Monday, 15 August 2011

Finally - Folksy success!

I have had a Folksy account for quite some time, but after an initial addition of a few items - I rather lost my nerve.

I don't know about you, but I could sell sand to the Arabs if it belonged to someone else....... but I am absolutely useless when it comes to promoting my own creations.

Well no more - there is no point in me keep making things if I'm not brave enough to sell them.  I don't know what it is that stops me....  Perhaps a real lack of self-confidence, and a fear that no-one will like what I make?  Probably.  However - I've received enough lovely compliments of late, that I'm really going to try hard in the future.

I've listed several items today -

Bygone Era Needle Case

Bless his cottons socks - needle case

A Stitch in time Needle Case

Buttons with Bows

Shabby Chic button

Floral embroidered button

Loveheart embroidered button
And do you know what.........

I was absolutely staggered!  I listed my first item - this dinky little envelope shaped needle case,

As soon as I had listed it to Folksy, I grabbed the link and posted it to Twitter.  It sold within a minute.

For once in my life I was lost for words.  So all in all not a bad day!  My very first Folksy sale in supersonic time, and finally I think I've found the confidence to go forward with my designs.

Can't sit around here chatting all afternoon..... best get making some more.  (Oh, it would be nice, but sadly the reality of dog feeding, followed by hubby feeding take precedent).


  1. YAY!!!! Lovely stuff and I can see why it sold quickly!

  2. I agree with Charlotte, very pretty and your labels are lovely too. Congrats on your first sale, I hope it continues for you.

    I had three sales quite early on but haven't had anything to sell for a while so need to get back on the case.

  3. Congratulations on your first sale - I wish you all the best in your new endeavour.

  4. Hurray! That is awesome news. I love the way you used selvedge in one of you designs. Ever since I started saving them for that quilt I'm going to make someday I've noticed how fun they can be. I especially like it when they are not dots.

  5. Congratulations you must be so pleased.

  6. What a feeling that must be :-)
    Love your buttons, by the way...and the label and the "packaging" card, all very nice details.

  7. congratulations - very pretty designs

  8. Jan your work is amazing!!!!


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