Thursday, September 3, 2009

Personalized Burp Cloths

The first two days of my September challenge, I made some cute personalized burp cloths. I made one for Rachel first to make sure I was happy with how it came together. Then, I made one for my friend Kathy who had a baby boy just a few weeks ago. This was a pretty basic project, but it was good for getting my renewed motivation going!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Craft a Day in September

This is my last month of maternity leave before heading back to work. So, to keep myself motivated I am going to participate in Craft a Day in September.

Most likely, I will not actually manage to make something every day, but it will be fun to try.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Diaper Bag

With a new baby around, I have found quite a few projects to do. Not all of them are done yet, but I am making some progress. I made a diaper bag because I could not find one in the stores that I liked. I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I quilted the fabric for the outside to give it some substance. Rachel's name is on the front of the bag, outlined in the lining fabric.

There is an embroidered flower on the large pocket on the other side. There are also embroidered flowers on both of the side pockets.

Inside, I lined it with a cute paisley that I found at Hobby Lobby and included plenty of pockets. There is a large inside pocket lined with scotch guarded fabric in case there is something damp that needs to be transported.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

First Monday Sale!

August's Etsy Texas Crafters 1st Monday Sale is August 3rd!

Everything in my shop is 20% off from now until midnight on Monday, August 3rd (excluding shipping). You can either checkout and wait for a revised PayPal invoice before paying or go ahead and pay through PayPal and I will refund the difference.

To view the complete list of 100 shops who are participating, click here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

ETC July Design Challenge

Here is the information on the Etsy Texas Crafters design challenge this month. I did not include an entry, but you should go vote on your favorite of the many entries for the month!

As part of our team's Spend Your Mondays with ETC program, we would like you to join in our monthly Design Challenge.

The theme of month's Design Challenge is Summer Magic. While it may be hotter than hot in Texas this time of year, there is still something magical about summertime. Our members were asked to create something showing what makes Summer magical for them.

Sixteen of our members accepted the challenge and submitted 23 entries. You can find all the information on the entries and the link to cast a vote for your favorite entry here:


The top three entries, as determined by YOUR voting, will receive prizes donated by the following:

Connie of
Liz of
Holly of


Entry Descriptions, Photos, & Voting Link:

Voting will open at 12:01am Monday Central time and will close at 7pm Wednesday Central time.

Also, only one vote allowed per IP address, but you are more than welcome to let all your friends know about our Challenge and ask them to vote as well!

Monday, July 6, 2009

First Monday Sale!

Today is the monthly First Monday Sale from Etsy Texas Crafters. I am participating for the first time in ages. Check out the many shops - and check out my shop for 20% off!!

With 94 ETC shops participating this month, there's something for everyone, including LOTS of great deals! But don’t dawdle . . . these sales and special offers are only available from 12:01 am Monday, July 6th to 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7th, Central Time (that's 1:01am Monday to 1:00am Tuesday, Etsy Time).

Please wait for revised invoices on purchases from the following sales list, unless listing specifies that items are already marked down (or gives other instructions). Discounts do not apply to shipping unless “Free shipping” is indicated.

Here is our list of JULY sales: - Team shop loaded with Texas goodies!
Buy any Taste of Texas Sampler, Get One 50% off!

%-Off Sales: Discount does NOT apply to shipping unless specified - handknit cloths, baby items and swiffer-esque covers
50% off the list price of all items - handmade jewelry from metal, gemstones, and polymer clay.
10% off all items in the shop + FREE shipping in US and Canada. - Heirloom sewing, quilts and romantic vintage jewelry.
25% off all items in shop - Mixed Media Art and Jewelry, knit and crochet items and more!
20% off all items in shop - original paintings , painted on leaves , wood , metal , paper and canvas , ACEOs , tote bags , and vintage.
15% off and free gift with purchase . - Colorful fine art prints, note cards and ACEOs from my original photography
20% off all items in the shop - Handcrafted Jewelry (Semi-Precious Stones/Swarovski Crystals)
20% ALL Items in Shop - Original Design Jewelry with a Tropical Twist
20% off regular listed prices (excluding beachy bargains section.) and Free shipping in the US; half price shipping internationally. - luxurious natural soap and candles!
20% off all purchases - women,men,and children clothing and accessories, purses, crochet,embroidery,quilting and more.
15% off not to include shipping. - OOAK Quilted Art- Mini-Quilts, Wall Hangings, ATC/ACEO, Journals, Fabric Postcards, Bookmarks
20% off all items - Embroidery magnets, bottle aprons, stemware slippers, coasters, kitchen towels, fleece scarf, wrap & neck warmer
15% all items - Handmade scarves, neckwarmers, cowls, and more
20% off everything in the shop - Items for your pets
15% off all regular priced items; clearance items and shipping NOT included - Hand knit accessories
20 % off everything in my shop - Handcrafted Jewelry-eclectic style (featuring Steampunk)
20% ALL Items in Shop - Vintage papers, fabrics, trims, & other ephemera; kits & paper packs
20% off everything in the shop - Unique handmade bags and art dolls with attitude
20% off all items in shop - Inspired glass, charms, jewelry, and original art.
25% off all items in shop - hand made jewelry, hand knitted items
20% off all jewelry and knitted items - Beautiful Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry
20% off all items in shop and free shipping on orders over $20 - Beading Patterns, crafting supplies and destash
20% off all items in shop and free shipping on orders over $20 - Providing high-quality affordable elegance in handcrafted jewelry.
20% off regular listed prices (excluding sales and special promotions) - Creative and Functional Art, Original Paintings of horses, wildlife, equestrian, southwest and western themes.
20% off all purchases. - Just Plain Fun Stuff / / / Elegant Adornments of the Mature Woman
50% off one(1) item valued at $10.00 or more - one discount per customer - watercolor ATCs, handcrafted bears & friends, upcycled tote bags, OOAK cloth dolls & doll clothing
10% off all items in shop & free gift with purchase - sewing, crochet, quilting, purses, bags and more.
15% off any item in store - business card holders, wine bottle carriers, art quilts, patterns & more!
20% off all items in shop - Unique handmade jewelry featuring natural stones and original art
15% off all items in store - Handmade and Commercial Supplies & Destash
20% off all items in shop - Unique purses, vests, scarves, lingerie travel bags.
20% off entire shop. Bonus gift with purchase. - Unique jewelry for unique people.
15% off all items; and free shipping to the domestic U.S. - Vintage inspired jewelry
25% off all items in shop - Checkbook Covers, Passport Covers, Reusable Book Covers, Bookmarks, Business Card/ID Holders
10% off everything in the store - hairbows, headbands, bottlecap necklaces
20% off of all purchases and free shipping - Beaded jewelry
15% off of everything in the shop - recycled + new materials = unique totes, dryer sachets, pincushions and more
20% off everything in shop - Designer scent (type) bath products, candles, angels, etc.
20% off - All kinds of Quality Jewelry, Beaded Gifts and Custom Design!
20% off all items in shop. - seed bead jewelry
15% off of everything in the shop - Hand Made Jewelry
25% OFF Everything in store (Shipping discounts on sets will not be available with this offer) - blankets, burp cloths, laundry soap, comfort packs, and supplies.
20% off all items in shop - A variety of funky handmade items, created using new and upcycled materials.
25% off all items. - Baby Blankets, Bibs, Burp Cloths, Appliques, Appliqued Onesies, Wristlet Key Fobs, Diaper Bags, Purses, Totes
10% off Key fobs, 15% off all other items in the store-including clearance! - Quilted & Embellished Photo Albums & Recipe Books!
15% off all items in store - greeting cards, paper favors, and supplies.
20% off all items in shop - Hand-painted glass, CD collage cards, crochet scarves, & other fun stuff
25% off all items in shop - Unique vintage finds and a random assortment of destash items.
25% off all items. - artisan designed jewelry, Anglican Rosaries and domino/scrabble tile pendants.
25% off all items in store plus free domestic shipping for orders $30 and over. Half price shipping for international customers on orders $30 and over.

BOGO Sales – Discounts apply to item of equal or lesser value & discount does not include shipping unless specified - Fun and funky scrabble, domino, bottlecap and glass tile pendants.
Buy One, Get One free! - upcycled creations, makedos, hooked rugs and supplies
Buy One, Get One 50% Off ( item of equal or less value) - Fun beaded and ribbon bookmarks, jewelry, and scented sachets.
Buy One, Get One 50% off – (item of equal or lesser value) includes CLEARANCE items! - Hand-dyed yarn, fiber, handspun, accessories and more
Buy One, Get one 25% off - Assorted handmade tags, note cards, seals/stickers, flowers, die cuts, paper packs & more.
Buy One, Get One Free (2nd item of equal or lesser value). Plus Free Domestic shipping on all orders $20.00 or more. - embroidery, cross stitch, punch needle, quilting, crochet, on linens, hats, scarves, cruel work, afghans,etc.
Buy One, Get One 20% off plus Free gift with purchase(limit one per customer, please) - KT Motif - Handmade Gift Tags, Premade Custom Scrapbook layouts and Custom Designed layouts
Buy One, Get One 50% off **Plus a Free Gift with Purchase (1 per customer, please) - Crocheted Crafting Tools, Scrubbies, Accessories & More
Buy One, Get One 50% Off OR Buy Two, Get One Free - Bright, whimsical, and colorful necklaces, earrings, button head pins, and other artisan items.
Buy One, Get One lesser item free. - More sophisticated but affordable necklaces, pins, jewelry and artisan items.
Buy One, Get One lesser item free. - handmade cards, mini thank you cards
Buy One, Get One Free - Romance and vintage inspired jewelry and hair accessories
Buy One, Get One 50% off – item of equal or lesser value - SubEarthan Cottage offers handmade soap and more.
Buy One, Get One 50% Off( item of equal or less value) - Handmade Soap, Bath & Body Products & Gifts
Buy two, get one free on all handmade soap! Let us know your freebie scent choice in Notes to Seller! - Craft Books, Kits, Supplies, and Other Such "Stuff"
Buy One, Get One 50% off on all items in shop. - Korkers and other hair bows
Buy One, Get One 50% off - chainmaile and traditional family made jewelry
Buy 3 items, Get 1 Free! Custom orders placed during the sale INCLUDED! - Visit my unique shop of wiretwisted and beaded jewelry and jewelry trees.
Buy 2 items at 20% off, Get the third free!

Free Shipping - Angel Guards, Bethieflies, bags, pillows, and more
Free Shipping on all items in the shop. - jewelry, original art, prints and more
Free shipping in the US; half price shipping internationally - Beautiful Handmade Papers, Greeting Cards and Beadwork
Free Shipping - Handmade purses/bags. Made from upcycled materials.
Free shipping with purchase of $25 or more. - jewelry
Free shipping - photography
Free shipping
FriendlyBanter.Etsy.Com - Handmade Felt and Ribbon Flower Brooches & Hair Pins
Free Worldwide Shipping - monogram design, invitations, map design and more!
Free Shipping to the US - Whimsical Reusable Fabric Gift Bags and Collectables
Free Domestic (US) Shipping - Handmade jewelery and glass beads.
Free shipping on all orders of $25 or more. - OOAK altered clipboards, binder clips, post-it note holders and notepads
FREE domestic shipping on the purchase of ANY 2 or more clipboards (including clearance) - Handmade lampwork/flame work glass beads,ooak custom orders,custom jewelry designs, earrings,bracelets,necklaces
Free shipping in US and to Canada - Free beads with each order - Romantic Vintage French Inspired Jewelry
Free Worldwide Shipping on orders of $15.00 or more. - Everything for your little pumpkin!
Buy 3 or more items, get free shipping! Everything in the shop is included!! - Jewelry, wire work, kids toys, jewelry boxes, and other random and custom items.
Free Shipping and Free Gift with Purchase - paintings, prints and Aceos
Free shipping - Primitive Wood Signs, custom signs too!
Free shipping on ALL signs purchased, within the US. - Original Art & Collage.
Free Shipping with every purchase! - Handmade bags & gifts
Free shipping

Other Sales/Special Offers - handmade children's clothing and accessories.
Free hair accessory with every purchase! - Handmade baby/toddler items and whatever whimsy dictates (adult costumes, dresses, jewelry, note cards)
Free Gift With Purchase (limit 1 per customer, please) - Fabulous soap, candles, lip balm and more!
Free gift (to equal 20% of order value) with every purchase. Your choice! - Play Yard Sheets, Blankets, Luxury Washcloths, and Hand Embroidery.
Free Domestic Shipping (U.S.) - Bracelets, earrings, and necklaces
Free Gift with any purchase - Custom childrens decor and accessories.
Free hair clip with any bow holder purchase - children's clothing and accessories
Free Crayon Roll with purchase over $50 - fused glass jewelry and accessories
Free cord with any pendant purchase to complete your necklace!

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Baby Feet

For my most recent note card, I have selected this adorable picture of baby feet. The model is my very own sweet baby girl. This is a great card to give with a baby shower gift or send to someone who has a new arrival of their own. It provides a unique, hand made alternative to the cards that you can find in the stores these days. These will be up on Etsy soon!