Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Documenting a product is all part of the process, a part that I both love and dread. This morning I have spent much of my time photographing a few new items that will be heading off to the shop today and tomorrow.

I really do love photographing the items when I am inspired but there are other times when I continually push that task to the bottom of the list. Maybe its the thought of getting the lighting set up just right or maybe its the time it takes to actually upload and process the images once they have been taken but what ever it is I know it effects my productivity.

I just wish I could find a better way to stream line the whole thing. If only I could make the product and it would just miraculously show up in my Etsy shop or better yet turn themselves into promo packets and be shipped to stores. Oh if only...

If you sell your work what are some of the things you love about the process?
What holds you back or takes up a lot of your time?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

shop sale::buy one get one [30% off]

I wanted to let you all know that scissorstitch is having a small sale Friday and Saturday. The deal is this: buy one item and get 30% off [of equal or lesser value] the second item. This sale is in conjunction with other EtsyKids members who are having similar sales. View a list of participating shops here.

I am excited to announce that I have been working on quite a few new items which will be making their way to the shop throughout next week and the following. You can expect to see quite a few more Giraffes, tissue holders, and bibs along with some new items I have been working on. Just in time for the holidays I will have many great stocking stuffers such as eye pillows, tissue holders, coffee sleeves and more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


after a month and a half of work the sweater it's complete. just in time to accommodate the ever growing belly. this project was so great to work on. I will admit that at first the lace pattern was a bit hard to remember but about 4inches into it the pattern it stuck and I was able to get quite a few videos watched at the same time.

the project would have actually been completed about two weeks earlier if it were not for my running low on yarn. it actually worked out perfectly, a friend had about 3/4 skein left of the same yarn and I was able to take it off her hands. it was just the right amount, that is once I decided to actually get back to the project. I am still amazed that it took so long for me to complete the remaining three inches. funny how it works that way.

the pattern for this great February Lady Sweater can be found here along with some great photos for inspiration.

Monday, October 20, 2008

knitting season...

It feels so nice to really be knitting again. Sure I always have something going and will take it with me to our weekly knit night but now I am really getting into some projects and seeing results.

In part it helped to have recently purged/organized my yarn selection. I now know what I have and need. It also helped to finally join Ravelry. It has been a great way for me to get organized and actually document the process of the projects I am working on. So much inspiration on that site I really have to keep an eye on the time or I could hunt around for hours.

I also had a lot of time to knit waiting through Daniel's physical therapy appointments. Those have now come to an end for me since he is now able to drive but there is always the time between dropping Alena off at school and working out. Every little bit of time feels great to just sit and knit. With the change in season and coming rain there is nothing better then getting a bit of time to sit down with some needles and make something beautiful.

Now if only I could finish up these two baby sweaters before the little guy gets here. They are so small I am sure he will be wearing them only a few times before he grows out of them. Maybe that's why I never knit anything bigger then a hat for Alena...