Here be Dragons

About to enter the shop we have a newly hatched dragon just waiting for a new home.  She was lots of fun in the hatching, although there are a number of nipped fingers and broken felting needles by the wayside.   She needs a name and will be ready to fly to someone who will…

New items, a treasury entry and a sale

What a busy week. Nikolai the Owl made his debut on Etsy:  He joins the others in the shop window, waiting for the right person to come along and whisk him off.   Not long after adding Nikolai I got the notification that Maids of spring were chosen for a treasury on Etsy. Then I…

Proud, in the best way possible

Having recently joined Etsy (after trying to sell some things years ago) I was a little apprehensive.  In previous years I found it hard (as a Brit) to get myself marketed.  The UK street team were all professional artists and I was a rank amateur.  I always felt intimidated next to the quality of their…

Postage, to pay or not to pay

Here is a marketing question for you.  Would you be influenced by the posting and packaging charges when making a purchase on Etsy, Folksy etc? I am seriously considering going for no pp charges but am aware that this then seems unfair to UK buyers, if I have to factor in overseas postage charges “Just…

New items listed today

Yipee we have sold our first item.  Hooray. Now we have two new items added to the shop front.  Come and see, press your nose against the window and find out if you like what you see.

Getting to grips with WordPress

I have been blogging on ‘ANOther site’ for sometime now.  It is quite easy to use, but I do find it is most suitable to diary style blogging and not more presentational blogging.  Having been so impressed with others on WordPress I thought I would give it a try. We are slowly becoming friends-ish, but…

Half open shop

One half of the shop is now open.  I have taken the plunge and chosen the items I can bear to sell on. We will add in the other half of the shop over the coming weeks, the ceramics and photographic prints should be available soon. Here’s hoping you like our work and want to…

Welcome to Hills of Nottingham

Welcome to the new weblog for Hills of Nottingham.  We are Tim and Charlotte Hills; we live in Nottingham, UK and are both teachers during the day.  When not teaching we are photographer, ceramicist, painter and needle felt artist.  Until now all this artistic endeavor has been private, however we have been encouraged (by other…