Ladder Full of Friends

October 15, 2008

Bobbie sent me this story and asked if she could post it on her blog. After reading it, I wanted to be sure lots of you were able to read it. So, here’s Bobbie’s story…enjoy!

To my LolliShop Friends:

Beginning on September 8, 2008, the day I joined the LolliShops Guild

..I wondered how long it would take for me to make 100 friends….seemed like

a lot to me!! I mean there were nearly 600 or more members when I joined. I was sure it would be months!!

So I kept track by using an old Chutes & Ladders game board. I thought it would be fun to watch my circle of

friends grow or climb the ladder to 100.

Who is that in the first box, well that’s our “Sadie Lou” that’s Who! Notice she’s

planting the seeds to grow the business! 🙂 he,he Last week, October 8th my LolliShops Friends Ladder ……reached 100..funny…one

month to the day!! My plan in the beginning was to contact my 100th friend…share my “Ladder of

Friends” story and send them a little something special. It would be sort of like a giveaway in reverse…nobody knew what I was planning.

But then, how fair is that to all my friends who had been hanging onto the ladder while I was waiting for number 100.

So I had a drawing, everyone of my friends (expect #100) were placed in a hat and one was pulled out!!

So I have two winners. Judy Mullins was number 100!! Bettye, inc. was the winner of the drawing!! I have a couple of April Cornell Fabric bags with some fall treats to send them.

This has been a lot of fun. The positive attitudes that the members here at LolliShops Guild are so encouraging and welcoming its no

wonder I filled up my ladder in just one month!!! Just image what the future holds!!!

How sweet is that?
I remember telling Lori Karla at the beginning of summer, that I wanted to create a marketplace where we could sell our creations, vintage & supplies–yes–but more importantly, where like minded artists could support one another. A marketplace that was community driven–not based on competition. This story encourages me that we are headed in that direction with LolliShops–it’s been a sweet ride so far.
~Sadie Lou


Artist: Bobbie Sanders
Website: Creative Life Diary since April 2008
Blog: Creative Life Diary
Flickr: HERE

I have been in love with all things handmade for as long as
I can remember. I enjoy working with a variety of creative
mediums. I am challenged by using the unusual or unexpected
and creating something others might enjoy.

I am currently working on an E-Book….”Repurposing”.
It is my hope to inspire creativity by taking once used
tossed away items and finding the beauty in
that item and making into something to be treasured again.

Teaching or instructing is dear to my heart. For several
years I gave workshops on my designs. And my hope is
that I can once again teach through my website and the
E-Books I hope to continue to produce.

Meeting people from all over has been so much fun. I look forward
to what the future holds here at LolliShops Guild. It
has been inspiring getting to know all of these talented women!
I can’t wait to see what’s down the road.