Archive for January, 2012

You know me.  I’m always ready to lend a helping hand.  That’s why I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how to effectively market your real estate listing. 

What better way to teach you than by illustrating with pictures?  (Okay, there’s a lot of better ways, but you say to-may-toe, I say hush.)

Exhibit A comes from the lovely Lake of the Ozarks area.  Thank you to alert reader My Dad for sending the picture in.

There’s no need to hire a realtor with his thousand dollar words like “picturesque,” “financially attainable,” or “charming” when “steep and cheap” says it all!

Exhibit B comes from the building across from my office.  That looks normal enough.  But wait!  What is that?!  Why, I declare, I believe it’s another super-effective marketing strategy staring me in the face!

I know you can’t read that sign, so I was nice enough to get a close up for you.

I have to admit, the sign was much more inspirational before I got my new contacts and I thought “TRAINS” would be a good potential use for the building.  Traing just doesn’t seem nearly as exciting. 

And, THAT, is how to successfully advertise your real estate.


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I’m working on a large embroidered collage project and wanted to include one of my daughter’s drawings on it.

I first saw this idea a few years ago and have just been waiting for my daughter to get old enough.

As far as projects go, this one was pretty easy.  I had Shelby draw a picture (that says “Shelby” not “by Shel”), then I scanned it in and printed it in mirror image and used a heat transfer pencil to trace over the design and iron it on to my fabric.  I find that is far easier than trying to trace directly onto the fabric or on the back of the pattern using a light box.

I stitched over the pattern using the exact colors that she used in her original drawing.  I think it turned out well and she’s impressed that her artwork is included on the collage.

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