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Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Hi Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Sue and I live with my lovely husband who I will call Mr V and our nine year old daughter Miss V in a small town in South Devon. Everyone who lives here talks about it as The Village so that will be my blog name- Vintage fron the Village Also in our family are two cats, two guinea pigs some tropical fish and a pond with goldfish I have always loved making things and love pretty vintage things which I hope to sell as well to fund my passion! I am addicted to buying fabric,ribbons, buttons,wool etc and love to visit charity shops and car boot sales.I love glasses of wine, gardening, crochet (easy stuff!) and I am a big E-Bay fan ! I also love to read other people's blogs which inspired me to start my own. I look foward to hearing from you Best wishes Sue

Friday, 9 April 2010

Your advice please Ladies (and possibly Gentlemen?)

The above picture is not relevant to the question but it was a nice birthday card I had and I thought it is a lovely picture !

Anyway, what do I do about selling my wares?

 I have been selling crafts at fairs and all sorts of things on Ebay for ages which I love but when I started doing this full time (for as long as I can get away with anyway!) I thought I would go a bit more specialised and have a Misi shop, I know its early days but I have only had one sale from it and am finding it a bit of a job juggling blog,ebay and Misi and have not got that much listed on Misi (probably why I have not sold much!)
I see lots of you have seperate blogs to sell things - how does it go? obviously cheaper but more limited audience?
Or what about Etsy (dollars put me off?) or Folksy etc
or should I put it all on Ebay (fairly expensive but am doing lots on there anyway so I find it easy)
I would love your comments

Well I better get some things done, Miss V was unexpectedly (spelling doesn't look right here?) invited to the beach with a friend so I have a child free gap in the day :)

Have a great weekend and I hope the sun stays out

Sue x


  1. I would highly recommend Etsy. I find it a lot quicker to list than on ebay and I have had far more sales than I ever had on ebay. I know others have found it to be really good too. Don't be put off by selling in dollars, I still get sales from the UK and Paypal just converts it for you anyway. I regularly check the dollar rate and update my conversion list. I just made myself a conversion list of prices I regularly use from Currency Convertor.Etsy is a friendly community and there is a great widget for your Etsy shop you can put on your blog, I have it on mine.
    Good Luck Ann x

  2. Hi Sue,
    I have the same problem as you, 'cept I don't have time to list anywhere at the moment.
    DaWanda is a good one, and it's FREE to list ! :)
    It has a higher commission rate on sales, but it still works out very economically. Look on my first post on my blog for the names of all the ones I know.
    I think if you make your own 'blog shop' up it's free, as it's just like a blog, but don't quote me on this, I might be totally wrong....! :)
    Hope this helps..
    have a good day,


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