The internet is already awash with April Fool’s jokes, but this particular post is most definitely not a prank. As we’re slowly creeping into spring in the northern hemisphere, I’m having a 15% off sale across the affordable knits section of my Etsy shop. By affordable, I mean the yarns used are acrylic premium blends, rather … More 15% off April sale at IcyHandmade!
A little while ago, I did a stash addition post about this beautiful Sirdar Sylvan yarn. I already knew what I was going to do with it before I started, so over Christmas I knitted a fun super slouchy beanie for my Etsy shop. It took me until last week to finally get it listed, what … More Hat made from Sirdar Sylvan now in my Etsy store
Pricing handmade goods is a sore spot for most crafters; price too high and you risk scaring away potential customers. Price too low and you devalue your whole product sector for everyone. You want to recoup the cost of the materials, but you should also be compensated for your time. I’m sure everyone has heard stories … More How do you price handmade goods?
Today is Small Business Saturday! According to BBC News, customers are being “urged to ‘shop small’ to help independent traders”. This is the third year that the Day has run, and according to the BBC piece, “last year UK traders took £504m on the day from an estimated 16.5 million people – a 20% increase … More Save BIG with Small Business Saturday
My Christmas sale has started! I’m giving a discount of 10% off everything until 30 November, to give me time to post things out before the international posting deadlines kick in. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer, just use the code XMASTEN at IcyHandmade at the checkout. I’ve got a range of handknits; … More Christmas Sale Now On
It might seem strange to list knitwear on Etsy in August but given how cold it is already getting in the north east of England, it could be a wise move indeed! Besides, it’s still winter in the southern hemisphere. First up is this soft kerchief, knitted in Mirasol Paqu Pura 100% alpaca yarn. … More New Stock!