Good day friends. What an exciting two weeks it has been. After nearly nothing happening for so long, things on the store forefront are now moving at a very acceptable pace. We are still a way off from actually launching, but there are so many small milestones that are being reached daily, that I cannot help but feel blessed and grateful. There is finally light at the end of the e-commerce tunnel. And the shop will hopefully launch Winter 2014. (Please send lots of prayers & good vibes, hold thumbs and toes.)
The Ampersand social stationery Facebook page went live over the weekend, and I have had so much fun with it. Have you been to see and like it? The Facebook page is where I will share sneak peeks and news regularly. It’s also the place to be for info on the launch and launch invites. Yes, you guys are coming! As well as giving your input in which products you’d like to see on the shelves in the #thisthatorboth and #haveyoursay posts.
I have been spending a lot of time lately preparing orders and finalizing my sourcing. (A mammoth task that has taken more than a year to complete. ) In my wanderings and windings through catalogues, websites and fairs, I have discovered so many wonderful products and artists and I simply cannot wait to see them in store and share them with you. It’s too hard to contain all the prettiness, I simply have to share. I feel like a confetti canon. In the run up to the launch, I will share a few of these talented people and their amazing products on this blog every week or so. For this purpose, I am launching a new series of posts; #stockmyshop. Today I would like to launch this series, with the lovely work of the talented Julia Rothman.
You can definitely expect to see some of this amazing cuteness in the store. Which is your favorite? I love these nautical notebooks and notecards. Navy is the new boac after all.
Because you guys are so dear to me and your opinion matters, I will also ask for your opinion on some products, like this iron on kit by Julia. What do you think? Shop worthy or not? You decide. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see this product in store.