Thursday, April 29, 2010

First item is up on Etsy

Our first item is up on Etsy. Click on bookmark to take you there. It is done in blues. I've still got to get the hang of taking pictures for this so that I have truer colors showing.

The rhinestone is a 'dewdrop'. My late FIL called me 'DewDrop', and I thought they would add a nice touch to the flowers.

Click on pictures for a closer view.

Thank you

Good morning Everyone ~ First of all I want to say a heartfelt thank you for all of your wonderful encouraging posts and well wishes. Both of us are excited about this new adventure in our life. I will be posting a link in a day or two to our Etsy shop, for anyone who wishes to visit.

I've got my next little piece of embroidery drawn out out fabric, but that is as far as I've gotten. Mr. ElastikUs rigged up and old magnifying glass with light (that was his Dad's), and that is going to be so great for working with fine threads and beads. I look forward to starting the next project soon.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A new Blog and New Beginning

Hi Folks,

This new blog has come about because of getting ready to open my Etsy shop.

When I first posted about my shop, in FlowerLady's Musings, it was in this post A New Blog in August of last year. A lady posted to me telling me to quit using the name Plum Cottage ASAP. She had no way for me to contact her, and she did not answer my response to her.

That depressed me to say the least, and I did not open my shop for business at that time.

Now that I am getting ready to open shop, we thought of changing the name. Before doing that though I did a search this morning and found a lady in Etsy, as The Plum Cottage. Why on earth Etsy didn't flag this is amazing, because I would not have chosen my name in the first place if I had known this other shop was there. I don't know if she is the lady who posted to me or not. But, so as not to cause conflict I'm not going to be doing business as Plum Cottage Creations. That is kind of sad for me, as I loved the shop name. But, it wasn't meant to be and something even better is going to be.

So, here we are with a new beginning for shop and a blog. It is going to be Us, DH and myself as, ArtistikUs ElastikUs. The name is the one we had when we had our antique shop many years ago. We did a search this morning and found it nowhere else and it was accepted by blogger and by Etsy. We will be selling some vintage, some engravings, watercolors, other artwork and things we've collected through the years, as well as handmade items.

We worked on the logo and banner this morning and like what we came up with. The painting is one in our personal collection.

I want to thank all of you who have visited and left your kind comments of encouragement. We are looking forward to this new little adventure in our life together.


"Experience is not what happens to you.
It is what you do with what happens to you."
Aldous Huxley