Sunday, January 29, 2012

Super slow sales

I am sure missing my Christmas sales right about now. I've only had 2 sales in my Etsy shop since the first of the year. I have started listing pieces for sale on Ebay again under the name xstitched4u and it looks like this piece will be going to a new home.
I'm busy working on some new pieces for my shop. Happy crafting and hope everyone gets some sales!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Couldn't resist!

A couple of nights ago I was getting ready to take some pictures and saw a great photo opportunity. It's not too often that both my cats curl up together but I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of them relaxing together in our recliner.
I dont' think they liked being distubed by the flash. It's often difficult to find anywhere to sit in our living room because of those 2 cats and our 2 dogs. They like to be with us but love to be comfortable while visiting.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Needle Crafts

I have to say that my favorite needle craft has to be cross stitching. I've been stitching for around 30 years, since my grandmother taught me how to cross stitch when I was 15 years old. She was so talented at cross stitching but her true passion was knitting. I'm sorry to say that I have pretty much forgotten everything she taught me about knitting but at least her legacy lives on in my cross stitching. My second favorite "needle" craft is needle felting. Needle felting is when you take wool roving, a super sharp, barbed felting needle and repeatedly stab the wool roving and form whatever shapes you need. I love making felted acorns of various shapes and sizes and matching them up to different types of acorn caps. Needle felting is an ancient form of needle crafts. It's very fun to do just watch out for your fingers when felting. When cross stitching or needle felting I love to create country, rustic, and primitive pieces. I'm pretty sure I should have been born 150 years ago because I am drawn to the primitive style of years gone by. Happy crafting!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The new year and crafts

Here we are 14 days into the new year and I've been busy working on new pieces to add to my shop on Etsy. So far I have gotten 9 new pieces listed. Off to a good start I think.

My next goal is to either start or make my blog a selling blog. I'm not sure exactly how it works but am trying to figure it out. I'd love to list some of my patterns for sale so I can do a little destashing. I've collected so many patterns that I feel guilty if I buy a new one. That makes me think that it is time to find them some new homes.

Happy crafting everyone and be sure and check back to see if I figure out how to sell on my blog.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Baby it's cold outside

Here it is January 12th and we just got our first really cold winter blast and a few inches of snow. You sure won't hear me complain about the lack of snow this year. I have been loving our springlike weather over the past few weeks.

Today's blustery weather makes me just want to sit inside and stitch. No school for the kids today so I think I'll just hang out with them (when they get up cuz you know teens).

Stay warm and Happy Crafting.