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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fantastic shop!!! A must see!!!

I've found a new favorite shop on Etsy.com called Prodigy Crafts!!!  I am truly in love with this shop!!!  She makes the most amazing coasters, blankets, scarves and all of it is crocheted!!!  I think that is why I love this shop so much....I can't crochet a stitch!  Well, I take it back...I can crochet a single chain!  LOL!  Seriously, just from the pictures you can tell her work is high quality and anyone would love to own her pieces!  Remember Christmas is coming and if you are like me, you'll start your Christmas shopping early!!!

See her shop below!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProdigyCrafts?ref=seller_info

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New die cuts

I am getting better at the die cuts!  I am starting to do hand embellishments and use ink and paint to decorate them.  They are turning out pretty cute!  Come and see!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77728598/pretty-purple-storybook-sayings-set-of-2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77742177/hibiscus-die-cuts-seet-of-4-148

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77744450/cute-purple-butterfly-die-cuts-set-of-4

As always, let me know what you think!  I'd love to hear your feedback!!!

I Love Etsy!

Etsy is being addicting to me.  I love it.  There are so many wonderful shops and items on there!  I'm getting to know some of the sellers and just have to show you some of their beautiful work!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77620146/the-crocheted-stuffed-slithery-snake

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77619271/purple-pansy-hair-clip

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77748526/fall-fun-wreath-red-yellow-and-orange

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77486405/purple-and-turquoise-crocheted-turtle

So many things to look at!  Come check them all out!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thank you!

I want to say thank you to everyone who has become a follower on my page.  Blogging is new to me and I was worried that I would have a blog but that it would become a diary and something no one else would read.  : D  It's nice to see someone is reading!  So, to my friends, use coupon code THANKYOU at Etsy to receive 20% off anything in my shop.  I truly appreciate your support!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Yaaaahoooooooo!

WE WON!  WE WON!  WE WON!  Our Promotional Frenzy Team won the Top Handmade Contest!!!!  This is the greatest team on Etsy!!!  Free advertising for our team and it's all thanks to our team and everyone who "liked" us on Facebook and voted for our items!  Thank you so much for your support!!!  You can read more about our contest at the link below.  Come see how hard we all worked to get this win!

http://www.handmadeology.com/the-handmade-top-10-etsy-team-challenge-results/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+handmadeology%2Ffeed+%28Handmadeology+Today%29

Contest finished

Our Handmade Top 10 contest is finished.  Thank you to all who voted and "liked" us on Facebook!  Your support is greatly appreciated!  We are still awaiting the winner...anxiously of course!  I will announce it as soon as we know.  Keep your fingers crossed for us!  Free advertising would be a wonderful thing!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Balance

I am having a hard time balancing home life and work life when I'm doing both in my home.  Before when I had an outside the home job, I couldn't wait to leave and go home.  Now, when working is fun and in my home, all I want to do is work!  Especially when my work is nothing but fun!  Fun for me but not fun for the hubby!  I am making the man crazy because I am always working on some new product for my shop.  He doesn't understand how much I enjoy the work or how it is relaxing to me.  I keep telling him that it's easy to do when the t.v. set is on and he is watching shoot em' up or hang em' high movies!  His relaxation time is watching tv and mine is making things.  It just doesn't seem right to fritter my minutes, hours, and days away watching t.v. when I can use what I was blessed with...creativity!

I am not a highly religious person but I do believe that we are put on earth for a purpose.  I hear people speak of their callings and wonder how anyone truly knows what they are supposed to do with their lives.  All I can do is take what I am good at and what I was blessed with to add to the world and not take from it.  Some people can sing, some build rockets, and me....I am supposed to draw, paint, sew...etc.  For whatever reason, I see ordinary things and want to make things with them.  I see a color and think it would look nice in a painting.  I just can't get pretty things out of my head. 

My point, I guess, is that I am finally doing what I am supposed to do with my talent and yet it is interfering with married life.  How do I find a balance?  I love what I am doing and I have never been happier at work.  Why does it have to be such a battle between the two? 

On a more chipper note, I am adding more to my store and discontinuing others.  I knew when I started my shop that it would be slow before it started doing well.  I'm learning what sells well and what does not.  I am having a lot of fun making cards and notecards and they are doing well.  I am in the process of making more scrapbook pages too.  I also am going to be adding supplies or rather destashing my craft room of them.  I've sold almost all of the other ones that I listed before so I figured my shopping habit will become someone else's lucky find!  Come and see what new things I will be listing soon!  I'm always happy to see you here and there!!!