Bit of a Surprise!
What Just Happened?!
Sara | Designer & Founder
It’s been a “Blink and you’ll miss it” kinda year, here at the Silk Purse Guild. We’ve seen some blinding successes in our first year. Our site is growing, along with traffic both and sales. Not bad, for a little business that isn’t even launched yet!
As I sit here, watching our first year quickly coming to an end, I can’t help but wonder……. “What the Hell was that!?
The Silk Purse Guild went live for testing on March 12th, 2020….. who saw that coming, right?
Seriously, after 3 years of work to get this off the ground I found myself sitting in front of the daily briefing, watching Boris with a mounting sense of panic and wondering if this dream had just been ushered out of the door, faster than Johnny Depp from an Anne Summers party!
We dropped the “Coming Soon” screen on 12th March 2021, still in full PPE and huddled together (virtually) with a handful of awesome sauce early adopters, who were willing to give this dream a chance…….
My Biggest Fear….
Literally EVERY ONE told me not to do this…. “No one will sign up”, “you will launch with an empty shop”……..
Talk like this has never worked with me. In fact, battling the naysayers became even more entertaining than Boris, who seemed determined to turn up to the briefings looking like he had brushed his hair with a party balloon!
As it turned out, the Silk Purse Secret Society became a refuge for all of us. A place to meet up, chat business and escape the never ending emotional rollercoaster. I can honestly say that we Guildies are made of tough stuff!
To Hell in a Hand Basket?…..
Not quite so…
In fact, we’re going from strength to strength, with new members joining every day. This first Christmas may not have been exactly what we expected, but I am going to mark it anyway, because considering the frazzled nerves, isolation anxiety, raw hands from scrubbing and constant “aroma de sanitizer”, this has been the best first Christmas EVER!
HUGE thanks to all the Guildies, and here’s raising a glass (or 5) to the New Year……. stick around, it’s gonna be EPIC!
How was it for you? Emotional wreak? Slight twitching of the left eyeball? Hoarder of bog roll and gin? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences from 2021, so hit us up in the comments below.
So we can look back at this blog post in a few years and marvel at how well we did, under the weirdest of circumstances.