Well this past week has been a bit of a whirlwind of highs and lows at Plush Towers. The low is that our heating in the warehouse has broken and it’s been close to arctic. We’re still in hats, gloves and scarves and hoping that Mr British Gas is true to his word and gets us warmed up again TODAY (cross your fingers, or send us a blanket?) but I must say that icicles aside I’ve been riding high on the news that we came away with a few gongs from the 2014 British Sewing Awards.
Best Online Retailer: British Sewing Awards
So even in the freezing conditions you can imagine my excitement when I received an email with this in the title. I might have squealed. Three times.
We won Best Online Retailer! We’re absolutely over the moon to have the confidence and seal of approval of Sew Magazine readers after less than three years in business. We were up against some brilliant and far longer established retailers in the category and I feel very humbled we came out top so THANK YOU if you voted for us.
We were also runner-up in the Best For Customer Service category. I’m not sure who won but I seem to recall we were in the running with John Lewis so even to be recognised alongside such prestigious brands was an honour.
And lastly my lil ol’ blog came third in the Best Sewing Blog category which, if I’m honest, I find a tad puzzling. I’m still finding my way with the blog and it often gets neglected (despite my best intentions but often there’s just not enough time to fit all my “jobs” in to a day) but I’m of course delighted that it appears something is hitting the right note.
Sew Magazine have let me know that the full results will be in next month’s issue so look out for it in the news stands. It’s sold in most major supermarkets as well as WH Smiths.
So a huge thank you if you voted for us, we really, really appreciate it and I promise we’ll keep up the good work in 2015.