Sunday, 1 July 2012

a little less of the gloom :)

Well,after reading my first post back i was a bit taken a back to how bad those days were but i am pleased to say i have needle felted my way to smiling again.
So my life isn't perfect...who's is? but i am on the road to recovery.
I have my felting is fun facebook page and i am even selling my makes.....its all super exciting for me...i have even had some commissions which i loved doing.
At first my felting page was just so i could keep all my photo's together and for my friends to see what i have made but slowly people asked me if things were for sale....i was shell shocked!
I can remember my very first thing i sold...a swallow bird in a tattoo style....i didn't know how much so i asked her to make an offer...lol...she didn't know what to say and asked me to give her a price......i was blushing and flustered and really didn't have a clue what to say so i just said a random price thinking she would say no way but she didn't and she was happy and so was i.
What a thrill it is knowing someone wants what you have created...i was overcome with amazement.....i had made something and someone else wants it enough to pay for it....oh my goodness.....it was a revelation!!
I had caught the bug of selling.....not for the money,it's never about the money but for the sheer joy i got when someone wanted to have my felty things in their home.
I put some bits on to Ebay.....starting at 99p...i knew it was way too low but they hiked up selling on average about £8 or so...not a lot but the feed back i got was a soul soother......it filled me up with happiness and spurred me on to do more!
Things were selling and i was happy........to date i have sold nearly everything i have made which is wonderful.
My creations are all over the world now and i couldn't be happier about that.
Now i have a little facebook shop app linked on my page and get requests for things......i also have some of my pieces in a little shop in my local town.......it's a little dream come true for me...i will never be rich but as long as i cover what my hobbies cost i am more than happy....after all being rich in happiness and joy has to be better than money.....right???
Anyway speak soon all xx
from the back.

                                                           



My little swallow bird!







side view.

2 comments:

  1. Natasha, so many of us felters feel the same way. Needle felting came along and pulled a lot of us out of a hole. It did for you and most certainly it did for me. Your so right when you say life isn't perfect. But like you, once I get started on a project, everything else just seems to fade away .... we're in the zone .... LOL. And yes, it is a thrill when someone likes your creations enough to pay for them. I love your little colourful swallow bird, your first say eh? My first sale I think was a primitive jack russell pup. It's great that we can keep photos of all of our 'makes' isn't it. xx

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    1. i am so grateful that i have my photo's.....keeps me from being too upset when they leave for their new homes x

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