Friday, September 12, 2014

The Latest Crochet

I've been busy trying to stock up the shop for the holidays. My biggest sellers seem to be hanging kitchen towels and the towel hangers, so i've been making a lot of them.
I do get bored making the same thing, so i went ahead and made the model of my avatar


I also made some more slippers. Here's just one of the pairs.


That's pretty much what i've been doing. If you're interested in opening a new shop on Etsy, now's the time. They're offering your first 40 listings Free Check it out HERE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Updates on Sites That Don't Suck...Some Now Do

Here's a few GOOD sites that pay I thought you may be interested in. I will put the newer ones at the top. The ones that changed to Does Now Suck are at the bottom

Superpoints They're Back!

The site closed a few years ago. Now it's back. I'm getting a lot of points, but saving up before cashing out.

Sponsored Tweets

You need to have an Twitter account and a decent amount of followers.
They send you links to various sites to tweet about. Not very often, so you don't get overwhelmed. Once you write your tweet, they will send it out for you. They give you suggested prices to charge per tweet, but you can set your own amount. Payout is at $50, but I think for the few minutes it takes, it's worth it. I'm at about $26. and I've been doing it 2-3 months. I will give a follow up when I cash out.

They send you invites to do surveys (can be any amount) and occasionally send you full size products to give a survey about. I received a full sized product, and did a 5 minute survey and made $40 . That was pretty decent.
They do take a while to pay, but they do.

Survey Savvy

And Pinecone. Pays for surveys, and sometimes gives free products. avg about $3.00 I've been with them for years.The payments generally go right into my Paypal the next day.
Pinecone Research

Now Does Suck:
Gather-social networking site
A great site that pays you for sharing your content such as pictures etc. Nice way to meet people too. Pays based on points for your choice of prizes or gift cards or Paypal.

Update- Gone. Screwed members out of their remaining points and changed it to a news page. No money to be made here

Redgage-social networking site, similar to Gather
I joined it a while ago, but forgot about it. I started working on it the other day, and I won the $25. daily contest and made about $5 the first 2 days. It's similar to Gather

Update- Still waiting since Dec 2013 for account balance update. Have emailed them a few times with the same reply- They're working on it


Fairly new site similar to Gather. The points added up pretty fast. Waiting on my first Payout of $25.
Will let you know how it goes, but looks promising.
6/24 Update. Although they fell behind, I did receive my payment today, so I give this site an official "Doesn't suck" Thumbs up! 

Update: Gone

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall Colors

Wow summer is just about over. Time to start getting out the Fall decor.
Here's some items i made with Fall in mind:

Halloween Colors Towel Holders
Fall Colors
Towels & Scrubbers Set
Mixed Colors Afghan
And so much more to see.

I also started adding some stocking stuffer gifts in my shop
Keyfobs, Bracelets, and more. A price to match everyone's budget!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

It Took One Month, But It's Done

Here's the latest. I also worked on a few projects in between.
It's a corner to corner afghan. I used up some of my scrap yarn stash and also carried doily thread throughout. Measures 84x82
Now available in my shop HERE

Sunday, July 20, 2014

So Here's How i'm Doing at Superpoints

I loved that site. It was the one that you pushed the button to win prizes. The suddenly just closed down, but now they're back! So cool! It was one of my favorites.

Here's from their site:
Get 2,500 for each person that becomes a member using your unique invite link! Also, every member in your network earns you bonus Superpoints!
Distribute this link by copying and pasting it in an email, on Facebook, Twitter, or SMS:

Then they added this after i joined:

NOTE: In order to receive your referral bonus, the person you invited needs to complete the sign up process AND achieve the Bronze Membership Level.
 I figured i would still stick it out since it doesn't cost anything unless i wanted to pay $14.95 to advance up to the Platinum level instead of getting the required referrals etc.
Right now, i'm on the Bronze level with 15 referrals, but unless these referrals advance to the bronze level as well, i won't get the referral points, I do get some points of what they win on the button however, the biggest i got was 5,000 points from one referrals spin. ..I guess it's an incentive for members to stick with it and not quit as the payoff will be nice when the referrals reach the Bronze level.
So far i have 24379 points to cash out towards quite a few selections, $10 gift cards and assorted gifts etc.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Crochet Today C2C Afghan

I found this pattern on Redhearts website for a corner to corner afghan.I' doing it a little different as i am using up my scraps and carrying a pink thread throughout to give it a more blended look. I'm just a little past the half way point now.
When it's done, i'm going to give it a solid color border. What i like about this is there's no holes like a granny square and the edges come out even so once you get the hang of it, you really don't need to worry about it coming out slanted because you may have missed a stitch.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Superpoints is Back!

I loved that site. It was the one that you pushed the button to win prizes. The suddenly just closed down, but now they're back! So cool! It was one of my favorites.

I've been taking it easy as i fell down my stairs and hurt my ribs. You can read about that here: