haldecraft

Free Advice Friday: Stats and item views on your Etsy (or other) shop

Posted by 55799468 on

I have a love/hate relationship with the forums over at Etsy. On one hand, there is genuinely useful information in there, if you can get past the misspellings and the lack of punctuation. On the other hand, sometimes I think I'm the only one who knows how to do a key word search because PEOPLE, chances are good someone has already asked that question about postage, and that question about whether or not the convo you got is spam, and that question about copyright. Er. Uhm. Anyway. One type of forum topic that will make my eyes glaze over and...

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New base yarn: Ursula

Posted by 55799468 on

I have a new luxury base yarn I'd like to introduce you to; she's a stunner, but I won't have her all the time (so if you see her, and you like her...? Well, I'm just sayin'). Ursula is a fingering/sock weight yarn, a strong and shiny blend of 70% British BlueFaced Leicester (superwash), 20% Silk, and 10% Cashmere. You can see the colors I currently have in stock here.

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Wait, don't you already have a home?

Posted by 55799468 on

I must say, I do love WordPress. That's one thing I've missed since starting up HaldeCraft; a good blogging system! My little store does a lot, but "have a good blogging system" is not one of them. For about a year and a half now I've been missing categories, missing tags, missing the WP interface which I still use for my personal blog. But to move? Move the blog... again? I used to blog about HaldeCraft on my personal blog, but was worried that the occasional dropping of an f-bomb or Yet Another Pet Picture might turn off customers. Plus,...

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About

Posted by 55799468 on

My name is Lorena Haldeman, and I am the owner, maker, creatrix, artist, and hard-working woman behind HaldeCraft. I was bitten by a crafty bug as a child, when my grandmother tried to teach me to knit and crochet (ostensibly to keep me quiet while "her shows" were on). That didn't take very well, but she also had a ceramics studio and the first time she put a brush in my hand and I painted  that duck purple, I knew that was for me. In the years since then I have kept with my beloved ceramics, and also picked up soap-making,...

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HaldeCraft, seen in the wild!

Posted by A. Lorena Haldeman on

A couple of months ago I got a request from the husband of one of my customers; I had made her some dishes a few months before, would I mind making a butter dish that matches? Are you kidding? I love stuff like that! She was kind enough to snap a little action shot for me -- And if you are at all of the nerd persuasion like we are, and are wondering about the little monster near the butter....? You should go check her blog post!

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