Monday, July 28, 2008

What a day!

It's been a great day so far! Let me just start by saying...I'm the unluckiest person in the world! No, you do not one-up me on this. I really am more unlucky than you! I have never won anything - ever. Today I checked my email as usual, and there was an alert about a blog I frequently check in on. I checked into it only to find that I have won a giveaway from Mod Kid Boutique. She has a new line of fabrics coming out in the Fall called Andalucia. It's simply gorgeous, and I can't wait to get my hands on it! Forget the kids on this one...I think I need something out of this fabric!

After checking my email, I went directly to Etsy (of course) to check for sales. There was one! Oh the joy of finding a sale in the ole convo box. Sometimes I get fooled with 3 or 4 convos and they're just inquiries about all sorts of things, but there truly is nothing like clicking in to see that you've actually sold a creation! Really, I should look at all of this in my email, but I do love the suspense of knowing I have convos, but not knowing exactly what they're about. So it's kindof like my little game with myself to wait through the email process and check the convos on Etsy. Does that make me sound crazy? Oh well, those that know me already have opinions about that!

Not only did I have sales today, but I was also accepted into the EtsyBaby street tem, which is a big deal by the way for those that of you that don't 'do' the Etsy thing! At least it's a big deal to me! It's a great support system for those of us that create handmade goods for babies and children. I lastly checked the Treasury, and lo and behold...there I am in 2 treasuries! I've only ever been in 1 treasury EVER, and now...2 in one day! Unbelievable! And of course, it's all thanks to my new team members at EtsyBaby. On a side note, I did try to get my own treaury, but that unlucky thing reared its ugly head once again!

Okay, enough for now. I may be jinxing myself even writing about it!

Monday, July 21, 2008

So much for the pedicure...

Well, so much for getting a pedicure before heading to the beach! We had a blast spending a week at Ormond Beach in Florida. It was such a quiet, family-type beach (just perfect for sharing with your teenage sons!) Actually, the boys only got to spend 2 days with us since both are working their daytime jobs and teaching Bible School in the evenings. We did enjoy a full week with Miss Marli though, and may I say without being too much of a boastful aunt, that she has to be the best baby ever created! She literally doesn't cry...not when she's hungry or wet or...okay I'm going a little too far here, but she really is a wonderful baby. Delecta is very, very blessed with such an easygoing first child. Of course you know what will happen when she decides to bless us all with her baby #2! It must be a holy terror to make up for the ease of raising Marli!
While I was away, I placed the etsy shop on vacation. I believed this would be the death of me as I had really just begun to have some fairly regular sales, but lo and behold I made a few more sales and even more contacts while I was away! I'm so thrilled to get to create even more now that I'm home.
Other great news after arriving home: HeatherBailey has her new website up and running. It is simply stunning to see her creations! I cannot wait to get my hands on this fabric. I have a feeling Miss Marli can expect some really bright Summer into Fall clothes. I've also ordered the bag pattern just for me (although if I honestly believe Delecta won't beg for one of those for herself, I'm just delusional!) Oh well, it's arrival is still a few weeks away, so we have time to decide if she gets one or not.
For now, I'll leave you with a picture of complete contentment!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Bellaboos New Model

Bellaboos has a great new model! Isn't she just adorable? We had so much fun watching her pose and priss around in her Bellaboos clothes. It was a delight to sew these with her in the back of my mind. I could just picture her little curls and huge eyes as I stitched all those ruffles! We have many new items up in the etsy shop with lots more coming. I'm hard at work creating a new Fall line of items for babies and older children as well. And to all you moms of boys out there, I'm working on it! I know how difficult it is to find cute little boy things having had 2 myself, but really...there's only so much you can do when there are no ruffles and rick rack involved! I'm always open to suggestions! For now, be sure to stop over at etsy and visit!