Saturday, November 27, 2010

New to my Esty....

I've been a blog slacker the last week or so but I've been busy crocheting lots of bigger orders for Christmas and Photographers. I'm so excited because I set a goal for my November Sales and we'll I never thought I'd actually reach it and not only did I but a little more and the end of the month and busiest shopping weekend isn't even over. I'm just so thankful for all of my customers and for those of you who have encouraged me to keep going!

I thought I'd share a few new crochet items  I tried while traveling this week.

First - My Mom of Posh Pooch Designs writes lots of patterns and I get the honor of testing them! She recently wrote two new pattern for a mobius scarf and fingerless gloves. These patterns or finished product can be purchased in the etsy shop we share

I used my favorite pattern for the Beanie - Divine Hat. the yarn is called Gelato stripe by I Love this Yarn! The colors are just so fun I love the pops of orange and green! If you interested in purchasing the set shown it's ready to ship and can be found here

I also tried something new it's a flower hot pad or trivet ! Inspired by peppermint! I don't think I did it exactly like the picture showed but I like the way it came out either way! I'll definitely try it again! 

Have a great weekend everyone! Don't forget everything in my etsy and artfire shops are 10% off through Monday! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Friday- Cyber Monday Coupon Code

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving and are all ready for a busy day of shopping!

I'd like to offer a 10% discount on all items in my Etsy and Artfire shop starting right now Nov. 25th - Nov. 29th at midnight! Just enter this coupon code at check out  - C4BF11CM10 - 

This will include all items in my shops including finished items and crochet patterns designed by my Mother of Posh Pooch Designs and a few of my own.

Happy Shopping! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Precious Memories

Today marks a bittersweet day. It's been 3 years since my Grandmother on my Dad's side lost a long battle with cancer. I spent many summers with my grandparents as a young child. I have fun memories of learning to swim, bad hair cuts and perms, one great summer in South Carolina, good times on road trips and her love of crochet. She always crochet lovely dresses for dolls, blankets. I remember seeing many crochet afghans in her closets and thinking I wish I could do that.

I have several afghans that my grandmother made me. One was for me when I went off to college. It was my favorite to curl up in with long nights of homework. Another afghan that is very special to me is one she made for my first born Ayden. I was 8 months pregnant when she passed away but she finished that blanket just for him even though she never got to meet him. I will always cherish it. I didn't get to go to funeral because it just wasn't safe for me to travel that far that late in the pregnancy. I wished I could have gone! She has a wonderful big family I would love to have met, but  I'm glad I've gotten to know a few of them through facebook. 

I say all that today because I think even though it was my mom that taught me to crochet I'm sure the desire started from seeing all the works my grandmother created. I'm so thankful I come from a craft family and I hope to teach my little Calleigh to crochet someday :)

I praise the Lord for the hope of Salvation and because of that Salvation I will see her again in Heaven some day. Love you Grandma!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

November Giveaway Winners

Thank you to everyone that entered. And the winners are.....

# 1 - Katy Lewis who said

I am most thankful for the joy brought to me by those three beautiful little boys of mine and their daddy. I am a very lucky mamma!

#60 - Dink71 who said
I am so excited to know that I have a chance for the November giveaway since I posted a link on FB and I also made an order in November. So excited!

You have 48 hrs to contact me about your $15.00 dollar credits. 

Congrats and Thank you!


Monday, November 8, 2010

November Sale items!

Were having a big sale over on our facebook page. Thirty two crochet items from hats for newborn up to Women's, photography props, and kitchen and bath item. Lots of great deals! Even a couple of owl hats!
All prices have shipping included so everything is priced as marked! Come check it out HERE before its all gone!

While your here don't forget to enter our monthly giveaway! Purchasing an item will get you extra entries!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mini Craft Fair

This weekend I participated in a Mini Craft Fair. It was mainly a group of us from the church I attend (Southwest Baptist Church OKC, OK.) We had a good number of participants from Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Beauty Control, Premier Jewelry, and then some small WAHM business such as Lil' Goody TuTu's Boutique, Emily's Unique Boutique, Posh Pooch Designs Dog Clothes, Public Safety Survival Bracelets, my Shop and a few other crafters that sold items for fun.

We didn't have a fabulous turn out but we had lots of fun, food and fellowship! If anything I got to know some of the ladies better and met some new people to network with.

I don't normally do big craft shows because I'm fearful of spending money to rent a spot and not make the money back, so the idea of this was lots of fun since I didn't have to rent a spot and with the few sales I did make and the new acquaintances that were made it was worth it to me. I look forward to trying it again in the future!

Our biggest eye catchers were the owl hats of course, along with the head wraps and cotton wash clothes.

I've linked up a few of the shops above! Check them out while your here.

Thank you Jenni and Emily for putting it all together!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Facebook Page Notifier

Happy Friday! To those of you that have facebook fan pages. We all I think were recently frustrated when Facebook removed the ability to view photo comments. It makes running business through facebook more difficult. I went through and tagged myself in every photo but I'm still not getting every comment. I hate to think I'd miss a question or order.

I recently came across a Facebook app called Page Notifier . I'm always leery of the pages I add but with a little research I found this is FABULOUS! You can use page notifiers free service to have your Fan page scanned once every 24 hrs. It scans for not only photo comments but all comments. So you'll never have to miss a comment again! I'm thrilled with the service. They of course have options you can pay for to have your page scanned more often but I'm happy with free for now.

I did have a little trouble setting up but when I contacted the developer I got help within an hour. I was very please with the customer service and it's working great for me! So check it out because I know you'll love it!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fall Festivities

Last week was a busy week around my house! We had lots of fun activities planned. We went trick or treating at the Harn Homestead. They have candy, games, face painting, a bonfire with marshmallows and hayrides. The kids just love it all!

My little cowboy and purple kitty!
Calleigh's Kitty face ready for that candy!

Friday we took the kids to Chesters Party Barn- the Pumpkin Patch where the kiddos walked through the petting zoo, feed the animals had pony rides, corn maze and got to pick out a pumpkin. 

Ayden had fun helping Daddy with his Mr. Pumpkin Head

Friday night is our family night with Gee-Gee, Pops and all my husbands side of the family whom I love dearly. I couldn't have married into a better family!  We attempted some fun fall pictures with the five cousins but if you can imagine getting 5 kids under five to take a picture is quiet a challenge :)

Hope you enjoy a few pictures! It was hard to choose just a few !

Monday, November 1, 2010

vote for Pink-a boo Puppy

My etsy team is having a Pink crochet challenge and there are fun crochet related prizes for the top 10! I would love to be one of the winners! Just visit the create crochet etsy team blog and vote for # 2 by Calleighs Clips. Thank you!