Monday, October 1, 2012

How goes your Facebook page?

Button necklaces, kids art smocks and sock monkeys rule my online time.

How many people spend time running a Facebook page, and do they wonder why? Why do I run Facebook pages?  It's a way of keeping in contact with the wider world of crafting. It's a challenge to conquer yet another technology.

I run three pages and I ask myself, why? Maybe I thought it could direct buyers to etsy and madeit shops. Does it?  Maybe it does.  Does extra traffic from Facebook transfer into sales? No, I don't think so. Do the Facebook pages help in selling off stock that has begun to clutter our houses? I wish.

What about spending hard earned dollars on Facebook advertising?  No, but thanks for offering, Facebook.


Friday, May 11, 2012

Win win. Storage cubes win and a prize win.

This morning it felt like I had two wins. We managed to put together my flat pack storage cubes successfully. First win. Then my etsy Down Under Street Team award prize from Nicole arrived in the post. Second win!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Olympic rings button bracelets. Should I list them in my etsy or madeit shop?

Researching the sequence of the colours lead me a merry dance, especially when I read so many differing views on the internet about the colours representing continents or countries. Note that the designer never said or wrote anything about the colours linking to continents or countries. The 5 rings appeared after the first games where athletes represented every continent, and are interlocked to represent the idea that the Olympics are universal bringing together athletes from the entire world. 

French educator and sportsman Pierre de Fredy, Baron de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games in 1896, and after the 1912 games he designed the flag of the Olympics.  Every national flag in the world contains at least one of the colours of the rings, which are (left to right) blue, yellow, black, green and red, on a white background. He designed the flag in 1913-1914 after he saw a similar design on an artefact from Greece. 

The flag was to be used for the 1916 games but those games did not occur due to the war, so it was first used at the 1920 Antwerp games in Belgium. After the 1920 games the flag could not be found, and a new one was made for the 1924 games.

For those who want to link the 5 colours to 5 continents, maybe it goes like this (or maybe it doesn't.)
Africa - black
Americas - red
Asia - yellow
Oceania - green
Europe - blue
(Antarctica white)

George Clooney was on TV so it wasn't hard to keep fiddling with buttons, and I completed these five bracelets as the movie ended. Should I list them in my etsy or madeit shop?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Front page worthy!

Sometimes I make a treasury that is worthy of appearing on etsy's front page. But none have made it....yet!
Lead on by Liz on Etsy:

'via Blog this'

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Vintage buttons upcycled.

These beautiful blue buttons from France were found in a little country shop that was closing down. I'm so lucky to have good friends who have an eye for a great button find! The bracelet is now listed for sale in hundredsofbuttons' etsy shop.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hot pink, black and aqua

Hot pink, black and aqua wedding colours!