It seemed as though this day would never come, but here we are - at last! If you cast your eyes over the the right, you'll see my lovely new shop slideshow widget, displaying some of my new products in its little shop window. You can click through to the Magic Jelly Emporium there, or via the menu link at the top of the page (or by clicking the image below).I am so excited & happy with my new shop, & once again, have my good friend Julian Lievano to thank for magically turning my designs & illustrations into a working website. Thank you so much Julian! I've had lots of moral support, advice & encouragement from my friends & family too! Thank you! (This is sounding like an Oscars speech). I have already added about fifty products to the shop, but I'm busy adding more, including gift certificates, new greeting cards, textiles, more jewellery, new gocco prints, and original artworks. Anyone with their own shop know just how long it takes to prepare a single product listing - getting all your photos done, writing descriptions, working out shipping rates - it isn't a quick job!Read More
Hello! Welcome to the new Magic Jelly blog! :) Whew, what a relief to finally launch it!
My site is still very much a work in progress. You'll see that the other sections, such as my shop, aren't ready yet - but I was so eager to start blogging again, I couldn't wait any longer! My contact page should be up in a few days, & my brand new online shop some time in August, with a whole range of new products. Busy times ahead...
Creating this blog has been an enormous project because it has been totally customised, right down to the very last pixel. I could not have done it without my Craft Cult partner & good friend Julian Lievano, who is not only a super-creative glassblower, but also a talented web developer. So with me designing everything & Julian taking care of all the brainy technical stuff, I finally have the blog of my dreams. Thank you so much Julian, for all your hard work & generosity - I am so happy with Magic Jelly's new home!
(We're still tweaking a few things here & there, so if you happen to find anything odd or buggy going on, please leave me a comment.)
If you cast your eye over to the right, you'll see a sign-up form where you can subscribe to my newsletter, & also to my blog by email - everyone's welcome! I'm transferring my existing Feedburner subscribers & Google Group list over to my new blog feed & mailing list, so if you happen to have joined previously, there's no need to join again. You can also follow me on Twitter, Pinterest (love Pinterest so much!), Flickr & Tumblr (do you like my little flag-waving bunnies in the sidebar?) & I've just joined Google Plus too. Come & say hi!
Now I just have to hope that the world hasn't forgotten me - I've been working hard for the last couple of years, but haven't had much of an online presence. I'm a little worried I've been left behind, the market has grown so much, particularly here in Australia - there are so many artists & illustrators who've sprung up since I was last blogging & selling my wares online. I hope there's still a little Magic Jelly sized space left for me!
Anyway, enough of the neurotic rambling... Welcome! I hope you like Magic Jelly's new home & pop by to say hello! I'll be posting regularly, so I'll see you all soon.