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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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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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A Year in the Life as a Mumpreneur

Posted by Dawn McLean on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Mumpreneur 

With Rosewill Cottage due to celebrate its first birthday in October, I thought I should take you on a frank and honest account of my journey in the year in the life as a Mumpreneur.

I’ve learnt a lot over the last year. It wasn’t just a steep learning curve but an almost vertical climb instead, so where do you start?

In September, I had recently launched the new website for Rosewill’s Charms, my jewellery range which was featured in the Daily Mail after I designed some accessories and ...

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