Monday, August 22, 2011

cross stitching

Here is something completely pitiful...until this past Saturday (my birthday, happy birthday to me and many more), it had been OVER A YEAR since I last cross stitched. Seriously. More than twelve months.

I decided several days ahead of time that come hell or high water, I was going to get a few stitches in. But I literally had nowhere to stitch, so I spent the majority of my birthday cleaning and organizing. My office was such a wreck that this was actually fun. And then at about 10 pm I finally sat down and spent about 45 minutes working on Mother's Arms. Woo hooooo. Now I just need to find a way to carve out 30 minutes to an hour a day for stitching, or Kate will be holding her grandchildren before I finish her 'welcome to the world' cross stitched piece.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Etsy search...

So I didn't pay much attention when Etsy rolled out their new search engine changes, but now I'm starting to get a bit concerned. My sales on foxwise have dropped considerably. I know that part of it is due to more and more people jumping on the hand-stamped bandwagon (and a few of them deciding to carry 'geeky' bracelets like mine), but this past week has been pretty dismal in comparison to the weeks before. Evidenced by the fact that I suddenly have time to blog. ; )

Anyway, I suppose it's a good thing that they've updated their search but it does make me a bit nervous. I've gotten used to being very busy! And despite sometimes feeling completely stressed out, I *like* being busy. I suppose I need to just buckle down and start tweaking my tags and such in my listings...but honestly, I hate doing that sort of thing. I'd rather spend my time making stuff!