Tuesday, 20 September 2011

And the winner is....

Drum roll please ladies and gentlemen... and we are proud to announce our winner:

Katherine @TweetieKaz... yay... well done Katherine!

Katherine will receive a goody bag containing their choice of brooch from Inkmeup designs! and a lovely selection of goodies from Inkmeup... thank you to everyone who entered and said lovely things about my new shop... to say thank you we have a special 25% off discount code for  Inkmeup's original shop just enter the code at check out to get 25% off your whole order... why not start that Christmas shopping early?

Discount code: 25OFF (just enter this when you buy)

I'm off to go make more shiny new things for my shops... I'll see you all soon xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

New Shop and a big old Givaway

Oh yes I did it! Not content with having 3 etsy shops I decided I needed a 4th for my new range of Inkmeup designs! And what better way to celebrate then to have a giveaway... yay! So what's the prize? Well you can win your choice of brooch from my new shop and I'll even throw in a bunch of goodies from the original Inkmeup print shop Including a lavender bag and notebook and a bunch of mini prints for good measure so it's a prize fund worth more than £30.

How to enter:
Go to Inkmeupdesigns and favourite my new shop, pick your favourite item in my shop and then leave a comment telling me which design you like best here with a way for me to contact you (twitter, facebook or etsy usernames, if you leave an email address please leave it as myname(at)somewheredotcom)

For an extra entry you can visit Inkmeup on facebook and become a fan and leave a message for me there to say hello (existing fans just pop by my wall and say hi)

Or you can follow the blog by clicking the follow box in the side bar for another chance to win, then leave a comment to say you follow.

You can also get an extra entry by posting the following on twitter then pop back here and leave a comment to say you have:
I want to win an Inky goody bag from Inkmeup @feltmeupdesigns! http://inkmeupdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/new-shop-and-big-old-givaway.html

So that's 4 entries and 4 chances to win!!!
Please note your comment won't appear straight away as all comments are moderated for naughtyness! Competition closes tuesday 20th september winner will be selected by random number generator.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Dear Dilemma... what should I do?

If you are a regular reader then you will have seen my new feather brooches that I made recently... they have had a great reception so far, one even made it to the Etsy UK front page, and I really love making them but I wondered how well they sit within my Inkmeup shop. I think they look great by my worry is that the rest of Inkmeup doesn't do them justice and I don't want them to get buried under lots of prints and lavender bags.

I love my Inky shop but there are lots of things in there that I feel I have moved on from... after all we've been going nearly 2 years now. I wonder if a new shop is a good way to mark moving on to a new era, don't worry there will still be prints but maybe my fabric items would work better in a more textile dedicated shop. I need to ponder this carefully before I make any rash decisions. I need to work out if it's just the thrill of opening a new shop that's grabbed me or if there is something more to it.

I read an article about handmade shops a while ago by Mary Portas, that's Mary Queen of shops from the telly! In the article she said that people should carefully consider how they arrange their shops, she talks about product adjacencies... ... in my case I have a fashion item in a shop full of homewares and prints... how does this represent the item in it's best light? Will fashion shoppers even find my brooches buried in the listings of prints and lavender bags?

I think I am leaning towards a new shop... with just quitting my day job I feel I need some freshness... so we'll see... probably later in the week when I have some more stuff made up. In fact the more I think about it the more I'm tempted to do it... so watch this space for a grand opening... and maybe a giveaway!