Thursday, 14 November 2013

Sharks' teeth by the hundreds

Since we moved to this stretch of coast in March we've been scavenging for fossils every week, every day sometimes! Today we decided to sort through our finds and count them. The one above is a good example, it has both of what we call the wings and hooky bits (yep, very professional terms!) but many of our finds are damaged partials. They still count though! There are 443 partial teeth in the next pic - crazy number!

We separated out 62 of the best teeth, they come in all shapes and sizes. 443 +62=505!!  I don't know how we found some of the tiniest, we just seem to get in the zone some days! You can have a virtual hunt here

Here's my favourite again:

I really need to find a way to display them. I might fix some in a box frame, but what I'd really like to do is make a coffee table with a glass top and a partitioned area beneath, maybe using printer's trays. Hmmm, one day....!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Christmas deadlines!

Royal Mail are optimistic as always, so I've put an extra week into my own deadlines to be sure your orders arrive in time for gifting (though you could always keep them for yourself!)

Please allow extra time if I need to "knit to order".
Christmas at zibbet
Christmas at etsy
Christmas at folksy

Wednesday 27 November Asia, Far East (including Japan), New Zealand
Thursday 28 November Australia
Friday 29 November Africa, Caribbean, Central & South America, Middle East
Monday 2 December Cyprus, Eastern Europe
Tuesday 3 December Canada, France, Greece, Poland
Friday 6 December USA
Saturday 7 December Western Europe (excluding France, Greece, Poland)

Friday, 8 November 2013

Global domination, one meerkat at a time

Somebody asked me yesterday how many countries I'd sold to, which was a great excuse to stare at the maps in Etsy's shop stats! The purple highlights in the map above show countries I've shipped to. The darker the purple, the more parcels have gone thataway.

So far, I've sent my knits to: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, USA and of course UK!

I love it when a new country appears in the list (thank you Chile!)

It's interesting to see that I get views from countries who are still holding out, still meerkat-free... those are the countries in the map below, highlighted in blue but not also purple in the map above. Which country will be next I wonder?

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Oooh how exciting - I've won an award!

I was very pleased today to be told that Homecrafts had chosen my blog as the NUMBER ONE top crafting blog! You can check out the other blogs here, and meanwhile - do please partake of a cocktail with me!