I spent a lot of time yesterday reading blog posts. For some reason my twitter feed is full of posts from fashion bloggers. One such blogger at lunchbreakadventures  (good piece, go take a look)  was bemoaning the fact that an items of jewellery she had recently purchased were poorly made, overpriced and could be found elsewhere …
Back to normality Holidays. I love the idea of them, the getting ready for them, the setting off and arriving at whatever destination is chosen. But there are always those little things that pop up once there. No matter how carefully I pack I always manage to forget something! I carefully packed my kindle – …
Two links today, both for free crochet hat patterns. The first one is a video for a mesh hat. I find video – someone showing me what to do – to be a far easier way to learn. I taught myself to crochet a couple of years ago by watching video tutorials. Free crochet sunhat …
Vintage Knit Bolero I have recently opened an Etsy shop called Vintage Pattern Home. All are vintage patterns from the 1940′s and 1950′s and are downloadable PDF knitting and crochet patterns. There are coats, jackets, bolero’s, shrugs, shawls and handbags/purses. Some of the fashions of that era were just fabulous!  I have copied one of …
Etsy Sellers Did you know that there was a WAY of selling on Etsy? That it matters how you fill in your profile page, sellers information and message to customers? Nor did I until I started researching today. It really MATTERS how your page is designed. It Matters that you have an attractive header banner. Here …
Phew! I have spent the day baby sitting my two year old granddaughter. She’s a whirlwind! Babies (or toddlers) have so much energy, far more than I have. She wanted to do EVERYTHING and to do it all NOW! Visit the farm to see the ducks, hens and other assorted animals, play with her play-dough, …
I love being creative, making something lovely appear from a few beads, a length of chain and some wire. As I watch other designers producing their amazing pieces I never really think that mine are quite up to par. That is until I was asked if I sold tutorials and the kits to make my …
Crafty Defined as being clever at achieving one’s aims  by indirect or deceitful methods. Well, there is nothing deceitful here, but following on from my previous post, I have decided that it’s time I ‘got out’ and started writing and sharing things I am passionate about. Those things are Crochet, Knitting and Jewellery Making. One of …
Should You Stick Or Quit? Seth Godin is a well-known marketer who wrote a little book called The Dip: When to Quit and When to Stick.  The book talks about when you should keep working at something, and when you should just give up and call it a day. Seth says the common saying about …
Facebook Post Reach.         You see comments every single day, from Facebook page owners who are trying hard to get their product out to their fans.  “Facebook is limiting my posts“. And yes, it’s true. Since Facebook launched on the stock market and now has shareholders, the ability for small businesses to …
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