Too busy for Tea

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Hello!

I’ve been up to my ears in clay recently, making lots of pots for shop orders, personal commissions for my loyal customers, and also making a start on my long list of aims for 2Ol5, its going slowly, but surely.

Much to my delight, after some good sales at Christmas, I have been working hard through January to restock The Craft Shop in the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester  just in time for Valentines day. wit woo!

tea with jud stamps
Stamps by Paper Picnic

I also acquired these fantastic pieces to help develop the “Tea with Jud” brand. My stamps were made by the amazing Emma Jackson at Paper Picnic,  and my fabulous hand felted brooch by Leah O’Neill at Woolgatherer.  

Hand felted brooch
Hand felted brooch

They are very talented girls. Now I will be easy to spot at all my future craft fairs. Speaking of which… Tea with Jud will be at the Fine and Dandy Market next week.

 

 

 

Two thousand and fif”tea”n with Jud

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Happy new year!

I cannot believe it is 9 days in already! After a great break at Christmas and New Year I have been busy researching for new stockists and the perfect location for my Seasonal Coffee Shop in Scotland.

2Ol5 is the year of Self Employment! I am scared and excited but determined to make my business a success, so to keep myself disciplined I thought I’d share a few goals with you that I would like to achieve this year…

  • Open my Seasonal Coffee Shop
  • Have 5 UK stockists by the end of 2Ol5
  • Improve my social media skills – including Pinterest & Instagram
  • Find a reliable courier that insures pottery
  • Make an easy to use shop on my website
  • Develop all pottery ranges

I think that is enough to get me started!

May this be a prosperous year for us all.

Stocking Filler

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Good Morning!

If you were lucky enough to get a Tea with Jud gift in your stocking this year I hope you liked it! Here are a few special Christmas commissions I have been working on over the past few months. It has been exciting keeping it all a secret!

Feeling festive…

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festive floral tea cosy
festive floral tea cosy

This week i am finishing off all my Christmas orders, anybody waiting for a delivery, do not fear, all will be ready in time! I am also happy to tell you i will be at 2 more fairs before Christmas, my last 2 fairs of 2O14.

merry christmas
merry christmas

1.This Saturday 13th december at Stranmillis College Christmas Fair, Belfast, 12 noon – 3.30pm

2. Next Saturday 20th december at The Dock Market, Titanic Quarter, Belfast, 11 – 4pm

maybe i will see you there… if not, Merry Christmas! Enjoy the seasons festivities.

Craftseller Magazine: “Belfast is buzzing…”

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Craftseller does Belfast
Craftseller does Belfast

In October I was at the “Fine and Dandy” market in the Crescent Arts Centre. I was approached by a lovely lady called Catriona Burns, who was writing a piece for Craftseller Magazine  on artists and crafts people who sell their work at markets in the city.

December’s issue has just been released and I was delighted to see not one, but two pictures of my stall in the article, and i’m wearing my favourite pink cardigan!

the market review
the market review

If you haven’t been to the Fine and Dandy Market, you really should go, it’s marvellous!

 

“christmas time, mistletoe and …”

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hand made presents?! if you want to order any pots or woolly goods for the people you like and love, then please place your orders soon. i am aware it is September, but handmade items take a bit of time! make sure you allow 3 – 6 weeks for production. thank you