Sunday, November 2, 2008


I just joined EtsyBloggers. It's a very active Etsy Street Team -- I've encountered their members all over the place lately. There are a number of members involved with the Sneak Attack, etc.

I also figured it would help me (um, make that "make me") blog regularly. I'm one of those people who does better with structure.

They require that you participate several times per month. First with a bi-monthly topic (see below), and second with a post on their featured member (soon to come).

So... plunging in... the current topic is: What Am I Working On?

I'm always working on a lot of things. When I was a child it drove my mother crazy that I would focus on one thing then dart off to another leaving the first thing hanging. Now that I'm an adult, it's called "creative" (well, when it's not being called "messy"). I eventually get most things completed, and I have a much better time doing them if I'm not forced to stick with them non-stop from beginning to end.

That being said, one of the things I want to create very soon is a line of one-of-a-kind gnome stuffies. I really like little gnomes and don't know of anyone else on Etsy doing something like this.

I'd like to make them pretty much completely from felt I've made from recycled wool. So I've been felting skirts and coats and blankets and sweaters that I've picked up at jumble sales. The beard is knitted from eyelash yarn. I never thought I'd touch the stuff again but it makes the perfect beard.

I made one a few months ago as a swap gift. It took a while to make it, but I loved it when it was done. And, honestly, that's the main reason I make things -- to have fun doing it.


HomeMadeOriginals said...

Welcome to Etsy Bloggers. It's a great group.

Babz said...

Ohhh I want to join tooo! You are all full of information here haha.
And I am the same as you with the starting something and then going after another project without finishing the first LOL. "creative" is a good way to put us!

Love the gnome!!!! I need one!!

Babz said...

Awww do you know the membership is closed from November 1st until February 2009??? That sucks :(

storybeader said...

I call that activity "multi-tasking." That a good word, and gets a lot of vertical nods! And your gnomes are cute!

Kathy and Carrie said...

First I'd like to say welcome to the's an awesome group. You're gnomes are adorable. I think it's great to find a certain look for your shop, one that says "YOU"...good luck!