Sarah Mayland

Update and Exciting News

In Miscellaneous on 03/25/2011 at 15:57

Hi all,

I have finally emerged from underneath my rock and I’m glad to be back!  My semester is officially halfway over now, and I’m using what’s left of my spring break to delve back into my knitting and crocheting.  This post is just to share with you what’s been going on the past couple of months as well as to let you know what’s coming up in the very near future!

1.  I have written my very first tutorial!  Due to the huge response to my painted earflap hat, I have written a tutorial for anyone who wants to know how to make the stencil for it and how to paint the hat.  It’s really easy, and quite a bit of fun, and I welcome any comments and suggestions either on this blog, on ravelry, or via e-mail.  I had a request for tutorials on trimmings for my cloches, and those will be up ASAP.

2.  Anyone who works retail (unfortunately, like me) knows that after the holiday season business is slow, hours get cut, and money in general becomes rather tight.  To bring in extra income, I have joined Avon as a representative.  Honestly, I didn’t know much about them until I talked to the DM, and I didn’t know that they support campaigns to fight breast cancer and end domestic violence.  This really hits close to home for me since my grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and my mom was a victim of domestic violence.  I just submitted my first order yesterday, and I actually ordered some things for myself.  I got primer, foundation, pressed powder, concealer, blush, eyeliner, and eye makeup remover, and all together I paid around $35!  I was pretty excited since for my previous makeup regimen, I paid $13 for eyeliner and $30 for primer (that’s already over what I spent for everything I got from Avon, and that’s not even counting the actual makeup!) — so this is definitely a much better value.  If you would like to check out the great stuff at Avon, please visit my e-representative site here.

3.  My ETSY website should be back up by the end of this week!  I am re-opening with my new black and white hat collection, and will gradually be adding new collections as I make them.  Everything in my store will be 20% off.  The sale price will be posted as the purchase price, with the original price in the description.  I know a lot of sellers will charge the full price and then refund the 20% in paypal, but I’m not that technologically advanced, so I will be posting the sale price to make things easier for everyone.  In addition to the hats I normally sell on ETSY, I hope to eventually have on some jewelry, bridal items, and some knit clothes as well.  I know most of you that read this blog are crafters yourselves, but please, refer your friends over to my store — it is most appreciated!

4.  I am trying my hand at gardening!  (I have NEVER done this before).  I ordered tons of seeds, and hopefully will have a fruitful balcony garden underway in the near future.  If it’s successful, I might be blogging about that as well.



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