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    One day at a time damsel skylark
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    My own business is picking up - YAY

    I have neglected it of late, as I was working full time for someone else, but as I have had a couple of weeks to do a little push, I am getting some bookings in.

    Just in case you were wondering I have been face painting for more than 2 years, but have only been accepting money for it in the last year.

    www.facebook.com/nickysfabfaces

    Also, as an extra bonus my lovely husband is finishing the work that is needed to convert his garage into my pottery studio. I am so excited! I have sold a few bits on Folksy and am making more at the moment. I have a little collection but am waiting until I have a bit more stock before uploading them. I will certainly pop a post on here when that is done too.

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    FAT donna-j
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Well done you.


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    Damsel Diva Peony
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Brilliant.

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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Sounds great

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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Well done you!

    Do you ever do craft fairs with your pottery?

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    One day at a time damsel skylark
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Quote Originally Posted by Julesb View Post

    Do you ever do craft fairs with your pottery?
    I will do them, it is the same problem as with the Folksy shop, I need to build up some stock. Once I have a selection I will be doing the Essex craft fair circuit. I have booked spaces on a couple in November and December to try and hit the Christmas present market.

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    la la la I can't hear you Jelly
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    fab news. Hope it continues.

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    Damsel Diva
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    well done! Good to hear success stories.

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    Invisable Chell
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Yay, excellent news.
    DS July 2003, DD1 January 2005, DD2 August 2008

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    One day at a time damsel skylark
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Thanks, it has been a while as I have quite a lot of competition around here. People with no experience or insurance and quoting much lower prices. I have refused to reduce mine as they are very very reasonable. So a lot of the business that I missed last year are booking me this year. That'll teach them - pay peanuts, get monkeys.

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    Ignoring the rain LibertyGal72
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Pottery? Please post pics soon. Am after a piece for a birthday this year, and haven't found anything yet
    libertygal


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    One day at a time damsel skylark
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyGal72 View Post
    Pottery? Please post pics soon. Am after a piece for a birthday this year, and haven't found anything yet

    Count on it. I have a few things lined up for firing so I'll get them up very soon.

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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Just had a look round your FB photos - they are excellent! I'm nowhere near you, but would have no hesitation in recommending your work.

    Out of curiosity, how long does it take you to do a full face? My boys aren't very keen on face painting so I don't have much personal experience, but often see huge Qs for face painting at events, and I wondered how long the actual painting 'should' take.

    I've helped out at our school Fair doing very amateurish ones, I always want to spend longer on them to look good, but the organisers completely discourage it
    08-02-04 spa 28-04-06

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    SMOO
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    This is brilliant SL well done!

    And I think it's something that you could really develop on, ie you could offer a sideline in prepacked party bags or other 'party' related ideas.

    I've just liked your page and so has someone else that you might recognise ;-)

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    One day at a time damsel skylark
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    Thanks CP! I am working on a plan to offer garden parties, in my garden

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    SMOO
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    How far would you travel love? Just wondering before I post a link on FB.

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    One day at a time damsel skylark
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    Re: My own business is picking up - YAY

    I am happy to travel to your neck of the woods, I just add a bit more for travel.

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