One more part of Quaker Ball is ready. It is a beautiful bird, which resembles totem birds of the Indians of North America, Alaska or Canada. The difference is that their birds most often have spread wings. This one of mine has lowered wings and round heads, so it looks like an Owl. Here is the link to the article “The History and Significance of Totem Poles”, and in one of the pictures, there is a bird with lowered wings. https://www.akwildlife.org/news/the-history-and-significance-of-totem-poles
Thank you, Anastasia, for this beautiful completed cross stitch piture by our pattern. Here is Sedge Warbler, small bird from our summer birds series.
My new stickers from Savage Creation Station are here! I didn’t find the proper stickers close to me, so I ordered them from the UK, from my favourite seller. I was surprised by how fast the delivery was. I psych myself for long delivery, but it took only about a week without additional customs fees. So I breathed a sigh of relief – Brexit didn’t damage the possibility to buy from the UK.
I’m way behind in my Quaker Ball Sal, by three big pieces. But it seems I have a chance to catch up with everyone else. There aren’t any orders in my shops, so I can put away the hook and take up the needle.
That’s what I crocheted all week – one of my favourite flowers – Daffodils. As you bought all my Daffodils garlands up – white and yellow – I decided to crochet them in different sizes, long and short. And now I have them – 16 white and 16 yellow Daffodils. That means that you’ll see four Daffodils garlands at the shop this weekend. And yes, I am buying more Daffodils and Tulips bulbs on top of those I already have! October is the month when we plant tulips and daffodils in our gardens. What is more, I am thinking of buying more spring flowers for my small city garden. Sure, I’ll write about that to you!
My next shop – CrochetCabinetCrafts – is still young, and there are not many sales in it. Etsy is my hobby, not a way to make money. I earn my living from my other business – teaching foreign languages and translation. However, crocheting and embroidering is my way of having a stress-free life. Yesterday we talked about my bestsellers, today – my sales map. Most orders came from the USA, specifically from Colorado, New York, and Virginia. Slightly fewer sales we had from California, Georgia, Texas, Florida, and New Hampshire. Thanks a lot! Customers from other states are always welcome to our shop!
As always, fewer sales are from Europe, except the UK – this is my regular customer, although, after Brexit and the changes in customs duty, the English buy a little less. Australia doesn’t buy from us that often, especially as there is no way to track orders from Poland to Australia, and that’s sad. However, some customers from Australia we had.
No matter where you are from, we are always happy to welcome you to our shops!
Our best selling items in CrochetCabinetCrafts are garlands. Today I decided to check which buntings are our bestsellers. So, customers mostly like and buy our Flowers garland – it sold 11 times. The next is Daisy garland – it has eight sales, then Sunflowers bunting – seven sales, and red Poppy bunting sold six times.
Two sales each have a Pumpkin garland and yellow Daffodils bunting, and white Daffodils garland has only one sale.
The solution to yesterday’s sneak peek is a new cross stitch pattern at Stitchersland now. Bullfinches on Blackthorn from the winter birds series.
What is more, I would like to remind you that we have other Bullfinches patterns and not only winter ones but also autumn and summer bullfinches. Which one is your favourite?
Fall appeared some days ago. As I know, cross-stitchers started their Christmas stitching in summer or at least at the beginning of Autumn. So we prepared a new Christmas pattern with Bullfinches, which will be at the shop tomorrow. Today is only a sneak peek 🙂
Autumn came, and I changed the featured items in the shop. We have lots of autumn patterns, some of them are popular, like the mouse and pumpkin – a great Halloween chart, while others are somehow less popular, as the pumpkins, different in size and colour. You can cross-stitch them as individual elements on plastic canvas, or they can decorate a whole pillow or a panel on the wall. It all depends on your imagination.