July 20, 2011

There is such a buzz around in the party scene at the moment with the announcement that Amy Atlas is keen to visit our shores – it has been the talk on every bodies lips since she mentioned it last week.  
The lovely Jane from Lou and Jane Homemade Parties emailed me on Monday to let me know that she had done a post about how she found Amy and encouraged me to do the same.  It seems Janes post has now got everyone talking about the moment they “found” Amy. 
I guess my Amy moment came probably about 2 and a half years ago – around the time I started my blog.  If you have read my about page then you will probably know that my blog began as a bit of a documentation of the building of our house – that is of course until I entered the world of Amy Atlas.  Suddenly gyprock walls and toilets became a little less interesting.
I had always had a thing for styling and co-ordinating everything and going the extra mile when it came to parties – a friend even said to me recently when I showed her my website that I was always ahead of my time as I had been doing this styling thing for years.
So suddenly I was dreaming about how to create my own dessert table – was it going to far to do it for the girls birthday parties – surely it had to be for a big fancy do and not a small birthday party.  So with the idea in the back of my head the decision finally came when Sharnel’s party for William popped up on Amy’s blog.  I still remember leaving the comment on Sharnel’s blog letting her know that she had finally convinced me to give it a go.  First came Sofia’s 4th Birthday Party and well the rest is history really.
I have been so fortunate to have had four of my parties featured on Amy’s blog which is such an incredible buzz – I am sure I had a smile on my face for a at least a week after the first feature last year – to receive the nod of approval from the best in the business feels great.
So there it is – the story of how I came to do what I now do. Sienna’s Vintage Circus Party last August was really the party that turned the corner for me – it was after this one that I started to get requests to do other parties and Sweet Style was born.
  If anyone had have said to me 2 and a half years ago that I would one day be in this business myself I don’t think I would have believed them!  Proof that a give it a go attitude can turn itself into so much more.
Thanks Jane for encouraging me to write this post and for all your enthusiasm when Indi’s kite party popped up on Amy’s blog last week and fingers crossed Amy does come to visit us all soon – if you would like to join her mailing list so you can stay informed you can do so here.
So now it is your turn – how did you hear about Amy?  Let me know if you post about it so I can read your story as well.


7 thoughts on “Finding Amy

  1. Leanne – what a success story your business is – I feel so thrilled when mummies with real lives and real stories venture into a creative fulfilling business – any money made out of it is a bonus hey? I hadn’t really seen the vintage circus party and it is gorgeous – when I have finished this comment I will go check out that post on your blog! Thanks for sharing, Jane xx

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