Pedigree chum or doggy doo-doo?

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am working on a pug puppy decal to stick by the skirting boards. do i have it printed? is it a go-er? does it need more work? is it ‘aaahh’ enough, but not too ‘aaahh’? am pinning to the wall, leaving it for a week and regaining some perspective… feedback appreciated.

Jewellery Showcase, Leeds, this Sunday

artsmix flyer

Original, bespoke & handcrafted jewellery, this Sunday, not too early, cool Leeds venue. Hell, its too hot for a roast! (tho who knows what Sunday will bring – this is England!) Get yerself down!

My First Coriandr Find

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How great are these?! Am I’m not even a ‘girly’ girl!… And I don’t make cupcakes (or ‘buns’ as we say round ‘ere!) but I’m gonna have to buy some of these. Great for barbecue parties??? …or you could stick them into plasticine and display them in an espresso cup/egg cup???? 

Maker: Milla Love

Coriandr: UK Etsy

 

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Had coffee and cake this morning with jewellery designer-maker Rachel Lucie (pics above). I mentioned how the dollar signs on Etsy might put UK buyers off using it and lamented the lack of a smaller Brit equivalent. ‘There is one!’ she said. ‘Its called Coriandr‘. I’d never heard of it (think it must be fairly new) so I’m spreading the word! Rachel’s just signed up. I’ve managed one listing so far. mighty oaks an’ all that… 😉

What is Etsy?

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I take it for granted that everyone knows what etsy is but they don’t. It seems that those who have something to sell ( the ‘makers’) know and those who want to buy ( the ‘consumers’/the general populace!) usually don’t, which kind of defeats the object. 

Etsy is a mammoth of a website, American, but open to all. Anyone, anywhere, with a valid credit/debit card can ‘join up’ to buy and/or sell handmade and vintage goods. Its as easy as ebay to post listings and even easier to buy – just like any other online shop except prices and payment are made in dollars. You can contact the maker, post personal requests and feel better about where your hard-earned cash is heading; bypass the big names, starve the sweatshop owners and dictate the market! REVOLUTION!

Anyway, for the seller it costs 20 cents to list an item for five months and unlike ebay you can add up to 5 images for no extra cost and amend/update the details whenever you like. As mentioned – only down side: everything done in dollars.

EXPLORE: www.etsy.com

my etsy shop

see next posting for UK equivalent