Friday, April 25, 2008

Represting in the Gift Guides

I went through all the gift guides on today, and FOUR of my items are currently being featured. Yay!

My creme card wallet is featured in the Spring gift guide.

Blueberry is in the Children gift guide.

My yellow fleece layered pillow is in the House Warming gift guide.

And my favorite card wallet - the awesome grey wool one - is in the Bag Lady gift guide!

Yay!!! It was so fun seeing my stuff in these various gift guides :)

Front Page MAGIC ... 2!!!!

My yellow fleece layered pillow made it on the front page a few days ago. Shaynamaidel was nice enough to let me know AND to grab a screen shot for me! She's sooooooo awesome :)

Drum roll please .....


See it there on the second row from the bottom, in the middle!! So great!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Come participate in the BEST thread in the Etsy Forums

Or at least it's the best thread in my humble opinion. It's called "Lets be nonresponsive" (great grammar, huh?), and it was started by none other than yours truly. I was particularly frustrated one day with OPs who were consistently ignoring advice/points of view from multiple posters . . . so I went to etsy's "Etc." forum section and started this thread. And it's still going!! 760 posts and going strong.

It's a very simple - and entertaining - premise. Everyone posts whatever they want, and then no one ever responds. It's a lot harder than it sounds sometimes. Check out these gems, for example:

  • "Where'd I put my post-its?

    Oh, there they are."
  • "The Wiggles make me feel like beating my head into the wall."

  • "Its not a good idea to try to catch a mouse by trapping it under a rug."

  • "Don't test if your soldering iron is hot with your fingers. It hurts."

  • "I just accidently stapled my eye with a staple gun - what should I do? I am seriously thinking of doing the other eye too so they match? good idea?"
  • "My 5-year-old asked me how o spell "sing," and I said "SING" and he said, "No, there's a W in it." and then the 3-year-old said, "I think it has a K." Am I doing something wrong?"
  • "Recently I said "Oh look! Dickins is giving fluff to the guinea pig!" in my sleep."
There are literally TONS more where those babies came from. You should come join in on the fun. Really you should.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Twin Peaks, San Francisco

Last weekend, we took my BF's father on our favorite "urban hike" - up to Twin Peaks! If you currently live in San Francisco, or are thinking of visiting, I would highly recommend making the trek up there. You start out at Market Street, roughly 200 feet above sea level, and end at the spot with the best view of the whole city .... and the ocean, and the South Bay, and the East Bay and probably even Nevada if you try hard enough.*

Here's some pictures. Enjoy!

*Okay. You can't see Nevada. In fact, you may not have heard this, but San Francisco suffers from some gnarly fog like 80% of the time. So you may not be able to see past downtown. But I promise it's still worth it! Even if only to feel superior to the buses of tourists who drove up . . . weenies. :)