Sunday, 26 August 2007

Walking stick

This weekend we went to a party two of our friends hosted to celebrate their new home as well as her 30th birthday. And because she now occasionally has to use a walking stick, I asked her boyfriend whether or not she would appreciate me hand painting one for her. He said he thought she would... Hmmm... Not really the answer I was looking for...

I painted the stick I found at a car boot sale in deep purple, used lotssss of glitter and painted runes on it symbolizing strength, movement, finding balance and protection, all which I thought was very fitting.

I was a bit nervous when we drove up to their brand new home, but thankfully she thought the stick was 'ace' and when she asked me where I got it and I told her I hand painted it she thought it was even more 'ace'. I was so relieved, as it could be a bit of a sore point (in which case I would've blamed the boyfriend, of course!)

You've heard it all before: the pictures do not do the stick justice. The purple is much more deep purple, the glitter is blinding and the runes really stand out.

If you're interested in a hand painted walking stick, please get in touch with me via the comments on this blog, of Timeless, my Etsy shop.

Saturday, 25 August 2007

The Financial Times on Etsy

Read this great article in the Financial Times on Etsy!

Saturday, 11 August 2007

More snow

I did it! I finally grabbed a Treasury! Yayyy!!

And because it's never too early to go Christmas shopping, I thought snowmen would be a perfect theme for my very first Treasury.

So have a look here and tell me what you think.

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....

It's hard to tell, but Chrismas is only just around the corner. Time to sort out the decorations!

These three snowmen, hand painted on terra cotta plates ( 5" /12.5 cm in diameter and 1"/2.5 cm deep) with acrylics, will look great on a shelf, mantel piece or just flat on a table.

They are sealed with a glossy varnish, but I only recommend wiping them with a damp cloth.

Curious to see more pictures, or would you like to get your hands on these snowmen? Pleae visit Timeless, my Etsy shop.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

It's always nice to hear what others have to say

Self-promotion can be difficult at times. It can feel unnatural to blow your own horn, but when you run your own shop, whether that is brick and mortar or online, you will have to do just that. How else will people know that your shop is the place to get all those great gifts?

But, it's always very nice to hear that your buyers really enjoy your product, and even recommend your items to others.

Thank you so much Laura for this compliment. I'm glad the twins enjoy the eggcups so much!

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