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Glad tidings to the strangers......

Sunday, December 12, 2010

2010 slowly walking away........

To many when a year comes to an end its a very emotional moment. When you look back at what the year took away and what the year gave to you, it brings on such a roller coaster of feelings. From happiness to the moments where life didn't make sense. The good times, the times with family and friends, the occasions and the achievements. Then there are the failures, the mishaps, the things you miss from previous years, the people you miss and all that parted ways with you whether people, things or places.

So with 2010 coming to a close, lets not get all sentimental and instead look at what work got done, the mishaps, the best moments and how the journey has been.......

January: I decided to finally get on to the next level with my love and talent of making earrings. January was a month of realization that I maybe can make people happy with my earrings. =) It was great to get appreciation from family and close friends when they saw samples of what I made. People wanted earrings!

February: Making earrings earrings and earrings. Man I felt so slow in the production of earrings department. It took me two to three days to make one pair. I was annoyed but with each new pair I knew I was so going to love this if I had to do this every single day of my life. I loved making earrings!

March: I had my first earring exhibition right at home, with only friends and family members attending it. I had only 48 pairs of earrings. Not much when I look back at it, but it was definitely a day worth remembering. I was on cloud 9 or higher. No brand name, no one knew me, but I felt the happiest cause of the appreciation I got from the people who bought them and comments on Facebook.

April, May: Extremely slow and lazy months work wise. Didn't feel like creating anything new. I didn't feel creative at all and kinda lost hope that maybe all this accessory designing thing, it wasn't meant for me. It was just a one time hit. So basically.......nothing worth mentioning.

June: Why not again start making earrings, and how about embellishing a Kolhapuri? Would it work? Will people like it? Lets make a few and see. If it doesn't work then I always have earrings to get back to.

July: The at home exhibition number 2. Another major day. This time 52 earrings and 8 Kolhapuris. Its the best feeling in the world when you see people look at your work and say nice words =) its like better than a shopping spree even! And yeah the brand name came into being. Hera K accessories!

August: Though with Ramadan and the flood and me not well, something new occured in the life of this accessory designer, which was THIS BLOG. Created in August 2010, I got a chance to meet so many new people, got to a new level to connecting with people, and above all I found so many lovely fans out here. I not only got positive feedback but also people ordering things and wanting to know where they can get hold of an accessory like the one they saw on the blog. It made me realize that handmade things can work in world full of machines.

September: First big high was that a few of my accessories went for the Bid for Humanity auction. It was good feeling that I could somehow help. September to me has been my most creative month when it comes to Kolhapuris cause I think I made my best designs back then.

October: I started showcasing my work on MyOffstreet. Loved the response and thats what made me think that I need to take this to whole new level. So got in F my cousin partner in the brand and so the brand became.... Handmade.fabulous.fancified. And then it was the hype of the exhibition. Major promotions, major work and major stress. But it was fun all the way!

November: Our at home Launch exhibition which wasnt supposed to be at home actually took place, and to our surprise lots of people showed up. We seriously weren't expecting these many people after the cancellation of the first dates of the Launch. We were exhausted but so so happy! Thank you again to all the people who came.

December: Completing orders, and making the new collection! We have had to this day 3000+ blog hits, and 300+ members in our Facebook group. Alhamdulillah and MashAllah! Couldn't thank Allah enough for all that He has given me. Basically turned my life totally around within a year! Miracles do happen!



sadaf said...

Heraa.. loved ur post!! we always knew that u had this in u and u'll surely go places :)
btw y cant i post it on my fb page??


hera k said...

Sadaf!!!! Thank you sooo much for dropping by at the blog.... I am thrilled!!! Thank you for the wishes....cant wait to meet you girl....! And dont worry I'll post the link to your fb......Love ya loads!!!

Princess said...

Nice post , wishes to you :)
P.S. The URL of my blog is changed to : http://phsays.blogspot.com/

seemabamir1 said...

hera MASHAALLAH u hav done very well..............may u vl always succeed........luv u.

hera k said...

Seemab: Thank you so very much. You have always been there for me to appreciate my work and trust me it means alot. I wish to meet you someday soon as you're one of those people who have been with me from the start and I cherish all of you. Lots of love and wishes!!! May Allah keep you and your family happy always =)

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