Monday, March 02, 2009

sprout studio is FIVE!

sprout studio turns FIVE this month - sweet, ole march - with promises of's a good month to turn five in :)

i can hardly believe it's been five years already. it's amazing the amount of information i have acquired about running my own business.......the friends i have met - some so dear to me now.....the fits & starts of crazy tax processing.......the heartaches, the achievements, the excitements, the sweet notes from customers, the burnt out dry creative nothingness to the pop of new ideas forming & brewing in my mind........the crazy long chats to business friends about the woes of wholesaling, to the anger of copy catters, to the joy of holding some hard earned dollars at the end of a craft show day.......the frustrations, the tears, the smiles, the hugs from people alllll over this country that i've sold my goods too.......the hot as ass weather i've stood in to pimp my wares & the windy, insane cold that i've bared to hang out & hope for a sale. the thrill of finding sales in my inbox at the end of the day to the long days of no sales were this recession has made us all scared. to the peeps that wish me well, to customers who are now friends, to comments on my blog, to that happy sunshiney compliment about someone being boosted by something that *i've* made....sweet, sweet, and more sweet.

but mostly, i am proud of me. i am proud i've stuck it out this long & i am ferociously in debt to many people...

i owe so much to so many folks that have helped me along the way. first to my number one mister -- i would never, ever, ever be where i am without his constant support. from building me craft show signage (hello sprout cloud), to photographing my goodies exquisitely to bearing long, boring hours of editing, cropping, and uploading my stuff to my web site. the emotional support, the physical support, and the mental cheering are priceless to me. so i thank him from the bottom of my heart, to the top of my heart and everywhere in between. (thanks dear blog readers for letting me do that here!)

& i thank YOU - readers of this little ole blog that is so much more than just sprout studio news. it's my world & you've helped it to grow. thank you so much!

i've having big sales over at my site & special discounts for all you awesome folks. if you want the secret code, leave me your email & i'll pass it along spit spot to hook yourself up with some spring goodness.

thank you, thank you, thank you.

& happy birthday sprout studio...five looks good on you ;)


1 comment:

Pootlecat said...

FIVE! How can that be! I feel so old!! Seriously though , well done to you. What a real achievement in this climate to have such a glorious business to your name! Sprout Studio is the best!