It’s nearly Valentine’s day so I’m going to indulge myself and take this opportunity to thank someone who has made this little business possible.
Mr Baa has the patience of a saint.
6 years ago I announced I was giving up a 25 year career in a really well paid job and spending the next 2 years retraining to be an upholsterer.
Now…this would be understandable if I had shown any interest in craft or interiors up to that point. I hadn’t. I had never used a sewing machine and really didn’t give a monkey’s about cushions or fabrics.
He immediately supported the decision…at least outwardly. I’m sure inwardly he was thinking WTF! Especially as the whole idea of re-training had been given to me by a fortune teller!
He supported me financially through the early years…I only started to pay myself last year – and has acted as bank of Baa Stool many times, bankrolling big orders and allowing me to risk our savings on my dream.
He has helped me to load and unload the van umpteen times, has packed boxes, manned the stand at Trade Shows, fetched materials, fixed equipment, brought me lunch when I’m too busy to get out, listened to me endlessly talk about sheepskin, helped me celebrate successes, cuddled me when things have gone wrong and helped me get back up and at ’em again. Above all he puts up with the fact that 90% of my waking hours are devoted to Baa Stool. He gets how driven I am and gently encourages me to find balance.
The thing is…he sees this business as mine… but I see Baa Stool is OURS. It absolutely would not be here without his support.
So thank you very much Mr Baa. Love ya xxx
Valentine’s Day Gift Guide
Tell someone you love that they warm your heart this Valentines Day with one of our real Sheepskin Heart Cushions. Using the most sumptuously soft Sheepskin, our heart scatter cushions make the perfect gift.
You can even pop a hot water bottle inside and have your own heated sheepskin cushion, what luxury!
Double Love Heart Cushion
Our limited edition Valentines Day Sheepskin Cushion is the perfect gift to give to the one you love.
The Double Love Sheepskin Heart Cushion features real British sheepskin in fiery Dragon Red on both sides, making it sumptuously soft!
Each AMUSF Upholsterer or Soft Furnisher will have had their work, premises and insurances thoroughly vetted at the time of application to ensure they operate to a standard that maintains the integrity of the craft. This process is repeated periodically by visits from AMUSF Directors and Staff to ensure those high standards are maintained. Only AMUSF members can display the crest to give re-assurance to the consumer that they will be dealing with somebody who manages their business to a high standard. This means you can rest assured your Baa Stool product will be top quality.
Baa Stool Ltd is proud to be a member and support the aims and objectives of the trade organisation ACID (Anti Copyright in Design). All Baa Stool designs are supported by ACID through their Copyright & Design Databank and ACID Marketplace. This means our designs cannot be copied so you can rest assured your Baa Stool product will be unique.
The Real Sheepskin Association is made up of Tanners, Merchants, Designers, Manufacturers, Retailers, Specialist After Carers and other Trade Institutions, all committed to providing quality sheepskin products and services.
- To promote the use of Real Sheepskin.
- To encourage high standards of processing, design, manufacture, retailing and aftercare.
- To advise Trading Standards Officers of breaches of Trade Description legislation.
- To provide a forum for the whole UK Sheepskin Industry.
This means you can rest assured that the sheepskin we use is of the highest quality.