Monday, April 26, 2010

Kate has done it again...

It is Monday morning, which means wake up and grab your computer because Kate's posted this weeks giveaway!!! You will have to check out her blog and the newest giveaway from Owl Say. This stay at home mom creates cute passport covers, luggage tags, and even clutches and a very affordable price.

My craft fair is next week. I am working on the final details. I ordered a cool personalized banner from vistaprint, and I am making one out of felt to hang on the outside of my tent. This is actually more timing consuming than you would think.
I have close to 100 ipod covers and who knows how many earrings all ready for the fair (I am guessing around 75 pairs). I have finally started adding a few items to my Upcycledearrings shop, including earrings as well as loose feathers. I was going to wait until next monday, but things seem to be selling well.

My step-mom is going to be joining me at the fair on Sunday. She will be brining my Dad along with all the amazing crafts that she does: fingerless gloves, scarves, doilies, earrings, and hand crocheted beaded barbie doll dresses. Unfortunately I do not have a photo of one of her dolls but they are truly amazing. (I found a similar one on etsy)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This week

So if you didn't win last weeks awesome Thank You card, don't be sad because I didn't either. But here is this weeks chance...a STAMP! Not just any stamp, a custom address stamp. You better head over to her website to enter.
In other news... I am sewing away preparing for my craft show on May 1 and 2. I have a lot of new ipod cover designs including DOMO and beautiful flowers. I am spending about 8 hours a day making cases to keep up with my regular etsy sales and to build a bit of inventory. Unfortunately, this is about 4 cases a day.
I have also started making feather earrings. It is a lot of fun, and I tend to make more earrings each day than my ipod cases. I finally wore a pair out in town today and pretty much received a compliment from every girl who saw me!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

There *are* nice people in the world...and on etsy!

Let's face it... I may have been one of the most computer savvy people at my last job but in the real world, and with my Mac, I am pretty much hopeless.
As you know (Kate... because she is my only follower) I have opened a few different online shops. My ipod covers are selling like crazy and my hands were getting a little tired of sewing so I started making feather earrings. I am getting off topic. Anyhow, if you visit my shops it is completely obvious that I have no idea how to made an appropriate banner. I actually spent HOURS with "Preview" trying to figure out how to create a text box over my photos. (I think this was the first time in 2 years that I wished for a PC so that I may use Photoshop). Apparently my buyers didn't seem to care, but my lack of a "real" banner was really getting to me. I searched through different forums and I found an art student who was looking to build her portfolio...she was offering FREE etsy banners! I emailed her, and figured that she was going to sell my email address to some company and I would never hear from her again, but I was wrong.
Within days Angela A. had created a beautiful banner for me...and I love it! You have to check it out!!
Thank you so much Angela! You have made my year and I greatly appreciate the time and effort you put in to making my shop a more wonderful place to visit. I really hope the best for you in life...and your art career.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My friend Kate is starting a giveaway

If you haven't heard of you better jump over there and check her out. Kate is a good friend back from those lost middle school years and she is adding a Give Away to her already awesome Blog.
The first give away item is a beautiful set of cards from tuccipaperco.