Seven years ago today, Buzz and Bloom was born. Mum, my sister Gitta and I had a meeting, decided on the name - Buzz and Bloom. "Devorah" means bumble bee - "BUZZ"! And for the Bloom, well, here's the background... As a child Gitta was very upset that she didn't have a middle name and decided that she ought to. She decided it would be "Flower" - hence, "Bloom".
We made albums on the kitchen table, and we put them in the boot (trunk) of the car and drove around to scrapbook shops to sell our wares!
Soon, we were going to craft shows and people were starting to know us by name! Then we introduced some stamps, unmounted red rubber beauties. Far and away, the most poular stamps we had were our hat ladies. Taken from my Nana's old millinery sketches, these ladies in their hats were in high demand. (In fact if you want any today, you can get them from our ebay store!)
Today is seven years since we embarked on this adventure and I'm really glad we did. We've done so much, but you know the rest of the story! The last few months have been tough, and it was a very hard call to close. But, when I think about Buzz and Bloom, I think of so much fun, laughter, friendships made, art, inspiration, and so much good.
Dr Suess said " Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!" I love that quote, and I do, smile when I think of Buzz and Bloom. So today there are loads of blog posts to see, we hope you're inspired, creative and happy when you think about us too.