Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jesse's New Coat

I recently traded with Jenny the Artist, another Etsy seller, for this awesome coat for Jesse.  I have had my eye on her coats for a while and they are adorable, from clouds and fawns to mushrooms and skulls, it was a difficult choice to make! I picked the skull coat for Jesse, and it's perfect for her.

I hesitate sometimes to ask other sellers to trade because I don't want them to feel obligated if they aren't interested in something I make, I just couldn't resist this time and luckily Jenny loved the eyeball necklace she chose just as much as I love the skull coat. Perfect trade!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Halloween Goodies Treasury

Look at this gorgeous treasury on Etsy by my friend Lauren of Maybeads! She's picked some wonderful Halloween items and one my Blythe necklaces is one of them!

Lauren is a fellow lampwork glass artist and makes the cutest critter beads. Her beads have such personality, they always bring a smile to my face. I admire her dogs especially, they really DO look like Chihuahuas and Boston Terriers and Beagles etc. how she does it with glass is true talent!

I was just realizing the other day that I haven't been in as many treasuries as I used to, but then again, I haven't been commenting on them like I was. So my tip today for fellow Etsy sellers, is to get out there and get involved, comment on treasuries and people will notice you!

Please don't forget to click and comment on Laurens treasury, the more clicks and comments, the higher the rating!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My Etsy shop is featured on the Kawaii Punk Blog!

Have you heard of Kawaii Punk? It's a really fun blog that aims to bring kawaii goodies to the world. It's fun, upbeat and a pleasure to read. If you love kawaii then you'll love Kawaii Punk!

I've been following it for a while now and really enjoy it. Who woulda thought my shop would be featured there?! I'm excited! So go read it already!! :P

Monday, September 21, 2009

MyShoppingConnection: Add Some Boo to Your Bling

MyShoppingConnection: Add Some Boo to Your Bling

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I am excited to have my eyeball necklace included in this wonderful Halloween collection at My Shopping Connection. This is a wonderful site that promotes handmade! For daily featured handmade items check out IndieSpotting which is part of My Shopping Connection.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Want to add your Etsy shop to Facebook? You can with Wishpot!

Have you heard of Wishpot? It's a wonderful tool for both shoppers and indie shop owners alike.

Wishpot is an online service that lets you add anything you want to your Wishpot wish list or registry. It's perfect for your gift list, birthday wish list, wedding registry, honeymoon registry, baby registry, Christmas list and much more.

When you sign up for Wishpot and become an Indie Expert and you can add your shop to the Wishpot website and with their new Facebook application, you can also add your Etsy shop to your Facebook Fan Page, not profile, but FAN PAGE!

I have been a Wishpot member for a few years but recently signed up to be an Indie Expert. Not only can you post your shop to Wishpot and Facebook, when you update your blog it automatically posts it to Wishpot. Wishpot is another social networking site that is valuable for your shop and yet another great way to get yourself out there. Here is a list of reasons why every handmade artisan should sign up for Wishpot;

Share your blog and website

Get your badge, add it to your blog, Myspace and more

Share your shop on Facebook

Share your products and wishes on Twitter

Guest post on the Wishpot Blog

Submit an item to be featured as a Daily Featured Product

Promote your giveaways and contests

I have only scratched the surface on some of the features Wishpot offers. They keep adding more great things, I totally recommend them and I am happy to be a member.

Even if you aren't a seller Wishpot is a wonderful tool to keep track of things you want all over the web. My family has been using Wishpot for a few years to keep track of the kids wish lists for birthdays and holidays, it's so easy for them, we have added the "add to Wishpot" button to our browser and the kids can add anything they find online to their wish lists, even Etsy items!

Here is a link to get the most out of wishpot as an Indie Expert. It goes into details and includes links about the features listed above.

Click the button below to go to my Wishpot and see my profile, I would love some more friends so please add me if you like!

Let me know if you have trouble, I have an email for a very friendly, very helpful lady at Wishpot that can help you set everything up.

*** UPDATE *** It's not very clear on the site as to how to become a  vendor or indie expert. Once you have created your Wishpot account, please email to request a vendor account,  when I requested mine, I included links to my shop and blog. It may take a few days before they get back to you. In the meantime, explore the site and get started creating lists, it will help you to become more familiar with everything.

Wishpot Indie Badge

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Personalized Necklaces for Your Girl

Introducing perfectly sized personalized necklaces for your girls! Each necklace is a hand stamped metal charm with your girls name or small saying on it. You choose the name, or saying and the design of your choice, check out my Etsy shop for more details! I made the price affordable so all your girls can have one!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Introducing Jesse

Jesse, originally uploaded by EmbellishYourself.

Jesse arrived today, I'm so excited. She's beautiful and will soon be modeling for the shop. I have a few new designs I've been holding off on releasing in anticipation of her arrival. Please check back this week to see them!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Present for Pepper

When I came across the Etsy shop WeeKnit, I just knew I had to get something for Pepper. WeeKnit makes the cutest little finger puppets and they are the perfect size for dollies too!

They offer all kinds of sets including your own family, storybook sets, Scooby-Doo, pirates, you name it! They even have birthday party favor sets.

We all know I love Pippi Longstocking so I contacted Jenny from WeeKnit with my request and she whipped Pippi right up. I was so impressed with her quick, friendly response. I told her I wanted her for my Blythe doll and she even made her a little smaller than normal to accommodate me.

Pippi is the cutest little puppet, made with care and great quality and the price is a steal. So if you have kids, or your dolly needs a friend, I highly recommend WeeKnit!

Once Pepper saw Pippi, she immediately went to change her clothes. Don't they look cute together?