The year 2012 is going to end soon. When I look back I know I will not forget it so fast. We launched our children furniture brand Rafa-kids in April. Started with no big expectations. With only our own savings and a lot of production problems. There were many though moments, but we tried to believe in our design and carry on. After 8 months, there are kids around Europe sleeping in our beds, our design was published in magazines, there are shops carrying our brand and we got a design award! We are proud and overwhelmed. We already look to future new designs and plans, which I can't wait to share with you in 2013.
We would not be here without great people who helped us on the way.
I would like to thank you, Deborah,
from Kickcan&Concers. You are really the first one, who noticed me in the virtual world and supported ever since. You are a real believer and I'm so glad we have you here, the blogging world would be so empty without you!
I would like to thank you, Asia,
I would like to thank Bert Karel and Greetje
who gave us a lot of time and support, discussed the design and made the project better and real.
We are so happy your sons are the owners of the prototype F&R set made in January 2012.
I would like to thank you AnnaMarie and Tekke,
for opening your house for us to make our first photo shoot also in January 2012.
Your twins spontaneously became part of the whole session. We had so much fun!
I would like to thank you Eva from Orphan socks, for the trust and patience!
and Agnieszka from z potrzebypiekna for the time to listen my problems and complains.
You always have such a good energy to give in difficult moments.
I would like to thank all the bloggers who mentioned our 'new-born Rafa-kids'.
Without your support we wouldn't be here! Here are the ones I know of: rafa-kids -metion
Thank you so much!
I would like to thank you Valerie from Serendipity shop in Paris.
This place is so special and I still can't believe we are standing in they showroom.
Thank you for all your effort and work you did for us this year.
I would also like to thank Carl from Toyella, for your passion and commitment to carry on with us.
Thank all of you who trusted us and got our beds for your kids!
Its a great feeling which gives us such a positive kick.
I just had to share all this with you, my dear readers. Now I can relax and plan the 2013 ;-)
Thank you for staying with me on this blog.