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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Busy Busy Busy - Two New Shops!

Blimey, I've really neglected the blogging thing lately, but here I am to let you know what's kept me out of your hair.

So I've at long last opened an Etsy shop and have some fabulous sterling silver wire wrapped rings and earrings lurking there, just waiting for a new home. Things are going well on Etsy. I've made a few sales and have had my items featured in 54 treasuries already.

Having got used to rushing around like a blue-arsed fly on a daily basis I found myself with an hour to spare last week so what did I do with that time? Did I chill out with a cup of tea and bar of chocolate? Did I go for a lovely walk through the heaps of October leaves just waiting to be kicked into the air? Did I take a long hot soak in a bubble bath? Don't be daft! I did what any craft-obsessed person would do and I opened another Folksy shop. This one stocks my funky handspun art yarns that are all softer and fluffier than kittens or bunnies, and I hope to add more wild and unusual wool as and when I spin it. The shop is called Gimme That Spin (did you see what I did there?) and I made my first sale within two days of opening. Feel free to get the sudden urge to knit someone a handspun scarf or neck cowl for Christmas!

I've also been playing with silver metal clay, an amazing medium that I just adore. I can use my ceramics skills with this stuff and have designed a few solid silver boho rings that are most definitely one-of-a-kind pieces which are now in my Folksy bling shop


  1. I'm loving those rings, and your spinning looks great!

  2. Great job on those rings!! Congrats on your new etsy store and your sales! : )

  3. I so wish I could knit, I love your funky yarns Amanda and those rings are cool too :D

  4. Thanks heaps, Pam, Melissa and Tracy.
    Pam, as you can see your lovely Kromski spinning wheel is being put to good use, frequently, and I love it.
    Tracy, get yourself onto YouTube and find a knitting tutorial and get knitting. It's the only thing that makes me sit down and chill out. I've never been without a piece of knitting on the go since I was a kid.

  5. loving your yarns, Amanda...I have been known to use a drop spindle, but not to much use, particularly as I don't know how to dye the stuff when I'm done..that and I can't get the consistency of the spin right..xx good luck and much success in your new shop <3

  6. Thank you, lovely Faye. I think the drop spindle is so much fun and totally addictive. It seems more and more people are taking up spinning as it's so soothing to do.