Sunday, December 27, 2009

Appoaching 5000 Sale!

♦♦GREAT NEWS♦♦ I am approaching 5000 sales!! So for the lucky customer who is my 5000th you will receive a totally free pleated wristlet as listed here: you to all my customers who have made my shop such a great success for the past 3 years ♥♥♥

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Lots of things happening.

First, and formost our local "creative hands street team" here in Knoxville, TN are having a wonderful Craft show at the West Town Mall this Saturday November 7th. So I have been sewing like a mad woman to get my stock up up up!!

If you are in the area please stop by or if you want more information just let me know. Should be super fun and always wonderful to see my fellow local Etsians :)

Second, Back again this year I have just listed my very popular Catch-all Clutches for Holiday gift giving! These make great stocking stuffers at a great price.

All of these are $5 or under so you really can't beat that !

Third, All of my firm frame purses

are being discounted, so on sale too!

Some are up to 50% off while supplies last!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

redesigned and ready!

This will be a very quick post because of several reasons.

First, I am tired.

Second, I want to go veg in front of the TV and not think for several hours.

Third, I only have a little bit of news and last

I had a super fun Creative Sewing Retreat and many new items will be coming to my shop in the coming weeks.

Here is my newest redesigned Notebook Wallet!

Here is my lovely new Pleated Clutch Wristlets!

I promise a more informative and fun post next time!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cute little Gift pouches are finally in my shop!

I have been wanting to start making and listing these cute little pleated clutch pouches for quite awhile. My main goal was to try to make a large selection to be ready for the upcoming holiday gift giving season.

With two craft shows coming up in November, they have been sitting on my sewing table for so long, that I just had to at least try to finish a few. Currently there are three listing in my shop and I hope to have more made very soon!

Adorable aren't they?

My customers always come up with the best ideas, and one has already inquired about these as bridesmaids gifts-- Yes, a wonderful idea.

Monday, September 28, 2009

DEAL of the DAY

In hopes of bringing in more traffic and offering a great deal on a few of my little zip pouches, I decided to start up my "Deal of the DAY" again. I did this about a year ago and besides being fun, alot of buyers took advantage of this offer to get an early start to their holiday shopping.

In My Etsy shop, Each day I will feature the "SPECIAL DEAL OF THE DAY" today there are TWO- the gorgeous Ceylon Blue and Penelope Posies little zip pouches for only $2.00 plus shipping--while supplies last!
I will probably add another one later in the day for more selection! How long I run this promotion will depend on the response-- hopefully it will be good enough to run all the way thru October :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gotta have the Chocolate

Once a month or so I treat myself to the more expensive Chocolate! I do not eat it all at once, I tend to eat it over the course of several days. Well , this time was the exception... yummy! Lindt extra creamy- it is too good to stop!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Back After several requests-Back Pocket Click-it wallets

In the past several weeks, I have had several customers request my back pocket click-it wallets. Since it had been close to a year since I had them in my shop, I never realized how many people look thru my sold section. I am happy they do this since I do tend to make a new design for awhile then get kinda bored and move onto another. So, after some thought over the weekend, I decided to go ahead and make a few of these for my shop.

So this week, on my very long "to do" list , I have just added back pocket click-it wallets! Now the hard part, which fabrics? Always the question really!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Determined--so it kinda paid off!

So, the frame purse is so popular right? Why? For me I like them because they remind me of when I was a little girl, walking around the local dime store with my Mom holding her coin purse.

I have wanted to learn or at least try to learn how to make them. BUT, there were so many obstacles. Time, money to spend on frames, time, time and oh did I mention my total lack of patience to learn a new skill, here of late.... Also, I like the ones that you see alot on Etsy but I wanted to try to make the ones I remember more as a child.

I should also mention that I refuse to use patterns, how I tend to tackle learning these new techniques is by looking at pics and just diving in. A problem-yes!!

So a few Saturdays ago, I decided to finally sit down and give it a try. I used a combination of sewing and glue. I only had one frame at that time so I really wanted to make sure I did not mess it up. After it was done, I thought the end result was quite good but the time and mess to make just one was disappointing.

Will I make anymore? Well, I have more frames, so if time allows I might give it a try again with a few little adjustments. This one is currently listed in my Artfire shop. After I make a few more I might list them in my Etsy shop.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A twist on an old design-Pocket click-it pouch

I have been wanting to work on this old design of mine for awhile. It was a slow weekend on Etsy so I finally got time to redesign the pocket pouch that I first made back in 2007. The owl and hedgehog applique make these so cute. I put my click-it magnetic close on the pocket, giving it the same feel of a safe close as my other click-it wallets.
All these are currently listed in my shop, and I have 2 more cut and should be listed within the next day or so.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Inventory reduction SALE- Still going on in my Artfire shop

Although the sale has ended in my Etsy shop. I have extended it over to my Artfire shop! Why you ask? Well easy really, this saves me money since Artfire does not charge for each listingof these great little zips, therefore letting me pass those savings onto you. So plan ahead for the holiday gift giving and head on over to my Artfire shop. BTW- shipping is also cheaper on Artfire too.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hedgehog time- appliques and embroidery

Lately, one of a kind items have been on my mind. I love all the little critters out there in the handmade world, so I did an alchemy request for some felt applique owls and hedgehogs. I provided pictures to both of the bids I accepted. Zebra Dots on Etsy was the first to finish and send the appliques. Thank you ZD!!! Here is the finished product- little hedgehog on linen. Adorable and now available in my shop. I have more coming from my other bid too, so I am really excited to see these creations.

So what is the embroidery all about? Well, when I was a little girl I loved to embroidery anything I could get my hands on. That feeling is coming back, therefore in the weeks to come I hope to have several one of a kind embroidery pouches and cases in my shop. Currently working on the owl pouch with more stitching for added unique look. Hopefully will have it listed in my shop, if I am not to busy with the two wholesale orders that are on the cutting table right now!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sale Prep!

This happens to be one of the few times that I have had a sale and I am actually prepared! Unfortunately that is mainly due to the low sales in my Etsy shop the past few weeks. Giving me more time to start cutting and sewing up the pouches! NOW come on and lets see them SOLD!!!
I think I have a great selection and a wonderful way to save $$$ for gift giving this year!

Monday, August 17, 2009

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE going on NOW while supplies last

Just so tired at looking at some of my fabrics, so there are alot of older fabrics on sale but also some of my new collections. I needed to reduce my inventory and was really planning on a sale at the end of the month. But a large wholesale order came in and the buyer really would like the items by mid-September so that pushed my BIG inventory reduction sale up a week. Here are just a few of the many items marked down--- some up to 50% off!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Creative sewing Retreat and one of a kind items

So my creative sewing retreat was wonderful but far too short! A few days is just not long enough to really get the inspirational juices flowing. When I do it again, I think I might aim for 5+ days. Also try to work it out to be during the school year, since teenage daughters can really be a distraction.

I have wanted to start a section within my shop that was devoted to "one of a kind" , special, and unique items. It is always fun to just let your eyes catch on a few fabrics that just might be great together. I was able to come up with over 12 new and unique creations- please take a look when you get a chance. I hope that I am able to always have a few available in my shop. It is difficult to keep one of a kind items in stock, since each one takes so much time just to match, create, make and list. They are fun when the mind gets bored with the same old style and fabrics.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Close-out sale on Handbags!

I have reduced all my remaining handbags over 30% off! I will not be making any more of this style handbag this year , so now is the time to take advantage of this great deal. I have three left, all gorgeous!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Yes those are sewing projects

That I hope to have done by Monday hahaha!! Two of them are custom order purse organizers that will be done by Monday but the rest..... well I can hope. Four new purse organizers and four new one of a kind flat bottom zipper pouches. Patchwork ones to be exact. I am hoping to sell the remaining handbags that are currently on sale, so that I may create a new section of "OOAK items". These are always fun and let me be super creative putting color combos fabrics together.

Please note : I will be on a Creative Sewing Retreat starting next Tuesday August 11th, 2009. My Etsy Shop will be closed for a few days but No Worries-All purchases made before then will be shipped! I will have access to my email so please feel free to contact me. Many new items will be listed upon my return. I will keep my Artfire shop open since the traffic level is always lower.

More about my retreat soon -- should be fun :)

TWO Winners of my Morning Glory Giveaway!

Yes, I said TWO!!! I did not say anything before but I have two gadget cases to giveaway!

I have contacted the winners , they have 2 days to get back to me. If they do not respond then I will pick another winner. I will post winners here--CONGRATS!!
OK both winners got back to me within just a few hours- so Congrats to Pili and ehaire!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

OK it is official-- it is GIVEAWAY MANIA here

Another wonderful blogger contacted me about a giveaway, and after seeing her blog there was no way I could say no. Gorgeous, lovely, classy blog. So please feel free to enter her giveaway too. It is for the pink harmony little zip pouch.

Just click here Spearmint decor.

So that is THREE ways to win a JPAT, see below for the other two!! Have fun!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I have two Giveaways going right now!

My current giveaway for the Morning Glory Gadget case--see below ends 8/7/09.

Also have a giveaway going on Audrey's blog for a little zip pouch! Just click here to go and enter! Here is a pic of the zip pouch for that giveaway!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Asking for payment is not harrassing!

If a customer makes a purchase in one of my shops and does NOT make payment right away, my policy is to send a friendly reminder. If payment is still not made by the next morning, I send another friendly reminder. If still no payment within 24 hours I send yet another request for payment--- This my friends is not harrassing for payment this is being patient!!!

So I got that off my chest!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway below! Great Gadget case is up for grabs!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY- Amy Butlers Morning Glory Gadget Case--Ends 8/7/09


Here is a great GIVEAWAY!!! Since I am no longer making these gadget cases and I still have two of these left, I thought it would make a wonderful giveaway!

Many chances to win this lovely Amy Butlers Morning Glory Boxie Gadget Case!!!

Here are the super easy rules:

1. Just go to my shop and take a look around. Come back here and tell me your favorite item .

2. To get your name in again tell me your LEAST favorite item in my shop--but must tell me WHY!

3. To get your name in again become a follower of my blog. If you are already a follower of this blog then just remind me for yet another entry.

4. If you purchase an item from my shop before August 8th and mention that you read my blog then I will also enter you in this giveaway- you MUST tell me that you read about the giveaway.

5. Contest starts today and will end 8/07/09 so there is no time to waste!! Don't forget to make sure there is a way for me to contact you.