Just in: Best organic sherpa ever & terry,too!

worthygoods collage organic cotton sherpa terry

All the emotions, folks. So much organic cotton fabric just arrived at the studio. All made in the US, all GOTS certified organic and all mine! Well, it’s all yours, really. But I get to enjoy 100 lbs of thick, cuddly sherpa and terry while it’s here, right? These rolls of organic cotton goodness are only a head shorter than me and this batch is SO GOOD. If you’ve ever wanted to give it a try, this is your batch. Buy a swatch if you’re not ready to take the plunge or get 10 yards at 20% off if you know better.

Get the organic cotton sherpa here.

organic sherpa yardage   organic sherpa half yard   organic sherpa fat quarter

Get the organic cotton terry here.

organic terry cloth yardage  organic terry cloth half yard  organic terry cloth fat quarter



Shop-wide Sale on organics and vintage bobbins & spools | A few days only!

It’s true.

There’s a super-sale at worthygoods textile.

You can save all sorts of dough on your favorite US made organic cotton fabrics and vintage wooden bobbins and spools. But just for a few days, then the deals go *poof* just a quickly as they arrived. Don’t get caught leaving with Cinderella at this party.

Want in?

Just click here.

15% off Sale on Organic Cotton Terry, Sherpa, Fleece, Velour and French Terry, plus Vintage Wooden Bobbins & Spools

The shop’s on sale, folks.


textile sale at worthygoodstextile.Etsy.com 15% off organic fabrics, vintage wooden spools & bobbins

Ends on Sunday.

Get it while you can…

Stop by worthygoodstextile.Etsy.com for the ‘goods!


Spun gold, vintage spools & happily ever after | Fairy tale inspired wedding by

After seeing this magic spun with a little golden thread.

I’m wanting to wind everything up in it.

wedding table setting with vintage wooden spools wrapped in golden thread as place cards

All of the romance of a wedding plus the fantasy of classic fairy tales. And who’s vintage wooden spools played a starring role? Why, ‘mine’! These are vintage wooden lace spools that have been beautifully wound in golden thread and wrapped in a delicate calligraphy,  a genius place card.

golden threaded spool place cards at fairy tale wedding by Alan Zepeda for Style Me Pretty blogreally, if he's willing to cuddle your rabbit, odds are good he's Mr Right

jar of vintage spools as table scape display for romantic wedding, fairy tale inspiredScreenshot 2014-06-04 12.42.51Screenshot 2014-06-04 12.44.21Screenshot 2014-06-03 14.16.44

Head on over to Style Me Pretty to get the details on who, what, when and where. There’s a full gallery of photos to drool over, pin and share. And if you find yourself needing some spools of your own, please stop by worthygoods textile.

Just don’t prick your finger, dear.

It’ll make you sleepy.


Here, have a peek | A look into peek’s free usability reviews for Etsy shops

We asked for a peek,

but ended up with an eyeful.

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A peek? Yes, a free ‘peek’ into any site. A few Etsy Maine Team members dropped our Etsy shop links to request a peek from UserTesting. UserTesting.com is a user site research service that offers video user reviews of websites. The peek, via a random user’s 5 minute review, shows the reviewer’s screen while you ‘listen in’ as the reviewer talks aloud about his or her impression of the site. Check out my first peek below.Screenshot 2014-03-04 11.28.09

Have you stopped laughing?

Uh, me neither. I learned so much!

For an Etsy shop owner, a peek can be an eyeful and an earful at the same time. I’ve had an Etsy shop since 2008, I’m practically a lifer, folks. So my perception of an Etsy shop is completely different from someone who is either unfamiliar, or vaguely familiar with Etsy. Not a small group by any means! And one to keep forefront when working on your Etsy shop. However, Joan Vermette of Mad Pow, a user experience researcher on our Etsy Maine Team suggests you take these peek reviews with a grain of salt, rock salt.

 “as a website usability professional for nearly 17 years, I have real doubts about the usefulness of Peek User Testing for looking at your Etsy shop. Most of the feedback I’ve seen has to do with how well the Etsy interface works, and little to do with things we as Etsy sellers can actually change.Secondly, you would need to do this about 6 – 8 times in order to start seeing trends amongst the responses, and therefore be able to learn what is a real issue, and what’s a one-off response particular to a specific user.Thirdly, you’d want to have some control over who takes the test, so you’re sure they’re in your target market/audience. In the case above, this woman didn’t seem to even really know what your products are. For a five minute test, that’s a lot of time spent ramping up.”

Excellent advice, but still, there seems to be bits of good info to be sliced from every review. Mine was particularly funny/awkward to me, but I still took away that I need to be writing less clever Etsy-speak and more straight-up detail in my shop announcement. And what about that elf, folks. Should I keep him?

Oogle these Etsy shop Peek reviews

and then ask for your own.

Check out my Etsy Maine Team-ies peek links below and stop into their shops. What would your user review sound like? They’re about 5 minutes each, some truly informative, some not. Still, an excellent reminder to keep the new-to-Etsy user in mind when writing those shop descriptions and about pages.

Julie of Abigail’s Attic Accessories, peekpeek She’s also applied to be a user reviewer as well and says we should cut our reviewers some slack, “It’s hard to remember to talk the entire time you are on the site. It is also a “pressure” thing to get it all done in time. I had to answer a question I couldn’t find the answer to. I think if I had more than 3-5 minutes, I would have been able to find it.”

Lauren of Bird and Bear Boutique : peek

Lauren of Sunflower Freckles : peek

Lorien of Knittoo : peek

Nykki of Nykki Makes : peek

Joy of Coastal Art Glass : peek

Paige of Camelot Creations : peek

Jeni of Jeni’s Jewelry and More : peek & peek

Michelle of SoulShine Soap : peek

Anne of Carrington Lane Bakery : peek

Kirsten of Anabelfuzz : peek

and yes, here’s mine, Dory of worthygoods textile : peek

Free peek here.

What did you think of your peek?

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No, it’s not instant results, you’ll have to wait a couple days to get your peek, but when you do… Tell me! You loved it? You Hated it? Want me to add your peek to the list? Just leave a comment, let’s get this conversation going.