!! When Sassy (Assassynation), Jo
(Couture Company) and Vikki (Liliia) got nattering over a glass of wine
(standard) they decided that they would put on a Wedding Extravaganza
with a real mix of suppliers.
Couture Company photograph by Assassynation
“We want to put on an amazing wedding extravaganza (aka fair) that would
be exciting for both the suppliers and couples alike, so we hatched a
plan “A-team” style (Hannibal Smith would be proud)..
The first show back in November 2012 was an amazing success and was so
well received we couldn’t resist the cries from couples and Mo Flo’s
alike of “When are EWE putting on another show???” So with one show
under our belts we have launched EWE2!! This will be held on the 24th
March 2013 at Fazeley Studios in Birmingham…with lots more awesome
Chris Barber Photography
The idea is that we want people to shake off the shackles of what is
considered ‘normal’ or ‘traditional’ and to take their own personalities
and loves and stamp them on their weddings. With that in mind we have
picked suppliers who can help EWE do that!
This is no ordinary wedding show, the suppliers aka the Baad Ass Mother
Flockers have been chosen and invited based on their personalities, the
quality of their end product and the fact that they offer something
unique. White linen covered trestle tables are discouraged and hard
sells are banished, we want you to come along, have a drink and a good
old natter to the Mother Flockers that catch your eye. The Mo Flo’s are
being challenged to create stands that are totally unique and
interactive. As well as having awesome Mo Flo’s at the show, we will be
running some competitions, having a fashion walkabout/ramble and
organising a treasure hunt!
Black Cherry Cake Company photography by Me2
So we are putting a call out to all you gamers, goths, geeks,
rockabillies, psychobillies, off the walls, mods and rockers,
steampunks, new punks, old punks, flappers ,happy clappers, hipsters and
hell-raisers, bohemians, folks who are inked and pinked, or if Ewe just
want YOU to shine through.
We hope to offer you some things that are really EWEnique for your
“Don’t be a wedding sheep…it’s all about EWE!!! ”
Crown & Glory photograph by Lisa Devlin
Our venue, Fazeley Studios, was chosen due to the fact it is such a
gorgeous space (and yes they do have weddings there) with tons of
natural light to show off our Mo Flo’s work in the best possible way.
We will have a themed café so you can have a drink and something to eat
as well as a wedding dress walkabout to showcase some of the gorgeous
frocks. There will also be a fun-tastic treasure hunt where answers to
clues can be found on the Mo Flo’s stands. We want EWE to get involved,
pick stuff up, take a good look, really check out the Mo Flo’s and ask
them tons of questions as they are all a super friendly bunch.
Emma Case Photography
One thing we can assure you of is that it will be a fun day out, with
tons of giveaways, lots to learn and see and not one bit like a ‘normal’
Mo Flo’s already signed up include Emma Case photography, Shutterbox
Films, Hat Therapy, prior Engagement Gowns, Revive Me Boutique, The
Conjurer’s kitchen, Chris Barber, Little Ruby Red Cake toppers, Disco
Wed, The rebel party band, Crown and Glory, Toast of Leeds, Elbie Van
Eeden Make up Artist, The Vintage Salon to name but a few……
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As some of you may have noticed (especially as I didn’t stop banging on about it) I pledged to donate all profits from Mother’s Day cards sold through my shop to the very deserving Meadow House Hospice, in memory of the Mother of a very close friend of my husbands.
I was so pleased with how popular the cards were – in particular the “Mum – you’re a very good egg card” (look out for a Fathers Day version coming in the very near future) and am happy to announce that I have rounded it up a little and made a donation in the amount of £100.
Thank you all for your support, I am really chuffed that you supported me in this little endeavour and of course I hope that your lovely Mums enjoyed receiving their cards!
Mothers Day is on Sunday 10th March, so not long left to go! I now have 3 card ranges on sale, to suit a variety of Mums. Me? I’m the tea one, definitely.
Recently a good friend of my husbands lost his Mother after an illness – she spent her last days under the care of Meadow House Hospice and by all accounts the care she received from the staff there was wonderful, and in Her memory all profits from Mothers Day cards sold through my personal shop will be donated to the Meadow House Hospice Fund.
Now as my family will no doubt agree, I am hopeless at getting birthday cards organised on time – so my new product lines are actually designed to solve one of my own problems.
Sweet, pastel colours, rather adorable patterns (if I do say so myself), and best of they come in sets of 4, so you can always have one to hand when you remember a birthday last minute! And best of all, they are on sale at a special new things price of £7.50 for the set of 4, with FREE UK delivery and everything.
Everybody loves shapes right? So the first set of 4 is based on the best shapes known to man – triangles, circles, hexagons and then the wild card – an ikat inspired pattern.
And the second set, which have just pipped it as my top favourite, feature pineapples, balloons, clouds and CATS.
And because they are my top favourite, I also made them into a set of postcards, for all your sweet little notes and thank yous.
Well as promised, I have some new things available in my up-until-now-very-neglected little shop. What do you think?
As I am rather excited I’d like to offer you people that have read down this far an introductory 20% discount when you spend £5, just enter SUPERNEWTHINGS before midnight on Sunday and enjoy!