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20 facts about me…..

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This is just a bit of a random blog so you can get to know me a bit better 🙂

1- I am the youngest of 3 children.

2- I was born in 1987.

3- My middle name is Margaret Anne- named after my Nans on both sides.

4- I am 5ft 4″.

5- I have lived in Northern Ireland.

6- I spent most of my childhood in Blackpool.

7- I was born in York.

8- I had my tonsils out when I was 3- and I remember it well!!!

9- I’m easy to please- I don’t need much to be happy.

10- When I was younger I used to have a hamster, rabbit, 2 chinchillas and 2 goldfish in my bedroom.

11- I am very independant and very stubborn!!

12- I eat chocolate everyday!!!

13- I like to think I am a very creative person

14- As a child I wanted to be a vet when I grew up.

15- I am very self conscious.

16- My favourite cartoon as a child was Popeye.

17- I drink quite a lot of tea.

18- I always laugh when people fall over- can’t help it!

19- All my crafting skills are self taught.

20- My family mean the world to me.

 

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The meaning behind it all….

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The meaning behind it all….

 

When you start a business, your business obviously needs a name. In my case Chloivia.
I chose my business name weeks / months before I knew what the business was going to be.  The name Chloivia came about because I wanted a name which was quirky and unique.  Chloivia is my daughters names merged into one: Chloe + Olivia = Chloivia.

 

Not only did I choose a name that was quirky and unique, but it is also a talking point.  I often get asked why I chose Chloivia and what it means.
I love the name Chloivia because it is so unique 🙂

 

I’m Back…..

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I’ve decided to make a comeback to blogging- not that I really got going to begin with!!
I took a break to work on my craft business, and now I understand what I’m doing with my online shops (I think!) – I’m able to make some time for blogging. I’ve now researched blogging more, and have a better understanding of what is involved.

I’ve also got my little notebook with my blogging ideas, product review ideas and blogs already jotted down; so this time it won’t be a case of writing 1 blog and not writing another one for months! This time I will hopefully be more organised!!

Oh and I think I may have caught the blogging bug 😉

ETSY!!

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I had been thinking about opening an Etsy shop for a while and after going to a few craft fairs and selling next to nothing!!! I decided to go for it.  It was hard work I’m not going to lie but hopefully it will pay off. I’ve managed to list 50 items with an average of 3 photos on each- WOW thats a lot of photos!!! I’ve tried to describe as accuretely as possible including measurements, colours, how the item is used etc.  In my opinion, I think the key to Etsy is clear photo’s and lots of them and NETWORKING!!  I don’t think any craft business would work without networking!! I try and use all the social networking platforms, but I’m still getting used to most of them!!!

This morning when I woke up; I checked my phone (as you do) and it said 1 new order- I thought I was seeing things!!! I thought it would be about 6 weeks or maybe more before I would get an order, it just shows the bar work really does pay off.  To top it off the lady who ordered from me only lives 5 minutes away and because I was happy to refund the postage, she ordered something else!!!

So to say today has been a good crafting day is an understatement!!!!

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