Monday, May 31, 2010

Store Re-Opening Sneak Peak

I've been getting quite a few questions lately regarding when my Etsy shop will reopen and what I'm going to have for sale. So tonight I thought I would answer those questions for you.

First, my shop will be re-opened no later than June 15th. You can sign up here to be notified when I'm back open for business.

As far as what I'm going to have for sale...well...of course I'll have more magnets as well as other creations that are in the works. This is a sampling of 3 of the magnets I've completed that will be for sale:

While I'm sharing photos, I wanted everyone to see this custom order I completed and shipped out on Saturday. It is a magnet of Super Mario that will be a boy's birthday present. Now hopefully Canada Post will come through and deliver it on time!!

So in the next two weeks I'll have more items I'll be finishing for my shop re-opening, more custom orders I'll be working on (pics of those in a future post) and working on finding the perfect spot to take pics and when to take them in my new house, as I'm still struggling with that.

Looking forward to sharing more items with you, so be sure to check back here and in my shop on June 15th!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

In Memory of Iris

Even though my Etsy shop is currently in vacation mode, I've still been busy stitching away. Yesterday I finished a custom order for an absolutely lovely lady on Etsy named Gleeza.

The order was for 7 blue iris magnets. The magnets will be given to some of her family members in memory of her grandmother, Iris. Iris passed away several months ago after a long, full life. She would have been 90 this May 30th. Not only was her name Iris, but the blue iris was her favorite flower.

I'm extremely honored that Gleeza asked me to make these to help commemorate what would have been her grandmother's 90th birthday. I've included some pictures to share with you all. I'm still working out where & when to take pics at my new house, so unfortunately the pics may not be the greatest.

Here's to Iris!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Mature" but not Sexual Etsy Treasury

There has been such an uproar in the Etsy forums the past few days regarding the "mature" treasuries that are predominantly displayed on the first page of Treasury East, that I had to do my own non-xrated spin on a "mature" treasury.

Please check it out, and since T-East treasuries don't expire, you'll still have time to look.

Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FREE Cross Stitch Patterns

I am constantly searching for new patterns I can get for free to stitch things not only for my self but to sell in my Etsy shop.

This link is for one of the sites I go to on a regular basis. There are hundreds of all different types of patterns and there are new patterns added every day. It's really worth looking at.

Plus, if you click on this link, you'll automatically receive a gift when you subscribe. Remember...the subscription is FREE!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

What an Awesome Card!!!

Well, I'm all moved and am working on starting a new chapter in my life.

I went home at lunch yesterday with a couple of ladies from my company that are only in town once or twice a month so they could see the new house I've moved into. I noticed when we pulled in the driveway my mail had been delivered and there was a package sticking out of the box. Of course, when you aren't expecting anything you're even more curious than normal as to what the package may contain. I looked at the name and return address and didn't recognize it, but went ahead and opened the package anyway.

I was pleasantly surprised (to put it mildly) to find this awesome new home card made specifically for me from Polliwog123!

Not only is this just an amazing card, but she created the card based upon pics of the actual house I had emailed to some of my Etsy friends once I knew where I was moving. She has all the little details down, including placing the house number in the correct spot above the door. And the heart-warming messages that were included from Suzanne (Polliwog123) and another wonderful Etsian just about put me in tears.

I love to share the great items and sellers I find on Etsy and I can honestly say, if you are looking for a card, you definitely need to check out Suzanne's shop!! Of all the cards I've personally bought and received from Etsy sellers, this is the best quality of all of them.