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    My flippin' website is doing my head in - lovely weather and I am stuck inside doing this - booo! Anyway, a friend of my hubby is supposed to be sorting this out but he is on election campaign or some nonsense so I will have to wait until the middle of June. In the mean time I have tried to make some sense of my site so that all the people I have handed cards out to will have something to look at. What do you think, please be honest I don't want to start losing people because of it.

    I can't post a link yet but its angelicfolk.co.uk with the www. at the front

    Thanks
    Karen
    Karen
    www.angelicfolk.co.uk
    Bespoke clothing for your little angels
    http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

  • #2
    Originally posted by tipsylipsy View Post

    I can't post a link yet but its angelicfolk.co.uk with the www. at the front

    Thanks
    Karen

    Hi Karen
    You can post URL's as you now have over 25 posts.
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    • #3
      Oooh I feel like a proper forum member now thank you!

      Karen
      www.angelicfolk.co.uk
      Last edited by tipsylipsy; 01-06-2009, 03:59 PM.
      Karen
      www.angelicfolk.co.uk
      Bespoke clothing for your little angels
      http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
      http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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      • #4
        aww yeah the lovely little coats!

        looks ok so far, there arnt any prices or sizes on the coats though?
        www.rocksforfrocks.co.uk
        http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocks-For-Frocks/230802980887

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        • #5
          Hiya,

          I like the site but I feelt hat a picture speaks a thousnd words so one of my pet peeves is a Home Page full of writing and nothing to grab my attention and say "This is what I sell - isn't it wonderful - browse the site and see more fantastic things"...

          I'd put most of your 'blurb' in your About Us section and put a really striking picture on the front page with just a little bit of copy - "Hello and Welcome....etc" or something along those lines.

          Agree about the prices - it's a must...

          Other than those points I really like the simple and attractive layout and you have some absolutely Gorgeous clothes...

          HTH

          Jude
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          • #6
            Thanks for that, just been back in (for the umpty umpth time today) and sorted that out so hopefully they should now be showing.

            Karen
            Karen
            www.angelicfolk.co.uk
            Bespoke clothing for your little angels
            http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
            http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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            • #7
              Thanks Jude that really does help, will go back in later when I can find an approriate piccie and sort that bit out.

              Karen x
              Karen
              www.angelicfolk.co.uk
              Bespoke clothing for your little angels
              http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
              http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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              • #8
                I agree with jude about the words, especially as you have the same words on each page. I think it's best to see a picture immediately. Having said that, I like the charity donation, and I think that's a good thing to have in a prominent place. It's very appealing to people.

                Good luck with developing it.
                Celia
                I can't be creative and tidy too
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                • #9
                  Hello tipsylipsy,

                  The website is beginning to look great and I just love the children's clothes. Can I make just one tiny little suggestion that might help? It comes out of my own experience of doing things like this and is something that I have learned the hard way. It is always a good idea to get someone else to proofread the text on your website's pages because with the best will in the world, and especially when you have been working at your screen for a long time, there will always be some little typos that get past you no matter how often you read it over yourself.

                  Hope you do not mind me making this suggestion.

                  I, too, think that the charity connection is a great idea.

                  Best wishes,

                  Lesley-Anne
                  Last edited by blithe_spirit; 01-06-2009, 10:04 PM.
                  It is never too late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Celia and Lesley Anne for taking the time to reply I really appreciate your comments. Will get back to it tomorrow when I have regained the will to live! I'm sure I'm not the only one who would rather be making stuff than marketing and doing the endless paperwork trawl.

                    Karen
                    Karen
                    www.angelicfolk.co.uk
                    Bespoke clothing for your little angels
                    http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
                    http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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                    • #11
                      Okay made some modifications - better?

                      Karen x
                      Karen
                      www.angelicfolk.co.uk
                      Bespoke clothing for your little angels
                      http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
                      http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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                      • #12
                        oooh much better...like it a lot...especially the Home Page as it now looks more inviting and friendly.

                        One more suggestion, though - on the Product Pages (Babies...toddlers etc) I would make the top text the same font as your Home Page text to keep a continuity...and the text next to the pitures is hard to read as it's so small so I'd suggest you make that the same font and size as the text that you currently have at the top...

                        Hope that makes sense
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                        • #13
                          Ok try again - have taken all of those points on board and hopefully got it this time!

                          Karen
                          Karen
                          www.angelicfolk.co.uk
                          Bespoke clothing for your little angels
                          http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
                          http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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                          • #14
                            Lovely website. Nicely presented, good pictures and gorgeous clothes. Are your little skirts reversible? It's a similar design to one I used to do, and it's easy to make them reversible, adds to the saleability.

                            A word of caution: you may be breaching copyright laws by making up clothes for sale using commercial patterns and Cath Kidston fabrics. Search the threads - someone on here asked Cath Kidston and apparently they won't let you make up their fabrics and then sell the product. I'm sure it won't matter on a small scale locally, but you do need to be aware.

                            Can you adapt the Kitschycoo pattern so it's your own? Or just not mention it? (I know that's very naughty... as is adapting it, but who would ever know??)

                            My hat goes off to you for launching all this with an autistic child. I was a childminder in a previous life and looked after two autistic little boys.

                            Oh, and yes, you're not the only one who'd rather be making than tweaking web pages
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                            • #15
                              Thanks Wendy, with regards the Kitschycoo pattern I am buying a license from her (£75 per year) ouch, but it is a really lovely pattern I am enjoying using it and the end result is stunning. Other than that I don't use any commercial patterns for exactly the reasons you stated. It was me who posted the info re. Cath Kidston fabrics - after digging a little bit I have found a loop hole. You are allowed to buy and sell Cath Kidston fabrics, you are allowed to make clothes from that fabric so if I sell the fabric to my customer and they then commission me to make clothes from it I am doing nothing wrong. The skirts are not reversible because the pink one has ruffle at the back and the blue one has embroidery on the front, I could make some reversible ones though do you think they would be popular?

                              Did you have both autistic boys at the same time - if so kudos to you!!

                              Many thanks for all your help
                              Karen
                              www.angelicfolk.co.uk
                              Bespoke clothing for your little angels
                              http://angelicfolk.etsy.com
                              http://www.facebook.com/#!/angelic.folk?ref=profile

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