I've decided to start from scratch with my website. I really need a website with an online shop facility. So watch this space for a newly designed Samigail's Handmade Personalised Gifts website launch date.
I found a new website today to show my items - plaincraft. I'm still working it out - You submit your items and other viewers score your item. You also include a link where your item can be found, so there's always hope for a sale along the way! The days top 10 scoring items are displayed on the home page.
I finally received my order today of beech wood plaques. Hooray! This meant I could finally list my latest product - house name/number plaques. I also designed a horse plaque so they could equally be suitable for stable signs.
I've listed these for sale on MISI, Ebid and Ebay! Fingers crossed for some sales.
I make handmade wooden personalised gifts for all occasions by using the art of pyrography (wood burning).
I love all different types of crafts - cross stitch, glass painting etc. Last Christmas I was hunting online for ideas for my husband to buy me for Christmas. I found a pyrography iron. Thought about it for a while then decided actually I just couldn't wait and bought it for myself sometime before Christmas. I had in mind I could make Christmas decorations for my children.
I enjoyed making the decorations immensely. I then decided for my son's christmas present to his nursery school teacher it might make a lovely unusual gift. The idea of a business was
So, before christmas 2007 I was busy making quite a few christmas decorations which were a huge hit. The idea that they were personalised with the teacher's name and the year was quite popular. My first efforts are shown in the picture!
In January 2008 I wondered what to make next and started thinking about weddings, christenings etc. I built up lots of different ideas and now have over 80 different listings in my ebid shop.