My name is Sarah and I run a small online business called Welshmillie's Whimsies.
I found it really difficult to come up with a name - in the end I went with the basics, I'm Welsh, have a cat called Millie and am constantly following Whimsies. Whimsies are defined as an odd or fanciful idea, which I have all the time. Occasionally they are made into products which I sell.
Why sell I hear you cry....well if I didn't sell I would be over run with stuff!
So, a little about me......I'm a sagitarius, like long walks on the beach..and......
No, seriously I am a sagitarius, green eyes and a fiery temper! I used to have carrot top hair (it grew muted over the years). When I was about 6 my mum and nana tried to teach me how to knit with squeaky red acrylic and plastic needles. I remember taking my 'knitted piece' to my mum and asking for help. The tension was that tight the needles were bending under the strain of trying to knit.
Fast forward a couple (several) years of picking up knitting and putting it down when my husband brought me my first ipod for Christmas. I was soon bored of my music and wanted to find out more about this itunes thing. A quick lesson introduced me podcasts and Lime and Violet. I was hooked! I listened to all manner of podcasts about crafty stuff and everytime I heard something I didn't know about I looked it up and learnt about it.
Stitch markers were mentioned several times. I was intrigued, so went to find out about them. I loved all the little designs, but was put off buying any because they were either over sea's or they were ' OMG I'm not buying that! I could make it for half the price'.
Eventually I talked DH into buying me some polymer clay and gave it a go. The first ones were large and hideous! But I perservered! Then I got quite a large collection - did I mention that I was a habitual hoarder? Then something had to give so I opened an Etsy store. Since then I've been floating around on the internet, not really knowing what to do with myself.
Recently I've made some life changing decisions and decided that my store is going to become my business rather than my hobby. And the rest and they say is history!
I hope to be posting at least once a week here, with anything that I have been working on. I'm also hoping to start showing some tutorials for some of the items that I make.
This weeks shop update has included some miniature lions, sea lions, ducks, hens and bear stitch markers. There is also some jewelry and a couple of ipod cozies. I'm always open to comments so let me know what you think.
If you would like to order and found your way from the blog use the code bloin4 for a 10% discount!
Further more to celebrate the new blog, shop relaunch etc, leave a comment here about your favourite item in the store and next Friday (23rd July 10) I will pick a winner at random to win a gift certificate for $15!