Friday, 7 May 2010

I've been included in a treasury! :)

My bracelet was included in Spunkichick25's treasury :)


I love the colour yellow so this treasury is great. I especially love the bag by breagha, the headband by Brydferth and the earrings by spunkichick25.

I'm hoping to make a treasury myself again as soon as one opens up so will let you know when I do :)

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

And so it has begun....

Yesterday i finished my final exam for my masters and the summer now stretches ahead of me. I have my glamorous part time job selling flip flops (:P) and a 20,000 word dissertation to complete before September the 3rd. I am now free to work on Random Quirks as much as I please :).

Though this summer will be a long one, there is a scary ending to it. You could also say it was exciting, I haven't decided yet. I have no clue what is going to happen to me past the 16th September when I return off holiday. I have to have a full time job and this time I have no back ups. If I don't get one by the end of the summer then I will be a starving artist since I can't live on a part time salary. Yep, definitely scary. I really don't want to have to move back home, it was hard enough last summer. I also don't want to be a burden to my parents. My dad has worked so hard to make sure that me and my brother have everything we need so I want to finally be able to give him a break. At least now I have somewhere a bit more permanent to live in Manchester this time. The only thing I can do is just take it one day at a time. Concentrate on growing Random Quirks and saving as much money as possible while job hunting. Wish me luck!

I have already began growing Random Quirks starting with the product range. I will now be adding rings and stud earrings to the mix, as well as keyrings. It's really fun trying something new and I hope they do well. A really positive thing I've been doing is actually making proper accounts for the shop and putting money aside from sales for all costs, profit, and even paying myself a bit. Before I just used to guess an amount for items and then just spend the money on more supplies. I'm trying my best to treat it like a proper business. The great thing about all this free time I have now is that I can read up on all the tips I have saved from etsy forums and everywhere and actually put those things into practice. It's a really exciting time for Random Quirks at the moment, so stay tuned :)

So, in every aspect of my life this summer, I'm just going to go for it.

Summer 2010, bring it on :)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Craft fair photos!

As promised, here is a photo from the craft fair I did a few weekends ago:

It's a definite improvement from my first craft fair where I crowded the table far too much. It was also a bake sale so I made some "goblin cakes" for the event. They looked normal on top but when you bite into them, they were green on the inside (I love food colouring).

They were yummy. Right I have to get back to my revision since my exam is on Tuesday so I will leave you with one more pic:

                Axle really likes the bubble wrap :) Until next time....