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Changes are afoot.. and it's very exciting!

30/11/2012 - Matt Chatterley

Thats right! All change! Well, not all - don't panic - we're not doing anything drastic, but things are going to be different around here and that's for sure. Last week, my wife Rosa and I welcomed a very special new addition to our household - baby Erik!

Erik! This has caused us to hurry up and bite the bullet in terms of a few changes to both my full-time occupation (Mattched IT) and other projects such as this one - handmade-crafts.co.uk.

In reality, the site has been suffering for some time because Steve and I are far too busy with the business to give it the time, attention and love that it deserves, which is a shame as I still feel it has a lot of untapped potential.

So it's time for someone new to take charge..

.. but I'm a big believer of 'keeping it in the family', so my lovely wife Rosa (who is also a keen knitter and helped start what I believe is Jersey's first Stitch'n'Bitch group) is going to be taking charge of this site while she's on her maternity leave.

This should mean a number of things including faster responses to your emails and messages, quicker moderation of your links and hopefully more activity on this blog - but I'm also hoping it will allow us to step back, think about HMC a bit more and push forward some new developments to really make something special from the foundations we've laid.

So it's goodnight from me - and it's goodnight from him (kinda)

Steve and I will still be around, especially to start with - and we're still committed to building HMC into the ultimate portal for UK crafters and makers, we're just not the right people to run it day-to-day any more. So all that remains to say is thank you very much for your support so far - and I we can all enjoy what this site will become as much as we've enjoyed getting it to where it is today!

Matt.

Comments (5)

Gravatar for Rachelxx

Congratulations on your new addition :-)

Posted by Rachelxx on 30/11/2012 21:06:22

Gravatar for dot

Awww lovely! congratulations to you both.

Posted by dot on 01/12/2012 18:08:49

Gravatar for Handbagsbyhelen

Sounds like a plan. Congrats and good luck to you both

Posted by Handbagsbyhelen on 01/12/2012 19:23:39

Gravatar for Holly Hinton

Congratulations Matt & Rosa! Looking forward to seeing what's to come...

Posted by Holly Hinton on 01/12/2012 19:42:24

Gravatar for Steph

Congratulations, what a sweetie! Best of luck with taking on the website as well as your new baby!

Posted by Steph on 03/12/2012 20:35:52

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