It's well and truly that time of year.
Summer is here.
Santa is only 14 sleeps away.
The year is almost over.
In terms of the year that has been, we couldn't be more thrilled! What began as a few idle moments chit chat quickly swelled into overflowing sketch pads, late night market stall practice runs through to the current dream factory we hope one day to actually have in a factory - instead of the kitchen table/ shed/ spare bed. But Rome wasn't built in a day now was it?
We've spent the year trialling ideas and concepts, listening patiently to nay-sayers, smacking head-on into brick walls, receiving the most wonderful feedback from you all and ultimately coming to the decision that this is where we want to be. We feel so happy to have been able to bring our dreams to fruition and that so many of you feel the same way. And we are enormously thankful to you for your support!
To thank you and help with your Christmas shopping we are having a SALE for all our friends at our online Shop. This will run to the end of December.
But you may need to be quick because as you know, each piece is completely unique and a one off item.
We get asked lots of questions about why we do what we do. More often than we would like, we find ourselves converting people to buying from and supporting local, independent artisans - we'd much rather have hordes of people already doing that. So here's a snapshot of what's floating around in our headspace. These are the things that matter to us and perhaps it will gel with you too:
We don't mass produce. We offer timeless quality.
You can easily head to a multi-national chain store and purchase items that are possibly similar to what we create. And you won't be alone. Thousands of others will have the exact same item sitting on their couch/ floor/ bed and you may even wonder if it looks better in their home. But you can consolidate your fears in the knowledge that you didn't have to pay much. And of course you can throw this slightly-ripped-at-the-seam one out and get something more "on trend" in a couple of weeks.
We have been practicing our craft for a long time and strive to be the most professional producers we can be.
You go to work, you do a particular task and you get paid for your time. How much is an hour of your professional time worth? We may not have an artisans university crest hanging on our wall, but we simply can't get by if we only charge for materials. So although we call ourselves Daydreamers, please know that we are the best at it. Your money is paying for the best item, made in the best time by the best Daydreamers around.
We want to help you create memories.
Just seeing Grandma's old blanket brings a smile to our face. She made it many moons ago. We used it to hold a teddy's picnic under the kitchen table when we were 5. Mum used it before us to snuggle up under with a handsome beau while out at a drive in movie. We hope to hand it on, along with its memories to our kids so they can make use of it and create their own memories with Grandma's blanket. We create pieces that will hopefully become your future heirlooms. Others will help to create future memories told over a cup of tea or late at night with snorts of laughter from the generations to come.
Our daydreaming creations are made with integrity, to the best of our ability, so that they will last many lifetimes and be just as loved in each as they are in the first.
In the new year we hope to be even more adventurous with our daydreams. We have a number of new pieces such as wall art and hangings and newly finished wooden items. We hope to bring some of these to the last of our markets this year (keep up with that on Facebook), but we will have them online for 2014.
To help with your Summer Season celebrations, here's a freebie download!
- Just right click and Save.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Enjoy your Summer & Dream On!