Thursday, November 12, 2009

December First Friday Indie Market

Yippee! I've been accepted for the First Friday Indie Market in December. Wow! My thoughts are racing in a hundred different directions with ideas!! That's always been my problem-no focus. Lol. If you're in the area, check out this link for more information. It also coincides with the Festival of Lights downtown so this thing is gonna be B-I-G!!! Come out and have some fun!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

First Friday Indie Market

I was so excited to have been chosen to be a part of Greensboro's own First Friday Indie Market in November! It was soooo cold. Brrrr! But, it was a great night. Here are some pics of my table. Next time I'll be sure to get more pics of the whole market. Thanks to all of my fabulous friends that came out for support.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spooktacular Finds on Etsy!

First Row: MissButler-Day of the Dead Ornaments, Ivcreations55-Haunted Cameo Necklace, Niswanderceramic- Franken' Stein and his Bride Stein Set, HeartSpeak-Spooky Album

Second Row: VespertineGallery-Gothic Vampire Victorian Necklace, ClutchThat-The Raven Clutch, CreaShines-Glow in the Dark Skull Earrings, Sweetpetula-Halloween Shea butter soap

Third Row: JustTheThing4U-Howlite Pumpkin Earrings, BeBopMoon-Halloween Charm Bracelet, Bprdesigns-Halloween Pumpkin Dish, Agonysdecay-Gift Tags

Fourth Row: Alteredtreasures-Gift Tags, Vintageus-Cats Meow Charm Bracelet, SeaPinks-Black and White Flora and Fauna Decorative Pumpkin or Gourd, Jessejanes-Scrabble Tile Hair Pins

Fifth Row: Peppertree-night owl hair bobbies, OhFaro-black cat hairpin, Jenifersfamilyjewels-Spider Hairpin, BunnyBaubles-Creamsicle Hairpins

We Have a Winner....Kinda...

Ok, so, a whopping two people voted in my online poll, and, drum roll of 'em was me. I had to make sure this thing was workin'! So, the deal was that I would draw one random winner but being that only one other person voted, they won! Yeah, yippee, and all that good stuff. But, I don't know who you are b/c you didn't let me know that you voted. So, if you're out there, just send me a convo through my Etsy shop and you will be the proud owner of a hair bobbie set made by yours truly, moi. Enjoy!

We did have a winner. BlackCatMima, congratulations! You've already received your bobbies. I hope you enjoy them.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Get Your Daily Fix of Cuteness Right Here!

Ok, so, I'm a sucker for a sweet face, especially when puppies and kittens are involved. I came across the most fantastic website called The Daily Puppy. From a brief glance, it's a resource for dog lovers. Some of the dogs in the photos are adoptable, other already have a forever home. Just a daily fix of cuteness! Check it out! (If I'm not mistaken, all the pups I show below are adoptable!)  Such sweet faces-how can you resist?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Featured Seller: Orange Blossom Crafts

Finally! Here it is. My first featured seller's interview. You can find more from OrangeBlossomCrafts on Etsy.

Q:  I understand that you are a mother/daughter team. Tell us more about yourselves.
A:  Mother is Della, daughter is Laci. We live in Ocala, Florida. We love to make all sorts of crafts and we have started our etsy shop with listings mainly consisting of jewelry but we plan to add different things as time goes by. Della’s favorite pastimes are beachcombing and beading. Laci loves to bead and sew.

Q:  How did you come up with the name of your shop?
A:  The state we live in, Florida, is famous for oranges. The Orange Blossom is the state flower.

Q:  I really like how you incorporate seashells and natural elements into your designs. The use of the guitar picks is cool too. :>) Please explain your creative process, your style, favorite materials, etc.
A:  We love to use seashells, natural stones, and handmade lamp work beads. Della combs many beaches in search of jewelry quality shells. Laci makes the guitar pick earrings. The idea from that came from guitar charms from a local craft shop. We wanted to make earrings out of the charms but due to the gift recipient’s sensitive ears (the guitar charms are NOT hypo allergenic) they had to be backed by something, giving birth to the beaded guitar pick jewelry!

Q:  How does being part of a team affect your creative process?
A:  We always love everything each other makes because all of our items are created with group input. We are always asking each other, “What do you think about this? Should I move anything around or add/subtract anything?” Having an outsiders perspective is always useful and we revel in constructive criticism!

Q:  What more can we expect to see from Orange Blossom Crafts in the future?
A:  We are currently creating a variety of different crafts including seashell picture frames, shadow boxes featuring seashells, sewing accessories, and more!

Q:  Give me one fun piece of info about each of you!
A:  Della: Loves boxers! Has two pet boxers that she coddles all day long and possesses many boxer statues. She is a life-long lover of boxers and raised her children with the loveable animals! Laci: Red bellied Pacu (fish) enthusiast and will try almost any craft at least once.

Q:  I love to read. What book would you recommend to me?
A:  We read books from many genres! For romance: Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands, The Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost.
Mystery: Anything Agatha Christie, especially The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Young adult: all Harry Potter, Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer, and Fade and Wake by Lisa McMann

If you want to be a featured seller, or want to recommend someone, please leave a comment with the info or email me in my shop.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coming Attractions!

Coming soon: Interviews with sellers on Etsy that are new to the game. Establishing yourself on Etsy and proving to the masses that your wares are worth their precious dollar is tough! And not to mention the awesome competition...Sheesh! Through this I hope to give them exposure, ya know, help 'em out a bit...the rest is up to them!

Sooo, calling all the new Etsians on the block! If you're the new kid and want to be featured on my blog, convo me through my Etsy shop and let me know you are interested. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Congratulations.....and More Free Stuff!

Congratulations to Lara Lewis! She was the first to leave a comment on my blog so she has won a set of hair bobbies.

If you want to win your own, vote in my poll, over here, to the right. --------->

This is how it all goes down:
1.  You vote.
2.  Then, send me a convo in my shop on Etsy with your name and email so I can get ahold of ya if you win.
3.  I will draw one winner randomly.

Friday, September 25, 2009

These Are A Few of My Favorite Things......On Etsy, of course.

Ok, so I spend way to much time on Etsy. There are just so many talented artists and cool vintage finds. Check out some of my finds!

So cute! Hair bobbies from 4SevensSake.

Perfect to put earrings in! From RedHotPottery on Etsy!

Beady Monkey is so talented. In addition to jewelry, she makes the most awesome beads.

Love these earrings from LaraLewis!

Check out these cool kitties from Penguinandfish!

Seriously! How can you not love this?! Courtesy of Beantown Handmade.

Oh! How Vampire Diaries are these gift tags? From AntoinettePaperie.


Ok, sooo, I've decided to give the blog thing a try. I feel like the new girl at school! Lol. I'm hoping that it will help to promote my website on Etsy,, so here I am. Ta da! :>)  I've checked out other people's blogs and many are very cool, but me, I never know what to write. I mean, it's mine, so I can pretty much ramble on about anything, right? I think that's the problem, it's like, Where do I start?? There's so much going on in my head I can't get it from my brain to my fingertips and onto the screen. It's a big jumbled up mess with no flow. But I guess that's always been me-a big, jumbled mess-but in a good way. Lol.

So, for now, welcome to my blog! Let me know what you want to see on here. Let me know what you want to see in my shop. All feedback is welcome.

Don't forget to stay tuned for special promotions, giveaways, and fun stuff!  As a matter of fact, first person to leave a comment on my blog, gets a free set of hair bobbies! Yea, this is gonna be fun.......