I love hearing from my happy customers. I received a comment on my website from one of my student/customers Stephen Wilson that really made me feel good.
Here it what Stephen wrote.
“Just thought i would like to say thanks, Why you may ask, then let me explain…
I live in England, so i have been finding it hard to find carving help and tools, i have wasted much cash and time buying books that don’t help much and buying tools that don’t really do the job. Then i stumbled on your site and took a look at one of your free lessons, i was skeptical at first, thinking that this was just another money making site out to get your cash, but the more i watched the more i realised this was not the case. Your advice is fantastic, its at the perfect pace, i have bought some of your lessons and i love them, they are so helpful, when you are teaching us how to do something, you also point out what mistakes people who are learning make, and yes before i watched your lessons i made them all. Your videos have saved me so much learning time and my skills have increased so much i could just give you a big hug to say thanks. all the products you recommend do the job, and one good thing is you tell us the reasons why you recommend them. if i had found your tools first i would have saved hundreds of pounds.
So once again Nita a big thank you and keep those lessons coming.i give full permission if you want to use any part of this as a testimonial to your fantastic work.
What Stephen wrote made me feel great because he confirmed that my website and video lessons do exactly what I intended when I first set out to create VegetableFruitCarving.com. I wanted people to have an easier time getting started with video instructions that are easier to understand than books. I also wanted to save people the time and expense of trial and error and of wasting their money on tools that aren’t right for the job.
Not long after Stephen wrote this on my blog, I got another message from another customer / student Manda Vassigh. What Stephen and Manda have in common is that they were both skeptical about my Vegetable and Fruit Carving lessons.
I have just started my little event decorating business. This is a passion of mine which with your help I am trying to pursue. At first as you might remember, I was skeptical in purchasing the program, I am in my second week and from the minute I received my tools I started and I have never been happier. This is the best thing I did for my carrier. Your videos are simple, clear and excellent. I wish you the best of luck and thank you for being honest . You deliver what you promised and in this day and age, that is extremely valuable, to come across someone who delivers what she promised , and much more. I pray for your success, you have the skills and you deserve it.
….If people do some research on line (like I did) they would realize that your program is “The Best” there is….. More power to you Nita, your family should be very proud of you. I am so satisfied that you can post what ever I wrote and use it in your blog or advertising in any shape or form you need it. You have my blessing and authorization. You make me proud, as a woman.
Isn’t that great to hear? I just love that my students / customers are happy with what I’ve created in my videos and the tools that I offer. It’s what I intended when I created my business so it’s really rewarding to get that kind of feedback.
Almost every day I get emails and messages from customers who are so excited with the carvings they have made and the reactions that they get. Many are in love with their new found hobby. Some are enjoying adding that special touch that makes their catering or food service stand out as something special. For others, they are finally satisfying a long dreamed of desire to learn to carve after having seen beautiful fruit carvings at parties, events or on their travels to Thailand, China and other Asian countries.
There is simply a lot of joy in fruit carving. There is the creative satisfaction of transforming ordinary produce into something beautiful. There is pleasure of being immersed in the process of carving itself. And there is the added fun of sharing it with others, making them feel special, and hearing the many ooohhs and aaahhhs.
If you’ve been wanting to learn to carve, what’s stopping you? Life is short. There is no time better than the present to get started learning the beautiful art of fruit and vegetable carving. You’ll be glad that you did.
P.S. The day I was writing this post and about to publish it, I received the following email from a chef who offers fruit carvings as part of his services. In his message, he was talking about my Carving Watermelons – Roses, Buds and Leaves lessons. He wrote,
I received the melon carving dvd
And boy am I impressed..
You are the clearest instructor,I quickly discovered what I was doing wrong, and you made making leaves and buds as well completing easy