Saturday, November 29, 2008
Shop both stores today, Saturday, November 29th and get free shipping with any purchase plus I will wrap the items in Christmas wrap complete with ribbon and tags. Small items will be wrapped in one of my handmade pillow boxes.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
1. Go buy a turkey
2. Take a drink of whisky
3. Put turkey in the oven
4. Take another 2 drinks of whisky
5. Set the degree at 375 ovens
6. Take 3 more whiskys of drink
7. Turk the bastey
8. Whisky another bottle of get
9. Ponder the meat thermometer
10. Glass yourself a pour of whisky
11. Bake the whisky for 4 hours
12. Take the oven out of the turkey
13. Floor the turkey up off of the pick
14. Turk the carvey
15. Get yourself another scottle of botch
16. Tet the sable and pour yourself a glass of turkey
17. Bless the dinner and pass out
Happy Turkey Day!
Monday, November 24, 2008
This year we chose to pack a shoe box with gifts for "Operation Christmas Child" through Samaritan's Purse. I saw a news story on a local channel about a girl who grew up in Russia. She was adopted by an American family when she was 11, but she still remembers the Christmas box that she received while she lived in the orphanage in Russia. She spoke about what a blessing it was for her and all the other children to get something that someone packed just for them and how it made her feel like someone was thinking about her and loved her. The story just made me cry.
So I said to my son and husband, "let's do Operation Christmas child this year". You could choose to pack a box for a girl or boy and of course, my son picked a boy. So we packed 2 shoe boxes. One for a boy aged 5-9 years and one for a boy aged 10-14 years.
We basically followed the guidelines given when buying items to fill the boxes. We bought socks, gum, school supplies, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair combs, and toys. For the toys, we bought metal race cars and a small football for the older boy. For the younger boy, we bought small plastic animals, a stuffed animal, and a small football.
We took our boxes to the drop off location on Friday and we were given two sweet, metal, Christmas tree ornaments as a thank you. They had a big semi trailer in the parking lot and it was almost full to the brim with packed boxes.
I don't know when our boxes will be delivered but our thoughts and prayers are with the children who receive them.
Feel free to click any of the above links and donate to these very worthy causes or get yourself a new pet for Christmas!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
It's a beautiful treasury full of great Christmas items.
You can check it out here:
Thanks Marilyn!! for featuring Handmade Whimzy's nativity set in your great treasury!
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is the small size.
This is the medium size.
I'm going to list large and maybe extra large but I have to work up a pattern for them first.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
First let me say that the ETC Monday promo for today is "ETC has Secrets". I have 2 secrets in Handmade Whimzy and 2 in Pink Pear Designs. Find the secret, buy the secret and get a free pair of Christmas earrings like the ones listed in my Pink Pear shop! Search on etsy for "teametsytx etc secrets" and see what other participating shops have secrets. You have until midnight tonight! Go - Look!
Also, I have started making my own Pillow boxes. I wanted to offer year round gift wrapping for Pink Pear Designs and I thought pillow boxes would be sweet and still fit into a bubble mailer nicely. So, what to do with all the extra pillow boxes I've been making? Why open up a supply store on etsy, of course.
So today I opened Whimzy Supplies, to sell my handmade pillow boxes and destash supplies.
Wish me luck and check out my new shops!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I'm working on making my own boxes, but I haven't quite perfected them.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Bullard is such an adorable little town. The festival was in celebration of Veteran's day and it was awesome. They had a parade, Miss Armed Forces contest, art contests for the kiddos, an arts and crafts fair, some yummy food and lots of performances by local folks.
My booth did fairly well considering it was a pretty small festival and it was my first time. I met a couple of etsy sellers that I didn't know and saw a couple of sellers that I did know. Betty over at Glassyboop who does awesome fused glass, sold me a really sweet Christmas tree ornament and is making me a custom piece that I will be giving as a gift. Can't say what it is because the giftee might peak and not be surprised.
I also saw AlexiaJean, who is one of my fellow Etsy Texas Crafters. She makes things for wee ones like little bows, dresses, things like that. I know she had a great weekend at the festival and seemed really happy at the end.
One last thing to mention, they had the most wonderful portable potties there that I had ever seen. They had heat and A/C, running water, soap, paper towels and a little bowl of mints. Everyone who used them was soooooo excited. Thanks Darlene for getting us those great toilets!!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
AMI makes gorgeous jewelry! I love this bracelet in her etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16303745 So pretty!!
Thank you so much for featuring my necklace, AMIdesigns!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Both of my shops Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs are having 20% off sales!! I will combine shipping if you want to buy something for both stores!
Check out our Etsy forum thread http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5889005 for the list of all participating shops!! There are over 95 stores participating. Now is the time to buy for Christmas!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Pink Pear Designs was in two more treasuries this weekend!!
The Flutterby Treasury from Earmark is a gorgeous use of plum and sweet butterflies!