Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Stock

I´m trying to juggle everything at the moment, the day job, the shop, the orders, the house and keep some kind of social life.....mmm...juggle being the word.

But I have had a few little orders, actually some quite nicely sized orders through the shop recently and a lot of custom orders as well :) So I have been reminded to keep on at it and keep making new stock and advertising etc... So here are a couple of pictiures of the new stock in this week. I especially love this heart felt brooch...I want to make a few more of these in different contrasting colours as this one came out so beautifully.

I also love this new sign...the quote is so true!!!

Well....the day job calls...so I must dash...Happy Tuesday All! x

It´s a hard life!

Poor Milo...he gets up, eats and then goes back to his chair....It´s a hard life! but someone has to live it! ;)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A creation just for me, to remind me of you.

For those of you who read my blog regulary, you might remember the buttons my late Auntie Peggy left me??!? I brought a selection of different coloured/shaped ones back to Spain with me to make something for my house that would remind me of her on a daily basis. I decided on a nice cushion, with a heart design made of buttons on the front. With the mix of buttons and colours I thought it would look quite eclectic and unique. So for the past few months I have, every now and then been sewing one or two buttons onto the white cotton and although I have a way to go yet, I thought you might like to see how I am getting on.

Sewing the buttons on gives me great pleasure as I imagine what she used the buttons for, maybe a dress she used to love? or her favourite jumper? maybe her winter coat? I like to think that at least one or two of them were used and touched by her regulary and now my hands are touching them and renewing life into them by giving them a second purpose. It's a nice feeling and I am sure she is pleased they are getting used, rather than sitting in a tin somewhere. I have a whole bowl full of others so I will have to think about making something else out of those....but that's a project for next Winter! :) lol

As you can see, there is a way to go yet, but of course, once I have finished.... you guys will be the first to see :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shop sucsess

I've been working hard on my Etsy shop recently. I even purchased a great book on how to sell on Etsy that is full of great ideas. Some of which I was already doing, some of which I wasn't. But none the less, it inspired me to get on the shop and get promoting. For your information the book is called "How to sell your crafts online" and is written by Derrick Sutton. I have also found the shop stat's on Etsy really helpful and I have been tracking my progress for the last 10 days and so far, so good. I'm never expecting to be a millionaire doing this, but I do love running my shop and making things. The creative process of designing and making and then getting inventive with photogrpahs really satisfys me. So, I would like my Etsy shop to be a little bit more sucsessful and gain a few more sales if nothing else, just to keep me feeling valued and justified :) lol

I've added a couple of new things to the shop (like these great friendship bracelets in the photo). So onwards and upwards using all of these useful tools! 2012 is looking good for Sam's Shenanigans! Happy Saturday folks! x

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy 2012!!!

Happy 2012 everyone!

I'm sorry I've been very hit and miss recently! Life has been manically running along....But finally it seems to be slowing down, (to a more reasonable pace anyhow! lol)

I may have been busy, but I have started the new spring/summer 2012 stock (see photo for the first sneak peak!) and two new hanging hearts are in the shop just in time for Valentines day! I love these, especially the red one...it's so cute!!!!