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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Mumpreneur 


Picture: DAVID KJAER / SOLENT via The Telegraph

Misconceptions


Most cuckoos are gorgeous looking birds and the majority of this species actually raise their own young, but it is correct that a few members of the species are in fact brood parasites and will happily lay their eggs in another kind hearted birds nest. It's nothing personal they just can't be bothered to build their own nest and look after their own.

However, it has taking this little fact about a couple of cuckoo species for them ...


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Handcrafty Beggars: Make Scents

Posted by Dawn McLean on Friday, February 3, 2012, In : Handcrafty Beggars 

Pop Up Shops at Rosewill Cottage

It's been a long time since I wrote our last blog piece and there is simply no reason for this to be the case as there is a lot going on behind the scenes at Rosewill Cottage which we could have blogged about, it's just we've been short on time.

We've secured some really good booking from the North Tyneside Art Studio at the Linskell Centre, North Shields. We've also taken a few bookings from
care homes in Newcastle upon Tyne to compliment the bookings we hav...


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New Year - Tough Decisions

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, January 2, 2012, In : Rosewill Cottage 

The Whitley Bay Bead Fair

Unfortunately I've had to postpone the Whitley Bay Bead Fair due to lack of time to dedicate to the event. I'm not the sort of person who can happily take money from people and think facebook will do the trick as far as marketing it.



So I've spoken with the bead suppliers who were going to take part and asked if they would like to do some guest slots at the shop instead which will be entitled "Spotlight on....". I'm amazed at the response. It's been fabulous. Hopefu...


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Another Bloomin' Christmas

Posted by Dawn McLean on Thursday, December 29, 2011, In : Rosewill Cottage 


Another Fantastic Year!

We just wanted to say a huge big thank you to everyone who has supported us over 2011. Whilst it isn't quite over yet we are very much looking forward to the New Year with lots of changes a foot.

Three stops

1.Looking back at where we have been and worrying about what other people are doing.

2.Doubting the success of our little shop as our customers really do seem to love it.

3.Hoarding all the work and delegate! Thus a new post for a Virtual Assistant (See the about...


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Have craft fairs had their day?

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, November 7, 2011, In : craft fairs 

I used to sell a lot of my jewellery from the Rosewill's Charms range at craft fairs but it seems that the craft fair is somewhat struggling in the North East at the moment. 

Customer's give the impression that they want to have extremely cheap items or actually non handmade items at all which is a huge shame giving the amount of talented people out there. So are craft fairs really delivering what customers want?

There seem to be more craft fairs than you can shake a stick in the run up to Chri...


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