Saturday, 16 April 2011

Today's ramblings and small giveaway for naming my new bear

Busy day today. I did the usual exciting things that us ladies get to do on a weekend, laundry, housework and a bit of gardening thrown in for good measure. My other half cut the grass out front whilst I weeded the flower bed. All exciting stuff ! As I'm rubbish at weed identification, unless it's a dandelion, I had to keep interrupting the mowing to ask himself if I was about to dig a plant up, lol. If there were prizes for growing dandelions, we would be gold medal winners. At one point I was tempted just to keep the dandelions and throw the ret of the greenery out, lol.
I managed to finally open an Etsy shop as am beginning to get disillusioned with Ebay. I had some issues with a non-payer and because I refused to give her discount (duh) or accept instalments, she left some upsetting feedback for me. I contacted Ebay and they won't remove it because it's not in breach of any of their policies. Despite the transaction being cancelled, the (non) buyer can still leave feedback, how crazy is that? I do have the option of leaving feedback for her, but don't want to start a war as am sure there will be further problems. I appreciate that Ebay has to protect the buyer, but what about the sellers? Anyone else had similar problems?
Back to the shop ..... nothing in it yet as am photographing stuff and hope to list some dolls and the as yet, unnamed new bear. Any suggestions? I will pick a name from a hat if you'd like to send some suggestions in. I have one already from a good customer of mine so will add that one in first. I'll leave the naming open for a week and his new name will be written on the back of his tage for when he goes to his new home. I will send some vintage lace edgings and some home made tags to the winner. I know most of my followers live in the US but am happy to send prize there, it's only something small and won't weigh much :-)
His photo is below ...yes, I took it as you can see I have managed to incorporate my scruffy corner of the living room, lol. Please leave a comment and a name if you wish. Thank you x


dee begg said...

Well first let me just say that ebay stinks in regards to their feedback policy! I thought they would remove feedback from a non payer. Did you file for non-payment or just that you agree not to complete the transaction? If you did it that way, then the buyer can leave feedback, which stinks. Etsy will be much better for you. Different kinda who appreciates handmade and isn't necessarily looking for a bargain. Good luck with your shoppe there.

The bear is adorable. He looks like a George to me! Have a nice weekend.


Leny said...


Thanks for visiting my blog! I love your bears ,dolls and bunnies!

Diny said...

I like your bunnies, they are very sweet.
I think the bears name is Bobbybear because he is a sweetheart!
I'm a follower now.
Greetings, Diny

cottageprims said...

I would name him Hugabumm.Such a sweetie! I gave ebay up 2.5 yeas ago and won't buy or sell there anymore.Been on etsy I sell mostly vintage and it's totally differnt nice honest people with the exception of a few but ot of 3000 sales only like 3 of the bad apples.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Mary Ann said...

I think he looks like a Thomas:)

Good luck with the new store.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wow I love your bear and site. I am so happy to meet you and looking forward to getting to know you. I appreciate you joining my site too.
You are very gifted with your bears. I have not been on ebay in a long time.
I would name him Bailey. lol

Michelle said...

Cute bear, I would call him 'Bumble'. Love the blog, thanks Michelle

Christine said...

Somehow stumbled onto your blog and so glad I did! Your creations are so adorable! Love the bear and I'd call him Winston as he's so winsome!
I will look forward to following your blog - you're welcome to pop over and visit too!
Best wishes
Christine xox

My Vintage Mending said...

These are beautiful. Just amazing work. So glad you stopped by. We have two english bulldogs Lincoln and Murphy although I almost named one Winston. I vote for Fitzwilliam. Fitz for short. Smiles...Renee

By the Bluegrass said...

What a sweetie....I think you should name him Wills if it is a boy or Kate if it is a honor of the royal wedding.