Friday, 15 May 2009

Ebay and My shop

Last Wednesday I won a humugous amount of MDF blanks on  Ebay...I had been told about them by Diydeb from the SCC forum. 

I had never bid on anything before, I have always left it to DH  and I can't see me doing it again either as the stress of watching the minutes then seconds tick away was too much, think thats why I'm useless at bingo :) and when I did win I was amazed no-one else actually bid lol
Isn't it strange how we think what we like or want will be shared by the rest of civilisation and we'll get outbid, but naaaa not one other bid was placed.

So DH and myself toddled off to Doncaster on the Saturday morning , it took us approximately 2 hrs to arrive there and when we met the lady who sold the blanks the old trout never offered so much as a glass of water. so we loaded up and returned home and filled the front room with my purchases and what alot I got,  enough to last a lifetime, some of it will probably get taken apart ie the large pieces as they would be too expensive to post eg a 4 piece 5' high screen, and the 3 piece fire screens, though I will be keeping one for our 2nd reception room as that has a real fire and Ive never bought a screen. so may well paint or decoupage one.




I have painted a couple of blanks that were in my haul one being a pencil pot which I have a few of and the other being a one off wooden book box, so my stock is slowly but surely creeping up . 




I thought I would be making my shop live this weekend but am having trouble with Paypal , well not trouble its just I don't have a seperate bank account and so can't use our  joint as it's used by DH for Paypal too but he has a business one he never uses so may try that oooooooooooooooh so much to think about lol



Well I'm off to do some more painting of blanks, but what to choose? and to upload more photos to the shop,  describing items is alot trickier than I thought it would be, not my painted stuff thats easy but items from my attic , don't want the trading standards after me :0

10 comments:

Raspberry Grace said...

Lajoni, your pencil pot is adorable! gorgeous :)

I could be wrong, but I did think you could have more than one person using a paypal account as long as you registered with seperate email addresses, and then linked the two addresses to the one account?

You should go ask over at the Ebay UK forums as they know everything about Paypal and are very kind.

God bless, Raspberry Grace xx

Debbie said...

Love your pencil pot - can't believe that miserable mare didn't offer you a drink! LOL

LittleGem said...

Hiya Lajoni,
Thanks for the lovely comment, I think I will sort out a post tomorrow with some of my illustrations :)
Love your new project, I am sure those ebay blanks will keep you busy for years!! XX

Elaine said...

Lovely pot Laj, I'd love a big screen if ever you feel the need to sell it as it is *wink*
Can't wait to see what you do with all your lovely things
Love and blessings
xxxxxxxxx

shabbygirlmosaics said...

WOW,how excellent!! I'm totally addicted to Ebay, I love it and I love it even more when noone else bids on something I so desperatly want. I'm so happy you got such a great buy! Well done!!

LittleGem said...

Hiya Laj,
Thanks for the comment on the illustrations! I really do not know what I want to do with myself when I finish uni...would love some ideas! (hint hint!!) XX

Chick84 said...

Love the pencil pot, the colours are gorgeous and the butterflies look great! Chick x

angel said...

You are such a talented bint, i love your work did you do a course at skool or is it a natural talent? co's whatever it is it's fluppin good..........

Love and hugs honey bunny. Mwah X x X x X x X

Lace hearts said...

I am so, so glad those blanks got to such a talented person - you were meant to have them. I love what you've done already... is the shop open yet?! Can't wait to see what you do with them all. x

Mary Poppins said...

Ohooo you are a clever mare aren't you :) Your Pancil Pot looks adorable, well done

Now you know about the morsbags, do you think you shall have a go at making one, actually was a lot fiddlier and plenty more sewing on it than a simple tote, but really do love the ethos

Thanks a million for your lovely message, means so much at a quite difficult time for me

Hugs

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