Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Brand shiny new Etsy shop...and a chance to win some failed products!

Finally! After a term filled with essays, translations, lectures, seminars, presentations and very little creative or online activity Mr.Pigeon and I have returned. We also have some fairly exciting things to show you.


Having chosen a rubbish Etsy username when signing up last year, I decided to start a new shop at http://thepigeonloft.etsy.com/ - it makes a lot more sense than 'happyturnip'(...don't ask!) and will be a lot easier to remember and find. Now, a shop needs stock so over the past week I have been busy producing around 20 'carrier pigeon' screen-printed cotton shopping bags, a new pigeon stationery set and some wine bags. Would you like to see them?



Well you can't see any photos of the cotton bags because they were all awful, but here are the peg-leg pigeon gocco-printed note cards...

YARRRRRRR!


Just in case you'd forgotten what 007 looks like...


These are the wine bags...




...and a catalogue-style shot...






But even more exciting (for you lot that is) is that when printing there are often prints which are ever so slightly dodgy. Not horrificly bad, but not really suitable to be sold full-price. So...I thought I'd have a little giveaway for the chance to win a cotton bag and some pigeon stationery seconds. There will be only one winner!



All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what you will be or have been doing on Christmas day...in three words. Ready....steady...GO!

29 comments:

Jenny said...

Cooking. Opening. Drinking.

April said...

laughing, loving, sharing

Di said...

Knitting, knitting, knitting....

OK I don't really mean that but it would be fun!

badhuman said...

eating, bonding, sharing

quinn said...

Preventing Dog Disasters.

Janellybelly said...

Eat-Drink-Merry :)
Happy Christmas

Janelle
Threads of Friendship

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

making children happy!!!!

have a lovely Christmas Charlie - love all your creations!

Marie said...

Home. Parents. Inlaws.

That's our usual Christmas itinerary.

Merry Christmas to you and all at the Pigeon loft. It's nice to see you back.

xMx

Apryl said...

drinking coffee.. opening presents...cleaning up wrabbing paper.. then cooking cooking cooking...

goodluck with the new etsy shop!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Unwrapping, cooking, feeding.

Good luck with the new etsy shop & hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Love from Jayne & Miss Martha HP.

Totty Teabag said...

Loosening my waistband.

annemarie said...

food - family - fun

dottycookie said...

Blowing my diet.

Well, you did ask.

Happy Christmas to you and all the feathered friends!

Tracy x said...

paint
saw
drill

...... only joking - i hope(!)

laughing
eating
presents :)

love to you this Christmas - see you in the New Year!
t x

Heidi said...

having much fun.

Hope you had a great day.

Cheers Heidi

Snowberry and Lime said...

skiing, eating, spinning.

Oh, and your new shop looks sweet, let's hope it will be a success!

Anonymous said...

Entertaining daughter's inlaws...!

whatsthatfluffinmyhead said...

catching a cold! :(
boohoo!!

tam said...

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! We sure did-lol! Happy New year Blogging Buddy!~Smiles~Tam!

Anonymous said...

eating, opening and sharing

Carol S
Perth WA

silverpebble said...

Tending fevered pebbles.

Boo. Hope you and 007 had a less sweaty and snotty Christmas than we all did!

Do you know, one day I WILL make that pigeon. What are your fave colours again? Lovely to meet you in 2008.

Emma
xxx

Alison Boon said...

Sharing the love.

Gina said...

Laughing, drinking, laughing!

Amid swearing at my exploding oven! Congratulations on the new shop Charlie... hope it does really well.

two hippos said...

Firstly a very belated merry christmas and Happy New Year! Good luck with the new shop too.
chaios, films, wrapping paper is Miss T's entry!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Just dropping in to wish you & the pigeons a wonderful 2009!

Jayne

Rachael Rabbit said...

Catching Christmas Trees.

(It fell over after we had decorated it!!)

Moogsmum said...

Cooking. Eating. Drinking.

Ha - now that I see it in three little words I wonder why I felt so tired afterwards!!

xxx

Happy New Year!! Marcel P and Gloria say hi!

xxx

Manoute said...

Walking, sunbathing, reading.

Happy New Year to you and Mr P.

woollywotnots said...

I love the red and white bags. I love your etsy shop. I've added it to my favs and will be purchasing soon! :-)
I love your photos with the pigeon and hen picking out the names and eating pie. So cute!!!