I've decided that Thursday will be the designated "Etsy Day" on my blog. This is the day of the week in which I'll highlight items from sellers I've found, report any neat updates, etc. That way, I'll know how to pace things and not worry that I'm talking too much about my new cottage industry and associates. It's been a great two weeks, with repeat customers and commissions for new dolls. One person is using a commissioned Sand Elemental for sand tray or sand table therapy, and another person is using the Fuchsia, Ladybug Girl, Ladybug Gnomes and Moonshadow Sunflower dolls in her Waldorf kindergarten storytelling. I enjoyed making this Marigold doll commissioned for a child's birthday present. One person commissioned a number of dolls to display on her desk throughout the seasons-- in essence, she is creating a nature table on her desk! All the while, I am slowly building up a family of Elementals of my own for storytelling. I should be done with that set by next Thursday, and will post a photo then.
In addition to sales, I've done some trades with the kind, generous woodworker Mamakopp. Yesterday, I received in the mail a package containing a grey goose and gosling set, and a Lion and the Little Red Bird set inspired by the book by Elisa Kleven. It's been cold and rainy here, and this package was a bit of warmth:
Photo by me
Mamakopp has a blog that you can visit here.
Here's an item on my ever-lengthening wishlist: a Princess in the Forest storyset by Mamaroots, inspired by the book by Sibylle von Olfers, who also wrote The Story of the Root Children:
Photo by Mamaroots
Mamaroots has a blog that you can visit here.
Last but not least, my college friend ABCGirl of the blog happy stuff has finally brought Pidoodle to Etsy with her collection of jewelry and items like bags, pillowcases and burp-cloths made with "upcycled" textiles. I'm pleased to have this colorful bag for carrying around my embroidery kit on the go plus a book or two:
Photo by Pidoodle (this is fun to say fast)
And now, I'm back to sewing before it's time to pick up my daughter from school. Iy was a good to take a break, though. Two days ago, I sewed my finger. Fortunately, there was enough callous that it was no big deal, but it was a surreal moment. My poor guitar has been neglected this week. I need to learn some French songs for an upcoming assignment. On I go....