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

Monday, January 10, 2011

You Knew It Would Happen Some Day

Considering how much I love my bunny, is this really a surprise for anyone?

I actually made the pattern ages ago, and the tapestry months ago, but I hesitated about posting it because, well, because it's MY rabbit, and I don't know who would want to make a beaded tapestry of MY rabbit--other than me, of course.

But no one buys anything from my shop, so does it really matter if no one buys this, either?

As for my execution of it, I think I did a fairly good job with it.  It took me forever and a day to collect the proper grays for it--and once I had about ten colors of gray or black, it still took me a day to pick out which I was going to use. I did okay with the final decision, but I double-guessed myself with the white/lightest gray, and then I didn't realize that my second-darkest would look so very unfortunately similar to my third-darkest. But you live and learn, and I'm not selling the tapestry itself--just the pattern.

I also chose Japanese beads for the background green, which makes the bottom ripple a bit. I knew that was going to happen, and I'm okay with it, but my mom saw it and was all 'how are you going to fix this horrible rippling?' as if it was an amendable flaw of technique--and then she went on about it like it was the worst thing ever, and it ruined the whole piece. I think I know what I'm doing after several dozen tapestries, Mom, thanks.

I hate living at home; please buy something so I'm that much closer to moving OUT.

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