Woah, what a year! Happy Birthday to Pen & Gwyn.
One year ago today in Hull Minster Pen & Gwyn did it’s first craft fair! I was so nervous, I had over thought it way too much and underestimated how well it would go.
In the next 12 months I would win Arts & Crafts Young Trader of the Year, appear live on BBC The One Show, be chosen by Kirstie Allsopp as one of her New Makers, appear on BBC Look North twice, release a full product range and be hired to illustrate 3 books!
Beyond all of that though, I built a business from the ground up. With very little money or knowledge of how. Thats what I’m most proud of.
Thank you to everyone who has helped me build Pen & Gwyn up to be what it is today; from my family, to my friends, to my fellow traders, my customers and my followers on Social Media.
I couldn’t have done it without you!