Just wanted to let you know that there are 137 shops participating in the 20% coupon for EFA's 1st b-day party.
A list of them is here.
My code is "night" so if you shop, THAT is your coupon. Convo the seller the word "Night" to get your 20% off. Try to use the code of the person that tipped you off and not switch codes, as there are awards for the code that gets used the most!
Both of my shops are participating. So visit nightshadesart.etsy.com and craftyequine.etsy.com and buy between the 15th and the 30th!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I got in TWO treasuries last night! The first one is by MissKnits and can be found here.
Its an absolutely gorgeous treasury isn't it?
The other one is an EFA August Challenge Treasury. My little cow magnet is in the bottom left hand corner. This treasury is by DogonWear and is here.
And here are three leather cuffs I made recently. The bottom two are in the shop, the top one will be eventually.
In other news, I'm ill with a respiratory infection of some kind. I get to go to the doctor tomorrow..yay.
I haven't been doing a lot of leatherwork lately. Last week I was busy working and this week I'm sick and for me, making leather items just doesn't fly when I'm this ill. I have been working on repairing an old saddle. Thats new uncharted territory for me!
Friday, August 15, 2008
First off, with Monsoon season upon us in Arizona, the bugs and plants are going crazy. Oh, so are the toads.
I knitted a dishcloth that is available at my craftyequine shop here
This patten is something I found on Ravelry. It is from Amy-lynne Mitchell and can be found here, if you know, you're on Ravelry.
Ah, and here is a shot I took of my flooded road and the truck going down it. My road is apparently a drainage ditch.
I've been busy with lessons and hanging out with other Etsians, but I have a few new leather items I will blog about soon as well!
In other news I snagged a treasury. You can see it here!
Enough images and crazy for the day, I'll be back with not one, not two, but THREE leather cuffs!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I made it into two more treasuries.
The first is the closest to expiration (5 hours) but it is quite lovely.
This leathery and interior design treasury is here and it was made by the talented leathersculpture!
The second on is right up my alley! Horse inspired items! This one was made by midnightcoiler and is here.
I love treasuries and I keep trying to snag one for myself. I got one in Treasury West once, just by chance. I'm hoping to get one today in the main treasury, it looks like enough of them will expire. :)
If I do, of course it will be posted here.
As for the artist features, I have picked the first artist and I just have to get around to making questions for her to answer. Hopefully, I will have the first feature up next week sometime!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
First off, I made a new horseshoe dreamcatcher. Its called "Fire and Brimstone".
I also made a new leather cuff. Its a dragonfly and some flowers. This one is a large size.
I'm in the process of making a large purse. Hopefully it'll be done by the end of the week and ready for posting on my Etsy!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
I'm thinking about offering prints of some of my horse photography as ACEOs (Artist Cards Editions and Originals). These cards are always 3.5" by 2.5".
I will also be doing this with a lot of my photography I think. It seems to sell better, probably because they are cheaper than full size prints. I certainly can't afford a lot of expensive art, but ACEO's are just handy and make great little sequences.
I've also decided that I'm going to try to do a weekly feature (maybe biweekly) or horse artisans. I would love to showcase anyone who draws or crafts horse related items as well as people who make horse equipment. Usable items as well as art are desired. So, if you'd like to be considered, post a comment with your link to your gallery or Etsy Shop and anything else you'd like me to look at.
If you're chosen, I will send you some questions and post your horse art for the world to see! All I ask is that you link to my blog and tell people you were featured! Publicity for both of us!