Monday, January 19, 2009

The Eagle has landed......

safely and is now at home. Welcome home Capt. Bill, we are so glad you made it home safe and sound. Now I can put my star quilt away until your next tour. Thanks for keeping us all safe, we love you.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Finally finished...

So Christmas presents didn't get finished exactly for Christmas. But they are getting finished. Here is the scarf I made for Pepper. It felt like it would never end. It came out so nice though. It is made with a 100% Bamboo yarn. It is light weight, which is good for Florida weather. Oh and I added a cute stick pin that we sell at the yarn shop.
The scarf was a very easy pattern that the Wednesday knitting girls shared with me...... Cast on 36 stitches, knit one, yarn over, knit two together.... that's it. I will tell you that the bamboo yarn knits up beautiful, but it seems like there is no end to the ball of yarn.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Artfire site

So I said I would come back in a few days and tell you about this new site I signed up on to sell my bears and stuff. It is just like Etsy but you only pay a monthly fee and don't pay a listing fee or a percentage when you sell your item. Which I think is great. It is brand new so the first 5000 people who sign up will have their account at $7.00 a month for life. After the first 5000 sign up than it will become $20.00 a month. And if anyone wants to sign up under my name, I need 10 people, than I get my account "free" for life. You will have to sign up using the link below and have to sign up for the $7.00 a month account. Because there is a free account that you can use, but I am not sure if that will stay on when the 5000 is filled. It had said on the ArtFire site that this promotion was ending 12/31/08, but they have extended it until the 5000 spots are filled. I really think that $7.00 is a good deal, especially if you are selling big dollar items like your bears. They won't be taking a percentage after the sale. And the great thing about ArtFire is that they let you link your etsy and ebay auctions on your site. That's why I wanted to get in on the ground floor, when this great deal is being offered. I alway find out about these sites after they have been up and running forever.

So all I need to do is start making my bears again. I have two done right now and will be putting them on there this week. So if you are interested in selling whatever you make go try out ArtFire and please if you are going to sign up for the $7.00 a month account please use my link below so I can get credit for telling you. Thanks and lets buy "homemade" this year.

Register On Artfire-PetschMiniBear