Friday, September 23, 2011

SALE now 20% off ~ thank you friends!

Happy Autumn Equinox! And to celebrate the change in seasons my shop sale includes more goods and deeper discount. Items on sale now are: Clay Beads, Paper Goods and Used Books. Just enter 'MAPLE' at checkout and recieve 20% off those select items!

And here is a very small sneak peek at my coming shop banner. I do plan to switch my shop name but my name of 'CraftinessbyB' will still remain my sort of username. If anyone has an Etsy shop you probably know what I am talking about, how you can't change that name but can change the shop name.

*ha!* I'm not revealing very much am I? Well I want to surprise everyone with what I am personally designing (that ole GD degree at work!). And I don't want to give it all away just yet. This is a time to celebrate the shop I created back in 2008 and give a great going-away party!

And while I'm writing today, some "thank you for being my friend" to amazing crafting buddies I have made online. To Kat over at Zakka Inspired who really does continue to inspire and expand my crafting vision. To Melissa over at MamaLunas whom I know from childhood and have a new bond together over crafting. And to Mai at mairuru who makes amazing goods sewn by hand and always gets back to me if I write here (even if it's months later!). You ladies certainly open my eyes to new crafts, projects and ideas. And its wonderful to have made friends with people who live in places I may never travel to. Happy crafting!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Upcoming storewide SALE

Ever look at your crafty items and think "Wow, my collection is... unorganized"? Well I have and I want to make some much needed changes by the years end. I love what I do, I love to sew, I love to hear back from customers about one of my goods they purchased. But I really should focus more on picking just a few types of things to consistantly sell.
And deciding what to make isn't the only change - shop name. Yep, I feel it's time to pick a new Etsy shop name.

So to get ready for a revamped shop for 2012 I'm starting a sale on Sept. 12th! Yep, storewide and it will get bigger as the year counts down. I will start with a few select goods and eventually markdown my entire stock. I do love to sew but will focus on a few plushies I love in various colors and sizes. I also have a fantastic new book with birdie plushies, I could really have fun with them (and make them seasonal).
And to revisit something I'd been experimenting with...

You just know I couldn't stop and put it aside! I had to make my own style of bralette & tap pants. This is one set I have made and am very pleased with how it looks. And now that I figured out how to do this, I'd like to make some sets for my Etsy shop in 2012. I use upcycled materials such as long slips or long camisoles. I transform them from something bland to something romantic, flirty and wearable on a daily basis. Why was I so bent on learning to make these? Because I think women today often don't feel attractive or apprechiate the curves they have. I hate to see how much ladies spend on top name brand intimates {and I have been one of them!} that aren't even made in the USA. So I'd like to think the reason those brands are so pricey is because you are paying for the name. It wasn't likely made with care, in a warm inviting place, where a seamstress pondered how it should hug a womens shape just so. I want to get back to basics and make things people will truly use and enjoy.