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Ruffle Scarf Sale!

4 Aug

Autumn will be upon us next month – I just love going out for evening strolls and kicking up the leaves.  The sunsets are always more beautiful at that time of year and the colours of the leaves are amazing.

In order to celebrate the changing of the season and cooler nights approaching, I’ve decided to have a Ruffle Scarf Sale!  For the rest of August my ruffle scarves will be marked down by 20%!

These ruffle scarves are 100% acrylic which makes them soft and slightly stretchy.  They come in a range of vibrant colours and the ruffles create a lovely texture.  In addition to full length scarves, I also have a number of shorter scarflettes which come with their own coordinating scarf pin.

All of my ruffle scarves have been automatically reduced by 20% until midnight on 31st August (GMT), so there’s no need to worry about entering coupon codes – the hard work has already been done for you.

These ruffle scarves also make wonderful gifts for Christmas, so head on over to my Ruffle Scarf collection in my Etsy shop!

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Ruffle Scarf Sale!

15 Feb

I’ve gone a little overboard with the knitting over the last few months and find myself with a cupboard exploding with ruffle scarves in a rainbow of colours!

Seems to me like the perfect excuse for a sale, so I’m offering 20% off all of my ruffle scarves and scarflettes for the next two weeks!

So what if spring is supposedly approaching?  I wear my own pink and purple ruffle scarf most of the year (I do live in Scotland after all) and it’s always winter somewhere around the globe!

These ruffle scarves are 100% acrylic and come in a range of colours to match your style.  The layered yarn creates waves of textured ruffles and is slightly stretchy – not to mention soft and comfortable to wear.  In addition to full length scarves, I also have a number of shorter scarflettes which come with their own coordinating scarf pin.

All of my ruffle scarves have been automatically reduced by 20% until midnight on 28th of February (GMT), so there’s no need to worry about entering coupon codes – the hard work has already been done for you.

So if you’re looking for a special birthday present, getting ready for Christmas ridiculously early, or just want to treat yourself – head on over to my Etsy shop sale!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday Sale!

23 Nov

I thought I would help you all kick start your Christmas shopping by taking part in Etsy’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale weekend!

Choose your own initials to create the perfect customised gift!

This Rainbow Scarf is knitted using thick, chunky wool for extra warmth!

Everything in my shop has been marked down by 15%, and there are many great gift ideas to choose from, from sterling silver jewellery to knitted scarves to personalised cross stitch earrings!

This sale will be running from first thing on

Friday 23 until midnight on Monday 26 November (GMT) and you don’t need to worry about entering any coupon codes – all of my items will have already been discounted by 15%.

Click here to be taken to my Etsy Shop and get shopping!

These rings make the perfect stocking filler

A Scarf for Every Budget

27 Jul

With this recession and all I’ve been thinking a lot about material costs lately and trying to keep mine as low as possible.   I’ve avoided more expensive and luxurious wools like malabrigo merino and instead headed for acrylics, polyester and wool/acrylic blends.  (I’d like to add that I also use these yarns because I think the end result looks fab and they seem to be popular!) 

Red Tango Ribbon Scarf

I also look out for good deals and cheaper places to source my yarns so that I can keep my prices at a reasonable level.  For example I’ve just managed to source my ribbon yarn for a cheaper price than before and as a result my Tango Ribbon Scarves are now more than 10% cheaper !

Although we’ve all been hit financially in some way or another, I’ve also realised that there must still be plenty of people out there who would happily pay a bit more for a good quality, luxuriously thick woollen scarf.  Afterall, a lot of hours goes into knitting a full length wool scarf so not only are you paying for the more expensive material, but for the labour as well.

Purple Malabrigo Merino Cable Scarf

My aim for this year and next is to focus on creating a wide range of good quality, hand knitted scarves made from a variety of materials in order to suit all budgets.  From the cheaper, fluffy polyester scarves right up to the more expensive malabrigo merino wool numbers, each scarf would be knitted with love. 

In recent times I’ve been hesitant to invest in the luxurious brands of wool for fear that the finished scarves will be deemed too expensive and sit unwanted in the back of my shop.  In the meantime I have been using a merino wool/acrylic blend which is 70% merino wool and 30% acrylic.

Red Merino/Acrylic Blend Ribbed Scarf

My question for you is this – how much would you be willing to spend on a scarf that was hand knitted with luxurious, top quality wool?  I’m just looking for ball park figures here , but would be so grateful if you would leave a comment below!

Etsy Love – Maxies Knitwear

3 Mar

  Next up in my Etsy Love series is Julie from Maxies Knitwear who sells handknitted accessories, scarves, gloves and beanies.  Julie clearly has a lot of skill when it comes to wielding a pair of knitting needles and I particularly love her beanie hats which look really cozy and come in a range of great colours.

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where the inspiration came from to start your Etsy shop.

Hi my name is Julie and I live in beautiful New Zealand with my husband and gorgeous cat named Max.

My mum taught me how to knit when I was really little and she’s a fantastic knitter. I was truly inspired while growing up; watching her create the most gorgeous jumpers and accessories for our family.  She also passed on to me her passion for knitting!  My friends were the ones that encouraged me to open a shop … I’m so glad they did.

2. Do you have a favourite piece? Tell us about the thought process involved in creating it and why it is your favourite.

It’s difficult to choose a favourite, but I really do like these fingerless mittens. They are incredibly easy to knit, and the best part is once knitted, they are comfortable to wear and look fabulous … I know because I own a pair!

3. What is the biggest milestone you have achieved so far whilst selling on Etsy?

The biggest milestone was reaching my first sale!  At the time I was starting to doubt I’d made the right decision in selling online, but that one sale did wonders for my confidence… and in that same week I received a custom order from someone else who saw my Etsy shop.  Sales have progressed (although slowly) since then.

4. What are your future plans for your shop and crafting in general?

Future plans for my shop … my goal is to reach 100 listings before the middle of this year, and into the future I’d like to start listing baby and children’s accessories.  For crafting in general, I’d have so many designs that I haven’t even started knitting yet –  like most of us I could do with extra hours in the day! One day I’d also like to learn how to crochet, but that may be a long way off yet as there is so much knitting to do ….

5. And finally let us know where we can find you.

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/maxiesknitwear
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maxiesknitwear
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/maxiesknitwear
Google Plus: http://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110704225387323282927/
Blog: http://www.maxiesknitwear.blogspot.com/
Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/maxiesknitwear
Stumble: http://www.stumbleupon.com/julieandmax

Thanks for sharing with us Julie.  I know EXACTLY where you are coming from – there just isn’t enough time in the day to get all of our ideas and new designs created (I know I could use an extra couple of days each week to catch up!)  I wish you all the best with your shop and hope there are many more sales to come.

Let’s do the Can Can!

9 Feb

I am just loving these Can Can Scarves at the moment! They are knitted using Rico Can Can yarn which is good quality 100% acrylic. The ruffled layers create amazing colour and texture which really finish off your winter outfit nicely.

You can find my full range of scarves by visiting my Etsy Shop!