Sunday, December 13, 2009

Guess when the baby will be here!

I am having my 2nd baby soon! And I want to do a little giveaway for the people that get the closest date, time, ect. I had my first baby at 41 weeks via C-section. I am scheduled for another one but who knows if I will make it until then! lol So lets have a little fun! The winner will receive a few goodies from my shop and a coupon! There are a few categories so winners up will get a small something too :) Just be patient on the delivery of these items (I will have a new baby!)

My Due Date is Jan 19th
C-Section scheduled for Jan 13th
Click on the banner button to enter/play and good luck!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Promotion!

From Now and until Christmas get a FREE ponytail holder with covered button with Every purchase from my shop!! This is for the fabric covered one only, not the monogrammed one. Check out my flickr site to choose the fabric you would like!

Please leave your fabric choice in notes to Seller upon check out! Ribbons and bits may be added to jazz it up!!


Monday, November 30, 2009

Product Review for xabiajewels!

XabiaJewels has graciously sent me this fabulous red knot silk bracelet! It came in a clear bag inside of a beautiful gift box. The knot silk detail is very pretty and will be the perfect accent piece for Christmas.

Handcrafted jewelry by Xabia Jewels offers unique, individually designed pieces inspired by modern and traditional fashion sense. Whether you are seeking that special piece of jewelry for your next special event or as a gift for someone special, you've come to the right place. Choose from already created pieces or design your own.

She also creates custom wedding jewelry and other custom pieces. She pays close attention to detail and you will not be disappointed!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ornaments for Adoption

A friend of a friend is trying to adopt! I thought I would post this so we could help them out!

Africa with Ethiopia marked by the heart; this is on both ornaments
We are painting and selling Christmas ornaments to help raise money to pay for adoption process. We were at a loss on how to begin raising money until a day spent with my fabulous friend Emily yielded two great ideas. The ornaments are the first idea!!!

If you would like to purchase an ornament, we would love to make one just for you or your family! The artwork is not perfect; we are not artists. We just want our children to come home. Spread the word to your friends as well. There are two options....

#1: Peace Love Africa
#2: Africa with "5 Million Minus 1"

$5 each

Love on "Peace, Love, Africa"
Peace on "Peace, Love, Africa"
Our Logo on the second ornament.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Product Review and Giveaway for Creative Minds

Thanks to Creative Minds for sending em these lovely purple beaded earrings. The earrings came well packaged in a fabric envelope with a card enclosed. Creative Minds has all kinds of wonderful things in her shop: She specializes in Jewelry, Scrapbooks, Crochet baby goodies, Faux flowers, paper crafts and more! This wonderful seller always offers FREE US shipping! So get in there and check out her lovely Items! Also check out her blog:

I am going to give away these lovely purple earrings to one lucky winner!

How to enter:
1. Go to her shop Creativeminds2009 look around and leave a comment telling is your favorite item from her shop.

Extra Entries:
1. Buy something from her shop and leave the transaction Id and Item
2. Twitter this
3. Blog about it on your blog and leave the link.

Giveaway Ends: Monday Nov 16th at 12am.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Product Review for TiffZippy and GIve Away!

TiffZippy from was kind enough to send me some of her cute and wonderful die cuts to review and promote! These came well packaged in plastic baggies. The die cuts had clean edges and some had cute glued on googly eyes! Here is what TiffZippy had to say, "My specialty is creating custom & creative die cuts for scrapbooking and card making. I am able to make just about anything as a die cut and I am busy growing my shop to include even more designs."

As an extra bonus she sent 8 cute snowflake die cuts. I am going to give away the snowflake die cuts to one lucky winner!

To enter to win these cute Snowflake Die cuts:
Look in TiffZippy's shop, come back and leave a comment telling us which item is your favorite.
For Extra entries you can post on your blog (leave the link), Twitter, Facebook, Plurk etc.
1 extra entry per person. Winner will be drawn on Friday Nov. 6th.

Monday, October 19, 2009

I am Featured!

Dollface1366 has featured my items on her blog! Thanks so much!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Team GiveAway is Me this Month!

The Bluegrass Etsy Street team that I am on has a team member giveaway each month! This month I am giving away a Personalized Bib and Burp Cloth Set! Check it out and Enter!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Banner review for Torik2009

The etsy user Torik2009 has designed a banner for one of my good friends. I had her look over my friends shop items and told her to come up with something fitting. She responded right away and had the banner made within a few hours! She even included a nice matching avatar! The shop she designed the banner and avatar is Paulena.
Here is what Paulena had to say about them: "This banner is just too cute. I love the owls. They are totally the new black. The banner has such a vintage theme and feel about it. I honestly love the banner. Thank you!"

Torik2009 is a stay at home mom, I've been making crafts since as long as I can remember. It started by watching my mom when I was little then eventually helping her when she realized it was easier letting me do some of the simpler things, than it was to try to keep my little wandering hands out of everything :) I took fine art and then craft and jewelry making classes, and I just creating something with my hands and seeing people smile :)

She has banners, jewlery, and other items in her shop. She was a pleasure to work with and her work is fantastic! Please check out her shop at
and leave comments here for her!

Thanks so much Torick2009!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Etsy Item Reviews

I am going to start reviwing products sent by etsy users. Do you want me to review your item? Send me an email at and start watching for the reviews!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

End of Summer Reduction Sale!

Come over and check out my shop as I clearance out for the summer! I will be taking a break from my shop to get ready for my new arrival! Don't miss out on these great prices! Get them while they are HOT!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June and July Give Away-Baby Quilt

For the month of June and July I will be giving away a large Jungle Rag Quilt!

Please note that the photos do not show the mint green color very well. It looks yellow and I have tried to photograph it again and my camera does not want to cooperate! It is a very nice mint green color on the front and back of the quilt. You will not be dissapointed!

This quilt measures 50 inches by 50 inches and is layered with 100% cotton and cotton flannel. There are 3 layers on each quilt square. The back is solid mint green cotton flannel and each square is marked with an X pattern. There is brown minky dot chenille, along with 8 embroidered animals (Lion, Monkey, Hippo, Giraffe, Elephant, Zebra, Rhino, Alligator). This quilt has coordinating jungle cotton print. Super soft and will last through toddler years. This quilt has been washed and dried to start the ragging. Pet free, smoke free home!


GO to my shop at and purchase something. Any Item bought between June 1st and July 31st qualifies. Then Come back here and Add a comment with the item bought! Each Item bought will be an extra entry. Spend $20 and get 5 entries! On August 1st I will draw a name from a hat and then send the quilt. Thanks so much and good luck! Angela

Monday, May 4, 2009

May Featured Seller and Give Away-Maylees Garden

This month, she is giving away a bag of laundry soap! You choose your scent! How to Enter:
1. Go to her shops look around and come back here and post a comment, Please leave your email address

For extra entries:
1. Twitter or Plurk this (1 time for one website)
2. Buy something from her shop (2 entries per Item bought) please comment the transaction ID
3. Blog about it (leave us your blog)
Her websites are-,,

Here is what the Seller had to say:
I been making soap since 2006. but I just started it as a hobby and to make soap for us mostly. Well it grew. Big time. So now in 2009 I have a full time soap shop and have been in business on Etsy for one full year now. YAY!
My favorite scent right now has to be Warm vanilla sugar...last week it was Hello Sugar..and before was Blackberry Sage LOL I rotate favorites often. I do try to make the purest product possible, no chemicals that are man made goes into my stuff *except* for whats in the fragrance oils. about 75% of my stock that is made with fragrance oils is Pthalate free, and I have committed to buying ONLY pthalate free fragrance oils from now on due to the risk of this chemical.
My essential oil scented soaps and laundry soaps are 100% pure and free from ANY unsafe or man made chemicals. These are very suitable for those with allergies,sensitive skin, eczema, acne, or any kind of skin problem. Your health is my top priority. Thats one of the many reasons I started making soap. I wanted a cleaner product for me and my family to use...I also needed a product with no animal products in it...its hard to find a commercial soap or lotion without glycerin and they never tell you whether the glycerin is vegetable or animal! My products are ALL vegan and ALL of them are handmade from scratch so I know whats going in them. Quality means a lot to me.
My laundry soaps are eco friendly, and dont hurt the environment, plus you dont need to buy expensive fabric softeners cause my laundry soap does a WONDERFUL job of softening ALL your laundry even towels! So its cost effective as well. And it cleans like a dream. I havenet had many stains it cant get out just with a simple washing. Its worth a try! I have MANY repeat customers for my products, 509+ sales on Etsy and 70+ on Artfire. Yep, I am proud.

Her websites are-,,

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

April Featured Seller and Give Away: SaysYou

This month I am featuring a good friend of mine SaysYou. I meet her in college in ceramics class and we have just recently reconnected through etsy! Scroll down and enter the give away!!!!
Here is what SaysYou had to say:

How long have you been making embroidered items?
Christmas of 2007 I embroidered monograms on paper for several of my close friends. A few designs followed based on positive feedback, pirate ships and woodland creatures - I was trying to follow the trends.

Do you draw the images yourself or find images from other places to use?
In 2008 I began working exclusively on fabric and incorporating designs from my friends who are artists. Designs are drawn on paper and then traced onto the fabric with a "Mark-B-Gone" pen. The fonts I use for monograms are scavenged from free-font sites.

What inspires you?
I'm inspired by everything vintage, quirky, and rare. I love domestic wares for the home and I love creating a nest. Embroidery feels like the best of both of these things, a long standing womens' craft which is generally completed in the home, for the home.

Which websites do you sell on?
I only sell on Etsy through my shop, SaysYou.

What is your blog address? - She Twinkles (you can call it Shet Winkles if you are so inclined ;)

What is your favorite item?
I love the three little Matryoshka Nesting Pests - Franky, Bitey, and Wolfie. I might keep them for myself.

What are your 5 favorite shops of etsy?
I have to give props to my friends on Etsy. I do love SpoolofPlenty and I'm so proud of Angela for how successful she's been! I also love NervousMule - and my friend Nieves. TheHeyDayShop was the first person I didn't know who Hearted my shop - I bought several fabrics from her and I love them! ElisRecords has the best collection of weird records - Brandon is quite a curator and Eli is the best dog in the world.

Statement from you:
This feels like an adventure and I hope that more exciting things start happening through Etsy. I love making embroidered pieces, which is surprisingly fulfilling and is a welcome break after a couple of unsuccessful artistic endeavors. I think embroidery is just about as handmade as it can get and every piece is a little bit of me reaching out to you. I hope you love it.

SaysYou Give Away!

What is the item you are giving away?
A hand embroidered monogram - your choice of letter, style, color, and size. And of course, a few surprises
How to Enter:
1. Check out her shop: SaysYou
and leave a comment regarding her shop.
2. Post this giveaway on your own blog and leave a comment with the link
3. Twitter or Plurk and leave the link in a comment. (0nly one will count)
4. Buy and item from her shop and leave the transaction ID #

*Winner will be Chosen April 30th by drawing a name out of a hat :) Everyone has a chance!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Pin Cushions for Christie

I am selling cute pincushions for Christie of Christiecottage

This cute pin cushion is full of love and fluff! Measures approx 5 inches by 5 inches. Two super cute fabric squares and topped with buttons and adornments! $4 of this sale will go to Christie is very loving , kind and always helps everyone but would never ask for help herself . so thats where we come in . christie is very sick and right now she needs our help.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Do you need that Special Baby gift?

I have recently gone through some of my fabric and realize I have way to much! So I am creating custom rag quilt listings for you to build the perfect quilt for your little one! The print flannel is in the listing and then you pick everything else! Add Minky dot, embroidered squares and solids! If you buy a soft wonderful quilt, you can add a bib and burp cloth set to match for $10 more! All this ships for just $7! What a great baby gift for you or a friend! Well there you have it! Design it yourself baby quilts! What more could you ask for? Visit my shop at today to get started!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Featured Seller: OakenstoneHandmade GIVE AWAY!

In honor of this months featured seller: OakenstoneHandmade, we are giving away this brand new Green product for the month of March! Mint Chocolate Whipped soap! This soap is creamy and rich with scent of mint and chocolate! Silky, smooth and lathers up great! The winner will be chosen at random on March 31st at 12am midnight. Please go to OakenstoneHandmade's shop check out her amazing products and come back and leave a comment.

Extra entries:
Post on Twitter or Plurk
Post on your own personal blog
Follow me!
Buy something from her shop and post the transaction ID

Please add a comment if you do any of these extra things!

March Featured Seller: OakenstoneHandmade

This month we welcome OakenstoneHandmade! She and I have gotten to know each other over the past few months by chatting in the chat room and sampling each others products! OakenstoneHandmade makes wonderful soaps and candles!

I sat down with OakenstoneHandmade and asked her a few questions:

How long have you been making soap and candles? 5 Years

Which websites do you sell on? Etsy

What is your favorite soap? Whipped soap Scent:Almond, Sandalwood and Sugar Cookie

What are your 5 favorite shops of etsy?

Why should you use handmade soap?I use handmade soap because it is great for your skin, has no harsh chemicals and is very moisturizing!

A note from the seller:

I am sure you will enjoy all of my Handmade Soaps and Candles. I take great pride and joy into making these all Natural products and have found great passion in doing so. I first got interested in making soaps and candles after realizing how harmful some of these products can be if they contain unnatural or harsh chemicals. Being a nurse and knowing how much I enjoy helping people I wanted to find a way to help people enjoy naturally healthy handmade soaps that are good for the skin and candles that are all natural and not harmful to the body.

I have various scents and sizes of candles and soaps. I can make almost anything you need or want. If there is a certain product/scent you want then please contact me, chances are that I will be able to make it. I don't have an inventory of products on hand due to the fact that I want each and every product to be handmade fresh when ordered.
Thanks to OakenstoneHandmade for her great work! Please check out her shop!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Christie's Cottage BnS Forum Thread


Hey all, check this thread out! I am on the list! To get your name on the list, buy from someone on there and post the transaction ID numbers! Have Fun! Angela

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I need Jeans!!

Well I just got a huge custom order for Denim Rag quilts and am looking for tons of jeans! I would like to pay shipping only if you could donate the jeans :) Please email me or convo me if you have some! The larger size pants the better. Thanks!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

MaciesCustomBowz Give Away!!!

MaciesCustomBowz is giving away one of her beautiful monogrammed bows! Please visit her shop, look around and leave a comment about her shop on my blog to enter! You will receive a custom made bow for your little girl! You choose the ribbon and button color if you win! Extra entries can be made if you post a link on your blog or personal site. Just leave an extra comment with the link! Give Away ends Feb 28th midnight. Winner will be chosen at random on March 1st.

Also, MaciesCustomBowz is offering a deal! Buy 5 bows and get 1 FREE!

Get to her shop and check her out at

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February Featured Seller: MaciesCustomBowz

For the month of February I am featuring this wonderful hair bow maker, MaciesCustomBowz. We met on etsy a few months back when I agreed to monogram ribbons and buttons for her to use on her bows. We have been working together ever since and is wonderful to do business with!

A Note from the Seller:

"I welcomed my first and only daughter in May of 2005 after 2 boys. I was immediately drawn into bow making. I found that fabulous hair bows are very hard to find. I started off supplying to 1 boutique and my local beauty shop. Now I have my bows in 4 Georgia boutiques, 1 near Orlando Florida, and now 1 in Oregon. My bows have evolved so much since I started, but they have always been very unique and beautiful. I now offer monogrammed ribbon and button bows in many different styles and the cutest resin bows that I have ever seen. My bows, tutus, bow holders, croc bows, etc. are very unique and cheaper than any that I have found." MaciesCustomBowz

MaciesCustomBowz is located in GA, and also sells on ebay under the user name bristolm2000. She can make a bow for any occasion, holiday or event. This seller welcomes custom orders and has different bow sizes to fit your little girl's hair! Please visit her etsy shop at