24 Dec 2009
22 Dec 2009
14 Dec 2009
Here are a couple of quickly scanned images from the Christmas Cards set that I'm selling this year. There are 10 in the set for only 12 euro. Here are just a few samples as I don't have the full 10 scanned in. I must say it was really nice to do some lino printing after such a long absence( I did print in college and have don't any since I graduated in 2004). I could help but stick on some lovely buttons to finish them off.
13 Dec 2009
This week I ordered a custom made necklace and earring to match my dress that I bought to go to the wedding. Magpie and Button is a regular customer of my supplies shop, and I really love her work, so I sent her buttons in the exact colours that I wanted. Here is a bracelet version of the necklace I ordered, I can't wait to see it!!
12 Dec 2009
10 Dec 2009
9 Dec 2009
I hope this run of good sales continues in the new year. I can't wait to get my hands on a new camera so I can start listing new things, it's driving me bonkers. Since we were burgled a few months ago I've been sans camera, but Santa aka John has promised me a new one.
PS: This is my 200th post, yey!
7 Dec 2009
Yarn Bowl by Maid of Clay
Red Earring by mxmjewelry
Photo by ketzelphotography
Rainbow earrings acanthsujd
Jewelerry Box by Sisterbutterfly
5 Dec 2009
2 Dec 2009
Yesterday I was selling at the UL farmers market. For 3 weeks in December they invite a few craft stalls to join the regular foodies to help all the students and lecturers with their Christmas shopping. The day started out pretty awful with rotten weather and very high winds. Our gazebo lasted about 10 minutes before it decided to fold itself inside out and snap in half. We were faced with the decision to pack up and go home or stick it out. So we moved inder a small sheltered area, set up all our stock and hoped for the best. Considering the awful start we had it was a pretty good day. There was lots of interest and more thatn enough sales to make it worth our while treking out. Having said that it was freezing cold, but the lovely ladies from the USIT office brought us out mugs of tea, so that it made it a lot easier! People are so nice sometimes! So we'll be there for the next two Tuesdays, not sure what we'll do about cover but hey we'll figure something out.
1 Dec 2009
28 Nov 2009
Somewhere in there I've to squeeze in time to go to 2 weddings, a birthday party, do all my Christmas shopping, oh and make things too!! To be honest I'm really glad things are busy, the way all the talk was going I was starting to think there would be no Christmas rush, and that Santa may have been killed by either swine flu or the recession.
27 Nov 2009
26 Nov 2009
23 Nov 2009
Closing date 30th November midnight, and I'll choose the winner Dec 1st
22 Nov 2009
21 Nov 2009
20 Nov 2009
-Fresh sheets: It's such a little thing, but it's so nice. It's a mixture of the smell and the crispness, and I'm convinced it makes the bed a little bit warmer. It's just a shame I HATE changing the bed covers or I would have this joy more often.
-Reading. I've always been a bit reader, my mother joined us all up at the Library at the age of 4. I read a very strange mix of books. I read lots of fantasy like Robert Jordan, Tad Williams, Tolkien etc. But then I'm always drawn to the booker prize type of book. I like to break up the fantasy with something a little more weighty. I think it's because we decided not to get a tv when we moved into the new house that I've been reading so much recently. Here's a few good ones I read recently
A Spot of Bother-Mark Haddon
On Beauty- Zadie Smith
We Need to Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver
-Star Trek: At this stage I'm sure you know I'm a bit of a nerd. I own all of Star Trek Next Generation on Dvd! What this refers to is the new Star Trek Movie, which is fantastic! I saw it in the cinema, but the other day John came home and said 'close your eyes, and put out your hands'. Low and behold he had bought the new movie on dvd, yey!
-Chocolate: I've really tried to cut down the last two weeks, but I miss it to much. I think I'll wait till the rain passes and then take a stroll to the shop and get some. Mmmm some coffee too would be good.
19 Nov 2009
18 Nov 2009
14 Nov 2009
13 Nov 2009
12 Nov 2009
The Etsy Ireland Team, of which I am a member, are having a super fantastic blog giveaway.
What do you have to do?
Not much! Just leave a comment on this blog post
What could you win?
Loads of really cool stuff, a huge mixed lot of yummy things from the team members.
So what are you gonna do now?
Go over to the blog and win things!
31 Oct 2009
I love halloween so much! This is the costume I'll be wearing tonight. I made it last year to go to a fancy dress wedding. But I figure since it took about a week to make I can totally get away with wearing it again. I have my fingers crossed for the costume competition, but the pub I'm going to takes their costume making VERY seriously, so I think I'll be one of many hopefuls.
24 Oct 2009
Introducing Mondays( an intro to a newcomer to the team)
21 Oct 2009
19 Oct 2009
In other news we were thinking of having an open night at the shop in Kilkenny. Where we would stay open late, have some wine and nibbles, do a bit of a meet and greet, and possibly offer a bit of an incentive discount. Has anyone had experience with these kinds of evenings as a customer or a seller. If so how did it go?