Friday, 27 February 2009

I've done it - my new website is launched today!!
There will still be lots more items to add to the shop! It feels never ending
Let me know what you think

Monday, 23 February 2009

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. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

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.
You can vote for one of my items here: my item on plaincraft
If anyone esle has their items on plaincraft let me know and I'll vote on your items too.

Thursday, 5 February 2009

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.

Sunday, 1 February 2009

My first Blog post! Wow.  Those that know me would be surprised to hear I'm suddenly stuck for words!!
I suppose the impetus for setting up my blog is to spread the word about my fairly new craft business - Samigail's Handmade Personalised Gifts
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.
I now sell on MISI and Ebid