Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Wine and Etsy, the perfect mix!

I work a couple of nights a week, at a Leagues Club here in Newcastle, waitressing.
Its not hard work, but it gets me out of the house and away from the sewing machine,
It allows me to social network for real and not just via Facebook.
But when I get home from work, everyones usually asleep. I cant sew, it upsets the neighbour, I cant watch Tv, it upsets the neighbour..
So i get on the computer, Facebook, yep usually miss all the sales,
But got lucky with one of Em and Femmes sales
But the point of this post, is after seeing whats going on in the handmade world of facebook, I usually end up back at Etsy, the supplies section!
A wine or two.. can be dangerous when shopping there!
I did get this...
Vintage 1970's John Kaldor, 4.8 metres! Stoked!!!
Loving it as a maxi dress, someone wants it  as a pantsuit and I am also seeing it as something else..
but you'll have to watch this space!
I have listed the maxi at madeit and etsy
I have had a wow of a time lately on Etsy so will probably have a bit to show you over the next coming weeks!
(We Have a new parcel postman in our area, after 3 days straight of drop offs at our house, he introduced himself and learnt Oscars name!)
Okey Dokey, Im off to bed!
No more wine and No more Etsy for tonight!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Crochet Hats and Swear Words

My Lovely Mother In Law has been crocheting hats for me for the markets.
She used to crochet, once upon a time, but had forgotten how.
So she bought a book, but the hat pattern was for a ladies hat! There were a few phone calls and it was decided I would give her my hat pattern!
I use American Patterns, different terminology, sizing...
Apparently my very lovely mother in law, who wouldn't say shit for sixpence, said a whole lot more and stabbed the pattern with a crochet hook!
My business minded Father In Law has upped the Hat prices to $800.00 each! Plus postage!
She's definitely got it now, Ive got a basket full of them, even after selling a heap at the Olive Tree Market!
Apparently, she finds it relaxing :)
I am going to list some in the madeit store for $12.00, Including Postage.
The cold weather seems to be hanging around a little bit longer!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How Much is it?

Tell 'em they're dreaming!
Anyone else love The Castle?

We love the Castle, my husband knows it word for word, and the dialogue is bantered bakward and forward often! One day we would like to have our own pool room, and our caravan at the bay is our own unofficial Bonnydoon, (thankfully we dont sing the song the whole way there!)

The point of this post, however, is this...
After 12 mths of Hannah Banannas
we recently passed 100 madeit sales and I think its a milestone worth remembering and celebrating!
My first dress sold was a Tea Party Princess Dress
and I have sold many since then and created so many more outfits!
So thank you for all the support and the positive feedback,
thankyou for making my day job fun!
.. and No your Not dreamin'
1 custom spot could be yours for $5.00
tomorrow night at 9.00pm EST