Saturday, 7 January 2012

Thought it was time for a good check in!!

Its been a long time since i've written a blog and i thought since its a new year - one of my new years resolutions for me is to write a blog every month or so!!
Ive also got so many new fans since my last blog and thought this would be a good place to introduce myself to you!!

I think you all have worked out my name is Laura:) I have 2 gorgeous boys Nathan (6) and Reuben (5 - his birthday was actually today), and i'm married to my soulmate and i couldn't get by without him :)

Bittybutton is my wee business and i just loved it..i pour a lot of time, love and energy into it.. I run it all from my back bedroom (i refer to it as BB HQ) and I have a gorgeous lady who works alongside me; her name is Patricia and i don't know what i'd do without her

My heart for Bittybutton is to make quirky christian gifts that will encourage, uplift and inspire...
I also want people to know how much they are loved and valued by their heavenly Father and that no-one ever needs to feel alone

So that's a bit of background on me and why i started BB

I've so much to tell you and i thought last August would be a good place to start - our birthday month!! was a great month for bittybutton as it was our 1st Birthday!! It also was the month that i decided to make some changes for BB....
My plans for BB was to bring in other beautiful ranges to compliment my goodies (like Dots & Spots and sass & belle) and to be doing lots of house parties and to have a little team of girlies out taking the parties.... BUT when i held my open house Birthday Party it was clear,  that all you lovely girlies really only wanted BB goodies and not other gift ranges.
I also made the decision in August not to have house parties anymore as it was taking up precious family time  and causing quite a lot of stress....

In September i launched all of my Christmas goodies and was totally BLOWN away by the response...the response was SO HUGE i had to close my order book for Christmas at the end of September (and i know there was a lot of you very disappointed so hopefully i'll be more organised for christmas 2012)

October/November was a really hard month for me personally.... I got diagnosed with severe depression and had to really look at how much Bittybutton was taking over my life...that i why i had to make the decision to take december and Januaury out from orders from BB so i could take time out to organise myself and to see where to take BB.... I have really been on such a rollercoaster ride the last few months but i could not have faced it without the love and support of my husband, family and friends and also knowing that when i thought no one understood my heavenly father did...
Thankfully im feeling in a much better place now:)

December was a great month as i got all orders finished and was able to hold a couple of "virtual shops" to help out all you lovely ladies who had missed out on getting christmas orders....
I also had a lovely break and time out with the family...

So now we've arrived in January and i'm having a very productive month so far!!
My workroom was a total health and safety nightmare, so, me, dad and hubby worked hard last week to get it sorted and i'm totally in love with it (well as much as you can love a room!!)
I'm enjoying coming up with LOTS of lovely new bits, as with the Christmas rush,  i felt that my creative juices had totally dried up!!
I've also open my etsy shop and i'm so excited about it..i really hope it will help me be a a lot more organised, as admin is a totally nightmare (although my beautiful friend Melanie will be helping me out a lot more this year with this - won't you melaine!!)'m also meeting with my graphic designer Chris next week as I'm getting a new card range designed...eeekkk its so exciting i really can't wait!!
These cards will enable me to produce a higher quantity of Hugs in a Box - and i really will be focusing on this product a LOT more in 2012 as there is nothing else  like it in the market....
I'm also changing the frames a bit to make them even more special..but you'll have to wait a few more weeks to see them!!

There's lots of other new ranges i'm planning on bringing out for spring 2012..but its so secret i cant tell you all yet hehehe!!

So lots of changes at BB but hopefully all for the better for you and me both....

I really can't believe how fast Bittybutton has grown but it has ALL been from God... its surprising the methods He uses to make me stop and think about everything... I feel that everything is in His own and perfect timing and i just need to surrender ALL to Him - you know... He NEVER fails and His mercies are new EVERY day....

So that's my little update finished and look forward to everything that happens this year. I also pray that all YOUR plans and dreams are fulfilled this year..

Lots of Love,


  1. Best Wishes to you and BITTYBUTTON for 2012 and may God continue to bless you in the year ahead.
    Still looking foward to ordering two huggs in a box for April Laura!!

  2. Wishing you well for 2012.

    Thanks for sharing so openly about your faith and your depression.

    As a Christian who suffered post natal depression I felt a lot of guilt - how could I feel so low if I knew the Lord.

    Challenged me a lot, and now I am so keenly aware of our need to share with others that just because you are a Christian it doesn't mean there won't be lows and troubles.... just means you won't be alone.

  3. You blow me away Mrs BB. God eminates from EVERYTHING you do and it is SO clear to ALL who know you how much you love your heavenly father and how much you strive to show women how utterly loved they are by Him.
    I wish BB all the success in the world for 2012 and yes, I do REALLY hope to be a big part of doing what tiny parts I can play in admin.
    You are an inspiration and I am SO looking forward to the creations you will be coming up with next.
    LOTS of love (and admiration)... Melanie xo

  4. Laura

    thank you for sharing so much with us.

    I think I speak for others when I say how much you inspire us with your creations & we can see & feel the love in all the things we have bought from you. I have never bought anything as well thought out & wrapped the way your gifts are & that shows how special a person you are. You are a truly special person & that shines through your page.

    I would like to thank you for all that I got from you in 2011 & can't wait to see what you have planned for us in 2012. I am so glad I found Bittybutton on Facebook.

    Lots of love

    Debbie :) x 2 Peter 1:2