23 Nov 10

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale

Here in the UK ‘Black Friday’ is a pretty new event, its known here as the most depressing day of the year when everyone feels at their lowest. Having not yet started the preparations for christmas and the dark nights continuing to loom in.

In the US Black Friday is typically the first Friday after thanksgiving and has a history of depressing, weird events taking place – just take a look at the wikipedia page.

That means that this coming Friday the 26th is Black Friday, I’ll be taking part in the weekend sale on Etsy.com extending until Cyber Monday on the 29th.

Items that didn’t get sold at this weekends craft fair will be making their way into the sale and new items will be added daily. I’ll be adding 10% to 20% off selected items so be sure to keep an eye on my sale section for some bargains!

1 Nov 10

When things go wrong

There are plenty posts out there on the internet about the charmed life of crafts and handmade. Very rarely though do they talk about the frustrations of being an artisan, what could be the flip side.

I know its not often openly admitted but making things is hard, it requires co-ordination between our hands and brains. Quite often what you set out to make isn’t achieved and you’ve got to try again.
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