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.