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Extreme Shop Makeover: Ontheround Edition

January 28, 2009

As I was standing there making hundreds of bangles this morning staring out the window in deep thought, it occurred to me...I've had a major shop makeover in the last month (this thought isn't as random as it seems, I was reading etsy's blog shop makeover series)!So I thought we'd all take a look at that today and I'd offer up some tips on how I improved my etsy shop.First and foremost,...

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Ode to Blue and Green

January 16, 2009

Looking at my growing pile of dyed wool I've realized that I really only like blues and greens. Sure I do reds and purples and yellows because I have to, but I really only like blues and greens...and blues over greens if I really need to choose. I think it's because I'm an Aquarius.

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A Year In Review

January 14, 2009

Well my etsy anniversary has come and gone (it was the 12th) very quietly...actually that day broke a really great sales streak and I haven't had one since! Oh the irony. I thought I might take a moment and reflect a little on the past year. I learned about etsy through my good friend Jan who is the lovely lady behind SojournQuilts. We were at an open studio at the time, she was selling at the event...

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Adventures in Spinning Part 1

January 11, 2009

I've mentioned before that I got an antique spinning wheel for Christmas. Now, I knew that it was a spinning wheel, but that was about it. That was roughly three weeks ago.In that time I learned that I didn't have a bobbin or a flyer, found one antique flyer with bobbin on ebay, bought it (shipped in from London), made a new driving band, repaired the bobbin that came in from London (with sculpie...

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Happy New Year!

January 02, 2009

Well, it's been a while...Since my last post I've made my way back to Maine, my home sweet home! I'm really glad to be back and have no future plans of leaving...ever! My family and I had a lovely holiday season, but I'm really glad it's over and I'm so ready to get back to business!I've recently purchased a 30 pound bump of merino wool and have been walking around with a fiber boner ever since!...

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Putting yourself out there.

September 27, 2008

The hardest part about being an artist for me is putting myself out there on display. Well, not me so much I guess, but what I've made. Today I wrote my first knitting pattern. For longer than I can remember I've wanted to design my own knitting patterns, and someday in the future have my own book. This pattern definitly won't be in my book, but I'm on my way. Any publishers out there looking for...

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The need to make

September 26, 2008

I don't make things because I want to make, I make things because I need to make.I recently moved across the country from Maine to Montana. I left my supplies and inventory for my online shop, www.ontheround.etsy.com, with my sister (and then ended up with my mother) to be mailed to me once my family and I found a place to live. So we found a place to live, and a week went by. And then another...

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