Tuesday, 12 March 2013


How would you like to win this hand made craft room accessory worth £25?

Well all you have to do is look on my facebook page and find this item's partner in one of the albums and tell me here what it is called. Hint: It's beige and has a small green shrub behind it. The answer is the first comment on the picture.

Conditions of entering are simple.
  1. You must post your answer here and not on facebook but if you want to leave a comment on facebook thats fine.
  2. You must be willing to pay shipping of £5 (within the UK)
  3. If you are entering from any other country you must be willing to pay shipping charges & or any other taxes that may be incurred.
  4. No cash alternative or other item is available and the item is not allowed for resale purposes by another business. 
  5. Competition closes monday the 18th March 2013 at midnight and winner will be announced by Friday the 22nd of March 2013.
By entering you agree to these terms.

Just to clarify this is not first past the post to win. The winner will be randomly drawn next week for those that put the correct answer the answer is only 3 words so look carefully before answering.

If you are the lucky winner please pop back to the blog and leave an honest review of the product suggesting any changes you would make or if it does what I hope it is supposed to.

Many thanks & good luck


Saturday, 25 February 2012

I really don't understand...

...the British buying public.

I personally pride myself on quality when making my products and take pride in the knowledge that someone is getting a product that has been carefully considered to suit the purpose it is designed for. But, and this is where I am not quite getting to grips with things. Last year I started designing and making ribbon racks & various different crafter's tools.

Ribbon Rack.

But I recently found someone else making them and I hate to say it but the quality of workmanship just is not, in my opinion, as good. The difference is that they are selling them and I was not when I was making them. I stopped making them because the only way I could sell them was by reducing the price so I was just breaking even. It seemed pointless carrying on and made me feel the effort I put in just didn't seem appreciated. So what is it with price versus quality? Why do people prefer buying lower quality for what is in fact only slightly less than what I charge? Or is it that I don't push hard enough? I feel that if I keep pushing people will get annoyed with me. Am I wrong in thinking this and should I have pushed harder?

As a lot of you know I am trying to gain funding from(http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/handy-woodcrafts/from) Enterprise Nation. When I get this I hope to replace some tools and get a new machine that will help me. I really want to start producing items again as I have ground to a halt. Please take a moment and pop along to vote for me as I have been trying for 4 months now to gain this small grant.


Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Can you help us?

For the past several months I have been attempting to gain 500 votes with enterprise nation, who have teamed up with paypal and intuit to help out small busineses with grants of between £50 and £500. So far we have managed to get 321 votes so we are slowly getting towards our target of 500 votes. If anyone can find the time could you please pop along and support us by voting to help us reach the target so we can get the much needed funds to help us move our small business forward.
In the past 3 months I have had very little luck and some of my crucial power tools have come to the end of their life as they were only domestic tools and with lagging sales I do not have the funds to replace them.
I hate to be a pain but 5 minutes of your time is all I ask to go along sign up and cast a vote for us. You can sign up here http://www.enterprisenation.com/become-member/ then go here and vote http://www.enterprisenation.com/funding-applications/handy-woodcrafts/
sign up requires name, e-mail, username, and a password they dont even send you an e-mail to verify your account.

Thanks for reading and I hope you can help us.