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Gila (11m2)
Hamburg, Germany
handmade bags in organic linen & leather
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Wow- what's up with all the copyrighted images? Sewing patterns, fashion photos... none of this is fair use. And this source I know by heart: http://www.extravectors.com/Vectors/Details.aspx?EV=262
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Kinners, anscheinen funktioniert der 17.9. bei den meisten nicht - was haltet Ihr statt dessen vom 24. September? Apparently, the 17th doesn't work for most people. How does the 24th sound? Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Hamburg Craft Pirates
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Kinners, es war schön mit Euch! Toll auch, dass wieder ein Neuling zu uns gefunden hat - und Jessica, hoffentlich geht's Dir besser! Das nächste Treffen habe ich für den 17. September angesetzt - ich hoffe, das passt allen? Ich habe mal die Turnhalle als Location eingetragen, da die Lange... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Hamburg Craft Pirates
By the way - do you think I should just offer this as a service on Etsy? Really wondering if I should add some marketing-related stuff... like custom FB page, Wordpress template, eCommerce shop.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2010 on Pimp your Facebook at Etsy for Everyone
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Where exactly are you stuck? To add the FBML functionality, you need to go here: http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=4949752878 then click on Add to my Page on the left, underneath the question mark. A window opens with your available pages; click Add to page next to the right one. Then go to that page. You now have a new tab that says FBML 1. Click on Edit page underneath your profile picture. Somewhere in that list it says FBML - click edit. You can now change the tab name (which reads FBML by default) and enter the coding in the box. If you save, you now have a working custom FBML tab.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2010 on Pimp your Facebook at Etsy for Everyone
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Nicht vergessen - heute um 20h treffen wir uns endlich mal wieder zum Stammtisch! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2010 at Hamburg Craft Pirates
I was planning on moving to Wordpress for a while, and this was easiest when the new site launched. So please, please don't leave me - just follow me along and update your bookmarks and RSS feed! :) Ich hatte schon eine Weile vor, den Blog zu Wordpress umzuziehen. In Verbindung mit der neuen Webseite ist es jetzt schneller als erwartet passiert. Bitte, bitte verlasst mich nicht - folgt mir einfach und aendert Eure Lesezeichen und RSS Feed! :) Website: www.11m2.de Blog: blog.laid-bag.com RSS: feeds.feedburner.com/11m2 Continue reading
Tina, feel free to drop me an email if you are stuck or need help: gila@11m2.de
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2010 on Pimp your Facebook at Etsy for Everyone
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In recognition of the wonderful Christopher Street Day weekend that I just had - know that you are loved, no matter what! Eine Regenbogen-bunte Auswahl für das wundervolle Christopher Street Day-Wochenende, das ich gerade hatte. Continue reading
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You can find info in how to create a cool Facebook landing page here - but I figured I'd also add some additional tweaks to really make your Facebook fan page über-special. Add your Etsy Shop You can have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2010 at Etsy for Everyone
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It was time for another freebie - hope you like! It's a Forget-Me-Not, by the way. Just click on the image to download a PES file of the embroidery. Only rule - pls don't use commercially Es war Zeit für einen Stickfreebie - ich hoffe, Euch gefällt es! Es ist übrigens ein Vergissmeinnicht. Einfach auf das Bild klicken, um die PES-Datei herunterzuladen. Einzige Regel: Bitte keine gewerbliche Nutzung. Continue reading
Yesterday was my favorite party again - Christopher Street Day in Hamburg. We always spend that on Cafe Wien, a boat moored right in the center in the Alster, our huge city lake. Have I mentioned yet that I truly love Hamburg? It's the most beautiful city in the world... :) After days of rain, we were even rewarded with gorgeous weather yesterday. And there is nothing like dancing in the sun with the people I love. Marc, Jan, Manu, Harald, Bisnca, Stevie, Hieu, Breyer, Pepito, Susi, Kristin, Mark, Ivan, Stieff, Katharina.... Thank you for an unforgettable day! Gestern war... Continue reading
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My Weekend Wonders will come tomorrow - I am getting ready for the best party of the year! :) Christopher Street Day in Hamburg with all my best friends... I am stoked! Photo of hair cut will follow as well - I look goooooooooood! Wanted to give you a quick glimpse of what to expect from me this fall/ winter, though. Did a first prototype last night and will get to carry it around today to see how it works. But I love the combination of virgin wool and leather. And Tartan! You can't beat Tartan. Hope you like! Meine... Continue reading
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Summer on Etsy means less sales and less views. People are out frolicking on vacation, not behind a screen shopping. But believe me, if you play your cards right, things will get hectic again! Here are some things that you... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2010 at Etsy for Everyone
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I can't believe how much stuff is happening right now. So I figured I'd just write it all down so I can stop feeling overwhelmed. :) eBook 1 - Entrepreneur in Germany Busy writing a handbook specifically geared towards German crafters - everything you need to know about starting your onw business. More specific topics (i.e. marketing, promo, etc) will follow. eBook 2 - Make your own 11m2 bag Yes, I will soon start offering my first pattern eBook - step-by-step instructions on making your own bag. ETA - some time in September. Workshop @ Etsy Expect to see me... Continue reading
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P.S. Yes, I know the image is completely irrelevant to the post, but I just love my parents' dog Ronja. There are numerous forum posts advising you to get off the blogs, twitter, the forums, facebook, and start crafting. For me, that doesn't work. I would be nowhere if it wasn't for the social connections with fellow crafters. They inspire me, they nudge me to constantly improve, they are the reason I get excited about new projects. I love to showcase their work, I am honored when they notice me, and I love the glimpse into their life. Yes, I... Continue reading
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Still busy preparing for my first craft fair on August 14, so stocking up on lower-priced "impulse buy" items. iPod covers, shopping totes, note books, and now greeting cards. I made a first batch with 100 cards today, which are then bundled two to one pack with envelopes. I will see if they sell, then I can easily re-order blank cards in time for the following week. Hope you like? Ich bereits mich noch immer auf den ersten Designermarkt am 14. August vor und produziere vor allem preiswertere Artikel, die man aus der Laune heraus kauft. iPod Cover, Einkaufsbeutel, Notizbücher... Continue reading
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First print run is done, this time on pre-made simple shopping totes - meant for the upcoming craft fairs. So, der erste Druck ist gelungen, diesmal auf vorgefertigten Einkaufsbeuteln, die für die Märkte in den nächsten Wochen gedacht sind. Continue reading
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See what I found in my lunch break, sitting right in front of my terrace door - isn't she cute??? And hungry - been screaming for her mom; hope she gets here soon, I don't think I have any worms at hand. Guckt mal, was ich in meiner Mittagspause direkt vor meiner Terrassentür gefunden habe! Ist sie nicht niedlich??? Und hungrig - Madame schreit nach ihrer Mutter. Ich hoffe, sie kommt bald, ich habe naemlich keine Würmer im Haus. Continue reading
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Good morning everyone. Figured I'd quickly throw in some coffee to start off my week. The day is packed again... I need to clean the studio (and somehow find space for more supplies), do accounting and taxes (yuk), then actually print and sew again - cannot wait to use my new stamps today! Have a great week, everyone! Oh, and if you are on Twitter - let's hook up there? Guten Morgen, Welt! Ich dachte mir, ich gebe als erstes einen Kaffee aus. Der Tag ist wie immer gut durchgeplant - vor allem muss ich das Studio aufräumen und irgendwie... Continue reading
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I was a good girl and kept busy! So here's a sneak peek - some are meant for greeting cards, others for accessories - so stay tuned for new goodies soon. :) Ich war artig und habe mich an die Umsetzung von neuen Entwürfen gemacht. Hier ein erstes Einblick - einige sind für Karten gedacht, andere kommen auf Accessoires... die Tage also mehr! Continue reading
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As always, some fabulous shops - this time from my LabRats team. Want to see more in a treasury? Head on over to Etsy for my "End of Summer - Indian Summer" Treasury. Wie immer einige unglaublich schöne Shops, die mir die letzten Tage über den Weg gelaufen sind. Ich hoffe, sie gefallen Euch! Weite findet Ihr in meiner Etsy Treasury. Continue reading
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My Google Analytics stats since starting on Etsy make for funny reading. :) Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at Etsy for Everyone
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Women usually have a shoe and bag fetish, for obvious reasons - neither shoes nor handbags vary in size, so you can gain as much weight as you want. I am the rare exception, as I have no shoe fetish. At all. But oh, don't get me started on bags - being a bag designer is dangerous when you have my kind of addiction! After I broke my ankle in February, shoes have been hell - nothing fits. And till another surgery next year, that won't much change. Which is when I came across Terra Plana shoes, fell in love... Continue reading
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I feel like a completely fashion- or style-free zone right now. Call me bag lady, if you will. Unfortunately, I need to look good in mid August, so I am slowly planning my stylish rejuvenation. Meaning new clothes (yay!) possibly my first self-made shirt (not sure about the yay yet) and... a hair cut. I have grown out my very short hair for almost a year now. A year of no hair style, experimenting with funny things like curlers and head bands, and basically having bad hair year. With the length I have right now, I hope to get some... Continue reading