Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Jacob's ladder toy

I remember when I was a kid my dad made us a Jacob's ladder toy. I always remember it being a pretty cool toy to play with. The other day as I was flipping through my daughter's board book with her I got an idea. I wanted to make the toy with her book. One problem, I had no idea how to do it. I asked my dad but he couldn't remember either. Neither of us new what the toy was really called. We always just called it a flipflop toy. After doing a little research my parents found what I was looking for, a Jacob's ladder wooden toy. Well I cut my daughter's book apart and starting putting it together.

Here is K playing with it. He had a lot of fun with it. This was just practice I need to use something stronger than ribbon and find a way to reinforce the straps better.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Showcase results

Was it worth it? perhaps... Not really... I would have had better results relisting 35 times in one day. The first painting I had up got 2 new views.

The second item, my recycled magazine paper wall hanging got 11 views

and the third item, small recycled magazine paper wall hanging got 5 new views.

No new hearts on the items but I got two new hearts on my whole shop. I rotated these three items throughout the day. Relisting would probably get me better results. Atleast now I know for next time.

My first showcase

I bought a showcase a few days ago. Today is the day. The showcase is in the art category. I plan on switching between my art items so they all get some exposure. Right now I have this one up there.

I'll be keeping track of my views to see if it is worth my $7. So far... no new views. It has only been 26 mins though.

Friday, November 23, 2007

New news

A few days ago I was featured in a treasury. I keep meaning to post when that happens but I always forget. At least I remembered this time.

This morning I checked my flickr account and I had an email from someone wanting to use my photo for an article on Nowpublic. Here is THE ARTICLE. The picture was of one of my cloth totes. The article was about the environmental impact of plastic bags.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Just listed

I have just listed a new button bracelet. Actually I've listed a few new things over the past couple of days. A few paper bead items. I have this awesome bracelet that I've been working on. It will probably take a few days to finish. I'll post pictures when it is done.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

My first craft show

I haven't posted on here in awhile because I was busy getting ready for my first show! Well that is all done now. I had a lot of fun. I really didn't expect to sell much. It was just a tiny show at my son's school. I sold about 10 things. YaY! My friend des helped me run my booth. I hope to actually have some kind of display for the next one. All of our neighbors were really nice. I'm sure it is not always like that. Ah, Now I shall get ready for the next.