Posts Tagged ‘I Love Crafty

Just a small problem! Selling my lampshades in gorgeous shops, both online and bricks & mortar, means I keep peeking at stuff and buying it! Not the best way to become profitable. I could easily plump for this quirky milk jug at Bouf, or half the shop at Tenderfoot. Goodness knows what will happen when I start selling at From the Wilde and Brighton POD (happening soon).


When was the last time you held a lampshade to your cheek in a swoon? When it’s Moda – by MoMo – It’s a Hoot! A gert great owl sits in a tree, festooned with swirls, polka dots and blooms. Featuring a wee birdy and trees teaming in colour and life. If you like, you can buy it online, or from I Love Crafty or Tenderfoot.


Selling my lampshades through shops is tricky – most shops double the wholesale price then add VAT – thus shooting the price of the product out of the ideal range. But, at I Love Crafty, Laura works differently. She supports local makers like myself by renting out a bit of her shop space on a monthly basis and taking a wee bit of commission on every item sold. So, like Dick Whittington, I packed a bag full of my best stuff, flung it over my shoulder (ahem), and set off for the Big Smoke, otherwise known as the bustling streets of Clifton Village.

Laura was lovely. Approachable and knowledgeable. Her shop bristled with adorable things and positive people. We chatted, but I couldn’t make a decision without running it past the man at home. His ability to turn the numbers and transform them into something I understand is terrific. Maths and me don’t go.

No brainer, decision made. In a few weeks’ time shoppers browsing the wares of The Arcade will see bright, bold and beautiful lampshades hanging in the window of I Love Crafty. Excellenti!

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