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Be Happy!
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Saturday, 22 October 2011

First Sale!

I sold my first book today! (Well my first one since I finally and firmly decided that I really was going to do my utmost to actually be a full-time bookbinder, rather than just my test selling last year) I am so happy I want to frame the notes and hang them above my desk!

I just had a friend around for a 'coffee and creation' afternoon (you know, getting crafty while solving the world's problems over a cup of good coffee. I love afternoons like this!) and she almost immediately got completely distracted by my desk full of projects. Lovely to hear when someone likes your work but I really didn't expect her to turn round and say "How much is that one? It's perfect for my writer friend's birthday.".

I told her the price and she said "Great, I think I have that with me. Do you have a bag?". You could have knocked me over with a feather! I really had only invited her for coffee and this was so unexpected! So happy to know that my 'Woodland Reverie' is going to a good home, and now I feel like I am a tiny step closer to my dream! Let the celebrations begin!


  1. Hey, congratulations! I remember how I felt when I made my first sale too. It's great, isn't it? I still get a lot of pleasure from the idea that my books are out there, all over the world, being put to good use by lots of happy customers!
    I love that journal that you made - it's beautiful. Great fastening idea and the colour-scheme is gorgeous.
    Well done - I'm sure you'll sell lots more.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words! I can't quite get over the fact that it actually happened.
    I have just been over at the BEST yahoo group applying for that so I may be chatting to you through BEST soon, thanks for the heads-up!
    Have a lovely day!