January 2018 and a new creative adventure begins

Finally, I found my log in details for the site. I must admit it took some hacking into to recover lost passwords and archived email addresses.  But I am pleased to say Scrapdragon is back crafting!

What have I been doing?   Well in 2014, I sadly ignored this site as I set up a new business creating custom Ballet tutus.  This really took off and you can find the link to the sister page at the top menu.  The business became so busy that I looked for a solution to help organise me a bit better when I   signed up for @girlsmeanbusiness and their #Awesomemarketingplanner.  The course asked what was my goal and a realised that my business didn’t have one!

So in defining my goal I became aware of what I did want to do and what I wanted to stop doing.  Hence the 2018 New year and new changes for a better life.  No I am not going all health conscious and joining a gym;  god forbid anyone hoping to laugh at me sweating in Lycra and becoming an exercise bore!

One of my goals was to concentrate on the high end bespoke ballet tutus at a championship level.  I love creating the structured one off designs.  The large number of stretch ballet tutus might be a bit bread and butter business, but it doesn’t inspire me as much as a quality structured.  So my focus of work is changing.

Second one of my goals was to support other #DanceMums as it would seem today, very few of them can make their own costumes. When my  three dancing children were in the scene, every dance mum could knock up a costume overnight and often was asked to.  When dance mums come to order a ballet tutu, they often say that they wish they could make the costumes instead of having to order them in.  So my second goal was to set up some #DanceMums 101 costume design workshops. to teach the hands on skills of stage dance costumes from basic to advanced levels.

Third of my goals was to do something creative together with my husband. I was alright me having the sewing business but when he retires he will need to become involved.  We both love creative crafts and have both achieved our  City and Guilds 730  adult teaching certificate over the years.  So building on the theme of specific workshops for dance mums, we are going to offer additional workshops for mixed media creative crafts.  In February, I attend Tex Towers to become a certified PowerTex trainer which is a fabulous product.  I already have some workshops planned for Christmas 2018 which are available on our  SCRAPDRAGON facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Scrapdragon-1888415478155099/

I will publish the events and workshops on here so that interested parties can book in and have fun.

So far, its the 9th January and I have two DanceMums workshops sold out and two partially filled.  I also have bookings for Christmas crafts later in the year.  So 2018 is looking good to achieve the dream and Be AWESOME!