Saturday, September 27, 2008

Etsy West Michigan Trunk Show: update

We had a beautiful day for our Trunk Show...even though it was indoors. Our room was big enough to have space for 11 of us! For me it was a learning experience...figuring out how to set up my table. I did not even try anything fancy! I did get lots of compliments...but alas, they were not followed through with many sales.

It was great to meet other team members in person. I was so tempted to buy from you gals! I had to keep telling myself I was there to sell...not buy.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sneak Peek: Wine bottle cozies

Just took a quick pic last night as I set these out to air dry. They're all coming along to my Trunk Show tomorrow. If any are left, I'll list them either on Etsy or a new place - GoZabo.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Are You a Yarn Snob?

Do you knit? Do you crochet? Are you a consumers of hand knitted and/or hand crocheted items? If so, please take my poll!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Keep Knittin’
By an unkown Irish poet

When the folks next to you act like those in the zoo,
A grumbling, growlin’ and spittin’. It’s a pretty good plan
To be calm as you can, and do something useful-like knittin’.

When gossipin’ Susan, with poison-barbed tongue
Comes into the room where you are sittin’, and starts to defame
Some neighbor’s good name, count stitches out loud—
And keep knittin’.

When there is a light misunderstanding at church
And others hint broadly of quittin’, the very best thing you can
Do is sing...and stay at your post, and keep knittin’.

In the middle of problems, the big ones and small
It’s always most proper and fittin’
To trust and to pray till the Lord shows the way
And go right ahead with your knittin’.

Friday, September 12, 2008

First Box shipping off to college...

So, we packed up the mini-van last month and took our daughter to college. And, was pretty packed. And almost every other day, I get a phone call or an email..."I need this" or "Can you send me that?"

The first box I shipped includes:
  • about 6 pairs of shoes (mostly dress shoes still in boxes)
  • about 6 purses
  • about 6 belts
  • water bottle
  • her favorite DVD
  • a pair of jeans
  • some old dishtowels/dishclothes
  • some of those 3-M removable hooks
  • a corded phone
  • an extension cord
  • a backpack
  • some trial mix
  • some dried cranberries
  • some of those peach ring candy

I think that's about all! I'm so thankful I work in an office where we have UPS come and pick up every waiting in line at the post included....and I can pay through payroll deduction!

Stay tuned for the contents of box # 2...should be shipping early next week!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Trunk Show: September 27th!

Pssstttt..... I'm going to take part in a Trunk Show featuring our own West Michigan Etsy Artisans! Mark your calendars for September 27th...
Who: 10 Etsy West Michigan members
What: Trunk Show
Where: Gymnastiks Unlimited in Hudsonville
When: September 27, 2008
Why: Because You Took the Handmade Pledge!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Current projects...

I have several projects I'm working on. I have my knitted/felted candy cane ornaments almost ready...I can't wait to see how these turn out. Here's a "before" pic:
They look like a mess this way, right?

I'm also working on some great hostess gifts...felted wine bottle cozies.
Wait, they're not done yet!
And just this week, I've started some coasters. I'm glad school has started as it gives me some "me" time after my son goes to bed!