Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Madness and a Giveaway!

My very first blog giveaway is going on over at luvinthemommyhood!  Shannon contacted me a while back with some very sweet comments about my shop and I’m so happy to have my inaugural giveaway at her blog.  Go check it out – there’s even a special discount!

luvinthemommyhood banner

Speaking of giveaways, don’t forget my giveaway to celebrate 20 followers that’s coming up right here!  I have a special goody for you guys (and maybe a kiddo in your life) all planned out.  It will definitely help your holiday shopping!  So if you haven’t already, click “follow” over on the left side of the screen so you don’t miss it.

I’ve been sewing like mad to get my Etsy shop ready for the holidays.  I’m trying to make multiples of everything to make the best use of my limited amount of time.  I cut out 27 bibs the other day, people. 27!!  And last night I got to work on a whole mess of crayon aprons.  Those two tend to be my best sellers at shows, so I’m stocking up!  Doing a bunch of the same thing saves time in lots of ways – it’s quicker to pick fabrics, one photo shoot covers a stack of stuff, and clicking “relist” on Etsy when something sells is much easier than writing a whole new listing.

11 9 10 last minute market poster

I’m also frantically trying to fill up the ol’ inventory wardrobe because I signed up for ANOTHER holiday show!  I was going to be part of a holiday show at our airport, but unfortunately it got cancelled.  The very next day Martha of Sunday Afternoon Housewife fame emailed me and invited me to be a part of the Handmade Promenade Last Minute Market.  Funny how things work out, right?  It’s going to be way cool – it’s a nighttime show at a restaurant and there’s even live music!  I have a family event about two hours away that morning, so it’s going to be a really hectic day, but I’m REALLY looking forward to it!

Here are a few new products that are coming to the shop this week.  I have so many listings all ready to go that I can hardly wait to share them!

crayon apron toyland orange dots display detail portfolio winter leaves front sandwich bag turq dots with bread


  1. sam!! great post and giveaway! i totally signed up. i love all your new stuff and am excited for your new etsy sales! your hard work is really paying off. i just wanted to let you know that you are an inspiration and all your creations are awesome! keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks so much Hannah! It's funny how everything happens at once - at first I was getting so discouraged because nothing was happening, and then all of a sudden I can barely keep up!

    I love seeing all the new stuff you guys are posting on Facebook. I loooove the makeup bags!

  3. ok so I ended up at your blog after seeing your give away on luvingthemommyhood and I have sat here reading from the beginning with my Little Man cuddling since he needed his mommy tonight ;)! Thank you so much for going into detail about your adventure because I'm getting ready to start up myself - I crochet and sew (a little hoping to improve and expand my horizons) if you have any advice or words of encouragement I would appreciate it

    my email is seclary(at)vt(dot)edu

  4. Sam, I just sent you a ridiculously long email!

  5. Sam, I just sent you a ridiculously long email!


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