.... You and your Viking friends! Of course if you weren't watching kids tv in the 80s that opening will make no sense whatsoever to you. Apologies.
I was going to do todays blog on items from tosouk.com - It's British! It's free to list! But then I signed up and put a couple of items up for sale to get a feel for it. First problem is I can't find any stats for my shop other than clicking on the individual items to see how many 'views' and 'likes' they've had. I'm a stats addict (as many website owners and bloggers are) so lack of decent statistics is a problem for me. But I persevered and starting 'liking' items to feature in my blog today and then realised I couldn't find anywhere to view a list of the items I'd liked. Hmmmmm. Perhaps these features are there and I'm just being stupid but it's put me off using tosouk. There are too many other online craft marketplaces out there to bother with one that's not intuitve and/or lacks the features I need.
As a result I've had to have a last-minute rethink on the subject of today's blog. As it's Thursday and my newest tv obsession, The Almighty Johnsons, is on tonight this blog is a homage to all things Norse and Viking. And for this post I've returned to the safety and comfort of good old Etsy.
|Copper and Silver Longship Brooch by AlisonMooreDesigns|
£79 (+ £3.50 p&p)
Copper and sterling silver brooch shaped like a longship. length approx 4cm, width approx 3.5cm
|Child's Viking Hat by KatGoldinDesigns|
£15.79 (+ £1.97 p&p)
Knitted wool Viking hat available in sizes from newborn to 7 years. I need to get one of these for my little boy to wear when we visit his family in Shetland.
|Woodcut Print by jonosandilands|
£25 (+ £4 p&p)
A sea of beard - inspired by vikings and Shetland's Up Helly Aa fire festival. A4 - 1 colour woodcut print on 270gsm Harvest GFSmith Colorplan paper.