Tuesday, August 6, 2019

almost finished

Well it is August 6th and as I said before on August 11 my listings on Etsy are finished. I don't intend to put any more items for sale on Etsy. It has never in 10 years been any good for me so I am cutting them loose. There has got to be a better way to sell on line. I am tested to find it. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know. I am now working on my weaving of cloth to make dresses and some tunics. As soon as I have a few photos I will post them on my facebook page and here on my blog. I also will update the Instagram. So I guess that's all for now-goodnight!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Due away with Etsy

Well today is a venting day-I am so not happy with Etsy-I have been on Etsy since 2009 and have sold nothing-that's right NOTHING-My stuff is good and priced right just like others that have the same type of things-they have sales and I have O-and etsy was supposed to be for items made by the artist and you can see for yourself there are all sorts of Buy/Sell things not made by the artist and brought in from places like China-my listings are up on August 15 and I will be closing down my etsy store for good-it's not worth it even through it's not that expensive but why should I contribute money to their pockets. A lot of the people on the forums say the same thing-Etsy seems to be trying to be an Amazon but they cannot-they even sent a letter to all etsy sellers that if they made their shipping free(they suggest we raise our prices to incorporate the shipping)we would be moved up in the search ranks-I did that but did not raise my prices and still I am nowhere in the search and there are people that still charge for shipping listed way in front of me-I am not happy and therefore will say goodbye to Etsy-maybe more of use should do the same thing and then maybe they would get the message-probably NOT!!!!

Monday, April 15, 2019

new etsy listings

Hi everyone-things are moving along well-I just set up a business on Pinterest , added new items to my etsy store
made all the food for easter--cheese pies, tarrales, knot cookies, biscotti----and now I am TIRED-I still have to update Instagram and face book-Maybe tomorrow -I am going to go take a nap but before I do I guess I'll make myself some pasta and tomato sauce-I deserve it. Here is a sample of the new wrist cuffs. Take a look at the etsy store-I really would like some comments-it helps me get better at what I do-Thanks Cynthia
wrist cuff of velvet, silk and glass beads-Lavender Ice $55

Wrist cuff of silk velvet and merino wool felt with bronze beads -so soft next to the skin available on etsy $60.00
This is a fun wrist cuff-haboti silk fabric hand painted by me and glass beads with an Ice Cream Cone Charm. $60 available in my etsy store    www.etsy.com/shop/Cynthiaandcompanyltd

Monday, April 8, 2019

It's me again-how are you all- the sheep and wool show in Maryland is coming up in about 1 month-I can't wait-I will be going but only for Saturday-I really like the show and hope I can find some great fiber-I just got the DVD The Bridges of Madison County-I'm going to make a pot of tea and settle down to watch the great love story-Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep are great actors- I'm going to shut off the phone so there are no interruptions - so I guess this is short and sweet but it is 10 pm and the movie is about 2 hr. long. I want to work on some new nuno felting tomorrow-I dyed some cotton cheesecloth a beautiful robins egg blue-about 5 yards-and I am going to use lime green, fuchsia, lavender, lilac and periwinkle blue in both merino wool and silk velvet that I dyed-when the fabric is felted I will then think about what I want to make it into-something nice and light for the spring-I will keep you informed with some pictures-Ok that's all for now.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hello!!! What's new with you--I have been working on some new fabric wrist cuffs-they are not only very pretty but they do keep your wrist warm and comfortable. They were a lot of fun to make-I used bits of my fabric stash and my needle felting machine. It works so great-easy to make really nice designs. I did some free motion embroidery with silk thread and then backed the whole thing with merino felt and my label. I am going to upload them to my etsy store this weekend for sale so have a look and let me know what you think-I really do like to hear from you all-the feed back you give me helps me to create more beautiful things-so please do tell me what you think. My etsy store is
www.etsy.com/shop/Cynthiaandcompanyltd     so check it out if you have the time. Here are a few of the new fabric wrist cuffs--
This one if made with hand dyed silk velvet , beads and free motion embroidery

This cuff is created with hand marbled silk, merino wool, free motion embroidery and beads- there is an ice cream cone charm added for fun.  

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hi everyone-I know it's been a long time since I last wrote and I don't have a good reason-well maybe-I am setting up a new website-more modern. It's not easy to remember how to do it even though I have Yahoo sitebuilder and I have so many new things to offer in my merchant store and on etsy. I have been weaving and creating clothing and wall hangings also working on some very special nuno felted shawlettes-very exciting stuff that I will be photographing over the next 3 weeks and then uploading to my website and Blog. I hope you will comment and let me know if you like what you see. Getting started with online selling is not as easy as one (me) would think. But I will make it. Not much more to say but here are a few examples of new work. Thanks for looking and let me know what you think. Later...... Cynthia
This is a hand beaded wrist cuff using seed beads & ribbon

This is a hand beaded wrist cuff. I have included a mother of purl shell center.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What's new-it's been a long time-my fault-I bought a saori loom and have spent a looooong time learning how to set it up -how to warp the loom and how to weave-I looove it -spend hours I should be sleeping--weaving-I have made about 10 pieces of cloth and now I will start to cut them apart(oh no!)and make some awesome garments. As soon as I get them finished I will photograph them and show you-I am making mostly jacket and scarves. Maybe next year when I have enough stock I will jury in to some craft shows and sell them-Yes SELL THEM-then I can buy more yarn and weave more cloth-it's a vicious addictive circle-I imagine there is an AA group for our addiction-I guess it could be worse-I love the feel of wool-the smell of wool and well just wool.I often thought I would like to be a shepardess and have my own flock-but then I read about all the things you have to do with and for sheep and well I decided to buy my wool a the sheep and wool show-by the way I am going to the New York Sheep and Wool show in October-I can't wait-I know I will be spending a LOT of money but well I can't take it with me so why not-Sometimes I wish I had found myself a long time ago when I was young-but then I would't have had the money and the kids were there so I guess it all worked out for the best. Look at Grand Ma Mosses-she didn't paint until she was ancient-I guess I'm almost there-when I am in my studio weaving I have three helpers-Kat, Tabby and Housini are lying on the floor all around me-they are my babies now since my children are all grown and don't need me anymore-but they need me-and it just feels right-it's peaceful and quiet only sound is the clank of the heddles as they go up and down and of course the purr of my cats-I like the peace and quiet-when the wind blow I can hear the music of my wind chimes and that also is relaxing-meditative if you will-well I guess I will go home-I'm at work now and it's almost time to quit. I will try and write soon(It won't be a year)
my outside cats

Tabby and Houdini
Playful Kitty

Katrini the Alpha cat