Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Ya'll remember Intres who made those AMAZING felt trees with birds on them from this post, well, she was kind enough to include me in her very colorful treasury.
Thank you so much!
Item hearts are a useful way of tracking interest. If something has tons of views but no hearts, it tells me that while the first image is compelling, there's something about the listing that is a turn-off. If something has lots of hearts but hasn't sold after a while, it tells me that people like it, but it may be priced too high.
Shop hearts, on the other hand, are mostly an ego-stroke. People heart shops because they like the person as often (or more often) than because they like the products or they multiple products in the shop.
Also, the more hearts you have the more often you are going to come up on the 'suggested shops' features.
For me personally, I heart items as a bookmark. Their items I may want to purchase at a later date or I might want to feature them in a treasury or my blog.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
I love the old fashion stick pony at the top.
Thanks for including me Lindsay!
Monday, June 28, 2010
This baby has some kind of dark romance thing going on for me. And, I like it. It is from Baghy. Its got a leather cover and I like how square and fat it is. Also, the pages look as if they have been torn on the edges, giving it a very parchment paper look. Me, likey.
Okay...I am a little partial to stuff with birds on it. I apologize. This notebook is calling my name, though. "Buy me," it squeaks. Do you hear it?
This little lovely is from Blue Toad. All of their notebooks are little works of art. I LOVE it!
I love the spine of these babies. While browsing, it caught my eye because of their spine. These are from Space Dog Studios. They are filled with all different color papers. Very rainbow like.
This one is from Subu. And, of course if there is a notebook with an owl on it out there you know I am going to find it right?
I like this shop alot. All the notebooks in this shop are from recycled materials. And in the inside some of the papers have random pictures or text on them. Just a little something special for you. Oh...and here is the blog.
So I plan on buying one probably Friday. I LOVE all of them, but I can only buy one (a girl has to budget). I am going to transfer all my patterns and designs from my cheapy notebook to the new one, so it needs to be able to hold alot.
I would love to hear which one you think I should choose. Also, there is some very talented people out there in the world of Etsy, I must say. I will let you know which one I chose as soon as I buy and receive.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
This rag quilt was for a custom order. I love these fabrics. It's the Hushabye Collection from Tula Pink with Moda. I only have enough of these fabrics left for about one more quilt. I will not be able to order any more after that.
I love this rag tote in these orange and teal fabrics. It's fun and bright and so pleasing to my eyes.
And....what I've worked the most on today. I got some new bamboo handles in Friday and I have been dying to make a tote using them. I completed the design today. I plan on keeping this bag for myself. I have a few more tweaks in the design before it is ready to start selling, but I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of my new purse. How do you like the fabric flower?
Hopefully, by next week I will have a few in the shop for sale.
Thanks for looking and reading and as always if you want to see more, feel free to browse around shop.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
On Craftopolis, as you can see from my screen capture, I get to see a calender on the left. The purple silouhette is how many different people came to look at my shop, the white little page beneath it is how many pages were viewed in my shop, and the red heart is how many people hearted my shop.
If I can click on a particular day in the calender, on the left side it will pull up which items have been viewed so far on that day in order of which one has been viewed more. I see a pictured of the item, how many times it was viewed, and if someone has hearted that particular item there will be a red heart beside with a number inside.
This info helps me decide which items I should relist more often without having to go through my etsy shop and click on each and every item and see how many hearts it has.
Craftopolis has several other great features on it that I will cover at a later date. Feel free to contact me with questions if I've left out something.
Oh, and dont forget about the giveaway this Sunday. I dont have many entries as of yet.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I use a colander almost every day while making dinner, but mine is not as pretty as this colander. This comes from Bailey Bowls. I like the simplicity in her work and I like how in the mini bowls she does everything by hand and you get this very natural look to it. Loving this owl alot.
Yummy! Pie sounds good right now and this pie plate is gorgeous. Ya'll know how I feel about birds. This one comes from 3 Bold Johnny Ceramics. I like this shop because she puts cutsie nature scenes on her wares. I'm putting this one on the wish list.
I love nesting bowls! They look so pretty in the cabinet, they dont take up much space and their functional too. These come from Karin Lorenc. Check out these soup mugs. All of her items are things that you use almost everyday.
This cake stand is from Vessels and Wares (one of my favorite shops). I like that she puts the extra touches on her wares, like the wavy edges and the lace work. It is very unique and not something that you can find just anywhere. Plus, they all come in such pretty colors. Check out the hanging baskets too!
I make alot of salads and this salad and serving bowl set would be fantastic. It comes from Blue Sky Pottery where everything is a beautiful shade of blue. I love how she shows a picture of herself making the pottery in each of her items.
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
These baby ducks are trying to make it to the pond, but they have to get up on the sidewalk first. This proves to be an impossiblity. Meanwhile, MomDuck doesnt like us watching and she lets us know with alot of quacking. DadDuck looks on and seems impatient.
We had to give up on this show as a car approaced behind us.
Oh, wait. I think these might be geese. :)
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I found these gorgeous prints at Little Blue Bird Studio.
They are printed on old dictionary paper. How unique is that? these would look great in a dark frame on the wall. I am putting them on my wish list of things I want. Oh, and the best part they are only $8 a picture.
We are a family of four and this will feed us for two nights, so you could probably make it smaller if you wanted.
I boil 13 cubed potatoes for 15 minutes. Then I put them all in the crockpot, then add:
1 small container of half and half or cream
1 large container of sour cream
2 regular cans of chicken broth
1 regular can of cream of celery
3 regular bags of colby and monterey cheese (yes, its alot of cheese, but it makes it so good!)
Mix it all up and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
I then sprinkle a little cheese and bacon on top (yummy!)
Its super creamy and the best potato soup a girls ever had!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I got it in the mail today and I absolutely LOVE it! It has a little fawn on it. I know, I know, I have jewelry problem, but what's a girl to do?
The shop is called Adictaalescomplementos. It is filled with just darling creations made by Nee who lives in Spain. She sent me a lovely note written in Spanish along with my purchase which I had fun translating. :)
So...thank you Nee for a lovely necklace that I cannot wait to wear.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Dear DB Nurture,
Who are you? Why do you email me once a day and thank me for my unsubscribe request? I have never subscribed nor unsubscribed to you. How do you get past my spam collector? I do not want your emails anymore. Please stop sending them to me! My iphone vibrates with new email and of course I have to look to see if its important and then its just you DB Nurture. Please stop harassing me, and just leave me alone.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Judy of SEW Fun Quilts (and a quiltsy friend of mine) is one of 5 semi-finalists in a blog contest to win an Accuquilt Go! cutting system (value $350). Judy is the only contestant with an etsy shop.
Since Judy was recently diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, having this cutter will certainly help enable her to create longer with less pain.
Will you please help Judy? She really really really wants to win this. Time is running out and Judy needs more votes.
All you have to do is:
1. Click on this link
2. Click the radio-dial for SEW MEOW (Judy's blog ID) in the top left hand corner (no scrolling needed)
3. Click the VOTE box and you're done! Thank you!
It just takes a second to potentially make someone really happy. I'm sure Judy will appreciate your kindness.
So, I've been tweaking my pictures in my shop lately. I'm not a photographer, so this doesnt come easily for me. I'm basically hoping for awesomeness from my camera (all to no avail).
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The entire shop is plum full of amazing jewelry.
- read several of my favorite blogs
- cut up a rag quilt
- washed and dried a rag quilt
- packaged a few orders
- quilted a small t-shirt quilt
- answered some emails
- had lunch with the W
- watched a fox cross the road
- went to Walmart for new sheet sets for the kids
- spent too much time online
- watched too many episodes of THE OFFICE in a row
- skipped dinner because of too big a lunch
- walked 2.6 miles on my eliptical machine
- watched a Batty the bat eat the moths under the outside light
- binded a quilt
- watched more episodes of THE OFFICE
Monday, June 7, 2010
Arent they great?
As soon as my dining room is complete, I will posts pics of them on the wall and the rest of the room too.
Friday, June 4, 2010
I love the fabric in this bag. Those little squirrels are so cute. Unfortunately, I dont have any more of it so this is the last one I will be making. This is a one of a kind bag. It would also work as a diaper bag.
Check it out here!
Melanie's Special Oreo Pudding
In a large bowl add:
1 large box of vanilla pudding
3 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 container of cool whip
1 pack of softened cream cheese
blend together with mixer
add a pack of crumbled oreo's and stir in
refrigerate at least overnight (its tastes better the colder it is)
My children love this. My husband loves this and I love this. I confess that I ate an extra bowl when nobody was looking. Shhh.......