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Happy New Year! We’ve been lying a bit lower than usual in the last week and we hope you have too.

As a way to bring in the New Year we’ve got new Featured Sellers to kick start ’09 (let’s pretend everyone works to Gregorian calendar – perhaps we’ll do other New Year’s celebrations to even things out?). Anyway, we asked Sally to choose some sellers to Feature this month. This was our way of initiating sellers to choose Featured Sellers themselves. We’ll be asking one of the Featured Sellers to choose the featured Sellers for the new month. How will we do this? We’ll put all four names from that month into a hat (or a teapot…) and pick one out. This is a rather manual and lo-fi way of managing Featured Sellers but we think it might work. Lo-fi can be good. The criteria are that:

  • four Featured Sellers are picked every month (as Folksy gets busier we may need to change this)
  • each seller should represent a different practice
  • each seller should have at least six things for sale (there’s no point visiting an empty store!)
  • the work of the seller should be well represented i.e. good images (in focus, well framed etc.)

So, Sally gave us a list of ten sellers whose work she admired back in November and we’ve whittled this down to four, because we had to. Here are the Featured Sellers for January :)

Lu Summers




I hope you like their work. In the middle of the month we’ll be pulling one of the names, above, from the hat to choose February’s Featured Sellers. Champion. Right, back to feeling really gluttonous and guilty and tired. Isn’t it odd how we always insist on starting New Year by feeling so crumby.

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SallyF January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

ooh if anyone wants to buy me anything from any of these shops please go right ahead!

Lupin January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

A lovely selection of crafty treats! Great choices Sally :)

marceline January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Nooooo, I don’t want my time to be over! Nice picks though Sally :)

SallyF January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

ah but Mar-C you still stay in the featured sellers hall of fame for ever, so its not really over at all :-)

PaperFish January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Oh thankyou!! … now i have to go and make the shop look a little more worthy of being ‘featured’ x

Hopscotch January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Fantastic quality photographs with lovely, fresh colours. I don’t feel nearly so cold, now!

nickyp January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Fantastic selection! Inspirational (especially Paperfish – I’m a frequent customer!) and almost (almost!) enough to get me shopping again after Christmas.

pouch January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

thank you for getting my new year off to a great start by adding Pouch as a featured seller :)

Hopscotch January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

I think i’m going to like it here!!
It’s great to see so many lovely hand-crafteds in the one place!!!

Nell January 1, 2009 - 7:09 pm

Thank you for making me a featured seller! so pleased to be in such excellent company! *beams* Best get lots of lovely new stuff up, eh?

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