Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Sale & a GIVEAWAY!

Hello All! I'm excited to announce that I will be part of the Artisan Whimsy Market 2012 Holiday Collection! As a bonus, I'll be offering 10% of my entire etsy shop with the code AWHOLIDAY. The sale starts Friday, November 23 and ends Friday, November 30. This is a great opportunity to buy those custom gifts for friends, family and other loved ones. As always, all profit will be donated to charity - mostly an orphanage in Mexico and another in Madagascar. Let's make this Christmas the best ever for the orphans! If you've seen something on my facebook page you like and can't find it in my shop just message me on Facebook, leave a comment there or email me.

And now for the really good part - a GIVEAWAY! I'll be picking one random winner who will receive a 3 piece tagua necklace in the colors of their choice! Some examples are pictured below, but you can design your own if you'd like. You can be entered in the drawing up to 6 times by doing the following:
  1. Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me what you are most thankful for.
  2. Share a link to this post on Facebook, twitter or your blog and then leave a comment here to tell me where you shared. (one entry per place)
  3. Share your favorite photo from my Facebook page on your wall and tell your friends all about it.
  4. Go to my etsy shop, favorite my shop, plus favorite at least one idea and then leave a comment here with a link to the idea you favorited.

Thank you so much for all of your support this year! I am so thankful for how God has blessed this business and how many lives have been changed because of money donated. I'm excited about how many pairs of shoes will be purchased for children in need this Christmas, as well as food, water, clothing and shelter. Together we are helping people around the world!  THANK YOU!

Visit more people participating in this Holiday Market:

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Good news all around!

Well, life is busy as usual. Yesterday was Henry's first birthday! He's such a beautiful little guy. People stop us all the time to tell us he's pretty - it's funny how they hesitate to say a boy is pretty or beautiful but there's just something about those sweet little eyes that scream beauty. I'm a proud momma, obviously!

Anyway, his first birthday was great. We had a mini party, but the whole family is coming on Sunday after church to celebrate. The mini party consisted of us, my parents & my nephew. Henry was literally doing a little dance when he opened his new handmade, wooden cars & trains. He moves them along and makes noises for them. I can't help but wonder how at the age of 1 he knows how to make car sounds - the mystery of being a boy! He had a great day!

On the jewelry front, I just heard from Stringing Magazine that they accepted 4 of my 6 subscriptions for publication. I'm pretty excited as this was my first submission. I'm not sure why they rejected the other 2 pieces, but I'm not going to let myself be upset about it because seriously, 4 pieces getting published is pretty darn cool!

I had a show last weekend at a high school about an hour away. It went well. I had a great response from people. I was a little bit surprised though by the fact that a lot of people weren't buying. Other vendors also mentioned this - people seemed hesitant. I'm not sure if it's because it was so close to the election and that makes people nervous? It's weird because I would never buy or not buy because of an election but I guess I'm not normal. In the end I had a few great sales and then a bunch of small ones so I exceeded my goal and had a good time. I love getting out and interacting with customers!

Enjoy your weekend. It'll be a busy one for us with family coming in from NY to celebrate our little Henry. Here he is...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Chuggin' Along

It seems like things are moving very sloooowly lately. I'm lacking motivation to get up early and stay up late. I tend to work myself to the bone and then hardly work (on jewelry that is) for a bit. It's like my recovery period. I work of mindless tasks that require little brain power.

Anyway, I'm babbling about nonsense. It's time for me to get back into the swing of things full speed ahead! I have a show on Saturday! Here are some of the things that have come together: