Monday, June 15, 2009

It's a Giveaway Monday!

First, I would like to wish a Happy Blogiversary, to Tip Junkie! is now 2 years, and they are having a fabulous Dot Com Birthday Bash this week from June 15th thru 19th. There will be 10 winners each day this week for some awesome giveaways from Tip Junkie's Mom-prenuer Shop women. Be sure to scoot on over there and sign up for all their fabulous giveaways, and while you are there, be sure to sign up for their daily email, where all their great giveaways are listed. I have won a couple of giveaways that Tip Junkie promoted, so I can highly recommend them!

While we are on giveaways, be sure to stop on by the Etsy Treasury Team Blog. They are promoting an incredible giveaway by Debbie of Santiam Designs on Etsy. It is a most stunning necklace that you can see in the picture below, and is valued at $80.00. Be sure to click on over to the ETTEAM blog and enter their giveaway! It ends this Saturday, June 20th.

Have a fabulous Monday and a lovely week!

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm so excited!

One of the items from my KnitzyBlonde Etsy Shop, my 13" Laptop Cozy Carrier Bag, has made into Etsy Gift Guide Vote.  Items get voted on, and then the highest voted items will make it into Etsy's Gift Guide (which is a fabulous honor).  I would so appreciate your support by voting for my bag.  Here is the page to VOTE - Etsy Gift Guide Vote.  I've encluded several pictures of it here.  

This is the first time my shop has been recognized for anything like this by Etsy - which is why I'm so excited!  

Thanks so much for your support!!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Off to the airport!

My adorable grandson, Charlie is arriving today for his summer visit!  It's been almost a year since I last had him here, and I can't wait to see him.  It's been tough on me since my daughter and he moved to Ohio 2 years ago, so these visits are incredibly wonderful for us!  Boy do I have some grandson spoiling to do!!  

This is a great picture of Charlie from last summer's Scottish Highland Games in San Diego.  He wear his kilt well (MacGregor tartan), and is a pretty amazing drummer.  You can see he carries his sticks with him where ever he goes.  Fortunate for him, because he had the opportunity to sit in with The Wicked Tinkers (our favorite Scottish/Celtic band) last summer, and hopefully this summer as well!

So if I seem a little preoccupied for the next month - it's cause I'm busy being a grandma!

Friday, June 5, 2009

I've joined a 2nd Etsy Team!

Etsy teams are a fabulous, fun and supportive way to promote your Etsy shops, and make new friends - both of which make selling on Etsy even more delightful!

The new team I've joined is "Carried Away" - the Etsy Bag Maker Team. The team exists to promote the work of all members, offer each other advice and share marketing and bag making ideas. Their blog features work from their members, links to bag making tutorials, answers to questions about bag making and giveaway or sale information from their members. They also have a group flickr pool.  

If you are into handbags, be sure to check out the Carried AwayTeam blog where they have a list of some really fabulous bag makers, as well as a listing of all the team member individual blogs.  I've been drooling just looking at all the bags that these fabulous folks make.  I love a good handbag! 

The bag above is my newest bag in my Etsy shop, KnitzyBlonde.  It is a padded laptop carrier bag made from Pendleton wool, with some beautiful Celtic knot buttons.  It's perfect for any 13" laptop.  It fits my MacBook laptop like a glove - with just enough extra room for the plug in cord.

Below are a couple of my cute little Vintage Style Reversible Handbags.  They are the perfect small bag with 8" x 8" of useable space, and you get 2 handbags for the price of one.  One side of the handbag is always velvet, so that you can use it for both daytime and evening!

Happy handbag shopping!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Norma Jeane

Marilyn Monroe personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th Century.

She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California.

The pendant above can be purchased in my Etsy shop - Zaftig Delights.