30.5.08

Sing with me

You might have noticed the Craft for China thumbnail on the left? I have donated this little quilt for an auction to benefit orphan girls in China. The auction will begin June 1, 2008, I will let you know when! Please spread the word about this! Artists such as Rob Ryan, Elsita and Carla Sonheim have made contributions to it. I can't wait to see what they have donated! You can see a list of all participating artists here. Business on etsy has been slow lately. I have tried not to freak out and have been creating and listing new stuff. I also opened up a new shop(!) on DaWanda, which is Etsy's European cousin. It is based in Germany so I will have a good opportunity to use the German I was taught at school and never really used. Except for when I went to Switzerland and I had to start all the way from the beginning, the pronunciation is so different! The prices on DaWanda are in Euros so I feel like home. But not as home like I do on Etsy. Not yet.

One of my not so secret talents is that I have a song for every situation, songs just pop into my mind in various situations, songs that I often did not know I knew. So here's the first theme song for today, why don't you listen to it while you look at my latest creations (please)! I bet you will sing along! I call the mini quilt above Up, up and away, as you might have guessed. It is one in a series of three. One will stay at my exhibition over the Summer. One is still available on etsy.
*edit* It sold, I should stop complaining...
This is a new zippy pouch, I think I need to take a new shot of it, the dotty background makes it look a little dull. T suggested this tune by Pink Floyd as a theme song for it ;)
For this bag I guess I should have picked Sail away by Enya, but since I have a fear of having it ringing in my head the rest of the day I thought it best to introduce to you the Finnish band The Rasmus and Sail Away.

Have a wonderful weekend!

16 comments:

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Fantastic! Love the song links. It happens to me too. Your work is lovely - as ever.

nicolette said...

Love your balloon quilt.
Dropping etsy-sales.. I read a post of a friend in Norway last night about the same issue. I hope the sales will be better again, your work is beautiful.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

That balloon quilt is gorgeous - make some more! make some more!!!!! I know what you mean about Etsy though - I'm just about to close my shop for a bit and try selling my wallets in some of the local shops instead.

Lucy x

kirsten said...

i'm sure your sales will pick up! they're just fluctuating, don't stress!
love your new stuff!

amandajean said...

I love that little zip pouch. it's adorable.

Jacquie said...

That is so neat that you are donating to Craft for China. I think it will make lots of money for a great cause! Sorry about your Etsy sales. I hope in the near future I'll be able to help you out with that!

Shannah said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the theme song!
Good luck with your Dawanda shop:)

karen said...

I know what you mean about etsy...it's really frustrating. Well done on the China charity, such a good cause.

Linnea A said...

Wow, I love your new creations :o) I hope your sales pick up as well. Have a nice weekend!
Linnea

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Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Don't worry - I just bought one of your cushion covers!

Ruth's Place said...

Beautiful things! The China quilt is wonderful.

I hope business picks up soon!

Charlie P said...

The Rasmus are from Finland?!?! I had no idea!
Lovely, lovely balloon quilt. I'm sure it will make a lot of money for charlity :)

Yummers! said...

I love, love, love your mini quilt!! It's adorable!! I also like the boat bag. I have to stop spending money until after the wedding... I've been doing a lot of clothes shopping lately so I have the right thing for each occasion. Then I can come shopping on etsy again. I matted and framed your bike print and it looks great. I'll have to put a pic of it on my blog.

Happy birthday to your daughter. I think the ice cream bar was a great idea. Clever you!!
Joni

Rachelmp said...

Your things are just beautiful Kajsa! Good luck with the sales...

lisette said...

I always love the colour combinations that you make. And your stuff is so original!

Laurraine Yuyama said...

Your songs made me laugh especially the first! I love that balloon quilt! Perfect. I made a hot air balloon quilt years back. It is in my Flickr somewhere!