Thursday, February 19, 2009
Brand spankin' new in my shop! Yes, I finally got something new done. With custom orders completed (well they WERE) I was able to get a little creating time in. It was hard to list this one, I really wanted to keep it. But I have to remember I can make myself another one. The color is new to my shop too.
As with all my cotton hats, these can be done in just about any color you can think of. I can do a contrasting color for the band, or any color of buttons. I love to customize!
Also available in my 1000 Markets shop.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Next is a teal Breezy Brimmed Beanie with an espresso flower add-on.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
First is this helpful set of cards from Buttonhead. Yes, you get a SET, because if you're going to break up this way, you'll probably be doing a lot of it.
Next is a phrase button from GeekDetails. Her whole shop is full of fun, geeky stuff for grumpy and happy people alike. Check out the button: "Love is like a box of chocolates. It's sweet at first and then you want to puke."
And when you just wanna say it right out, and you want the world to see it, put it on a necklace by EssoBee.
Want to tell someone they are taking too long with the whole commitment thing? Here's a "subtle" way by CarolLeeDesigns. It says, "Love is patient, Love is kind....hurry up, Dumbass" and in a very pretty way I might add. Her shop is chuck full of cards like this, to say what you're thinking when you don't know how.
I hope you enjoyed these ways to not celebrate Valentines Day. Now if you'll excuse me, I suddenly have a newfound appreciation for my hubby.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Next are these clever fabric post cards by Teris Treasure. She has a nice selection of them and they would be such a fun way to send a valentine by snail mail.
This is my favorite Etsy shop right now, Worldofwhimm. Her children's dress up items are adorable and brilliant. She has everything from crowns to super hero masks. This mermaid tail is one of the most inventive things I've seen in a while. Not to mention CUTE!
I hope you enjoyed these items from my favorites list. I hope to do this often when I have nothing to write about haha. Maybe you even saw a shop here that you hadn't seen before. Happy Shopping!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
So, I need your opinion on something. I have been wanting to make fingerless mittens for a long time, but never quite got up the courage to try something so new for me. Last night I finally dove in and tried some. While I quite like them, they didn't turn out perfect, and they took me two nights to make. I'm sure it would be faster next time. Nothing is really WRONG with them except a few missteps that are easily corrected next time. They will still look the same, but the little imperfections I notice will be corrected. Anyway, what I need to figure out is, are these going to be worth introducing in my shop? I can make them in all sizes and colors. These particular ones are made of a really soft 100% cotton. I am going to wear this prototype pair and see if that material is going to hold up to normal wear. They are really comfortable and do keep my hands warm. I am thinking they are going to be perfect for using my camera. When I go outdoors to take pictures my hands get so cold, but I need my fingers to manipulate the buttons, so I am going to try these during the next product photoshoot, or just one taking pics of my kids, whichever happens first and see how I like it. Sorry for the night time flashy photos by the way. With two little ones it is quite an effort to get a photo shoot in during the day, so I try and save that effort for taking pictures of items I will actually be listing in my shop. Anyway! What do you think...yes? no? Try something different?