It's December 2016. A week before Christmas. Pretty sure my brain has me convinced it's still about March of this year, but here we all are staring down the barrel of another Christmas, wondering where the hell the year went!
It's been a bumper year for Bobby Trouble and we've had a truckload of fun while we were at it. Because who wants to run their own business and NOT have fun?! Kinda defeats the purpose, doesn't it?
As I sit here and mentally list all the things Bobby Trouble has achieved this year I ponder the question I am often asked - Where do you get the time to do it? And my answer to that question is big, fat "F*%K knows"?! I'm a mum, a (future) wife, I work a full-time day job and I run this business on my own as designer, maker, marketer, booking agent, sales rep, accountant (blergh!) and all round DIY gal. The reality is though, that when you absolutely LOVE every facet of what you do (except maybe the accounts bit), finding time for it is pretty easy. Plus, who needs sleep?!
2016 saw Bobby Trouble visit brand new markets we'd never been to before and find heaps of new Bobby Trouble fans, we sponsored more pinup competitions than there is room to list and as a result got to work with some incredible people - including Sabina Kelley (Yeah, I just name-dropped. She's a total sweetheart!) We also opened a 'bricks and mortar' shop in the heart of Newcastle on Hunter Street Mall, which we're a little bit proud of! On top of all of this we expanded our collection with a line of handbags, which took off way better than we could ever have imagined, plus pumped out a stack of new jewellery designs for all you bling-lovin' rockabilly babes.
A Very Rockabilly Christmas Window!
None of which could be possible without the continued support of our wonderful customers. It never ceases to blow my mind that there are people out there who like my designs enough to actually want to part with their hard-earned to own a piece of Bobby Trouble jewellery. But you do, and for that I am eternally grateful. I get to do what I love because of you guys. So thanks.....heaps and heaps and from the bottom of my heart.
We have so much more excitement in store for you in 2017. My brain is bursting with ideas for new designs and collections that I just can't wait to show you all. We'll be kicking off 2017 with a sale to celebrate the New Year, so make sure you subscribe to the newsletter via the Email Signup on Facebook so you don't miss out!
From all of us at Bobby Trouble (that's me, my market roadie/fiancé, my long-suffering teenage son and the fur-babies!) we wish you all a rockin' Christmas and the happiest of New Years. Celebrate with love, joy, compassion and tolerance. We are all different and that's what makes this world so damn cool to live in!!
'til next time,
Bobby Trouble X