Thursday, November 16, 2023

Peddling My Wares!

First, a bit of housekeeping before I get into the post. If you have a Wordpress blog, I'm having a terrible time commenting on your posts. Carole, Gigi, Erin, Gretchen and many others, I've tried. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I'm logged into Wordpress, but it doesn't matter if I click the icon next to my photo or reply (or both), it won't go through. I've logged off and back in -- no matter. So, I'm still reading but if you don't see a comment from me, don't give up on me! (It's nice to know Blogger isn't the only one with periodic issues!)


This week, I'm on a post art sale high. We had a wonderful time at Mistletoe Market, seeing many friends and making new ones, too.

My friend Judy popped in from Ludington and I also saw my best junior high friend and her boyfriend -- with whom I went to high school, work colleagues and lots of theatre friends.


Several Cork Poppers came out, too! Cheryl bought a beautiful scarf from my fellow vendor, Vicki.

I was pleased that my felties were quite popular! These little needlefelted ornaments can also be used as pin cushions and most are flat enough to just "sit" someplace.


I took some of my old mixed media pieces and radically marked them down, just to get a bit more real estate in my closet. And they sold!


And people seemed happy with my note cards and watercolor "frameables" (original watercolors on a greeting card that are a card and gift in one.) 


I was disappointed I didn't sell more paintings, but I also get it -- wall space is at a premium for most of us and things either work or don't.

Some of my out-of-town and online blog friends have asked if I sell online. I don't have an Etsy shop. But what I do offer is a pdf or link to the seasonal "Gypsy Caravan" (which is also located on the menu bar above during the holiday season). If you see something you like, let me know. I will add postage to the cost and you can just send me a check for the total. (Or if you are local or relatively regional we can meet up, which is even more fun!)


And in answer to a previously asked question, yes, I will ship international. But I can almost guarantee you that the postage would be considerably more than when you purchased unless it was only a greeting card or two! 


No pressure, just letting you know! And now, we're off to tend to cute little boys! Let the merriment and the exhaustion begin!

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70 comments:

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Congratulations on your sales!
You have beautiful things for sale. The felties are adorable.
Seeing old friends is a treasure.
As for glitches, security settings are what I've found give me the most trouble. On Wordpress, I've had issues with one account buy not the others. Whatever is going on, it sounds like something in your settings on Wordpress.

Gillena Cox said...

Lovely smiles

Much🖤love

Regina said...

I am not sure what's happening with WordPress. I haven't posted there in awhile. Now Blogger I don't always know when a new post has been posted until sometimes two or three days later.
I wish I could shop your goodies in person!

Bill said...

Very cool, selling your art and things while connecting with wonderful friends. Sounds like a great time!

Regina said...

Well that was weird. I wrote this whole comment on your post hit "publish your comment" and a message came up and said " Required field must not be blank" meaning the comment field is not to be blank. This will be a test comment to see if it goes through.

Lorrie said...

Lovely wares. Congratulations on your sales.

Sandra Cox said...

Yay for sales.
Nice picture of you and your bud.
Cheers,

Rita said...

Looks like a lovely venue and so many fun people and lovely items--yours and others, too. Glad you did well with sales. :)

Soma @ InkTorrents.com said...

Congratulations! Your stall looks wonderful and sounds like you had a great time there. Wishing you a lot of success over the holiday season.

-Soma

DVArtist said...

Your displays look amazing. Well done my friend. So glad your friends showed up too. Thank you for joining FFO and good luck with all of your sales.

Iris Flavia said...

Well, this sounds like great fun! Selling your truly wonderful art AND meeting and making friends!
Yes, wall-space is precious. When we go to Perth/Freo I MUST stop myself from buying anything from Wendy Binks! H canvases are up right where I sit, 10 mini-pieces to my right... and if it gets too much, you don´t "see" them anymore.
So... "glad" ordering something from the States is so expensive I won´t even think about it!
Oh, Wordpress, yes, same with some here, too, and certainly blogger.
Have fun with the wee ones! :-)

Gretchen Joanna said...

I've noticed that on the WordPress blogs I read and want to comment on, at the bottom of the post there is a little Settings icon, and to the left of it, a WP icon that is almost invisible, it is so pale. If I click on that, it brings up my WP name and a Reply button. Try that! <3

Gretchen Joanna said...

Oh, and some WP blogs don't even have that faint WP icon, but only the big G for Gravatar, and the Settings icon, which, if I click on those, that menu of options opens up, including simply Reply. I hope it's the same from your direction!

Valerie-Jael said...

Congratulations on your sales, that's GREAT! And that you met nice people there! Hope you manage to get more sold online. I know what you mean about wall space, my walls have almost disappeared. Have a great weekend, Jeanie, take care, hugs, Valerie

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jeanie,
The Mistletoe Market sounds fun. Congrats and well done on your sales.
I like your pretty cards and the felties are cute.
Take care, have a great day and happy weekend!

Sandi said...

The orange and yellow scarf caught my eye. I love it!

kathyinozarks said...

I would have loved to shopped at your sale. am thinking yur watercolor cards would be a big seller-

Anvilcloud said...

You do this more extensively than I had thought. Not only is it hard to order from the US bc of shipping costs, but our $ is worth so much less.

Gene Black said...

You had a lovely display. Sometimes it is necessary to cut some prices to move merchandise....but I hate doing that.

My name is Erika. said...

I think this mistletoe market is a great idea. Does it happen at a store or in someone's house? I'm sure you've mentioned it before, but with all the blog posts out there...you get it I'm sure. Have a great weekend ahead Jeanie. hugs-Erika

La Table De Nana said...

Well done!You have come so far with your felties!!Adorbs..Craft fairs.. one changed my life.. I paid for my real estate course with the proceeds 100 rs ago:)Memories...

Marilyn Miller said...

So happy the sale went well. It is a lot of work, but when it goes well - so worth it. It sounds like you had a nice variety of art to sell. I love that dear friends stopped by too. Now enjoy those little guys and have some fun.

thepaintedapron.com said...

I'm glad you had a good sale and lots of fun seeing old friends and making new! Art shows are a lot of work, it looks like you had a great variety of things. Mailing is so expensive these days, some times it's hardly worth it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Jeanie!
Jenna

Sandi Magle said...

Hi, Jeanie. When my computer acts up...sometimes the something resets in the settings, and permissions for sharing. Power outages or even just totally shutting down can trigger the comments on places. It's crazy, but your last comment to me, didn't go through either, so I sent you a note via email. Love all your work, and hope you have a successful holiday season. Of course the best part of art is doing it, and if they can find homes, all the better! Hugs, Sandi

Sandi Magle said...

I just tried to post a comment, also...maybe this will go through? I did send you an email...hugs, Sandi

Dixie @ Arranged Words said...

Your set up looks lovely, Jeanie.
Congratulations on a successful show.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Congratulations on your 2023 Mistletoe Market success, Jeanie!

NGS said...

Those felties are adorable!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Kudos on the sale of some of your items. The felties are adorable. It's always good to see old friends and also make new ones. I did the craft fair thing years ago when my children were young.

Rain said...

Your "felties" are adorable! ☺☺ I love Cheryl's orange scarf, gorgeous!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful items! I'm glad the sale went so well for you! I'm hitting three Christmas craft sales this weekend.

gigi-hawaii said...

Congrats on selling your art. You are so talented! I am sorry you are having a hard time on Wordpress. First time hearing that complaint. Oh, well, life isn't perfect, alas.

DUTA said...

The buyers of your art are definitely people with great taste.
Wishing you constant success with your art sales!

Anonymous said...

Pedal is a noun referring to any of various levers activated by the foot. Peddle is a verb related to traveling around and selling goods.

Christine said...

Glad you did well at the art show and had fun!

Carola Bartz said...

Misteltoe Market is a wonderful name for your art sale. You have some wonderful pieces here, I especially like your mixed media pieces. I'm glad that the sale was a success, and how lovely that you can combine it with seeing friends. Have a wonderful weekend, Jeanie.

This N That said...

Congratulations on your success...so many cute things..Glad you did well...Paintings are tough..I usually replace a painting if I do one that I like better..I just put it over the one that's already in the frame..Enjoy your weekend....

Tammie Lee said...

Congratulations on your sales. Sounds like a fun time was had and kicks off the holiday season.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a fun Mistletoe Market to sell your pretties, Jeanie. Glad you now have more room to create your art. I always enjoy seeing you and your friends.

roentare said...

The felties are very lovely.

Lowcarb team member said...

Well done on your sales.
I love the name Mistletoe Market :)

Enjoy time with the 'cute little boys' I'm sure there will be fun and laughter as well as exhaustion! LOL!

All the best Jan

Pamela said...

What a great show! You have such a nice network of friends.

shoreacres said...

What's really funny is that you're the only "Blogger" blogger where I can leave a comment without having to go over to Chrome. There's so much odd going on just now. It might be your browser. Go to your settings, and find the place where you can clear your cache. Don't clear your cookies -- that creates a bunch of extra work. If clearing your cache doesn't help, do a 'hard refresh' of a page you can't get into: Ctrl +F5.

If none of that works, go make a nice cup of tea, put your feet up, and wait for the systems to get themselves working again!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

So much wonderful creativity! Glad to hear that you had a good show and got to see new and old friends. Love those little felties. Have fun with the boys! x K

roughterrain crane said...

Your felties are cute. Children must be fascinated. Christmas trees will be more wonderful when they are hung on by little hands.

crackercrumblife said...

Congratulations!!! Your work is always so cheerful! And I love your felties. I have tried that hobby before and it is so much harder than it seems! I did manage to accidentally felt a wool sweater I had though...

crackercrumblife said...

And someone else told me that a few months ago! Marsha from Marsha in the Middle was having issues commenting, but somehow it resolved. It was weird!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm having trouble commenting on Wordpress blogs on one browser and blogger blogs on another, so I have to switch back and forth. Frustrating :(

You offer such a variety! I'm glad sales went so well :)

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

I can't believe how good you are at felting. I tried it once after seeing something you made and it was a disaster. I was not used to finding a craft I can't master. LOL

Steve Reed said...

Well, it sounds like you did quite well! You should be proud! :)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I think sometimes my tracking blocker interferes with commenting at times. I have to tell it that it is a safe site, and I can trust it, then it will not block the verification. Do you use a tracking blocker, mine is Ghostery.

I have also seen the Wordpress icon greyed out on other WP blogs I follow, but I can click on it anyway and it logs me in. Weird.

Heather Noire said...

These look amazing. I love the vintage appeal that they bring and the use of colour is dynamite. https://www.bauchlefashion.com/2023/11/why-real-real-is-number-one-place-to.html

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

What a hoot ... selling all of your beautiful artwork and spending time with old and new friends (friends from Jr.High ... that is impressive :) Art certainly is a way to create a compatible community is it not? Your art work is wonderful. I especially like your little felted ornaments. You are certainly prolific ... maybe you should get yourself an ETSY account. Hope you have time to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving with family.

Andrea @ From the Sol

anno said...

What a beautiful venue -- and a great place to share your [beautiful] work. I love that you do this every year with friends. It seems like a wonderful way to support and encourage the creative work you do, plus you get to spend the day with people you like, plus see the regulars who come by every year, plus meet some new ones as well. So many wins!

It's good to see your watercolors again, and the felties are adorable!

Pam Richardson said...

Congratulations on the success at Mistletoe Market. You are a talented artist, Jeanie. I know the darling boys kept you busy!

Rajani Rehana said...

Great blog

Little Wandering Wren said...

You have been busy Jeanie, both in creating and in setting up and selling! I imagine it must be so very rewarding to meet the buyers who are purchasing. What fun! Have a lovely week.
Wren x

Sketchbook Wandering said...

I haven't been here for awhile, and here you are, having as much fun and joy as ever!!! Wow, selling your lovely creations! I wish I could focus myself enough to sell at least a few images and things! I even have an established venue here in town. Your happy, fulfilled life makes me happy! I just posted, again for the first time in several months. Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandra Cox said...

Your art is amazing.
Have a great one.

Red Rose Alley said...

That ladybug feltie is wonderful. Not sure if you know how much I love the ladybug. I'm glad that people were pleased with your felties, they're sooooo cute. Your assortment of cards are delightful too. I noticed a ladybug in the group of cards as well. It's so nice that you got to meet up with some old friends too. A beautiful day with all your wonderful goodies for show. I wish I could be there to buy a thing or two! ; )

~Sheri

Nikki - Notes of Life said...

I love a good craft market and I love your felties too. Very cute!

Hena Tayeb said...

Sorry to hear you didn't make as many painting sales as you hoped. Your felties are adorable. Yay on the sales you did made.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Bummer about the painting sales but I am glad you had some success. Your felties are so adorable. We bought an owl one years ago and I smile and think of you when I pull it out when it's time to decorate the tree (which we did on Friday!!).

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

You have more talent in your pinky finger than I do in my whole body. Those are incredible. I use Blogger and knock on wood, I have not had the issues that others have talked about.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I have the same problem periodically with blogger on some blogs. It's never happened on yours, but there is one person I sent a message to because I couldn't comment on anything. Next time I had no problem. Go figure.

Beautiful art my dear!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

You are quite talented and have made so many cute items to sell. Looks like you had a fun time too! I have difficulty commenting on certain sites no matter what I do. It's a shame.

Veronica Lee said...

Your art is amazing, Jeanie.
Your felties are so adorable.
Congrats on your sales 🥂

Hugs and blessings

Lisbeth said...

What a wonderful cultural and artistis environment you are moving in. Looks really great.

As for commenting on Wordpress, I have the same problems. I have noticed though that Safari is not always compatible with everything around you. It works perfectly well for me to comment in wordpress if I use Crome, but not always on Safari. Just in case you use Safari, or maybe something else.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Your creations are amazing. I must remember to come back when life slows down and take a close look at your work. The felties look particularly inviting.

William Kendall said...

I'm so far behind in blog reading that I've had to choose an arbitrary time to pick up from. I've had issues with one WordPress blog that won't take comments, as my account includes a number in it.

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