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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 …

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Birthday moments, caught on film (sorta)

Birthday moments, caught on film (sorta)

Moment #1: breakfast in bed!
Woke up to breakfast in bed: 6 strips of bacon, 2 hash brown patties, a pile of scrambled eggs and a giant pot of coffee. MMMMM. Not to worry, I had half for breakfast and …

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Pouches – not just for kangaroos

Pouches – not just for kangaroos

The latest in my collection of pouches: the 10-inch wide “Longer is Better” zipper pouches!

So far there are two versions of this 10″ pouch: one measures 5.25″ tall and the other 4.25″. An inch may not sound like …

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Magnetic cuteness from Button Arcade

Magnetic cuteness from Button Arcade

I love ordering supplies from other Etsy sellers, and my new favorite supplier is Button Arcade! The 1″ custom magnets I ordered from Button Arcade owner Kyle turned out perfect, and the process couldn’t have been easier.

I always …

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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.
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Your furry friend, felted and fuzzy all over

Your furry friend, felted and fuzzy all over


photo from KaysK9s

Oh man, I could hardly stand it when I saw this wonderfully adorable, painstakingly crafted product in this morning’s Etsy Finds email. Just look at the detail on that little guy, right down to the collar/dog tag …

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Curse you, BOE!

Curse you, BOE!


photo from jspace3

I swear officer, I never received my 4th Quarter 2008 Sales and Use Tax form! And, subsequently, I didn’t even think about submitting payment. I did however receive my notice of delinquency on Friday, after which I …

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Handmade Nation documentary film screens in SF

Handmade Nation documentary film screens in SF Friend and partner-in-crime Jenn and I snatched up tickets to see Wednesday's screening of the newly released documentary film "Handmade Nation" at the Mezzanine in San Francisco. The film's creator is Faythe Levine who, as described on the film's official site, "traveled 19,000 miles to document what has emerged as a marriage between historical technique, punk culture, and the D.I.Y. ethos".
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Vacation, baby!

Vacation, baby! My Etsy shop, along with the hubbands and I, will be on a short vacation for the next two weeks! Our product listings won't be visible while we're away (it's all or nothing when you use Etsy's "vacation mode"), but we'll all be back in action on March 11th! Please read on to find out how to get notified when the shop is reopened. Because...you DO want to know. Don't you? :}
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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 …

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