So, as those who saw my earlier topic know, I have been trying to figure out a way to create my own "categories" to hold me over until Etsy implements theirs. To do this, I made a website, and I'm really looking for critiques to make it better.
All the item links go straight to my etsy (and opens them in a new window... unfortunately my domain name and my hosting are different places and until I can get them switched, I am masking the domain name. The problem with that is you cant go straight to an etsy page with a masked domain name, so I have the new window open... please let me know if y'all think this is a big problem!). I also have a link to my blog.
Please please please give critiques! I want to make this work as well as it can...
Not that I've posted any of my stuff on Etsy yet, but I wondered if Etsy was useful for starting up your site if you know you would like to eventually move to your own e-commerce website in the future. Has anybody done this succesfully? I'd love to hear the pluses and minuses.
so i tried my hand at jewelry making for the first time today... i love the look of uncolored shrinkies (something about rough plastic just does it for me, i guess) and i thought it would be cute to come up with some cloud patterns with details. i wish my camera was not on the fritz, otherwise the pictures would be clearer, but here goes:
there's the charm. i've actually made 2 now, and the second one came out better (less lopsided) but i only have a picture of the first one.
okay, i'm just being goofy there, but thats the necklace on...
please tell me what you think, i've never made jewelry before but I thought this was a slightly cute idea just for hanging around jewelry. I'd love to hear your suggestions for improvement... as i get better with cutting the plastic, I plan to do more intricate designs...
so I know Etsy.com is the crafty business website of choice, but I wondered what people thought of ecrater.com? I have heard mixed reviews about whether it supports the DIY/non-commercial spirit, but very little discussion of whether it is actually a good service. As I don't see it as any less DIY or commercial than say, ebay, that doesn't bother me, but the lack of reviews does.
Now, I know this is not a computer expert board, but some of y'all are pretty awesome with your computers, so maybe you can help me?
I am running Photoshop Elements 2.0 on a mac powerbook g4 running OS-X. Today, it started its normal "updating adobe online components from adobe.com business, but it keeps stalling during the DL of the second file! it wont go forward or back, which means i cant actually open the program!
I am hoping, praying, no less, that someone else has had this same problem and CONQUERED it in a manner where they can help me out! I really wanted to redesign my blog this weekend, but no-can-do without photoshop... *whine*
A few months ago, my grandmother gave me some green corduroy from her stash that totally spoke to me... and when I came across a pattern a few weeks ago that looked almost just like what the fabric had whispered in my ear, i knew i had to make it!
looks like a regular boring pencil skirt in the front...
but turn to the side, and you see the flippy fishtail!
it also features very cool buttonywaistband things (for once, i lack words for whatever those are)
So I made my mom some PJ's for her birthday (we are about the same size so I am modeling them)
The top is Simplicity 4589, and the bottoms are Butterick 6544, only with some modifications. For one, I cropped the drawstring pants into capris (well, shorts, really, i got a bit overenthusiastic...), and also, the white border on the bottom of both the pants and shirt were not in either original pattern. Suffice it to say I did not have enough patterned fabric. The fabric is from Purl Patchwork, a super cute quilting store in SoHo, NYC
Hi, my name is Stereoette, and I'm addicted to fabric.
Seriously, people, I need HELP! I dont have time to sew up everything I have and then I get bored and find myself on ebay and then wham! bam! 25 more yards!
i can justify it by saying it was a good deal and quality fabric and stuff, but um, wouldn't it have been a better deal NOT TO HAVE BOUGHT IT AT ALL? it might not be ruining my crafting, but its sure putting a snag in my pocketbook...
all crafting supply addicts are welcome to come and comiserate... yarn, sharpie markers, seed beads... i feel your pain.