Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Items = New Banner

After listing some new items, I decided that it was time for a new banner as well. I'm really surprised I kept the last one as long as I did! So, here it is! My new, spring banner!!!

NEW ITEMS!!! Finally!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have listed new cards in my etsy shop! I have attached a preview for your enjoyment! I will be adding more cards over the next couple of days so check back often!!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Old Sorehead Trade Days

Three times each year, there is a large trade days in Stanton, TX. People come from all around with handcrafted items, antiques, music, and lots of food. It's a great time to be had by all!

With that said, I have given myself a goal of creating 50 greeting cards to sell at this weekends' trade days. I have lots of ideas and plenty of supplies! Wish me luck!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Teachers Need Love Too!

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week here. And for some reason, I didn't even realize it! But maybe I just wasn't aware that I knew about it...I have listed several "teacher" items recently. Including this newly listed mug which can be personalized.

I also have a school memory box, crayon caddy, cherry tote bag, and sign any teacher would love. Check them out here!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


After temperatures in the 90s and overnight lows in the 50s, I woke up to a chilly 39 degrees this morning when the wind blew the front door open. Yes, it was blowing that hard! What's even better is that it is only going to get colder as the day goes on...it's going to start raining...then sleeting...and I am stuck in a classroom where the heater will not work! I have fingercicles on the ends of my hands and I have been here less than an hour! I fear it will be a LONG and COLD day!!! Hopefully as the students arrive, their body heat will help warm this classroom! :) I had planned to use the time between classes to paint some signs, but I'm afraid it is just too cold for that. I may have to go out to my truck and see if I can scrounge up a blanket!!! (Can you tell I'm not liking this cold weather?!?!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Ebay vs Etsy

OK, so I removed one of my beloved items from etsy and placed it up for auction on eBay. I know that I will have to drastically undersell my adorable creation, but I am willing to sacrifice it for a little promotion of my etsy store. I placed my etsy store link in the item description. I even offered free shipping [cringe]. I really hope it works to draw more people to my etsy store! In case you haven't visited, here's the link: http://capricecreations.etsy.com/ and if you'd like to see my eBay auction, click here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Good Morning Surprise!

What a great surprise to find that you are a featured artist on another crafter's blog! That's what I found when I logged into blogspot this morning to share with you another round of great inspirations! It really brightened my morning! Check it out:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

So Many Crafts So Little Time

There are SO many things that I would like to do! Painting projects, paper crafts, and even embroidery but I just don't have enough hours in the day. Not to mention that I can't get to my desk right now due to the closing of LadyBugz Boutique. Everything at the store had to come home and I'm still trying to get boxes put away. But, since I can't create at the moment, I thought I would share some of the places I get my inspiration.

http://www.tallmouse.com/ - this website has some awesome craft ideas for every season! Some are super simple (and great for kids) while others are a litle more detailed. This is a great place to start looking for inspiration!!!