Monday, July 25, 2011

Coupon Code!

Here's a few new updates!
I don't know if I mentioned before, but I added a custom mini to my shop on Etsy! You can order whatever you would like, as long as you provide me with reference pictures! Pretty cool, eh?
And, to sweeten the deal, everything in my shop is on a Christmas in July sale! Use coupon code JULYXMAS for 15% off!

So go stop by the shop to check it out!

Also, over at Spooky Pooky Creations Facebook page, she's doing a giveaway for a custom mini plush! You should totally go and enter!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Supplies and Tips

So, I've had quite a few people ask me either on my blog, Etsy or Craftster as to where I buy some of my supplies. So, this is going to be all about some of my favorite products for my ami's, and some great resources on where to buy some of the supplies!

#1. Yarn.
I've had A LOT of experience with this stuff. lol. I've tried all different kinds for my ami's. After testing and playing around, my all time favorite fiber to use for my ami's is a 100% acrylic. I know a lot of people use Red Heart Super Saver for their ami's, but that's just a little too rough for my hands! Have you used it? It's really rough! So, this is my #1 all time favorite that I've found: Impeccable Loops & Threads at Michael's.

This yarn is a Michael's exclusive, but 100% worth the trip to Michael's. This is a basic worsted weight yarn, and is so soft that you could easily make an afghan out of it! I just absolutely love how it works up with ami's! So next time you're at Michael's, I would definitely recommend grabbing some of this up!

#2. Safety Eyes
Ok, this was always the trickiest for me. Have you seen how expensive those bad boys are in the stores?! The packages only have a few pairs of eyes, and they's EXPENSIVE! So, I set out to the internet looking for the best eyes. I bought some on Ebay once, but the washers were so hard to put onto the backs that I needed to use pliers! So, I found my #1 all time favorite safety eye supplier on a little website: Sunshine Discount Crafts.

Their shipping is usually a flat rate, so I like to make big orders all at once. Their safety eyes, plain black eyes, you can get in a set of 100 pieces for $3.99! And they're definitely quality, and the washers are able to be easily pushed on using just your hands and no power tools! :)
I've dealt with this website for a little over a year now. They have always been wonderful. Shipments come FAST-which is quite impressive considering I live in Montana and they're based out of Florida-and if anything has been backordered, they call me immediately and let me know. Do they have the biggest selection? No, they don't. However, if you're just looking for black eyes or cat eyes, this is a great place that you can pick them up!

#3. Boxes
This is a funny thing. When I started selling things on a regular basis, I really was looking for somewhere to get my boxes cheap, something that would be the perfect size so they're weren't too expensive to ship. When I found this website, I found like I hit the jackpot. Ever since, I love to pass the wealth along to other Etsy sellers. I've definitely told some people about this site when I knew they were paying too much by the piece at a place like Michael's for jewelry boxes. So, here it is:

This is another site where I've always had excellent service! My boxes get to me quickly and shipping is minimal. You pay by the box, and the more you buy, the cheaper they are! It's a really great site and if you're selling regularly on Etsy and need boxes, this is the site for you!!

Well, that's all I have for today. If I think of anymore I'll write them down and include another post! If anyone checks out these websites I would love to hear what you think!

New projects!!

I can finally add some new projects to my blog! I'm excited that I'm able to do that!

I was emailed a while ago by a very good friend's mom. She told me that she wanted to order 2 things for said friend. I proceeded to work on these, which I was VERY excited about. Then, about 2 weeks later I was contacted by said friend's sister! haha! I felt so honored that my friend likes my stuff so much and everyone decided to order stuff for her!
And so, here are the 2 that her mom ordered: Jack Skellington and Coraline!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I'm going to be back with some tips and hints for where to buy some awesome supplies!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bad Blogger!

I'm guilty. I know. And for that, I apologize.
My recent projects, I can't post pictures of just yet. But, I wanted to come here and connect, and so, here I am.
This is going to be an Etsy post! I believe everyone should have fun on Etsy for a while each day.
Also, here's something fun Etsy related! Ever heard of Groupon? If so, check out It's like Groupon for Etsy! It's amazing. You should most definitely check it out.

Ok, here's some of my newest favorites!

How adorable is this purse? I think it would be a perfect summer purse!

I've been looking at so many adorable earrings on Etsy! That, plus, I love owls. So how could I not love these?

Seth and I are celebrating our anniversary in just a couple of weeks! Eek! My present came early, in the form of a Nintendo 3DS! It's amazing, and I think I need something this adorable to hold it in.

This store is my new favorite! I bought a wallet from them. Amazing communication, quick shipping and great quality! Bonus: Look how cute that is!

Are you as excited as everyone else for the new Harry Potter? Well now you can buy a wand from none other than the amazing Alexz! She's got TONS, all OOAK and all beautiful!

I've been looking for some BFF rings, and what would be cuter than PB&J?! (Shhh....don't tell's a surprise! lol)

And that's all for tonight! I hope everyone is having a great week. Seth is traveling to Chicago to visit family, so I'm doing lots of crocheting and I will try my hardest to take some good pictures of some projects. :)