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Friday, March 16, 2012

Going on a Trip

YAY! I'm excited to be going to Vegas to visit family, its been lonely without them. I guess you never really think about how close they are until you are a LOT further away. :(  I might even get pictures of my Kitties that I had to leave behind with the old roomie *fingers crossed* maybe even video!! OMG I'm excited ... now I just have to figure out what to pack to bring with me. *sigh*hardest part.

Just a little update for today  :)

-Zethan

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Remember When ...

So remember how I said I would update when I bought and sold on Tophatter and Yardsellr well so far here it goes

Tophatter : I finally sold on  and  they ask for 10% of sale unless it comes to under a dollar. $1.00 is the lest amount you can pay  once your item has sold. Which is not bad because there is no member fee, no listing fee (I haven't gotten to buying quite yet I keep getting out bid ) it would be fine because they allow you to link your shop so people can but directly from you but some of the deals people put up are just too hard to pass up and so you bid war with others hoping to get it. Also if your item doesn't sell the first time relist its free and chances are the next group someone will buy it. I have also found that the lower the starting bid the higher the bidders will go. Take listing something for 1.00 and 2.00 shipped has the potential to go really high verses starting at 15.00 and 5.00 shipped. People like to feel they got a deal whether they did or not. So just a heads up if you are wondering about using this site. So once I shipped my item  I went in and changed the statues to shipped and added tracking number, super easy and simple but just a little confusing to get to that page on their site. Other then that its a fun site to try out.

Yardsellr : Not must to say yet I haven't sold anything on here and while I am given the option to change the price of my listed items I don't know that making them cheaper will make people buy it more.

               Though like I said before everyone loves a deal. However there is a line between handmade and made in a sweatshop. As my Husband put it they want handmade for sweat shop prices and it doesn't get crafters anywhere when they are paying to to take their items they worked hard to make. Like I could list a Queen size hand crochet blanket on my shop but to even make it worth my time I would have to list it for $250+ not including the ungodly shipping I would have to add to that 25+ if I'm lucky. So yeah

OH also if you have been thinking about selling on Amazon.com give it a try I have sold a ton of books on there, its always been a good experiment and if your worried about taxes they have included a (1090?) tax form that you can use during tax time.

Over and Out
-Zethan

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Keeping Busy

So I have been trying to get to an art show as a vendor but I always hear about it a little too late >.< . I have been looking for a job out in Arizona (Queen Creek)since I moved here back in January, and its been looking grim to say the lest. I had a few interviews but nothing good yet. *fingers crossed* So I have been keeping busy doing crafts to pass the time. I am so LUCKY to have Family that will let me stay with them for the price of cooking dinner and helping around the house ( don't know how much longer I can do this, but I hope they can ride it out till I get a job).  Here are a couple of pictures of thing I have been working on.

My Husbands Last Name begins with an M so I thought well I wanted to try this out cause how cute would it be to have a Monogram Pillow in the Letter Of your Last Name Right? Not just a pillow with the letter on it but the letter its self. I thought about buttons  but in the end decided not to.
Here you can see the finished product .. lets just say I didn't like the way it turned it out and almost throw it away but I think I might be able to do something with it to make it more appealing for me, but we will see how long that takes me to do.

OKAY so here it that thing I was making the other day I finally wrapped the hoop and sewed the crochet piece around it. Thinking of adding a Pink ribbon so that you can hang it nicely from a hook.


Here you can see how big it actually is. The hoop before wrapping and covering it was a 6" hoop which I had thought was a 5" hoop till I measured it, to my surprise. It finished out at roughly 8" from the outsides but still turned out SUPER CUTE!!! YAY! I used a variegated pink 100% cotton 10 count yarn, sadly I had old yarn and a brand new one which caused a different pattern color on it but because its a hoop and no one really studies them it looks perfect!.


Oh if your wondering what the green yarn is for that is another project I have started, sadly I had to take it out because I forgot if I was on a purl or knit  and messed up the pattern. So no picture of that untill I restart it and have some work done ^.^ .

-Zethan

Thursday, March 8, 2012

NO WINNER :(


Tis a Sad day for me, there was no entry's for the giveaway so there is no winner and I didn't get the job I applied for. I will keep strong and hope t
hat I can figure out how to get back in the game. I need to promote my shop better because nothing is selling if you readers have any suggestions that would
be awesome.

This is One of the things I have been working on I want to wrap it around a wood hoop I have left over from another project. When I look at it I think Breast Cancer Awareness . Super Cute idea you know. Hang it on your door for the month of the whole year whatever you want. Just showing some love for the Boobies! an d no not the birds :P

-Zethan

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Last Day

Last Day to enter Giveaway!

Don't be left out by not entering
super simple
all you got to do is post in the Giveaway Post (posted on the 1st)
DO IT
NOW!!!!!
GO!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Destash Giveaway!

Today is the day for the Giveaway! Sorry its a little under thought I am hoping to get better at this ^.^ . For this Months giveaway I will be Sending the Winner ONE pink and blue hanger owl (ornament) TWO peach 8" colored zippers and Three spools of ribbon 2 black and white checkered and 1 cute animal paws(brown and light brown) all 3 should have 12 yrds. So to enter this months giveaway simply post a message here or if you buy from my shop for the next 7 days you will be added as well! Remember I need to be able to get a hold of you on day 7 so make sure you have that enabled on your post! Thanks so much and lets hope there is a good turn out! ^.^
-Zethan

P.S. Today is Day 1 :)
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