Thursday, April 30, 2009

TamaraGarvey--- Shop of the week 4/27-5/3

This week’s Shop of the Week delivers! Tamara Garvey, of, has some really cute and beautiful illustrations. Her work will put a smile on anyone face who receives one of the adorable note card sets . They would make a perfect end of the year gift to teachers, bus drivers or to a mother, grandmother who loves to write.

Her pen-and-ink scenes are amazing and really make you feel apart of the picture. I especially like this butterfly. It is a true reminder of the beauty we see in nature.

She ships everywhere and all her illustrations are shipped wrapped in a waterproof cellophane sleeve, sandwiched between pieces of thick, non-bending cardboard.Follow her on her blog and on Twitter!
Special for the Week: Put “EtsyTwitter” into the “Messages for the Seller” box and await a revised invoice with a 15% discount off any of her items! (If you forget, just send her a convo.)
Please remember all of her art work is done by hand and her pictures/ideas are owned by TamaraGarvey.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

so late so sorry but great deals!!

As the April 2009 fly's by I realize that I have put off doing so many things yet again. It amazes me how quickly the past few months have gone. Between work, house, twitter, etsy, ebay my state test for my teaching certificate, and my best friend getting married I have been busy busy busy. So I looked decided today is the day to sit and go over a lot of the miss used time this month.
I have already been to Lowe's to get potting soil and two new pots for the plants. On my kitchen table (its really a card table since the apartment is so small) I have several plants going. This year I plan on having sweet red peppers, yellow peppers, big boy tomatoes, plum tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, spicy lettuce, lettuce (they are a mixed bag), sunflowers, basil, rosemary, and parsley. Most of them are just starting to pop up --this is the most exciting thing in my house. My husband and I can stand there for 5 minutes just looking to see if "anything new" has grown in the last hour. He then teases me because I'm telling the plants to "grow grow". I know this is funny however, I do remember reading in some magazine that plants love attention. On the other hand this is why I need to have a dog in the house. No pets allowed though in this apartment :(
I also took 10 minutes to put away the clothes that I folded 3 days ago and pick up the pile off the floor that my husband loves to leave. (did i mention that the laundry hamper is just 2 feet away?? no?? well it is--lol).
I also decided in the past few days to stop selling my random house hold stuff (that I don't need) on ebay. I noticed that even there few people are buying. Not me though... I just got the planters you see on tv for tomatoes for a great price. (green bags that hang) Anyway, so that's been put off.
As for etsy..well I launched my new line on April 2nd. its the GO GREEN CUP COZIES line. So far my mom got one, I have one and some of the people I work with have purchased one. They all say the same thing "what a great idea to help the earth and its so simple". Simple is the best thing now a days with all the mayhem. If you haven't stopped by to see them please do. It could be your one pledge this year to help our environment.
The etsy twitter team has been busy with several shops of the week. I apologies that I missed writing a few of them up.. such talent in theses shops!!
April 6: Curiousmess
April 13 : L'élephantRose
April 20 : RhodesAnnalsDesigns

Twitter is also going very well--I was featured 2 times by cheaptweets--theres a link on the side of my blog here to show you my sales--if you have the time please vote for them.

Well thats about it for now got to run before this blog is 10 pgs. :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

What a Week!!

Wow this past week has been a busy busy busy busy!! Lets start with Wednesday because that's when it got I was supposed to launch my new line on April 1 (Wednesday) however, with the worm that was supposed to go out I decided to postpone it to April 2nd and not go on the computer. Talk about a hard thing to do--If your like me than your addicted to the computer.. it got worse for me when my husband went to Iraq. The Internet became like a link between two worlds. I was able to tell him anything day or night and not feel like I was "forgetting something again". It also helped him connect quickly to what I was doing so that our conversations on the phone could be on other topics. Getting off the topic again..opps!! So on April 2nd (Thursday) I launched my new line--CUP COZY I posted a few on Thursday and then more on Saturday.

Friday I was busy with house work, crocheting, and other stuff.

Saturday I decided to wake up at the crack of dawn (why I never know) and get online. The hubby was out at lacrosse practice so I had most the day to myself. So online I go and I get onto Etsy--hmmm treasury pops into my mind and I get one!! Wahoo... then the rest of the day I clean the house ...take a nap (wasn't feeling well) and watch the yankee game.

Today (sunday) I have all three of my brother-in-laws at my house. It is the first time in a long time that all four brothers are together--its nice to see them laughing and such...

Before I go I wanted to say a huge shout out to many people/blogs that have promoted my treasury and cup cozy's this weekend. If I forgot to mention you please contact me and I will add you:

Treasury Blogs:

--Etsytwitter Team (thanks Vicki for the write up) threepeats Jewelry--love the part about saying "TWEET TWEET TREASURY" 3X FAST--LOL
--MindyGJewelry wrote a spot on her blog about being in the TWEET TWEET TREASURY!!

Twitter Tweet's: -liv'ngood jewlery

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Shop of the week: March 30-April 5 ---> Jaybird Designs

Jaybird Designs is this weeks shop of the week picked by the EtsyTwitter Team. In Jaybird Design's shop you will find crocheted clothing and accessories for babies, children and women. As a crocheter myself he work inspires me to keep comming out with new items. Her best sellers are my original crochet patterns!! She has recently added items to her shop for animals as tag collars

Jaybird Designs offers $5.00 flat rate shipping (even when you order more than one item) to the entire world. U.S. shoppers, please contact her before checkout if you'd prefer $3.00 First Class instead of $5.00 for Priority shipping.
Special Deal for the Week: Free shipping if you mention "TWITTER Team Rocks" in the comments at check out. She will refund your shipping cost!!
Please remember that her pictures are copyrighted to her and her only! --thanks