Thursday, July 25, 2013

In A Fog (Newport, OR)

Check out the screen print below.  Not Castleville and yes, I do play a couple of games online.  I like the graphics and they are fun to play.  

No, I'm talking about the rabbit in the circle.  That is one of my mug rugs being used for an Etsy ad.  I'm thrilled they did that, but wouldn't it have been nice if they had notified me and had a link to my shop?  Oh well, I guess I can't be too picky about getting some free attention.  Right?

So, I have been working hard on finishing my friend's two mug rugs.  This is what they looked like two days ago.
Yesterday, all three were ready for their quilting, a button, and a patch on the back.  I'm not sure which of the other two she will want for her friend - the one with the cups or the kitty peeking out the window.  They will be done by Saturday.
Since I started talking about making two mug rugs for my friend, I have had two more requests.  I decided it was time to research Etsy's Custom Orders to make it easier for customers and for me.  I plan to keep the Custom Orders for mug rugs and wall hangings only.  I don't have enough room to special order "yards" of fabrics for quilts.  Where the smaller projects use fat-quarters or less than a half yard.

With the custom order button, a customer opens a request for a special order.  Once we agree on a project, the customer will pay upfront.  The payment will be held by Etsy.  The order is completed when I ship and notify the customer....then Etsy pays me.  I'll see how this goes for a few months.

On The Cutting Board
Before I received the new requests, I had already started two owls....
....and two more vintage trailers.  The other Vintage Trailers are still available in my Etsy shop if you are interested in one of them.
More Photos of Sisters
Here's a few more shots from Sisters.  I haven't taken many photos here in Newport because it has been very foggy.  My main goal lately is to walk as fast a possible to get out of the chilly wind!  Great way to burn some calories!
Now that's a view - quilts and the snow covered mountain
vintage truck showing off its own beauty next to the quilts
Happy Quilting!


  1. Well that's explained a bit more about the custom orders! Loving your friend's mug rugs and the owls xx

  2. Sandy,
    I've never used Etsy before, and when I clicked on special order it just wanted information about me, not what I was interested in. How do I tell you what I'm interested in? my email is: altsclmarm at gmail dot com.

  3. I know you enjoy making those little items as much as the people who buy them I hoe the pre-order works out well for you.


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