Saturday, 26 April 2008

We don't need plastic bags.

I have a new Treasury West on etsy. Check it out here.
A treasury is where people on etsy choose some of their favourite items from other seller, usually linked to a theme.
I chose bags as I love them and they are so useful. Don't take the supermarkets plastic bags buy a fabric reusable one instead.

New avatar on etsy

I read a post in the forum on etsy, from Divine Comforts. I replied and she kindly wonderfully made me a new avatar. Here it is. It makes me think of wide, open creative possibilities.
Check out her shop as she has some lovely pieces.

Another seller who has a gorgeous shop is Art Mind. Amongst her pieces are sumptuous felted necklaces. I want one (or two as they come in various colours).

Friday, 11 April 2008

May I Introduce you to...

I thought that I would introduce a new feature and that is where I mention some of my favourite sellers on etsy and beyond.
First of all is a friend who has recently opened an etsy shop - Cloudberry Skies. She makes and sells bags.

It has been ages since I made anything. I did recently list two items of vintage clothing and they sold. At the moment I am teaching myself crochet. It is hard because I am used to knitting and I am having to get used to holding the crochet hook and yarn in a whole different way than two needles. I will persevere.
A book that I would like to recommend is 'Beginner's Guide to Crochet' by Pauline Turner, published by Search Press. It is really good and shows the basics steps and has lovely patterns for the beginner and more experienced crocheter (!) as well.