Tuesday, 30 October 2007

And now for something completely different: Nanowrimo!

Nanowrimo 2007 is just around the corner, it's not too late to sign up!

For those of you who do not know: Nanowrimo stands for (inter)National Novel Writing Month and the idea is to... write a novel in a month! Well, rather a novella, because you're 'only' aiming at writing 50,000 words in those 30 days.

Sounds crazy? It is!
Sounds fun? It is!!

This will be my 4th 'Nano', and I'm very much looking forward to it. I've got my main character (usually referred to in the Nano forums as MC) all set, I've got my first scenes plotted and for once, I actually know where the hell I'm going with this. It's all good!

If you've always wanted to write a novel, this can be the boost you've been waiting for. Yes, I know it's a month before Christmas and I'm sure you've got a million other things to do, but honest, Nano does not take up as much time as it might seem. 1667 words a day, that's less than you type in the Etsy forums.... (well...)

Join me and so many others and sign up now! And then, by the end of November, you can say that you've written a novel, how coooooool is that?


Sunday, 28 October 2007

Etsy in the press

Etsy has made it into the Austin Chronicles. Yay!

(I should really get my bum in gear and send out a message to the Essex Chronicle...)

Girls can be pirates too!

I buy hand made!

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

Will you take the pledge too?

Friday, 26 October 2007

Get your 'peg me'

Last week, I made Naked Tile her very own 'peg me', or rather, 'peg her'. And this is what she had to say about it in my feedback:

Wow, this is so, so cute!! It's like staring at the mirror, lol! It really is lovely, thank you very much! The shipping was lightning fast too!! Great seller, and lovely person!

How wonderful is that! Thank you so much, Naked Tile!


If you'd like your very own 'peg me', or if you'd like for me to make you one that looks like your son, your daughter, your Nan, the neighbour three doors down or your co-worker, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Spicy Pirates

Spice up your life with these salt and pepper shakers! Who knew pirates could be this spicy?

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Vote for Etsy

Time.com has a list of the 50 best websites of 2007 up and they want to know what we think of them. And guess what.. Etsy is on the list!

You can vote here, and refresh and vote again.

Etsy is currently on number 5! Check the poll results to see if we can Etsy get even higher!

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Monday, 15 October 2007


Hang on.... Wasn't Timeless the shop where you could get those cute hand painted eggcups and fun peg people? Yes of course it is. Ok, so since when does Timeless do paper goods?

Since today!

Years of being told I was 'rubbish' in art class I hesitated a bit when putting paint to paper, but these wonderful water colours with glitter just had to be tested....

Gift tags come in sets of 3 and cost $2.50. They'll look great on your gifts or in your scrapbook!

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Thursday, 11 October 2007

Ellen wants to know

Ellen Degeneres wants to know about your favourite website.
Wellllll... That's not a difficult question to answer, now is it? Etsy of course!

How about you let her know by filling out this form, or alternatively if you're not living in the US, send her an email in which you answer all the questions on the forum to ellencs [at] wb.com !

Check out this article in The Storque for more information.

Let's show Ellen what a great site Etsy is!

Friday, 5 October 2007

Watch out, the Peg Pirates are back!

Shiver me timbers, the Peg Pirates are back! But this is a next generation!

I say 'next generation' because there have been some changes from the last pirates that came to visit Timeless. They are now facing the front, don't have their bandanas on the same way and have their eye patch on either their left or right eye.

But other than that, nothing has changed. They are still made from old fashioned (but store bought) pegs, and they still make a great gift for a little boy, or one who's young at heart. (Just don't give them to the tiny ones who tend to bite on them, they are pegs after all and will break, causing all kinds of nasties to their mouth....) They are painted in acrylics and sealed with several layers of glossy varnish.

The pirates are not washable, but a damp cloth will work just fine.

Not shopping for toys? These pirates will keep an eye on your washing, your paperwork or all those Jack Sparrow pictures you've been collecting.

Looking for more than 6 pirates or you'd like different colours? Give me a shout and we'll sort things out! I've got lots more pegs just begging to be painted.

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Royal Mail on strike (again!)

The Royal Mail has gone on two 48 hr strikes as of the 4th, meaning effectively there will be No Mail until Wednesday afternoon Oct. 10th, and there might be some delay after... Please keep this in mind when ordering from me or any other shop based in the UK. Please accept my apologies, and fingers crossed they will sort this out very soon!

To say I'm fed up with the postal strikes is a huge understatement...... *sigh*

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Etsy -- the movie.

I'm sure you've seen it in The Storque, but I just thought I'd post it here too: a great video on what Etsy is and a great peek at the Etsy Labs.

Go have a look

(The sellers who appear in this clip are Kate Black, Dew On A Petal, Kart Design, Reconstructionist, 1aeon and Sweetestpea.)

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