Friday, February 27, 2009

An Interview, AND a Giveaway!!!

If you are a reader of my blog, you'll know that I love finding new shops. Etsy is a treasure-trove of undiscovered glory - here's one for you to discover! The shop name is ARTLIFE!

A little bit of an interview - the person behind the artist - I'd like to introduce you to Ellen!:

Do you have a day job besides your Artlife shop on Etsy?

Yes. My goal is to be one of the "I quit my day job" folks but for now I work part-time at an up-scale grocery store. I feel very lucky to at least have a few days off a week which I can solely devote to my Etsy shop and moving toward that goal.

Do you have any kids?No, I love kids but I've never wanted any of my own.

Do you blog?Yes. My blog is

Do you have any animals?Not at the moment. I've had cats in the past and would love to get another someday. Cats are the coolest!

What tips can you give to someone just starting out on etsy?I think the biggest thing is to think positive thoughts and try not to get discouraged. Even when sales are not coming in, you can always be doing something to move your business forward and every little step counts towards the big picture. Also, if you get some momentum going with your shop DON'T stop! I have made the mistake in the past of working on my shop in fits and starts and in hindsight I now realize I lost hard won momentum when I ignored my shop.

Any last thoughts?Hmmm, Right now I'm really into giveaways and gifting my cards!

And with that in mind here is this weeks giveaway from Artlife -

First of all - what are you trying to win?? YOUR CHOICE of a notecard set.

The Rules::::

Head on over to Artlife.

Come on back here and leave a comment with your favorite notecard set from her shop.

You MUST leave a way for me to reach you.

EXTRA Entries: Stop by Buster and boo or Woolies (my shops) and leave a comment with your favorite item. I WILL count the extra entries!

Contest ends one week on Saturday, February 28th - last day of February!

Thanks so much & good luck!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I've had a crazy week, and have been meaning to tell you about this for days!

Rush on over to Doodlage! There's an awesome prize package available to win! From a variety of artisans - you have to see!

I've donated this prize:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Buster and boo Giveaway!

No, not here! ~~ You're going to have to head on over to the beautiful Raven's blog at I'm giving away YOUR CHOICE of any pair of earrings valued at $12 or under (which is most of them in my shop, as I only make affordable jewelry)!!!

Here's a peek at what you might choose, all available at Buster and boo!

So don't delay, please visit Raven's blog today! Thanks!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Buster and boo sweepstakes!

Buster and boo is approaching 300 sales! As an incentive to help get there, I am offering a prize drawing.

Here's how it works:

Be buyer # 290 through #300. Your name will be entered in a drawing to win anything you love from my shop, with a value of $12 or under. That's a 1 out of 10 chance of winning! Pretty great odds!

My shop has all kinds of affordable unique accessories and jewelry, and I list new items every day.

Here's a sample:

So head on over to Buster and boo, and find a great gift for friend, family or yourself. Then, keep an eye out for my shop to reach 300 sales, cause then I'll be drawing the winner, and I'll post it here. Thanks so much for making my shop a success!

Thank You!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Just in time for Valentine's Day Giveaway

has been chosen by - random chose #93.

congratulations to #93, and thank you to all who entered. Please stop by again, as new contests will be up soon!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Just in time for Valentine's Day Giveaway

Announcing, the Just in Time for Valentine's Day Giveaway!

(ooooooo earrings, my favorite!)

Designed by fishprincessdesigns, on Etsy of course.

A bit about these georgeous earrings:

Rhodochrosite oval beads of pastel pinks, creams and tan and sterling silver round beads to give these earrings a cool, feminine glow. Think cherry blossoms and cotton candy! Earrings are about1 inch long from the sterling silver earwire base.

You can win these! Here's how:

1. Visit Find your favorite item.
2. Come back to my blog and leave a comment with your favorite item.
3. If you do not leave a way to reach you, you cannot win. Please feel free to contact me at either of my shops ( or ( and leave me your email address there if you are not comfortable leaving it here.
4. Contest will end one week from today- at midnight on February 9th.
any questions? Please contact me! And Good Luck - Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I've been busy

with my Buster and boo shop. Busy making things, that is. Not so busy selling!

Here's a sample of what's new in my shop:

Please stop by! Just click here: Buster and boo!

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I have two teenage boy children. Not so into dolls. I love dolls. And I've always wanted a Waldorf doll. Now, thanks to Gopita, I have one.

She has a beautiful daughter, and wanted a knitted sweater for her daughter for the holidays. She chose a beautiful bamboo yarn - here is what I knitted for her.

But! LOOK at what I got in return!!!!! I'm in love with Josephine!

There are quite a few absolutely wonderful doll-makers on Etsy. I encourage you to check them out - just go to and search for Waldorf Dolls. Or stop by Josephine's wonderful maker -

With thanks to Gopi!!!