Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Calling *Busy Little Chicken* and *Missy*

Hello Girls!
I am sorry to have to get your attention this way but I am embarrassed to say I do not know your real names! I tried to contact you through blogging but apparently the account I have that is enabling me to blog is out of date and I have to register again!! Never mind!

If you really want a Father Christmas then I am very very happy to list one each for you, but if you were being kind then please do not feel obliged.

Jean x x

Angels at Dawn

As many of you know I left Folksy on principal. Mainly because they were bullying some of my online friends and taking away their revenue and secondly because they barred me from selling my angel charms.
I joined Support Hand Made and the girls on there gave me the ooomph I needed to reopen my Artfire Shop and get back in the groove.
This morning I was trolling around Folksy ( love some of the sellers on there ) and found 'my angels' but in a garish 'gold metal'
Cross and then fed up.
But, I decided to take my angels out of their box and start listing them on Artfire. I even found a mushy and sentimental edging for the image!
The keyrings were popular last year and so maybe I will not be too late for this year.
Apparently this weekend is going to be the busiest shopping day of the year as we will have all been paid for the last time before Christmas.
If you have some pennies to spend and want free shipping then pop along and look at my little angel, her name is Ruby.

Sunday, 27 November 2011


Here he is. First one hot off the mat!
I shall be improving him tomorrow, or maybe he is perfect, only time will tell.
I shall be selling him on http://talkingbeads.artfire.com
Wish me luck x

Why Now!!

Good afternoon to you lovely people who follow my blog. I am in a bit of a muddle at the moment. Unfamiliar computer, no Paint Shop Pro and in the middle inventing a new Christmas decoration. I know I should be inventing in the summer months but working on Father Christmas in July is not something I find relevant. Good business sense, but not relevant!
So, here he is, not finished, bit lopsided but I hope it is obvious that he is Father Christmas. He needs arms as well and needs for his beard to grow, then he is done. I shall be sending him, and his brothers out to special friends this year. Unless I have a sudden rush of making and manage to list some next weekend.
If I have not been given my old computer tools back by then I may have a nervous collapse, so watch out as you may hear me screaming from Wiltshire to Scotland and back.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The New Me!

How exciting. I have a new logo, business card, banner and identity.
Bonnitta designed it for me and I am very happy with it. Bon is a very clever girl and is well known in the crafty world and has helped to form new identities for many a crafter.
I am selling on Artfire now and have had a few nice little sales. All of them are my Christmas Decorations, but I will be listing more and more jewellery, once I get my new computer to understand me!
I have not been idle though, I have designed a new Christmas Decoration to go with my angels, trees and snowflakes. I will blog about the journey when I am happy with the outcome.
Bye for now.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

I just love Shopping

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As you know I love shopping for handmade goodies for Chritmas. I found this lady through Facebook and she was kind enough to buy one of my decorations. Not this one, as I can not find the image on my desktop! I am such a messy person. I can never find anything in the house or on the computer.... I need a wife to keep me on the straight and narrow!
Anyway, Jo is the girl's name, and there are so many things in her gallery that I would like to buy and especially the stockings advent calendar. Imagine having that to bring out every year. Gorgeous.
I am off to try and twist her arm, I shall let you know how I get on. HeHe!

Friday, 4 November 2011

SHHIM rules!

I am proud to say I support SHHIM. Supporting Handmade However it is Made. A lovely bunch of girls, and one boy, who make lovely lovely items that want to come to live with me. The items that is.....

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

I am back!!

As you may know I have had most of this year off! Not work, not life but beading.

A while back I decided to get back to listing on Folksy and all hell broke loose with their new criteria and I decided to leave. As a sensible business woman I just delisted everything, said goodbye on the forums and posted a message on my Facebook account.
But, my friends at SHHIM (Supporting Handmade However it's Made) picked me up and encouraged me to reactivate my Face Book Shop, which I did.
I also remembered that Jean at Little Scruffs asked her to remind me that she wanted some mini Chritmas Trees for her bears this year. I would normally sit and wait for her to remind me as I am not very good at being pushy about my beading.
I did email her though and Yes, she would still like 5 for her bears. After I had made them I decided to show them off on my page and BANG I had two emails, Jean loves them "phew" and an order for 4 of my regular size trees!
So, it does pay to advertise.

I am in the middle of the commission so will post pictures when I have finished.
Have a good day.