Monday, June 30, 2008
It`s taken me a long time to make these as I have an irrational fear of anything hot, especially ovens ! I struggle cooking with it never mind melting plastic in it. I must have looked like a murder scene investigator with all my protective clothing when I was getting them out of there ! lol
But, I`m very proud of them :D
I`m going to make some smaller ones using 7"s, well, once I've bought them...I think a trip to the car-boot may be in order ! :D
Its amazing how excited I get about these, even though I hardly even get anyone viewing them. Ah well.
I`ve decided to try and showcase some new artists in this treasury and picked some favourites that I found using Pounce (I love pounce !)
Noobies D Treasury
1: Pale Horizons
2: Cotton Candy and Flowers
3: Abstract Copper Leaf
4: Resin Pendant - Nature's Series - The Fall
5: Silver Donkey Necklace with Loads of Personality
6: Wells-Next-Sea II
7: Lavender from Provence France (Unblended Aromatic Tea)
8: Mohair Bear by bearnakidlady
9: Shehrazad Earrings - sterling silver tassels
10: Original Vintage Luggage Labels
11: sun-kissed sand bracelet
12: Night Tree Brooch
1: Cube cubed dangling earrings - Olivine
2: Hideaway Nursing Cover and Burpies Trio Pack Combo
3: Stamp - Chill Out - Beach Chair and Umbrella
4: VINTAGE STRAPLESS RHINESTONE BRA, BELLY DANCER Size 34B
Saturday, June 28, 2008
But....I`ve been meaning to make some t-shirt yarn for a while and I finally got around to hacking up my old t-shirts from when I was a UK size 22 ! So plenty of material ! lol It was quite theraputic really :)
Anyhoo, I decided they`d work really well as brooches (plus I`d get about 8 out of each t-shirt) so thats what I did. I tried chopping the yarn different ways and it came out totally different on the 2 t's. Which is nice :)
Hopefully I`ll get them listed on ETSY soon, got a million and 5 things to do first tho ;( Who said unemployed people are lazy !? I`m more knackered now than I was when I was working !
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I`ve done a complete custom order for Etsy Patrons, An edit for Sweet InnoScents and L Designs was my first pre-made sale. Im so proud ! lol
I love them.
I know I`m bearly making 2 quid each on them but hey, its better than a smack in the face no ? When I get popular and big I`ll hyke my prices up rofl *joke*
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
We were looking on Etsy and I decided to see how long the treasury was going to be, suddenly theres 332 !? I panicked and put Katies in the name box LOL !
Anyhoo, here it is
1: ACRYLIC...Pinkish lilac glitter beads. (14mm) -10pc
2: The Adora necklace
3: Hot Mama - Hot Pink Wood Gingerbread Earrings
4: Floral Lace Heart Pendant - MORE COLORS
5: Pretty Pink Bell Flower Sterling Silver Ear Threads
6: SWEET SIMPLE HEART NECKLACE
7: Shiny Pink Beaded Trim
8: hot pink bicycle t-dress - Small
9: Hot Pink Squares and Green Dots Compact Purse Mirror - 3.5 Inches - with Soft Velour Pouch
10: Scrabble Tile Pendant - HIBISCUS (Pink)
11: Mini Poodle Plushie
12: Stay Classy Pencil 6 pack
1: Buttercreme Cupcake Lip butter in a Hot Pink Tube
2: Cute Skull top with hearts pink striped lace details PUNK FRUiTS
3: Pink Lolly and Bows Banner with FREE matching Avatar This is one that Katie created herself, with my supervision :D
Monday, June 23, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
1: Pink Audrey
2: Drive In - 5 x 7
3: The Corpse Bride Costume
4: Drive In Movies
5: James Bond Lamp
6: Movie Popcorn Earrings
7: THE GODFATHER handcrafted HANDBAG
8: Alfred Hitchcock Charm
9: Film reel Movie pendant
10: Blues Brothers
11: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
12: DONNIE DARKO FULL FRANK BUNNY COSTUME MASK
At The Drive In Treasury
I was reading this one blog, from a woman in America who is a Christian and has 6 children, fine, I was hoping for some amusing stories about renting buses to go on holiday but no. The post that caught my eye was about one of her sons, she was obviously worried as he was listening to 'that' music, disturbed.
'That' music ?
She was quite happy for him to listen to christian rock music but felt that distured (which she admitted his friends and peers listened to)wasnt right for him. She was worried that having it on at night meant it was 'filtering into his brain' !?!?
What are these people on !? I`m all for live and let live and all that, whatever relgion you are thats fine, but why do they feel the need to enforce religion on thier children ? I know it will never change but it seems ludicrous to me, maybe its because my parents fought not to have me christened. They thought I might like to make my own choices as to what religion i wish to follow (which was nice of them).
But often people dont get these choices, its all just pushed upon them without any explanation.
Anyway, back to the music thing, it really wound me up ! I bet shes one of the people that blamed Marilyn Manson for Columbine ! Idiots...
I havent got enough time to be miserable!
Then it dawned on me, apart from crocheting myself a new hat hanger I haven made anything just or myself in ages.
So as it`s summer, and obviously British summer means cold most of the time I decided on a cardigan. Pick up a needle which happened to be 2mm (arg) threw my hand into my 'skinny and will never use' yarn bag and began.
This is what resulted after yesterday`s afternoon of trial and error and alot of ripping, finished this sleeve watching late night bingo ! lol
The sleeves are going to be short, cus it`s summer but mainly because I only have one ball or yarn ^_^
Also, It started out as a fairly simple pattern and it quickly turning out to be one of the most complicated ! My notes look like a four year old wrote them ! rofl
Anyway, I`ll update when I get a bit further on :D
Friday, June 20, 2008
The are dumped.
This whole thing has left such a bad taste in my mouth, maybe I should stay away from everything crochet for a while ? Concentrate on other ventures.
Vintage shop is out the window before it even had anything in it ! meh
I`ve decided to sell banners with matching avatars, I`ve changed mine so much I may as well get paid for it ! lol
Banners for the Masses
I love vector styles but I think I may have to branch out a bit ! or I may be cutting down my market quite alot ! lol
Maybe I`ll have to open a third for my vintage stuff ??
Thursday, June 19, 2008
"I think you should persue this. This person is definitely copying you. I don't think there is any question. And, I see some other people's original designs being copied by her too. Some people..dispicable."
WHAT THE HELL !?
How dare they just ASSUME I`m copying people !? It makes me so mad ! All of designs are original, I`ve already said my spirally beanies are like hers but nothing else is. So why are all MY designs now being brought into question.
I`m wondering whether this is really worth it, if I can`t sell my own product in peace without being hounded by people saying I`m copying others work when I am quite capable of creating these designs off my own back WHAT THE HECK IS THE POINT.
Seriously though, I feel distraught over this, It wouldnt be so bad if I was copying her !, shut up shop and start somewhere else, no-one any the wiser. But I was really enjoying my time on Etsy, and the feedback. I feel really deflated now.
Im feeling super depressed now ! It`s beginning to look like I`m going to have to stop selling my spirally beanies. Apparently they look like someone elses. I`m assuming they believe I`ve copied them. What really bugs me is I thought these were such a brilliant original idea ! It seems ridiculous that more that one of us thought it up. But hey, shes got the upper ground, everything on websites, written down with creative commons on ! I may as well give up now !
It`s infuriating really, you can come up with something yourself but unless you write it down anyone can stop you saying its was yours in the first place ! But I suppose I should have know that really before I started selling on Etsy.
I was also really quite annoyed when she started insulting my prices, my prices are what I want to charge for my ORIGINAL designs, she charges more, thats fine, but leave mine alone. I`m getting really fed up of people telling me to charge more anyway ! I want to charge affordable prices that I would pay, whats wrong with that >??
Anyway, now I`ve just got to sit here and stew until she emails me back ! If I didnt contact her -I look guilty, If I shout and stomp about - I look guilty, grr, so I have to let her make the decisions. (I hate that)
The other thing is that her designs are amazing ! so I`m finding it really difficult it be irritated with her on artistic merit ! lol Can`t believe I never saw her before. TYPICAL !
Ok, rant over :D I`m sure I`ll regret this at some point knowing my luck ! lol When the police come a'knockin on me door ROFL !
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I love looking at old treasuries and I`m sure other people, even those from outside the Etsy community, would enjoy looking through this archive of treasuries.
Support Etsy !!
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Somewhere over the Rainbow Punk Ska Cover
(Love that Song !)
1:Rainbow Purse - Vintage
2:Hair Clip Sweet Cute Felt Skull
3:Glisten - Pocket Mirror Fairy Fantasy
4:Super-Geek - Resin Sprinkles Necklace
5:80s vintage set of two rainbow mugs
6:Spectrum rainbow fairy art 8x10 Print
7:Glitter Rainbow Sprinkle Heart resin necklace
8:Hearts and more Hearts Reversible Hairband
9:Shooting Rainbow Necklace
10:80s rainbow belt
11:womens rainbow bicycle t
12:32 RAINBOW COLORED DAy oF thE DeAd Skulls Beads
I`ve added some items from the vintage section this time as they're just lovely ! Cant understand why Etsy is trying to hide them really !?
Monday, June 16, 2008
Im going on a vintage crusade ! I realised after browsing the vintage section on Etsy that I really do adore vintage, jewellery, clothes(although they never fit me!) bags, scarves(of which I have millions !) everything ! and I cant understand why people shop in the high street when there is this wonderful treasure trove of beautys just waiting to be plucked !
Blogger wont let me upload images at the moment but heres the linky to my store. Banner and avatar are edited from my original picture of Mont Sant Micheal in France that I photographed from a moving bus with a TERRIBLE camera when I was about 13 !
1. Pinkeys Brooch, 2. Green Brooch, 3. Natural Spiral Brooch, 4. Fireside Brooch, 5. Pink & Burgundy Brooch, 6. Red & Black Brooch, 7. Burgundy Brooch, 8. Brown & Cream Brooch, 9. Lilac & White Brooch
I love them so much ! I`m going the have to start making a whole collection just for me lol.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This shop makes me happy :D Thier items look so fantastic and beautiful, in fact, they almost look real. And this is me lol, I WOULD wear them !
These two are my absolute favourites,
GABRIEL feather Angel Wings
and Pink and Purple Romantic PSYCHE
So, if your in the Etsy area, I suggest you take a look ! It`ll leave you speechless.
All these items are SO cute ! I love them !!
This whole having no money lark is beginning to get on my nerves ! I really want to buy all of these !
***Red Princess Skull Hand Cast Resin Heart Necklace***Sweetheart Corset -Skull and Satin-***Rudolph Muerte 2***PIRATE BAAARRR - Pirate Flag Soap - BAY RUM Scent***Blythe white skull print on black short sleeve tee***White and black skull and crossbones shirt -- ANY SIZE***Skulls and Hearts***Deep Black and White SKULL and CROSSBONES Wide HEADBAND Hairwrap***What A Crooked Little Skull Necklace***Business Card Holder - Girly Skulls***Earrings Skulls***skull graphic mini-mousepad***
At some point I`m planning to do a favourite/featured artist of the week section because theres so many artist on Etsy and I`d like to pick out some of the less noticed but just as brilliant ones.
Loves Ya !
Friday, June 13, 2008
Ive got a few more tresury ideas noted down so hopefully I`ll grab some slots and get them on as well. (I love treasuries !)
One Eye Jack - Original Painting WIND UP BUNNY Green Green bone bunny looks like rain headband stencil painting (sb299) Wild Zombie Rabbit Faux Fur Plushie Momma Size Angry Arse Bunny Green Bunny, Orange World 5x7 Print Long Bunny Plush Gas Mask Bunny - Screen Print Itty Bitty Bunnies Olive Green Bunny
I think my favourite has to be this one for a WIND UP BUNNY Green How about you ?
Let me know what you think, and leave me a comment ! xx
Although I did try on a pair of GORGEOUS shops, on sale :D Which made me happy, and I got a Pucca bag for 50p ($1) Woot !
Thursday, June 12, 2008
I think its a good idea though, they dont take forever to make and they look so beautiful ! Plus it gives me something of my own to wear all the time which is always a good opportunity for business card procedures (hehe).
I`ll add some pictures on once the backs hae been delivered. ^_^
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
So far I`ve made 2 necklaces, and I`m half way through my third !
They are just so....pretty !
Problem is take AGES to make, I`m making them with DK acrylic and a 2mm needle *groan* ! But they come out feeling nice and study and gorgeous ^_^ yay
Im going to have to make one for myself though, dont think I can bear to sell them all.
Hot Pink Sakura Necklace
Hot Pink Sakura Necklace
Pale Pink Sakura Necklace
Pale Pink Sakura Necklace
I`ve also just ordered 50 brooch pin-backs so hopefully if I pull my finger out I should have some brooches up for sale soon as well ! Heres hoping someone wants to buy something !
It`s just so difficult being a broke crocheter in summer ! Not enough money to buy any cotton so Im having to work with acrylic all the time *grrr* luckily Ive got an ENOURMOUS stash of vintage buttons ^_^ so I think they`ll be coming in useful. I think jewellery is the way to go until it starts getting a bit cooler and winter stuff is needed again...I might just make one or two hats though, to stave off the insanity !
Monday, June 09, 2008
And heres a preview :D
Monday, June 02, 2008
I adore these hats ! They're such a attention grabber ! like me :D
Also, I got myself on an BNR treasury today, thought I`d try it out (Cant hurt can it !) Treasury But I think next time I think Im going to try and get on the never ending BNR :D