Illegitimi non carborundum . . .
. . . .otherwise known as don't let the b......s grind you down! Thanks for all the advice and commiserations on my 1and1 experience both via comments to my blog entry and email. It's really great to be part of such a supportive community. I am pursuing various avenues including our credit card company to try to get out of this unfair agreement. Can an eShop which is incapable of even displaying a logo or company name be "fit for purpose"? It's really put me off and knocked my confidence back big time but I'm not going to let it beat me.
I'm already starting to get enquiries about the handmade items in my gallery which can be found here and I've sold my first set of stitchmarkers! Knitnana gave me a great idea. Thanks, knitnana! You see, she really loved the colours of the choc ice choker but doesn't do chokers, hence I'll be custom making the shawl pin that she chose as her prize for winning my Blogiversary competition in these colours. So, if you don't see what you want, colourwise or stylewise, just contact me and I'll see what I can do.
I will look into other ways of getting my shop up and running but, in the meantime, if anyone is interested in any of the jewellery or stitchmarkers, please get in touch with me. Over the next week, I'll be adding quite a few more items including adding to the range of stitchmarkers which can be ordered in any size required right up to 15mm.
Can I pick your brains? One suggestion was that I could start a blog just to showcase my items and add a price and Paypal link for each one of them. I could then put a link in the sidebar of this blog to "my shop" blog. At least it would be a temporary solution. Is this a good idea? Can anyone think of any reasons why this shouldn't work in the short term?
Amidst all the kerfuffle, I finished the edging on the Rapunzel baby cardi.
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The ribbon for slotting through the eyelets and the buttons have been bought and it now just needs sewing up and a final blocking.