Posts Tagged ‘Junky Chicken’

Quick Website Update

July 2, 2010

Today I finally got round to changing a few links and things on my website. I originally built it when I first thought about getting into selling things a couple of years ago and what I do has changed completely since then. (I also know a hell of a lot more about building a website now!)

I started off doing textile art pieces and using some other girls name (who’s Jenny Foreman?!) but then the first chicken was born and these proved to be much more popular than the art pieces. As in, they actually sold!

So then I became Jenny’s Textiles, a name that still insists on stubbornly hanging around in certain corners of the internet O_o I was never entirely happy about this name as it made me feel limited in what I could make and I instantly found myself wanting to make non-textile based things!

About a year ago I relaunched as Junky Chicken and so it really has taken me far too long to find the time to sort my website out a bit. A complete rebuild will hopefully be starting soon but it probably won’t be until after our tiny human has made their entrance into the world. Until then, this will  have to do! If you’d like to look around a more impressive website though you can always have a look at the one that I built for the husband! Hopefully I will be as pleased with my own site someday soon!

Junky Chicken Reopens!

June 26, 2010

At long last, I have finally had a spare moment to get round to sorting out my Folksy shop! A little while ago I asked for your opinions on whether I should open a new shop so that my url could match my actual shop name, or whether to stick with my original shop. The clear winner in my poll was to open a new shop, and that is exactly what I have done!

I will gradually be filling it up over the next few days so keep an eye on it to see what lovely things might appear. There are only a few items so far as it is best to list new items frequently so I don’t want to list everything in one go!

Your help is needed!

May 8, 2010

When I first signed up to Folksy I had only just started selling my crafts and hadn’t even come up with a name for myself. When filling in my details to open my Folksy shop I was unprepared and ended up rushing into deciding to call my little business Jenny’s Textiles. I was never completely happy with this as I felt it limited what I could make and it seemed pretty boring. So, about 6 months later, I relaunched myself as Junky Chicken.

My problem is that now the URL for my Folksy shop is http://www.jennystextiles.folksy.com and whenever I post in the forums it is as Jennystextiles. This is why I now need your help. Should I sign up for a new Folksy account with Junky Chicken as my user name? I know how important it is to brand yourself well and to be consistent, and I hate that it must be confusing to customers having what seems to be two different shop names. What holds me back from just changing it is that I have 31 sales, good feedback & 132 people having favourited my shop so it would take a little while to work my way back to having the same in my new shop. I also worry a little about missing out on sales from previous customers/people that have favourited my shop due to them maybe not finding me again.

So, I would love if you could all click away in my poll below and help me decide what to do. I would also love to hear any thoughts or advice that any of you might have in the comments. Have any of you done this yourself? Thank you in advance for anyone that helps!

Folksy Fhursday – Chickens

April 22, 2010

This week has been all about chickens here. Starting last Friday when we became the proud owners of two chickens, I then spent most of this week making a load of chicken doorstops & paperweights for a craft fair on Saturday & watching our chickens free-ranging around the garden! So the only fitting theme for this week is, of course, chickens!

This chicken is called Sheila and you can get her from Righthand.

This Spring chicken bowl is made by Prince Design UK.

This Tall & Short Chick mini card has been hand drawn by Fosscards.

You can get yourself one of these chicken hairclips from Gingy Snapz.

I know this is a bit cheeky, but as this post was about chickens I felt it was only fair to sneak one of my own in! Daisy has now been sold but there should be plenty of chickens flocking to my shop any day now!

I’m back… nearly!

March 19, 2010

We are now pretty much settled in our new, warm house so keep your eyes open for my shop re-opening any day now. At the moment my shop is more than a little bare so I will be listing lots of new things as soon as I can. In the meantime, feel free to spend your pocket money over at The Felted Rainbow where we have already re-opened for business 😉

I hate doing blog posts without pictures so the photo above is of me wearing my amazing coat that Joe bought me for Christmas. It was made by the brilliant Katwise who I’ve blogged about before. Go check out her shop!

My Business Cards Were Featured!

December 31, 2009

I know it’s been a while since I last blogged, the end of 2009 has been pretty crazy here, but I have managed to fit in one last blog post for the year. I promise to try harder next year!

The other day I found out via a Google Alert that I had been mentioned on designrfix.com in a blog post called Business Cards: Inspirational Designs… That’s right, somebody thought my business cards were inspirational! And worthy enough to put into a collection of great business cards 😀

The idea for my cards came about because Joe and I had been looking through blog posts on amazing business cards just like this one & so I decided that I needed to come up with something awesome. I’m now feeling very pleased with myself! A very good end to the year I think!

Featured On Two Blogs In Two Days!

October 12, 2009

This weekend was a good weekend for Junky Chicken! On Saturday, Dig The Earth wrote a lovely post about the envelopes that I sent to him as his thank you for being the 100th person to favourite my shop. Kev is a fellow user of recycled materials and makes cards using recycled card. Go and check out his shop here, and his blogs here and here.

On Sunday I was then featured on the Selvage Blog which mainly blogs about amazing creations made from selvages. Like the brilliant selvage whale above. Go and have a look around over there too 🙂

Thank you so much to Kev and Karen for the blog mentions and hello to any new visitors who might have been sent my way thanks to them 🙂

Giveaway!

September 29, 2009

Welcome to my first ever giveaway 🙂 The prize that will be up for grabs is the chance to have your very own chicken paperweight. It will even be made especially for you from fabric in your favourite colour.

Daisy

All you have to do to have a chance at winning is to follow Junky Chicken on Twitter, and then leave a comment here telling me who you are on Twitter and what your favourite colour is. If you are already following me then don’t you worry, you can still join in!

I will announce who the randomly picked winner is on Sunday 11th October.

Twitter

September 28, 2009

Junky Chicken is now on Twitter! You can find me here. Come and stalk me!

As I can’t do a post without a picture, here is ‘The Twittering Machine’ by Paul Klee, from 1922. I like the idea that this picture was poking fun at the Futurists who believed that machines would help to make a manmade world that was better than the natural world. Silly Futurists.