Monday, October 15, 2007
I decided not to include my Christmas list here. I'm afraid a family member or friend will peak! Not so afraid of that that I won't put a call out to Etsy sellers to help me with some of those gifts. I'm looking for gifts for the two men in my life. My dad loves sailing, cultural things, gardening, and eating (especially trying new foods). My boyfriend loves hunting, camping, fishing, and motorcycles. If you or someone you know from Etsy sells stuff for men, please let me know!
There are so many cool items that I have found on Etsy lately! Check out Madelaine Adelaide's artwork! I love her work. It's so beautiful and sometimes a bit spooky at the same time. I love it.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Here are my choices for girls ages 8 - 11:
I had fun picking the items out, but it definitely was challenging. It took me a little over an hour to find everything.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Artsy Girl Mad Lib:
Edward Hopper shrieked and exclaimed, "shnizelsnert!" as he discovered the free day ahead of her/him to meet with Lisa. First we need a project... I said, "oh my goodness!" here's what we will do. On those especially orange days, I like to stumble through Bead Style Magazine while sipping Coke to get ideas. I grab hold of my Embroidery Needle and start cutting the sheets of water colors until patterns form. We will apply the peyote stitch while running till our heart is content. It will resemble the likes of the The Kiss but we'll paint our creation with guacamole. He smiles back at you and confirms that you are in fact a real Princess! Responding wickedly, you smirk and reply, "ya, I know."
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Tonight happens to be the night of my ten year reunion for high school. I didn't go to the reunion, nor did either of my two best friends from high school. I am curious, how many of you went to your reunions? If you didn't go, why not? If you did, what was it like?
I thought tonight, before bed, I would come up with a theme to introduce some Etsy artists and crafters that I like. Sort of like creating a theme for an Etsy treasury. What moves me right now is romance. Must be the candles and the crisp Autumn air. So that is my theme. I will try to see what would fit a romantic shopping spree...
I must go back to Kaspar Gallery. I showed my friend the Kaspar Gallery tonight and she was just as impressed. And isn't the work romantic? Take a look at this Abstract Landscape Tree, this photograph, and this painting. The red and gold shades in the two paintings suggest romance and passion for me. If I were to create a "romance room" in my house, I would have to buy a couple of these. What would I wear in my romantic room? Well, pretty shirts and dresses with flowers on them of course. Check these out from CircularAccessories... Chopstick Dahlia, Blue Willow, Black Lotus, and Blue Locust on Swamp. I may also like this Victorian Style Choker from SanityCrafts around my neck. I also need pretty soaps to make me smell as good as I feel in my romantic room. I found this crafter in the chat room this morning. I like the sound of these Crannberry Seed soaps. I think I would like to lay down in a bed like Delia's Corral Bed. I would have satin sheets and a fluffy red or pink duvet.
I love to fantasize like that, but I think for my next entry I will work on items that I'm more likely to buy. I will start a holiday shopping list for my friends and family. Ooh fun, can't wait!
So I have no news for tonight regarding our shop. We have had many visits to our bags, which is nice. No sales yet, which is totally acceptable. I can't wait to make that first sale, but I know that it takes time and work. In the meantime we still have our craft fairs which fulfill that satisfaction you get from selling something you worked so hard to create.
Phew, it's already midnight! Time to snooze.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I just thought I'd pop on to post some more of my favorite Etsy things. I just found this Etsy-ier Romanticgems... really cool stuff. If I had unlimited money to spend I would pick up this scarf, this GORGEOUS bracelet, this one too, in fact all of the ones of that style.
I found two cool items from MissKnit's page. This Fall Colors Pouch for holding your credit card, ID, business cards, etc... Mama Pea just bought me a similar pouch at the Octoberfest and I use it all the time! It's really handy for someone like me who doesn't carry cash and ocassionally goes out without a purse. I think this Felted Black and White Handbag is adorable!
And because I have baby fever here are a few cuties: from punkin and prettypleasequilts.
Whew. This blog is certainly becoming more about what I want from Etsy than what I have on Etsy. To close, here are a few of the jewelry pictures I took earlier. Really must work on my skills...
If anyone knows how to take better pictures, please let me know. Lighting tips? Time of day to do it in natural light? Anything?
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
It must have taken Mama Pea hours to do this one.
I am so in love with Etsy.com. I have found so many cool things on it, I thought I'd list some of my favorites. I love nearly everything from TheBlackApple, especially The Quiet Room and To Ride a Black Swan. They are so cool. I'm thinking of buying a bunch to decorate my bedroom once it's painted. I also like this pendant from sea2sea. I love everything from kaspargallery.
I list some more of my favorites later. I want to shop! But I must sell first.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Today was my first day creating and promoting our Etsy store. It was really fun! I spent a lot of time on the forums and everyone seems really nice. It's been a long day though.