Friday, December 31, 2010

New Listings!

Yes, I know it's been a while but I finally got the camera out between baking two loaves of banana bread (yum!) and took a few pictures for my new listings:

Pink Lemonade Dishcloths (set of 2)

Red Velvet Dishcloths (set of 2)

That's all for now; I'll have more to list soon.  Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hi, just checking in; --> where did this week go??

Unfortunately, nothing too exciting to report.  I finished the last holiday project in time before holidays were over.  Now I'm nearly done with my last project of 2010.  I have three sets of dishcloths waiting to be photographed so they can be listed and many more to be made.   What are you working on?

Monday, December 27, 2010

How was Your Christmas?

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their family and great sales in your shop (if you have one).  I'm still technically on vacation, relaxing with family but I'll be back, hopefully in full swing, by Wednesday.  All but two Christmas presents were completed on time and the pictures from those I gifted are rolling in.  So I'll be posting those pictures in an upcoming post sometime this week. 

And now with presents done (one belated on the needles now to go to a family member while we're together for the holidays) and an order half-completed to be send off before the New Year, I have lots of plans for new inventory & new items.  My favorite (and hopefully best hit): a knitted bracelet.  Look for it in the shop sometime this January. 

Happy Monday :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Nothing new to post about the shop since last week.  But the homemade Christmas presents list are starting to get crossed off and I can see the light at the end of the (quickly ending) tunnel :)  Four presents in different stages of progress & two more to start.  Bonus: I already have Four presents wrapped & all my Christmas shopping (minus ONE present) is DONE! :-D yay!

This is the first year I've been this ahead of the game, so I'm allowing myself a little pride in the fact, hehe.  How is your holiday shopping going?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Second Sale

Thank you to my repeat buyer who has given me my first AND second sale!  I have dropped your package in the mail today & it is on it's way to you. :)

In other news: I'm keeping very busy with present-making & working out of the home so I have not had lots of opportunities to blog or list items in the shop :(

HOWEVER---> I finally had a morning to devote to Etsy which included running to the Post and listing this:

And now I am off to list a few more blankets.  Here they are:

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So sorry it's been a WEEK!  Last week was filled with outside work (ugh) and continued into the weekend before I could relax and find the motivation to pick up again.  But I can promise I am still hard at work on those Christmas presents.  Three are even wrapped already!  I will be sure to post pictures soon as I am in the middle of my next bigger project.  How is everyone else doing this Christmas season?  Wigging out yet?

Monday, December 6, 2010


Look what came in the mail today!!  

I have to say, Kim is amazingly awesome and such a sweet friend.  I can't believe she would take it upon herself to not only send me my favorite cell cover but ALSO make me a custom piece made to my phone's non-specific (neither of us are measurement-savy, hehe) measured phone-->and it fits perfectly!  Figure that one out, :)  Thanks Kim!  You are such an amazing person!  Yay for surprises in the mail :)
One Christmas present down, 8 more to go. ...

(Current Project)

And lots of wrapping :)  I'm excited that I am not scrambling the week before Christmas this year.  It was becoming a tradition for me (stressed-out Holiday week).  I'll take pictures of all the finished presents & list them after Christmas since I can only picture them cryptically here before Christmas.

How is your holiday shopping/gifting coming along?

Friday, December 3, 2010


I used the timer on Dan's camera for the first time last week to take some scarf pictures.  As I got really cold  & also started taking pictures of the hats, I realized I could sit closer to the camera (and not have to run back and forth for each picture) and take quicker pictures (which was fun).  Here's one of my favorites that won't make it in the listing (because it is missing the essential part--the hat!):

What fun things have you discovered lately?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

First Package

As of this morning, these dishcloths are on their way to their new home :)

And while I'm posting pictures, I also updated a previous post with long-promised photos.  Check it out & let me know what you think.  Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I had my first (4!) sales yesterday! :)  I signed up for the Etsy App that sends you a text message when an item in your shop sells.  But when I got the first message last night at the grocery store, I definitely was not expecting it.  I was still in shock (I had reached another personal milestone) when the next THREE text messages beeped and opened on my phone screen.   ...!!!  I couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear for the rest of the night.  :)
Thank you to my First Sale!  You made my night.  And now I'm curious about you since you just joined Etsy last night... Do I know you?