Monday, December 12, 2011

A great start to a new week. My crocheted Apple Green Shawl has been selected for an ArtFire Collection.  I hope you will take a few moments, not only to see my shawl, but to take a look at all of the talented people crafting items in Missouri.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Collection

I'm proud to let you know that snowflakes that I crocheted and have for sale have been included in an ArtFire collection celebrating Missouri Crafters at Christmas.  Please take a look at all of the great artists included in this collection.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ready for Christmas?

Now that Thanksgiving has passed how far along are you in your Christmas preparations? Is your tree decorated and lights and stockings hung? How far have you gotten down your shopping list? If you plan on completing online shopping, I recommend you finish up those items this week. You wouldn't want to order a gift and then it not arrive in time to wrap and give it.

I hope while your out shopping, you consider giving handmade gifts. Whether you are buying supplies to create your own handmade gifts or buying a finished handmade item (from CrochetKiosk) make it a memorable Christmas by incorporating that personal handmade touch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lovin' Google Analytics

I love trudging through google analytics. There are so many variables available that you can use to determine customer trends. Even though it might not be the most useful, my personal favorite tool is looking under visitor demographics at the location. This brings up the world map with shading for countries that visitors came from. You can also go more in depth and look at individual states and cities. I find it amazing that people from around the world are hearing about CrochetKiosk and are compelled to come and visit. 

If there was one thing I could wish for, it is that google picked up a bigger percentage of visits. From what I understand google analytics misses anywhere from 20-50% of visitors. I know that it is hard to be completely accurate considering the people who block cookies can not be tracked.  However, if there was a way to track a higher percentage of visitors, it would lead to a lot more pretty colored places on my location map. Also, the higher percentage of visitors that are tracked the more accurate all of the other analytic variables are. I encourage you to try google analytics and see which parameters work best and are the most fun for you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I Promised Pictures

Last week when I got back from vacation I promised I wold put up a few pictures for you all to look at.  Now I've finally gotten a chance to look at them all and narrowed it down to the best 777.  Yes 777.  To save you the time of painstakingly looking through each one I've selected some of my favorites for your viewing pleasure.  The first two pictures are from Lucerne, Switzerland and the last three are from Paris, France.