Thursday, August 18, 2011

Giveaway From My Shop!!!! ...finally!!!

I have to apologize to all of my loyal followers.  I promised a giveaway at 50 followers and never did it.  It's been ages since I've blogged and I am super sorry.  Just for that, I'm going to give 2 followers any item in my shop up to $10.00.  Whatever you want, whatever color you want it in, it's yours!!

Here's how it will all go down -
1) 2 entries for every person that follows my blog from your referral.  Make sure that they give you a shout out by leaving a comment with your name or email under this post.
2) 1 entry for every new follower.  Shout out in the comments under this post that you're new.
3) 1 entry for liking/hearting any item in my shop.  Leave a comment under this post on the item you liked. (limit 5)
4) 1 entry for adding my shop to your favorites.

I will close the giveaway Friday, September 2nd, 2011 @ 11:59 pm CST.  On Saturday September, 3rd, 2011, 2 winners will be chosen by using

Good luck!!!!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Christmas in July!!!!

Hope everyone had a great and safe 4th of July weekend!  It's been soooo hectic around here I haven't had a chance to post anything, but here is something I wanted to share...

A fellow Etsian has compiled a list of coupon codes for the month of July.  You can visit her shop here and here is the link to the list of coupon codes

Here is my submission:
Hooked Up - (Crocheted Cozies & Scrubbies, Etsy Shop Banners and Packages, Keychain Charms, and more!)
Coupon code: XMASNJULY15
Discount: 15% OFF

If you're an Etsy Seller, it could be some good promotion for your store.  If you're an Etsy Buyer, cash in on the savings!!! :)

The list is HUGE and features a variety of different shops with all kinds of goodies.  Happy Shopping!

Stay tuned...I have a brand new project in the works and I hope to have some pictures up this weekend.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Style of Lip Balm Cozy

I finally got around to listing my new style of lip balm cozy.  These things are awesome, if I do say so myself.  I don't know about you, but I probably spend a ton of money on lip balm every year because I always seem to lose mine...usually to find it just as soon as I replace it.  Anywho, I've worked really hard on making these lip balm cozies as durable and stylish as possible.  To be honest, I prefer this style over my original cozies. 

Just as in all my cozies, these are fully customizable as I have just about every color of cotton yarn under the sun.  These also make great party favors!  Wholesale discounts available!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Needed - 12 more followers!!!

Once I hit 50 followers, I'm going to do a giveaway from my shop. In order to increase your chances of winning the giveaway, I'll let you cheat before I even start the giveaway. Refer a friend, have them follow my blog and leave a comment and you'll get one entry/referral with no limit! More details on the giveaway to follow. Let the following begin!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Section in My Shop

So, I've finally decided to put some of my web design degree to use. I started making shop banners and avatars. While I just have one shop package and one banner done, it's been a lot if fun. I hope to crest one banner (at least) a night. I've been having fun putting everything together. if only I could quit my full-time job to have more time to work on them. Let me know what you think. Here's the link to my shop.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Mustard and Gray

So apparently I'm obsessed with 2 things - creating treasuries during my very small lunch break and the color combo of mustard and gray.  Last night, I just sold my all-time favorite coffee cup cozy that I've ever made -

So, in honor of my favorite cozy, I created another Treasury -
Love it.  LOVE IT!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Angry Face Treasury

So I'm a complete crab today!  I went to bed this way, I woke up this way and it's 11:41am and I'm still this way.  I decided to convey my mood with a Treasury on Etsy.  It was a lot of fun to create this treasury and the more I look at it, the more my crabbiness dissipates.  Take a look!  Clicks and comments appreciated!

Monday, June 13, 2011

New To My Shop - WristyCuffs

So here's my newest item - Crocheted Wrist Cuffs...I call them WristyCuffs.  They are super cute, super comfy and go with whatever you're wearing.  They're made from 100% cotton so they breathe well, wear well and are machine washable!  I currently have 3 WristyCuffs listed, but there are much more to come.  Right now I'm working on beaded WristyCuffs.

Standard size is 8 inches long by 2 inches wide.  There are 2 button holes so one size fits most.

Here is the Plain Jane in Navy with White Stitching

Here is the Two Strap in Lotus Blossom

WristyCuffs are fully customizable and available in a multitude of colors due to my addiction to cotton yarn.  If you need a particular size or color, just let me know!  These sell for $6.00 plus shipping.

Comments and Critiques are appreciated!

A New Beginning

So, after much thought and deliberation, I've decided to start a blog. I never thought I had time for a blog, but there are so many wonderful blogs that my fellow Etsians manage, I feel like I'm missing out on all the fun.  Now, while I don't think I'm the most creative writer in the world, I do have a lot to say and see a lot of wonderful things that I would like to share.

Now, a little bit about myself.  I'm 31 years old, married with 1 son (almost 2) and 2 step-daughters (14 and 8).  I work full time at a trucking company as the Central Orders Supervisor and (my favorite title of all) International Ops Coordinator.  That 2nd title really doesn't mean a thing at all, but it makes me sound fancy. :)  My job is crazy, hectic, stressful, and mind-numbing all at the same time, but I secretly love it.  I manage a great group of ladies and we have a blast even if we work long hours, only leaving our desks for potty breaks and to make our lunches. 

When I'm not working, I'm creating something.  I love to make things pretty.  I love color, putting colors together, making a mess and not cleaning it up and the satisfaction that comes from creating something with my own 2 hands. I come from an incredibly long line of wonderfully creative people and hope to pass this down to my son and step-daughters.  I love all types of crafting, my speciality being crochet.  I find it as a great source of therapy and comfort...even more now that I have started to sell my creations.  I started my Etsy shop in November of 2010 and found great success right off the bat.

Every day I'm inspired by my fellow Etsians and their talent.  I am utterly jealous of those that have found great success in their shops and now do what they love as a full time job.  I'll get there one day...I just know it...

I have a million ideas for posts so I promise that I will keep things exciting. For now, take some time to check things out. Check out my Etsy Shop and we'll talk more soon.