Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The dreaded Facebook

At last - as you can see from the box on the right - "ethel and edna" have a Facebook page.  :o)

A customer at work was telling me about her craft business and about how many more orders she gets via her Facebook page than through her own website or etsy, Folksy, etc. 

Well, as I seem to spend half my waking hours on the dreaded FB I thought there's no harm in giving it a go.  I've gradually been adding photos of all the things I've made in the past (quite a scary task - I hadn't realised just what a busy girl I'd been!).  I just need to set up some way of enabling people to actually see prices and order stuff.  I really don't want a 'proper' shop website as that would be yet another thing to manage.  I don't have enough time to monitor and update my blog properly let alone a website.

I will have to borrow The Brain Cell from work (we have a shared one and take it in turns to use it!!) and give it some thought.


Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Nightmare Before Valentine's Day Swap

OK so Valentine's Day was quite a while ago now, but I didn't want to post these pics until I knew Sara had received her goodies in the post.  Sara at Kitty Eden was my partner in this swap and her hints/guidelines/preferences were...

Fave Tim Burton film:
  can't decide between Alice in Wonderland or Nightmare Before Christmas

Fave colours
   red and blue

Well there could only be one choice really...


I've wanted to make an Alice doll for such a long time and here she is complete with stripey legs, frilly pinny and key in her pocket.

I also put in some red and blue crafty goodies in red and blue lidded jars (get me!), and of course some Valentine chocolatey goodness.

And a Queen of Hearts pincushion made with red roses fabric (no painting required) and studded with pins with heart-shaped heads.  Cute as...

 Hope she liked it all.  It was a fab swap to get me back into the swing of things and I wasn't even too late for me.

This is my first proper day off in what seems like ages but hopeully now I'll be able to get a bit more organised.  I am bursting to share our latest bit of news but you'll have to wait for now.