Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New items in Etsy store


I just listed this cute little charm set. I made a similar set in lilac and they sold real fast so I hope these do as well.

Graphic Designs Books

My first two design books have arrived, I will be posting my thoughts on them as I read them.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


There's been a lot going on lately.

I finally have a day planner so I can get myself organized and make sure I make time for the kids, my business, study and housework. I have made some sales on Etsy recently so I may need to try and find more time for that.

We are moving forward with the sale of our old house so I will be able to start thinking about shopping again soon :).

Our son has started standing up by himself, he's so close to walking now, it goes so fast.

This weekend we have the mommies group annual picnic which should be really good fun. Only 2 more weekends and then it's Labor Day weekend, we set that time aside to do some intensive potty training for our daughter, she's almost 3 and it's time to say bye bye to diapers.

I am still waiting for the book I ordered about graphic design to come. I forgot to update Ebay with our new address so I will have to wait for it to be redirected. Shouldn't be long now. Then I have to make sure I take time each day for study. I will probably go to bed early and work up there away from the TV.

So that's about it for the moment. There is going to be lots to do in the coming weeks, both the kids have their birthdays at the end of next month. We're not going crazy but we will be having a little party for them both.

Nest Blossoms blog giveaway

Checkout this great giveaway. www.nestblossoms.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer is Still Here

I have decided to try out using my blog to promote other Esty sellers. I started by featuring a knitter last week and this week I am going to be giving you my six seller treasury list.

I call this treasury 'Summer is Still Here' most crafters are getting started on halloween and holiday items and I wanted to remind everyone that summer is not over yet.





Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Waiting for my book

I am really hoping that the graphic design book I ordered will be in the mail today. That or at least one of the three Etsy orders I am waiting for.

I have started a thread in the Etsy forum to do a weekly treasury in my blog. I hope to have it together by tomorrow and feature 6 items from Etsy sellers stores.

I have had responses from 18 different stores some I am going to have to spend a bit of time picking just 6 items.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Space Invader Stitch Markers

I just made these retro Space Invaders stitch markers. A fun knitting accessory for all those children of the 80's. They come with a matching paper pillow gift box.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Halloween Donut Stitch Markers

I just listed these new stitch markers on Zibbet and Etsy.

Featured Knitter - KnitsYoursKnotMine

I have decided to use my blog to promote fellow Etsy and Zibbet store owners who make and sell knit and crochet items. I love seeing what wonderful items these talented people come up with. I am a knitter myself so I apprieciate the time and effort that goes into making these beautiful items.

My first featured store is going to be www.knitsyoursknotmine.etsy.com I met this seller while hanging out in the Etsy chat rooms which are a great way to meet fellow crafters and promote your own store. Hopefully Zibbet will feature a similar area soon.

Featured in store:

  • Cute teddy bears with removable sweaters
  • Practical household knitted items
  • Yarn
  • Vintage hard to find knitting patterns
  • Non-knitting items such as soaps, jewelry and scrapbooking items.

Please visit www.knitsyoursknotmine.etsy.com and support this talented Etsy seller.


I am trying out listing on www.zibbet.com. Please see the link on the left of my blog.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Link to knitting pendant

Forgot to post the link to my new pendant in the last post


New knittig pendant

I just designed this pendant using polymer clay. I am really pleased with how it turned out. I hope other people like it too so I can make more. I am currently working on designs for other hobbies.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My First Graphic Design Book

I just bought my first book on Ebay. Graphic Design School by Alan Swann. I will be eagerly waiting for it to arrive. Hopefully it will be here early next week.

In other news, potty training my daughter is becoming a nightmare. She knows what she has to do she just won't do it!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Etsy Promotion - Stitch Markers

New items just listed in my Etsy store.

New stitch markers starting at $8.00

Moving Forward

Had a chat with my husband this weekend and he is in support of my wanting to study for a new career. We agreed on a $100 budget to get started. I am going to see what I can get for that money on Ebay. I am going to use any profits from my Etsy store to buy any additional materials over that $100. I know that's not a big investment but the biggest investment will be my time.

So here we go. 4 years to study graphic design and build a portfolio and have something rewarding to do while the kids are in school.

Wish me luck!!!