The success of Snapdragon is largely due to the team here - who have helped me move the whole shebang out of my kitchen and into being a professional set-up with production lines, stock takes and vat returns.
If it was left up to me I would still be wafting about doing a bit of this, a bit of that and generally sinking in a well meaning muddle.
Of course this all relies on the calibre of the people who work here - and the fact that we punch way above our weight in attracting dedicated, talented people. The advantage of flexible working round children making up in some ways for the craft-business pay scales.
Such is the case with Kit. Kit is the only person in the business who has a fabric training - she studied Industrial Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels and she worked with mills and textile producers in Scotland before taking time off to raise her family.
Workload is always high here and there is often too little time to do the designing and playing that would be ideal.
However, his week, Kit's first design for us is going into production having got lots of orders as soon as it went onto the wholesale bit of the website.
I have been asked to do sheep designs for the past few years, periodically I try but there seems to be a blind spot and all I end up with is various clouds on sticks. So in January I handed the challenge over to Kit and she designed these. I do the embroidery, but the working out is all hers.