Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've been critiqued!

So, like many of you I imagine, I follow a number of blogs. I think I've got over 40 right now in my RSS feed... and let me just say this first...Thanks to those of you who do NOT update every day! I wouldn't be able to keep up.

Anyway, one blog I follow In The Night Kitchen does writing critiques...and by leaving comments on her blog, you have a chance to be selected for the next critique. I finally got up the nerve to leave comments, knowing I might be reading about how I do so much wrong. I was selected and I'm so happy! Amy did a great job and was very gentle on my ego. Please check out her blog.

I was so excited when I saw that I was featured here...and even more so when I saw how she took my description and gave it some WOW & POW. As I told her, she made ME want to go out and buy my own product!

now...if only I can get her to critique all the other items in my shop...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shuttered Mirror - my new display unit

So, I went shopping at Hobby Lobby. Love that store. I had a 40% off coupon. I also had a gift card. I no longer have either.

Instead, I found this amazing shuttered mirror in the clearance isle. The mirror is etched in two of the corners. It has a base so it stands by itself. I'm going to open the doors and hang some of my items from those doors.
and no...since it was on clearance, I used the coupon on something else.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cozies: what are they?

noun pl. -·zies
a knitted or padded cover placed over a teapot to keep the contents hot

I make cozies...except mine ( and many other people's cozies) fit things other than teapots. By taking a quick look in Etsy's categories this is a list of subcategories under:


cell phone
lip balm

and under Housewares/Cozy:

appliance cozy
beer cozy
bottle cozy
coffee pot cozy
cup cozy
teapot cozy
tissue box cozy
turntable cozy
wine bottle cozy
wine glass cozy

and under Knitting/Cozy:

bottle cozy
cell phone cozy
cup cozy
mp3 cozy
teapot cozy did I tag my cozies?

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

etsywmi team

etsywmi team
etsywmi team,
originally uploaded by cjmeinke.
You've heard me blog about our first trunk show...well, here's a picture of the 11 of us who participated. What a great group.

Stay tuned as we're heading into the planning (we hope) of our own Etsy West Michigan Craft Show...sometime in 2009.