Friday, September 30, 2011

A few small Changes......

are happening at Brusselsprouts. Firstly the Porter St store is moving.....around the corner onto the main st of Kalgoorlie, Hannan St. It is a cute little space & with the different size & shape of the store will come a new layout & some new products.

Handmade will still be available in store, with 12 labels from the eastern states & 5 local there is a great selection. Some small run international labels will also soon be gracing the racks along with the likes of Noah & Belles and the larger mainstream will slowly be phased out.

And most exciting is a new venture that I am in the stages of developing now which will take Brusselsprouts in a whole new direction....I will divulge more when closer to release date :)

It has been a fantastic time at Porter St & I have enjoyed every minute. I have been very lucky to have had such wonderful support from so many handmade labels who encouraged me from day one 3.5yrs ago when I started out & continue to do so today. I have also found the larger suppliers to be very helpful to such a newbie as myself, if it wasnt for their items I would have had an empty store on many occasions & would not be in business today.  I know firsthand that when it comes to handmade, stock doesnt & can't get made overnight, we have children, husbands & many have other jobs, which makes it all the more special & why it sells so quickly. I love to sew & won't ever stop.

Tomorrow will be the last trading day at Porter St....sob....but onwards & upwards with the next step in the journey of Brusselsprouts, a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a woman who had a dream & made it a reality, thankyou to each & all of you xx

Friday, September 23, 2011

Naughty Naughty Brusselsprouts.....

My sense of humour has finally got me into trouble....its taken 38years but yes I am officially in trouble. I have been told by facebook that a post of mine was 'offensive' & I have been 'reported'. I suppose I should be feeling chastised by this but I dont really as I posted a photo of a fully clothed person that has been circulating on the internet for quite awhile & my intent was only to lighten the mood of facebooks recent changes which had started a mild mass hysteria amongst business pages.

Obviously not everyone was offended by it as I received the most likes,comments & shared pics I have ever received, a total of approx 310 combined in the space of 2hours. I dont think this is a massive achievement in facebook interaction as some pages put up a 'ballot' for something & get 200 comments in 10 minutes.

Here is the extremely offensive picture & please feel free to avert your gaze, or unlike my business page or not follow this blog................

yes folks it is a person whose identity is not shown & they are wearing leggings........arrrrgggghhh! the indignity how dare I??? Facebook is a business/networking tool & not a popularity contest & I would hate small businesses or wahms to give up on their dreams because they felt invisible on this one marketing avenue because of all posts saying you need likes, you don't you are all fabulous xx

Friday, September 9, 2011

Things that make you go Hhhmmmm #13......

I would think that is the bike seat but then I look at her expression & it makes me go Hhhmmmmmmmmm.....

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Dear Dad, Happy Fathers Day, Sorry about the Banana's........

Being Fathers Day I decided to buy Mr Sprout a rare treat to take to work today.......a banana.

Still costing $12 a kilo it is a rare treat indeed to have them in the house. Unfortunatley I forgot to tell my husband I had purchased them, a whole 4 of them which totalled $10.97, so he went to work without one.

I thought it might be wise to move them to a higher shelf before they were discovered by the boys ......obviously I was too late.