To start with while listing a bag on MISI on Monday I saw that someone was selling a bag for £1.49. Why sell it? Just give it away, it'd be better for all concerned; you are clearly making no money from that, you are doing no favours for the people who are working hard to make a living out of making and you clearly value yourself and your skill at nothing so just give your things away and let the people who actually want to make a living have a chance.
Then someone emailed me about someone else who had decided that they would call their childs bag 'Lucy'. Obviously this is a common name and a complete coincidence that they have called their bag this. And used one of the fabrics I use. And with the same measurements. That's cool, my Dad always told me that copying was the sincerest form of complement. Thanks.
And today I find out that while I was doing an event with my Phoenix cards last week, another trader decided to attempt to poach my custom by leaving brochures with her name on them. Ahh well, if you're that desperate, eh? Ironic since I was a last minute booking as no-one else had been interested. Maybe they didn't want to pay table fees so they thought they would do a bit of guerilla marketing.
But not all has been bad. I have had the best idea ever for an office space and I have been busy sewing with some new fabrics. I have listed two today with more to come tomorrow, hopefully.
First we have another Lucy bag. It is made with this stunning 'Blue butterfly' fabric that has gold thread running through the material. I could have sworn I had made this before but I have no photos so maybe I dreamt it?
Lou is still hiding her bracelets and necklaces from me so I have had to use her hair slides. Better not tell her or she will be hiding those too!
This next bag is some of the new fabric I picked up at the weekend. It is going to look great as a bigger bag but for today, I think it looks pretty cool like this too...
I feel 'Red retro flowers' will be playing a big part in Nicsknots summer shop...unless you all decide that you hate it, of course ;)
Oooh and I nearly forgot, my 'Miya' bag got a mention on a lovely blog today. Go and have a look, please ;)
And on Saturday I am going to see Charley Boorman. Woo!! I promise I won't be grumpy next time I blog, I might even tell you of my great office plans....