Wednesday, November 26, 2008
See it all here: http://www.how-tostudio.com/2008/11/win-20-gift-certificate.html
Also, don't forget about my sale beginning on Friday! See yesterday's post or my shop announcement for details. :-)
I'm off to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with my family, and I'll be back to blogging on Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My first thought for these clockhands was to make them into earrings. So that's what I did!
The ones that aren't suitable for earrings are being used to embellish my paper items, and I'll probably think of more uses on down the road.
Now, for the sale...
Mark my shop now because my sale is awesome.
Beginning Black Friday (11-28) and lasting though Cyber Monday (Dec. 1), I'm having a FILL-A-BOX SALE...
Fill a Prioroity Mail box with five items, and receive a special discount, plus it ships to you for free!
Fill it with five items from my paper section for $40.
Fill it with five rings for $50.
Fill it with five pairs of earrings for $70.
Fill it with five lockets for $90.
No matter what you choose to fill your box with, you're getting huge savings! Use the discount as many times as you'd like and make your mailbox overflow with loads of beautiful handmade goodies. Just make your purchases and mention "Fill a Box" and I will send you a revised invoice.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
And my sale tonight is...
SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL - NOVEMBER 22
Buy two, get one free! Buy any two items and receive one of equal or lesser value FREE!
Please choose your items, then wait for a revised invoice before paying.
See my shop announcement... http://acrossthepond.etsy.com
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Beautiful jewelry from PrettyInPeace:
Adorable dollies and other artwork from HoneyDew Studios:
Unique textile arts from littlebitofsunshine:
Stop by their shops and check them out! Be sure to let them know you saw them here. :-)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'll be at the NC Triangle Etsy team's "Handmade for the Holidays" show on December 14.
Here is the team blog:
If you're in the area and would like the specifics, please leave me a comment!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
If you purchase a ring from my shop, mention seeing my blog and I'll ship it to you for free! Just wait for a revised invoice, or I can refund your shipping.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I love all things British, including my dear husband, and London is my second home. So when I saw the lovely coin jewelry in La Petit Fleur's shop, I thought it would be a fantastic way to turn some of the coins I brought back from my trips to the UK into a beautiful wearable keepsake!
So, I sent my coins off to Cleveland, and what I got was a set of earrings and a pendant for both my daughter and I. They are GORGEOUS. I wear them all the time, and I have gotten bajillions of compliments on them!
Visit La Petit Fleur here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5043650 She's got so much beautiful, well-made jewelry...she's a definite favorite of mine!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Taykin started standing him about three feet away from the couch and putting a toy in each hand so he wouldn't immediately get in crawling position. He'd take a few steps and flop into the couch, and we'd all cheer annoyingly and excessively, which made him so happy, all he wanted to do was walk. A week later and he's toddling all over the place. And he still has to have a toy in each hand, lol.
We have video, but it hasn't been uploaded yet, so I'm posting pics instead of random cuteness...a playground trip a few weeks ago.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
All you need is:
Candi-Quick or similar chocolate candy coating, melted according to package directions
1. Take two crackers and make a peanut butter sandwich with them.
2. Dip in chocolate.
3. Lay on wax paper or parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Once you've got a batch, stick them in the fridge for a few minutes to set.
4. Eat. With a giant glass of milk.
(Photo does not show typical serving size. Multiply by 10).
We used two rolls of crackers, a quarter jar of peanut butter, and a pound of cocolate and got about 35 or so cookies.
If you make these, let me know how you liked them!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I've sold two of the blue ones and I have a blue one in my shop now. I have a brown one I still need to list, and I also sold the cream one that was on the front page of Etsy on 10/19 (yes, I'm still beaming!) What's that? You'd like to see that front page? Oh, ok.
I can't wait to make more of these! If you'd like one made a certain way, or if you'd like me to reserve you when the next time I list, just let me know!
No, really, I will. I love the idea of supporting independent artists and craftspeople, and I am sure that, aside from buying all their stuff, blogging is the best way to turn heads in Etsy's direction.
Here is my idea:
I want to make this an Etsy blog with a little bit of my own personal stuff thrown in, and I think I found a routine to balance it out and keep me on track. I'm having...
Mailbox Mondays - This is where I will post about Etsy orders I have received myself. Since I'm not made of money, some Mondays may be about things I *wish* were in my mailbox.
Take-a-Look Tuesdays - On Tuesdays, I'll be asking you to take a look at what I've been working on in my shop. There will be a little extra thrown in there too...maybe a giveaway or a discount code...you'll have to take a look and see!
Whatever Wednesdays - My freebie day where I get to post about whatever I wanna post about. It may be more Etsy stuff, a book review, a recipe, and rambling post about my day (bet you can't wait for that), or a huge, obnoxious rant (I'm sooooo good at those).
Three Minis on Thursday - I'll be posting three minis from various Etsy shops!
Family Fridays - I get to post about my favorite subject...my family. *hearts and twinkle stars*
So there we have it! If you're an Etsy shop owner, or an independent artist that sells wares off Etsy, I would love to include you in some of my postings. Keep an eye out on my blog, email me, or post comments letting me know you'd like to be considered for a feature.