Monday, December 22, 2008

Two Seaside Babes on 1000 Markets

Yes, I've taken the plunge and opened up shop on 1000 Markets. This wonderful venue is a great opportunity for a seller to market their items absolutely free! So far, my shop contains basically my buckle beanies and some amigurumi. I'm slowly adding items to it such as my blankies, plushies, adult hats, and crocheted jewelry.

I'm very pleased with the views I have gotten so far. It has far exceeded my expectations and forced me to the conclusion that my attempt to open up shop on Artfire was a complete and utter waste of time and money. 1000 Markets is extremely user friendly, with bulk upload of photos, which allows for listing in mere minutes. Despite a few bugs that I think will eventually work itself out, I'm hopeful about my outlook here.

So check out Two Seaside Babes on 1000 Markets if you'd like. You'd know I'd love to see you!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

12 Hats for Save the Children

I've managed to complete 12 hats to donate to Save the Children. I would have liked to make more, but didn't realize that the deadline was the 31st! Well, 12 is better than none!

Thank you to all my past customers! Your sales have allowed me to purchase yarn to create these hats and to mail them off.

I truly hope these hats bring warmth and happiness to the mothers and babies that receive them!

Featured Etsian: Cutesie Clips

I find it almost impossible to get children's hair clips that won't fall apart after a few wearings. Or that won't be torn apart by my two little tomboys. I've known cutesieclips for some time now, as we are both members of the Etsy Team Homefront. She makes the most adorable clips and I've had my eye on them for quite a long time now. I finally broke down one night, when she was having one of her amazing Saturday Night Specials, a purchased a ton of them for my babes.

I was delighted at her amazing communication. I received the clips quite speedily and was super impressed with how well-made they were. No amount of tugging, ripping, or chewing from my babes has remotely tainted the cuteness of the clips. These are just two of the many that I purchased. Click on any picture to learn more including descriptions and prices:

I had to refrain from buying up the store, as she has so many unbelievably cute clips. With so many to choose from, including seasonal, flowers, animals, food, and colossal flowers, you are sure to get a super cute clip at an amazing price.
Don't forget about the gift sets, which include the hair clips and Clip and Carry. The Clip and Carry is a definite must for those mothers serious about spoiling their babes in clip cuteness. Super functional, they keep all your clips in one place.

With amazing customer service, great communication, beautiful and well-made clips, cutesie clips is an Etsy store that should definitely be on your shopping list this holiday season. True to her tag line, cutesie clips is definitely "making the world cute one clip at a time".

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Yes, I'm Bragging (just for a second)

Ok, so I've had a bit of good fortune this week. I managed to have three treasuries that I was in make it to the front page. What did that mean for me? Not a thing...not a single sale or convo because of it. Not ungrateful here, but nonetheless, still want to toot my own horn (if only for a second).

05 December 2008 - picked by redheart13

03 December 2008- picked by opheliamiler

02 December 2008 - picked by GoldenTwine

Friday, December 5, 2008

Save The Children Hats

A few months ago I received a link to Save the Children, a wonderful charitable organization that donates to children in developing countries, in the United States, in emergencies and crisis, and in sponsorship. Specifically, my interest was perked by the Knit One Save One campaign, which aims to save the lives of children under the age of 5 by donating crocheted and knit caps to mothers in developing countries.

Two Seaside Babes will crochet and donate one hat for every five sales made in the store for an indefinite period of time.