The last 2 weeks have been SUNNY!!! Here in Ireland thats kind of a big deal so pretty much all non-essential things just stop and anything that can be done outside is done outside! Well thats what we do anyway! It's only a short amount of the year that it's warm enough to sit in the shade to work and for babies and kids to not have to be wrapped up in layers, I think they really hate the restrictiveness of warm clothes... Ché Phoenix LOVES being outside, rain or shine but the last few weeks he's really enjoyed having baths and water play outside, stories outside, playtime/tummytime outside and his new favourite naked outside time! LOL
As well as soaking up the sun and kissing Ché Phoenix 1,000,000 times a day we have been busy busy busy working on our Itty Bitty Book Company. We have just secured another beautiful local gift shop to stock the books (and have 3 other owners to ring back!), I now have public liability insurance so we can start doing the famous St Georges market in belfast on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as any big craft fairs we fancy.
The online Etsy shop is doing well and I've been studying up on search engine optimization and ways to improve the way your shop looks and 'feels'. With all the changes I've made I'm hoping to see a spike in traffic there in the next few weeks (it takes the google-bots a few weeks to read your pages).
So it's exciting times for us on the business front, it's taken a lot of work to get it to this point but it's really starting to feel like its starting to pay off as the sales start coming in and it feels so good :)