I have put it off for far too long.
The time is now or never.
Ready or Not, my Etsy store is open!
First items are Mad Chicken Lady Hats. Why? Because you and I both know that Spring has a few tricks up her sleeve. If you have early morning chores to do (feed the livestock, walk the dog) and the wind is blowing you may like these MCL hats. The original hat can be viewed on an early post, Confessions of a Mad Chicken Lady, HERE. New hats are on sale at Farmlet Originals. HERE .
This hat was born of my frustration for ill fitting caps that won’t stay down, and scarves that won’t stay on in the wind.
I also have a few aprons up and there will of course be many more items as time goes by. Bob and I have future plans for a few woodcraft items too!
Please go have a look and and I hope you like what you see!
A special notice to my out of the states readers:
I am still learning the ins and outs of listing and postage procedure. If you see an item and you might like it, please let me know and I will mark it as on hold for you. I can then put in your mailing info and get you a postage price. Thank you for your patience while I learn.
PS: If you like it let me know. If you think the pricing is off (too high or too low) let me know that too.
43 thoughts on “Ready or Not!”
That apron is beautiful!!
Thank you, Caitlin! It’s my favorite one. 🙂
Congratulations! That apron is beautiful – much too pretty to splatter up. Although my aprons go from above my boobs down to my knees due to the splatter propensity. And they’re really heavy too for the same reason!
I agree with your frustration on the hats. It’s taken me a while to build an inventory of hats that keep me warm, are comfortable, and won’t blow away!
The aprons are all pretty!
AH! You peeked into my store! 😀 Thanks!
Yes I did, but not until I’d left the first comment!
Thank you, Nancy! I will be making full aprons soon. Maybe one of them will be more to your liking! I am already thinking of the next fall winter season and making some hats that are less utilitarian for my city friends. 🙂
you make the most beautiful things……
Connie, I sweat bullets pressing the post button for the store and this post. Thank you for making me feel like it was a good idea. 🙂
Pretty stuff indeed but perhaps not quite my style. I hope that they go well. I am impressed that it prices the goods for me in GBP.
Thank you, Tom. I am thinking of mens aprons for the future, and also a few garden things. And anything can be sent overseas, even if I can’t figure out the postage set up just yet. 😀
I adore aprons, Do you also make the full sized ones, with the bib .. do they have a special name? c
Celi, I don’t know of any special names for the full aprons, well, except for the maids apron and perhaps the old fashioned pinafore. (Did you know that they were called that because they actually used pins to hold them up?) However, to answer your question: I have not made any yet but have immediate plans for them! :)https://pixilatedtoo.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-comments.php#comments-form
most excellent, and yes we used to have a matron who pinned the bib of her nurses apron up. But I never knew it was called that for that reason.. now that is a muddled sentence but my hands are cold.. best i get busy again!
Guess I need to work on Mittens next? 😉
Congratulations! I wish you luck and hope it’s a roaring success!
Me too, Kate! No takers yet, but I know I need to build up my inventory too. 😉
I love the aprons! The hats are so clever!!! I need to order!!!
Oooh, please do! Thanks, Pam! 😀
About time too – what fun. Very clever hat/scarf design.
I know, Annie! Thank you for your vote of confidence. I am working on figuring out the overseas set up for shipments. (I think they made it too complicated!)
I just checked out your Etsy store! Great job… and I think your prices are reasonable. I’m an apron person (mostly collect vintage aprons) and to me the pricing is spot on! I can’t wait to see some of the wood items too.
Thank you, Lori! I have the ideas for the wooden things, but just need the time (and a clean barn) to get started. We are working together on those! I’m so glad you like them. I do have a couple of vintage items but hesitated to list them because I didn’t know how to price them and if GREEN is a favorite color these days. My MIL really liked green. 😉
That apron makes me wish my mother were still around so I could get her one. It’s really lovely.
I share your sentiments about our mothers, Donna, and sincerely appreciate your comment. Thank you!
Good luck with the Etsy store! That apron is lovely.
I’m so in love with that apron!
Congrats on the new business! Here in Australia I really need decent sun protection but often large brimmed hats blow up at the front or completely off even with a drawstring under the neck. I have often thought that the large brimmed old fashioned bonnets from the old days would be ideal in those conditions. The photo of your practical scarf/hat reminded me. There are often many items that need practical adjustments. I think that fashion has removed some very useful components from items in the past, although I am very glad we don’t have to wear lace-up corsets and a multitude of underskirts. That wasn’t useful! I love beautiful aprons. Yours is lovely. Best wishes for success.
Thank you, Jane. I wear a very large brimmed hat out in the sun and have on more than one occasion nearly been strangled by the drawstring! You’ve got me thinking! 😉
So THAT’S what you’ve been up to! 😉
LOVE the apron, it’s gorgeous!!
Lots of luck, Mad Chicken-Lady! (Great idea – the hatkerchief and the business name: )
Yes, Deb! I’ve been really busy on many fronts for some time now, and thank you! 😀
congratulations! How exciting, Lynda!
Thank you, Laurie, it isn’t as exciting as I’d hoped it would be, but then, I know I need to make more stuff!
I love your hats!!
Thank you, Shoopie! They are very warm and comfortable and will even keep your head dry for the quick dash outside to take care of feeding/watering etc.
Well, idiot me. I came, got intrigued, went over to the store, and forgot to come back and leave a comment. I started working on a new post tonight, and was using an image of a woman wearing an apron. APRON! I thought. I forgot to tell Lynda how much I like them!
I don’t wear an apron most of the time, although if I did I’d probably go more for the full length. The best ones are the simplest, I think: full length, pockets, and tied around the back and the neck, so you don’t have to pull it off over your head. I still remember my grandmother gathering eggs in her apron, and using the pockets for clothespins.
I think the store should do well. It takes time to get rolling, of course, but your things are so nice I’m sure it will. I’d love to buy that fancy apron, but I’m not buying anything just now, as I have some really big, unexpected bills to pay off before I have any discretionary income. But birthdays and Christmas do come, and now I have another place to shop!
Good Morning! And thank you, Linda! I am bad. I love to make aprons but rarely wear one unless I am entertaining. I should! I spend an age in the laundry room trying to get stains out of my clothes! My plans are for some full length and gardening aprons aprons next!
I am sorry to hear about your unexpected expenses. They never come at a time when you can handle them do they?
BTW, true confession… I had a hard time putting the fancy one up on Etsy. Why? because I wanted to keep it for myself. However, this one clearly fits into the entertaining category and I just don’t entertain anymore. Ergo, I have no need to keep something this frivolous taking up space.
Sensibility wins, this time, I guess. 😉
I suspect you’re not old enough to remember the days when women wore frilly, organdy aprons when entertaining. My mom had a red one for Christmas, with sequins around the edges and a velvet ribbon. How practical!
Are you really that much older than me? I always imagined we were about the same age. (ca. 1953) Your writing bespeaks someone who’s been around long enough to have garnered much experience and stability of thought process. Though for my years I freely admit that I don’t often display either of those qualities. (Now, if you are very much younger I will blush!)
As for those silly, yet lovely aprons, well, I own some of my MIL’s voile numbers. Some have chintz cabbage roses embedded in the layers of pocket and hem.
Impractical is an understatement! 😀
Sixty-eight, I am. Born in 1946. I remember telephones that didn’t even have a dial, and I remember our first television with an 8″ screen — hardly bigger than an iPad!
I don’t remember the dialless but I sure do remember that tiny television! We didn’t have one, but our neighbors did.
And I thought we were close in age! 😀