Friday, December 16, 2011

A new friend

I have been working hard, nose down to the grindstone the last couple of weeks, trying to make sure that I have enough stock for markets and shops.

Yesterday and today I made the front page of Etsy. Crikeys! I didn't get a load of orders but in my excitement, I frantically took photos of these banners and any stock I had lying around the place. They are a bit dodgy, but will do until next week. I just needed to get them into my shop for the hundreds of new lookers. Being on the front page of Etsy is like have busloads of cashed up tourists visit.

I did these banners last year, and realised they must have gone alright...because, I didn't have any stock left! So I made a few more, and lo and behold, I sold two within the first ten minutes at the BrisStyle Market. Are the gods telling me something?

Now, a little digression here. I thought I would show you our newest  friendly native animal. We had a koala last month, now we are blessed with a diamond python.

He (or she) is living in the chook house, which is great because the rats converge there for any left over scraps. These guys are the best for rat and mice control. However, we think that maybe we didn't have enough vermin to fill Ms Snake's belly, as one of our chooks took very poorly, and then died. We have a theory that Ms Snake had her eye on the chook as her next meal. The pythons squeeze their prey and they devour them whole. Or...maybe the chook was just old.

I have to be careful when I enter the chook shed now, as she lives directly above the door. I am sure this is all bringing back wonderful memories to my sis who was scared s******* by another python when she visited a few years ago. The snake that we had in residence then was a full three metres long and just happened to reside outside her bedroom door in the courtyard. Ha, the look on her face when she saw it curled up, above her head! Priceless!


  1. Yay to you for getting on the front page of Etsy.
    The banners are very pretty, I can see why they sell well. x

  2. I adore those banners. I want some, please make some for me.
    That snake, I think I'd have a MASSIVE heart attack.

    Well done for making the front page of Etsy. I'd say you're an artist as well as a crater, and that's what gives you the edge.

    Merry Christmas!

    Lucy x

  3. Well I hope the cashed up tourists continue to crash through your virtual door, dripping ice-cream over the merchandise and getting spendy - well done!

    I'm O-kaay with snakes, in theory. I'm not massively sure I'd want one living above my bedroom door though, I see where your sister was coming from! It's like with spiders, I see them in the garden, it's not too bad, they run across my floor, instant girly shrieking.

  4. are you serious? for a frantic belgian girl this last piece of information is not just mildly distressing, but downright, erm, mind blowing.
    i love your banners though. still waiting to hang the star (music) garland i got last january. a little more patience, is all we need, and you'll see. X

  5. 1.Good for you for your EtSY front page
    2.I have changed blog be continued one day
    3.KILL IT NOW! It makes me sick!

  6. That snake freaks me ouuuuut!! You are alot braver than me-but hows ETSY! How fantastic! I just discovered your blog and haven't even been over to the the shop. I know I will love it! Banners are devine and I just love handmade.



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