Folksy Ltd

7 whole years!

Since my first sale on Folksy! Wow! Doesn’t seem like that long ago!

Folksy taught me so much in the early days and particularly the wisdom of @HilaryP shaped the way I run my shops/blog/take photos/interact on social media etc etc! Thanks Hilary!

I have made lovely friends - online friends that exchange Christmas gifts and cards (does that happen anywhere else?!)

What will the next 7 years bring I wonder? …7 years ago I was taking a break from being an Air Traffic Controller, making and selling was a little hobby, a stop gap whilst my daughter was a baby and now it is my full time job!

So thank you Folksy for the laughs, the tears and some sales along the way!

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Well done Susan! That’s great! I agree with you about the nice community on here. People are really helpful and supportive. I have had loads of questions and people have gone out of their way to hel.

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Thank you! It certainly is a very lovely community on here :slight_smile:

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Happy Birthday!!! Hope we will all still be here in another 7 years!!!

creeps off quietly to get the photos ready to send to you that should have gone last week!

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Well done, here’s to the next 7 :slight_smile:

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Well done, here’s to many more :tropical_drink: !

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Congratulations. Well done!

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Thanks everyone :slight_smile:

Happy 7th Folksy Birthday Dottie :heart_eyes: Here’s to the next 7 (at least!) xxx

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Haha! AND we must still do that coffee! Hedge End Marks and Spencer’s before Easter?

Well done! Happy anniversary!

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Congratulations. My first sale was a Frog Ring 5/9/2009 so I’ve just beaten you :slight_smile:
Customer paid by Echeque and I was so excited by my first sale I sent it straight out before cheque cleared as a measure of my good faith. I did get paid. :slight_smile:

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Happy Anniversary Dottie, my first sale is 7 years ago next week, my how time has flown :slight_smile:

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You made a lovely wedding guest book for me (for my daughters wedding) all those years ago!
It’s so nice to see you are doing so well, congratulations! :heart_eyes:

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Ah that’s great Joy! :slight_smile:

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It has been a quick 7 years! :slight_smile:

Ah thank you! That’s a lovely thing to say and it seems like yesterday I was making it for you! Gosh! :slight_smile:

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Happy anniversary Dottie and to all the others who’ve been on Folksy for 7 years. My first sale on Folksy was 7 years ago in June and I’ve loved every minute of it. I wonder if anyone has been on Folksy longer than you Joy? When did Folksy first start - I can’t remember? x

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I was first on Folksy when it was in “Beta” selling my jewellery and kiln fused dichroic earrings and cufflinks, then there was a big thing about only being allowed to sell completely handmade items and not items that included mass produced components so I closed shop because the “findings” were mass produced and I didn’t have the materials to make my own ear wires or cufflink bases or metal bails for my glass.
I remember being one of the first sellers on Misi as well, I got a cotton bag!
It was a shame to leave Folksy as I had a few sales too, but I also remember the forums were very nasty with constant bickering and bitchiness!
So glad things have changed now and it’s is a lovely and happy forum!

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Happy Folksy Anniversary, Susan! I made my first sale about seven and a half years ago. My best years were 2012-13.
@debbselliman, I remember all that palaver when a lot of people left. I supported Folksy’s aims to a certain extent (it still annoys me when someone hangs a mass-produced charm on a mass produced chain and calls it handmade), but the rules seemed very inconsistent and still are. I make cufflinks and could certainly not manage to make the link itself!

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