Thursday 7 November 2013

Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

   In Japan, they have these cafés that are also homes to cats. People can go in, drink some tea or have a cake (assuming Japanese cafés sell the kind of stuff ours do - I've not been, yet), and have a cat climb up their leg or sit on their lap. Or, more likely, laptop. Now, it must be said that I am a huge dog person, but that's just because I was brought up with them, not cats. Seeg, on the other hand, is very much a cat person, but he does want a dog. I've lived around cats for about a year and a half, and I still can't read them. I'm slightly afraid of them, but I actually find stairs to be more menacing.

   Well, the end of 2013 will see the opening of the very first Cat Café in England. Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium was crowd funded, and despite not even being open yet, has raked in more than 12,000 fans on Facebook alone. I thought it was an amazing idea. I might be afraid of cats a little bit but I love animals, and I would love to visit a place like this.

   But this isn't all I'm telling you. I got in touch with Lady Dinah's, and have just bagged myself a consignment sale with them. This means that, very soon, a few of my products will be available on their website, and, when the café opens, in there too. There are other handmade sellers who have gotten involved, and I'm so pleased to be a part of it! Terms have been accepted, percentages negotiated, and products created, now all they need is to be shipped off. I'm so ridiculously excited, because this is a huge step for my shop.

   Selling on consignment, however, means that I won't see any money back until the agreed upon review date, so it is a risk, but it's one I'm excited to take.

NaBloPoMo November 2013


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