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Happy New Year!!!

January 2, 2012 07:53 by ehouston

2012 is finally hear and I hope everyone had a fun time ringing it in!  WOOT!  As with any new year comes resolutions and our family is no exception.  There are the usual declarations…eat healthy, exercise…you know, the ones that last about a month.  ugh!  Of course we are REALLY gonna try this time!   But, this year I decided to make some business resolutions.  I know I have talked about changing things up before and working toward new goals, which happens throughout every year.  But, this time, before that darn Mayan calendar runs out I really wanted to switch my shop focus right out of the gates.  If I only have until December 21st, I might as well go out with a bang, right?

What this means to my three shop fans out there is more focus on the handmade textile items and a move away from the vintage treasures.  Right now I am strongly considering getting rid of my Artfire shop and opening a second Etsy store.  I tried a little test last year (or maybe that was the year before) and posted a couple of duplicate items from my Artfire shop over to my Etsy store.  I wanted to see if they would sell more quickly and sure enough, they were gone pretty shortly after the move.  I think my hesitation to make the change then was due in part to having the really cheap-o shop rate over at Artfire since I got in during the Beta phase.  The reality though, is that I barely give that store any attention, I’m not a part of that community at all and I really don’t even shop there.  I realized that, although I like the Artfire set up, I really participate more within the Etsy community. 

I will probably start with setting up the separate Etsy store front first and then run some test items through before pulling the plug on the AF shop.  In addition to moving away from mixing vintage and handmade items I hope to add some smaller and more affordable products to my current shop.  The only part I am not sure about is whether to keep my revamped vintage clothing pieces in my handmade shop or to move them to the vintage site?  Hmm…. any thoughts out there? 

That might be another section I “test” before making a final decision.

Oh, so many changes and so little time.  At least I have until 12/21….I originally thought the Mayans predicted the end on 12/12.  Those eight extra days ought to help a little, right?

Stay tuned for new shop info coming soon!

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Etsy Treasury : Welcome Home

September 13, 2011 23:00 by ehouston

I am definitely welcomed home when looking at this fabulous grouping of fall items.  This Treasury was curated by Britta Folden of Queen B Quilts.  Not only does Britta put together lovely items, but she has a great little shop specializing in T-Shirt quilts.  What a great way to capture your T-shirt memories without having to dig in your dresser to remember who, what, where and when?

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She was kind enough to feature my Vintage Fabric Stroller Quilt in Red, Navy and White.  But, I just want to cuddle up in that warm cardigan, hang that lovely wreath on my front door, sit back with my feet on that cute heart rug and throw back about 10 of those red velvet whoopie pies. 

Man, what an afternoon that would be!

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Etsy Treasury : Orange Pumpkin Turquoise Animals Machines and Stuff

August 14, 2011 11:43 by ehouston

This is a fun treasury of bright colors!  It has been curated by the designers over at Mayura Fabric Made a really cool shop with lots of handmade fabric items.  They use the most amazing colors and fabric combos!

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My Vintage Fabric Embellished Quilt was featured.  So come by, click, comment and buy!

Thanks!

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Etsy Treasury–Aqua and Red

August 10, 2011 00:27 by ehouston

Such a terrific color combo!  This treasury was curated by John Rutledge of the shop Sugar & Stripes.  It’s a wonderful place full of cute and unique hair accessories for little ones.

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My favorite vintage fabric wall hanging is included.  Yeah!

Come by and check it out.  Comment, click through and buy something already!!

;o)

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Etsy Treasury : Shades Of Blue

August 3, 2011 23:00 by ehouston

I guess I’m not the only one that cannot get enough of this color.  The curator of this Treasury is Seastyle and their shop is full of beachy treasures.

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My lovely ocean inspired Vintage Fabric Embellished Quilt with Japanese Waves is a featured member of this collection.

Enjoy!

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Etsy Treasury : What’s Your Favorite Color?

August 3, 2011 00:38 by ehouston

This cool blue Treasury makes me want to jump right into a pool!  It was curated by Len Olay of Photo Len Olay, one of the nicest photography shops I have seen on Etsy.

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He was kind enough to add my Vintage Vase with Cream, Green and Turquoise Speckles. 

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Etsy Treasury : Red Flowers Of The World!

July 28, 2011 00:34 by ehouston

This is such a vibrantly colored treasury from Alessandra of the shop Alexandra-Fa Milano.  She makes really neat fabric jewelry, so check it out!

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She was kind enough to feature my Vintage Fabric Wall Art with Red Flowers.

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