Monday, July 20, 2009

Do you Love to Crochet?

I am a knitter and have just learned some basic crochet stitches. I know I am always looking for new and exciting patterns for my knitted items. Sandy of Sandy's Cape Cod Originals is one very talented lady. Not only does she crochet the most darling items , but she designs patterns as well. Her shop features some very unique and adorable crochet patterns, like the ones you see here. She also sells items that she has crocheted, should you decide the that your crocheting skills are lacking. Be sure to visit Sandy's shops and stock up on wonderful patterns for your children or grandchildren.
Put a smile on the face of a friend or family member when you present them with a lovely handmade crocheted gift.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Sugar N' Spice

Sugar and Spice and everything nice, that is what little girls are made of... Pay a visit to Olivia Reyes delightful etsy shop to find the most delightful little girls' dresses and bows. These darling dresses would be perfect for a special occasion like a wedding. The bodice of the dresses is made with silk duponi and lined with bridal taffeta. The floral designs of the skirt bottom are soft and feminine. So take a look and treat that special little girl with one of Olivia's beautiful dresses or bows. Shipping is free.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jewelry from the Heart

These are a few of the beautiful pieces found in Debi Levine's etsy shop. Debi's jewelry is unique and well designed. Her shop not only features pearls, but semi-precious stones and swarovski crystals as well. She also carries some Baha'i pieces that are quite beautiful. Visit

Debi's One Heart Jewelry shop here and you won't be disappointed.

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Professional Look

I have been wanting to have a banner made for my tent to achieve a more professional look and to draw customers to my booth at craft shows. I was fortunate enough to stumble across the etsy shop of Paul Wilson at Wilson Graphics a few weeks ago and worked closely with Paul to achieve the beautiful banner you see here. Not only was he patient and creative, he gave me information about how to send large files through email. Paul sent me a number of proofs before we agreed on the final look for the banner. If you need a banner, promo item, decals or wall graphic do not miss this shop. I am thrilled with my purchase!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Original Art for the Home and Garden

I have just had the pleasure of visiting Rachael's Garden , a wonderful shop on etsy. Karen, the shop's proprietor, has some wonderful original art for your home and garden. Folk art has always appealed to me. I love the bright colors and primitive designs. Karen's shop carries these items as well as adiitional folk art and original paintings for the home. Her birdhouses are so creative and the detail is amazing. Just perfect for your garden. Karen is happy to do custom designs for you. Just send her an email (convo) when you visit her shop.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pirate's Booty

Are looking for some fun and a great game to play ? Go to http:// and then click on community. Find this thread which I have copied for you below. Have fun and good luck!
PromoPixie says:

Win ye some LOOT from
Collaborartors In CAHOOTS!


In each of the shops listed below,
ye will find TREASURE, well hid ya know....
For no treasure worth its weight in gold
Is easily plundered and pillaged I'm told!

So search these shops well, leave no stone unturned
Or ye will miss finding that which ye long yurn
It may be loose coin or full treasure chest
Hark lad! Look closely..tis your best bet ;-)

Take note of thee findings, make thee a full list
Then convo it ONLY to yer host, me Pix!!
DO NOT Post your findings within this live thread
Or Pirates will find ye, and that ye would dread!

"Whats in it for me?" You stand there and ask?
Just wait and see...The Prizes be VAST!
Does EVERYONE win?? Nay, I reget
Here be the rules, in stone they are set!

1- search all shops on the list to find the 'hidden treasure' icons-they are all different, so keep a sharp eye!
2- compile a list containing the page links of where you've found the treasures (I suggest using the notepad feature or word)
3- convo ONE FULL LIST ONLY (all 21 treasures) to DO NOT send seperate convoes for each finding or your contest entry WILL NOT be considered.
4- Game will run until JUly 6th
5- At game end, all CORRECT/COMPLETE entries will be placed in a random drawing to win great prizes!!
(viewed here:
6- One entry per complete/correct list


*~*GRAND PRIZE!!!*~*
WIN ALL 4 Bonus Treasures found in DAVEY JONES' LOCKER!!!
Make any purchases from any of these 21 shops during your hunt, include your transaction link(s) to your complete list and get BONUS ENTRIES for the Grand Prize of Davey Jones' Locker!
( Seen here )
EVERY PURCHASE from any of these shops will each count as seperate entries!

EX: purchase 1 item from "shop A" and 2 items from "Shop B" = Get THREE seperate entries into the Grand Drawing!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Power of Promotion

All of us who have online shops or services are aware of how important it is to promote ourselves on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, but that is only one part of what you can do to make your goods or services stand out from the crowd. Promo Pixie on is a shop that can help you get your name out there. Melissa , the shop's owner has come up with some wonderful ways to help promote your items. She offers banner, avatars, business cards, note cards, buttons ,tags, bags and many other interesting items to show YOU off to the world. Here you see some items that I think are wonderful promotional tools.