I thought for a long time about whether I should post something or not with everything that is going on at the moment but decided I wanted to give my opinion, it might not mean much to the majority of you as my business is tiny compared to most but still this is my opinion and that of my business Imagine Design Create.
Imagine Design Create is a small family business, coming up 10 years old. I started it many years ago whilst pregnant with my oldest son. It became a ltd company in 2013 and i opened my Seaton based shop in 2014. In 2017 we launched our own brand range and in 2018 we joined Hochanda.
Claire began the Hochanda journey with her fantastic shows through 2018 and i only recently began demonstrating again at Hochanda but have been involved in the process since day one.
What the public don't get to see is all the hard work involved right from the start; the team who interviewed us as a company to see what our products are, the training team who teach us how things work and give us the guided tour, the buying team who help build the shows, security who check us in at the door, the floor staff who set up the show displays, arrange all the cameras and grab any items you forget whilst live on air!, the gallery team, the directors, the staff who mic us up, the presenters and many more people who i have missed out but there are so many staff involved in each and every hour show and they all work amazingly hard.
I am so grateful to Hochanda for giving us the opportunity to share our company with its customers. It has meant that we can grow and develop our business and has helped us reach a much wider audience than we would in our little Seaton shop.
We hope that we can continue to work with the Hochanda family through 2019 and beyond and want to thank each and every member of staff at Hochanda for all the hard work they do.
Kerri-Ann, Jon, Claire & all the Imagine Design Create team.
Have you seen that we have a Foamiran sale on. We have sorted through the stock in store and update the website. Once it is gone we will not be restocking so grab it while you can.
If you are wondering what you can do with Foamiron take a look at some of the inspiration from our design team. Foamiran makes some beautiful flowers and embellishments.
Hot Foiling is fast becoming a popular craft. We've stocked the equipment throughout 2018 and have noticed an increase in requests for it since October. We recently saw that Crafters Companion have launched a machine very similar to the 'Go press & foil' so we'll be looking into getting one in soon for you to test out.
Our hot foiling workshops will hopefully be returning in 2019 too so if you are interested in trying it out make sure you let us know you are interested so we can book in a space for the workshop.
In the meantime if you are looking for hot foil related equipment head on over to our online shop and pop 'hot foil' into the search bar, you should be able to see a variety of foils, tools and equipment.
Our best selling foil pack can be found here
Have you tried these fantastic glitter highlighter pens yet?
We are loving these in store. Not only are the bright and packed full of glitter but they are shaped with a chisel end so you can create some beautiful handwriting with them!
We have been really impressed with how long they are lasting, we've had them open now for a couple of months; they've been used in workshops and as a demo set out on the table and none have dried out yet.
As you can see they are also great for colouring in too!
You can find out more about these pens here