Monday, 28 July 2008
mmmmm, seller of the week!
Sadly not of all of etsy, but in Rightasrain's blog http://rightasraincreations.blogspot.com/
check it out!
More news today - my son opened his etsy shop to sell his band's CD, due out this week.
Friday, 25 July 2008
I just had a look at a sample question...
(27  19) (23  29) (15 [ ] 34)
Find the missing number.
if it takes you as long as it did me, pity those poor 10 year olds in September :-(
(answers supplied by email!)
However often you measure a bean plant, it won't grow any quicker.
Thursday, 24 July 2008
It's based on the children's books by Malcolm Saville - sort of countrified Famous Five - but maybe worth a look for the photos of the British countryside even if you don't know the books. I've had holidays in the three of the settings now, and try to find the locations of the stories.
As I said to my son just now, when I was a teen it was a toss-up as to whether I would marry David Morton (Lone Pine club leader) or Aragorn from LotR.
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
You might notice I've taken the somewhat frowned upon option of including one of my own items - the little white scottie dog - I'll wait and see if I get complaints! Frankly I dont see why I shouldn't, after all the other inclusions are all getting a bit of free promoting?
Monday, 21 July 2008
another treasury (I must have had withdrawal pangs!) I like the message in the first picture - What will YOU do with the day?
What I did...was clear out my personal belongings from my classroom. That's it now. No going back when my sick leave runs out. I am now an ex-teacher. Part of me (hell, most of me) wants to feel sad, but I need to look at this as a new beginning.
Sunset followed by sunrise.
What will I do next?
Sunday, 20 July 2008
So what was the first thing I did? Yep, curated a treasury! LOL
Friday, 11 July 2008
What do YOU do, dear reader?
In the end I've decided to take a couple (well, ok, 3) balls of yarn, crochet hook(s) and a pattern for a hat. I'm not very experienced at following crochet patterns yet so I thought it'd be a good opportunity. After all, I won't be able to give up and move on to something else.
And then I thought I might as well take some knitting needles so I can make some flowers while I'm at it.
Stuffing? Think I might be pushing my luck LOL
Have a good week folks - it's going to be bad enough being without my computer, I can't be expected to go cold turkey on crafting as well.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
"No, we don't do the big bags of fibre filling any more!"
That's not good. It was really good value - I don't want to be buying small bags on a weekly basis :-(
"No we don't sell the granules for juggling balls any more - there's no demand for them"
That's REALLY not good. It took me forever to find somewhere to buy them. I've looked on ebay (postage is huge - they're heavy. That's the point!) and I've tried every craft shop for miles around. Doesn't it make you mad when they say there's no demand? Hello - I'm here. I just demanded. Don't I count?
So- better start thinking of things to make that don't need stuffing :-(
Hello Greengrocer, can I have some carrots?
No, we don't stock apples.
Argh! Still can't get it today though, she has to take it home to weigh.
Presumably on the kitchen scales.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
On another subject - it's suddenly dawned on me I've started listing for Christmas and yet hadn't put up any of my Halloween stuff. duh! One witchy later...we're up and running!
Monday, 7 July 2008
Having had a look around the "mature" etsy shops, mine actually aren't that naughty anyway!
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Friday, 4 July 2008
You look everywhere for your glasses, then find them on your head?
Make tea, leave it to get cold?
Ask a question on a forum thread, but fail to notice the answer on the previous page? http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5692069&page=4
Thanks to MyMy, my blindness has been cured! I now have google alerts, so every time some wonderful person mentions NiftyKnits in their blog (yes, even if it IS me) I will find out about it so I can send choklit. (Ok, that last bit's a lie - but I will send gratitude :-D)
I've also discovered another very talented Etsian - check out MyMy's shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=21395 (I think it was the "girls with glasses rock harder" button that cured me!)
Thursday, 3 July 2008
I'd made my appointment, I'd had loads of advice from lovely etsians http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5693412 , I'd packed (and repacked!) my selection from my inventory (with the rest in the car just in case) and I was wearing my crochet spiral earrings.
Sadly the farm shop manager said that although they did carry quite a few crafts, it just didn't sell - but I was very welcome to set up a stall when they have their next open day (when there are always loads of families)
So - no massive order for knitted oast houses and piglets, but a real confidence boost. I know now that I CAN approach shops with confidence. The lovely girl serving in the shop even remembered one of my items pictured on the business card I left last week (which confirms my card "works") and was very impressed with the item when I showed it to her "in the flesh".
Yay me :-D