Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

Think on th' eternal home,
The Saviour left for you;
Think on the Lord most holy, come
To dwell with hearts untrue:
So shall ye tread untired His pastoral ways,
And in the darkness sing your carol of high praise.

--from Keble's The Christian Year, Thoughts in Verse



Sunday, September 29, 2013

High Wind Advisory, Round 2



We're under a high wind advisory from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. today, and there was a lot of debris and a few downed branches on the road today as we drove to church, so I'm wondering how this will play out. Under the circumstances, I couldn't resist slipping this hymn in. I'll give it to you in two different versions, both of which I found on youtube and enjoyed.



I love hymns!The guys singing a capella are especially impressive, though it's sung slower than I like. It's too bad they're going the way of the dodo in today's churches, by and large.

Meanwhile, I'm going to try and work on some totally useless items for attempted Etsy selling. There are always so many bizarre things people are apparently buying there. All I've got to do is find my own particular form of silly audacity and begin to capitalize. Here are some of the more...ahem!.... shall we say unique items I've uncovered recently:

Now here's a plan. Knit something purposely full of snags and holes. I can do that! I don't even have to do it on purpose! I need to rummage through my half-finished projects stash and find something similar that I can charge $49 for. I did start a wonderful feather-and-fan shawl once that was attacked by my cats.... Hmmm, where did I store that?
Free Shipping  Brown Knitted Stretch Tight  Pants Ripped Leggings Legwarmer
www.etsy.com/listing/153761883/free-shipping-brown-knitted-stretch

On the other hand, that does seem like a lot of work. I want something simpler. Now this I could do:

Rustic Mason Jars, Bathroom decor, Home decor, Housewares, Rustic home decor, Gift set, Housewarming Gift, Soap dispenser
https://img1.etsystatic.com/018/1/8218560/il_570xN.496555395_d2ta.jpg
I'm not sure, but I think I could tie ribbons and wrap twine around canning jars as well as the next person. Especially for $33 a pop. Now here's a variation that offers a bit more challenge:




Handmade Natural Burlap Flower / Wedding Decor
www.etsy.com/listing/159222073/handmade-natural-burlap-flower-wedding
This little number is available for a modest $18. But there's all that pesky gluing involved, not to mention running that elegant wedding burlap fabric through the blender to get that "just right" shabby chic-ness. And it's a waste of nice lace.

Eating myself to obesity and then repurposing the wrappers is a much more sensible option. I could get the kids involved. Snacking our way to Green nirvana and raking in $12 a set for coasters!


Custom Order Upcycled Repurposed Coasters Set
www.etsy.com/listing/120796922/custom-order-upcycled-repurposed


Okay, I'm being very snarky. Don't worry, I shall allow you to laugh at my projects shortly, as soon as (if ever) I complete any. Meanwhile, they say all publicity is good publicity...  Maybe these sellers will have cause to thank me!



1 comment :

  1. A little part of my self likes those stockings but not a that price
    I really don't like any of those items for those prices..am I cheap?
    I do however like the coasters..if I had them they would probably inspire me to eat more..and I cant have that.

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