Sunday, November 23, 2008


I have ventured into the realm of Facebook advertising.
I tried an ad, I seemed to get a few clicks, but not much shop action. I think it just ended up costing me money mostly, but I still thought it was good to experience.

I have however finally got around to starting a page for TracyLacy Trinkets - I have 4 fans already so that's a bonus.

I'm still not sure how I'm supposed to go about promoting it, I am still uncomfortable pushing these sorts of things onto my friends - I feel like they will feel obliged to take part!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I managed to snag another treasury, this one features a number of talented Etsy sellers.
Including: tutusbliss, passionflower, mystudio, monaco, stiksel, emandsprout, TwiggyBoodles, gonetopottexas, Nordlys, interrobang, dennisanderson, and LabyrinthLeather.

I love getting these treasuries so much - it's such a great way to show all other Etsians my favourite stuff!

I was also super excited that Tu Tu's Bliss put the link to this treasury on her blog - make sure you take a peek - there is heaps of beautiful stuff to check out there.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ooooh a New Car!

I'm am so very excited, I have just organised to buy a new car (well it's a used car, but it's new for me!). I will hopefully be taking ownership of it on the weekend - itching to get it now though!

I love it - it's perfect, I was dreaming about it last night!

Friday, November 7, 2008


I have been lucky enough to be featured in another treasury - All Color....No Color, curated by Seduorla

I am wondering how "Drops of Silver" was found - because I nearly let it expire due to the fact that I didn't think it was doing very well in my shop. But it seems that Sedruola was able to find it and liked it enough to put it in this treasury.

So I decided to renew it and see how it goes - I am starting to like it again so maybe someone else will decide that they do!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


The Etsybloggers feature blogger for the month of November is Storybeader. I don't know a whole lot about my fellow Etsyblogger, but I have a feeling that each one of her creations has a story behind it - and I'm supposing that this is obviously where her name comes from.

I just took a visit to her blog where I found the most captivating video. After watching the whole thing, enthralled by the music and amazed by the snippets of text which accompanied the pictures of her beautiful creations I found out that the snippets of text were actually haikus - amazing. And having checked out her Etsy profile, it seems that I am somewhat right about my assumptions - each one of her jewellery creations are accompanied by a haiku written by her about that particular piece to help take you on a journey.

As she puts it, " I suppose my haiki poems can float around in your brain as you sashay down the lane, wearing one of my necklaces."

The five drummers beat
Together as the dancers
Went roud in circles
Colorful disks, side
By side, form a long strand that
Matches all your shirts.
- storybeader

So, check out her Etsy shop, where you can grab yourself one of these amazingly thought out creations. And make sure you also head over to her blog so you can check out all the other stuff that she gets up to.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Remebrance Day

November 11th is rememberance day (for all my US readers this is what we aussies call Veterans Day - and unfortunately we don't get a day off for it - I will however be attempting to excercise my 2 minutes of silence at 11am whilst at the office)

Whilst I have various views regarding our leaders decisions to send us to war, I still hold high regard for those that have chosen to stand for their country and serve us.

Of course my favourite veteran has to be my boyfriend, Chris. He served in the Australian Army for 9 years - fortunately I met him right near the end and didn't have to endure too much worrying about him. He participated in 2 tours of East Timor and also went to Iraq. He enjoyed his time serving his country, but felt that he had enough of being posted wherever and wanted to come home (lucky for me!)

In honour of all servicemen, who have helped us to have the life that we have.

Poppy image sourced from

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oops....I've been a bit naughty!

Yep, I sat in the sun for too long and got myself sunburnt! I decided that I had better come inside and find something else to do other than basking in the lovely but dangerous sunshine!

I swear that it was the last 1/2 hour that did the damage. I was sitting out there this morning and all was fine. I went for a wicked bike ride - along the main road and down to the beach. I dipped my toes in the ocean - it was surprisingly pleasant, a couple more weeks and it will definately be swimmable! I came back along the main road and down to the river mouth, took a detour across the wetlands and climbed up the hill back to home - great! Then I sat in the sun again and had a sandwich, a little bevvy and read the paper. I got up to put some sunscreen on (something that I probably should have done first thing this morning instead of choosing moisturiser!) but I was too late - I now have some lovely pink bits and white bits - I look like a red and white zebra!

So now I'm sitting in disgrace inside - still having a bevvy though so that's a bonus!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Yay, I snagged another treasury! I got it at the last minute when the nuber was sitting on 222 - there was only 9 minutes to go. So I used those 9 minutes to work out what I was going to put it it! Then no.222 expired and I thought I had missed it, I thought that I would have to save my poster sketch for next time - but nope, I think my computer was just being a bit slow!

So here it is, I have called it Simple....
I found it really difficult to find things that weren't jewellery - I think this shows how much of Etsy is taken up by the jewellery catagory - but so much of it is so nice that I could have made 10 treasuries and called them all "Simple....."

Hope you like it - if you happen to see this before the treasury expired, it would be nice if you could leave a click and a comment :)