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I Like Your Colors. My Artfire shop does too.

I Like Your Colors. My Artfire shop does too.

I’ve found a slew of new color tools, thanks to 99designs’ morning tweet about this awesome and very thorough blog post on Different Methods for Choosing Color Schemes in Web Design! In it, web design agency Vandelay Design introduces …

Add custom tabs to your Facebook Business Page

Add custom tabs to your Facebook Business Page

Wall, Info, Photos, Discussions, Boxes. Those default tabs on Facebook Business Pages are great, but oh so limiting don’t you think? Sure, you want all your standard business info on your fan page. But what about that special content, like …

Peachy patterns for purty projects

Peachy patterns for purty projects

Anna gave me a gift certificate to fabric-printing company Spoonflower awhile back, and I’ve been hoarding it while trying to come up with just the right fabric design. But how’s I gonna do that?! So every now and then I …

To have and to hold – my latest wedding ring pillow

To have and to hold – my latest wedding ring pillow

Have I mentioned that I love weddings? I’m excited enough as it is to see our new friends Rob and Elisa get married tomorrow in Berkeley, but I’m looking forward to it that much more because I had the privilege …

All your (Google) Base are belong to us, Part 1

All your (Google) Base are belong to us, Part 1

First, a tribute to the web phenomenon that inspired the title of this post:

Admittedly, I’m a late adopter of Google Base and have only recently uploaded my Etsy shop products to the free service. Part of my excuse is …

Pillow talk

Pillow talk

So you’ve picked yourself up a fabulous new pillow cover or two from the shop, and now you’ve gotta find the perfect insert. You could sew your own, but perhaps you want more instant gratification.

This post offers solutions …

Improve your product photos with a fast, free and user-friendly tool

Improve your product photos with a fast, free and user-friendly tool I've spent countless hours over the past several months struggling to improve the product photos in my Etsy shop. Happily, I've now worked it out to a relatively pain-free photography workflow that works for almost every product that I currently make, and Google's Picasa3 had a lot to do with it. Here's how I use it.

Elephants, dolphins and V-Day. Oh my!

Elephants, dolphins and V-Day. Oh my!

The Mission
Create custom-fit clothing on the sly for Snuffles the stuffed elephant and Dirty the stuffed dolphin for Eric (aka Bang) to present to Vyl as a surprise Christmas Valentine’s Day gift.

The Subjects:

Snuffles and Dirty, before

Snuffles …

Who says there are no shortcuts to any place worth going?

Who says there are no shortcuts to any place worth going? Shave minutes off of your work day with this collection of handy shortcuts for managing your Etsy shop, Gmail and of course Windows XP. Come on, you know you're excited.

Say goodbye to serger thread tails

Say goodbye to serger thread tails

These are the latest bright and billowy pillow covers that I’ve added to the shop. They’re 18″ square cases that come on and off the pillow insert of your choice with an invisible zipper, and the edges of the inside …

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