Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Promotional Frenzy....Something New

I joined a new thread in the past few days, Promotional Frenzy! It seems like a fun way to get my shop out there. I have tried many different ways to get my items seen but do not seem to have much luck so I will get this neat idea a try.

Tonight we are going to do a Promotional Blitz...as I do not use most of the sites they use yet I decided to do a blog post and send it out to all my other teams.

Here are some of the items that will be promoted tonight, for many more check out our thread!~

galla15 - Crystal Rivoli Bling Ring


CrochetedbyCharlene – Brown Hat and Scarf

Sea Flower Studios - Timeless Beauty Necklace

And from my shop I am featuring my New potholders with hot pad:

Monday, December 27, 2010

2011...Making a List and Checking it Twice!

2010 was not a good year for me and I did not spend much time on my shop or crafting but want to change that in 2011! I have some very ambitious goals for the next few years and if I do not get going they will not happen!

So for 2011:

#1...Craft more adding more items to my inventory. I work shift work but have at least 2 days of a week so I am setting aside 4 hours each week to just go to sewing room and work on item. I do alot of hand quilting on night shifts and that will continue.

#2...Add at least 4 new items a week to my shops.

#3...Find more shops to put my items in for the summer and try to locate a shop that is open year around for consignment as well. Here is one shop I have items in..the Wood Islands Lighthouse!

#4...Use my blog to get more attention in my shop and items.

#5...Attend at least 1 more craft show next Christmas season. This is one of my best show...The Colonel Gray Craft Fair.

What are your plans for 2011?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Who said you Can not teach Old dogs new tricks....

Well then they have never met the Wild Wise Witty Grandmas!!!  This is a wonderful team of grandmas that do all kinds of wonderful crafts, some have been doing them for years others are just getting started!  This group of women are very supportive, caring and talented.

Lets met a few of those WWWG's as we call them on our thread:

GrandmaLindasHouse aka Linda where everything is made with love. She enjoys creating and the thought of someone enjoying her creations makes her very happy. She is a wizard with the sewing machine making tiny Barbie clothing and her upcycled mittens are a real hit!

Next up we have...Mountainsidecrochet who crochets the cutest little critters!  She just moved to St Louis to be close to her family and is readjusting to the cold weather.

Then we have Enchantedquilling! She makes the most amazing cards, such detail!  She is also an avid golfer and an all around fun Grandma...which you would never know it by her energy.

Stay tuned as I will be featuring more of the Grandmas in the future!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Our Favorite Animal Lover....Beadedtail!

There are many beautiful people in the Etsy Community and one of the kindest most gentlest people I have met is one of those people...Beadedtail aka Sharla. Sharla's shop is very unique in that she donates a portion of ALL sales proceeds to animal awareness causes!
Sharla is very active in many teams...Etsy Angels♥, EFA Artists Helping Animals♥, and EtsyBloggers♥! I know Sharla from the Etsy Angels. She takes part in all our fundraisers and is a very welcome member of our team with her encouragement, support and friendship.

Her blog is so entertaining and is usually about her furbabies that mean the world to her. Drop in and read about them and comment:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It is Looking alot like Christmas

I love to decorate for Christmas.  I have many little things that have been given to me as gifts. My birthday is the first week in December so alot of my friends and family get me a new ornament or decoration.

Last year we gave in and purchased an artificial tree,  verdict is still out on it. It is pretty and easy but I miss the smell of the fresh trees so much. The balls that are white on the tree are handmade by my daughter in law and each has a picture of our family, one of myself, hubby, son, daughter in law and a couple of grandson #1, she is making me one with grandson #2  for this year.  It is a tradition for her now....my mom has one of each grandchild!

The Navitity Scene was a gift from Hubby's employer one year!  The 2 ornaments on speakers were gifts from son's mother in law for my birthday.

This year it looks like we may have a green Christmsas... I would really love to have a bit of snow. Mind you not much as we have many plans for the holidays.

And those 2 adorable boys are my gifts from my son and his wife!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Glass Tiled Pendants by KCowie

Today I will be featuring a member of the OhCanadaTeam, KCowie. KC as we call her on the thread discovered her niche in the Etsy world with her beautiful pendants!

She is a Canadian from London, Ontario. KC is a relatively new member of the online world, she joined the Etsy family as a seller January 2010. At first she made cross stitched greeting cards but quickly changed to her glass pendants.

She has many styles to choose from...and all are very beautiful made! Another great seller for her this holiday season is her wine glass charms.

Be sure to check out her shop, she will even do custom orders for you.

Supplies, Supplies and much more from Circleinthesand

The artist of the day will be Circleinthesand or as we Etsians know her, Duckie!

Duckie is a very special lady that is part of the Wild, Wise and Witty Grandmothers team. She has a great sense of humor and is a positive influence on the team members with lots of great advice and encouragement.

Her shop features mostly supplies but she turns her hand at a few other things as well....plastic canvas creations, tags and mini notebooks.

She is from Jacksonville, Florida where she lives with her husband!

Sock Monkey Hats by Mamajody

I have been neglecting my blog again so I am going to begin anew by featuring a different artist a few times a week.

I belong to the Etsy Angels Team; the Wild, Wise and Witty Grandmothers Team; and the OhCanada Team. I will start by featuring some of those wonderful ladies and their unique items.

My first feature will be on a member of the Etsy Angels Team, Mamajody who seems to have found her niche on Etsy with her Sock Monkey hats. Her hats are suitable for every member of the family. She crochets other items as well. Mamajody lives in Georgetown, IN.

Here are a few of her gorgeous unique sockey monkey hats...and she will do custom orders for you as well!

Wonderful Quotes to live by!

"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

~ William Arthur Ward