April Diaries!

April Diaries!


I took a small break from crafting in April just so I could get my Retail Store & Studio Opened up and also get my Online Shop up and running.  I did have some orders to fulfil before I opened up my physical store on Easter Saturday and I also had to make a Stock of Box Frames for the shop and since opening I am constantly having to replenish the stock which is such a great complaint to have!  I have also received quite a number of Christmas orders already (yes I just mentioned the ‘C’ word!!) but it is never too early to order for Christmas as I can make these all year round.  Just to note my current turnaround time on Box Frames is 1 week and on wooden gifts is approximately 3-4 weeks.


I did not have a Reloved by Jessica Blog Post for April as my website was under construction for my new Online Shop, however I did Relove 2 pieces of Furniture for my new Retail Store.  I bought the Kitchen Dresser on Done Deal and freshened her up with Rust-Oleum Universal All Surface Paint in Rose.  I was lucky enough that the Counter was left behind in the Shop so I used Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint in Duck Egg to bring her back to life!


On Easter Saturday the 15th April, I opened the doors of Jessica Loves… Gifts & Homewares Retail Store & Studio at 105 North Main Street, Youghal, Co. Cork.  You can read all about my Rebrand and the Shop Makeover here.  The first month has gone so well and I really hope it continues as I have my eye on lots of new pretty things and even some Christmas stock already!!!

Working from Home definitely has its perks, however, having a separate place to work has given me some work/life balance back.  Since all my craft supplies are in my Studio, I cannot be working late into the evenings anymore.  Home feels like Home again and I can now have guilt free Days off because I no longer feel I should be staying at home catching up on orders in the Craft Room!

Killeagh Woods
Watching the Boats on The Quay in Youghal
Fun in Green Park, Youghal
Collecting Shells on Ring Strand

With all the lovely weather in April, we got to spend a lot of Family Days exploring and making memories, here’s hoping it continues!

Thanks for stopping by x


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