The world hates change....

Posted by Dawn McLean on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 In : Rosewill Cottage 

... yet it is the only thing that has brought progress - Charles Kettering

 
So our bead fair season is well and truly underway which is lovely. I'm still quite new to bead fairs so I'm still learning the ropes really. The Scottish Bead Fair in Perth was a real eye opener and the customers as well as my fellow bead shop friends were amazingly supportive, constructive with their criticism and I have been invited back in August. Fab! I was at Doncaster Bead Fair on Sunday and it also was a great ...

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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over....

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, March 18, 2013 In : Rosewill Cottage 

... It turned into a butterfly!

I'm not going to apologise for the lack of blogging over the past few months as I'm sure you will appreciate that it has been a tricky start to the year for Rosewill Cottage but things are on the up!

Just to fill you in on the background I have now left Northumbria University so that I can concentrate on the shop full-time for a while. So in the space of three weeks I have had time to introduce a load of exciting new things!

 

We have the pleasure of being able ...


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Birthday parties are booking in a storm!

Posted by Dawn McLean on Sunday, January 20, 2013 In : Rosewill Cottage 

Our birthday parties aren't just for children

It's been great that we have received so many enquiries and bookings for our birthday parties not only for girls from as far a field as Ponteland and Middlesbrough but we have a lot more adult bookings which is great! Don't get me wrong I love teaching children but those parties are great in a different way.


Mel and her friends came into Rosewill Cottage at 7pm one Saturday in January and enjoyed great food and wine (courteousy of their fab hos...


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Touched by an Angel

Posted by Dawn McLean on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 In : Rosewill Cottage 

An appeal for left over beads

I bet that if you're a beader, jewellery maker or scrap booker then you will have a stash of what my Mum would call odds and sods that you will never use but have kept just in case. Well I have a perfect home for them! We are renowned in the North East for being caring and kind but myself and Sue have been touched by a little girl's desire to help a friend this week.



Abigail is ten, we've never met her as she lives down south in fact we've only really spoken to her...


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I could never be a postlady!

Posted by Dawn McLean on Friday, November 2, 2012 In : Rosewill Cottage 

Announcing our arrival to North Shields!

It's been a busy half term for me this Autumn. I've spent three days posting leaflets through the doors of the houses in North Shields within a decent parameter of the shop. Unfortunately I haven't been able to cover the whole of North Shields but there have been over 4,000 leaflets delivered. 



Firstly I have to say a massive thank you to my daughter Rosie, my son William, Karen from the shop and her daughter Cait who have all helped me leafletting too f...


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