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Well Hardly professionally .. but giving it a go ...

Kenora

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« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2020, 15:50:12 PM »
Sending the very best of luck in your new venture. Here's hoping you'll soon be snowed under with orders! :)
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coffeeandcake

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« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2020, 19:20:11 PM »
The very best of luck with your new venture <3

Lowena

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« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2020, 19:21:41 PM »
Good luck. Don't forget to register with HMRC for when you're making millions
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Greybird

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« Reply #33 on: July 19, 2020, 09:57:06 AM »
Well done! This could be the beginning of a whole new phase of your life.

justpottering

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« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2020, 16:05:41 PM »
Amazing, good luck Imi, it's an exciting (and scary) adventure - I wish you every success because it's what you deserve  :toast:
JP
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Helen M

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« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2020, 16:48:30 PM »
Good luck!
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Surest1tch

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« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2020, 22:10:31 PM »
The very best wishes and luck coming your way from me too ❤️

RJR_38

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« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2020, 09:49:51 AM »
It all looks fantastic - well done you! Would you be tempted to branch out into things like embroidered drawstring bags etc as I think they would sell well? People like to buy things with an obvious use.

The butterflies are fantastic - how do you do them?

Catllar

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« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2020, 22:34:32 PM »
Good luck girl. When you're rich and famous we'll be able to say we knew you back in the day!  Love those butterflies!! <3 <3
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

blackcat001

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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2020, 13:30:26 PM »
Best of luck.

So Chic

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« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2020, 14:18:24 PM »
It all looks lovely and the best of luck in your new venture
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP and the elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G is at the sewing machine hospital

annieeg

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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2020, 10:08:22 AM »
@Iminei Hope you're selling well and it's great that you have a venue to exhibit your beautifully made goods.   
How do you make the butterflies? 
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wrenkins

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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2020, 10:10:50 AM »
@annieeg I amended your post to tag @Iminei properly.  :)
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

Iminei

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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2020, 11:07:05 AM »
Its been a month since I placed my goodies into Showcase and this morning on waking I thought I'm going to be realistic and admit that the stuff I make needs a clientele that doesnt visit Blandford Forum, especially in the strange times we now live in, so instead of throwing good money after bad I must admit defeat, take my wares out of the shop and leave my sewing as a pleasurable hobby.

During the morning however I found myself making a label for the QAYG tutorial playmat (its 35" ish so cant really qualify as a cot quilt)

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Its called 'A Handful of Magic' ...  tho' I really wanted to call it 'Give Me A Handful of Scraps and I'll give you a Quilt' but thought that would devalue it in people / paying customers minds ... 'Oh its just made of scraps, that cant be worth anything' ....

So after my trip to the Post Office I walked into the shop to change the quilt display (from Cheeky Cowpokes) to find I had actually sold a coaster!!!!!!   :faints:

I put the sale of that towards next months rent and am slightly more upbeat about it all .... The shop is starting to sell more than just masks so who knows ......
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Greybird

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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2020, 11:25:07 AM »
@Iminei I don't think people are venturing out for much pleasure shopping yet. If you can sell anything non-essential under these circumstances you are doing really well. Give it a bit longer - for people to tell their friends etc - and see how it goes. There are some hardy souls who start thinking about Christmas in September and it could just take off - it certainly deserves to!