Friday, October 30, 2009

A few of my favorite things

These are the cutest brup cloths that I have ever seen. My favorite part is the ruffle!! I actually made the first one kind of on accident and now I just love them.

Friday, August 7, 2009


This mat has been selling like crazy! We love them and know you will too!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Bad Blogger

I am a terrible blogger and have been away for quite the little while. We have been busy creating new items over at GraciLou. You should stop by and take a peek. Here are a few of our newest items:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Give away winner!

Cranberry tea time is the winner of the give away. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Check back for a new posting very soon!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Guest Post

Hello! I’m your guest blogger for the day! I’m href="">Amanda Preske of href="">Beadwork by Amanda and href="">Happy Rainbow.

Let me introduce myself. I’m 20 years old and am attending the
Rochester Institute of Technology as an undergraduate chemistry
student. I’ll be graduating with a bachelor degree in November and
then I’ll be off to graduate school! While chemistry is an interest,
jewelry is a passion. I’ve been into crafting for as long as I can
remember. I self-taught myself beadweaving when I was ten. When I was
fifteen, I started doing craft shows when my aunt suggested it. I’ve
tried many other forms of jewelry making but beadweaving is still my
favorite and resin is a second favorite due to its versatility.

A friend introduced me to Etsy a few years back so I joined with high
hopes and a small inventory. Three years later, it’s still more of a
back-burner type business since I’m a full time student but I love
having the ability to sell online and meet people across the globe in
such a fun, handmade oriented community.

Enough about me! Here’s a little bit about what I’ve learned over the
years in terms of running a business, getting your name out, and doing
craft shows.

• You can never have too many business cards! Hand them out, send
them, put them out at your desk…

• Sales won’t come to you unless you go after them! Advertise! It
doesn’t mean you have to spend money, but you have to be visible for
buyers to find your products. Social communities, blogs, forums, wish
lists, and craigslist are all great ways of boosting your traffic

• Before you do a craft show, make sure you do a little research
online about what you should bring. You don’t ever want to be in dire
need of some duct tape and not have it! Other overlooked items include
pens, change, paper, bags, extra supplies, napkins, and index cards.
Here's a good
with more tips on doing craft shows.

• Presentation is everything. You business card, your banner, your
photos, the look of your booth, it all gets considered by potential
buyers so make it inviting and interesting!

• Whether you are at a craft show or selling online, always have a
range of products in different price ranges. Sometimes, having a stash
of cheap little items saves a craft show from being a disaster if no
one is buying. Online, people like to have a choice and offering a
range will increase the potential for a sale.

Thanks for having me!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Problems with the verification code

I am so sorry if anyone has tried to post and hasn't been able. If you would like to enter the contest you can do so by emailing me at:

I am going to extend the contest until Tuesday just to make sure everyone gets a chance to enter that wants to! :) Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Give away

I am giving away a free on the go stroller/carseat blankie and oops cloth. Just go to my etsy site (there is a link on the right side of the blog or and tell me what your favorite item is and why. I will choose randomly the winner next Monday. Make sure to include your email! :) You get one entry per person, if you would like to have another just become a follower and let me know you did! Good luck!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Craft fairs

Does anyone have any info regarding craft shows? I am interested in what you know about set up, cost, how to find them, what are the best kind to set up a booth at.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Give away

GO here and follow the details to try to win some awesome bath products.

Guest Blogger

I am going to choose a follower of this blog to do a guest posting. I will choose tomorrow at 7am. It will give you a chance to promote your shop and help us in our ETSY joutney!

Monday, February 23, 2009

New Joanns coupon

Just thought you all might find this coupon useful!

It's for 40% off ant Joann's! :)

Newbies on ETSY

Ok, so I am a newbie on ETSY and this is my first attempt to start a blog. Please post your store so that we can share. Also, if you have reccomendations on how to begin on ETSY that would be appreciated!