Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Come show support of local Seattle area artisans by checking out these shops with awesome Black Friday sales:
*Buy ONE (at retail) Get ONE Half Off! (Item must be equal or lesser value.)
*Buy TWO (at retail) Get ONE Free! (Item must be of equal or lesser value)
*Plus Free USA Domestic Shipping, and discounted International Shipping.
A revised invoice will be sent via Paypal or if customer has already paid, money will be refunded via Paypal. 11/28-12/1
*FREE shipping with purchase of $20+.
*FREE MAGNET (my choice) w/ any purchase for items under $20
*50% off ArtByNorm original paintings Fri-Mon
*Free Shipping on orders of $15 or more
*20% off jewelry (reduced price reflected in listings)
*BOGO Sale involving my Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments.
*Buy one ornament, get any one other item in the store (equal or lower value) half off.
*As well as free shipping for any jewelry items!
*Free recycled Nt'l geographic gift box w/ purchase of wide scarf
*All Recycled Tshirt dresses 30% off (reduced price reflected in listings)
*Free lip balm (flavor of my choosing) with every order.
*Free soap ball (scent of my choosing) for the first 20 orders over $20
Scary White Girl Designs & Counting Stars
*Free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more (which can be across the two shops), and it'll run from Nov. 27-Dec. 2.
*Cloth napkins:$1 each AND Buy 10 Get 1 Free (free item will be chosen at random)
*November 27 through December 1 - 20% off everything in the shop *Free Shipping to the US.
*Thanksgiving Day thru CyberMonday first paid sale of the day gets a free pair of "Fine Hoops"earrings.
*Thanksgiving thru Dec 6th free shipping and gift wrapping/gift card if wanted.
*Free shipping anywhere with purchase of $30 or more
*All Quilts, Burp Rags and Bibs 20% off (reduced price reflected in listings)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Assemble the potato mixture and sprinkle with the streusel, then freeze the casserole up to 2 weeks ahead of Thanksgiving. Thaw in refrigerator and bake as directed. Or cook just the potatoes a day ahead, mash and refrigerate and proceed with the recipe as directed (starting with the addition of half-and-half) the day you're serving the dish.
Add 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper if you want to add a bit of heat to this sweet dish. **I never do, I like it sweet :)**
18 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
14 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato (about 5 pounds)
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375°.
Place potato in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
Combine the half-and-half and next 4 ingredients (half-and-half through egg) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add potato to egg mixture; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Spoon potato mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine flour and sugar in a food processor; pulse to combine. Add chilled butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over potato mixture.
Cover and bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 25 minutes or until the topping is browned and the potatoes are thoroughly heated.
Calories: 250 (23% from fat)
Fat: 6.3g (sat 2.4g,mono 2.5g,poly 1g)
http://www.LoveMeKnotCreations.etsy.com (Health & Beauty)
*BUY ONE(at retail) GET ONE HALF OFF! (Item must be equal or lesser value)
*BUY TWO (at retail) GET ONE FREE! (Item must be of equal or lesser value)
I will send out a revised invoice via Paypal or if customer has already paid I will be refunding the extra money back to them via Paypal.
Plus free USA Domestic Shipping, and discounted international shipping. Valid 11/28-12/1
http://www.babybaubbles.etsy.com (Baby)BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTS AT 5A.M. (INDIANA TIME) AND ENDS AT 6PM ON CYBER MONDAY.BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF ON ALL DISHRAGS AND SOAP BAGS.BUY 2 HATS AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET A 3RD FOR HALF PRICE.SPEND $20.00 OR MORE AND SHIPPING IS FREE IN THE US ONLY.IF YOU CONVO ME BEFORE CHECKOUT I WILL REVISE LISTING TO THE RIGHT PRICE.
http://www.JodisCraftEmporium.etsy.com (variety)50% off your total purchase plus a free Mini Round Dishcloth from 3am to 3pm EST on Black Friday. There will also be an item marked for free shipping. From 3pm Friday to Sunday 11:59pm 15% off the purchase price. From 12am Monday to 12am Tuesday EST 25% off the purchase price and a free tiny facial wipe for Cyber Monday. Check out shop announcement for details.
http://www.lightworks.etsy.com (Jewelry)10% off any single or combined order that totals $40.00 or more, and free shipping.
http://www.ArretsPlace.etsy.com (Crochet)Everything in my shop will be ON SALE for 25% off from Fri to Mon. Just convo me the listing you're interested in and I will change the listing for you.
http://www.Zzazz.etsy.com (Pillow Covers & Napkin and Placemat Sets)10% sale on everything in my shop from Friday thru Monday. Convo me with the listing you desire and I will change the price and reserve the listing for you.
http://www.SweetBirdy.etsy.com (Jewelry)Purchases made on 11/28 through 12/1 will receive FREE SHIPPING. In addition, all purchases are packaged in a pretty brown paper kraft box with light blue ribbon.
http://www.Lor2507.etsy.com (Multi crafts)15% off purchase price on anything in my shop,and free shipping on orders over $30.00.
http://www.NightMaiden.etsy.com (Jewelry)50% off everything in my shop AND free shipping.
Black Friday if you need it to list. 3am-3pm(pacific time) free US shipping, free gift for every purchase, and %30 off cards and card sets. Please check out shop announcement for details.
http://www.novadesigns.etsy.com (jewelry)Buy two items from my shop and get a free pair of mini beansprouts starting Nov 27-Dec 1st
http://www.lilbees.etsy.com (Baby)FREE SHIPPING anywhere in USA OR CANADAfree gift with any purchase over $20(also there is an ongoing "theme of the month special" for a discount with certain purchases)
http://www.BrightBlack.etsy.com (Knitting)FREE SHIPPING anywhere in USA OR CANADAfree gift with any purchase over $20. Plus all purchases during the period are entered into a drawing to win a free set of gift bags
http://www.bijoutery.etsy.com (Jewelry)20% OFF storewide, plus a FREE GIFT on all orders over $50!!! Simply wait for a revised invoice for your discount, or you may choose to go ahead and pay then get a refund - choice is yours!
http://www.crochetgal.etsy.com (Crochet)EVERYTHING IN BLACK FRIDAY SALE WILL BE A 20% off with free shipping on your total purchase over $40.00, International orders included!
http://www.thecraftygoddess.etsy.com (Jewelry)Free shipping on ALL orders and a free pair of earrings on purchases over $15.00. A "mystery" discount coupon anywhere from 10-40% off a single item will be added to all shipments from this sale good on a future purchase.
http://www.briaberger.etsy.com (Vintage)FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL! free shipping on domestic (US) orders until December 15th!we ship worldwide! buying over $50 of merchandise? shipping is free!NEW SALE SECTION! purchase any two items from the sale section for only $20!
http://www.Eklectic.etsy.com ( has no store)
http://www.SquishySushi.etsy.com (Jewelry)Free shipping on all purchases on Black Friday
http://www.LuxSpa.etsy.com (Candles, Tarts & Soaps)50% off your total purchase from 3am to 3pm EST on Black Friday. An item will be marked for free shipping. From 3pm Friday to Sunday 11:59pm 10% off the purchase price. From 12am Monday to 12am Tuesday EST 25% off the purchase price for Cyber Monday. Check out shop announcement for details.
http://www.Plaidfuzz.etsy.com (Greeting Cards)Free set of gift tags with every purchase.
http://www.bitchcraft.etsy.com (Alternative Apparel)Free shipping on all underwear
http://www.TwilightKnits.etsy.com (Yarn Goods)
FREE shipping and 20% off all orders/items over $50.00
http://www.Diffraction.etsy.com (Multi crafts)Free international shipping plus 25% off most items.
http://www.PerlineDesign.etsy.com (Purses and wallets)Offering 15% off entire purchase and if you purchase in amount of $100 and more you'll get also free shipping.
http://www.Croska.etsy.com (Multi Crafts)Offering 15% off entire purchase and if you purchase in amount of $100 and more you'll get also free shipping.
http://www.Heartandsowdesigns.etsy.com (Aprons)FREE GIFT WITH EVERY PURCHASE UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH
http://www.FancifulFlair.etsy.com (Art)Free surprise gift with purchase. Black Friday through Cyber Monday only.
http://www.FancifulForm.etsy.com (Jewelry and Tins)All pendants %4.00 each. Black Friday through Cyber Monday only.
http://www.poetsdaughter.etsy.com (Vintage)free shipping within the US and half off shipping to international friends.
http://www.fabricsbythesea.etsy.com (Quilting Supplies)Free US shipping for order over $30.00 or 10% off our already low prices for our international customers.
http://www.jewelrybyallison.etsy.com (Jewelry)15% off and free shipping on orders over $30.00
http://www.HannahsHands.etsy.com (Jewelry)November 23 through December 1. Thanksgiving sale. 10% off any item in my shop plus a FREE HOLIDAY GIFT. DON'T MISS IT****Send me a convo with "TS08" in the subject line for your discounted price.
http://www.LynnsBeadsNThings.etsy.com (Jewelry)15% off and free shipping for orders over $100 Friday, 11/28 through Monday, 12/01.convo me with the code LR2808 to receive your discount.
http://www.Angelicgems.etsy.com (Jewelry)10% off and free shipping for orders that total $50.00 or more.
http://www.lilajewelry.etsy.com (Jewelry)I will throw in a free pair of surprise jewelry and offer free shipping
http://www.DawnLewisimagery.etsy.com (Cards & Photography) http://www.Blondheart.etsy.com (Teddy Bears & stuff)20% off all the bears and 15% off of everything else.
Http://www.MeaCulpaBodyandBath.etsy.com (Bath)20% off my whole store.
http://www.KatieBeanKids.etsy.com (Jewelry,toys,clothing)Buy one get one 50% off of everything else.
http://www.DoubleDippedSweets.etsy.com (Candy & Cookies)40% off to the first 10 customers, then 20% off!
http://www.MaineLeeCrochet.etsy.com (Crocheted items)15% of everything and free shipping to US and Canada. Revised invoice through paypal or refund if already paid.
http://www.jeridiehard.etsy.com (Jewelry)Buy 3 get the 4th one free.
http://www.namasteglass22.etsy.com (Lamp worked glass accessories)10% off plus free shipping on orders over $100.
http://www.WillowsNest.etsy.com (Vintage)10% off everything plus free gift with purchase over $15.00
http://www.elevenish.etsy.com (Paintings)20% off all originals and print.
http://www.ArtSnark.etsy.com (Painting)I'm offering 20% off all items PLUS free shipping.
http://www.purpleartlove.etsy.com (Art)Free shipping on Black Friday, Just convo me before purchasing so I can take the shipping off!
http://www.kellydnlvy.etsy.com (Jewelry & Multi-craft)
http://www.fleurdelacey.etsy.com (Jewelry)Free shipping if I am convo'ed first.
http://www.EllesBelle.etsy.com (Sewing Supplies)
http://www.metime.etsy.com (Soap & candles)25% off Black Friday from Midnight until 3pm. Everything will be 20% off from 3pm Friday until Midnight on Cyber Monday.
http://www.EntropyDesigns.etsy.com (Pottery & Jewelry)Free shipping on my knitted items and jewelry.
http://www.craftylittlekitten.etsy.com (Christmas dolls)
http://www.JJMFinance.etsy.com (Business Tools)
http://www.thevintageholicfrog.etsy.com (vintage)Starting Friday my shop will be having a Buy one item get another (of equal or lesser value) 1/2 off sale. This sale includes everything in my shop- even clearance items!
http://www.3dDoodles.etsy.com (Jewelry & Accessories)25% off any purchase made from Friday - Sunday. Free shipping on any sale over $50.00.Convo me with code HAPPYBIRTHDAY on 11/29 for a free extra.
http://Jewelrydesigner.etsy.com (Jewelry)Free shipping select items Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
http://www.StudioYTE.etsy.com (Variety)Free Shipping to the US and Canada on everything in my shop until Christmas
http://www.aclairejewelry.etsy.com (Jewelry)Black Friday through Cyber Monday, take 20% off all items!
http://www.malditoarte.etsy.com (Crochet Jewelry)
http://www.icepurplepenguin.etsy.com (Quilting)Free shipping on all orders
http://www.jwlrywrkroom.etsy.com (Jewelry)Free shipping, from black friday through cyber monday 11/28 thru 12/1!
http://www.leahreynolds.etsy.com (Art & Photography)http://www.mamaslittlemonkeys.etsy.com (Children & Babies)Free shipping on all: Sensory blankets, Twisty Towels,Baby Bibs, and Cloth Wipes. Black Friday Only. Shipping will already be adjusted.~~~~~~~~~~Day After Thanksgiving ONLY!!~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.fleurdeink.etsy.com (Floral Pens)Free shipping on all single flower pens. 20% off pen bouquets. Prices will already be adjusted.Day after Thanksgiving ONLY!
http://www.Bibzees.etsy.com (Baby & Toddler)
http://www.WhatTheScrap.etsy.com (Scrapbook Pages & Greeting Cards)Friday after Thanksgiving only: Free holiday gift with every purchase; Free shipping Fri, Sat & Sun on orders over $15
http://www.LovePeaceAndDye.etsy.com (Tie Dye)
http://www.BabyLuvGifts.etsy.com (Baby Items)25% off from wednesday til sunday
http://www.silkartfrombrazil.etsy.com (Art)On Black Friday 20% off sale
http://www.Felicitea.etsy.com (Tea)I'll be doing Thursday-Sunday Free Shipping after 1st item. ANDFree sample tin of tea included if add "FTBF08" to comments.
http://www.3littleprincesstutus.etsy.com (TuTus)sale on my tutu dresses some up to $15 off! Thru Dec 1st
http://www.PaperAvenue.etsy.com (Greeting Cards)
http://www.BeadCasita.etsy.com (Jewelry & Metal Art)15% off black friday thru cyber monday
http://www.jeanfrancisbean.etsy.com (Cards)free shipping black Friday - cyber Monday
http://www.scarywhitegirl.etsy.com (Variety of Crochet)In honor of my shop's two year anniversary, and to coincide with Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I'm offering free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more, from Nov. 27th-Dec. 2nd
http://www.countingstars.etsy.com (Repurposed & Upcycle Items)In honor of my shop's two year anniversary, and to coincide with Black Friday/Cyber Monday, I'm offering free shipping on any purchase of $30 or more, from Nov. 27th-Dec. 2nd
http://www.MellowMermaid.etsy.com (Art and Vintage)http://www.RainyDayYardSale.etsy.com (Vintage)
http://www.gymbohannah.etsy.com (Wall Hangings)HUGE MARKDOWNS ALREADY!!
http://www.RoseBushDesigns.etsy.com (Cards)25% off the entire shop and free shipping on orders of $30 or more
Thursday, November 20, 2008
That's Thursday Nov. 27 thru Monday Dec. 1st! 5 full days of sales!
*Have sugar-plum filled dreams of free shipping... % off...free gifts with purchases...*
What's better then being able to sleep-in, wear your comfy pants and slippers, sip some coffee, eat pumpkin pie for breakfast, all while shopping awesome handmade/vintage/supplies shops online?
No need to get into a fight over a parking spot. No need to stand in line outside at 2am to get anumber ticket.
Nope. Come one, come all to Etsy.com
Buy handmade this Holiday Season and help support your local businesses and indie shops!
**This list is for participating stores of Holiday Etsyfest, there are other shops that will beoffering sale son Etsy that are not listed.
**Also, if this list makes your eyes go cross-eyed, feel free to browse by category by clicking the Holiday EtsyFest red logo to the right on the top!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Man, it always sneaks up every year huh?
Well, this also means that the infmaous Black Friday is 10 days away!!!
If you're like me, I absolutely HATE large crowds of people. Hate it. And huge crowds of people who push and shove and make me spill my coffee all over my white jacket...
But this year WILL be different! I took the handmade pledge and am trying to buy ALL local and/or handmade products for gifts this year, and what's even better is that the lovely Heatherknitz has came up with a great holiday sale starting 11/27 and going until 12/1!
Here is a link to her Holiday EtsyFest Blog post about all the awesome shops (including yours truly), who are participating and where you can find them on Etsy, and she even categorized them for your shopping pleasure :)
These are shops who handmake their items AND who are going to be having GREAT Black Friday discounts!!!
What's better then browsing Etsy shops in your slippers while sipping coffee, and watching the local news and laughing at the people at the malls on Black Friday?
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Personalized Copper BookMarks by wiretree
Sterling Silver Guitar Pick by androscreations
Small Dotted Vase by marymeestudio
Broccoli Print by cleverviolet
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Come visit me and other EtsyRain members in the Virtual Labs on Etsy tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST !!
*Click on the big green square titles Treehouse*
We have tons of great discounts and sales going on!
For a sneak peek of what sales will be happening click HERE
Today thru Sunday the 16th all items in my Etsy shop are Buy One Get One Half off (of equal or lesser value).
Sunday, November 9, 2008
*I actually did buy these and love them, perfect sizes*
Green Bottle Opener buckle by Metalogical
Lumberjack Crack soap by soapwithballs
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
St. Edward's State Park
Kenmore, WA 98028
10a-4pm, but come early to get one of 50 FREE swag bags if you are one of the first 50 people in the door!
Here's a list of vendors (hopefully its the most current, if not I apologize!)
I Make Cute Stuff (Tote2Go)
Dancing Monkey Jewelry
Sweet Pea Cards & Gifts
Baubles by Hand (It's Made at Home)
World of Whimm (NueToMe)
Roz's Sax (Scarf City)
A Craft Arab
Scary White Girl (Counting Stars)
Love Me Knot Creations
Original Cyn Studios
Marin Knits (Tangled Strings)
Feel free to browse their online Etsy shops and pick out what you want to buy at tomorrow's show :)
It is a great way to get a head start on HOLIDAY shopping, no need to fight the blustery traffic on Black Friday... get it all doen tomorrow! Tons of variety!
Shower art, soap, jewelry, handbags, wallets, keyfobs, pottery, paper goods, eye pillows, candles, and MUCH more!
Plus, a bake sale! You know I LOVE food...
So come one down tomorrow, 10-4, right next to Bastyr University... which by the way has a reflexology path and a great vegetarian cafeteria, so after shopping at the Show you can go walk down the reflex path and grab some awesome grub!
Friday, October 10, 2008
picture is from creativeapples etsy shop, the 'Birthday Cupcake Notecard'
Monday, October 6, 2008
Here's a link to the blog with all the awesome artists that are participating (including yours truly...)
And if you have no clue what I'm talking about, then scroll down a few posts :)
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Caramel Apple Crumb Pie
from CookingLight.com, the picture is their's also.
10 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)
**A few of the reviews on CL's website mentioned buying a pre-made crust if you are in a time crunch, I probably will do that....and I'll probably double the topping suggested since I like mine super crunchy on top!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
3 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon ice water
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
9 cups sliced peeled Granny Smith apple (about 2 3/4 pounds)
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chilled butter or stick margarine, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup fat-free caramel sundae syrup
Preheat oven to 375°.
To prepare crust, lightly spoon 1 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine 1 cup flour and salt in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter and shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle surface with ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time; add vinegar. Toss with a fork until moist and crumbly (do not form a ball).
Press mixture gently into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional plastic wrap. Roll dough, still covered, to a 12-inch circle. Freeze 10 minutes or until plastic wrap can be easily removed.
Remove 1 sheet of plastic wrap; fit dough into a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Remove top sheet of plastic wrap. Fold edges under; flute. Line bottom of dough with a piece of foil; arrange pie weights (or dried beans) on foil. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until the edge is lightly browned. Remove pie weights and foil; cool on a wire rack.
To prepare filling, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and cinnamon. Add sugar mixture and apples to skillet; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 3 tablespoons flour and lemon juice. Spoon into prepared crust.
To prepare topping, lightly spoon 1/4 cup flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar in a bowl; cut in 2 tablespoons butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Drizzle syrup over apple mixture; sprinkle topping over syrup. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.
Calories: 277 (27% from fat)
Fat: 8.4g (sat 4.2g,mono 2.4g,poly 1g)
Friday, October 3, 2008
Doesn't matter if you like McCain or Obama, just go register and vote.
I'm super excited because this will be the first election I get to vote in! (Wasn't registered for 2004.)
Now without getting all politic-ky on you, here's some links:
I did it online, printed it out, and mailed it in. Bam!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Cooking spray (like Pam)
1 large red onion, sliced and separated into rings (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
1. Preheat broiler. (I love that this is a broiler recipe, since I live in an apartment and do not have a grill to bbq on!)
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan. Cover and cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar, honey, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally.
3. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, thyme, and pepper evenly over beef. Place beef on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray (I will probably use foil to cover my broiler pan so its easier to clean later); broil 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with onion mixture.
Nutritional Information (Cooking Light gives you this info for every recipe, love it!)
Calories: 289 (36% from fat)
Fat: 11.4g (sat 4.3g,mono 4.3g,poly 0.4g)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
EtsyRain has done a few shows already this year, and I can't wait for the October one!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
This is the first bulletin board, I will be going to my local library and try putting the others up on there as well this week!
This board is at Bastyr University, one of their public buletin boards. I thougth it would be good with all the students, staff/faculty, and general public that walk by it.
Friday, July 18, 2008
I got food poisoning and thus oculd not attend this week's Farmer's Market, it bummed me out.
My local Etsy Street Team (EtsyRain) is working on some pretty cool things, look for updates on my blog :)
One of my fellow etsyrainians, Katie, is going to be my table-mate at the Seattle Crave Party on August 13, 2008. Yes it's a Wednesday, but it's 6-9:30pm so you have plenty of time Ladies to get out to Seattle after work!
For more info and to buy tickets online go visit their website at CraveParty.com
I'm super excited for the Crave party and thus will need to get my butt into high gear and sew sew sew!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Feel free to check out some great sellers and shops!
Also, feel free to refer any great shops you know of!
Saturday, July 5, 2008
However, instead I took it as a new challenge to myself to create my own flyer for LoveMeKnot Creations.
So what is this 10 City Swap you ask??
It's where 10 people send the other 9 their shop's promos to post on bulletin boards. You in return, will recieve 9 other shop's promos that you must post on your local bulletin boards. The only rules are that you must send at least one promo and you must also post the promos on at least 2 different boards.
There was a pretty big response so AlwaysAmy divided us into 3 groups, and here are the other shop's that are in my group, group #1:
I'm waiting on a few more promos to come in the mail, then I'll post some pics and updates!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
So I actually stumbled upon the Bucket List idea on Confession of an Apron Queen's blog via Wonderfully Sew Knit's blog. (Although, I already knew of the movie)
I think this is a GREAT idea to really help remind everybody to live life and to live for Today.
So, here is my Bucket List:
1. Travel. Especially Australia and Italy.
2. Open up my own cafe, with live music every night :)
3. To be my own boss, no more 9-5 for me!
4. To make a great speech in front of a packed house (<--- scarrry but some reason I want to do it)
5. Work at or volunteer at a Wildlife refuge.
6. To try and finish a marathon.
7. To try parasailing
I'm sure there's a lot more, but that's my List for now!
Monday, June 9, 2008
* Make sure you install a magnetic snap BEFORE sewing the lining into the outer fabric!
1. So to begin, make sure you have the male part, the female part, and the two "plates", as seen in the above picture.
2. Mark on the fabric where you want the snaps to go, but make sure it is the same on both sides of the lining of the purse so when it is all finished, the snaps will match up and close correctly. Now make small slits where the marks are, and you can use a no-sew glue or fray-check on the slits after you cut them to make sure they don't fray or rip.
4. I cut out 2 small pieces of heavyweight interfacing, cut the same size slits in it, then placed it on top of the prongs on the Wrong side of the fabric. I also use a little fabric glue to hold the interfacing down.
5. Now you can put the 'plate' part over the prongs. In this picture I bent the prongs outward, away from each other. I actually NOW recommend bending them INWARD, facing each other. This is because after I finished this purse I could feel the prongs and am wondering if they will rip the lining fabric....so, Note To Self: Bend inwards. You can also see my fabric glue on the plate, this is just so the interfacing won't rip...not a necessity.
6. So here is one side of a finished magnetic snap....
7. Here is me testing out my magnetic snap for a lining of a purse...
So here are a few things I learned along the way...
* Heavy interfacing was NOT enough, I actually went back and re-did the lining and ADDED a small piece of regular fleece ontop of each prong piece. This added extra security for me, knowing that every time I opened, and closed, and pulled apart the snaps I wasn't going to worry about the lining tearing or ripping...
* Bend the prongs INWARD, as to try to prevent them 'sticking' out if you bend outwards and to not rip the fabric.
* Fabric glue gets everywhere and if it gets on fabric it is very visible. So... use caution!
I hope this helps someone out there :) Feel free to add any of your tips also!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
I will still blog on here, but I now have a calendar on my own website under About Me section, and on the main page you can subscribe to my newsletters that will be full of great info (like discounts....)
And the Farmer's Market starts in TWO DAYS! whoo hoo!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I wanted to mention an awesome new blog called Sweet Figments. It's going to be a great blog that features handmade items along with interviews and other features Monday through Fridays. So go be sure to bookmark it or RSS feed it or whatever it is that you do, because you'll never know what GREAT surprises you'll see or find on there *hint hint*
Just need to give a big shout out to the Tiny Fig for putting that blog together.
Sorry it has been MONTHS since I did a posting! A few changes in my personal life have happened and have been keepingme busy busy busy.
I did just buy a brand new camera, so hopefully when I figure out how to upload pics onto Blogger I will share some of my new items :) (This is also why I do not have a lot of my Etsy shop...)
But just a quick update on my life:
I will have my very OWN booth ath the 2008 Mukilteo Farmer's Market that is starting Wednesday June 4th. It will be next to the Rosehill Community Center of Lincoln Street in Mukilteo, WA, every Wednesday from 3pm-7pm until September 24th!
I don't think I will make it there every week, so here is my tentative schedule:
June 4, Opening Day
September 24 Last Day
Any changes, I'll update it on here :)
ALSO, More great news!
I am now in TWO wonderful shops!
The Cat's Meow Home Decor & Gifts
in Granite Falls, Illinois
in Portland, Oregon