Saturday, 29 August 2009
We're just back from a lovely week in Dorset but holiday photos will have to wait for a few days as I have something more exciting to share with you today. We've just been out to pick up a copy of Period Living magazine as one of my egg cosies is featured within it's pages!
A few months ago I started selling a small selection of my items on a website called 'notmassproduced.com' and some weeks ago the lady who runs the site rang me to say that Period Living had seen my 'I love eggs' egg cosy and wanted to feature it in the magazine and could I send a good quality photo. So I took the best photo I could, sent it off and kept my fingers crossed. I've kept checking for the October issue not really knowing for sure if the cosy would be in until yesterday when we popped into a newsagent for some chocolate before leaving Dorset and there it was. I started to leaf through the pages with baited breath and there it was. Not only featured, but right in the middle of the page and probably the most eye catching item as everything else on the page is blue so the flash of read embroidery really stands out.
Oh I can't even begin to describe to you how pleased I am about this. I've been selling odd bits and bobs every month though the various sites I'm on, but not as much as I would like. I'm not in a position to advertise what I do at the moment as finances wouldn't allow it, so blogging and twittering is the only way I have of letting people know what I'm selling. So to be featured in such a lovely magazine as Period Living, is, I hope, a little bit of advertising, and I total confidence booster. As you will know, I'm desperately searching for a job at the moment, but I would dearly love to make my living by selling my creations instead. Obviously I'm under no illusion that I'm suddenly going to get a deluge of orders from this feature and be able to stop my job search, but you never know, it might just bring me the odd new customer and it certainly gives me the boost to keep at it. With Simon back to School next week and that new start feeling in the air I always get at this time of year, I feel the need to re-organise my work space this week and get cracking on some new stock.
Back again after the weekend with pretty pictures of Dorset. Have a lovely weekend. x