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What and when was your first sale?

(Susan Bonnar) #1

I am nearly at 9 years since my first sale! 21/2/10 OMG - what an exciting moment that was - nearly fell off my chair! Can feel the excitement thinking about it!

My item was this!

What was your first sale & when?

(Thedotterypotter) #2

Mine was this tree pendant on 10/09/2008 I remember when I joined Folksy, I only listed a few things, kind of forgot about my shop until 2010…then started to make a real go of it! I don’t actually remember making any sales in the early days but it looks like I did…lol!

(Christine E.) #3

17th July 2009, within a month of joining, which encouraged me. Can’t believe I only asked £8.50 for it, though! I was just trying to sell some things that hadn’t sold at craft fairs, because I couldn’t face doing it any more… I’ve had a few good years on here, but the last couple haven’t been great…

(Deborah Jones) #4

Mine was a pair of these, they were my first listing, and they sold before I got to see them in my shop, I thought I’d done something wrong as the shop stayed empty, then the email came through.
That was in April 2010

(Joy Salt) #5

This was my very first FOLKSY sale 5/5/2009.
Paid by Echeque.

  • Frog Ring Suncatcher , £14.99 (x 1)

I’ve been trying very hard to find the emails from when I joined Folksy sometime in April 2009 but I’ve changed computers twice since as well as email software and email address.

@folksycontent are you able to give me the date I joined Folksy so I can have a 10th birthday ?

(Zoe Fowler) #6

My first sale was this patchwork tea cosy which was also my first international sale on Folksy as it went to France! I sold it in July 2017, I had opened my shop 3 months earlier.

(Kim Blythe) #7

This kitty bookmark was my first sale on 6th July 2014, about 5 days after I opened my shop

(Susan Bonnar) #8

That is so cute! Were you here right at the very start?

(Susan Bonnar) #9

Love that! My pricing was way too low in the beginning!

(Susan Bonnar) #10

Wow! Love a quick sale though!

(Susan Bonnar) #11

Cheeky frog!

(Susan Bonnar) #12

@Zoknitandsew Love the colours! Do you remember the first sale feeling?

@KBCreations So cute Kim - 5 days is pretty quick for a first sale! Brilliant!

(Joy Salt) #13

This first sale came through as an Echeque so I then had to wait a few days until
actually got money :slight_smile:

(Susan Bonnar) #14

Oh no!! (why does it have to be 10 characters to post!!)

(Martine Brumwell) #15

This was the very first doll I made and sold in June 2010, six days after I joined Folksy - my dolls have changed so much over the 9 years I’ve been on here - I’ve learned such a lot and my doll making skills have improved so much. I love being on Folksy - it’s such a lovely community. I wonder who has been on here the longest.

(Susan Bonnar) #16

Awww! Sweet! We still have our little mouse & the odd sock book you wrote <3

(Martine Brumwell) #17

Do you? My things have changed so much over the years. I often wonder if people have still got them. I’m so grateful to Folksy for giving me the opportunity to set up my little craft business. I love it so much on here.

(Susan Bonnar) #18

To be fair my Daughter parts with nothing but it is still alive and well on her top shelf with 3 gazillion other cuddlies :slight_smile:

(Suzzie Godfrey) #19

My first sale was for 2 X bunny coat hangers, one with a blue and one with a pink bow tie, in 2015, about 2 months after opening. I have always made these bunnies, it started for my children, and probably always will !!
AND still now, every time those 2 emails come through, my heart has a little flutter!! Long may it last.

(HeidiMeier) #20

My first sale on my old shop was this artwork, fully framed. I had called it ‘Peacocks’ as it reminded me of peacock feathers, even though the colours weren’t turquoise.

My first sale on my new ~(and current~) shop was this:

So on both occasions they were original artworks, which is unusual as I don’t sell many artworks online, I mostly just sell cards now through Folksy!