Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This is my first Christmas on Etsy, and I wanted to try doing a really big blow-out sale, and in the process clear out some extra space for new inventory while hopefully earning a bit of cash to finish off my own Christmas shopping. So here it is, the $10 Christmas Super Sale on scarves!

Select scarves (over 30 of them total!!) have been marked down by 30% to 50% today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) only! All scarves in this section are just $10 each! So take advantage of this excellent deal on some lovely Christmas gifts, either for friends, family, or your very own self!

Here are just a few of the scarves I have to offer for just $10 each as part of my Super Sale!

Fuschia Scalloped Skinny Scarf

Cool Camo Warm Winter Scarf

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day Scarf

Adorable Striped Maroon and Navy Blue Scarf

Soft Blue Winter Scarf

Strawberry and Cream Lacy Cotton Scarf

All these and more for just $10 each! This is my big blowout, so be sure to check it out here!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Eco-Friendly on Etsy

I stumbled across this wonderful shop, thecraftpantry, while cruising the Etsy treasuries this morning. The below tote caught my eye, and, upon clicking on it, I found that it is made from recycled cotton, and is priced at just $20!

This classic tote is available with many different print options; cruise the shop and I'm sure you'll find something to fit anyone's taste. I've just included a few of my favorites here.

This "lovebird" design is just perfect!

And who doesn't like owls?

The Craft Pantry also has a variety of beautiful cards available, all printed on recycled paper.

Love the colors on these!

As always, I have linked the above photos to their corresponding product pages, so it's easy for you to just click through to their Etsy shop for a closer look. You'll also find gift tags (printed on recycled paper) lunch bags (made with recycled cotton) and many other lovely items in the shop. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Something a bit more fun

I love making scarves, cell phone cases, and other things to sell in my Etsy shop, but making gifts for people I know is even more fun. This week, I got to make a baby blanket for a good friend of mine who's expecting her first baby. It turned out really lovely, and so, so soft!

I had some yarn left over from the blanket, so I couldn't resist trying a hat and booties too. They're so adorable! I haven't made hats or booties since I was just a kid (I used to make them for my baby dolls) but I followed a pattern that I found online, and it was very easy. The photo doesn't do them justice (it was so dark and rainy yesterday it was hard to get a good shot) but all in all, I've very happy with the way these turned out. I hope my friend is too; now to mail them off to her!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Seaglass, Anyone?

I've always loved seaglass, and I can literally spend hours looking through all the gorgeous seaglass jewelry on Etsy, without getting the least bit bored. That's how I came across today's featured shop, newsprout.

I admit it was difficult to narrow it down to featuring just one seaglass shop today (and I may have to remedy that with more seaglass posts in the future), but what really set this shop apart is that I wanted to favorite just about every item in the shop!

I love the simple beauty and elegance of these pieces. The glass itself is so beautiful, it pretty much stands on it's own, and I love that the artist allows it to do that.

These earrings catch the light so nicely.

In addition to seaglass, the artist sometimes uses vintage sea-smoothed pottery pieces, as in this bracelet.

I really like this style of two coordinating pieces of seaglass together as a pendant, and it's not something I've seen in any other shop.

Again, with the simple, elegant beauty!

These earrings are just gorgeous, and the excellent photography shows them off so nicely. As someone constantly struggling to produce presentable photos of my own products, I really appreciate good photography when I see it!

There are many, many more beautiful items in the newsprout shop (I didn't want this post to go on forever, so there were LOTS that I wanted to include but didn't). If you like what you've seen here, then be sure and go take a browse around for yourself. I've also linked each photo to its corresponding page in her Etsy shop, for your quick-click convenience.

Friday, October 30, 2009


I got to spend some time with my family this last week, which was nice. I had some time off work, and my mom, my brother, my sister-in-law, and my little nephew all flew in to hang out for a few days. I had never seen my nephew in person (he's only 8 months old).

This was the only shot I got of him sleeping. Turns out that the sound my camera makes when taking a photo is loud enough to wake up a baby.

He was a litte cranky when he first woke up.

But brightened up very quickly.

At only 8 months old, he's nearly as big as his dad. That's my brother Deva, btw, of "Cuteness with Puppies" fame.

The kid also doesn't mind being turned upside-down, which I think is a very admirable trait.

And one more shot of un-adulterated cuteness.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cuteness with Puppies

I came across these old photos on my little sister's Facebook page, and just had to share them.

My mom took these photos about 20 years ago, to put onto fliers to sell out Golden Retriever puppies. One lady calling about the puppies asked if she could buy the kids as well. My mom considered it, but ultimately said no.

My little sister hugging the big, fluffy puppy, with my little brother, Ryan, trying to get into the shot, as usual. Notice the plastic sword tied to his waist and the stick-weapon he's carrying. That was pretty much his everyday get-up.

Monday, October 19, 2009

More Pretty Jewelry

For someone who doesn't really wear jewelry, I sure do blog about it a lot. Here are some more pretties I came across on Etsy.

These are from the Etsy shop SusansJewelryDesigns, and are not only beautiful, but appear to be very well made. They're also quite affordable; most of the items in Susan's shop are around $16, with some earrings priced as low as $11 a pair.

These would be lovely to add just a bit of sparkle to an outfit.

I think these Tuscan sun earrings would look especially nice on someone with dark hair. There is also a ring in Susan's shop with this same design here.

Striking, while still being simple and classy

These look good enough to eat!

As usual, I've really focused on earrings in this post, because in any jewelry shop those are what tends to most catch my eye, but Susan also many lovely handmade rings, necklaces, and bracelets. You can take a browse by clicking here.