Friday, October 17, 2008

Pagans Of Etsy Street Team - Samhain Sale!!


Pagans of Etsy Street Team known as POEST (search the tag "pagan team") is hosting a pre-Samhain Sale!

As a member I am offering 15% off any item tagged "paganhalloween". Look for Autumn colorways.Samhain, as I recognize it, is the Pagan New Year, when the veil between the worlds thins, and being aware of the reality that we are all 'one,' we,meaning those of similar belief, gather to honor our beloved dead, welcome the new life the year has brought, and reflect on what we chose to carry forward as the wheel turns.Please contact me and I will edit your selections' price to reflect the 15% discount, re post as reserved and notify you. If not paid for within 2 days the item will be re listed at its full price and no longer be reserved. As a promotion with a limited time frame I am sure you can understand my not wanting to tie up my inventory.
Namaste, PeggySue

The above announcement appears on my Etsy site,

There are 11 items that respond if you search my shop for 'paganhalloween' but there will be many more unique, handmade items with the tag, 'paganhalloween' in a search of all tags!

It would be nice if this sale was as successful as the last one I participated in with Eathpath Artisans Street Team, search 'east team' on Etsy!

I have finished and listed several table topper altar cloths. There are several left to complete, but no more autumn themed ones. The others can wait in line until I finish EPU: II!

I also listed the Silver Birch ACEO, perhaps an attempt to bring the rest of the series to my productive radar! All that is left is hand sewing on the rest!

EPU: II is progressing well design wise! Now to spend the time doing the hand work! I am planning on hand embroidering the photo transfer image to augment the machine quilting. I have selected the potential beads and baubles to include in the macrame' fringe that will bring the entry to the required 14 X 14 inches.

I made a couple little tote bags out of a single fat quarter and listed them in my shop as well. I am considering adding to the listing that they could be excellent reusable treat bags if trick-or-treating is a part of their tradition. Or perhaps I will make some specifically for Halloween, but I doubt the time frame will work, too soon!

I have listed Yoni, that took guts! But not too many views yet! But it is one of those things that take time.

I have joined Design Style Guide, a unique site for interior designers looking for a specific thing, they can search for unique quality art work, not just wall art! I have 8 open rotation spots for listing items! Hopefully it wont consume too much more of my time to maintain and it will bring exposure to a professional level clientele.

Well, I best get things in motion!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Rainbow Weaving Leaving Goddesses~

Keep up, just keep up!

A good piece of advice, although I am not sure who I am keeping up with!

Arts Walk came and went. I did not sell anything, a few people took my new business card, very awesomely done by Avatar Man on Etsy, check out his work!

Very talented graphic artist!

I completed 2 of several table topper/altar cloths and listed them for the Spirited Autumn Event on Etsy, EAST Team promotional. One sold, along with several other pieces from my shop last week! Feels pretty good, people purchasing my work! We shall see if this is a new trend or a blip in my radar!

I, in my obsessive compulsive manner, have several, 12 actually, table topper/altar cloth mini quilts that are not finished. I had planned on making double sided pieces. Then after all the piecing, even for the less detailed ones, I decided it would be fine to make the other side of these a single fabric, keeping the reversible nature but also emphasising the work that goes into a pieced design as the 'front.' All the remaining 12 are pentagons, some with kaleidoscope centers others with whole cloth centers. They will stay in the front seat of get it done projects! Many are fall autumn themed, good for Thanksgiving tables, others are generic, and 2 are Ostara fabric! The tops are all done, now I am layering and quilting. I am using cotton corduroy for the 'batting' it makes a nice thin and smooth topper so that things wont tip over on them from being bumpy! I brought all this corduroy home from Florida, not sure it will make it into clothes now! I like this use! Although it does dust up my machine when quilting...

The bargello table runner was listed as my submission for the September challenge on Etsy for the Fiber Artists Street Team, FAST Team. The theme was 'harvest'. October's challenge is 'candy', not sure what will fit there. I was brainstorming and ran across the idea of making a fabric bowl or two, to hold candy, could be holiday themed fabrics or just unique. I'll have to see if I can get this idea to fruition! I want to make it a pentacle design, I am interested to see how it might work out!

My QuiltArt EPU:II challenge piece is coming together well, in my head! ( I am looking forward to seeing it come out! It is due 10/25, seems like a lot of time! We all know how that goes! It has to have a photo transfer element and I have selected one of my batiks as the focal image. The actual piece is over 36" square so it will be fun to work with the image scaled down. There is a size limit of 14"square on this challenge. I purchased several pieces of special fabric to run through my printer, now I have the option to print another of my batiks and use it as the foundation for an additional challenge,for the Etsy Pagan Team, Elements, due 10/10.... not too far in the future so may stay a dream! :) I hope to get the images printed today. Then I could work on the elements challenge as a warm up to the EPU piece, we shall see. (

I am still determining the Black Box submission, whether to be a variety of note cards or a single image. I am considering the possibility of self printing on to card stock that will only need folding no gluing to be finished, I will see if it is cost effective.

I have finished one of the Trees outside my Window ACEOs, haven't listed it yet.

There are several journal covers I don't have listed either, need to locate pics and get that done soon also, seems silly not to. I am sure inventory helps sales!

I am trying to not buy too much additional fabric! I picked up a black on black and a solid black to potentially use for a Samhain altar cloth, but I am having a hard time seeing the design... that tells me to not purchase any more fabric until my brain has a clearer idea to work with ! The newest project, the table topper/altar cloth quilts are an excellent way to utilize some design elements I have hanging around, like the multitude of kaleidoscopes I made back when I was working on the Remember Me challenge! Also other orphan blocks could find a home!. The backs use a bit of fabric also, so some of those purchases of 'wow that's cheap' on sale quality fabric with less than stunning patterns will no doubt find a way to get used too!

I finished the mini rainbow weaving goddesses! I will post an image here!

Then I am off to rest my knee (giving me fits the past few days) and get a bit done!