The SFS Story
I started creating kits for our little group to use, and any extras I would sell on my blog. I love creating kits using a mix of new and old and was one of the 1st shops having kits as their main product line.
The first website came along in 2008 and here is website #3… bigger and better than anything I could have imagined.
But SFS isn't all about stock & websites…
I still teach classes, cant believe that back in 2005 I didn't think I could teach people scrapbooking, but now I have 5 or more classes a month held in the shop.
What would be SFS’s main focus? RETREATS… retreating is how SFS really became who we are today.
Our 1st retreat was held in the lounge room of my home in 2007 with 18 ladies…
I also attended a few other small retreats with a few items from the shop - but nothing large scale.
In 2009 a group of us from the Hunter boarded a plane and headed to Melbourne for a retreat - we had the best 5 days, shopping, scrapping in our motel room, then retreating in the Dandenongs with many online friends we chatted to daily on a forum… we had so much fun and created up a storm, however the retreat ended bittersweet with some unjust negativity but this led to the real making of SFS and where the Sheep logo came from… my sheeples followed me and supported me, and to this day many still attend our annual retreat in October which we held in my home till 2013, when we needed a bigger venue as 24 people was a bit squishy in the house.
In 2013 I decided to change & expand SFS by become a complete mobile retreat shop and in 2013, 2014 & 2015 attended 12-16 retreats each year around NSW & one in Victoria. As well as attending other peoples retreats
In 2016 we will run 6 SFS retreats with 40-65 people in the Hunter & Port Stephens area as well as attending some other selected retreats around NSW & VIC.
Where to from here? Our next goal is to expand our SFS retreats north, mid north coast NSW & QLD, so watch this space :)