Monday, July 7, 2008

Halloween? Already?

I was thinking last night, that it might be too late to think about creations for summer customers. Summer is well under way and people are enjoying their vacations, lazy days in the sun (or under their favorite tree). Back to school time is near, and you know what that means!

Apples for the teacher. Fall crafts. Halloween. Then not too long after, turkeys, cornucopias, pilgrims, and yuletime preparations! Eeek. What are we gonna be for Halloween? Better start on Samhain projects, because I am the worlds best (worst?) procrastinator and have a zillion UFO's (unfinished objects) in my sewing stash. I also have a lot of ideas, but then I ponder them for a long time before I actually cut and sew.

This year, I vow to be better. I am going to start a Halloween project today. After I do the dishes, vacuum, and surf the net. OK, maybe tomorrow!

Meanwhile, I am posting a Halloween poll for your enjoyment!
<-------------- See it to the left. Please take a second or two and take my little survey! And come back often to see the results!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

EarthPath Artisans Gypsy Challenge!

Joining "Street Teams" on Etsy allows us to network, share skills and ideas and promote Etsy and our shops. Teams are based on a shared interest, location, or crafting medium. Not only that, we make friends!

The EarthPath Artisans Street Team (EAST) is having a Gypsy Design Challenge! Our team members have pondered the term "gypsy" and their interpretation, and have created a variety of items based on their interpretation.

We have each entered our challenge piece in the callenge pool for any and all to vote on their favorite. Anyone can vote!
Here's my entry:

And here are few of my favorites (I can't tell you which I voted for, but it was a very difficult decision!

The purpose of this challenge is not to win prizes or compete with each other; rather, it's a way to build team camaraderie and inspire us to explore new themes and stretch our creative muscles. The winer gets bragging rights and a little extra attention from an adoring public!

Winners will be posted on the blog and on Etsy.So stop by the EAST Challenge page on Flickr to see pictures of the entries, and then go vote at the EAST blog
You can also see many of the entries on Etsy by visiting the team shop's favorite items page. Please come and vote! Voting ends July 21st. We'll see you there!
Note: many of these ARE available for purchase by clicking here: