Today is a pretty momentous day in The House of Marmalade for a couple of reasons. Both quite astounding really...
Firstly, it is my birthday! I have been in business for a whole year today!
Sew Curvy Corsetry is One today!!
And what a year it's been! I'm not rivalling Richard Branson's salary or lifestyle, infact, I haven't made any money at all because every single penny has been ploughed back into the business. However, I have made lots of new friends, contacts, and business colleagues through the year.
I have over 500 lovely Facebook fans (with some of the coolest names ever it has to be said!), 732 Twitter followers, and quite a few lovely lovely customers who I have been delighted to correspond with, and package up beautiful things for.
I have pushed my personal creative boundaries way beyond anything I would have thought possible,
... and in more ways than I could have thought possible!
I have also, through all of the above, had so much inspiration coming from so many directions, that it feels as if my head is permanently bursting with good ideas, and I hope to realise some of these over the coming year. First up, I need to move out - but more on that in my next post.
The other astounding thing that has happened this very day, is that this blog, The House of Marmalade, has been placed in a list compiled by an organisation called Cision, who work for media professionals (PR/Marketing/Journalists) to compile special lists for reference in specific topics. And so today, in the 'Fashion' section, The House of Marmalade is listed at number 5 in the Top 10 UK Vintage Clothing Blogs category. I know! The Top FIVE!! I am just completely flabbergasted (there's been alot of that going on lately around here!) Click HERE to check out the other lovely vintage blogs!
So. Tonight, Mr Marmalade and I will be celebrating with some of this I think! And here's to the year ahead, I have so many many plans!