Friday, January 21, 2011

Artfire vs Etsy

I've been through this before, got nowhere with it, but had to try again. I'm talking about having an Artfire shop. I keep hearing about how bad Etsy is and how you should go somewhere else like Artfire. When I tried before, everyone said you have got to have a Pro shop in order to get some recognition. Now that they have reduced to price I figured what could I lose but ten bucks. So here I am, one week later and not much is happening. No, I didn't really expect any sales, but a little traffic would be nice. I followed all the suggestions, fixed up my shop, posted in the forums, tweeted, and today I have even started creating collections.
I have seen my viewership and sales steadily increase at Etsy and have had tons of positive feedback. At Artfire I still remain unnoticed, even though I think my items are superior to my competition. I'll give it another month or two and see what happens.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Get out there and Vote

I have entered my granddaughter in a Disney contest. She can sure use some votes. You can vote for her at this address
You've got to admit this is a cute picture.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

String Block Swap

I know I always complain about block swapping and swear I'll never do it again, but the HGTV CYOC (choose your own color) String Block swap is different. I really like making and swapping string blocks. It doesn't matter much who you are swapping with. The newbie can't screw up a string block so bad that you can't use it somewhere. And as for the seasoned pro, it's a super easy way to clear out your string stash and get some blocks done quickly.
If you would like to join in on the fun ( or just want to follow along) you can get all the info you need here at the HGTV CYOC thread


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Just One Block

I got an email from my good friend Glenda the other day, saying that Dorothy will be celebrating her 80th birthday. The girls at the bee are going to make her a quilt and would like everyone to donate a block. Dorothy's favorite colors are purple and silver (not exactly the easiest colors to come by). I'm not really sure I know who Dorothy is, but I love making just one block.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Block Lotto

It has been awhile since there was a block at the Block Lotto that I liked. But January starts the new year and a block I really do like. I love using brights and this block is super easy. I think it would make a great childrens charity quilt. Now that the craziness of the holidays are finally over, why don't you join us? Here's the link.

Monday, January 3, 2011

African Violets

Ooops, I guess I should have brought these inside when the temperature hit 36.