Hi all, I'm afraid I'm having another week of dragging my heels, I should be working on my Easter projects and my 'crafty kits for crafty folk' but instead I've been updating my etsy shop with some, not new, but refreshed items. I took some new colourful pics to show my range of name banners altogether as one big happy felt family. I've added the circle style to my repertoire plus the new bright stars banner for 'Zach', which was a pressie for my friend's new (7 week old) gorgeous little man.
I've been making some 'one colour' Toothy Monsters too. I tend to make them in bright multi-colours normally but decided to make these ones in simple shades, nothing too busy this time.
I need to update my folksy shop again though, but I must admit I've become a little disheartened with it this week. This all began when I happened to do a search for one of my items to see where it came up in the list of items available, BIG mistake. I came across an item from another seller soooooo similar to one of mine with the exact SAME blurb in the description that it couldn't have just been a coincidence, most annoying. I must remember an excellent piece of advice I received though, to always concentrate on your own creativity not that of your competitors, otherwise you will drive yourself crazy.
So, with that mantra in mind all I can do is carry on doing what I'm doing, but try to do it better and not worry what other people are selling. Well, I shall try and do that, I know it's tricky in this felt world where there's so many talented artisans, you take inspiration from everywhere and sometimes you make something that you think is well and truly your own original idea only to find it's been made already, maybe in a different style but already there nonetheless. Well, there's room for everyone in this artistic world so I shall have another coffee and get on with my stitching.
I'm working on some fabulous hello kitty brooches as party favors plus some scary monster key rings and necklace kits, also for party favors, plus a bright alphabet garland and a name garland, so enough wallowing in self-doubt, lets get this show on the road and sew, sew, sew...........