25/05/2011

New Treasures #Handmade #Folksy

I have discovered some new shiny treasures on Folksy in the guise of brand new shops. I know what it`s like to be the new kid on the blog, as do all of us sellers of course. We were all new at one time. The thing is it`s quite hard waiting with bated breath for that first sale to appear. Until that point you tend to wonder if you are ever going to be found amongst so many. There are times when you wonder if it`s all worth the endless effort, even when you`ve been selling for a while. It`s natural, until your name is known, that there are periods of selling and dry periods too. But it`s those times, the dry ones, that are the hardest, when you tend to doubt your ability and your designs. You look at what you do and wonder what else you should be doing and if there is something wrong with the things you make. It`s very easy to give up and much harder to keep at it regardless.
New shops always remind me of how little I knew then. I still don`t know enough, computerwise, but I am constantly learning each and every day. Every time I had a question, I went on to the forums and asked and usually got an answer and help. I didn`t even know what an URL was, let alone how to cut and paste or put picture onto forums.
I knew nothing at all about blogs had never even seen one until I found Folksy. That was quite a battle too, painstakingly putting it into place, bit by bit. There is of course still loads I don`t know. On other blogs they have little ads for other shops and blogs, I have no idea as yet how to do that, but I`ll learn eventually as I learnt about everything else.
All these lovely new sellers will also learn to be proactive to get noticed. In the meantime I am doing a bit of giving back, for all the help I had, by showing their wares on here so they get a wider audience.
So now you have to do your bit by clicking on their items and having a look through the shops.
Oh dear I have waffled a bit, that`s what happens when you feel nostalgic. Blimey, that sounds like I`ve been on here for years instead of months.
Anyway! As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

Yesterday I went treasure hunting,
founds lots of treasure, no bunting.
Now you may think that statement odd
I admit I can be a strange and funny bod.
But thats not as odd as it sounds
cos it`s summer and it usually abounds.
Never mind, it really doesn`t matter
now you`ll be thinking I`m as mad as a hatter.
I maybe a little eccentric, not mad
and I`m telling you that`s not bad.
It can be fun to do as you like
sometimes I even go on strike.
I take my crochet wherever I go
they think I`m daft, it`s not so.
I wear clothes for comfort, not trend
eccentric`s great is the message I send.
Now I`m even waffling in this rhyme
it was going to be about the shops this time.
I`m just hopeless, can`t keep on track
maybe there`s something that I lack.
If there is I really don`t care
as long as I can always share
my new creations with all of you
because I really love what I do!!


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Both by UniquelyYours.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
oakapple and rose. Bella Beads.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Alison`s Stuff. CUT OUT GIRLS.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Kitty in the Meadow. myapplique.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Bloom`s Art. Chillipeppa.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Calla Crafts. JonBurgessArtCards.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Daffodilly Design. Mead Moon.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Bluebell Crafts. For love of Arnold.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Bonny Lass. MG Jewellery.

I think I have achieved a very nice variety on here today. Hope you have enjoyed it. Please take a little time to browse through the shops.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

4 comments:

  1. Stunning unique work. I love all of them. xx Rita

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  2. Great things as usual, thanks for sharing, I'm off for a nosey at all the shops now.

    Jan x

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