Last night I was watching Mary Queen of Shops and I just loved it. I never watched the last series but I am so hooked on it now. It has me thinking of what things can I be doing to expand rag button. Although I am not technically a retail shop I think alot of her points can be used across the board when thinking about selling. Now in a world where we spend so much time in supermarkets and buying cheap things, which I must admit I do buy sometimes, it is refreshing that the public are interested in sourcing good quality products.
After watching the programme I was pleased to read an article by the British Crafts Council on the growth of the craft sector during the recession. All this is very good and I hope it continues. There is nothing better than buying and owning hand crafts items.
Buy hand made and local everyone, not just crafts but your veggies too, if your not growing them already.