Friday, September 28, 2007


Etsy Texas Crafters are in New York today (Friday) and tomorrow at the Etsy labs for the big trunk show.
It's also time for our monthly 1st Monday Sale!
Can you believe it - all in the same weekend!

So because of the special occasion, I have started my 1st Monday sale early. I have marked a special 20% off category in my etsy shop that has over 20 great jewelry and handpainted fall items in it. The 20% off is off the listed price - so if I have it listed for $10, it is on sale for only $8. The sale does not include the shipping charges.
The sale will go from now until Monday, October 1st at midnight!
Just enter "off20" in the message to seller box at checkout. I will send you a refund through Paypal for the 20% or a revised invoice.
So check out my shop:
Here are pictures of some of the great sale items:

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Etsy Texas Crafter will be in New York this weekend!

This is the big weekend for Etsy Texas Crafters! Texas is going to New York for a trunk show! See further details at

I'm trying to decide what kind of sale I'll have this weekend on etsy to recognize this big event. I'll post my decision on Friday - I'll try to make it a really good one ;).
Thanks for reading!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Etsy showcase!

I'm sooooo excited! My shop will be in the Etsy showcase on Saturday, September 22nd - all day long! Just log onto and click main showcase to see all the featured sellers for that day. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Etsy Texas Crafters are heading to NYC for a trunk show!

Etsy Texas Crafters' wagon train pulls into New York City!

ETC Trunk Show At Etsy Labs, 325 Gold St, Brooklyn is September 28-29, 2007.

Enjoy the best arts and crafts that Texas has to offer, and visit with some terrific Texans, without even leaving the city! The fun starts Friday, September 28, with the Etsy Labs Last Fridays Trunk Show from 6-8pm EST. Then, because things are bigger from Texas, the show continues on Saturday afternoon from 1-5pm EST. With more than 50 Etsy Texas Crafters represented, you get a taste not only of Texan artists and Texas size art but also of terrific Texas edibles and door prize drawings every half hour throughout both shows (no need to be present to win). And if you're one of the first 25 early birds at Friday night's opening shindig, receive a goodie bag, guaranteed to be Texas sized and Texas Special!

The Etsy Texas Crafters Trunk Show is free and open to the public -- but please rsvp to mhtml:%7B303E9651-922E-4B82-A73E-904A35440100%7Dmid://00000020/! so we'll know y'all are coming!
Don't know how to get to Etsy Labs?

Can't make it to the show? Attend virtually via workshop (link will be posted prior to shows), shop the sales in the ETC shops at throughout the entire weekend, and participate in an online treasure hunt (with prizes!).

Visit our website at or our team shop at for more information and links.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Big Weekend Sale! This weekend only!

I am having a Big Weekend Sale in my etsy shop! This weekend only, Sept. 15th and 16th. I have a special category set up called "SALE 25 % off", so of course, that is where all the great sale items are listed. 25% off these sale items only, for this weekend only, so don't miss it. Over 20 items are listed in the sale category! Am I sounding like a car salesman on a commercial?? LOL
Hope you will check it out!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Making Jewelry!

I have been working every available second this week trying to make some gorgeous new jewelry pieces and painting my Mary's for my handpainted Nativity sets that I will be selling later on. I have been working on my Nativity sets for a few weeks now and boy, am I ready to finish them so I can move on to something else! Each piece of the set is cut from 3/4 inch pine and handpainted and they are very cute nativities. I have finished the Josephs, the cow/sheep, and now the Marys. I'm going to go sand the angels right now! I can see the finish line - yeah!!! All I will have left is the baby Jesus!

I have a big craft show coming up in October and after that, I will be listing my sweet nativity sets - I promise to post a picture on my blog for all the blog readers to see!

Monday, September 10, 2007

It's Monday!

Fall is in the air! Here in Texas, we had a very short summer because it rained soooooo much in June and July. The rain kept the temperature down, so we only had 1 month of really hot weather. Of course, it's still pretty hot, but not over 100 like it usually is at this time.
So therefore, all this cool weather (85-90 degrees!), is making me anticipate fall.

I've listing a really cute handpainted sign in my etsy shop - check it out! It says - Watch for Falling Leaves. Very cute for the front door or to hang anywhere!

I also have some adorable handpainted Fall/Halloween decor for sale right now on eBay.
Just check out my ebay ID: soapymom2006 for the pumpking fence and frog fence!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Christmas - Here already??

Well, no, it's not quite Christmas but maybe it's time to start thinking about it! After all, the stores are already full of Christmas trees and decorations so it can't be that far away. Of course, it was July when they put that stuff out so maybe their alittle screwed up about when the Christmas season really starts. LOL!

So, in preparation, I have listed some adorable Christmas jewelry for your little princesses!

Check out my Candy Cane Bear Boutique Girls Bracelet for only
$12.50! It's adorable and sooooo sparkly. Very festive for the Christmas season!
Or check out the matching necklace for only $19.99. What a beautiful addition to your little girls Christmas outfits!
And of course, there's always something for mom - for Fall, Christmas or any time of the year!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Etsy Texas Crafters 1st Monday Sale a success

Well, the September Etsy Texas Crafters 1st Monday sale is over and was declared a success and the biggest one yet! Yahoo for all the great Texas crafters who make really awesome stuff! and for all the great people who buy it!
Also, thanks to 2 of my fellow ETCers who featured me in their cool treasuries: outoftheblue and LLing2303
Check them out here:
I'm so excited and honored to have 2 of my jewelry items featured!
ETC members had 4 treasuries total on Monday to showcase group members work. I am so proud to be a member of such an active and hard working group. Way to go ETC!

Monday, September 3, 2007

1st Monday Sale!

Exciting news! My etsy group - Etsy Texas Crafters is having their monthly 1st Monday Sale today! Log onto and search ETC for great crafts from Texas crafters.

I'm offering free shipping on bracelets today only - Sept. 3rd from 12 am to 12 pm! Check out my great selection.