Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale

Starting Black Friday (28th) and continuing through Cyber Monday (1st), I will be offering Buy One Get One (BOGO) 1/2 off everything in Two Seaside Babes. This includes clearance items! The second item must be equal to or less than the first. Sale does not include S/H charges.

What can Two Seaside Babes offer for those on your gift -giving list this holiday season? How about hats, sized from newborn to adult with many different styles available (click on any picture for further information including prices and descriptions):

How about a blanket for the baby on the way? Or a lovie for your child? Perhaps a pillow to compliment their room decor:

Maybe you're looking for some smaller gifts, or stocking stuffers. One of Two Seaside Babes' amigurumi, plushies, or jewelry is sure to bring a smile to someones face:

Enjoy shopping at Two Seaside Babes. Don't forget, to get BOGO 1/2 off everything in the store, simply put "Black Friday" in the notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice. Happy Holidays from Two Seaside Babes!
Want to leave your Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale on my blog? Leave a comment for all to see!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Buckle Beanie

Need to find the perfect hat for the hard-to-shop-for person on your gift list this holiday season? Want something unique that stands out and doesn't look like mass-produced hats found in chain stores? Come to Two Seaside Babes and discover the buckle beanie. I stumbled upon the creation of this pattern by accident. It made the front page of Etsy a while back and I've found that most customers truly enjoy the many different colors, styles, and sizes that I offer in my store.

I typically crochet my buckle beanies in a wool/acrylic blend yarn. What does this mean for you? No scratchies! This yarn is super thick and soft, so it not only holds it shape very well, but keeps your noggin toasty warm in the cold weather. My buckle beanies can be made in one single color or they can be made in two separate colors. Click on any picture to find out more including descriptions and prices:

You don't necessarily like my wool/blend yarn? I also crochet my buckle beanies in 100% wool, cotton, or acrylic. The wool beanies are even more warm and particularly appealing to those looking for a more "green" option in a hat. I also offer acrylic for those, despite the softness of the wool/blend yarn, that still get the scratches. It is a wonderful alternative, still creating a soft, thick, warm hat with tons more color options available! I also crochet my buckle beanies in cotton, as a lighter weight option. These cotton buckle beanies are perfect for when the weather is cool, such as spring or fall:

I can crochet you your very own buckle beanie, in almost every color or textile imaginable. Want a little something extra to make it stand out even more? Try a textured buckle beanie. Or perhaps a cap as opposed to the beanie. Why not substitute the buckle with a flower, for those really "girly" girls on your list. Have a boy that likes the buckle beanie? Substitute the rounded buckle for a square one. The options are limitless.

Regardless of the buckle beanie you pick from my store, or if you have one custom made, you will love the new and stylish look the buckle beanie will offer you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Featured Etsian: Baby Love Blankies

My featured Etsian of the day is Baby Love Blankies. Wanting to have a custom baby set created for my Sister-in law and a very dear friend of mine, I stumbled upon Baby Love Blankies through my Etsy team, Homefront. After picking out the fabric of my choice, Baby Love Blankies made two beautiful blankie, itsy bitsy blankie, burp cloth, and bib sets for them, which they absolutely adored. Click on any picture to find out more including descriptions and prices:

And, it is worth a definite mention the mini spy bag she threw in for absolutely free (it's on my to-do list to get another from her). She has dozens in mini and regular sizes and they are definitely a life-saver when you have an antsy toddler (or two) in the checkout line:

With excellent communication, dedication to quality work, and wonderful customer service, Baby Love Blankies is definitely an Etsy store that I recommend to those that are expecting. With numerous minky blankets, itsy bitsy blankies, spy bags, burp cloths, and gift sets, you are sure to find baby gifts for all your friends and family during the holidays.

Featured Etsian: The Skipper's Wife

I decided I would like to start featuring various Etsians whose work deserves some extra mention. The first one that comes to mind is a lovely woman, who coincidentally was the first Etsian I ever made a purchase from. I'd like you to meet The Skipper's Wife.

As a skipper's wife, and a skipper's mother, she crafts luxurious soaps and beautiful jewelry, all with a natural and nautical theme. I purchased two soaps from her, Creamy Cucumber and Summer Fling. I was pleasantly surprised when my package arrived and she had even thrown in an extra bar of soap! I was even more surprised at the wonderful scent that filled my bathroom when I unwrapped the bars of soap. Click on any picture to find out more including descriptions and prices.

Have you ever bought a bar of soap and literally wanted to lick it, just to see if it tasted as luxurious as it smells? Disgusting as that may seem (and no, I've never licked a bar of soap, at least willingly), there is no better way to describe the wonderful scents of The Skipper's Wife's soaps. In fact, my daughter must have loved scent of the soaps too, since she literally took a bite out of Summer Fling.

I asked The Skipper's Wife to make me a personal soap made of lavender and chamomile. When I received it (absolutely free), she had made it exactly to my specifications. There is nothing quite as relaxing as the scent of lavender and chamomile at the end of a long, hard day. I was tickled pink that she even choose to name it after me!

Here are some more wonderful soaps and beautiful jewelry that can be found at The Skipper's Wife. While I've never purchased any jewelry, it remains in my favorites as ideas for future gifts for others (or myself):

So, with the holidays approaching quickly, it's best to check out The Skipper's Wife for some great soaps and jewelry. With wonderful communication, fast shipping, and superb customer service, you'll definitely want to come back again!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday Night Special

I haven't had a sale going on in my store for quite some time and felt that I would like to do one. So, I'm going to participate in the Saturday Night Special on Etsy. I will be offering Buy One Get One (BOGO) 1/2 off everything. The second item purchased must be equal to or less than the first. Just put SNS BOGO in the notes to seller.

Two Seaside Babes specializes in various styles of crocheted hats including fashion-forward, traditional, and child-friendly styles in all sizes imaginable. My favorite is my buckle beanie/cap, a pattern that I solely created. Coincidentally, it seems to be everyone else's favorite too! Click on any picture to find descriptions of the items and prices.

Two Seaside Babes also offers many crocheted gifts and goodies including plushies, amigurumi, blankets, that make wonderful gifts for birthdays, Christmas, baby showers, or just because!

Also, make sure to check out my Clearance section, as I have numerous items that I would love to find loving homes for. All prices are currently as marked. The BOGO 1/2 off offer also applies to these items!

And don't forget about my "secrets"! After 5PM EST, I will be offering two absolutely FREE! All you have to do is find one, and it is yours. Only one secret per customer please. In compliance with the SNS "secret" thread on Etsy, the words "SNS" or "secret" will be found somewhere in the description, tags, materials, or can be found in the pictures. I make mine slightly sneaky, so you must look hard!