10/11/2011

Boot Camp #Handmade #Folksy

As sales have been a bit slow so far this season Mairi of Maram Jewellery started a Folksy Boot Camp to help and encourage us all promote more. Each day this week we are doing something different to promote each other. For some it is venturing into uncharted waters as they set up new accounts and get to grips with unfamiliar sites. I would have found it very handy last year when I started, although to be fair I had loads of help and advice from other sellers on the forums. It`s very good as it reminds you to do all the things that sometimes you allow to lapse. For me thats Craftjuice. I used to remember to put my newest listing on there daily, now I remember intermittently and have to put a whole batch on at a time. Must make the time to catch up with that.
Also have to make the time to finish my CRAFTfest stall. Had a brief flurry of adding pics, then in a bout of enthusism added more pics and descriptions, but still have quite a few things to do on there. Adding links where the items can be bought would be useful... hmmm... will get there eventually...I hope. Maybe our bootcamp needs a CRAFTfest day, perhaps I`ll suggest it. It all depends, I suppose, on how many of the group have CRAFTfest stalls.
Was at work yesterday, still feeling a bit under the weather. By today though I shall be feeling a bit more human, fingers crossed. Finished a collar and well on the way with another hat, which should be finished today. Am praying that we have some brighter weather so that I can take some better pics. All the ones from the other day were a bit dark or too bright where the flash went off. I did list a collar from that lot of pic taking but am hoping to improve on it drastically. Nine things now to take pics of, 10 if you include the collar already listed, oh dear!
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

We`re having a Boot Camp this week
because lot`s of sales is what we seek.
It`s not really what you think
this said with a `nod and a wink`.
It`s really a virtual Boot camp,
don`t even have to light a lamp.
But we`ll be grafting hard,
very little time to be a bard.
Promoting here and promoting there
helping each other, it`s only fair.
Some have been there longer and know,
while others still have the seeds to sow.
It isn`t easy doing that bit,
less time to imagine and sit
creating each and every new design,
making sure it looks so fine.
But no promotion means no sale
and we really don`t want to fail
at this task we`ve set ourselves,
so we`ll just have to be busier elves.
But we do what we love and love what we do,
making wonderful creations, just for you!


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Audrey`s Cat.Made With Love.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Miss Winnie Makes... Colour Me Fun.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Blue Forest Jewellery. Ello Design.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Adien Crafts. Bodkin and Bead.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
ZULEIKA`S ART. Baban Cat.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Mrs Jones Handmade Jewellery. Maram Jewellery.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
She Is All Art. Ra Ra Bazaar.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Dottie Designs. Talulah Blue.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
The Knitting Ninja. Cherry Tree Handmades.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Artisan Leather. Welsheggdesigns.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Claire Wood Jewellery. Dragonfly Lane.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Carofusion. Handmade in Keswick.
SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Hopeful Hare. UniquelyYours.

Hope you enjoyed todays wonderful array of delectable creations from the Boot Camp club.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

12 comments:

  1. Great blog post, as usual. Thank you so much for featuring my bracelet, and I hope your sales steadily grow.
    Emma

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  2. Beautiful things here and thanks for my mention! Every little bit helps and I think your poem at the start of the blog is always brilliant! xxx
    cherry tree

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  3. Great post. Thanks for featuring my earrings.Your suggestion on craft fest has got me thinking......!

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  4. Beautiful shares. Love the poem. Will tweet your blog post now.

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  5. Wonderful! Thanks so much for including my crochet heart.
    Great ideas, keep them coming.

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  6. Beautiful choices, as always!

    Thanks for including my jade chain maille bracelet :-)

    Alison x

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  7. Some lovely creations there. Hope the boot camp works for you all!

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  8. Thanks for including my card in this lovely selection! :D

    Leanne x x

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  9. Once again thank u for featuring Miss Winnie Makes.

    Its so nice to see your selections and todays is as fab as always. Love Welshegg's wreath, the reds are so vibrant.

    Ali x

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  10. Love to come on here and read your blog and rhyme, Great selection.
    Jax x

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  11. This bootcamp is wearing me out lol

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  12. Aww thanks for mentioning me!

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