I love Etsy because everything is hand made. I couldnt appreciate anything more than something made with thought and affection let alone blood, sweat and tears. Sadly a great deal of people won't pay the price for handmade goods; rather forgetting how much time went into making an item. For instance, the knitted hats I make take two hours and then 20 minutes for the flower plus I have to take into account the cost of the yarn. If you base that I'm working on a minimum wage of £6.20 an hour times that by two, add 20 minutes for the flower (say £2.05) plus the cost of the yarn at £3.50.... would anyone really pay £17.95 for a simple hat???!!! And that's without postage and Etsy and paypal fees. **sigh** I'm holding off on my hats for a while ;)
It doesn't stop me admiring these little beauties and one of those neck scarves is MINE... guess which one!
This necklace is stunning; a real vintagey style
And this painting reminds me of one of my favourite artists/illustrators... Adolie Day. i love how she has used real buttons on it.
And finally, Barbeque the felt sausage dog...he heeeeeeeee
Join me in Harrogate tomorrow for a breakfast workshop with Craftwork Cards and then on Art from the Hearts stand in the main hall :)