The recipient of this birthday skirt is one of Maia's childminding cohorts, who despite her tender age of just two has the most legendary side-eye I've ever witnessed. When I arrive to pick Maia up, she runs her big blue eyes over me from head to toe and then gives me the side-eye. Now that I've stopped checking my hair / face / clothes, it's hilarious.
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One can never say 'I was looking forward to doing my VAT return', but I was interested to see how I did in my first quarter with the new business direction. And..... my turnover was 180% higher than last quarter so I couldn't be more chuffed! It's not something I've ever talked about here, but my pattern sales nose-dived last year and financially the business just wasn't viable anymore without me making changes. Jacking it in and going back to working for The Man was looking more and more alluring, what with the regular pay cheques and hours. In my heart, though, I wanted to preserve this little life of mine so I took a gamble (if you can call eight months of dithering and over-researching a gamble) with the fabric and hopefully this will continue to grow. A huge thank you to my friends / readers / customers, I'm massively grateful for how supportive and encouraging you have been.