I hope you'll take the time to read my story. In it I share my true feelings about starting the business and I acknowledge the huge part my friends and early blog readers played in getting the ball rolling. I'll say it again: THANK YOU!
My first customer was my good friend Kaimacat*. We met when our babies were two years old, at playgroup. Now those babies are eight years old! My next customer was MaggieT*. Although we have never met in person I consider Maggie to be a dear friend as a fellow expatriate living here in Japan. Thank you both for giving me the confidence I needed to make a go of it.
Before the shop came the blog and the early readers were incredibly supportive and encouraging. Thank you Jan, Sherry, MissBehaving, Medeafication, StellarStarStruck, Midori*. I know there are a lot of others and I truly appreciate you all.
So pop on over to Oh My! Handmade Goodness and read all about Mee a Bee and its humble beginnings, if you haven't already been bored to tears by my story!
Stay tuned for a CRAFTY GIVEAWAY on Wednesday - my favourite Japanese craft tools and magazines up for grabs to say thanks ♥ for reading my blog!
*some of these are screen names