Long hoops and Etsy changes

First, the happy news: I put up a tutorial yesterday on using 5×12″ multi-attachment hoops. I mean, it works on any size of multi-attachment hoop, but that’s the only one I know of that works that way. I’ve heard rumors one exists for the 400e, which would be neat: I’d like to be able to […]

Shop inventory update

I’ve been putting off a task for awhile, and finally got to it: inventorying both shops and renewing listings that have expired. I’d been letting the basic minky dragons expire figuring people could buy them as made-to-order (which are the same price), because a lot of the listings were actually for colors that I hadn’t […]

An unexpected problem

Not the inadequate size of the light box (hello, corners!); that’s an ongoing issue. And not the inability to take a good picture for a change – these things are *very* camera-friendly. And not that these were cheap knockoffs; they’re properly licensed and in fact I was directed to them by the artist. No, the […]

Dragon sizes

The original standing dragons were sized to fit in my 5×7″ hoop. Some while back I decided to revise the design and one thing led to another, and I had baby dragons: chunkier legs and bodies, shorter muzzles, slightly different wings, and looking up slightly so they could have cute pairings with the older design: […]

In transit, arriving late

As with most Etsy sellers, I have a little dashboard that’s showing a bunch of undelivered packages. I’m better off than most – my last shipments went out on the 14th, with what I though was an extremely safe margin for First Class. I sent my gifts to my family at the same time, Priority. […]

Black Friday sale

Okay, since I forgot to post it yesterday (if you subscribed to the shop newsletter you got the code on Wednesday): BLACKFRIDAY2020. It’s good through the end of the month, but for the rest of today it’s just automatic on the whole shop. I’m just great at this whole marketing thing, huh?

Box of dragons

A light box, that is. Still playing around with the light box and camera settings. Despite the size of the thing (I got the 24×24) a horizontal picture of this many dragons captures the sides of the box. And that’s even when shooting 4×3. While technically probably for now my Etsy shop is exempt from […]

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 […]