Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Playing with Numbers

I know this probably sounds sad, but I do love statistics, maths and playing with numbers! I am certainly not a geek, and it is probably due to my engineering background but I get quite a thrill having the challenge of working with numbers. I have spent many an hour throughout my career as a computer engineer staring at screens full of ones and noughts, mesmerised by the communications between two computers.

So to celebrate the 50th, yes FIFTY! Crafts now listed in the craftsforcharity directory, I thought I would give you some percentages! Please don't EXIT). By the way....we have now raised over £200 for charity!

So, here are the percentages, out of the first 50 crafts to list in the directory:

54% are websites
26% are Folksy shops
8% are Misi shops
6% are blogs
4% are Etsy shops
2% are Dreamaid shops

Don't forget everyone, that if you have more than one website, shop or blog, that you can list them all! So to welcome the latest crafters who have listed since my last blog, a Huge Thank you goes to:

The first thank you goes to The Little Bead Box and their folksy shop selling beautiful beads of all shapes, sizes and colours.

The second thank you goes to Clairez Cardz and their website selling lovely handmade cards and paper-crafted gifts for all occasions.

The third thank you goes to HarveyCraftycards who makes beautiful and unique styles of handmade wedding stationery.

The fourth thank you goes to WhichCraft and their folksy shop selling stunning jewellery made from Swarovski crystal and semi precious gemstones.

The fifth thank you goes to Bodrighy Wood and his handcrafted wood turning. Unique items and commissions are available from his folksy shop.

The sixth thank you goes to Kokokelli and their folksy shop selling beautiful handmade costume jewellery and greetings cards.

The seventh thank you goes to Claire Ogden Designs and their unique and individual handmade jewellery 'once seen never forgotten'.

The eighth thank you goes to The Cloth Seller who specialises in providing organic and fair-trade fabric for sewing crafts.

Many thanks again to everyone for all your help in promoting this crafts directory!



  1. Now there is something we do NOT have in common, numbers are not my thing at all, but made for interesting reading.

    Great to see so many new listings, now off to the Cloth Seller as I was about to search for organic cotton.


  2. Hi, I love your numbers. I am a civil enginner, and a college math and Calc. teacher. It was so refreshing to see all these fractions and roots.You made my day. Thank you. Oh I am crafty myself, and I have a blog about bags. Please check it out when you can. again thanks.