Thursday, July 31, 2008

Fabric Moving Sale on Etsy & eBay

Hi, everyone. After WAY to long, my hubby and I have finally found a house in our new locale.

This means great news for all you crafters! I am having a moving sale for all of my items in my Etsy and eBay stores.

I'll be lowering prices or just simply make me an offer. I'd love to unload most of my inventory before the move so I can restock afterwards.

Go take a peek in both stores.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Etsy listings for baby quilts.

I moved my newest car seat quilts to my Etsy store. Come on in and check them out. They make wonderful baby shower gifts. Not the right color and/or size? Just send me a message - I'm happy to make custom orders.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Today's Quilt Project 7/17/2008

Here's a draft of today's project. It is a baby/toddler car seat rag quilt. I made it an extra row longer to accomodate toddlers as well as infants. Fall and winter weather will be here before you know it and this quilt is a great way to keep those little legs warm. It's also a great summer blanket for the a/c in the cars, stores, and even homes when visiting friends and family.

Here are photos of the back. I still have to clip the front and wash/dry the quilt before it's ready for sale.

I did use quilt shop quality fabrics from the Felicity Miller Astro collection. I'll be making the same quilts in blue, yellow, lavendar and teal.

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day/night.

New eBay listings for baby quilts!

Well, with the help of my dear hubby, I've been a sewing fool and have gotten several quilts done this week. He's cutting more fabric and batting for me as we speak so tonight is a sewing night for me. YEAH!

If you have a little one or need a baby gift, check out my listings in my eBay store. I am offering free U.S. shipping on the BIN prices. I also accept custom orders.

Here's a peek at my latest crib quilt.

Do you like Pooh? Come check these out....

I have a few quilts finished and listed for sale just waiting for a special little baby to snuggle in.

Three of these are Classic Pooh prints and I have a few others in the works with pink, green, cream.

Custom orders are always welcome!

A few of my eBay items
- qsell

Classic Pooh Baby Blue Crib Rag Quilt Blanket 30 x 50

Custom Baby Lap Wheelchair Rag Quilt You Pick Colors

Baby Girl Calico Car Seat Stroller Rag Quilt Handmade

Classic Pooh Baby Car Seat Rag Quilt Blanket Handmade

Bright Daisy Baby Car Seat Rag Quilt Blanket Handmade

Classic Pooh Baby Car Seat Rag Quilt Blanket Handmade
Free Quick*Sell Gallery from ISDN*tek

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Newest Baby Car Seat Rag Quilts

I have completed 3 more car seat quilts and listed them for auction last night. I am so happy with the results, the fabrics worked extremely well together....take a look. :D Click on the pics to see more photos of each quilt. I have a matching crib size quilt ready for listing in the blue/white Classic Pooh toile prints.

Pooh Blue Yellow Car Seat Quilt

Pooh Blue Toile Car Seat Quilt

Crazy Daisy Orange Car Seat Quilt

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh, where to sell my handcrafted items?

Ok, I am most likely going to be talking to myself but thought I would post this question out there.

Where are you most successful selling your handcrafted items online?

I sell on several different sites currently - or should I say, I TRY to sell on several different sites. They all have fees but some are cheaper than others.

I am doing very well on eBay yet the fees are getting so high I wonder if it's even worth it.

I have sold a few things on Etsy and also got a few high priced custom orders from there but despite all the traffic, I don't get many sales. I have to admit that I've not been putting much effort into that store right now and I'm just torn on which way to focus my energy.

I also have another site I just started listing and there is not much competition right now so I'm happy so far with the traffic despite no sales.

I see lots and lots of former eBayers now selling on Etsy which is great but I guess it just makes it that much harder to sell with so many choices out there for buyers.

As a buyer, I love the option to choose but also find it overwhelming at times when I do a search for pink earrrings (for example) and I get 1,000 items to look through.

Ok, enough of my ramblings for today. Back to work. I sure hope SOMEONE out there finds me and can post their input.

"Jasie" Crochet Baby Blanket

A member of a group I belong to gave me the link to this beautiful crocheted baby afghan courtesy of

This is on my "to-do" list as soon as I find the perfect yarn to use.

Here is the link but the pattern instructions are below for easy access.

“Jasie”Crochet Baby Blanket

Approximately 34" x 34"

Ch - Chainsc - single crochetdc - double crochettrc - treble crochetFO - Finish offsk - skipsl st - slip stitchbeg - beginningsp - space

24 oz Soft Pink, Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn 1 oz White, Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarnSize J crochet hook

With Soft Pink, ch 125

Row 1: Sc in each ch across, ch 1, turn
Row 2: Sk first sc, 2 sc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn
Row 3-122: Repeat Row 2

Rnd 1: Working in ends of rows, work 122 sc along first side, work 124 sc along foundation chain, work 122 sc along second side, work 124 sc along Row 122, ch 4, turn
Rnd 2: Mesh Row: Sk first sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc, repeat from * around, except in each corner work (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1). End round with ch 2 and do not sk a sc, join with sl st to third chain of beg ch 4, ch 1, turn
Rnd 3: Sc in each dc, ch 1 sp and ch 2 sp around, ch 3, turn (Note: some folk are having trouble with this round. This just means to sc in each stitch around)
Rnd 4: Sk first 3 sc, work shell (dc, 2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc, dc) in next sc, *sk 3 sc, work shell in next sc, repeat from * around to last sc. In last sc work, dc, 2 trc, ch 1, 2 trc, join with a sl st to beg ch 3, FO, weave in loose ends

With White, ch 525. Weave chain through mesh row, tie ends into a bow, clip tails

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these instructions. We cannot be responsible for human error, differences in individual stitching techniques or typographical errors.

Copyright 2007 C.L. Halvorson

Monday, July 14, 2008 - Creativity without Borders

I opened yet another online store at I just opened it a few days ago but I already have had quite a bit of traffic on the few items I have listed.

I like the fact that this site does not charge any commission fees. YES, NO commission fees. There is an initial registration fee but that is minor. Depending on how many items you list, there are fees involved with that as well but the first 5 items are free.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. Go check it out and browse around.


Hi, everyone. Wow, I can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted on there last. Especially since I like to post daily.

I have to admit I've been pretty busy juggling "real work" with all of my crafting hobbies and if I get on the computer I get sucked into cyberspace for long periods at a time. LOL

I have accomplished a few things. I managed to totally reorganize my crafting room which was a goal in itself since it managed to spread out down the hall and into the dining room...ooops. :D My dining room now looks deserted and lonely.

I've also finished 2 more baby car seat quilts and have another in the works today. Once they are clipped and washed I'll post pics of them to share; and yes they will be for sale. I've got a few crib size quilts about ready to get started as well.

And then with all the in the works, I am also working on 2 baby afghans; one crochet and one knitted. This will be my first knitted afghan, assuming I can get it finished.

Yes, yes, I am a crafting fool. If I'm not working with fabric, I'm working with yarns. The yarn crafting is easy carry along items; in the car, lunch breaks, park, McD's playground.

So there you have it; I am a craft-a-holic. Is there a support group somewhere for folks like us? Hmmm, that would be a guild, right?! LOL

Enjoy your day!