Well, it’s been a busy few months for us here at Blythe & Bonnie. We (Oskar and I) just wanted to say thank you to all our customers, thanks for recommending us to friends and family and for coming back to buy more masks and fabrics! I know it’s mainly word of mouth and repeat purchases which have kept us busy, as we have done nothing in terms of promoting our website through SEO!
It has been nice to see more people buying materials to make masks (and other things) too. Once you get sewing it really isn’t all that hard and it opens up a whole new world of opportunities to bust lockdown boredom. For myself it’s been the thing to keep me occupied and to stop thinking about how things could have been in a parallel universe where things were kept under control, and for Oskar (our oldest who’s 19) it’s been good to earn some money (mainly so he can pay us back his car repair bill!) after he lost his job at the start of lockdown. Little did he think he’d have so much time to think about what to do next with his life….
Thanks for all your lovely reviews and emails, here’s one I received yesterday from a lady who bought one of our four layer masks:
Hi, just wanted to say the mask arrived a couple of days ago and I am very pleased with it! it is a good fit and I do like the way you have organised the elastic – so easy to adjust! What a good idea!
I am elderly and wear hearing aids, and glasses so ear loops are
simply not on – I am so afraid they will pull off my aids, which are
horrendously expensive and so likely to be lost! Too many things on
the ears!! But your adjustable elastic head band works a treat!
The fabrics are nice too. Do you really mean one can put it into the
machine? I had a couple of others which were said to be washable and
I carefully put them in a bowl and hand washed and drip dried them.
The interior fabric shrank so that the outer would not pull up and
down properly over nose and chin. They have become unwearable. (Trouble is I can’t remember now where I bought them!) In any case I think I shall wash your beautiful one by hand. My best wishes,
I did tell her not to be afraid to put them in the washing machine, as I have done for months now.
And as you know I am not afraid to nail my colours to the mast (I know, I know, really bad business practice, but really I can’t help being a rubbish capitalist!), here’s how it could have been and why I could never support this Westminster government who have handled this crisis really badly and with Brexit have continually thrown stones in the way of my personal and business life. It could all be so different!
Anyway, take care of yourselves, stay at home and keep sewing! I will make some more videos when I get a minute, for now it’s back to the machine for me!