Friday, December 31, 2010

Today the world lost a great woman

Today has been a sad day for me.  My ex mother in law  went to be with the Lord this morning a little after 8:00am.  She had been battling colen cancer.  Although  she was my ex mother in law  didn't make a difference.  I had knew Ella Mae  for 40 years  and she was the grandmother to my 3 sons.

She was a great christian woman and was one of the kindest people you would ever meet.  I met her when I was 12 when she and her husband  and children  decided to start coming to our church. She was the kind of person who would have given you the shirt off of her back.  And she always  wanted you to eat.  Great cook  and very loving mother, grandmother  and mother in law.  She will be so missed  by so many people. but I know  she has been reunited with her husband, sister, brother  and lots of other family and loved ones including my daddy.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I sold my first blog banner


I have been working on some blog banners  that I hope to list today  after I do some running.  Well Joyce of Sweetybird09.etsy.com  ask me to make her a new shop banner for etsy  and she also bought a blog banner from me too.  Thank you Joyce.  When you click on the pics  you can go to her blog  and go to her shop  where you can find  some  great  and beautiful knitted items  and get this  she is also having a 20% off sale too.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

First White Christmas since the 60's


It has been decades since we had a white Christmas here in NC.  It has been snowing all over the state.  I now here in the triad we got between 5 and 6 inches  and more towards our mountains  and believe it or not even more near our beaches.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

So now the rush begins

So much to do in the next couple of days,
 the grandson's are comming today  and I am taking them to Borders for books and hot chocolate,
then cakes to bake  and carmel corn to make.  A couple more trips to the grocery store.
 A Christmas party tomorrow night  with family and then home to snuggle with hubby and watch a Christmas Story with  yes more hot chocolate. 

Then on Christmas day  a ham to bake  and red velvet cake
 and by evening they say  the snow will be falling

So  wishing you all a very Merry CHRISTmas

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Linus tells us what Christmas is all about

I love this. Every Christmas  I have to see A Charlie Brown Christmas  and this is my most fav part of the whole show.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Let's keep Christ in Christmas

I remember growing up in our home it was always Christmas. So one day  I saw that someone had taken Christ out  and put in an x.  I was confused  so I went and ask my mom  what does that mean  why did someone use an x instead of Christ.  She told me  that they had taken Christ out of Christmas.  Well that has stayed with me  thorough out the years  and have found it really bothers me  to  see Christmas spelled  that way.  Is it because  people are in a hurry  and don't take time to write Christmas.

And Happy Holiday  well that dosen't work fo me either,  it is Merry Christmas  and if you tell me Happy Holiday  I am going to say back Merry Christmas.   And I have a Christmas Tree  not a holiday tree.  How sad  that we have became a nation  that feels like that if you tell someone Merry Christmas  you might offend them.  I will say Merry Christmas  till the day I die  and you will NEVER see me take Christ out of Christmas
after all  He is the reason for the season

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another animated Christmas picture share...Let it snow

This one I made when I was first learing how to do some animations  but still so pretty  and makes a great desk top backgound, check out the others I have posted  through the week and snag away. Remember to click on the picture first  to view  the animation

Working on a quick and easy scarf for my mom and will post a picture and pattern in the next day or so.

Todays Twitter tree is hosted by.....   http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

1996 Cabbage Patch OlympiKids Regine Monique in box

http://cgi.ebay.com/130465306498 #Bluebird
Let me design your large banner and avatar for your shop or blog

http://tinyurl.com/3xe8fd6 #Bluebird

crochet wire bracelet with beads and magnets
http://etsy.me/hQxyfL #Bluebird


You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.
By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.






The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A shopping we will go

It is 15 degrees out  and my mom and I are going Christmas shopping and out to lunch.  can you say brrrrrrrr?  and we may be getting some snow tonight  and freezing rain, don't care for the freezing rain to much.

Here is my picture share this morning another animated one

and today's twitter tree is hosted by  http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Christmas tree by Gavyn

Yesterday  with it being so cold here in NC  after lunch I decided to pull out some goodies for Gavyn and I to work on.  We did a festive Christmas tree  and he thought it was so much fun especially  the glitter.  We then put together a little wooden bird house that was in a kit, now it is still a work in progress and when it is finished I will post a picture.

Another cheese ball recipe: I have to make this one every year according to my neice and it gets crushed

1 small can of ham spread (not potted meat or deviled ham unless thats what you want)
1 package of cream cheese
1package of hidden valley ranch dressing in the packet not bottle
parsley

Let your cream cheese soften,  add the ham spread  and the dressing.  Mix well
form into a ball on a plate  and cover in parsley
let chill and serve  so simple and so good


another picture share of a praising angel.  click on the picture  to see the animation and then right click and save it

and todays Twitter tree is hosted by  http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 13, 2010

I will not let Christmas beat me this year

I know  that in the past I have let Christmas beat me down.  Through stress  and exhaustion.  It was a non stop rush  that left me with migraines, lots of stress  and by the time Christmas came I was to tired to enjoy things.  Well I made the decission  that I wasn't going to let that happen  and so a new tradition is born.

My family loves to eat, so with that in mind  I am doing the gift of food.  I am baking everyone cakes this year  so when they get up Christmas they will have a cake made by me to enjoy for Christmas day. I have 7 to make and really looking forward to it.

Cheese Party !  this year I decided that since we are cheese nuts (don't think I have ever met a Cheddar I didn't like  even the sharpest)  and my hubby and kids agree  so we are going to have a cheese party, all different kinds, with a variety of crackers and bread.  Followed with hot chocolate or coffee  and of course cheese cake

When my boys were little  they loved  the cheese ball I always made  so here is how simple it is and yes it will be at the party
ingredients:

cheddar spread
cream cheese
blue cheese
1tsp garlic salt
1 T Worcester sauce
crushed pecans
parsley (optional)

Let you cheeses come to room temperature. In a mixing bowl mix  the cheeses  and the garlic salt and Worcesters sauce.  blend well.  Form into a ball on a plate and then cover with pecans and parsley.
put in the fridge  to firm back up  and then serve with crackers or bread

Don't forget todays twitter tree  hosted by  http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Here is a picture to snag today Enjoy  click on the pic to view the animation

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It is better to give than to recieve

The other day I was doing some cleaning  and discovered I had lot's of change in my pocketbooks I had not carried in a while.  About 6.00 worth.  Well I got to thinking that perhaps I should put all that change  in the Salvation Army kettle.  So I figure if  alot of people did that  thhink of the moeny that could be raised to help others.  So dig around  and see what you can find  and make that donation . No matter how small  it all adds up in the end  and relly it is the season for giving.

Craigs List-- Through the years I have found i have lots of Christmas decorations  as you know we usually make or buy some every year.  So if I am not using all of them I decided to share.  I put a free listing on craigs list  and gave them to someone who needed them so they could decorate for Christmas  I am sure if you dig around  you will find that you have some extra's too  so share the extra's

Try  and buy 1 toy and donate no matter how small you might think it is  come Christmas morning a child is going to smile

Now from me to you  Some Christmas gift tags.  Just save the picture and print and use on your gifts
remember to click on it first to make it larger

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Twitter tree time

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

Knitted fun and funky noodle scarf

http://tinyurl.com/29zoqgc #bluebird
Purple Crochet pocketbook with beaded granny square pocket Free Shipping
http://tinyurl.com/2fvxoap #bluebird
You Print Fairy at the North Pole Christmas cards
http://tinyurl.com/293sawn #bluebird
You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below

I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.
Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/


Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Fairy at the North Pole Christmas cards

I designed  these and decided to list.  They print out so wonderful as I did them at a high resolution Just click on the picture  to go to my shop  and purchase.

Such a busy day today. my sister and niece will be here soon  to watch Eclipse  and cooking some chili.
Then  the grandson's are spending the night  and  that is always never a dull moment.

Friday, December 03, 2010

A little Girls Christmas wish and the winner is.............

Yesterday  I was looking on craigs list  and came apon something that caught my eye.  A little girl has a Christmas wish.  It is a simple one.  She would like to recieve  100 Christmas cards  this year.  Now being a mom and a grandma  I can see how a child could make a wish like this.  Wouldn't it be great for her wish to come true  and to recieve cards  from all over.  If you would like to send her a card let me know  and I can send you her address.

Now  the winner of  yesterdays Christmas banner is....... Sweety Bird!!  Let me know what uyou would like wrote on it  and I will send it right to you

Todays Twitter Tree is brought to you by  http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday and a Christmas banner give away too

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

2 beautiful glass black and marcasite buttons

http://tinyurl.com/34p8e8v
Beautiful Hand crafted Necklace and earrings set
http://tinyurl.com/2djtfxf
Desmo orange leather handbag

http://tinyurl.com/32j52nn


You tweet one or all of them.

You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below


I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.





Now  the Christmas Banner give away.  When you comment today  for the twitter tree  you are entered for a chance to win this banner  and avatar.  I made this yesterday  and it is ready to go  all it needs is your shop name.  So tweet  and get tweeted  and get a chance  to have this banner for your Etsy shop.
I will announce  the winner in the morning !

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Check out this wonderful BNR on Etsy

Here are some wonderful handmade Christmas Gifts  for under 10.00.  Just click on the picture and it will take you to this wonderful treasury of handmade gifts

Todays Twitter tree is hosted by
 http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday oh I would love to get a sale

This is suppose  to be  the day  that cyber sales go up.  I would really love to be in the mix of that. So I am going to show off a couple of prettys  that would make great Christmas gifts.
 First  is this beautiful hand crafted necklace  made in the mountains of NC.  This was a gift to me  from my mil. She told me  that if I wanted I could sell it considering  it really isn't my style but a new pocketbook always is.  This Necklace was purchased for $230.00  and is still in the box, never worn.  Today  I will sell it for 100.00  and free shipping. 

And don't forget  todays Twitter tree  hosted by   http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/ 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday and Happy Thanksgiving

Wasn't really sure about this today  as foing a lot of cooking  and first thing was to get the turkey in the oven  and that is always an ordeal.  23lbs this year  and then of course is the cleaning  and getting that plastic thing out  that is always alot of fun .  It seems  as if  those things are buried in  so here comes hubby  with wire cutters  to try and get that thing out.  For the moment  this is the calm before the real storm.  Lots of cooking to do and everyone will be here at 1:30  So now lets get this twitter tree going  and see what happens

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:

Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.
You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://sweetybird09.blogspot.com/2010/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Here are my three

Desmo orange leather handbag

http://tinyurl.com/32j52nn


2 Vintage metal and rhinestone buttons

http://tinyurl.com/2828vcu


Beautiful Hand crafted Necklace and earrings set

http://tinyurl.com/2djtfxf

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday and lots of noodles

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.
You tweet one or all of them.

Vintage Blondie and Dagwood Iron on Patches

http://tinyurl.com/398w9lb
2 beautiful glass black and marcasite buttons
http://tinyurl.com/34p8e8v
Beautiful Hand crafted Necklace and earrings set
http://tinyurl.com/2djtfxf

You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below

I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Now about that noodle scarf.  That is one yummy yarn .  It is a burgandy and then it has all  these pieces of fiber attached to it.  It knitted up this amazing scarf that is going up for sale today  in my Etsy shop http://www.crochet18purple.etsy.com/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I love me some vintage buttons and earrings

Just added to my shop  are these beautiful vintage buttons as well as some other very prettys.  I am having a day finally that I can get some of my finds  listed.  Like these  just click on the picture  to go to my Etsy Shop

Todays Twitter Tree is hosted by  http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 15, 2010

Good things come to those who wait

About a month or so ago  after a long hot summer  I got up on a Saturday  morning, was having a me day  and had a few dollars  so  I hit  some yard sales.  I was having lot's of fun  and then  I hit  the mother of all yards sales if your a crafter  that is.  There was fabric, yarn  and you name it there  and the sweetest woman who was selling this. A life long crafter  that just  needed  to get rid  of  some of her stash.  We  talked  and laughed  and shared  story's  almost as if  we had always  new each other.  Then  she mentioned  she had  lot's of buttons  to go through.  So I gave her my number  for her to call me  when  she was ready with those buttons.  About  2 weeks  later she called  and back to her home I went, more fabric, buttons, batting  you name it.  Well  we got to talking  and I told her  that I had always  wanted a dress form.  But just couldn't pay  the high cost at the fabric shop's.  I have been searching thrift  shops  and such  and no luck.  So this past Saturday  she called  and told me she was getting  more  things together  and I could come by  about 1:00.  So I was there.  and let me tell you when I got  there  the first thing that caught my eye  was a vintage  dress form.  She gave it to me.  I could not have been more  excited.  We put it in the car  and I brought it home  so excited  I could have burst.
So  it is right  good  things happen  to those who wait,  may not happen today  or this year  but it will happen

Check out todays Twitter Tree  http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

Desmo orange leather handbag

http://tinyurl.com/32j52nn
EBISU Brown handbag
http://tinyurl.com/2wcwuo9
Beaded black and tourquoise beaded Bag
http://tinyurl.com/36la64r

You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/


Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Monday, November 08, 2010

I was featured on ArtFire

Thursday, November 04, 2010

God Has a New Angel

I normally don't post 2 days in a row but something inportant happened today. If you ever noticed  on my blog about  Elizabeth Westberry you might be aware  that she has been in a battle  against cancer.  She  has been though  more  than most of us will ever go through in our life time.  Today she went to Heaven as God's newest angel.  She has her wings now and no more cancer. Rest In Peace little Elizabeth

Twitter Tree Thursday

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

2 buttons in one polymer clay embossed buttons

http://tinyurl.com/23gakxz
Pretty little doggie handbag
http://tinyurl.com/393vk6h
embossed blue and mauve polymer clay button
http://tinyurl.com/2e7nbnl


You tweet one or all of them.
You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below

I will post what I tweeted for you.
By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/


Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/


Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/


Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/


Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ok so my grandmother has shingle's

Well this was unexpected. She hadn't been feeling good  for a couple of day's it was as if  she was having flu like symptoms but no fever and then my mom called  and said I believe granny has shingles. She has  some blisters  that have developed.  So  I went over and I swear some were so big you could see the swelling through her pants, and then when I saw her thigh it was so red and blister  looked as if she had scalded herself which I knew she had not.  So off to the er to find out what was going on.  It is shingle's  the doc said.  So now  she is home  Thank God for that, on meds  and resting and of course the meds are making her sick to her stomach.  I have never seen shingles before but once you do  you won't forget it  that's for sure.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!
Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.
You tweet one or all of them.

You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.

By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.

The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.


Need your photo's collaged


http://tinyurl.com/34lmkzy


Super long hot pink knitted scarf with


http://tinyurl.com/3ydnn7j
Green canvas shoulderbag@Bonanza


http://tinyurl.com/267qpx3

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Etsy Wednesday

So after being on Etsy for 3 years now, what is the secret to getting sales.  I don't have an answer to that. Most of us are in the forums a lot  making ourselves known  but we are however making ourselves know  to other crafters  and sellers who want the same thing  that we do  to Sell.  I myself  have tried so many differant things like I make my own buttons,  do photography work  and can make and design some pretty cool banners  and avatars.  What can we do to really grab attention to our items. Apparently sales  dosen't work to great, and the free shipping was a flop as well.  I am thinking not enough people are seeing our work. Some how  there has to be a way  to get it out there without  haveing to almost give our items away just to get a sale.  And when I figure it all out I will let you know  but if you already know  then please share

Todays Twitter Tree is hosted by
http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ArtFire Tuesday

So  last month ArtFire was offering a great special. 5.95 a month for your shop.  No listing fees just a flat 5.95 a month.  Your shop once you are a preminum seller  has all kinds of goodies, like for example  you can export  your Etsy items  there with just a few clicks of a button  making listing really easy.  Now  the thing is no sales  and  not just my shop.  How to get the views, well  there are several of us posting our links on twitter  to get the views, but no sales.  Have we gotton spoiled  by  the Etsy?  I mean  the forums  there are user friendly  and I know I have met a lot of  super nice sellers there that have since  became friends.  Even with all its bells  and whistles how  can  we get noticed  and get  some sells  on ArtFire  and well Etsy  as far as that goes.  How  do we reach  the non crafter  that loves handmade  but dosen't know  how  to make them?  I would like to know  what comes beyond  blogging, twitter, facebook,  and flickr.

Todays  Twitter Tree  is  http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bonanza Monday


Selling on three differant sites can get confusing at times. So I have decided to do a blog promo on all the sites. Today it's Bonanza. You can list a lot of differant items there and it's basically free. You set the price. It is a cool site for getting rid of some things you no longer need and there is even a chat window where you can chat with people that are visiting your shop. I like selling my pocketbooks that I don't carry any more and have sucessfully sold a couple. Check out this cool handbag I have there and who knows you might just want to list something there too
Don't forget about the Monday twitter tree at christiecottageblogspot

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Twitter Time

Welcome to the Twitter Tree!

Instructions:
Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.
You tweet one or all of them.

Travelon hands free shoulderbag
http://tinyurl.com/2w9xdcl


Scarlet red into sage green embossed polymer clay button

http://tinyurl.com/2uz3g9b

Pretty pink knitted with the knitting board neck warmer or decorative collar
http://tinyurl.com/35gal9p


You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below
I will post what I tweeted for you.


By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of views and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money.


The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.



Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/

Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/

Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/

Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/

Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/



Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Twitter Tree Thursday




Welcome to the Twitter Tree!



Instructions:


Here is a list of three items (clickable links) that I would like for you to tweet for me.

1996 Cabbage Patch OlympiKids on Ebay
http://tinyurl.com/2dfnhmd


polymer clay embossed button in black blue and silver
http://www.etsy.com/listing/42687496/polymer-clay-embossed-button-in-black

Fun and colorful crochet ladies beret hat
http://www.etsy.com/listing/58262960/fun-and-colorful-crochet-ladies-beret

You tweet one or all of them.


You post the item(s) you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you, and list 1-3 items (clickable links) from any of your online shops that you would like for me to tweet for you. ( No "mature" items, please). Be sure the item is twitter ready. (See below


I will post what I tweeted for you.


By reaching out thru blogger and blog follower's twitter accounts, we will reach a new audience of viewers and hopefully land some sales. Afterall, we all have our online shops to make money


The Twitter Tree will be hosted by a different shop each business day.

Monday: http://christiecottage.blogspot.com/
Tuesday: http://audreyscountrycrafts.blogspot.com/
Wednesday: http://elunajewelry-nc.blogspot.com/
Thursday: http://aneedleinthehaystack-debbie.blogspot.com/
Friday: http://seo-web-pro.blogspot.com/

Be sure and stop by and be a part of the twitter tree each day. We will promote this way until mid-December and then take a one month break.

Monday, October 11, 2010

my knitting board





I love my little knitting board, It makes a double sided fabric so no blocking is needed, add some granny squares and one of my polymer clay buttons and you have a unique and fun neck warmer.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Twitter Tree time




My friend Jacki of christiecottage.etsy.com came up with an idea to help promote our shops. Most of us have several shops, Etsy, ArtFire, Zibbet or where ever. So here is the place to start promoting and to get tweeted


Instructions

Here is a list of three twitter ready items that I would like for you to tweet for me

you can tweet 1 or all 3 of them

Post the items you tweeted for me along with your twitter account so I can follow you. Then post in a comment what you would like twitted

(clickable links that are twitter ready) from any of your on line shops that you want twitted.

(no mature items please) Please include a description as well as a link


This will be hosted by a differant shop each business day








My twitter http://twitter.com/crochet18purple


I posted my links in the comment

Tie it in a bow scarf


This is probally one of my favorite scarves I have made. It is so long over 100 inches that you can wrap it around several times or tie it in a bow. Tomorrow will start my Twitter Thursday which means your items that you post will be twitted and you twitter back. That way we all get lot's of great views on our items. There are 5 of us doing this and the one who got it all started was christiecottage.etsy.com. Her blog link will be in here tomorrow as well as the other 3