September 30, 2009

on some etsy news...

'my

Someone was sweet enough to message me yesterday and let me know that one of my items had made the front page of etsy. It's only happened once before, and it's seriously the most exciting thing! Weeee! Just thinking that one of my items was the first thing you'd see when you go to the site is just ridiculously thrilling.

(So, of course I have to save a photo of it. You know. Makes me happy.)

Also! I've decided to do more monthly promotions over at my shop. I know how much fun it is to get a little something extra when you purchase something! Here are the details of my October promotion, which will begin tomorrow:

extra goodies.

a shop promotion for October.

During October, if you spend $15 or more on items from my shop, you will receive a lovely mini-mum hair pin for free! Of course, this is only while supplies last (how official and ridiculous do I sound right now?) but if I run out, I'll be able to tuck in an extra treat, no matter what. The hair pins come in a bunch of different colors and there is no guarantee which color you will get (of course, if you want to ask, I'll try to get you the one you want!).

So, anyway, if any of you are interested, head on over to the shop and take a gander!

sweet little gifts.

I'll be listing a bunch of new items in the weeks to come - it's almost time to start thinking about Christmas shopping and all those shenanigans! Yikes! This year I plan on shopping 100% handmade for gifts. I'll either make gifts myself, or purchase items from some of my favorite etsy shops. I've noticed that people have done this before and I think it would be an incredible challenge.

And how awesome would it be to know that you are supporting independent artists and crafters, as opposed to huge corporations? Buying handmade is the way to go (and I'm not just saying that because I have a shop of my own - I'm not that shady, I swear).

There's just nothing quite like that personal touch you find with handmade items, you know?

18 comments :

  1. I am totally taking advantage of this, tomorrow in fact :)

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  2. Congratulations on making the front page! I wore one of the mini-mum hair pains in my hair yesterday. I love buying handmade gifts for my friends for various holidays or just because.

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  3. I'm with you on the buying/giving handmade this year! I've tried to do that before, but this year? It's FO REAL YO.

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  4. wahoo! i always love your pins. so cute.

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  5. Though not surpising, ans you stuff is as a button level of cuteness, it's awesometastic that you got on the front page! Hurrah! xx

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  6. Congratss so happy for youuu!

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  7. can i just say that if we knew each other in real life we would be best friends? ok thanks!

    i love reading your blog so much. i get way too excited every time you update. you're just the sweetest, most genuine person, and it's so refreshing!

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  8. Congratulations on the front page! I saw your cards also posted in the under $20 gift guide on Etsy yesterday! I have also been thinking about buying handmade for Chirstmas this year. Actually I started last month. I realize it's quite early but I saw the cutest things on Etsy!

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  9. I'm totally with you on buying all homeade this year for Christmas!

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  10. congrats on making the front page!! so exciting! I love you mini mum hair pins, they are just adorable. I have become a big fan of buying handmade too for gifts... just bought some necklaces for my bestie's birthday in fact. I don't know if I could do 100 percent though for Christmas though! I think it is easy enough to find things for the ladies in my life, but my dad and brother are a whole other story entirely! :)

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  11. that is great! I am just starting up my shop and I have to admit it is really overwhelming. thank you for supporting the locals! Congrats on making the front page..you inspire me :)

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  12. Awesome! Too bad I'm on a tight budget this month but seriously when I can I'm definitely buying some things from your shop! :)

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  13. Oh this is wonderful! So very excited for you...
    I also love the idea of buying handmade gifts for Christmas this year. I might have to check out etsy more often :)

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  14. oh yay!! Congrats to you!!

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  15. those pins are so cute. and congratulations :)

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  16. Congrats! I adore your shop. :)

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  17. Congrats on being featured on the front page! That's so exciting! Woo!

    Oh, this is from a million years ago, but I just wanted to say that I loved your happiness project post. It really made me think and inspired me. Man, you have no idea how many silly disagreements John and I have had in the grocery store! Ha. Doritos vs. Cheetos ... whole wheat tortillas vs. regular tortillas. Sourdough vs wheat bread. I thought we were the only ones so ridiculous! I've been quite the grump when I come home from work ... maybe I should re-read your post and get re-inspired! xoxo

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