What an amazing year! We have had so much fun and really felt the love, so much love.
So let’s recap the incredible 2017, the year that was!
A standout highlight was having a space at Finders Keepers in Melbourne. So many customers visited us and took the time to wish us well. By the end of the weekend, our cheeks ached from smiling and laughing. We made new friends, laughed with old friends and had a great time.
Our space at Finders Keepers, Melbourne!
We went on adventures to Brisbane and Sydney to check out Finders Keepers. This was to help us decide whether we should pack up and take our designs on the road in 2018 (and have a sneaky laksa in Chinatown!). Will you see us in Sydney and Brisbane next year? Stay tuned!
Our Bird Birchwood Tray and Rabbit & Ice Cream Mug make an appearance near Sydney’s greatest landmarks.
We were busy in our studio working on new products and successfully launched our soft Bamboo and Cotton Muslin Wraps, Baby Blankets, Onesies and 2018 Diaries to the delight of our customers.
@itsopalrose, such a sweet and beautiful bubba, modelling our Platypus Muslin Wrap.
Our Cat & Bird Onesie
I also created several new designs including Emu Mum and Baby for Mother’s Day, Cocky and Platypus to name a few! All my designs feature a special message, for example, the Platypus holding a heart and swimming in the Reef reminds us to love our Reef and take steps to protect it.
Mum and Baby Emu design for Mother’s Day 2017
On the technical side of things, we launched our new website which is bright, cheerful and easy to navigate – making your online shopping experience a breeze! Along with the new website came the implementation of AfterPay. An alternative payment method that allows you to receive your purchase, then make 4 fortnightly repayments.
We have loved seeing our customers share their purchases with us on social media.
Our amazing brand reps, @placedonpoint, @happyhomestyle and @yolonatty have shared their happy homes with us throughout the year. Thank you for showcasing your gorgeous homes with my designs and inspiring us with each post. It’s been wonderful year working alongside you!
Our shop celebrated it’s one year anniversary at South Melbourne Market and each week our business continues to grow. Although, sometimes we are working so hard in the business, we forget to look back and celebrate what we’ve achieved.
This year, we have made ourselves so incredibly proud!
Celebrating my birthday and our success though the year!
One of the greatest things about having our shop at South Melbourne Market, is we have met so many kind people who touch our hearts everyday. There are ups and downs when you are running a business and it’s this great love we see that keeps us going. We are so very lucky to know you all, and thank you very much for making our dreams come true.
Again, thank you to each and every one of you. Have the happiest of New Year’s!
Below are our top nine photos of 2017
Written by Renee Harvie (@thehappyorganicgirlau) on behalf of Suki McMaster