Sunday, 2 September 2012

A little rumble before the Christmas storm?

So the last week has been an interesting week.

After trying a couple of different networking techniques, my Facebook page has seen a surge of interest and I've had a surge of orders. From custom pieces, to items I've made for friends but never for the general public to just general sales and interest. I know much of this is to do with the big 'C' being just over the horizon, however, I can't believe it. Part one of the plan seems to be falling into place. Such a happy little bunny.

So if you have purchased something from me in the past couple of weeks (or at all for that matter) a huge thank you. Without your support I wouldn't be able to start turning a hobby into the dream job.

You are all...


(do you like the 's at the end there)

In fairness I don't have many photos to show you as I have been busy making and packing out just to ensure I keep up on orders. However I would like to share this with you. I've never tried making Chainmaille like this. I need to revisit a couple of the links to just smarten them up, however very autumnal don't you think? A lovely little seasonal bracelet. 

Available in my Folksy store - Autumnal Flower

Someone also asked me for some Stitch Markers too. Nothing fancy just something simple. The photo doesn't do much justice however they are quite cute I can assure you.

Stitch Markers
I have a list of things to craft and create, and I am part way through writing a cool post which will be going out later this week. Need to get it submitted over tomorrow - but I can't tell you more just yet :D

Over all this week has been a fun and prosperous one. Our Landlord has decided to sell out flat however that hasn't dampened my mood much. It will mean finding somewhere with higher rent, but hopefully more space... which means more crafting. Complete excellence if I do say so myself.

I will be nipping over to the Handmade Monday weekly to join in and see what other amazing things other lovely crafty people have been up to. If you haven't already... you really need to check it out.

P.S. If anyone is interested I am looking to host a Halloween swap and would love you all to join. If you are interested read my previous post or contact me on for more information.


  1. glad you're feeling good about all that extra work...hahaa!
    I'm really looking forward to gettin' my keyrings...hurry up, Mr. Postie!
    They weren't for Christmas presents, by the daughter and I just love anything Christmas, all year round..heehee!
    Will be back for some stocking stuffers, though!

  2. Congratulations on the boom in sales, it's always nice to know people love what you make. Good luck in finding a new place - maybe you will find something with a studio annexe :-)

  3. The autumn flower bracelet is lovely and the stitch markers will work really well. I like the way you used the clasps as they will be easy to add or take away from the project. Very clever :)

  4. It'll be exciting looking for a new flat. "A change is as good as a rest" they say!!! Like the chainmaille and think the stitch markers are very useful.

  5. Ah I love the bracelet, it is so unusual and the stick markers are very cute. Well done on all the sales, must be a real boost :D
    Good luck flat hunting.

  6. Well done on your new orders, love your makes this week

  7. It's good to hear you're busy, although it's not so surprising as your things are so lovely and that bit different, too. Good luck with finding somewhere new - with a lovely big space for crafting x

  8. Lovely to hear things are going well for you

  9. The bracelet is amazing, I've never seen anything like that before.

    Will you be sharing your 'networking techniques' ?? I'd love to know how you're gaining more interest and sales. Very well done :-)

  10. Great that you have lots of orders coming in. Lovely makes this week.

  11. Love the bracelet its a really diffrent design. Looks like a lit of work went into it. I never use stitch markers so its something I tend to forget about butyours are so pretty you've given me an idea of making fimo ones to look like little balls of wool :)

  12. its great to hear that you are doing so well and that your hard work promoting your business is paying off :) well done you!

    you're bracelet is lovely and perfect for Autumn x

  13. It's great to hear you've got so many orders coming in.
    I really like the colours in your autumn bracelet.
    Ali x

  14. It's a lovely bracelet, it looks complicated but very pretty.
    Good luck with your flat hunting.

    Jan x

  15. It's great to hear you're getting lots of orders.

    I like the stitch markers, I've never seen anything like that before, I think they would look nice used as bag charms.

    Melanie x.