You may have noticed a sudden influx of blog posts after being dormant for so long and that the blog has had a bit of a makeover. I’ve recently changed jobs. I now work much closer to home and have more time to focus on my own work again. I hope to get back into the swing of things and back to posting on a more regular basis.
Now on to the WIP’s!
I’m knitting a second Hitchhiker shawl. I’m finally getting to use one of the skeins of Wollmeise that I’ve been hording for a couple of years. I’m modifying the pattern again by adding beads to each point. I’m up to 15 of 42 points.
I’ve also been on a spinning kick lately. It could be because my spinning wheel is sitting nearly directly in front of the air conditioner. I’m spinning a merino roving called Midnight that I got for my birthday 2.5 years ago from Spun Right Round. It’s amazingly soft.
I added 13 new books to the shop tonight! I have more to list but I need to take photos. This stack of recycled journals were part of the update though. Go check it out!
I’ve decided that I would like to own a tea pot someday since it’s getting cooler and I don’t like to microwave my water. I wanted to see what Etsy has to offer by way of teapots so I typed “teapot” in the search box and got a random assortment of things that were certainly not teapots.
This is what I had to type in to get the first five pages of search results to be ONLY actual teapots:
teapot -cozy -jewelry -photo -framed -marker -charm -card -fabric -print -bag -wood -bell -light -doll -calendar -cover -collage -painting -hair -placemat -napkin -sticker -magnet -quilt -cookie -shirt -coaster -towel -runner -bouquet -embroidery -plant -cup -shabby -skirt -dish -box -cuttingboard -drawing -chair -ornament -sugar -garden -bookmark -A3 -knitting -needle -cosy -onesie -miniature -digital -quilled -baby -crochet -mirror -bead -toy -tassel -chipboard -birdhouse -corset -jersey -arrangement -mini -sink -clothing -stamp -button -classes -chalkboard -apron -tray -tags -photography -book -plate
BTW, I clicked to page 6 of the results and even MORE things show up that are not teapots.
So here’s a little lesson in how to search Etsy. Type in the thing that you want to buy. Look at the results that obviously have nothing to do with said item. Get frustrated. Click a few of the links on the side to try to narrow your search. Get even more frustrated. Close browser and go to your local artisan gallery and purchase item there.
Don’t you sell on Etsy, you ask? Why yes, I am an Etsy seller but, I RARELY get sales though Etsy that aren’t from people I don’t know in some form or fashion either locally or friend online. There is a GIANT flaw in their system and I wish they would fix it.
That is all, I’ll step down from my soap box now.
EDIT: By recommendation of a Plurk friend, I tried searching “teapot” then clicking “Relevancy” to eliminate the non-teapot results. I tried this which resulted in 20 of the 30 displayed items being Non-teapots. Really, only 10 of the items on the first page were actual teapots.
EDIT#2: Just to clarify, I want a tea pot to put boiled water into from a pan so that I can brew the tea, not to place on the stove top itself. I currently make tea one cup at a time in the microwave but would like to make a whole pot to sip on through out the morning instead.
After a very long break, Sunday Etsy Finds is back! This week’s theme is bunnies because, well, they are so cute and a lovely sign of Spring. I’m terribly sick of snow and any sign of Spring is a wonderful sight.
Russell Rabbit – 3 inch pocket mirror – timssally
Sneaky Rabbit Long Tee – devotees
BUNNY HUG Print 8×10 – trafalgarssquare
Bunny Gurumi Crochet Pattern – LuvlyGurumi
Baby Bunny hat – debrobinson
I was included in a post on the Bookbinding Etsy Street Team’s blog today. Click Here to see the post!