Saturday, 23 May 2009

Video Killed the Radio Star...

Last week I attended a workshop by Step to discuss how to use the Internet

You might have noticed the video for my prise draw - using You Tube to get a wider audience was one of Colin and Jane's suggestions to promote and grow more business.

So I decided to give it a go - I've been thinking of making some 'How to Knit' videos for a while now to go hand in hand with my knitting kits. The videos I have done so far are most definitely practice runs, but good fun - even if it's just to make myself cringe when I hear my voice! I think you can see my production values are pretty low, but it's quite nice to think of different ways to show off my work. I can see how with a bit more effort I could put together some decent 'adverts'.

My new video is showing my ever increasing flock of sheep, this lot are trotting off (do sheep trot?) to the Soap Co on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh next week. I've also had a go at making some key rings - these are very tactile and good worry balls too!

I went to the Step workshop with Claudia of 4D Organising - she has just started her blog (again as a result of the workshop) so pop over and have a read - guaranteed to get you organised.

Have a good weekend.


Bella Bheag said...

A star is born - love the very Scottish accent! Good luck with latest promotional material Lynne. Keyrings are great.x

Debs said...

Good marketing idea Lynne.
Having seen and been inspired by your work I very tentatively picked up knitting needles after a (perhaps) 30year break as I only ever did basic knitting; you know the thing dolls scarves, a teapot cosy etc! I bought an usborne children's knitting book to show my 6year old what to do and found myself enjoying it and feeling absorbed and relaxed (the 6year old hasn't got the patience yet but thats ok!). So I'ld be very happy to look at a how to knit kit and online video - its a great idea.
Hope to catch up soon,

Claudia Duncan said...

Thanks for mentioning me. I am getting the hang of it and it's amazing who you suddenly come across again. Your video is great! When are you off to Hollywood again?:)
Speak soon. Cx

caireen said...

I like the keyrings a lot! cx

Frances said...

I agree that the videos will add to your fan club.

Like Caireen, I really do like those key rings!

Best wishes.

Rebecca said...

LOVE your keyrings!! my email is or my personal one is .I have been pretty lazy on the blog front recently, but finished work now, so should get back into the swing of it again. Hopefully see you soon. Rx

suzanne said...

Keyrings are great - you can't beat a felt ball in mmy opinion. I know what I will be buying this Saturday!

I'm Julia said...

Love the little sheepies. And your bunnies too :-)