Friday, June 24, 2016


Do you Tweet? Do you tweet for fun or to promote? I find it fun but use it mostly to promote my Etsy shop. I am forever on a search to find new hashtags that will get my tweets retweeted. Not so long ago I especially liked #SSPS (shameless self promotion Sunday). Obviously, this tag was supposed to only be used on Sundays, although some gals would use it daily. On Sundays my Twitter would blow up and I would get over 600 views in my shop. I don't know why, but that tag isn't used much anymore, and doesn't get but a handful of retweets.
Nowadays, some that I use often are #craftbuzz, #etsymntt, and #etsyretwt. There are others that are only good at certain times of the day and on certain days #crafthour, #etsychaching, #handmadehourUSA.
What works for you?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


After much procrastination, it was raining, I had a toothache, we were binge watching a Netflix series, I had to go grocery shopping, I can finally say it's done. I twisted the blocks this way and that trying to determine which way looked best, I could have spent another whole week deciding. But I've got some new fabric in some exciting colors I want to cut up. I was never fond of the chocolate and teal combo, even when it was the craze.

Friday, June 17, 2016

I totally ripped this off Facebook, but it is exactly how I feel about so many posts on Facebook.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Blog Stats Update

As I mentioned back in January, I started another blog, Sweet Little Gems, a blog to promote Etsy sellers, (although I am not opposed to other selling venues). To date, there has been 229 posts of some interesting, some seriously cute items. There has been 18, 829 views, but only 41 comments. Despite promoting the heck out of it I only have 5 Google followers. Submissions remain rare, and thank yous happen only part of the time. It may have something to do with a language barrier or perhaps the time difference....but I am grasping at straws.
I am not ready to give up just yet, but I am thinking of going in another direction. As my mother used to say, We shall see.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Well, Duh!

I had planned to write extensive instructions on how to make a Block Party block. I thought about it, wrote instructions, deleted them then re-wrote it. I admit I am not that great at writing anything especially what's rattling around in my head. And then I saw a blog (wish I could remember who's blog it was) where she said nothing, just pictures. I have been reminded several times in the past few weeks to "SHUT UP BARBARA". I will take the hint and just show pictures.

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