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  1. Wedding season is at it's busiest at the moment which means long working days for me but I'm loving every moment of it.  I'm selling a lot more white garters this year, ivory is still the most popular by quite a bit but white is certainly catching up. I've also had a huge increase in male customers buying for their bride to be. I've seen my site mentioned on several football forums which is lovely.......please keep doing so! 

    A huge thank you to all the lovely messages left on my site guestbook, I'm quite often in tears when reading them. I've also had some fabulous wedding pictures sent to me. It makes me so proud and happy to see my products in action on a couples special day. At the end of each year I have a calendar made for my workroom of all the years new photos and I'm going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to making my next new one.

    This is my latest one sent to me by the new Mrs Adamson, a truly fab photo Kemisha xx

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  2. Ummm.....I'm not quite sure where the last year and a bit has gone to since I last wrote anything on my blog.

    I'm still very much here and business has been thriving, I guess why I've added no new posts.

    Sunday morning and my sewing machine is working at top speed to plough through the ever growing order list and still very much loving my job.

    Here's one of my latest customer pic's sent to me. Congratulations Ali & Paul xx

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  3. Well a very Happy New Year to you all.
    Last year was a very busy but fantastic one for me business wise.
    It was a privilege to deal with so many amazing bride & grooms last year and I wanted to show you some of the pictures that were sent into me-
     
    Kelly Photo
     
    Kelly Picture No.2
     
    Louise B photo
     
    2013 has begun and so has lots of hard work but I thrive on that so bring it on.
    Happy wedding planning to all those getting married this year & beyond and may all your dreams come true for you.
     
    Debbie xx
     
     
  4. Just where the last 6 mth's has gone is a mystery to me!
    I did manage to squeeze in a visit to my parents to give my Dad surprise tickets to see the 'Mrs Brown' show. Well worth it because he loved every moment as you can see below-
     
    Dad
     
    A fantastic show and the cast all came out at the end for photo's, even though it was freezing cold in Sheffield, I may have been smiling but I was wishing I had worn thermals!
     
    Happy 70th Dad xxx
  5. Yesterday was the day of the celebrity wedding and I am now eagerly awaiting the new edition of Ok! magazine.
    Danielle Lloyd & Jamie O'Hara got married and I was lucky enough to make their wedding ring cushion and Danielle's garter.
    Congratulations to you both.
     
    Four more work days and then I'm having the bank holiday weekend off to spend with family. I really don't get to see them often and I'm in desperate need of a break and as we have very kindly been given a double bank holiday I intend to make the most of it. Lets hope we get lots of sunshine so the BBQ can make an appearance.
     
    It's not going to be a complete rest though as I will spend some of the time catching up on hand stitching but help will be at hand in the form of my Mother. I don't think she realises how much work I intend to get her to do yet but she will soon find out!
     
    Right, that's about all the news I have for now. I'm off to prepare for a very manic Monday.
     
    Debs x
     
     
     
     
     
  6. And lots of it.....
    What a busy time I am having. I'm currently receiving a huge amount of orders through customers that have been recommended to me from previous sales, which is fantastic.
     
    Because I am so busy I have had to take the decision to charge extra for rush orders. I think last week alone I had an extra 10 orders that had to be made on top of my already busy schedule. I know all sales are fantastic and I don't want to sound like I'm moaning but it's making my working week 7 days a week every week and something has got to give.
    The rush order cost does include an upgrade in the postal service to next day special delivery.
     
    I'm hoping by posting by special delivery it will give me a bit longer to make the order. Also I am hoping the extra charge may encourage customers to order from me a little earlier than days before the wedding!
     
    I have always in the past been able to squeeze in the odd fast turnaround order but now I am getting sometimes several in a day I can't.
    I do also supply other businesses as well and their sales of my products have also increased making 'Debbie' a very busy bee.
     
    So a very happy Sunday to everybody, the sun is shining at the moment so enjoy. I'm about to switch the sewing machine on. Have got lots of lovely things to make today, including an order for a celebrity couple (shush....can't tell you who yet!)
     
    Debbie xx
     
     
  7. How on earth are we in March already?
    Well I've been spending far too many hours attached to my sewing machine lately but loving every moment of it. There seems to be even more weddings this year than ever. Lots of people getting married in March and April this year.
    Sparkle is very much in at the moment and I have added lots of new designs using Swarovski. I'm happy with this because sparkle is my favourite, so you lovely brides just keep ordering glitzy sparkly things because you are keeping me very happy!!
     
    Devon is this morning encased in a thick fog for the third day running. London apparantly is going to have some glorious sunshine, do I wish I still lived in Kent.....nope! I may ask my brother to send some sun down this way though.
    So ignoring the miserable weather I must crack on with orders.
     
    Happy March everybody xx
  8. I would like to wish all my friends, family & customers a Very Happy 2012.
     
    Happy 2012
     
    I'm actually cheating by changing the date this is written, it's actually the 15th January but this year got off to such a busy start that I am only just getting around to writing this.
    Wedding season is now in full swing so I'm back to working long hours. I enjoy every second of it though so am not complaining.
     
    My business aims for this year-
     
    * New Embroidery machine
     
    * Spend more time on building site
     
    * Add lots of new designs to the site
     
    * Must employ somebody to help me do all this or else find a magic machine to stretch the hours out a bit 
     
    No. 2 & 3 will happen, No.1 one will if I get chance to do some research on all the many machines out there. No.4 if you are out there, live in Torbay, can use a sewing/embroidery machine and can do the post office run for me everyday PLEASE get in touch......
     
    We will see what happens. I would just like 2012 to be as enjoyable as last year. I dealt with lots of wonderful wedding customers last year, some of whom still keep in touch.
     
    Good luck to all the Bride & Grooms of 2012
     
    Debbie x
     
                     
  9. Well what a year it's been, the busiest to date, which has meant lots and lots of hard work.
    I'm now all finished with my orders for this year and am going to spend Christmas & New Year with my family and enjoy a lovely rest. I shall need it for when the wedding season starts again in the New Year, although to be honest it never really seemed to slow down this year.
     
    So I wish you all a very Happy Christmas & Fantastic New Year.
     
    Lots of Love
    Debbie xxx
     
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