Hi Fairy Gardeners,
It has been a couple of months now since Whimsyland launched, here is the latest news.
I have been on the biggest learning curve (besides parenting) that I’ve ever been on. SEO, What? Leads, What? The web has a lot to teach me. The hardest part is not knowing what I need to know and filtering the overwhelming amount of information out there. But I am getting there slowly. Bear with me as I navigate this techie world.
I am really enjoying creating special fairy doors for you. We have run two competitions on our Facebook page and two lucky people have received their prizes. The Easter Door is one of my favourite doors I’ve created to date. Next year, I’ll get in earlier and make a few for you.
I started market going a few weeks ago. It gives me a social outlet as I am mostly working solo and I am also making local connections, which is resulting in some great opportunities. The best part though, and it makes my heart sing, is seeing the wonder in the eyes of the little children as they explore my stall. It is absolute magic, their eyes, wide and sparkly as they discover all the fairy treasures. It really does make me happy and I am so glad that I can be a part of that magic. I, however have noticed disappointment in some of the little boys, they look and want to be enchanted but they aren’t finding what they like. So I am currently exploring some more boyish options. My vision is for Whimsyland to be gender neutral so all kids no matter their interests, feel comfortable and can find something that sparks their imagination. So watch this space, I have some rocking projects in the works. Dungeons and Dragons are coming soon!
A new product coming to the online range very soon as well is our Fairy Tea Set. It is one of my favourite things to make and it comes in every colour. It is so very tiny, but strong and will survive a drop. Get this – it really pours! When designing I thought about when I was a child and how frustrating it was to get a toy that pretended. I want the kids to be able to play out their games and give their fairies some ‘tea’ and live out their fantasies.
This month was also my daughter’s 7th birthday. Her request, a Fairy Garden Tea Party. We hired the gorgeous Avi Flora and Fauna Gardens in Margate and thankfully, Tasmania put on her best April weather. We could not have asked for a better day. I had some help from a couple gorgeous friends and my girls and their friends had a fairy fun filled tea party. We made some cute little party bags and filled them with Whimsyland goodness. I also designed this really beautiful fairy door for a game prize, which I might just add to the range soon.
I have some new photography equipment on the way and when I get that sorted there will be a bit a of a website overhaul, new products, new pricing and hopefully some rocking photography, I just cannot wait to get out and play photographer – it is one of my little hobbies. In the meantime, sign up to my newsletter for special offers or if you want to follow along daily we have Instagram and Facebook. See how tech I am getting!