It’s just lovely to know these barns do exsist.
So I have been working on filling the Etsy store and getting it just right. I have deleted a number of items, that I felt didn’t fit and condensed it down to just 3 sections.
It definitely takes a while to work out the kinks and make the store more pleasing to the eye. I watched many of the posts from the Etsy site…basically I typed into Google…How to be successful in Etsy…and wouldn’t you know it, there is a crap load of stuff. It would be impossible to implement all of these things, and why would you anyway. But I took what was applicable to me and ran with it.
The first thing I did was, strangly enough, stopped posting all of my own stuff on my facebook page. I was a little too eager to share my new items with all (All 268) of the people who liked my page, and I also posted pictures of any sales I made too. When I thought about it, I realised that it is not very interesting to focus on just yourself. So I posted a pic of a cute puppy dog (I know, but it works) and a few little things for Australia Day.
The second thing I did was to delete a heap of my original items. There was nothing wrong with them, but no one was looking at them and I certainly was sick of looking at them so out they went. Now I include them as a free gift with every purchase. Looks better and feels better
The third thing, I just filled in my profile and a little more info about myself in the bio.
And probably a few other little things too, that I can’t remember at the moment. But after I did that I received 2 or 3 orders, a possible order for about 200 wedding place cards and…I received my weekly Etsy email with a few featured items in the email and OMG there in this email, that goes out to all Etsy Australia people, is one of my items. The Mens Boutonniere
Clearly the more time I put in the better the result….who would have thought it was that easy…derr.
Luv Ruby! xx
Well it’s that time of the year again. Just thought I would get in early, so that any orders will reach you before Valentines Day. Each of these little pieces are sent unframed and unmatted, and to be honest, it is much cheaper for you to grab a frame from your local store. Very affordable, just $12, available through the Etsy shop, and looks so much better in real life too! Click Here For Etsy
And the Love Tree. This one sells very well. A great gift for engagements and weddings and (wouldn’t you know it…) Valentines Day! Just $20 excluding postage, all you need to do is let me know the colours and the initials. Click Here For Etsy
So here is just two of the selection from the Etsy shop, I have heap more little goodies awaiting a new home. Oh and if you would like me to send it straight to the recipient, let me know via a message in Etsy, and I will gift wrap it and put a lovely little tag on it, just from you…saves you paying twice the postage, right?
Yep, I am absolutely terrified. Terrified of Sherlock spoilers. Terrified it is all going to end. Terrified that there will be no more. I can’t read the news, I can’t trawl Pinterest, I can’t click on links in my Facebook news feed etc etc etc.
The masterpiece that is Sherlock has me completely hooked. There is nothing about this classic television that I can pick on. Oh apart from the fact that there will never be enough Sherlock. I’ve finished watching the first two episodes of the most recent season, and just one to go. Sad face. My prediction for the season ending will be tears and plenty of them. (Oh God will it be the series finale??)(Do not tell me!)
Is it the end?
If you haven’t been to this blog before and you are here because you like the Elvis photo, you might be interested in some previous posts. Elvis month, August, I watched and reviewed all the movies and concerts, just for something to do. Click here to view the first one.
Around 7000 lightning strikes in the storm that just went through. I was looking out the lounge room window when I saw a lightning strike about 500m away. Very impressive. This strike was followed by two others in almost the same place. Followed closely by massive thunder.
Luckily I have heeded the warnings recently, I moved the car under cover, tidied up the yard, moved loose items, and protected the animals. Do you have a storm plan?
I was very lucky after Christmas and the local supermarket had marked down lots of units of cream. So I bought about 5 large (600ml) containers. I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with all that cream, but it was Christmas/New Year and we were having guests and some nice dinners. But still 5 containers of cream?? And I really hate cream. Seriously, even when I have to decorate the odd Pavlova (the Pav itself is not odd) I usually substitute the cream with vanilla yogurt, which is yum, you should try it…and if you have never had Pavlova, you should try it…yum!
Anyway back to the cream issue. It is the 3 of January and I had one bottle of cream with the used by date of the 5th, and it’s 9 o’clock at night… so I said to myself “self! I think it is about time I made butter” so here is what I did…
I didn’t take any photos of the making of the butter but just imagine…
a picture of cream here…
a picture of lumpy yellow cream here, with watery stuff all around…
and here is some butter, that I made for $1.13 and it is really really nice. Um I also added some toast crumbs for effect.
It is really simple, you don’t need anything fancy and you only really need one ingredient.
Have a great day or night. Ruby Ruby Ruby xxx
***I originally posted this in June 2013. However due to its popularity I have decided to repost this one. I made one for one of my cats, she knows it’s hers and everytime I look at her curled up or sprawled across it it makes me smile. So here it is…give it a shot, it’s very easy and lasts for quite a long time, I have added a little bit of stuffing in the last month but that’s it. Easy 🙂
The above picture is actually from a McCalls pattern. I saw this picture on Pinterest and had a good look at it, sorted it out in my cluttered brain and then proceeded to make one pet bed complete with a top blanket…and I did it in about 15 mins for about $8.
I just know you wanna know how to do it…it is soooooo simple. So I am going to show you how to make a cheap and easy, no sew, pet bed.
Da daa, easy peasey! Seriously it is so very easy to make. This is something you could make with a very young child as well (supervision is essential, scissors: Ouchy mama).
I have also, previously, made a scarf with this tieing technique…so I suppose you could also make a reversible scarf with the two different colours tied together.
Anyway give it a shot and let us know how you did. Please feel free to share this post or reblog if you would like, we don’t want our furry children to miss out! xx
PS Have you seen some of the lovely new additions to my Etsy shop, the listings might have changed quite a bit since last time you were there, so why not have a look 🙂 Click here.
And Happy New Year! xx
Check out the new additions to my Etsy Shop, and buy lots or even all of them if you would like. Go on you know you want to! If not just go and have a look and keep me in mind for any weddings or parties or such.
Hope you had a nice New Year.
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