Stay the h*ck home

For the last few days I’ve contemplated how to address the current world situation. Some of the blogs I follow have just carried on without mentioning it. Embroidery folks are all-in on hand sanitizer holders. One sewing site did a roundup of DIY mask tutorials even while saying they don’t really work, which is awful […]

Bierock Recipe

Bierocks are a thing we miss from Kansas: ground beef and cabbage and onion in a bread pocket. When cabbage goes on sale around St. Patrick’s Day, it’s bierock time. That’s it, that’s the story*, now here’s the recipe. Bierocks (makes 60) 5 lbs ground beef (I use 85/15) 2 heads cabbage, shredded (about 20 […]

New dragon colors

I’ve added a couple of site-specific dragons: a mallard (yes, not emerald, really mallard this time) with foil dots and metallic-thread wing embroidery, and a lime of which some have an embroidered shamrock. In the future, if you want updates on things that are added to the shop, that’ll happen in a newsletter. You can […]

Changes continue

Still working on merging the sites – you may have noticed some shopping-cart bits showing up on this site. I’m decommissioning shop-dot silverseams.com and files-dot silverseams.com, so some links are currently broken (I think the last count was 24). The drama about Etsy’s advertising changes has made me wonder a bit about whether I should […]

Server moved!

Got some cleanup to do (especially over on shop.silverseams.com where I broke a couple things) but I’m off WordPress hosting and everything is on the same (virtual) machine. Once I have all the computer bits working, I’ll be putting a couple new colors in the shop… including actual mallard (with sparkles). Part of getting the […]

Like/Follow Silver Seams on Facebook

I’ve somewhat reluctantly joined Facebook, since FB restricts what non-users can see and I’ve seen some referrals from there. If you’re also there, please like-and-follow me there at least temporarily so I can get rid of that crazy numeric URL. FB temptingly puts the “Create Page @username” link, but informs me I’m not eligible to […]

My New Years’ resolution…

… is not to start large December post series until I already have all the posts in the queue. Whew. Things heated up in the shop in December, a lot. I had some great plans to not knock myself out restocking, but Etsy now allows non-premium accounts to set “allow restock requests” and, well, if […]

Four art dragons in the shop

I decided to go ahead and list all four of the finished art-doll dragons, and put them on sale for “Smaugust.” (Hey, don’t look at me, I don’t invent these things.) It’s almost two months since any have sold, and I’m afraid the fancier ones are just too pricey. This is a shame because they’re […]