Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'm horrible

Dear Blog,

I will be honest with you. I need a break from you since I'm really busy and I cannot dedicate you any quality time. I'm not breaking up with you but let's take a vacation from each other. In any case, I may change my mind tomorrow but just in case you know where I stand.

I still love you.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Wow- I had been really bad

Dear Blog,

I did not realize that it has been over a month since I post anything.



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My First Showcase

Dear Blog,

This week, I decided to do a little experiment and I bought a spot on the Fall Fashion Showcase.

Overall the experience was great, so here is the recap:

- My shop got over 1000 views when my average is around 300 in a good day.
- People were giving me hearts right and left
- I made 4 sales
- I got contacted about my items and some of those contacts will be sales before the end of week.
- Very good money maker

I consider $15.00 put to a very good use, it allows to get out there.

Now, I was very reluctant to do it, I though that it will not work because I had been in the forum reading about how bad showcases were and people moaning and wailing about this. So last night, I started to try to analyze why it was such a good thing for me and so bad for others. So here is my word of wisdom:

- The pictures of your items in the showcase have to be good otherwise people will not be clicking there. I had been around and some people have pictures that you do not even know what the item is.

- The items that you are showcasing should be between $20 and $30. I do not think if you put a very expensive or very cheap item, people will feel invited.

- Once they get to your shop , you need to have a neat shop meaning: profile, nice announcement, shop policies, variety of products and price points. Basically all the things that you know about pimping the store.

- Choose the right showcase to buy. Here you will need to do some legwork about where your items may be look at.

- Choose the day of the week wisely, I based my decision according to the traffic on my shop and my own shopping habits. So Tuesdays seem a good day for me.

This is so far what a kind of know now. I'm getting another spot next Tuesday.

Stay tuned!!!


Monday, September 8, 2008

CastleArt - Feedback

Dear Blog,

Last week during a Virtual Lab, Lisa from Castleart, asked for honest feedback. So I convoed her, we made arrangements and she mailed me the prints. Well, the package just arrived so here is my part of the deal: give her my honest feedback.

Here we go........................

1. The package:

I absolutely loved the drawings!!!! They gave the outside of the package some character.

2. Package is opened

What it caught my attention was the business card. I loved it as well!

3. The goodies ......... that is what we are waiting for :)

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WOW - I loved all - Very nice detail signing the back of the prints!
Overall A+++++
I will make only one suggestion: I will add another layer of cardboard to the package, I know it will add weight to the package so more shipping $$$ but the package might get damaged if traveling a longer distance.
Keep up your great job , Castleart!
See you next time!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thanks Alicia!

Dear Blog,

Alicia from La Alicia is featuring me in her blog today. That is s cool!

Go and visit her at and of course visit her Etsy Shop


I'm a happy camper today.


Friday, August 22, 2008

My First Trade

Dear Blog,

I did my first trade! I traded one of my lipbalm cozies for a hello kitty collar for Melba. She does not seem very excited about it but I am. I did a trade with Beckynot, I love the little kitties!

She will need to get over it. Look how pretty she looks with her new necklace.




Update: if you want one of these to make your kitty happy go to:

Melba is a star now!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My First Scrabble Pendant

Dear Blog:

Last night, I made my first pendant from a scrabble tile. How cool is that?

It is already posted on the shop. I will make more this week.

Cya later,


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Monday, July 28, 2008

Happy Birthday to you - Larry and Emily

Dear Blog,

Today Etsy Dallas celebrates two birthdays: Larry/KesslerCraftman and Emily/Backbone.

Here are my favorites from their shops:

Let's sing Happy Birthday to them and give them some clicks!



Maus and Kiwi

Dear Blog,

Wow, I cannot believe how bad I am. It has been almost a month since last time I wrote you. Well, during this time lots of things happened. Maus and Kiwi took a road trip around the US and they were so confused that came back to Texas instead of going to California. I set them straight , when they finally arrived apparently they were talking with a New York accent. That is what I was told.

In the meanwhile, Baxter was more obedient and he went to Michigan , when he got there he emailed me because he needed some baby crocs, so those are in their way to him.

I need to write about the birthdays so I'm out of here.


Monday, June 30, 2008

Cute Kitties

Dear Blog,

I neglected you again. You know, I got busy so I did not forget about you. During my absence, I got my second Alchemy request. This time the request was for 2 felted knitted kitty cats. They turn out good but they were a pain you know where. I'm guessing the next ones I made will be much easier now that I know what I'm doing. Their names are Maus and Kiwi. Here they are:

That's all for now. They are traveling to California.
See you,

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I received my earrings

Dear Blog,

Yesterday, I received the earrings from Stephanie from Tefi Designs. They are so pretty! I love them! Here is a picture of myself wearing them with the matching pendant.

Thank you Tefi!



Monday, June 9, 2008

My First Alchemy bid is done

Dear Blog,

I'm sorry but I got so busy that I neglected you. In any case , I finally finished the cardigan.
Watch the progress .....

The original bid is at:

See you later.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

OMG - I was in the front page

Dear Blog,

Somehow I got to the front page of Etsy and I saw that my coffee sleeve is featured in a Storque article, I'm so excited that I almost pee myself.



Another Treasury!

Dear Blog,

We got in another treasury. Thanks to Kara- Memopause for choosing me!

I got new yarn for my Alchemy order today, so I will need to knit for a while.



Monday, May 19, 2008

My First Show

Dear Blog,

The show was fantastic and I'm exhausted. I will write about it tomorrow.



Saturday, May 17, 2008

My First Treasury

Dear Blog,

I'm so excited! I came back from eating breakfast with a friend and some errands to find out I was included in a Treasury. Thanks so much sadiesthings!

Back to crunch time now.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mini Vacation

Dear Blog,

I'm really busy with the last minutes details, so I will probably see you again on Sunday.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Here I am

Dear Blog,

I had finish the main tagging part for all the items I'm going to take to the show. I'm also getting more views in my store since I'm renewing twice a day instead of one. Still no sales.

I added a new item to the store. The Lip Balm holder- key chain. This includes the lip balm as well. These will be in the goodies bag and I will donating a scarf for the door prices. I can't wait to Sunday!

I'll see you later.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Crunch Time

Dear Blog,

Oh! Well……… Friday is here. Trunk Show is a in a week. I have to finish some scarves, finish other items, tag everything and get ready. I will not have a lot of time to fool around next days. Work, work and more work.

Hasta maƱana.


Thursday, May 8, 2008


Dear Blog,

Not too much to say today. I keep adding things to the blog's page. I renewed two items on the store. I'm getting clicks but not sales. Arghh! I changed my avatar for the 4th time since I'm not happy with it.

I'm getting ready for the Trunk show so I had been making scarves like crazy but next week is crunch time to get organized with everything. We will see how that goes. This is going to be another first time experience.

I will see you tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My First Blog ever

Dear Blog,

I have no clue what to write in blog. I just decided to have one since these days everybody has one. So this is going to replace my rambling journal.

I'm a very compulsive crocheter and knitter so I made stuff and more stuff. My house is full of stuff. At the end of last year I joined Etsy and opened the shop. Until the end of January, I did not listed any items because it is a bunch of stuff you have to do at the beginning: pictures, descriptions, prices, etc etc.

So far so good, not many sales but learning a lot about it.

In upcoming posts I will tell you about it.

Now I need to go and make more stuff.



P.S.: click on the right of the page and visit my Shop. Tell me what you think.