Thursday, September 2, 2010

Why I'm having a sale.

Here's what I sent in my newsletter in case you're not on my mailing list.

"Now for the sad news.
If you follow me on facebook or twitter you may already now that my Mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. This is a fast moving, hard to treat, and extremely painful disease. Generally the prognosis once you're diagnosed is 3-6 months. The majority of my time this summer has been spent driving 70 miles everyday to take care of her, while raising my 4 year old. Needless to say I have completely neglected my business, and whether it's that or the economy, I have had dismal internet sales for the past 4 months. Usually I would make up for slow sales at the many craft shows I travel to attend, but unfortunately this year I have been rejected from most of the ones I've applied to. Even ones I've done in the past.

There is a very big possibility that I will lose my house in the next few months if I do not raise about $2500 right now. I know there are so many people who are in similar or worse situations right now, and I feel horrible about even bringing this up. What I'm asking is that if you were thinking about purchasing any of my pieces before the end of the year that you do so now. You'll save 25% and get a free gift (with every $75 spent). Win-win for everyone, right?

Thank you all for taking the time to read this and for supporting my art. I hope to be able to create for many years to come."

I really hope this didn't come off whiny, or sound like I'm begging. I'm just trying to be very upfront. I don't know what else to do.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

finally 40

I turn 40!


To make the day the best it could be for me I decided I needed to have a sale, and that way maybe I could wake up to some money in my paypal account.

But it's a great sale. Really! I've been photographing jewelry for days now and at 11:59 EST tonight I'll be listing it in my etsy store. Everything there will be 10-40% off and if you spend $100 you get this heart for free!

The sale will run for 40 hours. Hopefully I'll be able to stay awake until midnight to get it rolling ;)

I think tomorrow after I pick Isabel up from playschool we'll go pick out a fancy little cake from Wholefoods. Much better than having to clean up the kitchen.

Happy Birthday to me!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

another show, another new store

omg how yummy do those look???
Those amazing looking treats are from Lavender Moon Cupcakery in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Last weekend at Art on the Avenue the owner came to a screeching halt in front of my giant cupcake pendant display and promptly chose a fantastic selection to sell in her new bakery.
Click HERE for more info on her new shop.

Also, this weekend I'm at Sugarloaf in Gaithersburg, MD. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come see me if you can. It's a 3 day show and I'm by myself all 3 days.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Art on the Avenue

I'm almost ready!
As soon as I get Isabel to bed I'll be in the garage trying to get the car packed.
If you're in the DC/MD/NoVA area please come see me HERE.
This is always one of my favorite shows.

It's going to be hard for me to ship anything in the next 2 weeks, but my favorite online store SHANALOGIC has red hearts and marshmallow cream cupcakes in stock & ready to go.

See you later!!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dollhouse Frock GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!

Dollhouse Frock GIVEAWAY !!!!!!!
I just found this blog through cuteable.

OMG, this woman is amazing and how cute is her daughter??
You know....MY adorable 3 year old has all the handmade jewelry to wear she could ever want....maybe a trade is in order?

Monday, September 29, 2008

baby cupcakes

I never make little beads but for some reason yesterday I made a ton of these little guys.

If you're coming to Art on the Avenue this Saturday I'll have a bunch of different "flavors" to choose from. For now, the chocolate strawberry ones are in my etsy store.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

front page!!

I never get to be on etsy's front page!

Thanks PEtra and Cath for the heads up!