Monday, 23 January 2012

Where have I been?

Ok , it's been a long time since my last blog posting , must be a few months. So what have I been doing , where have I been?

I have been totally devoting my time (whilst I'm not doing the day job) to crafting , knitting , bit of crochet and sewing and generally trying to get my lovely goodies out there for all to see.

As well as selling through Etsy I have been trying other selling venues. These have included a new craft shop in a little market town in Yorkshire, where I have had most of my accessories on display over the Christmas period. Here I sold 2 of my unique bags and loads of my flower brooches plus had tons of admirers of my hand knitted / felted cushions.

I also tried my hand at the Christmas craft fair at my local garden centre , which was a bit of a flop. Even though I cleverly displayed all my items this time , still no customers came my way :(

All is not lost  though and I now have some of my accessories on display in the garden centre full time.

I've also been extending my range of items , trying to find the ideal creation that will get those sales.

Flower brooches seem to be one of my top sellers.

So are my hot water bottle covers that I created specially for the Christmas market.

And then there are the little felted Christmas trees , just perfect.

All in all I'm happy with my little Etsy shop at the moment. I have over 120 accessories displayed. I'm making sure there is plenty of diversity in what I'm making and selling until I can determine where the market is.  I've managed to experiment in selling my goodies off line and I now have more of an idea of shelf rental prices and what I can expect out of such a venture to ensure a reasonable profit.

Sales so far this year have been really good. 7 Sales in one month is brilliant for me. Just think back to this time last year where I was achieving only 1 sale a month :(

Hope this blog posting will inspire other new crafters :) and the more experienced ones will have a little smile on their faces thinking back to a time when they were just beginning their journey.


  1. Good to see you back here and hear about what you have been making!¬ Well done on the sales. I really musty try and get promoting and making a bit more!!!

  2. You have been busy. How exciting to have your items in a garden center. Really good luck, hope it goes well.

  3. Hoping I've worked this commenting bit out. Flower brooch fan here. I wear my Fem brooch on my coat everyday, makes me smile when I catch it out the corner of my eye :-)

    1. Love the name you have given my flower brooches

      "Fem brooch" brilliant

  4. Ooh well done! That's a fab increase in sales over a year. I hope I'll be selling 7 items per month in a year's time!! Keep up the good work. I love how you have such a variety of items in your shop. :)

    Here's my shop:
    And my blog:

  5. Yay glad to hear you're doing well Femmy! And as the proud owner of one of your flower brooches I can confirm they are indeed lovely.



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