Tuesday, October 19, 2010

vote for me! on the Etsy Ireland blog poll


Handmade Spark is putting together a christmas gift guide, and the Crafty Ireland Team is having a poll to decide who will be featured!  We each submitted an item in different colour categories and the two top items will be used.

Of course, I entered the most hotly contested colour category, red!  Eight items were submitted.  I entered my Black Cherry Crazy Quilt Pillow. I have installed the poll in the sidebar to the left, to make it easy for you! Just choose and vote <--------here!  Click the radio button next to my item, and scroll down and click 'vote'.  Or follow this link to vote at the Polldaddy site.

If you're reading, I hope you will take a minute to vote!  There are other colour categories, too, you can see the entries and vote on the Etsy Ireland blog.  Support Irish and support handmade this christmas!

Monday, October 18, 2010

jumping through hoops

I have been absolutely useless at blogging for the past month.  Not just here!  Any blog I have, a deserted wasteland.  Tumbleweeds blowing through.  I don't know why, lets just pretend I was on an exotic holiday.

I have gotten my creative juices flowing again.  I think halloween is a bit of a disruption for me, because although it's an Irish holiday, it's not really much use to me creatively.  It doesn't lend itself to the Homespun treatment, it's so difficult to nail down in  my style.  But christmas!  Let's begin!  I am really going to try to pack my shop this year, I already have dozens of items in the wings.

I listed a few crazy quilt collages, put them in embroidery hoops as wall hangings, I really like how they turned out.  I enjoy making framed collages, but they are risky to ship with the glass.  These will be risky too, at least the delicate wooden hoops.  But I like them very much.  I feel like you'd need a few hoops to create a nice display, there are dozens of lovely ones on Etsy.  Perhaps I will post them next, now that I'm back from my holiday.

These are in my Etsy shop, you can use the little widget on your right to have a look!