Sunday, 21 June 2015

The wanderer returns

Sorry for the radio silence. Whilst I love sewing I find I need to recharge my batteries every now and then so for the past few weeks I’ve only been doing just a small amount of sewing – hence the lack of postings.

I’ve been using the time to catch up on some reading. I’m slightly dyslexic so it takes me a while to finish a book.  I’ve also been trying to get my head around social media for Gertie’s Bags business.

My Flickr account is up and running and I’ve taken the plunge and become a tweeter. I took an online twitter course so am trying to put what I’ve learn into practice. Next to conquer will be facebook.

While I’ve been away I’ve had a couple more Gertie’s Bags sales; another from eBay and my first one from Etsy. Hopefully once I’ve mastered (or at least got my head around it....) social media it will generate more sales.

One of the things I’ve been sewing during my time away is some potholders for a friend’s house warming present. I worked on the similar idea I did for my friend’s potholders last year, though instead of cats, I used items from a kitchen.  

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

PS why not pop over to Handmade Monday to see what other fellow craft bloggers have been up to.


  1. They are lovely Gertie, I love the fabrics that you've used. I am also getting my head around social media - and there's a lot to understand!

  2. Yes love the fabrics too! Hope you are feeling recharged and ready for summer - ho ho if we ever get one! I spend more time reading about 'how to do social media' than I do actually using it!

  3. Nice to see you back. Love the pot holders. Can imagine them looking great in all sorts of fabrics. I keep thinking I should join twitter, but it just looks a bit confusing. Like all these things sometimes you just have to dive in.

  4. I use f/book and no idea about Twitter! Nice looking potholders, the material is unusual and unique, which makes for lovely, useful items.

  5. I FB and link to Twitter so it all goes on at the same time, cannot get my head round Twitter and all the hashtag business, beyond me, lol.

    Love the pot holders a fantastic New Home gift

  6. Well done for trying to conquer social media. I use instagram as its purely visual which I love. I dabble in other places rather than focusing which is no use for promotion but I find it all so time consuming!
    Love the pot holders lovely fabric and great images for the kitchen x

  7. I don't get twitter either.
    Lovely pot holders :)

  8. I love the potholders, I think they'd make great place mats too. I've not tried twitter yet!! Well done on your sales :)
    Jan x