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Thoughts about the Hungarian design/flea market…

Hello guys,

My online store is getting known, and I’ve got some orders every week – however people are buying ornaments only. I have collected some nice Christmas gifts too with trading with other shops, so I really cannot say a bad word about it… but somehow there is a bad taste in my mouth…

I don’t know how is going in the other countries, but if we are talking about places where we want to meet with our customers, there are no good choices:

–          1st: small craft fair with ~20-25 designers, no customers at all. Pay for the place!

–          2nd: bigger craft fair with ~60 designers, some customer, high prices!

–          3rd: ’cool’ and known carft fair with ~60 designers, extremely high prices (and they can choose who is accepted to sell there)

–          4th: find a shop, where you can hold your stuff (and you will pay for the place rent, or they will sell your stuff, and you’ll get only a half price or less…)

No good choice, right? I tried to speak with shops’ owners, but no one interested (yet), I have a small place at the most known flea market shop in Budapest, but no selling at all!

So… I was starting to think about opening a ’buy handmade!’ shop… buti f you want to start something, you’ll need a HUGE amount of money!

–          Start with a company creation, hire an accountant, and maybe someone for the shop itself

–          Find a good place for that (high traffic, lot of hotels, tourists, etc…)

–          Pay for rent: 3 months at first, then the monthly fee

–          Renovate the place

–          Buy cabinets, vitrins, desks

–          Buy everything else (cassa, PC, printer, softwares, etc…)

–          Create webpage/facebook page, and start promoting

–          then… wait … wait until your money start to increase …

I know, it’s not easy anywhere, but I really don’t see, how it’s going in other countries. As I see your blogs, and reading your forum topics, lot of the crafters are going to the craft fairs, having shops, etc… Just asking: how do you doing that? Do you have any idea, how to start??

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gifts · jewelries · swaps · Wire jewelries

2 swap packages – wired things :)

Hello Guys,

I have made some swaps in the last few weeks, but did not make much new things… or I was not fully satisfied with the results…

But… here are 2 small creations, what I liked to make, and I think, these came out well:

Tree of life pendant with birthstones shawl pin

I hope, the recipents like these 😀

Christmas · felt · Giveaway · home improvement · Home projects · Ornaments

GIVEAWAY

Yay, I’ve reached 1000 like at my Facebook page! That means, I am offering to the fans a Giveaway, you can win this cute felt Christmas tree ornament (white and gold!):

GIVEAWAY - white and gold felt Christmas tree ornament

 

(Click on the picture to enter!)

… and of course if you are not believing in your luck, you can buy it at my shop. 🙂

Christmas · Etsy · felt · home improvement · Home projects · New product line · Ornaments

Blue and white ornaments – inspiration from Fa la la la Felt book

Hello Guys,

I’ve made a book review some month ago, and the book is still here at my desk from then… Now, I decided to check it again, and create something based on those beautiful items. Now, here it is. My version of these have born:

Fa la la la Felt (13)

 

That was the original. And now, mine:

Blue and white felt ornaments

available at my shop. 🙂

 

Christmas · Etsy · felt · home improvement · New product line · Ornaments

Christmas ornaments

So, as people started to use my shop for Christmas shopping, I have made a lot of new Christmas ornaments. Still, I only have felt creations, but I’ve organized my fabric scraps as well, so more to come!

Here is the list for a beautiful blue and white Christmas tree:

 

 

 

 

 

You can make sets with my white ornaments as well, just let me know, which one do you like, and I can make you a custom order 🙂

 

 

What colors do you planning to use on your Christmas tree this year?

 

projects

Project list – by the end of October

2 month left… 😦

Finishing my incomplete projects:

  1. the black pants
  2. the brown shirt
  3. finish my white crocheted pullover
  4. I have embroidered a tablecloth, I need some borders on it.
  5. Finish my crocheted hat (before this summer) – already failed lol
  6. Paint the jewelry box for my mother-in-law
  7. Sew a big ‘rug’ for the little one, where he can play
  8. Let’s make a zippered pouch for my crayons – done, but I don’t like it that much, so I didn’t make photos
  9. Sew some pillows for him (denim patchwork) (4/4 done)
  10. Make some letters with felt – with his name – started

Baby projects:

  1. Create a nice a book holder for all of his papers (hospital things, x-rays, etc)
  2. Create 4 baskets for his toys (denim)

New projects:

  1. Make my California scrapbook
  2. Get a place for the clothes, threads, etc… for all my crafting things. Probably it has to be a big bag
  3. Sew myself at least 3 tunics (0/3)
  4. Sew myself a LBD (little black dress)
  5. Sew 3 skirts for myself (0/3)
  6. I want to get at least 20 drawing projects done (1/20)
  7. Post a work on any craft challenge – I am changing it to: Sign for any craft SWAP thing – and it’s done
  8. Cook 20 new recipes (15/20)
  9. Organize my recipes, make an own cookbook
  10. Crochet some flowers, what I can wear – I’ve got some from someone else, but I want to learn it!
  11. Create a big bedspread for ourself (patchwork/applique)
  12. A crocheted bag for my mother’s mobile –> it was a felt one, but that’s count!
  13. At least 10 reusable grocery bags for me and my family members (4/10)
  14. Laptop case/cover – > created for a swap partner, will post pictures soon
  15. Create some ‘Hungarian style’ necklaces –> it was a felt one, but that’s count!
  16. Write a tutorial
  17. Sew a patchwork/applique style tabletop
  18. Sew some cushions for desk chairs in the weekend house
  19. Make 5 projects from my Burda magazines (1/5)
  20. Make 100 items to my shop – and sell something! (100/100 made, 1/1 sold)
  21. I want to make a family tree for my mom, as she will be 65 years old in this spring! – won’t do because someone just passed! 😦
  22. Let’s make some bracelets from felt as well!  -> wasn’t Hungarian style, but I think, that beautiful flower set has to count here. 🙂 – And’ve made a new one as well 🙂

Christmas presents, and some other projects for Christmas; here are some ideas:

  1. sew some flourish Red-Orange-Yellow-Violet pillows and a blanket for my parents (I think, this will be their 2013 Christmas present)
  2. I have started an embroidered tablecloth for my parents for Christmas – I will do my best to do it in time – I mean, in 2012 –> 2013 then :(
  3. sew a snake for my son
  4. sew a bag for the car to hold the baby toys there (coming as a claim from one of my swap partner)
  5. sew a kitty-style something for my friend, Detty
  6. sew a Sunflower bag for my godmother
  7. sew some toys (probably a dog, or something) for the babies around – that will be a bowling bunny thing. more info soon!…
  8. Christmas stockings for our-self, and for our friends
  9. create some gift boxes for Christmas, or at least a nice gift wrapping
  10. Create some polimer clay jewelries for family members
  11. Create the dragons for my friends (polymer clay too)
  12. Paint some cups (3/3) –> those were ugly, I didn’t want to post them :(
  13. Make a Christmas tree, or any ornaments. I don’t want to kill any more trees. .( –> 2013 then, decided to make a ‘real Christmas’ to my son!) Ornaments done
  14. Create a quilt project with my friends and followers (if there will be any): make something together.
  15. Create a definitive list for the presents (will upload it here, and track it) – i am not sure, if i want to track that here, because some of my friends are reading my posts. 

And the bonus: Loose 4 kgs (2/4)

Christmas · Etsy · felt · home improvement · Home projects · New product line · Ornaments

Felt cats – ornaments again

Hello Guys,

 

I know… I know … I know I am so bad in writing, but I am working hard on my shop. I’ve got some small sales, and some trade requests as well… so I am working on those. But of course I have made some new things, I’ll show you them all day-by-day.

Let’s start with the cats:

Felt cat ornaments
Felt cat ornament – handmande felt ornaments – Christmas/Housewarming home decor – Baby shower ornaments – eco friendly – Christmas ornament