This red set of necklace and earrings was shipped today. I hope the new owner will enjoy wearing it as much as I was enjoying creating it
It was nice to have very short break from FB, Twitter, etc… at least I picked up on old project – my UFO – Little Dark Blue Dress.
The advantage (or maybe disadvantage) of blogging is that you can really look back when where you busy with the projects. This one I started in November 2012 so it is really time to finish it. As the weather is getting better it would be found to have this dress ready. Continue reading “LDBD – UFO follow up”
It was nice sunny weekend. Having nice daylight I took some extra photos of few of my items on Saturday and started to update my Etsy shop. Looking for something on internet I came across website I did not visit for a long time and forgotten about it existence. It is wix.com which offer ready to use templates for websites and web shops and more.
While browsing through the offered possibilities I have noticed very nice template. I am thinking of building my own web shop for some time already so I looked around for other possibilities, I see that the price wise – it is not so expensive. I decided to give it a chance.
I have picked up a template I liked and started making my own layout. I have to say – it is very easy application, it is simple, it is WYSIWYG, you can check it directly, you can play with text, pictures, colours – GREAT. I was trying before other applications and one of the reason why I usually was giving up was the ‘back office’ of the web shop. Difficult to set-up, difficult to find the way around.
At this moment the majority of my items is added. It is live-ish – the shop part is not working yet as it is not yet upgraded to the proper level. So now I have time to time to find out if I really like it… At this moment it is still with the link to the ‘mother’ website but please be free to check and let me know what do you think about this new RPT web shop.
Meanwhile I designed and ordered my business cards at Vistaprint – I was overwhelmed with the possibilities. Additionally I will receive the address stickers – very handy.
I updated my blog – clean it up. When I look around and read different blogs I have noticed I am not the only one. Definitely the spring is approaching! Spring cleaning is in the air .
I had as well time to finish my top Day-To-Night Drape Top (pattern by MariaDenmark) – this very simple one, about which Kim-ing reminded me – she already have made a lot of them . And I am finishing the skirt. Maybe … maybe … I will in the end pick up this UFO dress and jacket as well. I have to admit I am glad I am back to sewing. I really miss it. It is not only the HotPot fault that I sew less. Maybe you remember …. in December my sewing machine was out off order and after it was fixed it sounds different and behaves different. I do not have confidence to sew a garment from a fabric which costs me 200 EUR. I have to test it on some cheaper fabrics – I have enough in my stash.
So now, the weekend is almost finished – back to reality!
With so many ideas it is difficult to stop making new items in the HotPot.
As a result it was too late to take photos during the daylight. Fortunately Meisje has approved the setting so I was feeling much better :-).
At the end of the session both lamps refuse to work. I will have to buy new LEDs or Halogen lamps… I have to check first.
Now only …. hmmm, only … descriptions and I will upload the new items to Etsy shop.
I like this colour combinations and way the glass stripes fused in the HotPot creating surprising effects.
Yes! I have my first sell on Etsy .
My silver plated wire necklace and earrings are sold! What a nice feeling.
I hope the buyer will have a lot of pleasure wearing this set .
With a little bit of luck it will arrive just on V-Day …
I am now busy with packing – it has to have save journey to the USA – and it will go on Saturday.
It is as well good experience for me! It looks very easy. Etsy and Etsy teams provide good advises.
I am as well fortunate to have a very good friend – Jenjer – who has her own jewellery shop FJJ Creations – she helped me in my first steps with very good advises.
There is a very old farmer house which is converted to ‘holiday house’ – with a swimming pool, sauna, place to play for children, horses, etc.
I was there few times with them – years ago, and this time I was invited to join them again.
I was so enthusiasts that I was already week earlier – I put incorrect date in my agenda When I arrived it was dark, silent and empty. The owner opened the door – surprise even more then me – asking who am I looking for? I looked inside recognising the place but there was no-one. At first I though they all are swimming or went for some play in nearby city… no. I was one weekend too early.
During the stained glass workshop my friends were so inspired that we agreed to have a HotPot workshop to make a jewellery in Ee.
So next week I will pack (again) all pieces of glass, a microwave, all needed tool and other things and head north.
Knowing my friends I expect a lot of creativity and fun. I will place few photos after this workshop.
Meanwhile I am fusing more and more items. It is fun but I feel I am missing sewing. I have to find a balance.
Herewith my last creations – all on Etsy
Something in emerald green… following the trends for 2013. I have glass in this colour – I will make more necklaces and earrings. I like this colour.
Having my sewing machine broken I could choose from a hand or serge sewing. I have chosen the latest and I have made this red-black top based on the Vogue pattern 7799.
I like this pattern and probably it is not the last time I am using it…
I still need to finish hems by the sleeves and the bottom though.
My sewing machine is ready – repaired! I will pick it up tomorrow. I will be able to finish the skirt and start on new projects – Yuppie!