Wednesday, November 19, 2008

my first folksy sale

My first Folksy sale was that of two Narnia badges. Hooray!

The only envelope I had was a scribbled on used one, so I covered it in newspaper and - hey presto - a funky new envelope! I think I might cover all of my envelopes like this.

And as a little free gift, I included a little London map badge. I really enjoyed putting it all together. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

warm and snuggly

Another one in the shop.

the secret is out

So, what is it that I have been working on? Why have I been so reluctant to show you? Well, after the whole 'people-reading-my-mind' thing, I wanted to keep this quiet until I had actually finished them and put them in my shop. And what are they? Neck-warmers! I made one for myself back in March. Back then, I was calling it a snood. Some people would call it a cowl. But most people are confused, so I've decided to go with the unambiguous title of neck-warmer. And what is so different about these neck warmers? I've laced them up with ribbon!

Well? What do you think? I'm really quite excited. I'm excited because no-one else does this. It was my completely original idea (which all stemmed from me not being able to crochet properly) and I am very pleased with it indeed.

This is my 150th post by the way. Fancy that.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

featured artist

I will have some exciting new creations to show you this week, but for now, have a look at the Chronic Artists' Blog (where should that apostrophe be?) here. I feel very honoured to be their featured artist :o)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

the badgers are in the shop

No hang on that's badges, not badgers. There are no badgers here.

I was incredibly excited about putting my badges in my Folksy shop. The last time I had checked, there were no badges for sale on Folksy. Was I going to be the first to list badges on Folksy?? No. I waited too long. As if that didn't dampen my spirits enough, I was also really excited about selling badges of the London tube map. I thought it was a brilliant idea of mine and I've been meaning to make them for months (I even had a little collection of tube maps to use). Amongst the many badges now for sale on Folksy, there are badges made from tube maps. 'Gutted' doesn't even cut it. For a split second I actually thought that someone had copied my idea, but then I realised that I had only showed the blogging world yesterday, so that's impossible. I even began thinking that this seller had read my mind. No, we just had the same idea. Bummer.

I can't really sell these on Folksy now that I see someone else is selling them (you have no idea how disappointed I am). So that will mean another giveaway, I think!

I had got over that sadness when I saw that someone else was making badges out of comic books (remember a while ago I bought some comic annuals with the intention of making them into badges and envelopes). I'm just not quick enough! This is why I'm keeping my crocheted things a secret. Not that these people copied me at all - more that I was too slow and they read my mind.

Anyway! As you may have noticed, I've been playing around with packaging...

And I've been making more badges from a map of central London (I'm pretty sure no-one else is doing that!).

I've also been making badges from a vintage map of France. I like them.

These are now available in my Folksy shop. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

back to badges

Ooo I've been having lots of fun with badges lately. I would show you all of them but I don't want to overwhelm you, so here are just a few.

London Underground maps, a map of London, a map of france, a Playmobil catalogue and a page from a vintage children's book (it's a Narnia book, if you're interested). I will be putting these in my shop, but I just have to play around with packaging first.

Soon, I'll have some finished crocheted pieces to show you. At the moment, they're just waiting for a magical finishing touch. I'm really quite excited about them. Watch this space...