It is very hard to believe that it was this month 10 years ago when Kaye and I stood in line at the Business Registrar Office to officially register Fickle Prickles as a business. Wow, does time fly when you are having fun.
From humble beginnings we grew. To start with in 2007, we attended the Kalamunda Markets each month - Packing up the back of the ute with a gazebo, a single table, plants and the living gifts we potted up during the course of the month:
Just over a year later, in early 2009, we officially launched our online store:
Ahh, the green background! :P
With both of us still working and studying full time, we kept plodding along - Each month attending the markets and each week delivering & posting online orders. We worked after hours and on the weekend; sometimes well into the night. We propagated and potted and sourced new plants, expanding our range as best we could, when we had spare time.
In 2015 we attended the Perth Garden Festival for the first time, having an absolute blast designing and creating our succulent display:
We have kept this tradition going each following year, designing a display based on a theme - 2016 was 'Under the Sea' and 2017 was 'Miniature Gardens'.
Also in 2015 both Kaye and I gave our notice at our respective jobs, and surged on with the business full time. In 2016 we redesigned our branding to what it is today, and developed a new online store and website.
Both Kaye and I are incredibly humbled to be able to work each day, on our own venture, doing what we both love to do. A big, huge thank you to all our regular customers who have supported us over the last 10 years.
What an adventure! Highs and Lows, we wouldn't change a thing. What will the future bring? Only time will tell. Bring it on!
To Celebrate the double digits, we will be giving away some prizes and having a special birthday sale sometime in October. To find out more, and to be in the running for these delectable goodies, check out our Facebook page.