Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SALE on Etsy -- The Joey Sale!

That's right, folks, it's the Joey Sale! My son was born on the 12th of this month, so I'm having a 12% off sale on my etsy page! Check it out. I have some great quilts for sale. If you order a custom order while this promotion is going on, I will honor the 12% discount.
How can you resist that face? Order something today!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blog Carnival: What I like best about being an Etsy Artisan

I started my etsy adventure almost a year ago and there are so many things that I love about etsy, but there is one thing that stands out most for me: being able to sell my creative stuff and be home with my kids at the same time. I would NEVER be able to work in a shop and sell my stuff as a stay at home mom. Etsy really enables me to feel like I have an outlet for my creativity while not being held down by fulfilling hour requirements at a shop. I don't make a ton of money on etsy, but it's enough to keep my projects going and have a little extra to spend on all of my craft stuff -- i.e. FABRIC!!!!
My five-year-old has also learned that you can make and sell stuff, which is an interesting concept to introduce to a little person. She is intrigued already by that idea. I can't wait to see what she will be when she grows up, maybe a quilt designer, fabric designer or something of the like because of what she sees going on in "the craft room."

Featured Etsyblogger: Donna Pool Designs

The great thing about etsy is that there is something for everyone! Donna Pool's etsy shop features several items that can be customized to meet your needs and lots of stuff that is ready to ship -- like custom buttons, magnets, fabric creations, photography and items Donna calls "vintage fun." In other words, there's LOADS of good stuff.

These fun buttons are covered with vintage images from old magazines! The listing is called, "Two girls for every guy," which I thought was appropriate for me this month, since I just gave birth five days ago to a little boy and have two little girls already. Kind of a homage to the new member of the family!

Donna also has a great blog that's packed full of great articles, links and ideas. So, here's my shout out to Donna! Congrats on being the featured etsyblogger of the month! And, hope to see you in Arnold sometime, as we share the same home town!