Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Newest Item

Today I have added some new hats. They are still the newsboy hats, but I have added some crochet flowers to them. I have to say, the flower makes the hat :)

Leave me some feedback and tell me what you think.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Favorite Friday

I am very neglectful of my blog, but I try at least to keep up with my favorites. This weeks favorite is something that I think is super cute. Anyone who follows my blog know by now that I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter, and therefore am always looking for fun things for her. She is in a ballet class and this would be adorable to give to all the girls at the end of the year. But I digress, the seller I am featuring this week is she doesn't list a location, but I have a pretty good feeling that it is somewhere where Spanish is the main language. She only lists shipping to the US and it is very reasonable (only $3). I would definitly check out her site, she has other great items (cake toppers and other gift items). Let me know what you think, and of course let her know too :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Favorites Friday

This week my favorite is a women who makes the cutest little tea sets. When I was a little girl I would have died for something this adorable. They are made by who of course I met in chat.

They are also really reasonable at between $40 and $45 a set I think they are a steal.
I know I have mentioned this several times, but for new sellers I would definitely check out the chat rooms. I know it can seem intimidating, but once you have done it a few times you'll see it is really no big deal. The best part is it is free exposure, most of my favorites I have found in chat rooms.

So....Please check out her shop and enjoy :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Favorites Friday

This week my favorite is again something that I saw in the chat rooms. I have to say for anyone looking for some good exposure I would definitly do the chat rooms. They are alot of fun, you meet some really cool people, and you get free exposure. I've made 2 sales and at least 3 trades from chat rooms.

Anyway.... back to my favorite for the week. I saw these cute little guys in the chat rooms and fell in love. They are made by She only has a few too choose from (which is probably a good thing since I wouldn't be able to decide between even what she has) but they are all adorable.

This one is named Sweetums, which I would say seems appropriate. Some of the others are Ellie, Murple, and AyLee Ann.

As I always say please check out her shop and show her some Etsy love.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I have not been a good blogger lately. I always feel like I am doing it more for myself, but I guess that is ok too. I have added a new hat to my page. It is one that I made for my daughter (guess she is a good muse). We decided to add the flower with a button so I can change it out when the mood strikes her.
Also, I am hosting a giveaway on the home home of the sneak attack. It is for one of my dolls if anyone is interested check it out. And as always enjoy the attacks :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Favorites Friday

For this weeks favorite I have chosen a jewelry favorite. I don't usually do jewelry because I do my own. But I do the more basic thing of stringing. This jewelry is much more original - hence the name -

This is just one of the very interesting pieces of art that she has in her shop. They are all cut pieces and she even does custom initals that are beautiful!!!

Please check out her site and let her know how much you enjoy her work too.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Favorites Friday

Ok this week my favorite is just something fun. I can crochet, but knitting is whole other animal. This week I am featuring She has come up with this great idea called "harfs". They are both a hat and a scarf. I am showing the photos of all because I don't think they can truly be appreciated otherwise. I think they would make wonderful gifts for men or women, especially considering you can choose your color. (I know I can't believe I am thinking of gifts already).

Anyway please check out her shop and show her some Etsy love.

I would also like to mention I have joined a BNR. For those of you who do not know what that is (myself included) it is a "buy and replace" deal. Basically you have to buy onto the list (which was easy, we have some great sellers) and then once you are there you basically have lots of exposure since whenever anyone clicks on the post in the forum they see your name and what you sell. I am on the BNR that is hosted by ddots, so just type in BNR in the forum titles and search for the one w/ddots.

I also have to say regarding the BNR this is an excellent group of women. They all are very supportive and active in the group so it makes you feel very welcome.

Thanks all and have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Items

Well I have added a few new items to the shop that I haven't mentioned. First I added a crochet hat. I have crocheted for a long time, but nothing on Etsy until last week. The best part about the hat is that my little peanut is wearing it :) She is the best model.

Also, I added today a new doll. Her name is Thuy (named after my first custom Asian order) and she is the Asian version of the dolls I already have posted. Since I have had 3 requests for Asian dolls I thought it might be time to add them to the inventory :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Favorites Friday

Well this week I plan on doing two favorites, the first one is one I came across in the chat rooms. It is she has the coolest idea. I am always excited when I come across something truly original and something I personally have never thought of. They are necklaces with a bottle (which I've seen w/perfume and things like that), and in the bottle is a little tree.
Isn't that the neatest thing? If you, or someone you know, are really eco excited I thought it would be a great gift.
Let me know what you think and give her some love by visiting her site.

Another artist that I appreciate is she has some really cute and kid friendly prints for a great price.

I tend to enjoy prints, mainly because it is something that I don't do. I have a hard time purchasing something that I know I could make. Prints are something I know I can't. The other interesting thing about her work is that the prints are of sculptures that she has done.

Again thought that it was a very interesting and original idea. Please show her some etsy love as well.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

Well I got so busy last week that I didn't do my Friday Favorites so this week I plan on having two. I had so much going on last week, I had a craft show on Saturday. Which would not have been that bad had I not forgotten until Wednesday that it was that weekend, ahhh!!!

So I made 3 dolls, 2 dresses, and did the normal family related things in 3 days. That is some craziness :)

So anyway now I will begin my search for two shops to focus on this week. I'll definitely be back by Friday.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Lately I have been feeling very overwhelmed. It is alot to work, love, and craft. I work a full time job which is 6 days a week and an 8 hour day. I have a two year old daughter and a boyfriend who need some love and attention, and I have lots of craft projects to get done, not to mention general house work. Sorry to everyone in my life if I can't get to all of it :)
I don't know why but lately it just seems to be too much, anyone else feeling this way? Maybe it is the moon or something :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Favorites Friday

Well my favorite for this week is something I did purchase. I haven't received them yet, but that doesn't mean I'm not super excited.
They are from which is done by Ashley Cruikshank. She does originals, prints, and even some glass jewelry with her prints on them.
Hopefully everyone else thinks they are as pretty as I do.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hey everybody.
I'm trying to participate in some giveaways. I am going to be featured in a giveaway on Monday September 14 on I am giving away one of my dolls. Your choice of everything from hair and eye color to the actual clothing. Send her a link if you are interested.
Also, I am trying to win the item that is listed now. It is a travel crayon pack from The blog for that is, if anyone else is interested.
Hopefully Thuy will get some takers for my dolls :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Etsy Chats

Well everyone I have been spending some time in the Etsy chat rooms. I have to say I really enjoy them. You get to know some new people, and even if it is not something you are looking for you can keep them in mind for later.

The other thing I have enjoyed from the chats is trading. So far I think I have made some really great deals. I haven't gotten my items yet, but I am still really excited.

They also have some featured seller rooms. I was only featured once for all the time I have spent in them. It also seems a lot of the stuff is sorry to say, not that nice. Or if it is nice is overpriced or just not my taste. There is always a lot of jewelry which is not my thing (I make my own), or it is people trying to make the first sale. Don't get me wrong I can relate it was only a week or so ago I got mine.

I have added some change purses to the store also. They are for donations. So anyone interested in change purses check them out.

I also added a new bag after the extended weekend. I think it came out great!!! Let me know what you think.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Well today is my first Friday. I have chosen my favorite for the week. I saw these gloves on I follow Becca's blog and she was showing how wonderful her photos came out. These are my absolute favorite. When I get some money together they are first on my list.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Favorites Fridays?

Well I had a thought a little while ago and it was also recommended in the labs today, that when you blog you should feature other peoples things.
So I was thinking maybe do something like Favorites Fridays (I know it doesn't look right, but when I say it, it makes sense).
What I thought could be fun is maybe start with someone random and I will pick my favorite thing from there Etsy store and all my followers could possibly post in the comments there favorite things from the store.
Let me know what everyone thinks and I'll start with one of the stores who follow me and we can go from there.

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Sale

Well I am happy to report I made my first real sale!!! I sold one of my dolls as a custom order and I will post a picture on here as soon as I get a chance. Also, in reference to the labs. I did make it for the Friday lab. It was for critiques and was ok. The girl who runs it (which is the same person who does the Etsy Success newsletter) is really fun. She wants to help out everyone so she picks the questions that would apply to more people. I thought it would be more on a one on one basis. I did get a lot out of it though, give it a try when you get a chance.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I was on the Etsy virtual labs last night and I have to say it was an odd experience. I've never done them before and it was fun chatting with the other people. Unfortunatly the session I was waiting for got pushed back an hour and I didn't get to do it. I was looking to do the critique. They are doing it again today at 4 EST so hopefully i can get in on it. If I get in on it and get some tips I'll be happy to pass them along.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Items

Well I have some interesting news for today. I have added some new items to my shop, which I have miraculously figured out how to add to this blog.
The ones I added this morning are some childrens dolls. They were a lot of fun to make and Molly really enjoys them. They are completely kid friendly, as nothing can fall off of them.
Check them out and let me know what you think.
I'm also very excited because I made my first big girl pants. I made a great pair of pants for myself and if I can get my boyfriend to take a picture of me wearing them I will post them too. They came out awesome (if I do say so myself)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My First Day

This is my very first day as a blogger. I'm not really sure how this works, my assumption is that you just write about whatever makes you happy that other people may enjoy too.

About me, I am a mother first, girlfriend second, and crazy crafter third (although my boyfriend may argue that order).
My daughter's name is Molly. She is almost 2 1/2 and she is the light of my life. She is very good at playing with her toys and letting me sew or crochet or whatever project I happen to be working on.
She is even starting to be a crafter herself (she likes to paint).
My boyfriend (Ryan) is wonderful, and although he is not her father, he is a great parent. He has been very patient with Molly and I with all of the supplies that go along with living with crafters.

Lately I have been enjoying sewing, and crochet work, especially with winter coming. I make all kinds of things though. I make jewelry, wire work, and cross stich. I have even tried candles and soap (did not enjoy that as much though).

So anyway if any of these things sound interesting to you please stop by my shop at and support my crafting habit.