Sunday, October 31, 2010

Whimsical Etsy Shop.

I found this adorable mystical shop while in the fourm on etsy and I just love it.JordanRou.etsy.com is a very unique shop her whimsical dolls are fantastic. They are perfect to go along with the fairy tales you read to your kids of to collect as a set. They would make great Christmas gifts for any age.

I asked JordanRou.etsy.com for a short bio and this is what she said "I make hand-sewn, ooak fantasy art dolls, and do some collage/mixed media work.

I live in NC, and am currently a college student. I have had a love for art and making things since I was very young, and was able to foster this love and really grow as an artist throughout highschool (I was home schooled - yay for free time and independent learning!). I feel like i have really grown as an artist within the past few years. I am a little new to etsy."
 
So if your looking for something unique and fresh while shoping around this holiday season please stop on over and visit this colorful fun shop. JordanRou.etsy.com 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Creative Etsy Shop !

I ran in to this shop in the etsy forums and it is just fantastic. DinosDiedOfBoredom.etsy.com has beautiful water color paintings with a unique variety of art for all taste. One of these beauties will look stunning in any home decor.

I had a chance to get a short bio from DinosDiedOfBoredom.etsy.com and this is what she said

"My etsy shop is called Dinosaurs Died of Boredom. There is a theory, called Paleoweltschmerz, which expresses a possible explanation for the extinction of dinosaurs. It claims that dinosaurs became so disillusioned with their ancient world that they died of boredom.

Creating the art in my shop are some of the things which keep that from happening to me!

I do watercolour / ink drawings of the famous and fictional.

With each painting I sell, I donate to the Kingston Animal Rescue: a volunteer-run, “no-kill” animal rescue group. "


So on top of this being a wonderful shop with awesome art to look at and buy she also donates to charity to make a difference in the world around us. So if you have a chance stop on by DinosDiedOfBoredom.etsy.com and take a look around

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Special Etsy Shop Feature!

Hi I just wanted to take a moment to spot light this fantastic etsy shop CourageForKristi.etsy.com  who are doing their best to make a difference in the lives of a family that has battle with great loss.

I asked CourageForKristi.etsy.com  for a short bio about what they do in their shop and what they stand for and here is what she said. "Support Breast Cancer Awareness (October 2010)

Kristi Lowery Lim lost her battle with breast cancer last summer mere months after being diagnosed. Kristi was a dear college friend of my husband and a fellow physical therapist. To honor Kristi, and support her family, my husband has set up college saving funds for her three young daughters. Nothing will replace the loss of their mother, but we hope to help them carry on with positive memories and a successful future.

100% of all sales go to 529 State College Investment funds for Kristi's three young daughters. Items listed in this shop are donated by other generous Etsy sellers.

This is our second year honoring Kristi. Last year we blew our $300 goal out of the water by raising $1,400. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful support and love!

If you are an Etsy Artisan and interested in donating, please send me a convo!"

So please I know we all have our own daily hardships in life but if you could all take a moment and take a look into this shop CourageForKristi.etsy.com  I know there will be three children that will be very greatful for even taking the time out of your day for them. :0)

the smallest splash can cause a tidle wave.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sweet little etsy shop!

This cute little shop I found on my twitter etsy thread the other day. She has a cute shop. I think here sachets are simply perfect for wedding gifts, baby shower gifts spa day packs for friends the gift giving option for these little beauties are endless. So take a moment and check out cleorosesachets.etsy.com for that unique little something you’ve been looking for.
I have asked cleorosesachets.etsy.com to send me a small bio about her and this is what she had to say. ”Years ago I wanted to open a little Bed and bath Boutique with beautiful things...My mother was lending a big helping hand in that direction, when she became ill and passed just 2 months later..I felt at the time I had to find a name for my shop and do this. Not being able to sleep, one early morning it hit me. Cleo Rose. My mother’s name was Rose and It was Cleo. She never liked the name "Cleo" so she did not use it. I was grown with children of my own before I knew this was her name. My aunt slipped, my mother got upset and I laughed and teased her for a long time. In addition, I think it was my mother who one early morning had helped me with this name. I could imagine her saying, “if it is good enough to tease me, then it is good enough to be your shop name". LOl The rest of the Cleo Rose Name for the shop I won't reveal. I was making designer pillows, but it cost a lot. All talent came from my mother and I give her total credit. The sachets came about from a sachet I gave to my mother many yrs ago. I sketched some ideas out. Some are still living just on the sketches for the moment. I tried hard to copy her silk flowers she made but I just did not quite have her talent. I finally, d├ębuted them on Valentine’s Day 2003 and they were an absolute hit. I was busy for the 3 days prior to Valentine’s Day, It was crazy but exciting!!

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I am still working on getting my shop filled and working on new designs as well!!”


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wonderful Etsy Shop

Todays great etsian featured shop is rativs.etsy.com.
She has the most adorable little crochet hats. If your looking for something to keep your little ones head warm this fall than check out her pumpkin hats. They are just the cutest. But that's not all you can get from her shop. She also sells beautiful scarves and crochet blankets as well. So when the temperature drops outside and your looking for ways to stay warm swing on by rativs.etsy.com and stock up for the winter.

I have asked rativs.etsy.com to send me a small bio about her and this is what she had to say. "I am a stay at home mom of two young boys. Have been crocheting most of my life. Love to make hats, scarves and blankets. Currently making lots of pumpkin hats for Halloween."

Monday, September 20, 2010

An Adorable Etsy Shop!

This great etsy artist has such an adorable shop. I love her cute hair accessories and to know that she was inspired by having a daughter makes it even sweeter. Her hair pins match with everything and add a flair to whatever you ware. Thank you so much Pootendatum.etsy.com for sharing your experience with us.

I have asked Pootendatum.etsy.com to send me a small bio about her and this is what she had to say. "I'm a 27 year old stay at home mom to my 7 month old daughter. I started making accessories for her when I couldn't seem to find exactly what I was looking for in stores. And I started my etsy store to share my designs with others who may be in the same boat.

My etsy store consists of accessories for any age. My hair clip designs can be worn by both toddlers and adults alike! I love to combine vibrant colors with some sparkle for that extra *pop*."

Please make sure to visit her shop for more great items being sold in her shop. :0)



Friday, September 17, 2010

An Amazing Etsy Artist


This fellow etsian does something that I have always dreamed of doing but I personally have never been able to achieve this kind of talent. In the last few days I have had the opportunity to chat with her some on the daily thread that I manage I she is a very sweet person. I wish her lots of luck in her adventure on the internet high-speed highway. I know her shop abstractive.etsy.com will do well.

I have asked abstractive.etsy.com to send me a small bio about her and this is what she had to say. “My name is Adi and painting plays an important part in my life. It has been that way for many years. I paint abstract acrylic paintings on canvas, and I also sell their prints.”

You can also find abstractive.etsy.com on face book just follow this link. http://www.facebook.com/Abstractive
I hope that you have enjoyed this etsy shop as much as I have.

Please feel free to leave comments and feedback to let abstractive.etsy.com know how well she is doing.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A must see Etsy Shop thecrochetloft

I found this cute etsy shop while running my forum thread on etsy.
 She sales one of my favorite items in her shop. (Wristlets) I just love arm warmers and her fantastic shop is stocked full of them.
If your like me and hate being cold stop on over at thecrochetloft and stock up for the winter.

I have asked thecrochetloft to send me a small bio about her and this is what she had to say. "I came up with the name thecrochetloft when my hubby and I were talking of the title he said how about crochet corner. That did not fit, but with much thought I came up with The Crochet Loft would be broader.


I have been crocheting since I was about 8 years old and loved it ever since. Nowadays there are so many types of yarn I like to experiment.

If you have any more questions contact me http://www.thecrochetloft.etsy.com/"


I have posted some photos of these awesome items please take a look

I hope everyone has enjoyed this feature. As a fellow crochet’er I am happy to have had the chance to get to meet thecrochetloft and find out a little about what goes on behind the scenes in her shop.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I just started this new etsy thread!

I've started a new thread in the etsy community under promotions.

Here is what it's about.

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Here are the rules of this thread. Every morning I will start a new thread. It is simple to be added to the list. All you have to do is ask to be added and type the name of your store example.etsy.com with a description of what is in it.



Then I will spend my day promoting one item on twitter from each shop on this list. I will continue to promote until midnight etsy time each night.



Here is my twitter account in case anyone would like to follow me and retweet to help promote the list.

http://twitter.com/lanakinbuddys



Let’s see how many people get sales.



SPECIAL!!!

Anyone who purchases an item from the shops on the list will be added to the top of the list with a heart and date next to their shop name. Then for the next two weeks, I will promote on twitter daily five items and any promotions that you have in your shop. For shops that have made more than on purchase I will add an additional heart next to your name so I can keep track of when your (two week/ or more)twitter promo time is up.



Once your (two week/ or more) twitter promo time is up you will again have to stop by the thread daily and ask to be added back to the list



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PLEASE help keep the sales count accurate. If you buy something from someone on this thread PLEASE post the transaction. ANY and ALL sales that are a result of this thread should be posted!!! Here is an example:



*********SOLD**********

from example.etsy.com

Transaction link. (Found in your purchases.)

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Please keep in mind that it is just me at the moment running this thread and I sometimes have other things to do (like hopefully not forget to pick up the kids from school lol.) So I ask that you please have patients with me and if I miss your post please post again until I can get you added onto the list.



I made my first treasury.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c8e9f7fe9916d91c6734922/time-flys-when-your-drinking-rum?index=0



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Daily List

♥ lanakinbuddys.etsy.com (list manager) – crochet and sewn items for yourself and your home.

So if anyone would like to join this thread and get some help promoting their etsy shop. Just follow this link and sign up let me know. I would love to help out as many fellow etsians ans I can

Saturday, September 4, 2010

How to roll with the punches!!!

Well hello again.

It's been forever since I have had the chance to sit down and write out my thoughts and new ideas on my blog.

My life has been super crazy for the last six months. In March my husbands grandfather passed away. Thats when my path in life took on a sharp 90 degree turn. We had to pack up and move into his grandmothers house to take care of her. All other things in my life came to a stop.

So now six months, a lot of late nights and some massive headaches later here I am. I'm trying very hard to get back on track and stock up my etsy store with lots of goodies for the up coming holidays.

Here is a look at what I have made recently. I hope you all like.

These are upcycled crochet rugs made from cut up strips of material 

this is my oval sunshine rug

this is my kick ass skull and crossbones rug

 This is my round sunshine rug.

I hope I can continue to bring about new items and stay on a straight path for a while.

I leave you all with a link to ma favorite free crochet pattern web site. I hope you all enjoy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

THE WINNER IS!

I have randomly chosen the winner for my warm winter scarf giveaway.





And the winner is.....drum roll please.....and the winner is....




Bawissa AKA Melissa



I would like to thank all of my followers who entered into my giveaway. Keep tuned for the next one.



Once again congratulations Bawissa AKA Melissa and I hope that you enjoy this nice warm scarf. :0)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Valentine's Day give away. Spreading some love

This give away is for the scarf shown below. You will win 1 scarf made with super soft lion heart yarn. This is my favorite yarn to use on scarves. It is so soft and keeps you toasty warm. Colors are cream and pink perfect for the month of love (February). It is crocheted in a double crochet stitch using a fat hook. If you have been looking for that perfect winter scarf here is your chance to win it for free. I have posted photos of the scarf below so you can see what it looks like. And please read the rules listed below on how to enter the give away. Thanks for playing. Good luck to all.



 



Okay so here are the rules for my Valentine's Day give away.


Giveaway starts 1/15/2010 and ends at midnight 2/10/2010

There are Three ways to enter. I will need you to leave your email address or some way for me to contact you should you be randomly chosen as the winner.

1. Become a follower of this blog and leave me a comment to let me know. You will then get 1 entry to win.
(If you are already a follower of my blog, leave me a comment and let me know so you can be entered.)


2. Visit my Etsy shop and heart me as your favorite then come back here and leave me a comment. You will then get 1 entry to win.
(if you have already hearted me then leave me a comment here so you can be entered.)

3. If you visit my Etsy shop or Artfire studio and make a purchase you will be entered into the giveaway.
please come back here to my blog and leave a comment with the transaction receipt for your purchase to count.
(note that any one who makes a purchase from my shop and posts the transaction here will earn 2 entries for this giveaway.)

So there are up to 4 entries for every person. This giveaway will end on 2/10/2010.
I will then randomly choose the winner.

Once the winner has been chosen you will then have up to 48 hrs to respond, in which if you do not respond I will choose another winner.

Thank you for entering my giveaway. This item will be shipped the following business day using usps shipping.