Monday, 28 March 2011

'Spring' - 2nd UWIB Blog Hop

Welcome to this second blog hop, initiated by the Unique Women In Business group (UWIB). Please enjoy all the lovely 'Spring' posts and blogs.

People often ask me: which is your favorite season? To be quite honest, I'm never able to give a straight forward answer. I simply love all the 4 seasons and their characteristics. Having spend most of my life in Denmark and England, living with four distinct seasons, they simply get in your blood.
Some years ago I spend +3 years in the Middle East. A fantastic time from a cultural point of view, but I did miss my four seasons. There it was hot for 6 month and then slightly less hot the following 6 month. It was actually a rather strange feeling, as it was such a different rhythm to the year. It was lovely not having to wear loads of layers and winter boots, but still.

I find the transition between the seasons very exciting. You start to get small tasters of what is to come. Spotting the first snowdrops in the garden, a slight warmth in the air, the birds singing in the morning etc. Those subtle changes that spring is definitely on its way, are just so wonderful.

My husband and I went the other day for a long hike in beautiful countryside of Suffolk, England. On our way we discovered the first tiny violets and buttercups flowering like small bright dots. When out and about I instinctively look for natures sure signs that the winter is soon to be over. When I grew my mother, sister and I always went out for long walks. One of our favorite past times, were spotting the first wild flowers in the early spring. Very fond memories. The spring photos in this post were taken last week in the Abbey Gardens Bury St. Edmunds where I live. I just love Bury St Edmunds and the Abbey gardens VERY old and colorfull history! 

Unique Women In Business: UWIB Etsy Team Page and UWIB Blog
Participating blogs in this second Unique Women In Business blog hop:
Enjoy your hop :-)

Rita Wetzel       |
Jenn Nolda       |
Ann Rinkenberger  |
Robin Koehler       |
Linda Reynolds:     |
Audrey Fetterhoff  |
Wendy Kelly         |
Janet Bocciardi      |
Linda Stranger       |
Karen Terry/McDuffie  |
Judy Woodley    |
Trudy Miller       |
Cory Trusty       |
Nancy Pace       |
Lois Stifel          |
Jenn Brockman |

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

New Listings in SewDanish

Fabric covered box
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky that the light was just right. For quite a while I had been wanting to take photos of new listings. I have had  this wonderful pile of colourful items waiting to be processed into new listing in my Etsy shop SewDanish , but it was either too dark, to bright or I simply wasn't home. Finally the there were a few days of overcast but still bright days and I got my little photo corner set up.

Stab bound journal w/ raffia
So I've been busy listing and was really happy when I finally listed my item #200. That has been a distant goal for a long time and now I've finally reached it. A great feeling :-)

Covered books, recycled newspaper

I thought, I would share some of my new listing with you, and I hope you'll enjoy them.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

SewDanish: Celebrating w/ a week of FREE SHIPPING :-)

Fabric Covered Box
I so fortunate to belong to several great teams. One of the teams is the Etsy Twitter Team which is a team dedicated to using twitter to its fullest, as the powerful networking and marketing tool it is. The leaders behind the team are working very hard in the back ground and I'm full of admiration for all they do for the team.

Cell Phone / Camera Flowers
A returning feature of the Etsy Twitter team is to be chosen as The Shop Of The Week (SOTW). This week, from the 28th February - 6th March I'm the lucky one!
Please visit the Etsy Twitter Team Blog and read the lovely interview edited by Judy from wellspringcreations Its an interview about my background, textile art and shop. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Key Ring, Mini Hexagon
To celebrate being the Shop Of The Week I'm offering a week world wide FREE SHIPPING from England in my shop SewDanish - Scandinavian Textile Art  from the 28th February to the 6th March 2011 (GMT)