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Monday, December 29, 2008
I have see these shops and they are great and hey some of them are having sales!!! So go and get your credit card and start shopping the more you buy the more you can save on those Sales!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Somehow we lost the pictures that were taken at the craft show since I didnt use my camera and I wanst incharge of the pictures I didnt know what happened to them.
But anyway we met 2 etsy shop owners there at the Hanford show and it was great to meet some of them and hear their opinion of etsy, which was great. We were alittle disapointed in our sales, but I gues this ecomony is hitting everyone.
We did have so much fun and I met some great ladies who want to wholesalewith me!!! So well thats a project for the first of the year after we get all holidays done with. Here are some people that we met at the show
Cavity I thought this was a great name for a candy shop LOL!!! too cute here is their email if you would like to contact them
Monica Matos she sold Mary kay firstname.lastname@example.org
GraceNote Chimes Wow these were so great and they were all hand made and so beautiful www.gracenotes.com
My Bella Books they sold books for children with the childrens name in the story great idea www.mybellabooks.com
Custom Needle Arts she had so many little creations her and her husband I just loved thier little knitted kittens email@example.com
Alpacas at PorterBray Pines wow did they have some great picturesque art and all done with alpaca wool my sister loved it she may wholesale with them so she can work with their wool www.aplacas-porterbraypines.com
CBS Crafts adn Gifts these lovely peolpe were selliing crafts and all proceeds were going to the foster care programs, which I thought was such a good idea
www.chehime.etsy.com was one of the etsy shop owners I met
Jennifer was another etsy shop owners I met she was great and much help
I sure wish I could find those pictures its no fun without pictures but enjoy the shops and you do need to take alook at those who have a website and take a peek at them and see if there is something you just cant live without.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I havent been able to check these shops out yet due to being sick but I am more than possitive there are great shops and run by great people. Give me a few more days to feel better and I'll take alook and let you know what I think about these shops, which I am sure I'll love I've loved every shop so far from Neatostuff.com
Sunday, December 7, 2008
her are this weeks shops
You might find something for that special someone in one of these shops so go and take a look at their great items and spend some money :~)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
And to our friends in Brazil thank you are so great and such good friends :~) I just love these ladies they have sent us so many free patterns that I dont have the time to make them all. One day I hope I can make them all and just to see all the lovely faces that come out on the dolls and stuffed animals :~) You know that not one come out the same they all look different even if you use the same pattern they all have a differnet personality, isnt that wierd? But it is fun thats my favorite part.
To all of our friends at ETSY just love you guys you ahve been such a great help to us when we were just starting our shop. I sure hope I have helped someone along the way to pay forward. Boy do I hope our sales start going up this is a bumber its so slow. We have opend a few new shops on other sites
We're justing testing these shops at the moment to see what happens. I am not sure if I am all that crazy about dawanda due to the fact that I have to deal in EUROS glad I have a currency converter on my blog other wise I would have no idea how to do that conversion.
Well I just wanted to thank everyone for being there for us and supporting us
we'll talk soon
Monday, December 1, 2008
This Weeks Shops
These shops are fabulous I take a look at tehm and yes you need to go and take a peek and maybe buy an item or two you'll just love them :~)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
We donated a baked goodie so the store could have aVbake sale at the same time while the craft show was going on and hot apple cider was provied along with a sample of some outrageously good cookies and friut cake that "Kats and Threads" donated.
Boy did we have so much fun and make so many new friends. And we did great in sales. For our first show it was a blast. I took so many pictures of all the other vendors and promised them I would put their booths in our blog along with a little blurp about their business , So here goes ladies I hope you're watching :~) The picture of the top is our booth you can see my little critters and my mom's pruses and a few scraves that my sister makes. Here we have a picture of a very happy customer that bought one of my sister's handknitted hats. She told us she was a retired school teacher. We think she looks lovely with her gorgeous hat :~) ENJOY!!!!
Here we have "Creative Threads Captured" a lovely booth full of Old Victorian Chirstmas ornaments that this lovely ladies 90 year old Aunt had made. She told us that her 90 year old aunt has supplied these ornaments for years to many shop owners throught the world.
Here is another lovely booth from Mother and Daughter "Stich in Time" their names are Linda Curutchet and Dine Sandlin. They had some great looking items I just wanted to buy them out. But I have a rule I dont buy without selling first I am funny that way. They had to leave early on Saturday do to family emergency. We hope everything is alright.
Here we have Donna's Jewelry & Things from Fresno, Ca. She had some great looking jewlery, too bad I have a nickel allergery :~(.
Here is our hosts way of taking care of unruly parents of unruly children LOL!!!
THANK YOU D&J SEWING CENTER AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT ONE LETS TRY FOR A SPRING SHOW
Here is our new banner exchange for the week and last weeks too we are alittle behind but its getting done :~)
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I've taken a look at these great sites and I just love them and I hope you do too. so lets go on a littel shopping trip and get some christmas shopping done.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I really like this one of the Christmas Tree it is also embellished with crushed autrian crystals. They would look so pretty with those twinkly lights that you would put on your christmas tree. The crystals catches all the different colors that it is near. They look fabulous. I also love this nativity one it looks so pretty. It does have a crystal right at the north star. Good to our shop to see the whole line of our Christmas Ornaments http:www.kraftykrew.etsy.com
We have many more to list and different styles
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
So lets see New Friends. I have met some great ladies from Brazil and wow do they have some great talent you can see them on their flickr photostream I am waiting to recieve their blog address so I can post them here. I plan on doing some swapping with them when I am not so busy. I would love to receive some new items from different countries and why not start with Brazil. I think it great. I love some of those patterns they use and I have seen on Picasa Web. One of my new friends tuned me on to picasa,thank you Veronica , gracias Veronica.
I have access to all of the patterns they post there , the only problem is my photoshop trial just expired now I have to buy the program and I cant print anything that requires this program, bummer. I'll be listing my New Friends blogs, flickr.coms, etsy shops, etc as soon as I recieve them so keep those lovely eyes open :~)
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
We have been working on some new items lately and we have been working very hard. Believe it or not my mom is working on a Mr. "T" doll he is a soft sculpture doll with all the trimings; meaning he has all the jewlery and mohawk that the real Mr. "T" wears. She made one about 25 yrs ago it was to be for my little brother who at the time was about 5 yrs old and he just loved Mr. "T" and the "A" Team; you remember that show. Well anyway somehow I cant recall , but my mom sold that Mr."T" and now she owes my little brother , who isnt so little anymore, he is 30 yrs old now and is 6'5" and he is a Correctional Officer, but he still wants his Mr. "T". Can you believe he asked me to make him a diansour?
Which I did last Christmas and I put a spike dog collar on it and named him "Roffie". There is a story behind that name. My little brother nick name is Fofie and well my one of my newphews when he was young couldn't say it and it came out uncle Roffie. So now we call him uncle Roffie.
But I anyway I was sidetracked with the story of my little brother.
My mom is also getting ready to make a Betty Boop Doll and she is cute . The last time she made this doll was around the same time as Mr. "T". You wont believe it, but Betty Boop is anatomically correct.
My mom had made many dolls back then she would get pictures from customers that wanted her to make a doll that looked like their child and specially if the child had a scar, they wanted that on the doll. My mom made me a doll on my 21st birthday it looks exactly like my baby picture when I was just a few months old. She also put on the doll the scar I have from my heart surgery when I was 3 yrs old. I need to take a picture of that doll and my baby picture and post them here. My mom has a few dolls over seas that she had sold back then in the late 70's. She has sent them as far away as Germany, and that's before the internet LOL!!!! People would just hear it from word of mouth and call and order them and well she would send them out. Well I guess we'll have a few more tid-bits at a later date keep up with us 'K :~)