January photos over the years

I have delved into my photographic vaults and picked some photos taken in January over the years.

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I had some of my stitch markers featured in a magazine.
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I went to Dublin and was shown this amazing sculpture.
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Tea and cake at my local yarn shop, the plate is awesome.
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I made these earrings and they didn’t sell, so I have given them to a charity.
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I went walking along the canal with a group of lovely people.
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I made myself an epic breakfast for my birthday.
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The blossom had bloomed early and took this shot with a 105mm macro lens.
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I gave stop motion a try in 2018 and really enjoyed it.
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I still make cards every now and again.
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I still make stitch markers.
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I printed this shot of an orchid onto a card & they sold out.

I am hoping to go through the vaults again next month so watch this space.

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Ebay items for sale, that don’t sell.

I was meant to post this blog last week and never got around to it.  In the meantime the following items expired and didn’t sell.  So I want to ask the question, what makes you buy a handmade item?

Skull stitch markers were listed at £5

Heart shaped stitch markers were listed at £2 as they are slightly marked.

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Blue & brown earrings were listed at £2

Red beaded drop earrings were listed at  £2

Is Ebay the right place to sell?

Do you pay attention to the description of an item?

How important are the quality of the photos?

Please leave some feedback and help me out.

 

 

Friday 13th – unlucky for some

I don’t think I am particularly superstitious.  Yesterday was Friday 13th April and whilst at the day job I found out historically Fridays and the number 13 were not linked.  They both seen as unlucky in their own right.


As for me, I have been blessed and lucky by the crafting situations that have taken place so far in 2012.  When talking via social media I have been able to get back in touch with an ex colleague. She is really nice and has become an avid knitter.  So when I posted some of my beaded stitch markers she loved them.





Back to Friday 13th, my ex colleague has become my first online customer.  It has also put my website worries to rest.  I don’t think I have mentioned that I am building the site myself, learning html along the way.  So I would say that was lucky.





I had a good night out with some lovely people and met some new people.  A bloke who makes his own gluten free pasta was my highlight oh, and the birthday girl liked her gift.  I think I have been lucky to meet some really nice like minded who share being creative.