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Friday, December 5, 2008

Pluggers United Team - Come Join us

Block Head Rod and group have gone and done it again! They have figured out just one more way to promote and encourage Artisans helping other Artisans! We are starting a new Etsy team called Pluggers United team. Pluggers United is all about Artisan’s supporting other Artisan’s! Membership is easy. Just go to the team Yahoo group.

In the group you can share ideas, links, sales, etc. This group is open to everybody that sells on Etsy. It will be a friendly group and moderators will see to that. Being a part of the Yahoo group is a requirement for joining the team. We discuss ways to promote, what the market is doing, shameless plugs, blogging, cross promotions, and more.

What will Pluggers United do as a team?

  • Monthly radio show for just the team.
  • Sharing ideas on promotions.
  • Team sales
  • Charity work
  • Sell another team members listing :) Yep, you will try and get a sale for another team member.
  • As a team member you must do 1 blog post, if you have a blog, about another team member and post it in the Yahoo Group with a link. Just think about it - If each one reaches one, just imagine how many sales we all can have. It is all about paying it forward.
As a team we will work together to add to this list. Come join our exciting new team!

PS.. Check out my new blog Random Musings

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Featured Etsy Blogger of the month - Spotted Cow Soaps

I am most encouraged that the Awesome Spotted Cow Soaps aka Miss Moo is our featured Etsy Artist of the week!

Spotted Cow Soap says “ I am a fragrance junkie and I peddle my soaps and skin loving goodies to support that habit.” Spotted Cow Soaps had been formulating and selling homemade natural soaps for over 8 years. What started out as a necessity to cure skin issues of her own has grown into an obsession and love for handcrafting great smelling soaps that leave your skin saying..."THANK YOU!"

Spotted Cow Soaps also creates hand crochet bath accessories, gifty items and more.

! I have personally used a number of her soap items and her soap is wonderful. It leaves my skin feeling soft and supple! Check out her Shop and no doubt you won’t need to go much further to fill up your stockings and meet all your shopping needs! Try it and NO DOUBT you will lov

e it and be a repeat customer.

Ain't It Awful?

Now who says that? You guessed it! The keep you laughing Block Head Radio Show co-host A Good Witch Too! Love her to pieces! The show on Monday night was awesome! Those two hours went by so very fast! We got to hear from Linda of LDPhotography but as we tend to do, she shared far more about her passion of working with children with ADHD than her beautiful photography! We all learned a lot. How does she find time to do it all? Someone in the chat room kept typing “Butt Bubbles” (was that you Tilt?) so poor Rod had to keep playing that horrid sound – LOL!
We sang Happy Birthday with the most hilarious song to A Sew Happy Designs and acknowledged Roseworks Jewelry and Unique Commodities birthday! Uhh does anybody remember what Sew Happy reported about - LOL? I was too busy goofing off in the chat rooms (sorry Sew Happy)! Tulip’s Treasure Box won the Fast fingers shout out! Woot to TulipT! Fluttering Designs won the week’s give away (a gorgeous ornament) provided by The Magic Sleigh.

Be sure to join the new group on Yahoo started by Block Head Radio! It will be a great way to market/socialize with fellow artisans and the awesome Huckleberry Arts is running the site!

All in all it was a phenomenal show and if you haven’t joined yet then you are missing out on the most exciting radio show in the history of radio shows!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

SassaLynne's Treasury

So I had a rough day today because I got laid off my job and today was the last day. The awesome SassaLynne sent me a convo saying "chin up and to encourage you I featured you in my treasury"!

Aww! I was so very encouraged and thought "WOW! The Etsybloggers team rocks"! So here is the treasury and thank you SassaLynne for making my evening! Huggles to you!

Blog Carnival - Winter Flowers

  • Well this is a tough one for me (Unique Commodities) because I have a brown thumb and I don’t much eat brownies! LOL! So I figured well a picture is worth a thousand words so Winter flowers it is! Quite honestly I think it is a wonder to admire that a beautiful flower can bloom during the harshest of winters.

    A flower blooming in winter against the harshest of cold is likened to the persistence and perseverance of the very human nature to survive the most challenging of physical circumstances. While I am not a flower lover.. I give tribute to flowers that bring us warmth through its radiant beauty in the coldest of months.

Lavenders are Mediterranean in origin, so are great for water-wise gardeners. They thrive in well-drained parts of the garden, and only require minimal watering. Lavenders cope well in exposed, sunny, open positions, and grow to one-metre, bun-shaped balls. They flower prolifically in winter, and because lavenders are native to windswept areas of the Mediterranean coast, they respond well to pruning and can become leggy (grow abnormally tall due to lack of light) and straggly without it. Conduct two good prunings a year, after flowering, to cut back, followed by a fertiliser, such as blood and bone, to encourage quick re-growth.


The winter rose (Helleborus) is actually not a rose at all, but a low ground cover with shy, nodding flowers. I’ve been collecting them for years – I fell in love with their muted plum and green nodding blooms, pretty spotted markings and papery texture. They are perfect to pick, good to float in bowls and last forever. Hellebores are easy to grow and not demanding. Plant them in soil enriched with compost or manure and give them light-dappled shade. They’re perfect beneath deciduous trees such as magnolias, crepe myrtles and maples, where winter sunshine will encourage more flowers and the summer canopy will protect them from too much heat. After summer, I prune off old leaves, allowing sunlight to reach the plant to encourage flowering. Then I spread compost around them; contrary to popular belief, they do not like wet feet.

Winter Rose

Primula obconica, better known as primrose, is lovely in winter. 30cm-high clusters of soft, lacy flowers come in white, pink, lavender and magenta and only last one season, from winter to spring. Better known is Primula malacoides, the fairy primrose; both are relatives of the humble cowslip. I like to plant them in pots for the house and garden to liven up bare spaces in winter. But be wary, this plant is capable of producing a toxic reaction if eaten, or a skin allergy when touched, earning it the nickname poison primrose.

Fairy Primrose

Monday, December 1, 2008

A picture is worth a thousand words!

OMG! My daughter asked her baby for a kiss and this is her response! Indeed a picture is worth a thousand words! Hilarious!

Check out my new blog Indiscriminate Musings

Etsyblogger Sale - LAST DAY! SALE BEFORE CHRISTMAS!20% Off entire shop (Shipping & Custom Orders excluded)FREE Domestic Shipping on all orders over $75 (Before Discount, Shipping not included)Soap, Toiletries, Hand Crochet Bath Accessories Shipping on all orders of $50 or more shipping on all orders off all shop items (excluding custom orders and shipping)Dogs and Critter sculpture, ornaments, beads and tiles off entire shop!!!! (Shipping excluded)Funky, little PAINTINGS & Cool, carry-tons-of stuff TOTES! off handbags--See sale section (Price reflects discount).Free monogramming on select baby products.Free domestic and discounted international shipping on orders $75.00 and over (before shipping) off all purchases (shipping excluded)free shipping on purchases over $50!jewelry designs 10% discount on all items in my etsy shop crochet clothes accessories and jewelry First Class shipping within US for all orders over $75 (product total) free gift with every orderfun, fabulous bath & body handmade in Vermont off all items in my shop (excluding custom orders and shipping)free shipping on purchases over $50!jewelry designs with special equestrian line off all orders. Be sure to convo me first so I can do a price adjustment BEFORE you pay...Easier all the way around. Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more! Mom and Baby Essentials and more! Baby Carriers, Blankets, Security Blankets, Bibs, Burpcloths, Bags and more. shipping on all orders!Painted polymer clay jewelry & more for every season - Find the magic! Shipping on all items!Children's Clothing, Quilts & More off all items, and free shipping in the USPlease contact me before purchase so I can adjust the price one-of-a-kind jewelry and other fun stuff BOGO entire store! Buy 1 item get second of equal or less value 50% off 10% off all "filigree leaf" section jewelry 10% off everything! off all items in my shop (excluding custom orders and shipping)Free shipping on purchases over $30!Beaded jewlery for animals lovers! Off entire shop, including CUSTOM (Shipping excluded)FREE Domestic Shipping on all orders over $55 (Before Discount, Shipping not included)Baby, Toddler, BabyShower gifts items in my shop will be 15% off - please convo first so I can make the price adjustment before you purchase to save confusion (for you and ME!) Bibs are BOGO FREE!Free shipping over $40 discount sale on everything over $150.0010% off everything elseSale items, custom orders, and shipping are not included.Unique One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Designed and Created for Women. shipping to anywhere in the world!Handmade felted bags, bowls and other goodies! off all itemshandmade handbags and accessories SHIPPING within the US & Canada if you mention the EtsyBloggers Holiday Sale in the comments at checkout (PLEASE wait for me to send you a new invoice before paying, or you will not receive the discount!)Silver jewelry with a dash of something special! Custom orders and commissions welcome! off all orders, not including shipping for orders under$5020% off and Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more! Booties, Bibs, Onesies, Notecards and more off all Fabric ordersFabric and Covered Buttons Friendly Beads -- Jewelry for Breastfeeding & Beyond!Free U.S. shipping on purchases of $40 or more Earrings and other nifty beaded itemsFree U.S. shipping on purchases of $20 or more$2 off any boxed holiday card set and free shipping,when you add any blank note set to your holiday card purchase! off plus free shipping all itemsFree Shipping on any order over $45.00 Original adornment for eclectic individuals. Shipping on all orders placed this weekend!Sumptuous supplies - Happy Holiday Creating! OFF Entire shop! FREE shipping!!(Custom orders excluded)Art for your body and home (patterns & yarn shop) Free Shipping on all ACEOs and OSWOAs prints and/or originals. Free gift tags with every order on any merchandise. 10% off all other merchandise except custom orders, ACEOs, OSWOAs. Shipping via First Class Mail on ALL items in my shop (shipping Insurance is NOT included) SHIPPING EVERYWHERE!!!Bottlecap jewelry and vintage stuff first-class shipping to the U.S. and Canada; U.S. shipping prices to the rest of the world!Fun and fashionable handmade jewelry and artwork. first class shipping on any printDigital art, photography and note cards first class shippingHip vintage-inspired clothing for boys, girls and their dollies U.S. SHIPPING on all orders one item - 10% offBuy two items - 15% offBuy three items - 20% offFree shipping on all orders over $75 (figured before discount and shipping) off all purchases (shipping excluded)free shipping on purchases over $50 off Soap Subscriptions.20% off on Soap.Excludes the cost of shipping Free Shipping on orders of $40 or moreplus a Free Gift with any purchase OFF, and FREE shipping on orders over $40 (before shipping)Eating and art aprons, hair bows, fleece baby bedding, hand burned wood and other unique gifts of a kind and vintage finds for you and your home!Enjoy free shipping on all paper goods! and Gifts from Becky Kazana!Enjoy free shipping on all greeting cards and half price shipping on Ballerina Ornaments! November "Thankful" Sale continues until Dec. 1Most items have been marked down 10-20%FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $25Handmade Boutique Baby Items FREE SHIPPING anywhere in USA OR CANADAbaby blankets, cloth diapers, cloth pads, wetbags and nursing padsfree gift with any purchase over $20 there is an ongoing "theme of the month special" for a discount with certain purchases FREE SHIPPING anywhere in USA OR CANADAChristmas stockings, tree skirts, fabric gift bagsall purchases entered in a drawing for a free set of giftbags! off select items in my storeSee "Thanksgiving Sale Specials" section in my shop for items on salePlease wait for a revised invoice before payingMemories for Life Scrapbooks...Scrapbooks and More from the original price (no need to wait for an adjusted invoice) including sale items free shipping to the U.S and Canada. off all purchases (shipping excluded)free shipping on purchases over $50!Please convo me after sale and before payment so I can send a revised invoice shipping, and an extra 10% off!! off all items; free shipping for orders over $50Original artwork and photography off all items; free shipping for orders over $50Pop, retro and funky photography, jewelry and magnets discount on all of my vintage photo prints off entire store!Handmade jewelry, cards, quilts, and glass beads UNDER TEN SALE. NOTHING OVER TEN DOLLARS!And free gift with purchase!Journals, cards, fridge fabulousity, rings and lots of awesome things! off entire shop and free shipping on orders of more than $35.00. Please contact me before purchase so I can adjust the price!Exquisite pine needle baskets (a very unusual item), Christmas decor, scrubbies, fine crochet, cards, and a book!!!$5 off $25 gift certificate (or order)$10 off $50 gift certificate (or order)$20 off $100 gift certificate (or order) shipping on all orders for the holiday season!Handmade clothing for women and girls in all sizes. off total purchase (before shipping) if you mention the EtsyBloggers Holiday Sale in the comments at checkout (PLEASE wait for me to send you a new invoice before paying, or you will not receive the discount!) off all store items and free shipping on orders of $30 or morechainmaille jewelry & accessories and wire wrapped pendants, rings, and ear cuffs (and maybe more!) off all store items and free shipping on orders of $20 or morebeads and focal items everything before shipping. treasure candles, photography, photo note cards, flower pens, holiday charms, destash, and more off entire shop.Free shipping on orders of more than $75.00 (before discount, excludes shipping cost)Please contact me before purchase so I can adjust the price!Unique, colorful gemstone jewelry. SHIPPINGModern Jewelry For The Medieval Lady! SHIPPING + A FREE HOLIDAY GIFTAffordable greeting cards for any occasion off all Holiday Stockings!!! off everything in the store.Cards, journals, jewelry, magnets & more! shipping!All Prints Buy 1 get 1 Free!Friday - 1st sale of the day wins a set of 3 special limited edition Xmas prints ( Only 20 made)Saturday - 1 name will be drawn from sales made between 12:01 am and 12:.01 pm to win an 8 x 10 Print of Golden Bright EyesSunday - 50% of all items under $25 (no limit ) and 40% off any one (limit one) item over $25$5 print sale! Any piece of art in the store (or on my blog!), any size up to 8"x 10", is just five dollars! And I will be having to raise print prices soon, so strike now! "Thanksgiving Sale section" in my shop for items on saleFree shipping on orders more than $50.00. Please contact me before purchase so I can adjust the shipping price! Zany things for babies and toddlers (clothes, blankets, toys, bibs) OFF orders of $25 or moresee pre-renewal sale section in my shop for FREE shippinghand-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry off everything in my store (except shipping) off any item (excluding custom orders and shipping)Free shipping on orders over $50 after discount.Handcrafted chainmaille, bead crochet and beaded jewelry. off the entire store! off any item in sales sectionfree shipping for orders over $75.00One of a kind jewelry items inspired by the beauty and nature of the coastal islands of the Low Country. shipping!!Free matching hair scarf or head band with the purchase of any dress. Free matching headband with any regularly priced scarf!! items in my shop will be 10% Off!Free Shipping on any orders over $75.00!I will include a free gift with all purchases!My shop is items that I have sewn or crocheted. Domestic ShippingWe offer OOAK pieces of jewelry, lanyards and bookmarks. off all Puzzle Ball Ornaments and all Photographs! off jewelry items in my storeRosebud's Lampwork Beads off EVERYTHING - including custom ordersFREE SHIPPING on orders over $45Baby toys, baby shower gifts, booties and more! OFF! - Comment Code: Bloggers08High quality, attractive soy candles in an assortment of jar styles, tea lights, and gift sets. shippingfree surprise in every package BUY ANY THREE ITEMS and RECEIVE A FREE 8x10 PRINT OF YOUR CHOICE.+ a surprise gift off all items in my shop! PLUS free shipping on orders of $20 or more!Rose Works Jewelry - Beautiful Things for Beautiful Women

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Etsyblogger Team Holiday Sale - Featuring Dirty Footprints

The Holiday Season is upon us so the Etsybloggers team decided to make shopping easy for you! Over 50 shops participating with a wide variety of great gift items to choose from! To help make it a bit easier for you, I will feature a shop or two DAILY for the duration of the sale! So let’s get shopping! WOOT!

Who: EtsyBloggers team!!

What: 4 day sale event!! The EtsyBloggers HOLIDAY *S*A*L*E*!!!


When: Fri 11/28 - Mon 12/1 ---- Black Friday thru Cyber Monday!

Why: Tra la la la la la laaaaaaaaaa!

All the work you see in Dirty Footprint’s Etsy shop has traveled on a direct path straight from their heart and is a representation of a journey of spirit and creativity! You will find a reflection of a love of color, textures and pattern throughout the art in this shop! Dirty Footprint's also creates funky-cool reusable grocery bags to help heal the planet and clean up the environment!

Dirty Footprints is offering 20% off entire shop!!!! (Shipping excluded) Funky, little PAINTINGS & Cool, carry-tons-of stuff TOTES!

Summer Blues Grocery Tote - reusable, eco friendly, durable, funky cool

The Stars Begin to Fall

Check out their blog to get to know more about this Etsy Artisan!