Friday, January 25, 2013

Below-Zero Temps and Our First Etsy Sale

So, we've been having these single-digit temperatures with wind chill factors below zero. Not great fun. Running the wood stove on high all the time and running four electric heaters we still had indoor temps of 52'F in the living room and 49'F in the laundry room!! Elizabeth and I had sick headaches for two days, and we spent the time bundled up in two layers of everything.

We've managed to raise the temperature in the house a bit, but it's still pretty cold around here. We've been trying to keep busy working around here and getting the Etsy store up and running. Being so cold, it's been a bit hard, but we have managed to make our first sale!! Boy, we are so thrilled. Mom and I had been listing all of the little Minikin dolls. Elizabeth and I had finished four of the Poirots (see previous entry for pics) and had two more in the works. We decided to list the four on Wednesday night, and before they had been on for ten minutes --- we sold them all! In fact, they are all going to a U.K. buyer, and she even bought the two that weren't done yet. The two of us stayed up late last night finishing them.

I've spent days now photographing dolls for Etsy. Here is a picture of the setup for the little Minikins. Doesn't look like much, but the photos sure turn out fine (as seem in photo on left)! The bottom picture shows a Minikin "group" shot. This is all the Minikins that we've made so far (minus the final Poirots) having a reunion.

It seems that we are in the middle of a white-out snow at the moment, so it's going to be looking very pretty. Things are supposed to warm up over the weekend, so I'm looking forward to that. Well, I've spent way too much time blogging and no time working on dolls, so I better get going. More later!

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