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News....

FIRST QUARTER OF 2019 ROUNDUP


It's hard to believe we're 3 (and a half) months through the year already!  Time has flown by, but not surprisingly really as so much has been happening in the shop...


Franchise - After putting things on the back burner for a little while last year due to some horrific building work at home that went wrong, I'm very pleased to have now re-started the ball rolling.  There are lots of interested people so hopefully there'll be another 'The Handmade Craft Company' opening at some point this year!


Winner - In March I was absolutely delighted to be picked by Theo Paphitis as one of his Small Business Sunday winners!!  He and his team read some tweets that I'd posted in order to enter the competition, reviewed my social media and website, found out about my business and picked me to win!!  My Twitter account went mad for a week and I've gained lots of new followers across social media and have lots of new crafters wanting to join the shop.  Most of all it gave me a huge confidence boost that whatever it is I'm doing...I'm doing it right!


Staff - We said farewell to my Mum who is now enjoying her retirement properly.  We still see her regularily as we still sell her beautiful watercolour art work, cards, mugs and coasters so she's often popping in. 

We welcomed Karen to the team and she has settled in extrememly well with both customers and our sellers. 

Andrea is still with us and along with Karen has very kindly picked up some of my admin work behind the scenes -having over 50 sellers in the shop takes a lot of organising. 


Sellers - We said goodbye to 6 of our sellers.  They leave for various reasons, some move away from the area, may start full time work and not have much time to craft or they may just fancy and change.  Though it's always sad to see them go it does open up space for new sellers to join us and we've had 14 join us!!  

We have welcomed

  • Zentangle artwork, cards and cushions,
  • Beaded handbag charms,
  • Foliage plastercast plaques and resin jewellery,
  • Acrylic, resin and Fimo pictures, clocks and jewellery,
  • Bunting,
  • Fabric notice boards,
  • Body and room smellies,
  • Animal painted slate tiles,
  • Crayons and Play-dough,
  • Water colour artwork,
  • Pastel artwork,
  • Sewn cards,
  • Quirky cards,
  • Abstract cards,

It's definitely worthwhile coming to see it all as well of course as the fabulous creations from our sellers that are still with us. 


Take a look at our Facebook page for lots of up to date pictures...


Written by Emma 20/04/19


EXCITING FRANCHISE OPPORTUNTY


Emma has taken the leap to launch a franchise opportunity to those that love

The Handmade Craft Company

Do you have a passion for all things crafty?  Do you love helping people and talking to people?

Would you love to be your own boss?

Have you dreamt about owning your own craft shop but been put off because you don't know where to start?

Then this franchise opportunity could be for you!!


Contact us for more information


Written by Emma June 2018


Events...

We have lots going on for you to enjoy

Saturday 18th May

11am - 1pm

Metal Stamping with Cath from Cath's Attic

£1 - £4 per item.  No need to pre book

Saturday 15th June

11am - 1pm

Metal Stamping with Cath from Cath's Attic

£1 - £4 per item.  No need to pre book

Saturday 29th June

12.30pm - 4pm

Tangled Art demonstration with Deborah and bookings being taken for the workshops on 20th July

Saturday 6th July - TBC

12.30pm - 4pm

Tangled Art demonstration with Deborah and bookings being taken for the workshops on 20th July

Saturday 13th July

11am - 1pm

Metal Stamping with Cath from Cath's Attic

£1 - £4 per items. No need to pre book

2pm - 4pm

Bath Bomb Making with Caroline of Caroline's Creations

£3.50 per person.  No need to pre book

Saturday 20th July

11am - 12.30pm

Tag, Box and Felt Flower demonstrations with Fiona from Sistercraft



1pm - 2.45pm

3pm - 4.45pm

Introduction to Tangled Art with Deborah from Desirables by Deborah

£12 per kit and 2 hour session. Pre booking needed please contact the shop

Saturday 27th July

11am - 12.30pm

Tag, Box and Felt Flower demonstrations with Fiona from Sistercraft



2pm - 4pm

Bath Bomb Making with Caroline of Caroline's Creations

£3.50 per person.  No need to pre book

Saturday 17th Aug

11am - 1pm

Metal Stamping with Cath from Cath's Attic

£1 - £4 per item.  No need to pre book

Saturday 31st Aug

11am - 1pm

Metal Stamping with Cath from Cath's Attic

£1 - £4 per item.  No need to pre book

Take a look at the events set up on our Facebook page for more information about what you can expect from each session. 



Unit 5 Holme Grange Craft Village

Heathlands Road

Wokingham  RG40 3AW


T: 07551 066712

E: info@handmadecraftcompany.co.uk

 

Opening Hours: 

Monday - 10am - 2pm

Tuesday - Saturday - 10am - 5pm

Sunday - 10am  - 3pm