I just completed a pet shop facade using the clay embossing set bought from Michaels last Sunday. I'm planning to use this store front as a prop/background when I photograph my felted dogs or dog accessories for sale on Etsy.
I had so much fun using the brick and stone texture sheets from the set! I'm indeed quite pleased with the result even though the size of the alphabets is a bit too large for most of my craft projects. The clay cutters will come in handy too for magnets. Well, I consider that $24 on the set a pretty good investment.
ETSY STORE FACE-LIFT AND REORG
I've got some well-intended advice to install a banner in my Etsy store as it will reflect on how serious I'm as an Etsy artisan. Quite true! As I was told, the quick and easy way is to buy a premade Etsy banner from other Etsy sellers for a few dollars. However, the DIY nature in me told me to go for something probably less professional looking but has more uniqueness as it is self-made. Using the most basic feature in Photoshop, I made my own banner! I even spent time to resort my very few items on Etsy under different categories.
I'm thinking of felting a Jack Russel Terrier pup but then realize I won't have enough core wool after sending some to my sister in Canada for her first felted beagle. It's ime to reorder some more white corriedale wool.