Friday, 5 November 2010

Love Blogging

Moving swiftly on.
New hearts
Thank you all for the lovely supportive comments on my last post.  It was so good to hear from people who don't normally comment offering their experiences and generally making me feel very good about my work.
Thats what blogging's for isn't it? Critics say its for those who need their ego massaging...well...thats me..I admit it.
The response I've had from bloggers have given me the confidence to do things I may not have in the past.

I didn't mean to spark a general criticism of the organisers of 'the event', or the other sellers. 
Some of my lovely blogging friends are taking part. People whose work I admire tremendously.
Really, I have so much to do there is hardly time for a Craft Market.
I am having my own little personal craft market here. 
These new leaves and hearts are part of it.

A veritable queue of people asking if they can buy my wares.
If I knew how..I would get an 'add to cart' button!

But in the meantime I have just added a few wobbly biscuits to my etsy shop.
I have a pile of potential brooches that didn't quite make it to pindom.
Like the bags of mis-shaped chocolates you can buy a bit cheaper in Thorntons.
8 Felt shapes pictured here.
The lot for £11 or as we say on etsy ....$18
I wonder if anyone will want them?
WOW! THAT WAS QUICK!
Sold.

39 comments:

Caroline said...

mine all mine!!!
I do embroidery and sewing too and thought they would look pretty on handbags as christmas presents!

WandaFish said...

Lol, too late! Methinks your hand was bitten off!

filz-t-raum.ch said...

lovely,lovely,lovely leaves...!!!
bye,
filz-t-raum.ch

Wipso said...

Oh wow....you consider those not good enough? I can see whay they were quickly snapped up. Your work is just stunning.
A x

jinxxxygirl said...

I went back and read the previous post! Wow! When i look at your leaves i don't see how they could have rejected you. They are incredible. And you know what i like about them most? They are so obviously original. And the way you are going to display them on that homemade tree is just nothing short of genius.

Try not to take their refection to heart. Maybe they had other reasons for not selecting you other than they didn't like your art. Maybe they ran out of room or they were going for a certain theme and yours didn't match....Who knows. But trust me darling your art is marvelous!

soggibottom said...

Ha ha... know your in safe hands with your blogging fans :-) xxx

Greedy Nan said...

Wish I'd looked in earlier! They would have belonged to me ...

Jackie said...

Oh dear, I wish I had a lot more...

Heather said...

Well done Caroline - too late me! They are so lovely as are all your pieces Jackie. Good luck with the craft fair(s) and do let us know if you make any more 'wobbly biscuits'.

connie said...

Your work speaks for itself!!! I wish I could have been the lucky one to purchase your pieces you felt were not good enough. Someone is very happy with their purchase this morning. Have a great weekend!

marigold jam said...

As you can see your work - even the "rejects" is worthy of snapping up and there is a stampede for it! Lucky lucky Caroline!

Jane

ju-north said...

YOu are going to have to make a few more mis-shapes!!

Mary said...

I think it's pretty funny that you have to explain to us that they are rejects because they look so great we wouldn't have known! lol I wish I could make rejects like that! :O)

Fiona said...

wow. i'm far too late.

dosfishes said...

The hearts are just scrummy, lovely. xox Corrine

Carol said...

Your work IS gorgeous. Critics say we blog because we need stroking? I never heard that. Anyway, its bull. We blog because we have something to say, share and show. Sometimes sell.

Anyway, I love your blog and I love your work. Blog on Baby!!

Radka said...

There you go! Say no more!

Jensters said...

These are so beautiful and stunning colours too.

Rachel said...

So richly coloured and textured - they are gorgeous!

lilylovekin said...

I wish I had been quicker about your sale. Your wares are lovely. I feel as you do about the blogging community it has been a great support system for me and I love being part of it.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I haven't seen anyone doing work like yours Jackie - it's totally unique and wonderful, which I can attest to every day as I look at the piece I own.

Jan said...

I missed your last post but totally support you as an artist and I know you well deserve to be in any sales outlet there is! so there! You Go Girl! I'm glad all your followers jumped to your well deserved defense.

Not only do you make fabulously wonderful art but you have a very entertaining blog, I love reading it even when you are rambling about things not related to your art. So keep on keepin' on.

jennyflower said...

I'm not surprised that your mis-shapes sold so quick- have you got any bags of those Thorntons chocs you mentioned though?

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Just sending a great big virtual hug :o)

Caroline said...

got them this morning :) they are gorgeous!

Chris Gray said...

Lovely work again Jackie!

...no surprises about the quick exit off the shelf :-))

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Oh Boooo! Too late, I missed them. I'd have had them all like little pets in my work space, there to cheer me and inspire me and generally make the place look pretty : )

Emma said...

Just catching up after my trip & have to say I agree with all the supportive comments (millions of them!)Their loss, your leaves hearts feathers biscuits (?)& shapes are simply delicious. I get a kind of pet therapy stroking your beautiful postcard (if you get what I mean!)

Next time you're near Oxford, do have a little visit - I'll be off to Woodstock soon...

A Time to Dance said...

Oh I am cross...I missed it....do you have any mishapes that I could buy jackie, smallish for my hair clips...I now have magic glue toooooo....guess what I have lost 6lbs so far on my diet I am very proud of myself...

Lyn said...

I have neglected you lately Jackie and just caught up with your blog. Glad you sold the 'seconds' so quickly and glad you are feeling better about your work. the items you produce are professional and beautiful and unique.
love
Lyn
xxx

MargaretR said...

I have a thing about heart shapes too, isn't it a beautiful shape? But of course what you do with it makes it all the more interesting and beautiful.

Thimble Fingers said...

Love the heart shapes ... have no idea why they weren't good enough, I think all your stuff is great.

Rosie said...

I absolutely HAVE to have one of those Autumn leaves brooches - just SO gorgeous, but then I love all your work. Its the touchable strokable combination of velvet and tweed ....

And maybe I blog for the same reasons - that is for feedback and encouragement from people who appreciate the same stuff, and whose opinion I really value. And boy do you NEED it on those days when you start wondering why you're wasting your time .....

Linda said...

Your brooches are spectacular Jackie....and they are all perfect :-)
(I LOVE my chocolate and lime!)
XX

Poshyarns said...

I think your work is lovely and I am not at all surprised your mis-shapes went so quickly, they look perfect.

Anji* said...

Love love love the leaves and hearts, when will they be making their way into your etsy shop then?! I'm sure my mum would like a leaf for Xmas, and I'm sure I'd like a heart!!

janice said...

A friend sent me your link and I can't even get past the the lovely pictures of beautiful art to read the words. I am stunned by your creations! Life freeform knitting or crochet with material. So lovely and organic looking.

Robin Olsen said...

Love your leaves, love your hearts, love it all!

Tabetha said...

So beautiful! Don't you dare doubt yourself.



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