Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!

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Oct 22, 2013

A Minion, A Cowl and Some Advice, Please!

Hey there!

It's been really foggy here lately. It's unusual and I'm loving that misty, mysterious look. Well, as long as I don't have to drive in it too much.

I've been rather occupied lately as I'm in the process of re-setting up an Etsy shop for some of my digital stamps and also thinking of doing one for my crocheting. My family and friends have been telling me I should be selling my crocheted items, so I'm giving it a go.

The two don't seem to go together all that well and I thought maybe I should do separate shops? I know some of you must have Etsy shops and could give some advice. Any input on that would truly be appreciated!!


I can't seem to work on one thing at a time. I have 3 or 4 things going at once. Does anyone else do that?

Here's two items I have completed. I really want to make more minion hats. They're so cute! This pattern doesn't allow you to sell them, but I have another that does.
This was a free pattern from Janet Carillo

This is the Bailey Bear Cowl pattern created by The Velvet Acorn.
I took about 15 pictures of the cowl, and this was the best of the bunch. Pretty sad, but you get the idea. 
I folded the bottom up a bit because it just looked funny without a model wearing it. 

 Check out the photo on The Velvet Acorn and you'll get a better idea. 
She also has some amazing patterns, if you're a crocheter! 

I also made an 18" doll. She's cute hey?

The pattern didn't come with a skirt, so I made one for her.
That's it for the crocheting for now. :)

It's time to make up another free digi for you soon too. 

Remember, I'd love some input on the Etsy Shop/Shops!

Thanks for visiting! 
Have a good week,

1 comment:

  1. Cute items! I have no advise on the Etsy shop. My thinking would be though, that separate shops might be easier. Not sure how it works, but if you cn search for items it woud be easier to have them in separate shops I would think. Then again, I like stuff in neat lttle areas, so that may sway my opinion. ;)


Thanks for the comments!