New Folksy Shop

I have managed to post a few items on my new Folksy shop (in between stressing about improving my work life balance and stressing about the play I'm directing).

You can check them out by clicking this link:

I am trying to concentrate more on having a range of different items, rather than just necklaces and brooches. I am also trying to put more emphasis on keyrings and earrings.

Here are a few of the items I have uploaded already:

A lovely vintage style heart brooch with a flower.

A flower necklace made with one of my favourite flower motifs and with a crocheted chain of leaves.

A little doll keyring made in the traditional Japanese amigurumi style.

Can you tell I'm trying to force myself to include picture in my blog posts? I'm a very wordy person naturally, I always think a thousand words speaks better than a picture.

Easter.... yay.... *collapses with exhaustion*

Well, for saying that I have had 4 days off work for Easter, I can honestly say I feel worse than I did before we finished. I just feel so drained. I've been to church 3 times to sing in the choir (and managed to break my voice singing the descant for the final hymn), I went out to the pub with a few friends on Friday and felt dreadful all day on Saturday even though I didn't drink that much (well, 3 pints of cider, but I never felt anything more than tipsy all night....) and I've posted a few items on the Folksy shop to get it started.

Apart from a bit of housework that's all I've done. I haven't even got to sit in the garden because the weather has been a bit too chilly even though the sunshine is lovely.

And I'm exhausted. And I have a sore throat. And I have to go and supervise a rehearsal later.

At the moment I'm just holding on to the fact this time in 6 weeks, I will A) hopefully still be in bed, and B) I will no longer be directing a play.

Back in business...almost....

I know I haven't posted for a while, I'm sorry. I've had a bit of a break from listing and promoting items recently because of the amount of things going on in my life recently and that will be going on for the next 6 weeks. My play opens 6 weeks today and saying that I'm bricking it is putting it mildly.

I am working on tarting up my Folksy shop and starting to list items again. I am aiming to post 1 item each day (when I finally get chance to take some photos) and making the odd post on Facebook and the blog and twitter and craftjuice and all that nonsense. Then in June I can start promoting properly when I have a reasonable amount of stock.

 I would honestly be happy with selling one or two items a month, because that would cover listing fees and it would keep down the number of items cluttering up my house. I also plan to seriously make gifts for relatives and friends rather than buy.

Well, that's it for now I think. Hopefully tomorrow I will have time to start listing items....