Well, we finally made it back from Ally Pally. I have to say, we're totally exhausted - the months of preparation before the show, the setting up, the actual show itself, the coming back and putting the studio back together and now the follow-up and processing of website orders that arrived whilst we were away .... has taken its toll. But it has been well worth it !!
We had the most fantastic time - we met so many of our existing customers, which was really lovely and now hopefully, have lots of lovely new customers as well ! I smiled everytime I heard someone say "Oh, Blooming Felt - I've bought from their website lots of times" and when you overhear conversations of people who say "Blooming Felt - they're in my favourites", and when customers actually take the time to come and say to you how much they love the website and that our customer service is great. I could have cried !! It's so lovely to know that people do appreciate all the hard work, time, care and effort we put into our business.
If you came and saw us at the show ... THANK YOU !!! If we didn't have time to chat to you - I'm so sorry. I'm sure you could appreciate how busy we were throughout the whole show. If you couldn't actually get into our stand because of the amount of people, then again, I apologise. Hopefully you will have been given one of our cards and know that you can shop in comfort in your own home !
I believe I gave one of our cards to one lady in particular. She didn't identify herself, but I understand from another stallholder that she is a very important lady in the retail world. If you are that lady and are reading this - I apologise if I didn't get to speak to you. We'd love it if you could get in touch with us and we can hopefully work together.
I also had a very interesting conversation with another lady who I'm hoping to be in touch with sometime next week. This was a very exciting conversation and I apologise to the lady concerned if I just stood there opening and closing my mouth like a goldfish !!! I was a bit overwhelmed with what was being suggested, but again, would love to speak to you and hopefully work with you in the future !
If you couldn't make it to the Show, I hope you've enjoyed the pictures I've put in this post. We were very proud of the way our stand looked and were thrilled with how good our new perspex display unit looked !! It certainly drew in the crowds !
Thank you once again to everyone for your support - we couldn't do it without you.
Normal website service will resume very soon !!!