Showing posts with label ornaments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ornaments. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

And the Winner Is...

Jennifer Connell Bruce - she is the winner of the Pamper You and Your Tree Giveaway! The Willow Wheat Spa and I want to thank everyone who participated... I have some new followers on Facebook and sold my first set of star ornaments - YAY!

star ornaments - martha.anne

I will definitely have to do another giveaway in the near future - maybe team up with someone else?

The rest of the weekend was a success. We painted the banister, I did a little baking (okay one batch of cookies counts?), went to a work Christmas party, visited with the family, the hubby made an amazing roast on his new smoker and our favorite realtor stopped by for a visit and spoiled us for Christmas! Oh and I'll be posting pics of the banister later this week... It's about time I shared some before and afters... Can you guess what color we painted it?

Oh and the countdown continues until the Christmas Break... which I am very much breaking for - two weeks off and I can't wait. Today... another Monday, was a good one. Let's just say the ice rain called for bad weather and working from home. I love these days... I can get up nice and early and be finished early afternoon. There's nothing better than working curled up on the couch.

Anyways, have a great work week out there...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Free Giveaway: Pamper You and Your Tree

Just in time for the holidays, I'm teaming up with the Willow Wheat Spa to offer you a chance to pamper your fingernails and tree before the holiday rush.

All you have to do is like martha.anne and the Willow Wheat Spa on Facebook and then tell us quickly why you and your tree need a pampering. On December 11th, if you've done all three things, you'll be entered into the draw to win a pedicure and five hand-stitched ornaments!

That's it… that's all it takes! What are you waiting for, go tell us why and be sure to stop by our pages and like them today. (I knew I could make this Monday worth it.)  :o)

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Etsy Shoppe... is OPEN for Business!

I did it. I did it. I did it! Okay, I'm super excited. Last night I opened up the etsy shoppe! I still need to add a few more details, but I have my first products listed - the Hand Stitched Felt Stars. I'm super pumped and anxious as I await my first sale. I've been reading the Quit Your Day Job Series for a while now and I heard it can happen over night or take months. I think I'll be grateful if it ever happens. Anyways, here's a peak at the new products:

What's next? I'm going to keep creating. I have clay ornaments that are ready to list but I'm stuck on how I should ship them - they're extra fragile! (Any ideas on packaging?) As well, I have some ideas in mind for other ornaments and jewelry. I'm hoping to get to my first pair of earrings made this weekend. If all goes well, I will just need to buy the packaging and they will be listed by the end of the month.

Ahh! So exciting. If you're reading this blog and know someone out there who loves handmade items, please spread the word. I'm hoping to get enough confidence up to build up a stock and go to next year's craft shows. What do you think?

Anyways, have a great weekend out there. Besides crafting, I'll be online shopping (yay black friday deals!), possibly getting out the christmas decorations, doing my last school assignment, attending a work party… and hopefully squeezing in some relax time!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Start of a New Business....

As some of you already know, I have a small design business on the side doing design for people and businesses. From photo cards to logos, and everything in between, I do custom greetings and branding. Well, not that I don't enjoy it, I'm thinking of putting it to the side for a while, fulfilling the odd jobs as requested and branching into a more product based business.

So, today I started to experiment. creating felt start ornaments and clay tags. The ornaments are as expected, in hues of grays and white with a visible stitch. They're fun to make. But the clay tags, they're giving me the most problems. I've experimented with a few different clay recipes and can't seem to nail the right one. The one I'm trying today requires 24 hours to see the results of the creation. So... we'll see how this goes.

Next up on the product line, perhaps some homemade stockings and pillow cases? I don't have a lot of materials yet, so I'll have to make some prototypes with what I have. What do you think? Should I venture into something else as well? I'm constantly experimenting and looking for that perfect thing to do. In the meantime, stay tuned as hopefully I'll start having enough to add them to my etsy shoppe! Have a great Wednesday - we're half way through the work week!