January 30, 2010

Don’t Throw That Away/My Etsy Hero

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 4:04 pm by treacleandinketsy

When I returned home from work yesterday, I discovered a large cardboard box sitting on the counter in the kitchen.  I knew I hadn’t put it there, so there was only one possible explanation.

“Adam, what’s in this big box on the counter?”

“Champaign glasses from work.  They bought them for some function, used them once, and then they were just going to throw them away.  So, I asked them if I could have them.”

I peeked into the box to find sixteen Champaign glasses – used once, and they were going to throw them away!  Can you believe the way some people waste things?

As I stood there looking at the glasses, I had an idea.  I’ve been brainstorming ideas for new items that would go well with the theme of Treacle And Ink.  If these glasses were painted, they would make wonderful additions to my Etsy shop!  I’ve done a little glass painting before, and I always love the way the hand painted glasses look.  I’ve got coasters covered, now I’ll have something to use on the coasters!

My husband is totally my Etsy Hero!

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January 29, 2010

Green is for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 9:38 pm by treacleandinketsy

As I popped on over to Etsy this afternoon to check out what was going on in the forums, I noticed I had a new convo awaiting my attention.  It was from Green Valentine Design, who has put together this new treasury featuring all repurposed, upcycled, and eco-friendly Valentine’s Day gift ideas.  I was very flattered that they had selected one of my Cross My Heart boxes to be featured as well!  Here are a few more items that are also included, but be sure to check out the treasury itself and click and comment.

In the beginning…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 4:59 pm by treacleandinketsy

Today marks the genesis of the new Treacle And Ink blog.  After weeks of mulling it over, then weeks of putting it off, I have finally decided that this blog is the next logical step in my adventure as an Etsian.

Etsian – n. a creator and purveyor of handmade goods on the website known as Etsy.

At this point, in an effort to begin to build a relationship of trust with you, I feel that is only fair to list for you my reasons for not beginning this blog:  I have no idea what to write about.  No one will want to read what I have to write.

As strongly as I felt these reasons gave legitimate support to my blog avoidance, I have leaped over them and taken my first step out into that great internet abyss.

Anyone there?

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