Thursday, 25 June 2015

Introducing Yourshelf; One of a kind and unique handmade shelving

Quick warning it's all going to get a little bit pun-tastic around here!

I changed my mind again but have now decided on a permanent name for my range of hand-made, one-of-a-kind shelving.

Yes, Yourshelf.
I love it. It's perfect and what I've been searching for. It's short, memorable, easy to spell and search for and it sums up my product in one word.
As I remove the knots - and only the knots, each shelf is as different as the tree it came from.
Each shelf I make is dictated to by the shape of the tree it came from, and also where the sun was and how good the soil was and a host of different natural reasons combine to make each and every shelf unique.
Which means, each shelf is unique to you.
Each shelf is unlike any other shelf.
It's Yourshelf.
But not only am I thrilled with the name of my product, it also lends itself to many happy hours creating puns. Here are a few just for you. Do let me know more in the comments?

It's also an exciting time as I have booked my first craft fair. I want to take my very first group of Yourshelf's to people and really see their reactions.
I've booked a fair one month away (no pressure!) in my home town as what better place to start.
So now, not only am I crazy busy with you know, full time job, kids, making shelves, I now have to design and make all the stuff I need to have a waterproof and secure booth at a craft fair. I'm maniacally searching Pinterest for ideas on craft show booths and using the #craftfair on instagram while simultaneously feeling like I can't possibly make a stall look good enough on a tiny budget and then you know buying cable ties and hanging basket hooks cos I can totally secure a 4 metre square gazebo with those and a bit of duct tape.
It's all doable, right!
I just keep muttering to myself, if you want something doing, you ask a busy person. Current mantra. Repeat.
Next on the to do list is creating price tags, as it's raining and I need a break from standing outside staring-glassy-eyed at the second hand gazebo with a curtain hook in my hand trying to solve all the problems.

Finally, for all those readers who have been here since the beginning and watched me obsess over try out many different names. Thanks for coming on this journey of Shelf Discovery!
I warned you at the beginning.