My latest delay in completion I blame on Royal Mail. They're probably used to being blamed for an awful lot by now, so I'm sure they won't even notice me grumbling too! It's to do with their price changes- not specifically that the prices have gone up, that is slightly irritating, but as most of my items post as Large Letters, it actually isn't too bad. More annoying is the decrease in compensation- I've worked out in many cases it will cost less to post an order of two items totaling over £20 separately rather than in one combined package. Very silly indeed. Speaking of their silliness- did you also know that it is cheaper to have a parcel tracked all the way to Australia than it is to have it tracked to France?! Bizarre, to say the least. My reason for blaming Royal Mail this time is it took me all that much longer to work out postage prices and my little Hamlet has been sat in my draft listings for over a week. He is now finally listed though, and attracting a lot of attention, I am happy to report- I received my highest number of views on Etsy yesterday as a result of listing him:
available to buy from my Etsy shop for £50 plus £3.90 p&p in the UK, though for those who fall in love with him but can't quite afford the real thing I will also be selling prints of him.
The other heartening thing that I've noticed in my Etsy stats, along with the increased views from Hamlet, I also seem to be retaining viewers a little longer, and I'm pretty sure it's down to the revamp of my photographs that I have begun. I've recently re-photographed my Konditorei Komisch range, and the tasty new additions in the backgrounds seem to be drawing a bit more attention!
|Gingerbread Men Earrings|
|Fruit Cake Magnet|
|Mr Whippy Brooch|
Oh well- first things first- I'll catch up with Handmade Monday before I embark upon my million and one unfinished projects!