Saturday, December 23, 2006

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Originally uploaded by misseskwittys.
Merry Christmas!!!

I just want to wish you all a very blessed and joyful Christmas!!

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Little Gray Kitty

LIttle Gray Kitty
Originally uploaded by misseskwittys.
Hello Readers. Are we all ready for Christmas yet? lol...getting there. I have to admit, I get a little wrapped up in the craft business and, if I'm not careful, the home stuff gets pushed to the background. I'm terribly late with my Christmas cards! Lindsey has offered to help me with them (God, I love that girl!) so I thought we would make a pot of hot chocolate and some cookies--official card writing necessities--and work on them after church tomorrow.

I have met a gal, Leslie, who is the owner of a business called Alpha Stamps (check out her webstore--you're gonna love it!) who bought a little stuffed bunny of mine. She then asked if I would make her a kitty. The one pictured above is the final result of that. I tell you, I had such a good time designing and making the kitty. Years ago I used to make a lot of dolls, both cloth baby dolls and stuffed animal dolls. I had to put them on the back burner because of the time involved. Making the dolls takes a lot of time because I start with just an idea in my head, design the patterns, and then I stitch them entirely by hand. It is such fun, creative work! The sad part is that it is not cost effective because of the time involved--and people can go to a store and buy a machine made one for an eighth of what I need to charge for them. So, I rarely make them anymore. I have been thinking about trying out offering the patterns for a couple of them and seeing how that goes...I'll have to give that some more thought.

Well, I think things in my Etsy shop are starting to wind down a little. I've decided to offer a FREE SHIPPING UPGRADE on all orders over $25 from now until December 20th--you pay for First Class Shipping, which is stated in my listing, but I will upgrade your postage to Priority mail automatically! I am really good about getting things in the mail quickly so there is still time if you have something from my shop that you had your eye on for Christmas!

Thanks a lot to all my wonderful are all GREAT!! Hugs!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Sunbonnet Sue and Teddy too!

Hello Readers! Is everyone swept up in the holiday spirit yet? I am happy to say that I am! I've been so busy with the craft fairs and the crafting and Etsy. I just passed a milestone in my Etsy shop--over 100 items sold! YEAH! And no complaints! which is really nice. I want to thank all of you who supported me and bought items from me in this new adventure!! You all ROCK!! Hugs all around!

This is all new to me, you know, having a web shop along with all the usual holiday stuff-and it's keeping me hopping. A real learning experience. I hadn't really thought that much about the limitations imposed on the online shopping due to the shipping times and I am really feeling the deadline dread! lol But, trying not to get anxious, if a person doesn't mind spending an extra buck or two, priority shipping only takes 2 to 3 days, right? ! Whew...I think I will be OK for another day or two before that deadline dread starts setting back in again, lol.

Here is my newest listing, this adorable Sunbonnet Sue and Teddy too bagkeeper. I cannot get over how fast the bagkeepers are getting snatched up! lol Yeah! If you want one of these, you better hurry on over to my ETSY shop and get it before its gone!! Take a few minutes to look around while you are there, you just might find the perfect thing you were looking for for Christmas too! Thanks so much and have a great day!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Long Tall Sally

Long Tall Sally
Originally uploaded by misseskwittys.
Hello Readers. The holiday crafting season is in FULL swing! Busy, busy, busy...Yeah!! Business is good and I am very grateful. I would like to send out a special thank-you to all the lovely people who are supporting me with their purchases and their encouraging words--I really, really, really appreciate it!

I have a craft fair this weekend, which should be fun, but I really don't have that much product to bring, lol. I am glad that I am sharing a booth with my friend so we will have a full display. The fair is at a new location, they have never had one there before, so there is no way of telling if we will get a lot of traffic or not. But-I just found out that another friend is getting a table there too, right by ours-so even if the traffic is slow, we will have fun anyways! I just love my craft friends so much--I don't really have very many of them locally, and only one other person in our family likes to craft, but she is pretty much a loner- so it is a real treat to get to spend some time with some people who "speak my language"!

This newest creation is named Long Tall Sally-she is almost a full yard long! Made from a white glitter felt and handstitched onto a rich blue felt strewn with handstitched snowflakes with button centers. I love the snowflaky, swirly blue fabric I found for her bow and scarf and matching borders. Wouldn't she look pretty hanging in your home through the winter months? She is available in my Etsy shop--please stop in and check her out and all the other new items. Have a great day!!
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