Well, well, well. A restful week this has not been. Ever since I picked them up from the cattery on Sunday one or other of the Ps has been vomiting or having diarrhoea. The mop and bucket have been my constant companions — and we have observed that the hour between 3 and 4 a.m. is a particularly busy one. It’s all the same to the Ps, of course, who catch up on their sleep during the day. Fortunately the suffering of all seems to be diminishing and both invalids are now managing to process their food appropriately, although it has to be served in small amounts at frequent intervals. I am starey-eyed and incoherent but can still find my way to the fridge, which is the main thing as far as the patients are concerned.
In this state I probably shouldn’t be either weaving, lest I make horrendous mistakes, or blogging, lest I say something so stupid that I cause an international incident or a terrorist alert. So call me a crazy dare-devil if you must, but I am plodding on regardless.
Sewing on labels would seem to be a relatively low-risk activity, so I have been trying out these new ones. Still just a standard model, but I wanted to add the Bonny Claith name to them.
At the moment the bonnyclaith URL simply redirects to this one, but my intention in registering it was to make it (eventually) an online shop with its own distinct identity. However, I am not in any special hurry to do this.
I must admit that I am not very comfortable with Etsy and have left my wee shop there unstocked since last autumn. My problem is basically that the range of goods is extremely wide and the quality varies enormously. I am not sure that their boundaries are very well policed, so, although there are some really lovely and well-made things there, the site as a whole doesn’t make me feel glad to be a part of it. I’m told that the UK equivalent, folksy, is better managed and I know some local designers who have used it very effectively. But, honestly, folksy, what a name! It says everything about craft that I don’t like – if I thought my weaving was folksy I would run screaming from the studio. Yes, of course, I am over-reacting, and it’s only a name, but it makes me shudder.
Anyway, did I mention I was a bit incoherent? I didn’t mean to rant about online shopping platforms, or even mention them. I was just saying that I am getting ready for the Open Studios with a bit of labelling. That’s all.