Well, this is exciting

Last week as a result of one of those ‘ contact us’ questionnaires in The Guardian, I was interviewed, and today it was published.

Here’s the link :The Guardian Cost of Living Crisis 01/02/22

That’s it for today’s blog entry!! See you for ScrapHappy in a fortnight if not before πŸ™‚


About DawnGillDesigns

Finally able to make stuff and get paid for it!!! How cool is this?! Find me and my shinies on www.DawnGillDesigns.com and as @DawnGillDesigns on social media
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16 Responses to Well, this is exciting

  1. Congratulations on the Fame and Glory…and best of luck with the fortune part, it’s been a real slog hasn’t it?

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  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Being a self-employed crafter is really tough. I’m glad most of your UK customers understand the price rises and hope they are loyal to you. Hopefully before long fairs will start up again – making a relationship with customers is so much easier face to face and that seems crucial to building a stable base.

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  3. writinghouse says:

    The Guardian once interviewed me when I was on pole position at Silverstone (OK, it was on the test track and I was on pole by virtue of the alphabet) but then never used it. I will never know the fame and fortune that is surely yours… 😁

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  4. katechiconi says:

    I hope the feature produces some new interest for you. Being featured like this is a great way for your potential customers to understand *why* your pricing is the way it is.

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  5. Well said, and well done for making the effort to respond to the paper’s call in the first place.

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  6. dvberkom says:

    Excellent! Crossing fingers the article delivers a boatload of business for you πŸ™‚ Costs here in the US especially for construction (eek!) are skyrocketing. Predictions are that they’ll come down in 6-7 months. Here’s hoping…

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  7. acflory says:

    You’re officially famous now, Silversmith. You should have that article printed and framed! πŸ˜€
    I read the other stories as well, and it’s rather scary. We haven’t seen quite such a surge in cost of living here in Australia but I fear it’s coming.

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    • oh, it was in the printed paper too, just without the hookerring photo πŸ˜‰ It’s beena bit of a nightmare for all small businesses, tbh. Especially if (like me) your main materials have to come in from overseas, and your main market is also overseas. I used to sell heaps to the EU, but not any more, and it’s clear that it’s since VAT started to be collected on their orders, sadly. I’m not as affected as lots of people, coz we generate our electricity and I don’t have any workshop rent or staff to pay, but it’s been an eyeopener to many of the Brexit voters. Thanks!

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      • acflory says:

        Yeah, anyone with half an eye could have seen that that the knock on effect of Brexit would be painful, but I guess they did not want to see. I’m so sorry that it’s affected you too. Still…get that article framed. πŸ˜€


  8. I’m always amazed at the amount of time and work it takes to make your beautiful small pieces. Can’t image how anyone could question your prices. Hope the article brings you some business and that craft fairs start again.

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