Tuesday, July 24, 2007

hobbledehoy!! or The Kindness of Strangers

I do not know Liz, the seller behind the etsy shop, hobbledehoy, from Adam, but when she read my forum post asking where I should buy a Tecre Button Machine, she offered to LOAN ME HERS.

For those unfamiliar, a Tecre is the pinback button making machine recommended by all Etsy sellers who use button machines. And they cost $250!

I have been wanting one for the longest time, because I think it would be so fun to send out little stephaniegibson pins and magnets (the machine makes those too) as promos to my customers. I could also use the machine to make rings that I think would sell like crazy at Eastern Market. I have saved up all my sales money for the last three months to justify buying one, but I was still thinking maybe this was an impulse buy that was never going to pay for itself. Now, thanks to the generosity of Liz, I can try one out and see whether it is really something I need to invest in, or whether it is just another craft gadget for the closet where all non-jewelry-related craft gadgets go to live sad, lonely lives, unable to entertain even one another, because, of course, they are all still sealed in their original packaging.

So, help me celebrate by checking out Liz's shop. Not just as a favor to me, but because she is selling fiber batts called Riot in the Batcave!


Stephanie said...

What a great story....the kindness of our bloggy world!

Those bat thing a ma dingys are so soft and beautiful looking!!

eva said...

I`m always so surprised when I hear stories like this. I call those random act of goodness :) Funny thing is that it`s not so random and rare after all. Miracles still happen every day!
I`m so happy for You!

stilettoheights said...

the etsy world can be so wonderful, it continues to amaze me.

Felicia said...

What a great family we make at Etsy!


msbelle said...

How great that is! I'm sure you'll make some really fun things! Etsy is a great community!

missficklemedia.com said...

She is wonderful!
I love her "Jibberish" and "Squirrel Nut" yarns!
I want some magnets of yours btw.

Karen Beth said...

Liz's yarn is so beautiful! Sadly, I do not knit but will pass the link on to my friends who do.

How generous of her to loan you hers! Isn't Blog-land amazing??