Despite the difficulties of 2020, we look to a new and brighter year and therefore wanted to share with you a few business milestones we have made this year and a few plans on the horizon for 2021.
2020's first milestone was in February - we released an additional 10 craft kits to extend our Pom Pom range, from flamingoes to sea life friends and a sustainable llama kit. We brought pom pom animals in many forms and it is safe to say you have absolutely loved them!
Following the successful release of our new kit range, we collaborated with the fantastic Chloe Upton Studio, who captured the essence of our pom pom friends in her beautiful photographs.
In March we managed to secure ourselves a studio premises, in the heart of Newton Abbot on the top floor of Vintage Now Interiors. Despite not being able to do many workshops or parties this year, our studio has been a god send for packing many kits this Christmas. This extra space has allowed us to grow our stockists throughout the year - Vintage Now Interiors (our Newton Abbot stockist), Grace Favour & Home (our Bovey Tracey stockist) and Rockpool Trading (our Plymouth stockist) all joined the pom pom family. ️
In the summer, when we were allowed to bubble with 6, we held our first two parties at our Newton Abbot studio (our venue) - a birthday party and a hen do. We then ran Pom Club, Stitch Club and some Halloween workshops. Our lovely friend Vanessa, from Devon dressmaker, started hosting some adult sewing workshops in our studio too. We were fortunate enough to host our opening studio party and invited our lovely pom pom family to come and join us and have a look at our beautiful new space!
In October, we made another HUGE milestone in business and something I had been hoping for since starting PST! We became a Not On The High Street partner, joining just in time for Christmas, this ultimately means we are now lucky enough to sell our kit range on NOTHS' lovely website.
In November, we released another 4 Christmas themed kits to our range, including our best selling kit this Christmas; our 12 Treemendous Pom Pom decorations kit! It is so lovely to see that you loved the first activity box we have released, and I can tell you that I have a few more planned for 2021... watch this space! I would also like to add that November was the best month in business since starting Pom Stitch Tassel nearly four years ago (February 2016), allowing us to donate business profits in the form of craft kits to a very deserving and local charity; HITS. HITS held a Toy Appeal this year to ensure that every child receives a toy for Christmas and we couldn't wait to get involved.
Throughout all of this YOU incredible people have kept us going as a business - keeping me busy with new crafting ideas, packing kits and introducing online workshops to keep you lovely people crafting at home. From the bottom of my heart thank you for your incredible support in 2020. I am so proud of how far my business has come, I get to do something I love everyday and I get to put smiles on your faces, which honestly is the BEST thing about what we do! Thank you for being a part of our pom pom family and community and I cannot wait to see what 2021 will bring.
I know it has been a very strange and a very awful year for a lot of people, but I’m here to tell you that the darkest storms always bring the brightest of rainbows , so 2021 we are coming for yooouuuu!
Happy New Year fellow poms, may it be a happy, healthy and safe one.