Monday, 27 February 2012

What A Week!

I hardly know where to start to tell you about my week!  Probably the beginning..

Well, it started with the Beach Hut Beads.  When I finished making the first one, I thought I had made something good, but I was amazed at the response.  The first four sold within 20 minutes of me listing them on Etsy and my Flickr photo was given so much love and loads of comments.  Then more sales followed and more comments...I was just blown away!  I was dancing around the living room with a very silly grin plastered on my face.  It is just the best feeling in the world when something that you have designed and made is greeted with such enthusiasm.

Tuesday and Wednesday had some more orders and I was busy, busy making more little beach huts and trying to stop smiling!

Then Thursday morning arrived and at about 11.00 I received a FB message from the lovely and talented Chris of Chris Pellow Designs to say that I was on Polymer Clay Daily!  Can you imagine the excitement?

Cloud 9 Here I Come!
It just doesn't get any better than this!  A huge thank you to everyone who messaged me, commented on PCD, Facebooked me, and left comments on Flickr.  I am overwhelmed and hugely thankful.

I have had so much traffic through this feature and have had comments from lots of new people.  It goes to show how small the world really is.  Here in my little corner of the UK I have suddenly been "meeting" people from all over the world.  Amazing!

Anyway, having finally calmed down a little, it was nose to the grindstone and time to get on with filling orders, posting them out and to make some new beads.

Lesley from Thea Jewellery asked me if I could make some Seagulls to go with the Beach Hut Beads, and she wasn't the only one!  So after a few hours of squishing and muttering (things were seriously not going right with the beaks!) I came up with these:
A Flock of Seagulls!
There are in the Etsy Shop now if you would like a closer look!

I also made the first couple of beads in a new series called Gold Leaf:
Gold Leaf in Teal Big Bead
Gold Leaf in Teal Accent Beads
I am planning on making these in lots of different colours and already have some pink ones in the Etsy Shop.  If you have a colour preference that you would like to see in these new beads, then just let me know! I said, What a Week!

I have had some lovely messages from a few people who have sent me photos of what they made with beads that they have got from me recently....just wait until you see the photos, so much talent and such beautiful designs!  I will be posting again later this week with those so keep an eye out!

It will be Katie's 16th Birthday on Friday,  I can hardly believe that my little girl will be 16!  That will be a whole other blog post as well - expect balloons, streamers and cupcakes!!!

And lastly.................just Thank You..........every one of you..........for making this an amazing and wonderful week. 

Hope your week is wonderful too.



Kathleen Lange Klik said...

Congratulations, that is awesome news! The beach hut is fantastic and deserves praise! I love the new gold leaf beads too, the barrel shaped one really wowed me.

Have a creative week!

Flowermouse Design said...

You really deserve all the good things coming your way. Your beach hut beads are simply amazing. And so are the seagulls!!!! I can hear the waves from the sea and see you in the sun!!! Congratulations - and thank you for sharing your happiness!!!!

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Those Beach Hut beads are adorable. Congratulations.

Therese's Treasures said...

Ahh Pippa, You deserve every bit of the praise you are getting you are a wonderful talent and I for one am glad that I stumbled on to you. Oh and Happy 16th to your Daughter.

Skye said...

congrats :) Those beach huts are beyond adorable and deserve all the attention :)And your seagulls are darned cute too!

Saturday Sequins said...

Congratulations!!! I'm not surprised that you're getting so much positive attention -- the little huts are precious.

Loving the seagulls, too. Great work!

My week is going pretty well. I finished my huge beaded collar and am starting a new one. :)

Shirley said...

Of course you're getting great comments, cause those little huts are adorable! And then the seagulls to match! You have great talent. I love the gold leaf beads, they are amazing! My daughter is just 11, but I know I will turn around and be celebrating 16 before I can blink. Please give her Happy Birthday wishes from your bloggers. And thank you for sharing your talent!

Lesley said...

Piipa - you so deserve to be in the spotlight,your designs are so original, beautifully made and a joy to work with. Long may the applause last!

Jean A. Wells said...

Congrataulations on your great week. You deserve it. Those are fantastic gulls. You really captured the essence of a sea gull. Way to go girl.

Judy said...

Congrats Pippa!
I'm so very glad that your work has deservedly reached such a wide audience.
I was extremely impressed by your work (sitting here in my beach house on the Red Sea coast of Egypt!)
I'm quite new to polymer clay as it's only recently been available in Egypt. Previously I had to bring everything in when I went on visits to my native London, so this curtailed my freedom a bit.
I'm just beginning to discover what can be done with this wonderful medium and have begun to experiment to see what my style will be.
Thanks for the inspiration!
Judy :-)

Pips said...

Thank you so much everyone, sorry that I have not replied sooner to all your lovely comments, things have been a little busy!

I am sorry that I am not replying individually to you all, but please know that your comments always mean the world to me, thank you so much for taking the time!

Will hopefully be putting another post up tomorrow, or over the weekend at the latest!

At the moment I am baking cupcakes galore!

Its All About Creating said...

I've been busy beading, but am inspired by your beach hut beads! I am heading to my work table right now to work on some textures.