Friday, December 26, 2008

Leaving for Disneyland

We are heading out to Disneyland on Sunday! Can hardly wait! Unfortunately, this also means that any orders placed at won't be shipped until we return. We return Saturday the 3rd so all orders will be shipped the following Monday. Hopefully by then we will also have more pictures from the photoshoots we had a couple weeks ago to post up and lots of things to blog about from the trip. Yippee! I love Disneyland!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I was on the Front Page of Etsy!!!

And I had no idea. I just found this great new blog by Pink Polish Designs that had some helpful hints to help get you into a front page treasury on Etsy. One of the thinks she mentioned to find out if you have been featured is to search for your etsy ID on Flickr.

Turns out I was featured back in October. Who knew? It was a great treasury with a lot of beautiful items. So exciting. I wish I knew about it when it happened. Oh well. Next time. What do you think?
We are featured in a Treasury! Yippee! We are a part of the Artist of Etsy Exposed Treasuries for Vicki Diane Designs. I am sure you all have heard of her. She is pretty infamous in the Etsy world. Here is a cropped screen shot of the Treasury.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Disneyland, Christmas, & Winter!

So it is only 11 days away! We are heading off to Disneyland for the week of the New Year! I can't wait! We have been planning this practically since we got back from Disneyland last year. We haven't been for a full week since we were kids. If only we were leaving today. Unfortunately, there is still so much to do. Christmas comes first. Luckily all the shopping is done. Just need to wrap everything and bake about a million cookies. Fun to be had by all! Yippee!

Oh yeah, the sandbox at work (I'm a nanny, by the way) froze last night. There was water in it from the rain the pas few days. This morning it was frozen. Madelyn (the little girl I tale care of) got to take her My Little Ponys out to ice skate. I wish I got a picture. Well perhaps it will happen again tonight. Oh I guess to some of you, this isn't all that exciting but being in California, this is not a common accurance.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crafting Community Websites

So I have discovered a couple crafting community websites. These are great sites to help promote your wares. They are also just a lot of fun and a wonderful place to meet fellow crafters and get more great advice. Check out, and Make sure to look for me while your there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yea! New Photos!

We just had two photoshoots with beautiful models, creative photographers, and very talented hairstlyist/makeup artist! Everyone was so awesome and I am blown away by the shots we got. I have gotten a few photos back from the first photoshoot and can't wait for the rest.

A Special Thanks to Diane Rinella (model) -, Naomi Thompson (photogrpaher) -, and Amanda Gabbard (hair/makeup) -

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Help Those That Need Help

So I just discovered this great charity where you can choose a Children's Hospital anywhere nationwide and it directs you to Amanzon where you can purchase toys/book/art supplies/etc. that the hospital needs and have it sent to them. There are things in all price ranges so if you can afford a little or a lot, you can still help. Check it out and give what you can!

I chose Children's Hospital of Oakland as they helped save my niece's life when she was born. She spent her first 3 months there. However, I am sure all the hospitals can use the help.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Holiday Sale!

Vow to Buy Handmade this holiday season! Not only will you be giving beautiful unique gifts to everyone on your list, you can help the economy by buy from those that need it and help the environment but supporting those that do not use factories and many etsy sellers use recycled or renewable recources.

Nearly everyone, it seems, is having a holiday sale right now on etsy. Myself, of course, included. Just in time for the holidays, you can enjoy 25% off all hat pins and if you order two or more of any item items, you get free shipping for up to 5 items! Each item over 5 is just $2 each!

I don't know how to set up the shipping special on etsy so just convo me if you want to take advangtage of the this.

We also have Gift Certificates available in any amount for that hard to shop for person on your list!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Making New Friends!

So I just discovered the joys of the Critiques forum on I heard from Timothy Adams blog ( that this was a great resource to get your name out there and basically advertise for your etsy site. It is! Amazing and I absolutely recommend everyone to go there and keep the posts alive. I haven't had any new sales yet. I just discovered this yesterday. But I have had lots of new views and quite a few people have added me as a favorite. Hopefully the sales will soon be following. But anyways, besides it being a great advertising resource, it is a great way to make new friends! I met a ton of great new people and saw a bunch of stuff I want to buy. Check it out:

Buy Handmade

Monday, December 1, 2008

Here is some on my stuff!

What do you think?

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Hey everyone! We are a couple who have recently started our online shop on We specialize in Victorian/Vintage style jewelry and hatpins as well as uniquely designed Mini Top Hats. Every piece we make is something I would personally wear and is created with a lot of thought, detail, and love! We can try to accomidate custom designs as well, just shoot us an email. You can also email us to join our mailing list for future updates including coupons, charity events, new items, etc. We are also working on Victorian style Chistmas stockings, ornaments, and other holiday decorations. Keep watching for those. Gift Certificates are also available in any amount.
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