Ready, set, go live!

Thanks for coming to visit the Pip ‘n’ Milly blog. I know it has been pretty quiet around here, but behind the scenes it has been all go! I have been slowly building the business, increasing my skills, products and exposure, taking it all one step at a time. Expanding the business beyond our local area has meant having to think more about things like packaging, labels, shipping options and setting up an online store. Business is rarely straightforward and there are so many factors to consider that sometimes my head is spinning with all the questions, concerns, opportunities and projects! I also have a family to think about, school lunches to make, playdates to plan, a house to keep in order – the same things that many, many small business owners have to juggle. Getting the website spruced up has been a priority and a lot of learning and work has gone into it, but we know there is still more to do! We are working on getting the online shop up and running, as well as adding more photographs to show examples of my work. Please be patient! I will be continuing to take custom orders and anticipate that this will still form the majority of my work. If you would like to see some past creations, please check out my Flickr photostream and/or the Facebook group, as well as looking through the blog archive.

In addition to the work that has gone on to get the website ready for re-launch, we have been planning some future tutorials and patterns, which is an exciting addition to the Pip ‘n’ Milly line. I will be participating in a couple of Christmas shopping events in Nanaimo this fall, so have been working on custom orders and planning what I need to make for inventory. From the feedback the organizers have received, the events will be well-attended, so it should be fun!

Here are a couple of the items I have made recently:

handmade hat, designed by Nicole Mallalieu, handmade by Pip 'n' Milly, Nanaimo, BC, one of a kind

Custom made hat

custom made, advent calendars, handmade, Pip 'n' Milly, Nanaimo, BC, Christmas, holiday gift

Custom made advent calendars

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