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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Newburgh

This is a little off topic but I need to mention it. If you ever have a weekend off and want to take that special someone (wife, hubby, boyfriend, girfriend or just plain friend) somewhere nice, think about Newburgh, Indiana. It is a Mainstreet USA town, loaded with great antique shops, specialty shops, and restaurants. Take a self-guided walking tour through Downtown Newburgh’s historic district, stroll along the Ohio River on the Rivertown Trail, or relax with a glass of wine in one of our charming restaurants on the banks of the Ohio.








If you are a history buff you should drop by Angel Mounds and try to solve the mystery of where and why an entire tribe completely dissappeared.







Five to seven hundred years ago, the area we now call Angel Mounds State Historic Site was a thriving Mississippian Indian town. Built between A.D. 1100 and 1300, the town was occupied by one thousand to three thousand inhabitants until its abandonment around 1450. Throughout that time, it was the largest settlement in Indiana. It served as the center of trade, government and religion for smaller satellite communities within a 70-mile radius. After more than 200 years of constant occupation, the town at Angel Mounds was abandoned, and by 1450, the site was completely empty.









Thursday, December 8, 2011

New Winter Use for Great Summer Best Seller!


When I created Bite Be Gone it worked so well for mosquito and minor insect bites and skin irritations, after testing on friends and family (and myself) with such great success I was so satisfied I did not pursue any more potential uses. That is until this past week.


This past week we had a family emergency that took us out of town rather quickly. I was in a hurry packing and did not pack my usual traveling pharmacy/cosmetic aisle. I found myself away from home with skin so dry and itchy that I found that I was breaking the skin on my legs by scratching so much and still not getting relief from the itch. Here I was 200 miles from home with no Dead Sea Salt Bars (which I use every night once the furnace starts running) nor any lotion to moisturize or even just slow down the itch. Then I remembered that I still had my emergency supply of Bug Off and Bite Be Gone in the glove compartment of my car left over from this summer.

It occurred to me that the Bite Be Gone might be helpful since it has all the EO’s for fighting inflammation and skin irritation. One heavy application is all it took to stop my skin from itching, take the soreness from the areas where I had broken the skin from scratching so hard and ease the dryness of my skin until I got home 4 days later.

Just thought I would let you know a great new use for a great old product! I do intend to work on finding larger packaging and doing some further testing, but I hope to have a new balm/stick out specifically made for relief of dry irritated skin. Hopefully it will be in the near future.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

NEW 15% OFF COUPON GOOD UNTIL NOV. 30

All you have to do is go to the website at http://pigeoncreeksoaps.artfire.com/ and when you check out write HOTLIST  in the space marked coupon code and you will automatically receive 15% off your entire order! This is only good until Nov. 30 and you can only use this one time. Thank-you for being great customers and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Newburgh Fiddler Fest

Just a quick note to let you know that we will be at the annual Newburgh, Indiana Fiddler Festival this weekend. Saturday it runs from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Sunday hours are from 11-5p.m.  Look for both great music and great catfish fiddlers along with some neat crafters and other great foods!

Friday, May 20, 2011

New Farmer's Market Season

Playing with new setup
Finally, I feel like Spring has truly arrived and the Farmer's Market has had its opening day. I have to be honest and admit that by the end of the market season I am ready to be packing boxes away, to store all the tables and to carry the tent out to the shed for another winter but after about a month of rest I am ready to start all over. By the time it is actually time to dust off the tables, clean the tent and take stock of the inventory I am raring to go.

Yes, a large chunk of my eagerness to return to market is the financial incentive. Not having a brick and mortar shop makes it difficult for many of my customers to replinish their soap stock until market time or unless they catch me a one of our local shows but the real reason is the camaraderie that I miss when e

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gettin Old is Not Fun or How to Save Face


I have decided that I truly do not like getting old. Now I have to admit that Maurice Chevalier had it right when he said that “Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.” That I would definitely like less. It is not the fact that I am in my 60’s because in my head I am still in my 30’s. It is the rest of me that is in my 60’s like my joints, my back and all the creaks and groans and misery that comes from the osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia and the just plain deterioration that comes from over 60 years of living.


My husband and I were talking the other day about my grandmother and how much energy and vitality that she had even into her 80’s. Every day she would be up at dawn and working. She had a huge garden of about ½ an acre, a grape arbor, peach and apple trees and a huge yard that she took care of without fail. She was also incredibly wise which is the reason that I am writing this.

At the age of 84 she had the most beautiful complexion of anyone I have ever known. I can remember only 2 things that she did to maintain her beautiful skin. When I would visit her and she would shame me into going out and helping her in the garden she would always wear a large straw hat and I was also expected to wear one that she reserved for those of us who were not smart enough to bring our own. Beside the door was a wooden hat rack that my grandfather had made for her many years ago. If she was going out in the yard or garden in the sun she would always wear her straw hat. I am relatively sure it was her Southern roots that made her believe that sun was bad for the skin. One reason I believe this is that the hat she kept for those of us who were not smart enough to bring our own had belonged to her mother. One of the very few memories that I have of “Grandma Jack” was that she never went out the door without a hat.

The other thing that I know that she did for her skin was her nightly application of Pond’s Cold Cream. The 2 commercially made products she used without fail were the nightly applications of Pond’s Cold Cream and the Jergen’s Hand Lotion she used every time she washed dishes. Whenever I smell Cherry Almond fragrance I am transported back to that kitchen filled with love.

I have to admit that throughout most of my life the only problem I had to worry about my complexion was it was too oily, until the last couple of years. Whether it is because I am getting older or perhaps it is due to the Type 2 diabetes my skin sometimes is so dry I have alligator skin if I do not use a lotion or cream. The discussion with my husband brought back the memory of my grandmother and her Pond’s Cold Cream so I decided that perhaps I should work on making some cold cream and try using it to see if it would help my dry facial skin.

Once again the wisdom of my grandmother is proven to me.

I worked on a formula of cold cream that that is infused with skin loving herbs and a few other additions that benefit the skin and have been using it for almost 3 weeks. My skin is feeling like it did many years ago. I am so pleased with this that it will soon be in production and listed on Artfire and I truly expect it to be one of my best sellers in my new line of natural skin care products. I won’t tell you everything that is in it yet until it is ready but think-CUCUMBER. Cucumber is super for the skin! It will reduce the dark and puffy areas under the eye, lighten the freckles on our face, hydrate and moisturize and best of all it is loaded with silica. A deficiency of silica and hyaluronic acid accelerates skin aging because connective tissues cannot hold water efficiently. It promotes the production of collagen and inhibits skin aging. Now I don’t know about you but as for me anything that slows down the effects of getting older is great.




Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beer Solid Shampoo Bar with Rhassoul Clay, Silk and Dead Sea Salt


Beer Solid Shampoo Bar with Rhassoul Clay, Silk & Dead Sea Salt

Having problems with thin, limp hair? Is itchy scalp or dandruff a problem? Then this is the shampoo bar for you.

We use locally crafted dark ale as the entire liquid to make this all natural solid shampoo bar and Bokek Dead Sea Salts to reduce or eliminate itchy scalp and dandruff. This rich and moisturizing bar was created to use as a shampoo but it is great as a body bar also.
by engindeniz
Loaded with minerals such as magnesium, potassium and phosphorus, as well as Biotin and Vitamin B, the ale makes hair seem thicker and adds body. The proteins found in malt and hops are traditionally known to help repair damage to the hair shaft and the sucrose present in b eer improves shine by tightening the cuticles of the shaft. The Biotin also works to prevent dandruff along with the Rosemary and Tea Tree Essential Oils that we have added to this shampoo bar.

Dead Sea
According to Bokek, a major supplier of Dead Sea Salts to the industry, dandruff is a an excessive shedding of the skin cells of the scalp resulting in white flakes and itchiness. “Dandruff, although a natural growth process of the skin, is caused by excess oiliness of the scalp and is therefore seasonal. Contrary to common belief that it would be more severe in summer due to sweating or dryness, dandruff is worse during the winter months.

Dandruff is caused by:

 - Use of hairspray and gels 
- Overuse of chemical hair treatments
- Use of curling irons and curlers
- Exposure to cold dry weather or dry indoor air
- Tight fitting hats or head scarves
-Stress, anxiety, trauma and tension 

Bokek™ Dead Sea Salts contain sulfur in a natural form. In addition, the other minerals assist in detoxifying and cleansing which is vital to restore the balance of cells to reduce the oiliness of the scalp.”

  
We have also added Rhassoul Clay to this bar. The Rhassoul leaves your hair beautifully clean, smooth, soft and glossy.

  
Rhassoul clay, mined deep within the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, has been used for over 1400 years as a beauty treatment for skin and hair. It is being rediscovered and used in the most renowned spas throughout the world. Rhassoul clay contains high percentages of potassium, magnesium, silica and other trace minerals. This traditional African hair care ingredient removes excess oils and toxins to leave your hair and body unbelievably clean and detoxified. Once these impurities are removed it exchanges them for the nourishing trace minerals.

Comfrey

As with our other shampoo bars we have infused the luxury oils that we use to make this bar with hair lovin’ herbs. Nettles, Horsetail, Comfrey and Marshmallow Root all work together to give your hair fantastic shine and conditioning.

Last, but not least, we have added hydrolyzed silk proteins to this shampoo bar. Silk aids in moisture retention due to its strong hygroscopic (taking up and retaining water) properties. Silk adds luster, body, and manageability to your hair.


 
Horsetail

As a note we should let you know as with other natural Dead Sea Salt filled bars, don't expect loads of lather. We don't add any SLS or other chemical sudsing additions to this all natural solid shampoo bar. Wet your hair and rub the bar through your hair until you can tell that the soap is dispersed completely throughout your hair and to the scalp. Then rinse as you normally would.

  
As with all of our solid shampoo bars we suggest that you use a natural vinegar rinse following your shampoo.

  
Bars weigh between 5.3-6.3 oz.

                                                                                              




Sunday, March 27, 2011

Herbs, Cures, Treatments & Natural Face Care Recipes & Formulas

 
Herbs, Cures, Treatments & Natural Face Care Recipes & Formulas


by Willfca

                                                           
                                                                        Part 1

When I began thinking about this blog entry my earliest plan was to give you easy recipes (formulas) to make your own completely natural facial cleansers and tonics. As I started working on a basic outline I found that as I began to explain about why you should use natural products I felt like I had to give you a little history of how my interest in natural products started which has ultimately convinced me to write a series of articles on natural beauty treatments and products and natural herbal and folk treatments for minor problems with a little history thrown in the mix.

Commercially made or store bought facial cleansers, toners, moisturizers are often loaded with ingredients that are totally unnecessary and sometimes are not really good for our skin. Why do we use them then? More often than not, we use them because they are convenient. Another reason we use them is because we have never known that there is another way to have the skincare we need without spending loads of money.

If I had only my mother as a role model for purchasing and using facial and body care products I would probably not have developed my own business. When I started developing allergies and becoming sensitized to different chemicals used in soap and other products that we use daily, I probably would have had to take a different path and start buying the very expensive hypoallergenic commercially made products.


by Jen Son

I was very fortunate though. I had a grandmother whose heritage tracks back to a family line that comes from the Appalachians and practiced folk or “granny” medicine as well as firmly practicing self-sufficiency.

Granny medicine was developed because of a lack of access to modern healthcare and a tradition of independence. Families owned and worked their farms, many of which were hours or even days away from a traditional doctor and modern healthcare. Sometimes the herbal treatment or cures were imbued with rituals and mixtures of animal products or were timed on the sign of the zodiak. The knowledge of the cures, treatments and uses of herb to maintain health is often handed down from old to young.

The first time I actually remember my grandmother using one of her folk treatments on me was when I was 5 or 6 years old. My parents had gone to a veterinary medical convention somewhere out west and my brother and I stayed with my mother’s parents. I started having a minor earache on Friday night which by Saturday was extremely painful. I have to admit that much of the crying and carrying on by me was probably due to the fact that I was a mama’s girl and this was the first time I had been away from her for more than a weekend. It was painful though-I swear.

Aspirin was the first thing she gave me. Okay parents, don’t go ballistic. This was 1955 and the potential side effect of developing Reyes Syndrome, a deadly disease that affects all the body’s organs was unknown at that time. I don’t think the aspirin helped at all because by early Saturday I was weeping and wailing.

Mamma told me we were going for a walk and we did. We walked across the barn lot, through the smallest pasture and into the apple orchard that my grandfather had planted for her when they first moved onto the farm in the late 1920’s. She walked up to a huge plant that was taller than I was with huge hairy leaves and topped with a stalk of pretty yellow flowers. She took her butcher’s knife and whacked it off almost even to the ground. She did this to several plants. I can remember dragging this huge plant behind me and trying to climb over the fence stile with it. Now for all you city folk a fence stile is like 2 small ladders built and fastened at the top that goes over the top of a fence. This makes it easy to cross a fence and eliminates the necessity of building a gate.




We walked back to the house and she went into the basement and pulled out one of the 4 window screens that she had saved from the old house before it was demolished. She cut off the flowered portion of the plant and set it aside. The rest of the plant she cut into pieces and spread out over the screen that was sitting on a couple of cinder blocks to dry. The flower stalk of the plant we carried back into the house and she cut it up into small pieces after rinsing it off. She then pulled out a saucepan, added the mullein plant into it and poured olive oil over the weed.

At that time my grandparents had a gas stove fueled by a huge lp gas tank that sit outside the house. This was the first non-wood burning stove that my grandmother had ever owned. Until my grandfather built the huge Bedford stone home in the early 1950’s my grandmother had only used a wood burning stove to cook on.

I remember the burners on the gas stove had 2 separate rings that the gas came out and was burned. The inner ring was very small and this was what she heated the mixture with. I cannot tell you how long she kept it on the stove but it seemed to take forever. I do know that it was night time and my bedtime before she took the warm liquid and filled an eyedropper and put it into my ear and then pulled a tiny bit of cotton from the roll she had in a big blue box and stuffed it into my ear. I remember the warm oil feeling good and giving me a modicum of immediate relief. What I remember best though is waking up in the morning with no pain and and it not coming back. She continued using the warm drops a couple times of day for the remaining time before my parents came to pick us up.

I also remember my mother taking me to our family doctor and being told that there was nothing wrong with my ear.

What I have found out since then is that the mullein plant has many uses in herbal medicine and it has been a valued medicinal herb since antiquity. One of the first people to write about the medicinal uses was a Greek physician Dioscorides. He told about using the herb for curing diseases of the lung over 1800 years ago.

Medical uses and benefits of Mullein

The high content of mucilage and saponins found in the leaf along with the plant's antibiotic and antiviral qualities makes this herb ideal for the treatment of a broad range of respiratory ailments. Mullein is strongly anti-inflammatory and has been used in the treatment of bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, pneumonia and allergies. It is one of the great natural expectorants (rids of mucus and congestion). Because of its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties it has been used successfully as a treatment reducing boils and other skin inflammation and infections.

The 1917 edition of Potter's Therapeutics noted: "It has long been a popular Irish remedy in pulmonary affections" (asthma and whooping cough particularly). An infusion of the dried leaves in milk was recommended as a valuable expectorant that also eased coughing and improved the general condition and stated it was useful for cystitis, irritable bladder, and diarrhea as well.

In the South and the Appalachians it is commonly used mixed into a poultice with fat and applied to boils to bring them to a head.

A strong tea made from the leaves  and applied locally soothes and reduces the pain and inflammation of hemrrhoides and perineal itching and soreness.



Part 2 of this series will contain recipes, formulas and uses for the mullein plant which is one of the most used and effective herbal treatments.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Playing in the Mud (Moor Mud) -Fun or Therapy?

Dead Sea Mud, Moor Mud & Rhassoul Clay Facial Masque

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If someone told you that they had a tub full of mud and it would clean your body of harmful toxins, rid you of acne, slow the forming of wrinkles on your face, moisturize your skin, alleviate the pain of arthritis, rheumatism and muscle strains and sprains; and if you drank it your ulcers would heal along with your cystitis, you would think that they were either lying to you or were mentally unstable. Strangely though each one of these have been scientifically tested and validated. You can go to Medscape and do a search on Medline for moor mud or peat therapy and find the citations about this amazing natural mud.


For over 200 years, it has been said to have magical properties, which today can be explained through science. Its popularity has however not decreased and is still being used. To add to all the properties mentioned it is also said to induce relaxation as it stimulates the body’s natural production of cortisone.

The actual therapeutic properties of Moor Mud have been known for thousands of years. In fact, as far back as 120 B.C., Romans took advantage of the curative powers of Moor Mud and Renaissance physicians praised it as the Quinta Essentia.


Moor Mud Bar Healing Natural Acne Soap Buy 2 Get 1 Free

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What is Moor Mud?




During the Pleistocene glacial epoch great glaciers pushed their way into fertile valleys, trapping rich abundant plant life under glacial lakes.

For over 200 years, it has been said to have magical properties, which today can be explained through science. Its popularity has however not decreased and is still being used to: Cleanse the body of toxins, hydrate the skin and helps alleviate health problems like arthritis, chronic skin conditions and ease muscle tension. According to some sources it induces relaxation, as it helps to stimulate the body's natural production of cortisones.



Moor Mud or Balneo-Peat is an organic substance, a product of natural decomposition of multitudes of plants under special conditions. It is unlike any other mud in the beauty, spa or medical industry. Containing almost no clay it is comprised of the organic remains of flowers, plants, herbs and grasses. Over a period of thousands of years these residues turn into a paste that easily dissolves in water and has an unusual concentration of bio-minerals, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids, plant hormones and fatty acids. These substances are readily absorbed into the skin due to Moor Mud's unique colloidal structure, making it ideal for cosmetic and therapeutic use.



Moor Mud increases collagen and skin cell production and can even stimulate the fibers of the nervous system between skin cells, improving the look and feel of maturing skin. It is suitable for all skin types and its astringent properties can be used to treat various skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.



The natural acids and nutrients in peat (Moor Mud) are the force behind its healing abilities. As one aspect of peat opens the skin pores allowing nutrients in and acids out, another aspect actively draws out lactic acid and metabolic wastes from tissues.



The therapeutic properties of Moor Mud have been known for thousands of years. In 120 B.C., the Romans took advantage of the curative powers of Moor Mud and Renaissance physicians praised it as the Quinta Essentia. Scientific research has demonstrated that Moor Mud is an effective astringent, absorbent, ion exchanger, hormone balancer, anti-inflammatory, and cell regenerator.



For ages, Moor Mud has been used successfully in spas all over Europe as a natural preventative medicine because of its curative qualities. Modern scientific research has uncovered new applications and techniques for Moor Mud in many therapeutic treatments, particularly in the fields of Rheumatology and Dermatology.

Because moor mud has chelatic properties (it binds heavy metal isotopes) it is a strong natural detoxifier. It cleanses skin of impurities, detoxifies, helps to preserve skin thru presence of natural tanning elements, improves circulation and makes skin look and feel rejuvenated.

Recently Moor Mud’s ability to alleviate the problems of both acne and maturing skin  has been its primary uses in the beauty industry. Locally I found that Moor Mud was virtually unknown. I was the first to create and sell Moor Mud bars in this vicinity. After making my first batch of Moor Mud bars I had no sales for several weeks until I ended up giving about 15 bars away at no charge other than they had to promise use it for a month and then come back and tell me how it performed and if they liked it.

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That was back in July, 2007. A number of those in that group ended up using it all through their high school and college years and became my most persuasive sales persons.



Only recently have I changed the formula and created a bar dedicated to mature skin. I have begun receiving feedback that is as good as the initial Moor Mud bar’s feedback.



I have over the last few years come to believe as I use natural additives such as moor mud, Dead Sea Mud, kelp, and the many herbs and flowers that are gifts of nature that there are natural cures for everything. Whether God or evolution created these, I cannot begin to say. What I can say is that in my mind there are many more out there and all we have to do is find them.



Monday, March 21, 2011

Another Great Silhouette SD Giveaway from Decorchick

You can win a Silhouette SD from Decorchick! This fantastic machine is something that every crafter should have in their bag of tricks. Check it out here:  http://www.decorchick.com/giveaway/silhouette-machine-giveaway-and-a-discount-code/

Want to win a new Silhouette SD? Check this out!

You can win this fantastic piece of equipment that every crafter should have. My very favorite blog is having  a super giveaway and you could be the lucky winner. Go here and check it out--  http://www.remodelaholic.com/2011/03/silhouette-giveaway.html

Sunday, March 20, 2011

My Etsy Shop is Closed & Artfire is our Home!

I have been gradually notifying my customers that I would be closing my Etsy shop and focusing solely on my Artfire shop. The day has finally come and my Etsy shop is officially closed. I have to admit it was a very difficult decision for me. Since I opened the shop in 2008 the business had slowly but steadily been growing. Even more important than the fact that the income from the Etsy shop was substantially greater than my Artfire shop is the fact that I had made many friends that started out as customers and I pray they come visit at my Artfire shop if not to buy to stop by and say hello and let me know how they are doing.

Come visit me at : http://pigeoncreeksoaps.artfire.com/


A few of my customers have asked me why I had planned to close my Etsy shop and I promised that I would share some of my reasons in the blog. The easiest answer would be to say that it is a financial decision and that the Artfire shop is less costly to maintain. I was lucky and managed to sign up for a PRO account during their special promotion. This was a fantastic deal where it only costs me $5.95 a month for the PRO account. I have unlimited listings (no more $.20 for each item which doesn't turn up in a search after 8-10 days) and in particular, no percentages due when I sell an item. Those are the financial reasons- not the important reasons.

I began hearing warning bells in early 2010. I began to hear mutterings about sellers being muted in the forums because of negative statements they had made about Etsy. At first I thought they must be false accusations because Etsy had  waved the flag of  the 1st amendment numerous times when items were flagged for being offensive, in particular this one is my favorite. Many items by this seller are disgusting and reprehensible, but when brought to the attention of Etsy they were totally ignored -that is until CNN ran this spot  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/01/07/jvm.greeting.cards.hln

Kalin's answer to this the CNN segment- "It is important to us that we allow members of the community to express their own sensibilities, and to develop their shop identity to suit themselves and their market. What is offensive to some may be intended as a statement about culture by an artist." Then he proceeded to state that the offensive items and the artist's shop would remain.

And he meant it- at least for a minute.



A website called WomensRights.Change.org began a petition asking for Etsy to remove the listings, which received over 17,000 online "signatures" and he rather quickly changed his tune.

As per AuctionBytes, "The policy has been revised to state that Etsy will no longer allow items or listings that promote, support or glorify hatred toward or otherwise demean people based upon race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation, including items or content that promote organizations with such views."

In other words all one has to do to foment change is get the media involved.  Bringing problems up on the Etsy forums and questioning policy will only get you muted.  It seems that Etsy has developed a "dictatorial habit of quashing debate on its own users forum". There is actually a list somewhere out there on the internet. I have seen it but can't seem to find it now but I will tell you that it is immense.

These are several of the problems that have driven me off of Etsy, but I actually started making plans to leave around the 1st of October. For sometime I had been noticing that my sales were begining to slow down. This was strange since Jan. 2010 my sales had (for me) skyrocketed. I thought for awhile that it was just a minor glitch and the sales would go back to the way they had been- but they actually got worse. Then I found out why. Here is the best explanation I have found for the reason that mine and many other sellers sales have plummetted.

From http://etsybitch.blogspot.com/search/label/search

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Etsy search and categories limited to 50,000

Do you feel that? You’re getting screwed. I know I know, Etsy’s little limp noodle doesn’t make much of an impact, but your wallet sure does feel it.

Etsy made “minor adjustments” to the search pagination resulting in a return of only 50,000 results when a buyer searches for something. The reasoning:


“our data has shown that purchases drop to .000001% on item listings beyond position 50,000 for a given search”




Yeah, so why help those items sell? They’ll just keep pimping out the constant renewers

Cuz guess what, the results get returned by – recently listed date! (and check out the latest weather report - the backlog of unsold items keeps growing by hundreds of thousands)



To quote an Etsian: “This does nothing to help sellers or buyers find items they may be looking for. This does everything to line Etsy's pockets with more renewal fees, your motivation is so transparent Etsy.”



Oh yeah, and it affects browsing categories, too. So if you haven’t renewed in the last 2 to 4 weeks, your item isn’t being returned in the category when a shopper is browsing. Didn’t you pay for 4 months?


“Only 3% of the items listed in jewellery are now accessible when browsing.


That's a staggering $324,019.60 spent on listing fees for items that are inaccessible. When sorting by price, you can not browse items between $4.49-$139.”




And that thread – more than 1100 posts and no admin response. Surprised?



So rather than updating the hardware, Etsy is simply screwing all of you to get you to pay more to be seen.

Oh this is going to be a GREAT holiday shopping season!

Twit This!

Posted by The Righteous One at 4:53 PM
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I know that each time I paid $.20 for an individual listing I expected to be able to be searched for the entire 4 month  period that I had paid my $.20 for and I don't like and won't tolerate being screwed!
I know this has been an extremely long "rant" but I did promise to tell you why I was leaving Etsy. I do have one more comment.

I LOVE ARTFIRE!

One of the main reasons is that they listen.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

New Giveaway!



Just a quick note to let you know that Drakestone Primitives is holding a giveaway of a wonderful Sweet Bear. I have fallen in love with it. It looks like an old expensive Steiff bear. I would love to be lucky enough to win this one. Check it out friends! http://www.drakestoneprimitivescountrycabin.blogspot.com/