Saturday, August 1, 2009

Back to School Sale

Back to school sale starts August 1st! August 1st-August 7:All Earrings Buy one get one half off. Free shipping US and Canada the entire month of August. Shopping everywhere else is offered at half of normal shipping cost. Spend $10 and receive a free gift with purchase. Watch for weekly specials and updates.

I am planning to run a sale of some variety on something all month long in my Etsy Shop. I am also planning to throw in a few surprises and contests/giveaways. So keep checking back for further details!


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another week...

Here we are Thursday already and another week of summer almost gone! It seems like my days just bet busier and I have less and less free time, some days I hardly slow down and feel like I am stuck on auto-pilot! I took my handmade jewelry out to the flea market on Sunday but found a different buying market than what I am used to, took my best friend Jess along for the trip so I would have some help and not be out there alone all day. What a early morning, I picked her up at ten to 5 in the morning and we were there by 5:20 or so, and got a good spot, watched everyone else set up and it soon looked like a small city, watched the sun come up, got a tiny bit of color to the skin, got some exercise walked around and looked at what all the sellers had, and done by noon and off to DQ for some lunch and then the half hour ride back. Unloaded the truck and it all sat in the living room until last night, now its been relocatoed to my bedroom/office/workspace where I can deal with it later. Now that that is over I can begin listing many of the new designs and items that my mother and I have made over the past month or so. So keep an eye on my Etsy shop for new things. I am also planning to pick thru my horde of beads and other art and craft supplies so that they can be listed as well, there is just so much stuff, and some of it that we don't even need or will have a use for. Hopefully I will get that done before the next TnS. Other than that not much new, Mom is still recuperating and hopefully will be off the vac pump in 2-3 weeks. Dog shows coming up at Lake Elmo, kind of excited for that even though I don't have a dog entered still will be fun to go. And the best part will be my vacation over Labor Day Week, when I hope to have some "me time" and be able to relax and go do what I want, maybe get away for a couple days with friends or something like that. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

Monday, July 27, 2009

List of Trade Friendly Etsy Shops

As promised here is the list of trade friendly Etsy Shops that have replied to me, thanks everyone for taking the time to do so. I will try my best to keep this list updated periodically, and once figured out would like to find a way to put it in my sidebar(I am still learning how all this blog business works on here, so bear with me). Please if you haven't, take a moment if you can to visit the following shops even if you aren't interested in trading, we have some very talented people in our midst.

Please contact individual shop owners regarding trade details.

Trade Friendly Etsy Shops

If there are any errors, please feel free to let me know so that it can be corrected. While I strived for perfection, I am only human! If you are not included on this list and would like to be please let me know...

Thanks Again :o)


Happy Monday to all, it has been about a week since I have posted last. Last week I decided to try a new venture, I wanted to learn more about trading on Etsy, and posted in forums looking to make a list of trade friendly shops on Etsy, because I know if I was curious, I imagined others would be as well. I had completed a trade with another etsy shop real close to that time, and I thought what a neat idea, from so many standpoints: you get a sale(the trade), feedback-which is what can make or break many a online business, you get something you need or want without spending $ in this tough economic time, you get the opportunity to chat with great other sellers, amongst a host of other benefits. So I posted that, and to my surprise received convos and replys to my posting. At the same time I also stumbled into a thread on the forums that was for a Trade n Stay event hosted by the Etsy Tradeaholics Team. So I also put a posting on there, to which I got many nice replies and found myself welcomed in to a community of other trade friendly shops. I felt so welcomed by this group of people, and had so much fun trading with other shops, I only wish I had known about it sooner. I felt for awhile now like I hadn't found my niche on Etsy yet, and now I feel as though I have.
If you have never traded before, or are considering trading, I encourage you to do so, and to check out the following links some are articles about trading, and two are links for Etsy Tradeaholics which have some helpful info.

As always have a great day!
~Catherine :o)

P.S. List of fabulous trade friendly shops to follow this post!