September 28, 2010

Inspiration and the new Diversy collection

If you have never heard of Jess LC or Make Under My Life, you are missing something great. Jess has a great line of jewelry through Jess LC, and she has recently released her new Diversey collection. I must say, I have found a new love in this collection! Here are a few of my faves from the collection.

Two Strand, Three Paisley Necklace
Single Paisley Bracelet

Solid Enamel Paisley Necklace
Jess's blog, Make Under My Life has been a huge inspiration to me. As the name suggests, it is all about simplifying and de-cluttering your life, both physically and mentally, and as Jess states, 'designing your life with intention'. Jess also shares her own life struggles and accomplishments in such an open way, that she is truly an inspiration to me, and, I am sure, many others. Also, with Jess being self-employed just like Mr. M, I tend to find a lot of support in how I feel with Mr. M's business struggles and accomplishments. It's amazing how one person that you have never physically met can make such a huge impact on your life and continue to do so. 

I am so very grateful for having found Jess's blog on the web, and her jewelry is a definite bonus! Now, I just have to figure out a way to score a piece of that gorgeous jewelry...

September 25, 2010

New To The Shop!

I've added two new items to my shop, Colie's Crafts! The first is a tad out of season, but I don't mind. I had been hemming and hawing over what to frame these bears in for a while. My dear mother-in-law found some cross-stitch supplies at a yard sale and asked if I would be interested in them. It was a huge box with all kinds of stuff! I sifted through and picked out what I could use, and this vintage hoop was one of them.  I am loving the seafoam green, and how it coordinates with the castle's flag!

Beach Bears 

For some of you who follow my blog, or have poked around my Etsy shop, this next one may look a bit familiar. I had some 24-count Aida cloth. I think it was 24-count. Anyway, I decided to try my Mod Buds (link to Mod Buds listing) on a smaller scale.

Mini Mod Buds

And I like it! I may make more of these in different colors because they're so fun to make!

I have several other pieces that I want to frame before posting to the shop. So you'll have to stay tuned for those. I hope you enjoy my little Etsy makeover!

September 23, 2010

Unframed Additions to Colie's Crafts

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I decided to try listing some unframed cross-stitch pieces in my Etsy shop. They cost a bit less since I did not have to buy a frame and do the extra work of framing each piece. Also, I think this gives the buyers much more flexibility, if they are willing to frame, because then they can choose any size, shape, or color that suits them best.

So what do you think? For more information about these pieces, head on over to my shop on Etsy. And stay tuned soon for two exciting new, framed additions!

September 22, 2010

New Photos in Etsy Shop!

I am a bad, bad blogger with good intentions. Someday in the near future, I hope to get going with this blog full-time again. In the meantime, please be patient with my severely intermittent posts!

I finally got some time to take new Etsy photos with my new camera! So far, I have just updated my shop with my current listings, but keep an eye out in the next few days. I have several additions coming to Colie's Crafts, framed and unframed.

The unframed pieces are a stretch, as I'm not too sure how they will sell online. But, I figure I will list at least a few, feel it out, and if they do not sell well (if at all) then I will try to stick them in some frames in the future. I really just do not have the extra time to frame all of my pieces right now, so if anybody else is willing to do so, then you are more than welcome!

Anyway, back to my new photos. Here is a sneak peek at just a few listings I have updated. I hope you likey!

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