World Sweet World

Arriving back from the UK last year, I was impressed to find a new publication had been born. World Sweet World is a little treat of a magazine and is full of ideas for stuff to make and articles about people that make stuff.  There are only four a year and at eight bucks a pop, even I can afford them. So swing on over if you have a mind check out their website and blog.

and then there were two…

I have sold one of my felt necklaces! For actual money! Not given away, not swapped for anything else! And that is enough exclamation marks to be going on with.  Back to the real world and what it also means is that I will have to get off my arse and make some more. I have only two left and need to get a lot more done before the Thorndon Christmas Market in December.

Although I am absolutely crazy about creating handmade stuff,  and over the moon about the renewal in popularity of the crafty, I am very much aware of the almost impossibility of making a living from it. Or even being able to make minimum hourly wage for the time and effort spent.  I think this is mostly because of the cheapness of imported crap in the shops.

I used to let this get me down, but not anymore. I just get a kick out of making things and if people like them that’s superduper. 🙂