Thursday, 31 May 2007

Fairies for adoption

Today i took time to sort out a little shop on Etsy, and this little strawberry fairy is for sale. It took me longer than i thought, but it is all done now ! I had thought about it for a while, but the problem we have here in France is the shipping cost.
I went to the post office several times to ask about pricing of shiping they never have a clear answer.The national post service offers no great service i am afraid, and the cost are very high ! The smallest parcel to send in France can't cost under 5.10 euros, and i am receiving sometimes fabrics from USA and i just pay 4$ for shipping ! As for international shipping they have no clear readable price policy...In 2008 our national post office will have to share the market with private companies, i hope it will force them to review their service !

Saturday, 26 May 2007

A little mouse

Inspiration comes by chance, i ususally find something lovely and try to incorporate it with the fairies, it can be a fabric, a ribbon or a little charm. I found little mouse charms and wanted to put them on fairy skirts, but had to make the relevant fairy for a mouse! So here's fairy cat !
Thank you for all your lovely comments, I will get around the website with an e-shop soon and will post about it as soon as it is sorted out. But i have to confess i am better at clay than at IT.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

The petit beurre fairy

When i was a little girl, the after school snack was a "petit beurre" (a biscuit) and a piece of black chocolate. Just the colours that will go with the new dots ribbons that i found there.
I am living in the countryside, and sourcing the kind of ribbons and fabrics i look for has become so easy with internet, when i think about the number of times i looked for the "good" size gros grain, in the right shade. Internet shopping has made my life so much easier, and very inspiring too !

Friday, 4 May 2007

Fairy sighting

With the first roses in my garden...

And fairies will appear there too in November, managed to get through the vetting process of the "Spirit of Christmas" fair by House and Garden magazine. I have to confess i am slightly nervous about it, i am a tiny company...Just a crafter working on my own, and i am wondering if i am not going to feel lost in the middle of all the "big " ones. When i did the "christmas country living fair" in London 3 years ago, I realised we were just a handfull making christmas decoration entirely by hands, and it can be daunting to try to compete with the mass product imported stuff. When i sign the contract for stand space, i am always wondering what should i put in "postion in the company": owner? director? self employed person?
Or shall i say "doing all from paper work to cleaning"...I am not complaining though, all the decisions meetings are between myself and I !