Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Truth

I'm sort of taking a poll about the truth. Is it better to tell the truth......

       I don't like that hat on you, it looks stupid.


What's politcally correct.....

      Oh honey, that hat looks marvelous on you.

Monday, December 9, 2013

New in the Shop

There's a panic going on at Etsy due to some policy changes. It happens all the time and everyone jumps ship. I cautiosly followed the mob over to Zibbet but I'm not so sure I'm going to stay. I love Etsy and have had many repeat customers, I'm not leaving. But I'l give Zibbet a try and see what happens. I have made and listed a few new bowls.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Secret Santa - Incoming

My All Handmade by Me Team Secret Santa gift has arrived and is it ever a beauty. This fused glass soap dish was made by Mary at Sunflower Glassworks. She does lovely work, please go visit her shop and say Hello.

Thanks Mary, I really love it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Greetings

I have been saving Christmas cards for years hoping to use them to make my own. This year I got a bug to make cards for a few special people. I searched around all the craft site but could not find anything that appealed to me. So I repeated a card I made a few years ago, only I substituted some of the old cut up cards instead of standard card stock. I really had a problem making the bows, so I ended up buying them pre-made.

Not the best, but not that bad.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

When one thing leads to another

It's probably just boredom, but I have been hanging around the Etsy Forums lately (someone should really stop me). I came across a post about a lady who said her neighbor was trying to kill her. It turns out that the neighbor was using some perfumey dryer sheets and the smell was permeating the whole neighborhood. The original poster said the smell was awful, she had to keep her windows closed and that it was even seeping through the walls to get her.
There was, of course, the usual set of replys "Oh I'm so sorry this has happened to you". But there was one post that stood out amongst the rest, the poster suggested that she purchase some handmade felted dryer balls for her neighbor, and of course she just happened to have some in her shop. I was intrigued, felted dryer balls? Never heard of such a thing. This lead me to look them up on Etsy only to find a very wide variety of the item, some big, some small, some expensive, some cheap. There was even a lady who raised her own sheep and made dryer balls from the wool.
I searched even futher to try and figure out why these would be better to use than regular dryer sheets. There is a large amount of information on the subject but I went with the first listing I found (click here). Hmm, not only are they a good idea, but here was the instructions to make your own. That lead me to a knitting shop. Asked the store owner if she had any leftover balls of wool, that she would sell me cheap. I got 4 balls (only needed 2) at 50% off.
So here is the results.......

They may not be as pretty as the ones on the Internet, but they should work just the same. I'll let you know the results.