Friday, November 28, 2014

Frugal Friday With Marsha 11/28/14--Crafts as Gifts

I hope this find that everyone had a good Thanksgiving weekend and that your holiday weekend is going well.    Are you out shopping Black Friday?   I'm afraid I would be if I had money, but it seems I can't ever remember that I need to save money throughout the year to have some to try to catch the really good deals!

Black Friday

This week I am continuing to share different things I have made and given as gifts.  I'm sure enjoying sharing them and the memories that go with them.

Just about every adult got a hot pad from me in my early years of quilting.  I think I made these the following Christmas after making all thekids and grandkids quilts.   Guess what....I have made more for this year that I will share in a later post too for this year.

Every year I make up sacks for everyone, both children and adults.   Two years ago I decided to make them more personal and turn them into a family craft event.  The first year I had my youngest daughter help me make them and counted it for some art time in her homeschool.  Last year I pulled out the big table and made it a Saturday evening project with 5 of the grandchildren.   I plan to do the same this year.
We use Christmas cards from years past and then we have the ribbon and stampers.

This actually concludes all of the photos that I had in squidoo lenses.  I have lots of other pictures available to share yet that never made it to a lens, plus gifts from this year, so fear not.  :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WIP Wednesday 11/26/14

I almost didn't realize that today is Wednesday.  It's a holiday week so hubby is off working on his usual day off since he has the holiday off.
It's been another busy week as usual.   I didn't get in much sewing.

I worked on the light blue hexagons at a stitch group and then again at our guild meeting.

I had a special order come in for a mustache pillowcase and bag that I finished and got mailed out.  The order also included 12 dis scrubbies so I was busy crocheting those as well.

Otherwise I am sewing around large pieces of polyester to make tablecloths.  Those don't warrant taking a picture.  My mom's friend gave me the fabric and a lady in quilt guild told me she makes tablecloths with it, so there you go.  I got an idea and I'm running with it.  There are several colors so I will have them for several occasions.

Still working from this UFO list and adding in more for Christmas gifts that aren't on the list.


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Yo-Yo Table runner
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Fractured Pineapple quilt
Christmas bags (total of at least 25) (15 done)
Charming Stars quilt
Brown half square triangle quilt
? sets of doll blanket, pillows and rug
Hexagon flower table runner
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer quilt

I'm linking up with the following blogs:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWIPs on Wednesdays

Monday, November 24, 2014

All Business Monday---Zibbet

Zibbet has been around a few years yet many seem to have never heard of it before.   Zibbet is a lot like Etsy.  A place to sell handmade items, craft supplies, and vintage items.

It was founded by Johnathan Peacock and has evolved in many ways since it's beginning.

It used to be totally free to list up to 50 items.   There was an upgrade to list more as well as offer sales, have more than one photo etc.
You can still list free on Zibbet, but only up to 10 items now.

I debated with myself on upgrading, but did decide to go with the basic membership and am paying $5 a month to have up to 50 items listed.   I currently have 42 listed.

Promotion, promotion and promotion is what I need to keep on for myself if I expect to be a successful seller.  After 3 years, I've not sold even one item there.
So here, I am to promote the website as a whole, as well as myself.

I was using Zibbet as an alternative to paying to relist items as they expired in my Etsy shop.   I will still list them on Zibbet as they expire in Etsy and work towards always having my limit of 50 items listed at all time.

Here is a breakdown of the Zibbet memberships:

Here are just a few of the items that are in my store:

You may find my store HERE.


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