Hello again! I'm sorry about being so rubbish in blogging recently! It's shocking really and to be completely honest, I just forgot! A lot of things have been going on in the little world of Joanne Hawker. So, what has been going on?
I've made a new blog more geared towards my own work so that I don't bore everyone so much on here. Its also a place where I can upload PDF's etc to allow me to produce free downloads of various bits and pieces. There were a few over Christmas and hopefully some more over the coming year. I'm also in the process (currently just the thinking stage) of making a new online shop! But knowing me it will take forever to make. If you fancy having a nose at my new blog you have a looksy here: http://joannehawker.wordpress.com
I've also been working on various projects for people. The biggest perhaps is/was for the International Bee Research Association. I have designed an Education Pack for Primary School Children! And recently attended the Bee World Launch Party where it was finally released to the public and to the schools! That was a very exciting and scary day! Seeing all those hours of hard work come to life was pretty amazing and the size of the banner blew me away! It was huge!
Over Christmas, I had bit of a reshuffle of my shop too. I decided that I didn't like the prints in my shop anymore and so I designed some new ones... 9 in fact! They are all full of positive messages and just happy happy happy. I do intend on designing a whole range of prints for children too but I've found some other products that seems to have taken priority first.
Over the past week or so I've managed to hit the 100 order mark on etsy, which, for me is incredible because I gave up on that little shop and tried to close it not once but twice. I signed up to Etsy mentor month and have completely turned it around. Its only little steps still but I'm so happy with how its come along. To celebrate this I am actually having a giveaway! You can win one of the prints above, its your choice which! All you have to do is pop over to my page and use the Rafflecopter app to register your entry. The only requirement is that you're a fan of my facebook page. Its pretty simple really. And considering Valentines day is only just around the corner its a pretty good deal if you win, free valentines day present right there! Here is a link incase you don't know of my little page:
I will try to be better at this blogging lark and try to get back into it as much as I used too. I can't make any promises but I will try not to leave it this long again! I hope all of you lovely people are well and thanks for sticking with me for this long :)