Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Etsy & Inventory


... I joined Etsy.com and I'm excited about it. I think I might actually be able to sell some of my things on there to the masses! I can go to flea markets & craft shows here, but with Etsy, I might be able to reach out to the many others in the world & USA. So it's exciting.


... there is absolutely nothing on my site as of now... mranaedesigns.etsy.com. I have a few ideas and what-not of what I'd like to put on there, but we're talking like maybe two or three things.


... I need to build an inventory. Things I can purposely sell on Etsy. And this is my new "project."

Monday, November 3, 2008

Embroidery is my bag...

Hey! Sorry I haven't been on lately. It just means that I have been SO busy!

But I have been crafting and I'm excited to share my new adventure... embroidery!

I've never embroidered before and it seemed interesting after discovering this website. I saw this and thought it was so freakin' cool. The site, Sublime Stitching, is a site full of embroidery products for the "modern girl". So it's projects are skulls and pin-up girls instead of flowers & bunnies.

So I went to one of my local craft stores and found that they were having a kick-ass sale on embroidery floss... 8 for $1. So I bought 16, a hoop and some needles and started teaching myself how to do this.

So... with the help of a page in a craft book I had, I started practicing my stitches and attempting this old craft from days gone by... here's the proof of how old this art is.
I also bought a book of patterns and have decided to get a group together to practice & learn together. 

It's incredibly fun and easy and so far I have made the very top item (which I sewed into a purse when I was done) and another bag and... well I guess another bag. I guess this means that embroidery is my bag, baby! 

Okay, okay that was lame. Yet fun!