It was an innocent little post about some hair slides and greetings cards I'd made using some crochet flowers that I'd whipped up as embellishments which I put out into the ether and thought no more about. Later that day when I was checking the comments I was super flattered to find that the lovely Karen from All About The Boys/The White Approach wanted to purchase some of my cards to sell at Crikey! It's Vintage! in March and the equally wonderful Liz at Me And My Shadow wanted to purchase some of the hair slides for her daughter.
Karen is a successful independent business woman with impeccable taste and it's hugely flattering that she asked me to furnish her with a product that she thought might sell, never one to miss a trick and add value to something she suggested that perhaps I could make the crocheted embellishments into a removable brooch for Mother's Day cards. I'd made a brooch card for my sister's birthday
so I knew it was possible, had a bit of a play and this is what I came up with.
Karen said it was a goer and requested six (so I made three in purples and three in pinks)
and a further six in yellows for Easter.
I'm eager to see how the cards do at Crikey! as I'm constantly toying with the idea of opening an Etsy shop to sell some of the crafty bits and bobs I can't seem to stop making but I'm a perpetual ditherer when it comes to this as I'm not confident that anyone would be remotely interested in parting with cash for my stuff so this will be an ideal opportunity to see if there's any mileage in the concept.
PPS - If anyone else sees anything crafty on my blog that they might like to purchase then please feel free to contact me, this working for a living might be habit forming!