Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back into it

Well, we are getting back into the swing of things now that the Silly Season is coming to a close.  I don't think it officially ends until the new year begins, but I have had to get ready to face the new year, as we have a magazine to get ready for the 1st March, and we have taken a nice break over the past couple of weeks.

I have been clearing my desk of about 6 months' worth of mess, and now have a perfectly tidy desk that is ready for action.  It's amazing how this can change one's outlook and make the prospect of working so much more exciting.  I have dropped the girls at their Pa's and I am free to get some stuff done.

So the desk is tidy - check. Now I just have to work my way down the list of about a million other things.

Oh, and other news - we have just picked up another stockist. Emma from Ballarat Patchwork will be selling the magazine from this afternoon. Yay. They have lots of lovely stuff in there. Check it out.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Growing bigger

I am excited to tell you that I am in the process of getting quotes for additional pages in Thaw. We have been getting to the stage lately, in the planning process, where we have too many ideas to fit in the pages we have.  So I think it's time to add some more pages.  Lots of people have been telling me that they wish that we came out more often, but since we simply can't create more time in the day (which is what we would need), I hope that more pages will be some consolation to those people.

We are also in the process of planning lots of competitions, giveaways and freebies for the next issue, so looking forward to the next couple of months.  Stay tuned.

Kim x

Friday, December 11, 2009

Daylesford Makers

Recently we had a stall at the Daylesford Makers Market.  We are sponsors of the market, and happy to be a part of something that promotes regional makers.  With lots of beautiful wares to buy, it was easy to buy something from every stallholder.  I got to check a few people off my Christmas list, and meet some wonderful people.  Check out their blog for details of next years markets, and stallholders.  Well worth a look.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quiet and calm

It's that time of the quarter when we at Thaw HQ get to actually take a little breather, and are not so insane. Phew.  We had a very busy few weeks there, where it was almost like we would never make it out the other end alive.  So many last minute things to do, before we went to print, that lead to children being bribed with promises of camping trips, chocolates, lunches out and playdates, just so we could concentrate where we needed to.  Rohan and I realised that we haven't really progressed from those uni days of leaving things to the last minute.  I don't know that we ever will.  I think we both work better under pressure. Thankfully, now that it is done, we can take the time with the girls, to make cupcakes, enjoy birthdays and go camping.

Now we have done the deliveries, and the mag is out there, it's time to plan our next issue, and attempt to be better organised than previously. We can only try.

Kim x

The kitchen table piled with thaw parcels and birthday presents.

Monday, December 7, 2009

YAY Issue 6 hits the shelves!

There has been a lovely response to the current issue which has blown team Thaw away!
The blogging community has made us feel very much supported.

Who would have thought that a little magazine that promotes all the creative goodness in the country would have made so many people happy!

Thanks to all from team Thaw