Happy New Year!

Hi Blogland,

So, many exciting things have happened here at Stagnant Gypsy headquarters since our last post:

1) We moved! Stagnant Gypsy has moved out of a stuffy basement suite into a cute three bedroom character home, complete with a studio! Nevermind that the studio is overflowing with boxes and random yarn… I really do believe that having a designated crafting space that is filled with lots of  natural light and (weather permitting) a lovely connecting balcony will translate into making great things over the next few months. We have both taken an interest in felting so that, combined with my newfound ability to knit in the round (even with scary dpns!) means exciting new things will be a brewing.

2) We both had birthdays! Our combined age is now…um…53. Well, lets just leave it at that

3) We bought some plants! Two little rosemary plants, a big palm tree esque plant whose name will follow, Ted the succulent and Fred the cactus. We have also started growing sprouts in a sprout grower thingy which is super exciting. T also has some bulbs growing in a pot…but as I am the black thumb of the gypsy team, I have no idea what they are. They grow like crazy though! Pictures to follow.

We also acquired some new yarn over the past few months, some of which is currently posted in the shop. Some has yet to be knitted into dishcloths and the like, but we hope that you enjoy the new and upcoming sets as much as we do.

One of our newest dishcloth sets, Shades of Grey:








And, an oldie but a goodie, our Rainbow Heart Scrubbies:




So, we’ve been really really bad at blogging this year. I could come up with a bunch of excuses (hey, both of us being at the tail end of our undergrads is a good one, no?) but the point is, we’re back!

As another holiday season approaches, we’ve begun to relist some of our favourite and best selling items in the shop:

Introducing our new Harry Potter Dishcloth series (pictured: Gryffindor Eco Friendly Dishcloths – Set of 3)

 Rainbow Mini Heart Shaped Scrubbies

Cassette Mixed Tape 1″ Buttons

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on new listings, findings and other tidbits of information.

New Goodies

So…I may have gone to the fabric store….

Keep an eye out for new brooches in the shop!


Workin on a little something new for the shop

Treasury Tuesday – Chic Gifts

Stop by our latest treasury, Chic Gifts, featuring some of our favorite new finds that would make perfect holiday presents!

Monday Mentions – ponder and stitch

The cute Etsy shop ponder and stitch features cuffs made from vintage and vintage inspired fabric.

You can even order custom-made cuffs, such as the be still cuff, which will be made to your exact wrist size.

Stop by and check out this wonderful shop, and check out owner Amy’s blog as well!

Sunday Stitches – It Itches

Wondering what to get your knitter-who-has-everything for the holidays?

Find it at Amazon.com , Interweave    or Book Depository

Saturday Snapshots – Self-Portrait

Feature Friday – Christmas Ombres

One week left to place your holiday orders at the lowest shipping price available!
Stop by and check out our Christmas Ombres products, including dishcloths, eyelet lace dishcloths, dryer sheets, and scrubbies.

Thoughtful Thursday – Creating Time

The past few weeks have been very busy. The next few weeks will likely be even busier. I suppose it is just that time of the year, as school semesters wind down and holiday shopping picks up. 

This is our first holiday season with the shop, and we did not quite know what to expect, or how to prepare. Though I think we are working quite well through the early holiday season, it is definitely a shift from what we are normally used to in regards to the shop. Visitor numbers are sky-rocketing, and as much as we would love to be introducing a ton of entirely new items to the shop right now, our focus is on building up our stock of current favorite items.

Time just seems to be moving so quickly! It seems like just a few weeks ago that we opened the shop, a few days ago that we were building up our summer inventory, and a few moments ago that we were making plans for the holiday season. Suddenly, it is all upon us, and although at times stressful, it is also exciting.

Though I could easily fill my days with homework and shop related tasks, I do think it is important to create some time to just relax and enjoy the season. Its easy when you spend as much time on the Etsy website as we do – so many shops are rolling out their holiday inventory, and some amazing treasuries have graced the front page in recent days. I’ve yet to start my holiday shopping, but I definitely have some ideas just from browsing the amazing shops over at Etsy.  I for one am not a huge fan of over-crowded holiday malls, but I do quite enjoy browsing shops from the comfort of my own home.

I know this is a very busy time of the year for most of you out there, but over the next few weeks I challenge you to create some time to enjoy the season. Whether that means you browse online for fun like me, take a walk outside and (hopefully) enjoy the weather, or just take a quick break for a cup of coffee, make some time. Enjoy.