I haven’t done a whole lot of crafting over the last few days since my last post, only some knitting with unusual yarns using my knitting boards. You can see pictures below.
What I have been concentrating on is setting up my new online shop.
Since I had to take early retirement due to health and disability issues over a year ago I’ve been using any time when I’m well enough to sit up in bed or the sitting room to do little bits of different crafts. I can’t do a lot, or big batches, of anything in one go, but do enjoy puttering and trying things out, and especially the satisfaction of having managed to create something. But building up a stash of crafting equipment and consumables takes money, so, while I know that I’ll never be well enough to devote enough time to crafting to make it into a full time job, paying business, I am hoping that I’ll be able to sell a few of my hand crafted items via the new online shop to help me buy further consumables, and also bits of crafting equipment that will make it easier for me to continue crafting despite my fluctuating disabilities.
At the end of last week a new platform opened its doors to allow crafters to sell both completed, hand made, hand crafted, items, as well as any crafty stash items they may want to sell on. The name of this new “shopping complex” of online craft shops is “craftybob.com”.
Over the last four months I’ve been involved in doing some low key testing of the site as a prospective seller, and now I can let everybody know that it is live. I’ve still got a long way to go though before I get all the items I’d like to sell uploaded, but I prefer to upload a small number of items at a time. I’m not aiming to make myself stressed about uploading everything straight away, or worrying if things don’t sell immediately. Though obviously I am hoping that I’ll sell some stuff.
So there you are – that’s what I’ve been up to lately. Details of my shop address and sections of items for sale can be seen below.
As a change from knitting the baby blanket in Tiddly Pom yarn (shown in my previous post – here) and my throw/snuggle blanket in Wendy Frills yarn (shown in my post – here), which are long term projects, I decided to do a quicker project in a yarn with much larger “pompoms”. So I knitted this scarf in Snowball yarn. After taking pictures of the yarn strap and a piece of the yarn itself I forgot to take a picture of the part done work before I finished it, but I knitted it on five pegs spaced out on one of my circular knitting boards.
- The yarn is a large pompom one.
- This is what the yarn looks like – one stitch per thread between each pompom
- The completed scarf with a pompom fringe.
- A closeup of the knit of the scarf
My current quick project is another Wendy Frills yarn scarf which an aunt has asked me to knit for her. She’d seen the sapphire coloured one I knitted not so long ago, and showed you in my post here, and wanted one similar but in a different colour. This is how far I’ve got so far – no rush as she doesn’t think she’ll need it before next autumn.
- This is the yarn ball strap with information on the yarn itself.
- This is what a piece of the ribbon yarn looks like – you knit into the loops at the top of the yarn.
- This is what the front of the piece of scarf I’ve knitted so far looks like.
- This is the back of the piece of knitted scarf. You can see how the stitches lie over the pegs on the circular knitting loom.
I hope that this colour will be OK for my aunt, she wanted a reddish scarf and therefore we chose the yarn that was titled “Ruby”, but this looks to be more a pink shade with maroon to me.
My new online shop “Craftau MAES MIERI Crafts” on craftybob.com is now open for business. Please click – here – to have a look at the small number of items I’ve uploaded, and come back often to see the additions I’ll be putting up slowly, but surely, over time. I hope that some of you will find something you like and want to buy on the site as well – if not for yourself then for a gift for somebody else.
I’ve currently got several sections in my shop:
Let me know what you think of it so far.
As the whole craftybob.com site is new, only having gone live just before the weekend, I expect that there could well be issues occurring. If you find something doesn’t work, or isn’t easy to use, the please leave me a comment below to let me know so that I can pass it on to the site’s technical guru.
CUP Mailer – A copy of the mailer sent out by the CUP Team on Wednesday, 2nd May, can be seen by clicking -> here. Once again there’s a wide assortment of digital downloads in many styles to be seen – from cute to cars, from floral to fashion. Please click through to have a look.
You can see the cards Ive made using design sheets from CUP in my Crafter Showcase Area on Craftsuprint.com – here
(Just scroll down past the top boxes to see the cards.)
You can see my page on Facebook by clicking – here.
(Hi All – A big thank you to all who’ve left me comments lately. If anybody wants to leave me comments I’d love to read them. You should find a box below where you can leave a comment, but due to the fact that Ive had some problems with Spam/advertising posts, that are absolutely nothing to do with the content of my blog, I now moderate all comments before they go live. Genuine comments will go live when Ive checked through the list – usually a couple of times a day.)