Tuesday, 8 January 2013

On the the top 100 projects for 2012

So, the new year.Some good and some bad stuff happening . Although Christmas seems a distant memory, some people like to craft Christmas projects all year round.Makes sense to me as you have no deadline till months and months later ! Hahaha.
The website All Free Christmas Crafts is a website which is full of tutorials to get you going.
I just received an email from the Editor of All free Christmas Crafts, to let me know that my Wrapping from Recycled Cards is on their list of the top 100 projects for 2012
on AllFreeChristmasCrafts. 
Well, what do you know! It's fun to know people all over the world are crafting away with their old Christmas cards just because I am such a meanie and  figured there was some better stuff to do with my old cards then throw them all in the bin.It makes you feel all warm and cosy inside , hahaha.

I have just returned from my first stockist to check what has been selling well over the Christmas period in their shop.

Imagine my shock horror when they returned a whole bag of goodies.Aaargh!
It just goes to show : happy -end stories don't happen overnight.
And one part of the market does not work the same way as another part.
The cushions above sold like hot cakes at the Country Living Christmas Fair 2012 in London. 

But at my stockist, they did not. 
 On the other hand, the handembroidered AGA covers with cats, scottie-dogs and Christmas designs sold very well..so they would like some more please..- in fact, they want some with labradors as well.. in a month's time, when the Sales are over..

  And the Winter Wonderland Christmas Stockings sold out- just like at the Country Living Christmas Show.

And so I am back to get on with more new designs, I am thinking.. : Easter!
And : children's rooms
Never give up !Use a set -back as a lesson to  figure out how you need to adjust!! 
That's what I think anyway.

Have a great week people!!






Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,
One can never ever predict what people will like and above all: BUY. Lip service is another thing.
It did touch me, yes teas did come, when seeing your post: The kindest and most supportive best blog friend... My comment was about Gibson and wishing he would do reasonable well. Ten days later I wrote a tribute to him... SAD. Yesterday I got information that I too am going Gibson's way sort of. Guess I inherited that from my Mom. Tough and my thoughts are not running clear at the moment. Hugs to you girl!

NanaDiana said...

It is so hard to predict what will sell and what won't sometimes, isn't it? Your things are ALL lovely, Bea. AND Congratulations! xo Diana

~THEA~ said...

Hallo Bea,

Hartelijk dank voor je reacties op mijn FB pagina.


Je schreef dat je Mariette kent via jullie blog?? Ik ook.....hihihi....we hadden al contact voor we wisten dat we nichtjes zijn. Natuurlijk hebben we elkaar wel ooit ontmoet, maar dat zal wel ongeveer 40 jaar geleden zijn.Te gek voor woorden als je elkaar op die manier terug vind.

Ik ga eens neuzen in je blog.

Tot de volgende keer.

Groetjes Thea ♥