Jude's Blog

This is my Jude's BlogI will try to write something on a regular basis to keep everyone up-to-date with what I am making, any new lines I'm launching, how I am feeling, what I am doing and things that bother or annoy me.  Please add your comments as I would really like your feedback.  I am also very interested in any ideas and suggestions you may have for new lines.          Blog Policyhit counter for tumblr

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  1. Hi everyone,

    We have just got back from the farmers market at Fencebay near Fairlie on the Clyde coast.

    Althought it was very quiet and it rained constantly, we had a good day and sold a couple of large necklace sets as well and fimo earrings, kids bracelets and rings, and scrabble rings.  I've got a few orders to make up for next month, so I need to remember to get the materials ordered.    

    Lovely to see some customers who had not been to the market for a while, and also to catch up with our regular customers.

    There was a good selection of stalls and produce today. Nick had a Game Pie for his breakfast from Winston Churchill Venison and for elevenses we had some lovely cake from Happy Hills, and sampled their new macaroons as well. Fab.  Got some Hairy Coo steak pies from Cedar Cottage for tea, along with fresh veg from Jim Chalmers.  Patricia had the Caurnie Soap stall beside us so Nick chose the soap for us for using this week.

    Came home to more orders on the website, so it's shaping up to be a very good day.

    Got to make up a few new necklace sets this week as we have sold quite a few recently, which is very good news. 

    Also need to make sure we have plenty labels, boxes and bags as well as materials in stock for the Edinburgh Festival markets.

    But for now, I'm off for a wee snooze now, before I make the tea.

    Hope you have all had a good weekend.

    Love from Jude x

  2. Hi everyone,

    I'm sorry it's been quite a while since I last posted my Blog,  but I've just been too busy to write anything because I've been working on the website, making and dispatching orders, making up new stock and going to farmers markets.

    I've been spending a lot of time on website SEO, just trying to keep my place on the Google rankings. Takes hours of work just to stand still.

    The online shop has been very busy as a result of all the time I've been spending working on the website, which makes it all worthwhile.  Orders are coming in steadily, 24 hours a day, and we are now sending out a lot of jewellery all over the world.  Scrabble Rings and Lego Rings and other jewellery are still top sellers, but it's nice to see lots of other stock being sent out now as well.  Cufflinks are proving very popular this summer.  I've had a few large orders for Scrabble cufflinks for weddings.

    I have spend a lot of time developing new lines, and am really enjoying making up all the slogans for the 'keep calm' dogtags, pendants, rings and cufflinks.  The sweetie jar pendants are very popular and I'm finding new things to put into them all the time.  I've had some badges made to my own designs and am using them for rings and cufflinks.  

    We are just about to start a run of 20 markets in Edinburgh during the Festival. We will be there every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the 4th August, for 5 weeks.  Some of the badges I've had designed have been made specially for these markets and have an Edinburgh theme.

    The farmers markets have been a bit quiet over the past few months.  The economic downturn is still hitting consumers very hard.  We have been at Paisley Farmers market this morning and it was very quiet.  Local holidays did not help either.

    We are at Fencebay farmers market near largs tomorrow, so hopefully the sun will still be shining and we might get some tourists and holidaymakres dropping in.

    I'll try to post my Blog more regularly in the future.

    Ttake care.