Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Not a rocket...

After months of procrastination and general dilly dallying on my part (and chivvying on Ian's) my very small shop site is finally finished. I can't believe it has taken seven months to get to this point, which is how long ago Ian and I first started designing a logo for it, but in many ways I'm so glad that it has. It is only now that Dinosaur-boy is at school part-time that I finally feel ready to embark on something of my own that is completely separate from the the loveliness of being a stay-at-home-mummy that has filled my days for the last seven years (well, not completely separate for they influence everything I do with their lovely ways, so perhaps I shouldn't see the two things as being entirely divorced).

Last weekend I was chatting to Pipany about my site nearly being ready and discussing the 'launching' of it when I realised how very uncomfortable using that term in relation to my website made me - for it suggests something grand and rocket-sized. So instead I shall just say that Made by Florence is open for business and I would love any feedback if you choose to go and look around...or just to hear what you did once you'd recovered should you have gone into shock over the uncharacteristic brevity of this post.

25 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a great job with the design. Good luck to your little entrepreneurship.

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  2. I've just taken a walk through your new shop. It's an absolute delight and I hope you achieve the success you deserve.

    I love the design - it's so enticing that you feel you have to enter each branch of the tree to explore a little deeper.

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  3. Congratulations! It looks marvelous, and I'm sure you'll have a lot of happy successes with your new endeavor. Great work!

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  4. Congratulations, Florence! It looks great!

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  5. Florence, it's a triumph! It looks absolutely wonderful - great photographs and fab attention to detail.

    Wishing you the very very very best of luck with it.

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  6. it's so lovely and so gentle and pretty. I thought i would have to skim this post and read it properly and comment later as i am making school lunches so just snatching a quick glismpe at my fav blogs... but my i had time...
    wishing you every success!
    your's nearly fainting over the short post,
    Ginny xxx

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  7. Florence, it's wonderful! And the website design is so 'you'. What a great achievement - I wish you every success, you so deserve it.
    Diana x

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  8. It is so gorgeous and pretty Florence. Wishing you every success in the world (and no bullet points!!!) xxx

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  9. Wow! What a fab website! I love the tree design and the texture of the tree too .. And the products! LOVELY! I have already referred it to my friends! x

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  10. It looks wonderful - I hope you don't mind but I've mentioned it on Cuteable this morning :) http://cuteable.com/ Got to help fellow work from home mums in the UK!

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  11. What a fabulous website - well done you - I will be linbking to you on my blog ASAP

    April xx

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  12. Your shop is so pretty and well designed Florence... in fact it was so enticing I've treated myself to a small purchase! I really hope it is a sucess for you.

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  13. Congratulations! Your site is beautiful as are all your goodies!
    Lisa L.

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  14. It's all so very pretty and lovely and just what I imagined you would have. Congratulations sweet girl and the very best of luck with all your stunningly beautiful creations. Just quietly, I'm lusting after one of those gorgeous kimonos - swoooooooon!! Can you do a little link button for me to put on my blog??

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  15. Lovely website design Florence, and gorgeous items in it.

    Good luck

    K

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  16. Congratulations Florence! I've been really looking forward to seeing your shop since you first mentioned it, and I'm very impressed - a very elegant design and lovely products to match. I think you made a good decision to take your time over it and get everything just as you wanted it. I'm going to have to re-visit my shop soon and make some improvements now I've seen how good yours is!! I wish you lots of success xx

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  17. Very pretty shop. Good luck with it all.

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  18. You are too modist! Your site is beautiful and gentle, the photos are great and the colours are so relaxing :) Wishing you many sales !

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  19. Congratulations Flossie Teacakes! I hope it goes well for you. You make beautiful things.

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  20. Well done! Your shop is lovely.It is well thought out and a pleasure to browse! Good luck!

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  21. I just visited your store and it is really good. Very professional and full of lovely items.

    Well done and good luck

    Racheal x

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  22. the shop looks fab hun, loads of luck with it xxx

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  23. The shop looks gorgeous, Florence! Full of such lovely things - you have been very busy. I do like the tags too! Wishing you good luck with it all!

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  24. Congratulations Ian on your construction of the site and Florence for all the lovely items displayed there, I'm sure it will be a rip roaring success.
    Love Aunty Helen.xx

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Florence x