Ask Cindy



January 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Cindy. Do you know how I can find a box size that fits into a padded flat rate envelope?

    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    hi, A great friend of mine, Scott Henshaw, contacted Robin and Mark at Bubblefast with an idea for a box to fit inside a flat rate padded envelope. Thus, the Scotty Stuffer was born. These fit into the flat rate padded envelope and can ship mugs, (some claim you can get two in here) and also flat ware, and collectibles. You can find these at and this method of shipping can save you a great deal of money by shipping across the country. Flat rate being around $5.00 online (not at counter) and could be as much as ten dollars if priority by weight.

Ben Dover

January 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

My name is Ben and I am wondering if you can explain to me the meaning of life?

    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Ben, the meaning of life is how you accept it… definition is in your head, your heart and in your soul.


January 25, 2013 at 8:18 pm


    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Michelle, Thank you.. it works.. now If I can see where it goes! You are the best to help out with this new venture.


January 25, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Hey, Cindy, is this Q/A site helpful for you?

    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Paula, it is a test. I get asked a lot of questions on a number of facebook pages then the people can’t find my reply and have to search. We hope this works.


January 25, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Any thoughts on the USPS price increase?

    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Debbie, I have written about the new changes quite extensively on my blog at You will notice the biggest changes in First Class International Parcel as much as 66% percent increase. If you have flat international shipping on your online sales, you have until Sunday to change it. If you use calculated the platforms will change it for you.


      January 26, 2013 at 2:41 am

      Where is the “like” button?
      (oh, wait – this is not FB)


January 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Who sell seashells by the seashore?

    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Allen, That would be Sally but she wasn’t there last week when I was by the seashore looking for her.

Cindy Sorley

January 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Test for eBay.. does this go anywhere else?

Robin Vergason

January 25, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Cindy, How much shipping will you be doing tomorrow before the rates go up?

    Cindy Sorley

    January 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Robin. so far 23 but I have 21 unpaid and 18 of those are international. I am hoping they pay by tomorrow. My post office closes at 2 PM MST so I better be working…


January 26, 2013 at 2:37 am

well, I’m in! Gail Harris, reporting for duty 🙂
but I have no questions at this time.
oh, wait – one question: what am I doing up so late?

Barbara mhks

March 25, 2013 at 6:10 am

Crochet Lace is Popular Among All

Crochet laceis an application of the art of crochet. Generally it uses finer threads and more decorative styles of stitching, often with flowing lines or scalloped edges to give interest. Variation of the size of the holes also gives a piece a ‘lacy’ look.

Originally crochet lace was not regarded as true lace. Crocheting was considered easy and less time consuming, but otherwise clearly an inferior surrogate for “true” lace such as bobbin lace, needle lace or netting. The first examples of crocheted lace try to reproduce the products of other lace making techniques as faithfully as possible. Later, the many possibilities and inherent beauty of crocheted lace were appreciated more.

Main styles of crocheted lace include filet crochet, Irish crochetand its modern derivatives, pineapple crochet. Freeform crocheted lace also exists, examples of which are pieces striving to imitate reticellalace.

Crochet was used as a fabric structure during olden days, but became popular as a lace-making technique in the mid-19th century. Some of the earliest pieces imitated either bobbin lace or needlepoint lace, and the designer of this large 19th century Irish collar incorporated several standard Reticella needlepoint motifs. It is edged with crocheted ball fringe, a strictly Victorian touch. Nineteenth century women who produced creative works in crochet have never been given proper credit.

Crochet lace is made either with a single hook or on a loom. Lace made on a loom is called hairpin lace, which works up faster and is made in strips that are then sewn together. Other types of crochet lace are filet crochet, pineapple crochet and Irish crochet. Filet crochet uses only the chain and double-crochet stitches to create a large, solid piece of mesh fabric. Pineapple crochet got its name because it uses the chain stitch and triple-crochet to create a pineapple motif, which is then sewn to larger pieces of lace or other fabric. Perhaps the most intricate is Irish crochet, which features leaf and flower motifs created [url=]vivienne westwood plastic shoes for men[/url] separately and joined into [url=]vivienne westwood melissa shoes lady dragon heart dove/blue heart[/url] cloth.

Ireland has produced the most crocheted lace. The best known patterns at first imitated Italian floral needlepoint, but evolved into a distinctive style that now readily comes to mind whenever Irish crochet is mentioned.

Filet lace is like a grid because it uses only two crochet stitches chain stitch and double crochet stitch. Chain stitches use less of yarn which form pattern by filling in parts of mostly chain stitch with double crochet stitches. Crochet thread made of mercerized cotton in white or ecru is used to construct a monotonous design.

Crochet is very popular among children who love to have all types of bags ranging from sports kits, packed lunches, shoes and boots, books and swimming kits, and other school, accessories.

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