Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I am very frustrated with Misi. I love that site. I was so excited when I had an email from Emma inviting me to sell on her new shopping site and threw myself into it hook, line and sinker.
Since it grew, and a new gubbins was required to keep up, there have been changes in the Members Area.
Misians will know what I mean.
This has slowed everyone down with listing and forums etc. I have to say I have become quite nippy when it comes to my listing schedule. Firstly I photograph up to 5 items. 6 photos each. Then I edit them all and place in a file 'to list' so that when I am ready I can go to the file and they are ready to go.
Once I decide to list it will take me only 5 mins or so per item to list. I then go onto Twitter, Facebook and Misi Forum to promote my new piece.

Today it took me over 30 minutes to list and forum it. I had to come out several times and go back in as pages would not load.
I always prefer to come out and go back in rather than sit and watch those little green squares!
It is the same as going through the back roads rather than sit for 20minutes in the Bath Road traffic jam.....
Anyway, I then took another 15 minutes going back in to pick up the link to Facebook and Twitter it. Not been to Facebook yet as I really really must get on and....

Actually, I need to go and iron the sofa cover. The sofa is cream, and every year (for 4 years) we have had a man in to dry clean it with chemicals. Lovely man, but he tells us off if it is too grubby! This year we decided to wash it on a cold wash with detergent and Vanish!
The cushions came up a treat and they still fit!! So, emboldened (is that a real word??) with this success we decided to take off the cover. It is the back, arms and skirt. All in one piece and lots of velcro to attach it back onto the sofa frame.
It is clean now but not sure if it still fits. I shall iron it this morning and if it all goes well I shall photograph it and show you tomorrow.
Well, I shall photograph it for you anyway, especially if it does not fit, to brighten your day!

Here is the link to my necklace for today on Misi. It does not 'hot spot' anymore but please have a look anyway.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Looney Misi Members!

Here is my latest listing in the Looney Lister Misi Brigade. The Listing club worked a treat in May and I was so upset with the low morale on Misi recently that I decided to invest some money in listing a new item every day. At the very least I shall have full shops by the end of the month. The listings, if not sold! will still be there for the Christmas Rush so will not be wasted.
I feel sorry for any new sellers this year. They have had the downturn in the economy to contend with as well as the low morale of us 'oldies' because of the changes to the members side of the site.
Us Oldies have been a rather grumpy lot on the forums and I hoped that starting the Looney Listers it would bring more fun to Misi. So far I have been delighted with the response.
We have some great people listing something new every day and already the sales are coming in within our first week.
I have two shops and so I will be splitting myself between the two.
Please come on over and view me and all of my crazy friends!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


This is a piece of my cross stitch from years ago. I would think maybe 8 years ago, or more. I say 8 years as that is when my obsession with beads began.
I have listed it in my Folksy supplies shop. I am doing the daily challenge of listing in my Craft Cupboard shop.

I decided to concentrate on my supplies and odds and ends shop as I have recently, with the help of Rosy Tint, signed up for Google Analytics. This is a double edged sword as I now watch the figures on a daily basis, more time in front of the computer. Unless I list, blog, Twitter, Facebook and Forum every day about each of my shops I fall behind on the viewings. I can quite understand how people make the decision to close shops. It is not a case of 'just listing' we have to keep on keeping on with all of them.

But, which to choose to close down. I have better sales on Misi supplies shop, better sales on Folksy beading shop. Numbers are not brilliant, but I am hopeless at giving up on things so I am now in a challenge to list daily on Misi beading shop!

Anyway, my blogging figures were on the floor, so I am now blogging daily, the figures leapt 1,000+ % (from 3!!)

So girls, here is today's offering and now I am off to list on Misi, as I said I have done the Folksy one, and I may see you tomorrow if I have any news.....

Monday, 7 June 2010

At Last!!

I have sewn the buttons onto the cardigan!!
I have bought a skirt to match.
I am now ready to wrap and pack them off to Sydney and keep my fingers crossed that the cardigan still fits Alice.

In case some of you have not been following the saga of the cardigan!
I visited my daughter when she was pregnant with her second baby and whilst I was there Karen suggested that I make this for Alice..I then came home, ordered the very lovely and expensive wool from Debbie Bliss and started to make the cardigan as requested. After succesfully finishing the back, one side and 3/4 of the first sleeve I realised that something was amiss..I had misread the pattern and I was in serious danger of running out of wool.

So I did the only thing that seemed sensible, I put the whole lot into a bag and shoved it into the cupboard.

In January a very lovely lady finished it for me and just left me to sew on the buttons. I have just done that now, took less than half an hour.
Isn't it gorgeous?

I am now going to try and find the box with the Amigurumi pattern, wool, crochet hook (and I hope also to find a bag of patience in the box) and have a go at that.

See you in another year, or two. (I actually have a good friend in Wilton who loves to crochet. Wonder if she is free next January?)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Looney Listing

As I am in June Loones Listing Club this is today's looney listing!
They are from Mum's button box, and as I can not remember her wearing anything with them on I am happy for them to go.
I am wondering if vintage buttons, loose at £2 would be better if mounted onto a card and £5.

These are the sort of prices for carded buttons. I don't know. I have a stack of buttons still on the original cards, not complete. I shall see how I feel.
I will be listing too on Misi later.
I have decided to list something every day for the rest of June. I have been very lazy on Misi and the sales and views have dried up completely. So, for around a £6 investment I am showing that I still believe in Misi.
See you later.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Poppy Time

This is some of my cross stitch. It was found in a box of 'Craft Stuff' and I have listed it for sale!! It is on linen and at one time I always had an item of cross stitch next to my chair and made so many cards and samplers. Then I found beads...I am now selling off my beads, the ones I can part with that is and I have decided to sell off this as well.
It is sad, but I have had it, and another piece, for a few years and not made it into anything so probably will not now. So, if you are someone who likes to make stuff this is suitable for framing, a cushion centre or for cards. I would like to see it made into a little bag, something girly, fully lined so the back is not visible.
This is where you will find it.
Off to do housework now! I have been saying that for nearly two hours so MUST get on!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

New tonight!

New tonight at Misi shop 'The craft cupboard'