Who am I?
My name is Vickie, and I live in the West Midlands. I have been a crafter for over 15 years and love selling my products. I originally started out just making jewellery, now I do jewellery, card making, knit, crochet, sew, embroider, fairy doors, pagan and wiccan items, make clothes and always looking out for a new craft to try. I have 2 teenage boys 1 of whom is my computer and software genius. I am a Civil servant and work mon – fri but handmade is my passion.
What started my road to Truly Handcrafted?
I used to sell on many platforms but soon got disheartened… not because of sales as that was down to me to network and promote myself, I was disheartened by the so called ‘ handmade only’ slowly losing its meaning. Many of the platforms I was on started to allow imported products and other small businesses that did not make their items.
So in 2013 I started researching and testing out software to build my own online marketplace many many fails and money down the drain ( its not cheap for decent software ) finally I found one began building and testing it also got a few friends on board to do their bit to make sure it was what it was supposed to do. In March 2014 we were ready to lauch.