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Thursday, 9 April 2009

There's someone :)

I've been meaning to write about this 'someone' for a couple of days. But been busy with stamps requested by my friends from Thailand Handcraft Webboard. And as I just finished a new set of stamps for my friend. I quickly start writing what you are about to read at this very moment :)

Okay, there's someone.

This someone contacted me asking for a custom stamp set. I was surprised as it was my very first sale of hand carved stamp that I was looking forward to.

We started our conversation just like others, I supposed. She asked for my quotation and I replied to her. To be honest, I got very very little profit from this order. As back then I was desperately waiting for my very first hand carved stamp sale . I thought noone appreciated my work and there she came. I set up the price just to cover the materials and a little bit of the time I spent on carving those stamps out. I wanted to prove it to myself that I could do it. My work was good enough.

We kept writing each other as I need to design those stamps for her. She was very nice and kind. I'm not saying it because she gave me compliments and what not. I meant she encouraged me just like a good old friend would have done.

And while I was carving those little stamps for her I figured that I started all this shop and everything just because I loved carving stamps!

Back when I had no shop, I carved stamps every night just for my own happiness. So why do I need to wait for a sale in order to be happy? 'Coz I actually already am!!

Well, here they are the 7 lip balm flavour stamp set for my favorite customer :)

She recieved them a few days ago. She wrote me how much she loved them.
And I'm very happy not because she said she loved them all. But because I have found the reason why I am here selling my hand carved stamps online AND because this opening a shop on Etsy helped me find this wonderful person :)

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Custom Stamp to Trade in Thai Website

I recently take part in a fun activity in the most famous Thai handcraft forum. The point of this activity is to share our passions of handcraft projects. We randomly trade stuffs and this girl who's got my stuff asked me to carve this Famous Japanese Cartoon Character, named Conan. He's actually one of my favorites cartoon characters too! So I was very happy carving this little one. I look for the right Conan pic I love to carve then sat down and carve it out. Takes approximately 45 mins and here it is...