Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A couple of weeks ago I told you about all the custom orders that I had in the works. I'm happy to report that I have my three BIG orders done and they're on their way to their new homes!!!
So, what does 150 coasters look like anyway? Well...here they are!
And here they are all bagged up.
These coasters are going to a business in Colorado and will be given out at a conference in New York! Each member at the conference will get a coaster with the company's logo on it. And I made sure to include my Etsy Address on the back of each one as well :)
Monday, November 28, 2011
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I know I'm not ready to be back to work, but Christmas is just around the corner :)
Over the weekend, I had my final fall show. There were only 4 vendors and we set up at the local winery that I sell on consignment at. It was a pretty slow day, but that didn't stop us from making sale :) I set up my booth about the same as I have been for my fall shows this year.
The one thing I noticed between on Open House as opposed to a Craft Show is that there may not be many people, but they are there just for YOU! There wasn't much competition with only 4 of us and we all had different items.
We each invited a handful of people that we knew were interested in our items and the winery helped advertise as well. Next year we hope to do this again and put an ad in the paper as well.
All in all, I was happy with the day and hope we to do this again :)
Now it's time to get busy on all my custom orders!!!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Happy Friday :) I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday and you're ready for some shopping today! I don't know about you, but I'm not even going near a mall today...I'd rather do my shopping online...and Buy Handmade!
Several of my Blogging Business Artisan Team Mates are having awesome sales today! Check out some of my favorites and get the link for the entire list below!
Coupon Code: 2011BLACKFRIDAYSALE
Effective Dates: Thursday, 11/23/11 thru Sunday, 11/27/11Coupon Code: 2011CYBERMONDAYSALE
Discount: 10%Effective Date: Monday, 11/23/11
Free Shipping with the code FREESHIP for the entire Black Friday/Cyber Monday long weekend and Holiday Sale Section
Sale Section & Shop-Wide Free Shipping with code FREESHIP now through Sunday
Free Shipping November 25-December 25
use code: SHIPFREE
You can see the entire list and all the others participating HERE.
Happy Shopping :)
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wishing all of my bloggy friends a Happy Thanksgiving!
The other day, my bloggy friend, Erika, was telling us about these cute little feather hats her kids had made at school and didn't want to take them off :) It got me thinking back to my days as a child and I remembered making those same cute hats! I thought I had actual photos, but in my looking came across a newspaper photo of my preschool class in our hats. (Sorry for the bad scan!)
And here is a close up of little ol' me, back in the day :)
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving today! We will be spending the day with Jesse's family. It will be his mom's first Thanksgiving in her new home and I'm happy her whole family will be there to celebrate with her :)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I recently purchased my first Heartsy deal. I had a $5 credit that I'd been waiting to use and when I saw that this Iowa seller had awesome cozies in her shop...I was sold!
Karen of ChocolateDogStudio makes awesome cozies and she even created a custom one just for me!
Karen's cozies come beautifully wrapped...like receiving a Christmas gift early :) And each cozy is individually wrapped in plastic as well.
I love that each one has a custom tag stitched right into the cozy so I can tell everyone where I got my new cozy!
These cozies are excellent quality! Nice heavy fabric, beautiful stitching and they are the perfect size to fit many cups!
Thank you Karen for creating a custom cozy for me that couldn't be more perfect! Get your own cozy from the ChocolateDogStudio today!
Monday, November 21, 2011
I wanted to remind everyone to head over to the Blogging Business Artisans' Blog to enter my giveaway!!!
Today is the last day to enter to win these beautiful Personalized Wine Glasses!
The contest ends at 11am CST...so hop on over and enter now!
Good Luck :)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
It was been another awesome week with treasuries! It's time to thank the 8 curators who have featured my work. THANK YOU to each and every one of you :)
Sandra of Azulsupplies (in Portugal!) featured my Personalized Wine Bottle Stopper in her Christmas Shopping Treasury!
Sandra has the awesome Ceramic Ornaments in her shop that would be perfect for the holidays!
Jenny of ABirdInTheHandArt featured my Owl Earring Cards in her Black and White and Red All Over Treasury!
Jenny creates so many fun things in her shop...all around bird designs. This Cardinal would be great at a tree ornament...but you could display him all year long!
Linda has a shop filled with wonderful fabric designs! This Stocking is just adorable!
I find miniatures fascinating...and this little Christmas Cake is just amazing!
Linda of lindab142 featured my Engraved Photo Ornament in her Holiday Gifts Under 20 For Her Treasury!
Linda creates beautiful jewelry...and her Santa Earrings would be perfect for all the holiday celebrations I have coming up!
Erika of ArtfulRising also featured my Personalized Bottle Stopper in her Shades of Blue and Pink Calling Me Treasury!
Erika has a new shop full of inspiring items! This Sweet Art Doll doubles as an ornament or a shelf sitter!
Kathy is an awesome artist! Her watercolors are so life like...and this Mustang Quarterhorse Print is one of my favorites :)
Sheryl has a shop full of digital goodies and just added her first PDF Patterns! Wouldn't it be fun to make your own Stocking this Christmas!
Thank You again to each one of you :) Treasuries just make my day!!!
Friday, November 18, 2011
I love browsing Etsy finding goodies I'd like to make my own :) I've been adding lots of items to my favorites lately in hopes that I'll receive some of them for Christmas gifts!
I've been on an agate and druzy kick lately and found these awesome items!
Feel free to send any of these my way...LOL :)
And I couldn't help but add this awesome cuff too :)
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I was recently asked by a coworker to make a memorial box for his brother. He wanted something special to give his dad to keep his brother's ashes in. I thought it was a wonderful idea and I love that I was asked to create this for him!
I showed it to him last week...and he loved it! I can't wait for his dad to receive it at Christmas so I can hear his response as well :)
I think it turned out awesome!
Though this box was used as a memorial box, it has so much potential!
Photo Storage Box
Pet Keepsake Box (collar, id tag, favorite toy, etc.)
And I can create these in several sizes to fit any need :)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I have always been a fan of Erika's blog Artful Rising! She is so inspiring and motivating! Her blog tells us to "Create. Inspire. Change the World."
And now she has started a shop that is just as awesome as her blog! Her Artful Rising Shop is full of one-of-a-kind Art Dolls and Art Journals. Check out these awesome creations!
Monday, November 14, 2011
I have another busy week planned :) I have lots of big custom orders in the works right now that I'm excited to get completed! I love crossing BIG things off my to do list :)
I have 12 Daisies Albums to complete for a girl scout troop in New York. These are all cut and bound...they just need decorated.
I also have an order for 8 set of coasters for a local order. Her brother ordered the wine glasses I showed you a couple of weeks ago!
I also have another large Album Order for a sorority. The Zeta Tau Alpha chapter in Indiana has 20 albums on order! My largest order to date!!!
And I have another large coaster order as well! 150 single coasters are headed to a business in Colorado where they will take a trip to New York to be handed out as gifts at a conference! And the company may want another large order after the first of the year...fingers crossed!
I'll have more details about some of these orders once I get them done! Wish me luck on a productive week!
What do you have planned for this week?
Sunday, November 13, 2011
This week I would like to thank 3 curators for featuring my work in their treasuries :) It is always an honor to be included in such gorgeous treasuries!
Eglė of FeltingbyEglut (from Lithuania!) featured my Tweet Birthday Card in her Mood for Wood Treasury!
Eglė makes beautiful felted slippers in many styles and colors. Check these out!
Margaret creates beautiful hand-dyed items ranging from socks to tshirts to this gorgeous scarf!
Karen has a beautiful shop filled with gorgeous jewelry! I own one of her amazing rings! And I might have to add this one to my list as well...
Thanks again to each of you for the feature!!!
Friday, November 11, 2011
11:11 has always been a special time for me :) I'm not really a superstitious person, but if I happen to see the clock strike 11:11...I always make a wish. I'm not sure where I heard this idea or when, but it's stuck with me :) The old clock in my '63 Rambler Wagon doesn't work, so I have it set to 11:11! So today ought to be a really lucky day with it being 11~11~11, right!
Well, it's YOUR lucky day because I have some awesome finds for you today...all at $11.00!
And...I created an $11 Gift Guide Treasury too...how fun!Click the image to be taken to the awesome treasury :)