THINGS have been in the air lately. I've been thinking (you thought you smelled something burning, didn't you!) and rethinking my plan to open a shop on Etsy. I'm not sure if you have heard of the uproar that has been going on over there, but check it out. I'm pretty sure I can NOT buy into a system that doesn't play fair with it's sellers and seems to be rewriting the rules to cover their butts. I finally gave up on reading the comments on the thread. I only made it through about page 30 (of currently 80+ and growing) of comments. People are ANGRY! I've heard of many artists who are closing out their shops and looking for a new venue and heard that Etsy has shut down shops for some more outspoken individuals. For more of the backstory that Etsy doesn't want to tell you, check out Regretsy for some fun- they are often crude and irreverent but honest. (There is more than one post there on this subject so I picked what I feel is the most telling for the link.) Still, the whole mess has left me with enough of a bad taste in my mouth that I no longer want to use Etsy. I'll be looking for a different venue for setting up a shop when I've got a few items made.
In other thinking of crafty type things... the fabric for J17's quilt arrived yesterday (along with a few 'extras').
Last night after dinner, the boys and I did a little work:
I'm still thinking... I'll be back later this week....