Sunday, November 26, 2006
I have been keeping busy with lots of new and old crafting, the ornaments are selling very well and I have to keep remaking a lot of them--which is great! I also have been working on some new items...pop into my Etsy shop and see what's new. I just listed this paper cone ornament today. The last craft fair that I did had a booth selling vintage stuff and they also were selling little bags of the old-fashion mica flakes! Yeah! I had been looking for that for a long time, so I was thrilled. I did this paper cone and added the vintage Nativity scene and applied the mica all around the image. It looks wonderful in person! I really tried to get a good picture of it, but the mica just shows up like a blur in the pics, bummer! Oh well, this is listed in my Etsy shop, along with a few other new items--Please swing by and get your eyes filled with Christmas goodness! LOL
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Monday, November 20, 2006
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Saturday, November 18, 2006
I just finished trying to get on Etsy again...I can log on OK but keep getting the timed out error message when I try to move around on there. It sure is taking them some time to get things running properly...but I would like to encourage any of you that have run into trouble there to keep trying! They will have things figured out very soon, I am sure! I am eager to continue my Christmas shopping, I have found so many beautiful and unique items there and I am very excited!
Here is that deer car/truck trash bag that I was telling you I was designing a long time ago! I finally got a batch of different colors and styles made, they have been doing pretty good at the craft fairs, and now I finally have the pics taken and loaded onto the comp, wheww!! LOL This one was listed in my Etsy shop yesterday, if you are interested. I totally fell in love with this 30's style fabric when I saw it at the quilt shop! and if it wasn't almost $9 a yard, I would be making a whole new set curtains for our cabin with it! But, I did get enough to make a few of these really nice car/truck trash bags. I really like the blue and the birch trees along with the beautiful bucks. I used the deer print for the center and bordered it with a retro looking brown print. A great gift idea for the guys who like hunting or the outdoors.
Posted by Mrs.Kwitty at 11:34 AM
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
I went ahead and ordered a couple items today just so I could try out the new shopping cart and to be sure that I know how things work in case a customer has any questions for me. The shopping cart is wonderful! Yeah! It is nice to be able to have all the business part of the shopping all in one place, and the check out was nice too. You still have to pay each artist individually, but they make it nice and easy for you to do.
I just went and tryed to list this loveable, huggy Santa, but things are a little slow right now and I kept timing out. I think I might try again after I pick up the kids from Religous Ed class. But anyhow....you get the first peek at him! C'mon....give Santa a big hug! lol This turned out to be a very labor intensive project, but the end product seems to be worth it. He is actually a stuffed doll, made with felt, which I had to stiffen after the doll was put together. It took several coats of the stiffener with drying time in between, then a couple painting coats, then the gimp was applied, and the gold painting done. Then I had to attach his beard and put on his face, lol. Last, but not least, he got a glittery gold star to hold. If you are interested in having him for your very own, check Etsy either later tonight or tomorrow some time.
Posted by Mrs.Kwitty at 8:44 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
I just checked the Etsy site and they are not quite up and running yet, but it should be soon. I am amazed by all that they had to do to transfer all that information from the old Etsy to the new. Wow! It would seem like such an insurmountable task. I am really looking forward to the new site. From what I saw during the sandbox trial and the walk through, it is going to look so good with all the bigger pics and the new layout AND I am really excited that they streamlined the buying process and added the shopping carts!!! Yeah! It should be so much easier for buying. I know that a lot of people were confused by the old method and were turned off. If you were one of those people, please stop back and have another try, I think you will be pleasantly surprised!!
Thanks for stopping in and have a great day.
Posted by Mrs.Kwitty at 7:52 AM
Saturday, November 11, 2006
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Monday, November 06, 2006
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Sunday, November 05, 2006
I have pictured here one of my newest bagkeepers...this one with a darling little Sunbonnet Sue taking her little kitty for a stroll. I did it up in red, white, and blue--so fresh and pretty! I just went to list it in my Etsy shop, but the site is acting up a bit tonight so I will give it a shot in the morning. Pop on in tomorrow and have a look around...there are some new items that I've listed...some new ornaments and stuff. Bye!
Posted by Mrs.Kwitty at 10:15 PM