Nov 24, 2009

Black Friday Weekend Deals!

Shop Handmade this Holiday Season
~show them how much you care~

Grab your gift lists and head to the shop this weekend for the best deals on
lemonade sun productions
you'll find this year!

Nov 27th - Nov 29th

All scarves: Buy One Get One 1/2 price!
(that's a $7.50 savings)
Crocheted from soft Lion Brand Homespun yarns in rich, beautiful colors, these lattice patterned scarves are a stylish way to keep your neck toasty warm while you're out in the cold weather. Give a wonderful handmade lemonade sun scarf to everyone on your list this year. Don't see your favorite color?
Contact me and I'd be happy to make a custom order just for you.

30% off all jewelry!
Find the perfect accessory for someone on your list (or treat yourself to a little something special) with my handcrafted jewelry. Perfect for moms, sisters, daughters, friends, coworkers....and more. If you see something you like, but wish it was in another color, size or design, please contact me. I would love to work with you to create something that suits your unique style.

20% off all hand carved stamps!
All of my stamps are designed right here in the studio and hand carved by me. Each one is a work of art that requires precision, patience, time and effort. Every stamp is carved to order and therefore completely customizable.

  • Add a name to personalize a design for that rubber stamp lover or scrapbooker you know.

  • Have a bibliophile in your family? Have a stamp created just for them to use as a bookplate.

  • Need a gift for a fellow Etsy shop owner? Have a customized stamp made with their logo and shop address. 

I love custom orders. Let's create something special for someone on your list!

Paying with Paypal?
How to use the code:
1. Choose the items you want to purchase and add them to your cart. Click "checkout".
2. Fill in your shipping information and click "final review".
3. Enter the code "BFSAVE" in the "message to seller" box and click "commit to buy".
4. Finish purchasing the items via Paypal. I will send you a refund for the amount of your total savings via Paypal before your order is shipped.

 Prefer NOT to wait for Paypal refund?
1. Choose the items you want to purchase and send me a convo with the code "BFSAVE" and your list.
2. I will change each of the listings for the items you want to "Reserved For: (you)" and discount the price to reflect your savings.
3. I will send you a convo telling you that process is completed.
4. You add each item and finish the payment process and enjoy your savings right away.


Introducing longjohns paperie

Well, I'm a bit behind in posting. I've been busy creating cards for the newest addition to the shop: longjohn's paperie.

I've wanted to add a line of cards to the shop for quite some time now, but I didn't want them to be just like everyone else's cards. There are so many super talented paper-masters on Etsy that I worried my creations would slip into the norm and get lost in the mix. I had been looking for that one thing that would make my card line unique and memorable. After browsing through magazines, card shops and online searching for creative inspiration, I was struck by an interesting idea one day. I really liked the look of some tall and skinny cards I had seen in a stamping idea book. I'm sure you've seen them around. They fit inside a business (A10) sized envelope. I know I get tired of sending the usual run of the rack greeting card, so I'm always on the look out for new and different presentations for my sentiments. I put the tall, skinny card idea in my mental file and started thinking of clever ways to market them or a memorable name they could go by. My oldest son piped up in one of my audible self-brainstorming sessions (a.k.a. "mom's talking to herself again") and told me he thought I should call the cards longjohns. Hmph....longjohns. Longjanes? Longjohns?...........yeah. I liked it. Brilliant. It's like a long card for your John Hancock. Ha! Wonderful. Thanks, son.
There you have it. The birth of longjohns paperie. But that wasn't the end of it. Now I had to create a brand look. Something not like everyone else's. That's when I ran across the perfect long envelopes for the cards. What do you think?

Stay tuned for news about the upcoming Black Friday Weekend Deals!
I'll post info about that tomorrow.

For now, have a marvelous day and remember to shop handmade for the Holidays.

Nov 5, 2009

An early Friday Find.............another wonderful collage

Hello little lovelies! Here it is Thursday again already. Things are about to get crazy around here for a bit. My oldest daughter is going in for surgery to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst (in her throat) that keeps getting infected. Though not necessarily life threatening (though we certainly came close with the last infection), the cyst is a constant lump in her throat and flares up in irritation with any cold or sickness she contracts and we've opted to have it removed. It is an outpatient surgery so she will come home tomorrow evening sometime to rest and recover here. We are looking forward to her much better health after the healing process is finished.

My youngest daughter is due to have a gigantic birthday bash to celebrate her "golden" birthday next week. For those of you who don't know, a golden birthday is an occasion that only happens once in your life when the date of your birthday matches up with the age you are turning. She was born on November 10th so her 10th birthday party is scheduled to be a fantastically huge production! I was not quite as fortunate with mine as I was only 3 when it occured and my mother was not aware of such a concept. I suppose I will just have to live vicariously through each of my children's parties :)

Due to the fact that I will be at the hospital for most of the day tomorrow, I thought I'd share some of my favorite thanksgiving holiday items from Etsy a little early for tomorrows Friday Find feature. I've compiled another collage since I love the way the last one came out. I've listed each piece and the corresponding shop owner with links to both below so browse away. Each item reflects this wonderful season in my opinion. Enjoy the autumnal/wintery weather wherever you are this week!

Sit back and have a nice hot cup of cocoa for me,

Nov 3, 2009

Ingenuity at work...

I ran across this video posted by rikrak during one of Etsy's virtual labs recently on packaging and was immediately drawn to the idea. The technique is called Furoshiki wrapping. Used for centuries in Japan, this wrapping technique had begun to fade with the post-war introduction of plastic shopping bags, but in recent years it has seen renewed interest as environmental protection became a concern. Furoshiki are most commonly used to wrap lunch boxes (or bento boxes) in and double as a placemat for the lunch. I know I could think of several different things I would use it to wrap. How about you? What a great way to use scraps of fabric left over from those sewing projects. Check out the videos I've posted below for examples of beautiful furoshiki wrapping.


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