Sunday, 3 January 2010

My first ever blog..

I never thought I would be blogging! But here I am with my first blog, I must admit I'm a bit nervous about it all.

2009 has been an amazing year for me. I racked my brains for a very long time trying to think of a prospective business that I could run in my spare time. My sister even gave me books on how to start a cake business, but I knew that wasn't for me.
One day I looked in the window of our local jewellery shop in Horley. I saw an absolutely gorgeous watch made with beads and silver charms, I thought 'I can do that'.. came home and started searching ebay for all the bits and pieces. I had a good go at making one ..

It all progressed from there, I started making more and more beaded jewellery, took some to work and to my complete surprise they loved my jewellery and bought bits from me, asked me to make stuff for them too. It was a strange feeling - knowing that people actually wanted to wear what I made and even wanted to pay me!!

My mum then told me about a craft fair near where she lived, so I booked up for it and things have just progressed from there. Since the beginning of 2009 I have been trying to do as many craft fairs as I can, the run up until Christmas was mental. Some fairs have been terrible others have been fantastic but I have met some fantastically talented people and made some wonderful friends.

As well as doing the craft fairs I also wanted to start an online shop, folksy was recommended to me by one of my new craft friends. It has been amazing and I'm really proud of my little shop!

It has been nice over Christmas to have the time to list lots of new pieces in my shop.

I'm really excited about this year. I have a regular monthly craft fair slot starting in February. Will be stocked in a shop from March and am looking forward to lots of craft fairs this year. I also hope to continue to build my shop on folksy over the coming year.

It's going to be hard work but I can't wait!!!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck in 2010! I just became your first blog follower... if you need any blog help just give me a shout. Anna from Evie George on Folksy x x