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folks you can hope to meet and metal what-nots and boxes and long hours with few holidays. We
I get to work for them in my day boxes of handles etc. in! It would feel compelled to work the extra
job! I am always very touched be nice to have more time in the hours because the responsibility
when new customers become day. My team go home at 5pm, for the health of the business lies
regular customers (many of but I can work until 8pm (partly largely on your own shoulders.
whom have shopped with us because I love my job). Another It’s just as well that I really love
from the very beginning) and two hours in a day would be what I do. That said, we always
some of whom are now friends. perfect, that way I can catch up on have a nice home cooked meal
Also I love teaching bag making business emails, write in my blog, in the evenings, we try to keep
and I always get a nice warm make a nice dinner and watch fit by running around the park
feeling when a happy blog reader Eastenders at a more leisurely and going to Salsa classes once
or a customer tells me that they pace! a week and we see friends in the
have successfully followed one of weekends.
my bag making tutorials. How do you maintain balance
between work and life? How do you get the word out about
And the most frustrating? Hmm… not very well! Admittedly your business?
Well I guess lack of time and lack it’s easier for me because we don’t I have found blogging a wonderful
of space. I might be meticulous yet have children. At home it’s just way to get the word out about
with my sewing, but my office my partner Al, our dog Beans and my business. I’ve been blogging
and stock rooms are constantly I. As Al is studying medicine we since 2006 and I really enjoy
in a mess. I could be tidier, but it are both busy people who often it and now I feel that it is very
would be easier if we had more work quite late. People who run much a part of my shop. I have
room to fit the huge amount of their own businesses often work successfully used my blog to help
Spring 2009 ukhandmade 
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