halo! welcome to my humble headquarters, here you can see what fun we are getting up to in the studio, kitchen, garden and out and about. You can check out our crafty goods in the toyshop and the crafty-shop - and what we are offering in our edible endeavors over at humble food (recipes and fun ideas for nourishing your own sweet family!). Please enjoy!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

glovettes and spring

been posting and working away all day. Thank goodness my studio has a huge window and a tree right outside of it. I've been stuck in computer world - reading and posting and organizing. It's amazing how much time some of this actually takes - - and how much I'm actually enjoying it! It's nice work when you have the day to yourself, and I've made sure to stop for treats and tea and some crocheting, too!

I've been working on some stuff for spring and just setting up the space today for sewing. I made some new glovettes today and posted some older ones on etsy. Keep an eye out there to see what else is coming. I still have to get into the community aspect over there - just still getting my feet wet! I am just brimming with ideas for spring and summer and will post as soon as the newer ventures are done - or at least in progress. It's rare to have a day all to myself like this - definitely taking it a little slow!

Here are some newer pics of glovettes....

Thursday, March 4, 2010

On Etsy, Finally!

*sigh* (of relief!!)

after what feels like weeks of gearing up for this it is finally here! For you computer-challenged people like me (and I feel not quite so, now) you will be able to relate to all my worry and ancy-ness about doing all the steps necessary to get Etsy going. It's really not THAT hard - I just found it challenging. In a Good Way, though, it turns out!!

I posted my first items last night, and checked my mail thismorning and one sold! I am trying not to get my hopes up, but this felt so good! It's nice to share, too, and give me something to work towards. It's also a bit like creative fire in a bottle over there - I mean, there are SOOOO many crazy talented artists. I was thinking of starting to put up links from here to other artists sites - but I wouldn't know where to stop!! It's a great feeling to be part of such a vibrant and creative community.

Here's something not everybody knows...you can SHOP LOCAL ON ETSY! yep! You can search for items based on whatever area you are in. Now, it's not necessarily better than buying something from someone in person, but it beats rushing out to Zellers because there wasn't a craft show that weekend. Chances are, if you find an artist close by, you could even pick the item up! Fast, Easy, Local!

Sooooo...I have to go take more pictures now and get going on some spring and summer projects. I'll post pics as soon as I have them. I am applying for some shows this summer too - just to dip my toes in. I'd prefer to operate incognito from my cabin in the woods, but if stepping out into the wilds of Festival Hoop-la is a step in the right direction I will do it for sure! I will be making hoops and fun hoopable accessories and some crazy hats, necklets, handwarmers and such. Let me know if you have any suggestions. . .