Tuesday, 31 March 2009
A new, revamped shop with new products will be up and running over the Easter weekend, and I need to make room for more goodies.
Sunday, 29 March 2009
You can do it too! All you need to do is go to Amazon.com (note the .com guys, it HAS to be the US site), and look up their universal wish list builder. Or just click that last link, easy! It works in the same way as you would add books, DVDs or whatever else Amazon sells these days (I like to buy my Fly London shoes from them) to your wish list - you just need to add a button to your toolbar so Amazon know when you want to put something on your list. BUT... BUT... the main thing is you can add anything you like from any sales venue on the internet. Isn't it amazing?
Now, one little potential flaw with this is that some of the items we request from etsy sellers might sell or expire before people get to buy them. So in the four months before my actual wedding I will be emailing sellers and asking them very very kindly to set up a reserved listing in their shop for our wedding list, which I can then link to from our universal wish list builder. So if you are here because you are a seller from whom we have requested such a thing, then I hope it is all clear as crystal now. If you're here because you are a blushing bride, then please consider adding a little something to your list from Girl Industries. And if you're here because you're my friends or family - you will be able to find our list (eventually) at http://tinyurl.com/penman-list
Saturday, 28 March 2009
I'd actually noticed (and hearted) Emma's shop before when it was recommended to me by Andrea, of Flannery O'Kafka, another locally-based crafter with delicious dolls, highly collectable found objects, and such well-put-together collaged ACEOs which I'm literally in awe of. Such a talented lady. Drop by and see her shop when you can. In the meantime, meet Fern, a Flannery O'Kafka Doll
And don't forget the first Glasgow Craft Mafia craft fair of the season - tomorrow, Mono, 12 to 5pm!
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Asking For Trouble
Deep Fired Ceramics
The Rainbow Effect
Madness of Many
Stella My Star
Can't make the market? There is plenty more going on this springtime courtesy of the Glasgow Craft Mafia. Get involved!
Monday, 23 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Monday, 16 March 2009
I'm still only halfway through my big count (and a little scared to continue). Now I know in bag-fulls how much I have, I'm a little scared to break it down to colours, balls and grams. But never fear, I will do it! I've decided for this year that I'm going to challenge myself to try to get it used up and transformed into lovely new things to make and sell. One of the reasons I want to count up how many balls of yarn there are is to make sure that I make at least one of my Innocent hats for charity for every ball I have been lucky enough to receive. I managed to make around 20 for Innocent last year, and would like to triple that this year.
Photos of the stash will follow, but I'm blogging from the couch tonight and for reasons too tedious to explain, the photos are on the other laptop, which I can't use on the couch. It's a Monday... that's my excuse!
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Monday, 9 March 2009
It's like craftcult but for treasuries and features, rather than hearts and views.
Although, craftcult has a new column to which something special may be added any day. If it's a column for treasuries, then I'll probably stick to using craftcult. Every hour, on the hour, usually. I like my stats!
Speaking of which, I had a little experiment with advertising on craftcult a couple of weeks back, and I was very pleased with the amount of traffic it generated. If you're visiting after seeing my ad, welcome!
Sunday, 1 March 2009
I'm looking for places to visit when I'm on honeymoon later this year. We're going to Vancouver and Seattle, and as well as any tips and hints on sightseeing, I'd also like to hear about any great local finds by way of shops and boutiques where we can buy nice little mementoes to remind ourselves of our first big adventure as a married couple.
First on my list has to be Red Ticking, which I just heard about through SFGirlByBay's blog about design. If you have any more suggestions, please let me know, and I'll revive this blog post every now and again for more updates.