Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cute as a button!

The buttons that I ordered arrived yesterday and they are sooo cute! I'm very pleased with how they turned out. I'm posting a photo below. I'll be posting them in my shop within a couple of days. I want to get photos of it in its proper packaging first. Button designing is sooo much fun! If you're interested in getting some promo buttons designed, feel free to get in touch with me.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Stickers galore!

I've printed out some stickers for packaging and promo materials. They turned out really cute! Judging from the photos below, it would be safe to assume that I spent my Saturday afternoon making good use of the craft punch I bought at Joann's the other day. I enjoy punching and I love stickers! I'll be working on some more promo materials soon for the goodie bags I signed up for at Etsy. I must be diligent at marketing if I want to sell anything. As always, if anyone is interested in custom work like the stickers below, feel free to tag or leave me a comment. You can contact me thru my Etsy shop as well. I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Cute Finds!

Cute Finds presents... The Spinning Lotus! If you like necklaces with lovely pendants, then you must visit this Etsy shop. Their designs are very classic and sophisticated. The chains and pendants they use are made of sterling silver. I particularly love their Sparrow and Mandala pendants. They're so pretty! If you decide to visit the shop, be sure to check out their Tree pendant. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Quickie recap.

I've been so tired lately that I haven't updated in ages! So much to do, so little time! Wah! Just a quick recap of the week that passed though... Well, I didn't win any of the giveaways but I made my first sale. (Congratulations to the winners and thank you to my first buyer!) Joining giveaways are fun! The thought of the possibility of winning something so special is so exciting! It would be such an honor! It would be great if I can win one next time though. LOL! I'll still be on the lookout for more giveaways and I'll be sure to post them here. Who knows? We just might get lucky.

On the brighter side of things (where unicorns and fairies reside), I made my first sale last week. I sold 3 card sets! Hurray! That makes my Etsy shop and official shop now! My lovely friend was the one who purchased it. Thank you so much to you, Cherry! Now, if I can only get a non-relative, non-friend, basically someone who doesn't know me in real life to take a chance on me and purchase one of my goodies. I just want to know what the rest of the world thinks about my stuff.

Joann's had their Moonlight Madness sale. I went yesterday and bought a 2 inch punch for some promotional items I was thinking of making for goodie bags and such. I also got a plastic storage case. A new batch of items should be arriving in the mail soon so I must make room. Yes! More cuteness coming to my Etsy shop! Yay!

I guess that's it for now. Good morning, everyone!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Cute Finds!

Cute Finds presents... Tip Top Apple Sauce! I stumbled upon this really cute Etsy shop featuring some really adorable crochet patterns. The hats look sooo cute, I want to start crocheting again! They're perfect for the little ones! The cow hat is the cuteness. I'd make one for myself but judging from the photos, I might be a tad (just a tad) old for it. Hehe! Drop on by and be sure to check out the "Inquisitive Monkey" silly hat. It's time to get the crocheting needles out!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Another giveaway!

Want to win the lovely quilt below? Then run on over to Pigtails and Snails for a chance to win this Lizzy Anne original! Just leave a comment and it could be yours! It's perfect to snuggle in and the colors match the season! Who knows? Today might be your lucky day!

Pretty Pixels in Indie Parade!

The loveliest, most exciting thing happened today. As usual, I check my emails every opportunity I get as I consider getting mail (both electronic and postal) the highlight of my day. I love getting mail (sans junk mail, of course) but mail I receive from my Etsy account and my Blogger account excite me even more! I was sooo surprised to read the message from Meredith informing me that my cards were featured on... Indie Parade!

I'm so happy to announce that my Cute Owls card set is featured in Indie Parade today! Yay for cuteness! Yay for Indie Parade! Indie Parade is a photoblog of awesome things created by independent crafters and designers. Photos featured in that blog are submitted by readers themselves so I felt especially honored.

I would like to give a shout out to that very lovely and cute person who submitted my creation to Indie Parade! You've made my day! Such kindness makes the world go round! *throws confetti*

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Going Sew Crazy giveaway!

The lovely Ms. Hope behind Going Sew Crazy is having a giveaway! One lucky person will win her super duper cute cupcake Christmas stocking! Imagine it displayed on your fireplace! Oh, such cuteness! One person will also have the chance to win a 50% off coupon! Christmas came early! Go visit the Going Sew Crazy blog now and leave a comment for your chance to win! Feel free to visit the Going Sew Crazy Etsy store too for some really adorable items. Hope's really funky Christmas stockings are a must-see! The fabrics are sooo cute! Her Christmas stockings are a gift all by themselves! Now, off you go and enter her fabulous giveaway as the winner will be chosen tomorrow! Tell your friends about it too! May the force of cuteness be with you!

Free lambie!

I've always loved shopping at Bath and Body Works. They always have really cool deals and freebies. They always send out valuable coupons too and their selection is just amazing! Today, there's extra incentive to go shopping. With every $15 purchase, you get a free lambie! They come in 4 different colors. I personally like the cream with pink little lambie. They're so cute! Why count sheep when you can snuggle a lambie! Sweet dreams! Meh!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Promo packs and goodie bags.

I've decided to take part in some promo packs and goodie bags in Etsy. I just opened my shop and I could use all the marketing and advertising I can get. Right now, I'm quite busy putting together some samples and business cards to send out. Hopefully, the parcels should be out the door by Wednesday. I'm not really sure if this will work but you'll never know unless you try, right? I just hope that all this effort and extra expense will pay for itself later. I want to give my shop the exposure it needs to make that first sale. The pressure is driving me nuts!

Cute Finds!

I've been browsing thru a lot of Etsy shops recently and my bookmark list is overflowing with so much cuteness! There's just so much cute stuff out there! In keeping up with my mission in life, I hereby declare Sunday as "Cute Finds" day! *wee* What's that, you ask? Every Sunday, I will post something cute I found in Etsy. Like an item feature of sorts.

This week, Cute Finds presents... Fambee's Poppets! They're the cutest little pouches ever! It holds your mobile phone or your mp3 player in such cute fashion! Why use those plain old leather cases when you can use Fambee's poppets?!? Heather, the owner of Fambee's Poppets, also did some really cute custom creations. You simply must check out her stuff!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I was just blog surfing when I came across the Lemon Drop Studio blog. In one of the entries, Shauna mentioned a swap she was participating in on Swap-bot. Swap-bot?!? It sounded like a lot of fun! Plus, the name already sounded cute! I must check this out! *ninja* I am still perusing thru the swap listings but I just wanted to share that bit of really cool information I picked up today! If you *heart* receiving mail like I do, check it out and start swapping! Happy weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2008


The day has come! I have finally opened my Etsy shop! Whew! It took me quite some time but I got there! I had a bit of difficulty with the photos but things are ok now. I still want to do some more polishing up but I just can't wait to post the stuff already. I guess it shall be a work in progress. You can view my Etsy shop by clicking here or by clicking on my Etsy Mini on the right. Let the anxiety begin! I'm so excited and nervous at the same time! Hehehe!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Blah blah black sheep.

I was having a rather blah day when the DHL truck drove by. I stood there, peeping outside our window, wondering if the DHL truck was going to stop in front of our house. (I do the same thing too when the postal truck comes. Heh!). It was an intense 10 seconds or so as the DHL truck drove past our house, only to back up a few meters. Such suspense! But at last! The DHL guy emerges from the parking lot, with a little brown box cradled in his arms. Finally! My other DHL package has arrived! Hurray! Now, I'm one step closer to opening my shop!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Snacking on cuteness.

I don't own a hamster or a puppy (or anything cute that's alive for that matter) for fear that its sheer cuteness will compel me to squeeze the cuteness out of it. I know it kind of sounds morbid but cuteness makes me lose control! For cute addicts, I'm sure you know what I mean. Cuteness is just so irresistible! It compels one to hug and pinch the bearer of cuteness without much restrain! It can drive one absolutely crazy! So for those of you who own a hamster or a puppy, I have a question for you...

Have you nibbled on cuteness lately?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Bucket o' punches.

I scored a bucket of punches at 40% off at Michael's today. Their craft punches were on sale so I grabbed a bucket with the basic shapes that I've been wanting. The punches I got were from Provo Craft. They're really cute and I can't wait to use them! I had a coupon for 25% off your entire purchase but unfortunately, it's for regular priced items only. No worries though as I can always use that coupon some other time. Feel free to download the coupon here! Enjoy!

A bag full of Domo goodies.

After a quick trip to Target, I'm finally home with some Domo goodies. I got a little Domo tote bag filled with candy and a mini figurine set. D gave me a Frankenstein Domo plushie and a pumpkin Domo plushie earlier so I was a happy camper. I wanted to get the Domo bag but they were no longer available. *tear* I will be checking out the other Target store tomorrow to see if I'll get lucky there. *crosses fingers*

Hello Domo!

Domo-kun of NHK fame has invaded Target! I went to the local store the other day to check out their clearance racks when I was pleasantly welcomed by Domo-kun! They had this gigantic Domo plushie and some really cute Domo cutouts in Halloween costumes hanging from the ceiling! I wanted to jump and just tear one off for me to take home! Imagine how cool that would look in my makeshift studio! We went around the store to hunt down the Domo items but we couldn't find them. I logged on their website to check out the stuff but unfortunately, the items can only be purchased in stores. Boo! Needless to say, I'll be going back to Target this afternoon to take a closer look. I just hope they're not sold out yet! Be sure to click the link to watch an episode of the Domo Show courtesy of Target! Kawaii!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Road bumpie.

Thanks to the DHL guy who decided that I am finally worthy of receiving my package yesterday, I (technically) have items to sell at my shop now. However, after much pondering, I have decided to postpone opening shop for another week or so. I'm really excited and all but I believe it would be better to open shop when I have more items. I have decided to *gasp* wait for my other DHL package to arrive. That should give potential buyers more choices. Plus, I didn't realize how much work it was. Now that I come to think about it, it seems that much more preparation needs to be done.

I sat there looking at all these settings and policies. I must write descriptions too. I reckon I must polish my writing skills and a trip to the post office to get shipping estimates is an order. I've worked as a Marketing Manager for 2 years but I must say, it's a whole different ball game when it's yourself you're marketing. I really just hope everything turns out fine.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Just like a ninja.

Guess what finally showed up at my front door this rainy afternoon? My DHL package! I came to find out about the arrival of my package via the tracking page. (I could not resist myself). It said on the status that it was delivered which confused me for a while since I never heard anyone knock on the door. I immediately ran to the door to see if the DHL guy left it on our doormat, nothing. I looked at our door to check if he left a note, nothing as well. I was ready to accept another day of defeat when there it was. Nestled on the corner was my little brown package, like a shy baby squirrel hiding. I must say, that DHL guy is really sneaky! He didn't knock, leave a note, or anything! Just like a ninja. Or a stork maybe? Hmmm... Thank you for your delivery anyway!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Slouchie booties.

I was on the phone speaking to a DHL representative regarding my package when the UPS guy knocked on my door. The slouchie booties I got from eBay have arrived! Hurray for the ever reliable UPS guy! It would be cool if my DHL package arrived too so I can finally set up shop but I guess I'll have to wait until tomorrow. Besides, the DHL representative I spoke to informed me my package is not even out for delivery today. After sitting in the delivery truck for 2 days, it's probably sitting at the warehouse now. Bah! My cute slouchie booties will keep me calm and satisfied for a while. *grins*

*knocking on door*

Who could this be? Wow! It's the Fedex guy delivering more of my eBay stuff! Oh, what fun! Packages arriving back to back! Yipee! I wasn't expecting this package to arrive until tomorrow so this is really a pleasant surprise. It's just so funny that all my packages arrived today except for that one package I'm anticipating.

Now, if it's true that a watched pot never boils, would that mean that a watched package never gets delivered? *closes DHL tracking page*


The first day of the month.

There's no day like the first day of the month to start a new blog for my new shop. Actually, I'm still in the process of setting up my shop but I absolutely cannot wait to hit the ground running. Almost everything is in place now. Well, everything except the items I'm going to be selling. DHL is giving me some problems with regards to the logistics of my package but I remain hopeful that after 2 days of practically waiting by the door for the DHL truck to pull up, today would be the day when my package would arrive.

Welcome to my blog!