An big surprise!

Another celebratory blog post from me today, I promise something a bit more useful and less big-headed tomorrow!  But in the mean time, I’m going to brag just a little bit.

I got an email from Folksy this week, telling me to check out the Folksy Sellers’ Blog

Folksy charts 1

I was intrigued…



I scrolled down…



and down a bit more…



…and BINGO!

Folksy charts 2

There is Very Berry Fabrics, my Liberty shop, at at number 1 in the best-seller chart (by sales rather than revenue sadly, but we’ll gloss over that one…)!

Now all Folksy need to do is sort out their search facility and give me a Featured Seller spot and I might decide to stick with them rather than go it alone, as I had been planning….

Seriously, thanks to everyone who has supported me over the last 18 months or so whilst I have been building Very Berry Fabrics, you have all been brilliant. More importantly than hitting the top spot, I have been able to pay myself a wage fairly frequently this year, which makes no end of difference to me and the family. We all really appreciate it.

And the good news is, there’s lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, so don’t go away…


Filed under Fabric & supplies, Life, Running a creative business, Stitching

44 responses to “An big surprise!

  1. Anonymous

    Brilliant – very well done indeed!

  2. Jane

    Great news! Fingers crossed that 2014 is even better.

  3. dawnb

    Congratulations, great news! A frequent wage? Cripes well done, there was me thinking they didn’t exist anymore :)

  4. Congrats – this is a great achievement :-)

  5. What a lovely way to start the New Year!

  6. Congratulations, thats quite an achievement! Well done. How very satisfying that all your hard work and effort are paying off. xx

  7. so exciting! You are right about the search facility – it’s terrible!

  8. debgarretty

    Congratulations! Very well deserved. Who can resist the lovely fabrics and exquisitely made goodies. Yay!

  9. Deborah Gunthorpe

    Brilliant and well done!

  10. Lizzie

    Congratulations! It is no surprise to me, as you have been indefatigable, and positive about building up your business with gentle advertising and just the right sprinkling of tutorials using your wonderful Liberty cuts, giveaways, and Sew alongs. Bravo!!

  11. Katy(LethargicLass)

    I think you deserve every bit of accolade you can get, so good on ya :)

  12. Sarah @ FairyFace Designs

    Yay, well done you!

  13. Congrats. It’s always wonderful to see small businesses like yours doing well. Here’s hoping that this year will be an even better year and that you keep going from strength to strength.

  14. Very many congratulations!

  15. Well done! And it’s nice Folksy sent you an email – I think I was featured on the Etsy front page but they only send you a cryptic e-mail later saying “One of your items is very popular” maybe because it was featured? Humph.

    It’s really nice to see small businesses thrive :) Here’s me hoping you do even better this year! x

  16. Flying Blind

    Brilliant! Well done, but I think I may have helped ;)

  17. oh don’t leave folksy!
    i was thrilled to receive a stack of very berry goodies for christmas – couldn’t wait to get making again, so i’ll need to stock up again real soon.

    and congratulations on a well deserved no.1 spot!

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