Habitual Habitat of the Amy

I kept reading advice columns for how to bring sales to your etsy shop, and one thing they all said is to get a blog.

I can't say this blog has boosted my etsy sales, but it has given me yet another outlet for talking about myself, and that can't be bad--can it?

The direct link to the Etsy shop is HERE

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another Pinguin

I basically sold two of these in the past week, which is nice, but started as a bit of a problem, since I only had one. I was sitting there, making a second one, and I thought, I might as well make a third so I can relist one. and then I did. I needed to re-photograph it, since my new thread is slightly wider than my old thread (it shouldn't be, but it IS, and I am Annoyed by this).  It made a bigger difference to the Acorn Pin (of which I also sold two and had to remake), but I wanted to make sure.

I also wanted to give all my new background papers a trial-run.

I bought five scrapbooking papers on the reinterpreted advice from some of the Etsy Success newsletters, but they've never turned out quite how I wanted them to.  My camera seemed to think most of them were gray when only one actually was, and I almost always had a hell of a time fighting with my photo-editing program to get them into the proper color scheme (it's nothing fancy).  Then my dad lent me one of his digital cameras, which takes way, way, way better pictures than mine...but still can't figure out that the paper is green and not gray.

So I took what I'd learned about the camera's preferences and went back to my local craft store, where I found five new papers.  My favorite is the one at the top; black with golden flowery-things on it. Very pretty, has a nice depth, the camera realizes it's black.

I also got a plain black:

It's shinier than I thought, but not too bad. It should be fine with the larger shots (and if it's not, I probably won't know about it for a few weeks)

And I got a double-sided paper with dark green and some sort of glittery snow-covered branches on it:

The green might also turn out to be too shiny, although I think I like the snowy-branches effect; I just forgot to lighten the picture in this one. It's a gray that doesn't have elephants marching along the bottom; I can't ask for much more than that.

And I got a bright orange-y-red color:

It's slightly out-of-season now, but it matches li'l Penny here's feet and beak nicely.

Maybe I'll still be trying to sell stuff next fall, and I can use it then.  Or maybe you can't tell it's supposed to be fallen leaves and I can use it for spring or summer. Things are red in summer. Like books, newpapers and some flowers.

And, lastly, I got this paper:

It's another red one, but---wait. Hang on. This is not the last paper I got. This one was kindly sent to me in the mail but my Netflix subscription. Aren't they thoughtful?

Actually, the last paper is another grayish one; it's currently living as the background for my tapestry photos, though, so I just left it there.  It's got a grid-like texture on one side, and then on the back there's the grid-like texture, but it has some hilarious ghosts on it--also a bit out of season this time of year.

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