Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Contributing to The Sampler

Nothing much happened since my last post. :)

Been busy making these 2.5 cm embellished felt pins for The Sampler.

The Sampler is a super fun marketing & promotional tool for indie businesses. Each month, independent crafters, artists, shops, zines and record labels who run web-based businesses send samples and promotional materials to a contribution pool. All the samples are photographed, posted to the site and then are portioned out, put in little packages and sent off to Sampler Subscribers, other Sampler Contributors and members of the Media all over the world!

Actually, I've just sent my contributing email to the managing person, so I've yet to wait for an approval before I can say I'm officially contributing. You must be thinking, why I so semangat go and make all those samples before it's confirmed that I'm contributing. I'm worried that I might not be able to make up to the amount I promise to contribute, as I have to state how many items I want to send and for which month. The minimum is 25 items per contributor. At first, I thought of 50 items. Walau! After a day of making 20, I was quite exhausted! So, I've decided that 25 is good. :P

This is a very very good way of promoting your craft/art/ handmade business. They ask for light-weight and small samples, which are fun to receive. I've bought too much of orange seed beads (actually for my sushi, which uses only 3 per sushi >.<), yellow sequins (of which I've only used 10 pieces or so of a whole packet), and too much yellow felt for my own good (I'm beginning to panic that I might have to churn out yellow plushes for the rest of my life). So, to de-stash some of my supplies, I decided to make something for The Sampler. :D Oh, and as a result of secondary school so-called prohects (for Kemahiran Hidup, P. Moral, Geografi, Sejarah and whatever else), we've accumulated tons of coloured A4 paper. :D De-stash de-stash de-stash. :)

Hopefully, I'll receive good news.


lynnx01 said...

Hope you can promote and market your products!

priscilla said...

Sounds like an interesting site (and concept)! :) Best of luck!

* pfang said...

they look so lovely ! good luck :)

Sing Yee said...

Thanks Lynn Xuan, priscilla and pfang. :D I still have yet to receives reply from them. :( Hope I can contribute. :)