Monday, 23 January 2012

Day 23: Homemade Daily Challenge

I am a partner with* and most of my online orders are generated through them this is my Notonthehighstreet store, it was set up last Summer and was a bit of a slow burner to start with but since October last year I have had a steady stream of orders dropping in to my inbox, this weekend was no exception and I took some time last night to reflect on how things were this time last year when I first set up evajeanie when the majority of orders came from friends and family, these orders dried up within a few of months (there is only so much bunting you can convince people they need without losing friendships) and I looked at*it was quite a big commitment and I was really unsure, but in June I finally took the plunge and I am really happy with how things have gone thus far. They are brilliant at marketing my products and handle all the finance side of the sales I make, leaving me to do the part that I love, designing and making lovely handmade gifts and homewares. I do feel very fortunate to be in this situation, but it hasn't been an easy ride. I am a firm believer that you only get out what you put in and I feel that now I am just about starting to see some return on the sleepless nights and working weekends.

As I have had a lot of orders to make over the weekend (I make most of my items to order unless they are a one-off pieces) I thought I should take this opportunity to tell you about one the products I have been making for an order. My handmade 'I Love Tea' tea cosy it is available to order only and is made from a mix of vintage and modern fabrics with either a blue or a cream background, no two are exactly the same so each one is unique.


 Following on from yesterday here's Herman day 2 (doesn't look much I know, but he's going to grow!)


Thecraftytrundler said...

Your teacosies are GORGEOUS!!! ( I should know I bought one!!!) Glad it's all going well for you, and good luck with Herman!!

Sharon xx

evajeanie said...

Aah thank you! Glad you like them (even though you don't like tea!)

Linds xx

Lorna May said...

Well done on your progress, your work is gorgeous.
Do you have an fairs lined up this year?

evajeanie said...

Thanks Lorna, I love making and I am getting much quicker and more confident with my style now. I am doing Warkton Market in May and November but no others, think I might just leave it at this as I haven't really got any stock or the time to make it with the online shop.

Have you got anything lined up for this year? xx