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May Blossoms Daily Listing Challenge Thread. 1st to 31st May 2015

(Donna) #1

Good afternoon to the May Blossoms and to all those taking part! Here’s to a month flowering with sales for us all!
I am starting this now ready for tomorrow morning. I’m not sure of last month’s collective total.

Please don’t forget to view each others items in situ in their shops, to ensure we have good viewing figures for our items and most importantly, let us know when you have a Folksy sale, so we can celebrate with you.

Please remember to post a link of your item in the thread, or clickable picture if you prefer. If we have a direct link, it makes it easier for us to look at your items.

I will endeavour to keep a tally of the months sales. Please let me know if I miss any.

Sorry! Only folksy sales can be added to the tally but happy to hear about and celebrate outside successes with you.

There is a Flickr group for a collective of all the folksy daily listing groups, so join in with this too please:

Twitter hashtag, for you twitter users is #folksygifts or #newonfolksy

For those wishing to repin, you can re-pin from my board.

And here is the FB link to Maxine’s wonderful shared page:

The collective reported tally for the April Diamonds by the end of yesterday was 64 Sales

Looking forward to seeing what everyone is going list!
Good luck everyone :smile:

Cariad Crafts - 6
The Little Bead Box - 107
Shropshire Natural Products - 4
RGPens - 1
Gweddus art - 1
Beaded treasures - 3
Girl of the sixties - 3
Leather meister - 3
Paper chains and beads - 8
Steph Short Supplies - 18
Steph Short a Stationary - 10
The Card Jeanie - 3
Deborah Jones Jewellery - 10
Beadstorm jewellery - 8
Red Devil Crafts - 2
Midnight Star Designs - 9
pipdesigns - 6
That Enamel Guy - 9
Life Covers - 1
Wild Rose Designs - 1
Country Ramblings - 3
Rozcraft - 1
Anita Rose Designs - 1
Stephanie Guy Fine Art - 1
Greenwood Makes - 10
Rozcraft - 3
Dawachi - 1

(Natalie Ofkants) #2

Thank you Donna! Hugs!

Natalie x

(Maxine Veronica) #3

Good morning, sending hugs Natalie @NOfkantsCurios, thinking of you my lovely xx. Wishing all the Blossoms many sales this month :smile: Colleen @MidnightStarDesigns hope you have a better day today hon xx

here’s mine for today

(Roz) #4

Good morning Blossoms. Thanks Donna @ShropshireNaturalProducts for stepping in and hope you enjoy the break from it all Natalie @NOfkantsCurios and that you’re feeling yourself again soon.

Well I made it - one year ago today I joined the daily listers challenge - to list something new every day and today I can celebrate achieving a whole year of new listings. Well to be fair a lot of the early listings were things that were already in my shop but I think I have shared something different on the thread every day, with occasional repeats when I have remade items that have sold.

Prior to joining the thread I had had my shop open for 16 months and in that time I had had 31 sales (average 2 sales per month). Over the last year I have had 132 sales (average 11 sales per month) and my average income per sale has doubled. Mind you the sales fairy seems to have fallen asleep just lately!

So folks - keep at it, promotion does help. I’m still a long way from being able to give up the day job or even booking the cruise I’ve promised myself, but crafting is even more enjoyable when it pays for itself and makes a little extra on the side.

Sadly, this month sees some major changes in my personal circumstances as my husband is becoming my ex and is moving out of the family home. Not entirely unexpected or unwelcome but it will mean less money to go around so I need to concentrate on trying to build up my primary business (chiropody) a little more so will have less time for crafting but I don’t suppose I’ll keep away for long and it will be a while before new customers start trickling in. I have quite a few items still in draft and I will continue to visit the thread and promote others and post as and when I can. I feel I’ve made some real friends here.

Sorry if I hogged the thread for a bit! Heres my listing for today - onwards and upwards :smile:

(Maxine Veronica) #5

Oh Roz, hon thinking of you and we are always here to listen, support, dole out hugs and tea if you need us xx

(Sandra Taylor) #6

Morning all and happy new month.

New coin purse listing for me today. I know what you mean about the sale fairy being asleep, my bill is so low for April that I haven’t been asked to pay it lol.

Here’s to a wonderful new month to you all x

(Rachel) #7

Thank you Donna for running the thread, Natalie and Roz love to you both. Rachel

(Midnight Star Designs) #8

@ShropshireNaturalProducts Donna thanks for running the thread :slight_smile:

@Rozcraftz Roz, unexpected or not hun its bound to be a major change for you, thinking of you and like Max am here if you need to chat any time xx

Heres something a little bit different from me today, bit nervous, be gentle with me lol.

Thanks for yesterday, was unfortunately one of those days with the OH! Hoping things are a little brighter this morning, although you never can tell!

(Diane Burton) #9

Your bracelets are making me crave sweeties Maxine, good job we’ve none in the house as I’m supposed to be being good to lose a bit of weight :slight_smile:

(Diane Burton) #10

Well done on the listings I very rarely manage a months worth of daily listing (which might explain why my sales are almost non-existent) Hope you sort out your personal changes without too much pain & sending you hugs xx

(Donna) #11

Good morning Blossoms.
I hope you are all well.
Natalie @NOfkantsCurios enjoy the rest and I hope you are feeling more yourself soon xx
Roz @Rozcraftz I’m sorry to hear your news, it’s always sad when a relationship ends, I’m sending virtual hugs xx
I have a plain lip balm to show you all today
and I’ve clicked, pinned and loved to here.
Gppd luck for the month everyone,
Donna x

(Diane Burton) #12

No listing to share today, I’ve got a craft market tomorrow so my shop is in holiday mode for the weekend, fingers crossed the bank holiday puts people in a spending mood :slight_smile:

(Brenda Cumming) #13

Good morning all…Thanks Donna for taking this on while Natalie has a well earned break. I could never have the time to take on such a task, so thank you BOTH of you.
Roz…so sorry to hear your change in circumstances…I hope that life goes on to treat you well and wishing you lots of sales.
Here is my first listing for today.

(countryramblings) #14

Hello! :slight_smile:
Im new to folksy so im just finding my feet. It seems like a fab little community and i am enjoying it very much so far!
Im including a link to one of my blossom pieces for you to have a nosy :wink:
Chat soon x

(Cariad Crafts) #15


BIG thanks Donna @ShropshireNaturalProducts for taking over whilst Natalie gets her mojo back

Roz @Rozcraftz - BIG virtual hugs. I love your work and hope to see you popping in and out. Here’s wishing life settle down for you soon and a much happier home!!! and well done on listing every day, you should a special award for that.:-)))

Unbelievable I have just had a sale so my first for May so please Donna add 1 to my tally @ShropshireNaturalProducts

Will try and list soon

Carol xx

(Donna) #16

Well done on the sale Carol I have added it to the tally :smile:

(Liz Dyson) #17

@Rozcraftz, I feel your pain. I hope that things will settle for you as soon as they can and that the transition isn’t too harrowing. Take care and well done for listing for a full year.

I don’t know if I can keep up this month - things are getting very difficult. I was lucky enough to get LOADS of orders last month because of me closing down, so many that I even considered going into holiday mode for a few days to catch up with eveyhing, but I held out and now have 7 sales to report for May. Please can you add them to the tally, Donna? @ShropshireNaturalProducts . Thanks


(Stephanie Short) #18

Hiya everyone!
Not read yet but happy month of May and thank you v.much Donna @ShropshireNaturalProducts for running the thread xx

Just finished the wedding stationery order…phew!
And I was hoping to have new for the start of the month but …no!
So just a relist to show, and I’ll be back later to read all and pin to a new board.
Take care steph xx

(Sally Lucas) #19

Oh I just love being part of a thread called Blossoms - makes me feel all Australian :smile: Clicked on all your lovely new listings.

Roz, hard to believe it just now but you will move forward with strength and meaning in your life once you get through the practicalities and emotional ups and downs. Always here if you want to chat.

I’m going to try and be around more this month with listings but it’s been very quiet in April and it makes it just so hard to get motivated to come here and list new things.

Here’s my new colour for today:

(Brenda Cumming) #20

a sunset woodland painting this afternoon