It's been a busy month here at Ilda and at the same time my ankle is healing well - although my first yoga class since September is another story for another time!
I have managed to do a couple of mailshots - yes, I know there were mistakes, but hey, you don't learn unless you make mistakes and anyway the response was overwhelming, in a good way.
The encouragement I have had from both near and far has been truly amazing and I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I have been swamped by messages and orders. The postman (woman actually) has become my new best friend and my once study has been renamed by my son's girlfriend as "the stockroom"!
I have today made a big leap and ordered some branded gift bags so those will be with me within the next 10 days. I think you're going to like them. I am thrilled to have been approached by a shop to provide them with a small collection to sell and will be doing a couple of promotions in May and June - I will let you have more details once everything is firmed up.
I love the change in the light at this time of year, the birds now wake me up first thing and the sun screams at me through the bathroom window. It brings excitement and a sense of renewal and with that in mind, I hope that the new items I have ordered for Spring will make you smile as much as they do me. Lots of pretty, summery things for day and evening, gorgeous hair accessories, beach cover-ups, etc all to come.
But I do need your help with spreading the word. Please feel free to forward any mailshot/promotion I send you - there is only so much I can do and word of mouth really does seem to be the answer when setting up a small business.
For those of you who are on the waiting list for the Barefoot Sandals - I promise you they're on their way and I will be in touch as soon as they arrive. It shouldn't be too long now. I hope!