Sunday, November 29, 2009

$5 5th Monday SALE!!

Monday, Nov. 30th is the Etsy Texas Crafters $5 5th Monday SALE!!

I've made a special $5 section in all 3 of my etsy shops. Some items have been marked down MORE THAN 50%!!

Check them out here:
Handmade Whimzy
Pink Pear Designs
Whimzy Supplies

To see all the participating team shops, click {HERE}.

Just in time for Cyber Monday! and to buy Stocking Stuffers, Hannukah gifts, teacher's presents, etc.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Apron Labels

Well, I've finally done it. There is no going back now.
I've ordered the fabric labels that I'll need for my new aprons that I will be selling in Handmade Whimzy. I've had the pattern done for a while now and I've ordered some gorgeous fabric. Now all I need to do is start sewing.

I got the labels from She makes it very easy to order. If you don't already have a design, you just pick one of hers (which is what I did) and let her know what you want them to say and a few days later, you get them in the mail. Easy Peasy!

I wanted something kind of plain so as not to distract from the aprons. So, I chose a black and white design that makes it very easy to read my shop name.

Despite my health issues of late, I am determined to soldier on and get these made so that I can start listing them. I don't sew super fast, so each one will take me awhile. I hope they will be well received. To see the prototype that I finished this past summer, go {HERE}.

I'm also hoping to have plenty sewed up for the upcoming March Azalea Trails Arts and Crafts show that will be here in Tyler on the weekend of March 21-22. Hopefully, I will be able to participate.

I also, want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Giving thanks is so important - one of the most important things we can do. So many problems are created in families because people don't know how thankful we are for them. Hurt feelings, resentment etc. So tell your loved ones how much they mean to you today and how thankful you are that they are in your life. What would we do without them?

Monday, November 23, 2009

ETC Design Challenge - Gratitude

The ETC design challenge for this month was Gratitude.

Please help us pick a winner. We had 4 wonderful entries (and they will all be getting a prize! YAY).

To see the entries and vote, click HERE.

And to join us on our etsy promo thread and tell us what you are thankful for, click HERE.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Bazaar

This coming Saturday, November the 14th, Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs will be at the First Christian Church Christmas Bazaar. It is located on the corner of Broadway and Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas. If you're in the area, come on out. They are taking a $1 donation to get in the door.

This bazaar has been going on for many years so hopefully, there will be lots of folks out shopping for handmade items for Christmas and the upcoming holidays. (fingers crossed!)

My shops will go on vacation mode sometime tomorrow as I get everything packed up. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beautiful Treasury and Upcoming Craft Shows

Thanks so much to NightLady who has featured my Hothouse flower earrings from Pink Pear Designs in her Periwinkle and Lilac Dreams treasury.
What a lovely treasury, NightLady. I love these colors together - they are so soothing.

NightLady sells lovely hair pins and brooches in her shop. I love these Pink and Orange Sherbert Hair Bobbies. So delicate and pretty.

Thanks so much for featuring me NightLady!!


Now for news of upcoming craft shows!

I will be at the Bullard Red, White, and Blue Festival this coming Saturday, November the 7th from 9 am to 5 pm in Bullard, Texas. This is a really fun festival to attend, so if you're in the area, drop on by. They have a parade, live entertainment all day and lots of good food and of course, arts and crafts vendors.

The following Saturday, November 14th, I will be at the First Christian Church Christmas Bazaar from 9 am to 4 pm. I have never had a booth at their Christmas Bazaar before but I've heard it's a great arts and crafts show and I'm really looking forward to it.

So if you are in the Tyler, Bullard, East Texas area for the next 2 weekends, stop by one of these great shows and support handmade!

Monday, November 2, 2009

1st Monday SALE!

It's the first Monday of November and that means it time for Etsy Texas Crafters monthly 1st Monday sale!

Click here for the list of all participating team members. We have 99 shops participating this month. You can buy everything from soap to jewelry, handbags to knitted scarves - we have it all!

My shop sales are:
Handmade Whimzy - 20% off all items
Pink Pear Designs - Buy One, Get One 50% off
Whimzy Supplies - 10% off all items

Shop now for the upcoming holidays! I know I'm starting my shopping today - especially for teachers. The less time I have to spend at overcrowded stores buying mass produced crap, the better.