Sunday, 19 June 2011

What a week!

Wow, this last week has been a very exciting, so much going on!

Theo Paphitis
First up I was picked by Theo Paphitis (of Dragon's Den fame) for his Small Business Sunday!  He invites all small businesses to send him a tweet about their business on a Sunday evening (between 5-7.30 using hashtag #sbs) and he picks 6 of them to RT, giving you great exposure (he has 133,000 followers!) and lots of new followers.  I never realised what a response I would get hundreds of new fans, great new contacts and so many congratulatory tweets it crashed my Blackberry!

Secondly, with the business going so well lately, and building so fast that i'm struggling to keep on top of it, I've decided it's time to get someone else on board to help me.  So I am very excited to have avid sewer Beth Edmondson (aka. Madscouser ) joing the team.  Starting from tomorrow Beth will be helping out on the social networking side of things to start off with, and from there who knows!  So that you know when it's Beth posting she will put (B) after all her updates.  Will be great to see what she brings to the site.

Finally, I've been given a versitle blogger award by Bella Boutique!  I've been asked to share this award with 7 other bloggers, linking to them below, and then to share 7 random facts with you all.  I've had to think long and hard about what to share - so many random things! So first off here's the facts:

1) I am currently learning to speak Welsh
2) I lived in France, and when to school there, when I was 14.
3) I am a total bookworm!  I can't imagine a life without books, I read every chance I get!
4)  My favourite meal is my mum's homemade lasagne
5) I've always wanted to go to both China and Eygpt (maybe one day...)
6)I'm hooked on American drama series (CSI. NCIS, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Criminal Minds...I could go on forever!)
7) Last but not least my lifelong dream (other than winning the lottery of course) is to be a published, and ideally successful, fiction author.

Then onto the bloggers that I pass this versitile blogger award onto, please do go check out their blogs for sewing and fabric happiness:
The Fabric Loft
House of Marmalade
Backstitch
Suzy Sewing Blog
Flossie Teacakes
Mary Emmens
Quilt Me Happy

6 comments:

Florence (at Flossie Teacakes) said...

Gosh, congratulations on the Dragon's Den - that's wonderful & also that you're expanding too! I'm delighted for you on both counts.

Thank you also for passing on the award to me - I'm flattered, thank you. x

Gone to Earth said...

Wow! Congratulations of the whole Dragons' Den thing and a big Hello to Beth.

Catherine said...

Lovely on the Theo thing - how fab! I'll look out for that myself ;-) Hello to Beth, look forward to seeing how she gets on !
x x x
Catherine

Alice said...

Huge congratulations, and thank you! I'm really flattered that you chose me! x

Caroline Lovis said...

I find your blog genuinely useful and have nominated you for another award i'm afraid. Keep up the good work and congrats on Dragons Den
http://redneedlesewing.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-been-so-long.html

The Sewing Directory said...

Thank you everyone for your nice comments. Plus thank you Caroline for passing another blog award onto me :-) Will hold off a few weeks before posting about it as I need to think of more things about me to tell you all to go with it!

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