Looking back at 2017, it's been an amazing year for Jenny K Home!
I'm very pleased with how my designing and making has progressed into a more serious activity, so much so that I've now entirely taken over the spare room in our house! I'm very grateful for all the positive customer reviews I've received on Etsy and for the support of fans of my work on social media - a massive thanks to Pippy the Budgie Bird who has been seen posing with a Jenny K Home budgie mug and budgie cushion...
A Few Jenny K Home Highlights from 2017
In the early part of the year, I started experimenting with different budgie cushion designs, writing a short blog on each and posting them for sale on the Jenny K Home Etsy shop (although my photography at that point in time left something to be desired!) Below are a few more recent snaps of those early budgie cushion designs.
Jenny K Home packaging style developed more at this point in time, with the advert of adding budgie ribbon to a vintage brown paper parcel. I wanted customers to feel like they are receiving something special when they get their Jenny K Home package through the post.
In April, I was then asked by Beautiful Homes Magazine if I want to have some of my cushion designs feature in their May and June issues in their spring and summer collections, which showcased a number of independent Etsy artists and makers. Naturally, I was thrilled and jumped at the opportunity...
Over the summer time, I expanded the budgie designs from cushions to include mugs, and the first range of Jenny K Home budgie mugs was born. I also had many ideas at this point in time around budgie stationery, but that may have to wait until 2018 to materialise.
As well as creating unique designs for various products, Jenny K Home also took on a number of custom pet cushion commissions. The first was for a lovely couple who have recently married in Australia featuring their lovebird on one cushion and budgie on the other.
The other commissions were from UK customers. One featured a lovely terrier walking outside in the grass and the other featured a lovebird, tabby cat and cute curly haired black dog (I'm not very good with identifying specific dog species just yet...)