Saturday, October 31, 2009

A sweet flea market find!

A few weeks ago I was meandering through a flea market when this little beauty caught my eye.

It's a vintage train case in nearly perfect condition.

And it's blue. The universe has been mighty good to me lately.

Any-hoo......I'm eye-balling this thing, checking it out front to back, top to bottom, inside and out. Looks like it was hardly used.

I'm SURE that the lady selling it knows how trendy and popular these little buggers have been lately. They're all over Etsy and they are NOT CHEAP. I've been wanting one for quite some time but I wasn't willing to drop the dough.

I took a deep breath and pretended I wasn't all THAT interested, hoping the lady would be desperate and knock 5 or 10 bucks off the price for me.

I said as calmly as I could "How much for the train case?"

I think my voice cracked.

She could see my sweat.

She KNEW I wanted it.


I could just FEEL it already. This was gonna be an all out battle of negotiating skills.

I braced myself for the answer.

She looked up at me and said......

50 cents.


I said "Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........................."

It was all I could muster.

I looked at it again thinking SOMETHING had to be wrong with it. I tried to find a hole, a ripped seam, a blemish.

Just a little rust on the latch which I think gives it more character.

I tried not to make eye contact for fear that she would see what a HUGE win I had just managed and change her mind.

I dug 50 cents out of my wallet faster than you can say "SCORE!!!!" and practically threw it at her.

Oh yes, it was a good day at the flea market.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

My first etsy treasury - part 2

My freind Rebecca showed me how to get the pic of the treasury loaded here on the old blog. Thanks Rebecca!!!

Here it is just for memory sake (since they take them down so quickly - the link only worked for the first few days or so). Do you see it? The last one in the second row???? Yep...that's one of my patchwork bookmarks. So cool.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

My first etsy treasury

I'm a technology nitwit and can't figure out how to get the picture of the treasury loaded on here, but here is a link to it.

Click here to check it out!!!!

I am so excited to be included in my very first etsy treasury and want to thank Rebecca immensly for thinking of me.


Crafters clearly rock.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Still can't believe I actually have a shop

I'm clearly giddy about it!

Two really cool things happened today because of it (I feel like doing numbered lists today.)

1. I got a huge custom order request and am so excited to start working on it.

2. I was asked to sell a bunch of the items in my store wholesale. Can you say HECK YEAH!!!!


I also have a few other custom orders in the works for friends of mine and my husband's. One is for my wonderful friend Becky, she has me making matching wallets and tissue holders for Christmas for all of the teachers her kids have (I believe 7 in total). There are 2 reasons that is really nice of her (another numbered list, hee-hee).

1. Handmade gifts are CLEARLY awesome and way better than anything you could buy at a store.

2. She's Jewish. *laughing*

LOVE YA BECKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Just did a shop update and added some zippered pouches and checkbook covers. Head over to the shop to check them out!

Friday, October 2, 2009

A great BIG announcement.....

So sorry that I've been missing on this blog for awhile, but I have a (pretty) good excuse.

Layoffs seem to be imminent at work so I decided to get a jump on the bad news and opened up my very own etsy shop online to sell all my handmade items!

I am so excited!

Every spare moment I have had for the past few months (which really isn't all that much time) I've been sewing like mad so that I would have a little stash of items ready to go into the store, as well as a stash of items to take with me to craft shows. I've signed up for 2 local shows, one in November and one in December, and my mom is going to one for me in Las Vegas (I just shipped out a huge box of stuff to her today to have for the show). Crossing my fingers big time that it goes well.

Here's the link to my store, click on it to check it out!

funsize creations

Oh, and I also made my first 2 sales the other night, so I was clearly extra excited that people actually wanted to purchase my things. Who'da thunk???

So....a big favor goes out to any family or friends out there who may be reading this (or even to any strangers passing through who want to show a random act of kindness to silly little me). Please spread the word for me! Pretty please with fudge on top! We all know how powerful word of mouth is, so any help you can give to get my name out there would be totally appreciated. If you have a blog, it would be awesome if you could do a quick little blog post with my store link on it. If you don't have a blog, you could totally copy my web address and e-mail it to all your friends and family and I wouldn't be mad at'cha!!! *laughing*

Don't forget to bookmark this site and check back often, I'll be doing shop update notifications here as well as announcing sales and giveaways!

Thanks for stopping by!



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