Thursday, April 30, 2009
So I thought to myself, what steps can I take to show gratitude to those who follow my shop, giving me their hearts? And this is what I came up with:
The 500th member of Etsy to heart Art Whims will receive a special free gift! AND the hearts from 423 to 499 will be entered into a drawing for a gift as well!
Thank you so much to all who support Art Whims!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Miriam's Treat Soap offers a great variety of soaps shaped like all of our favorite treats (e.g. cupcakes and donuts)! How neat are these? You should definitely take time to visit this Etsy Shop!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
I just returned from an arts and crafts show at Patriot's Landing in Dupont, WA, and let me tell you --- the community was wonderful! AJ, the coordinator for the event, worked really hard to put together the show for us all and was ever so graceful throughout the entire event. Not only did I meet a lot of wonderful people, I also had the opportunity to promote Art Whims and have been offered some great opportunities for the future! It was truly a positive experience!
Friday, April 24, 2009
With the support of my husband, family and freinds, I have grown as a seller on Etsy. Yesterday I hit sale 40! How exciting is that?! But I have to admit, I also like to shop on Etsy! Below are some of my favorite recently discovered shops from Etsy.
Have a great Etsy day!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
- 2 pork steaks diced
- 1 cube oleo ( one stick butter )
- 1 can ( 6 oz ) tomato paste
- 3 cans water
- one medium onion diced fine ( or you can used minced onion from the pantry )
- rigatoni noodles
- Brown pork and onion very brown in butter.
- Add paste and water.
- Simmer covered most of the day ( at least 4 hours ) stirring occasionally
- Cook noodles in salted water. Drain.
- Sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
- Add sauce.
- Eat! MMM good!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Well after a few long days, I have finished that scarf I started to make a while back: that creation that was my first crochet project in quite sometime. I have to say it came out pretty good! A little long, but what can I say? That is the way that I like my scarfs. I am now working on a hat... I hope I can do it!
But in the meantime... Here are a few of my favorite crochet and knit Etsy Shops!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
With my husbands birthday right around the corner, I could not help but fall in love with this wildlife cake topper by the Fine Art Gallery of Khary G. O.. Every critter is very detailed, and so adorable! The shop also offers wedding cake toppers. If you are having a celebration soon, you should definitely swing by this shop!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
How awesome are these Toothey Monsters? I think they are fantastic! Coming in an array of colors, these "lost tooth" holders are a great way to keep the tooth fairy fun! Frank & Me has designed a truly adorable collection of children's goods from Boo Boo Packs to Little Swipers. You should definitely check out this shop!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This last week has been incredible! With the help of my loving husband, I have been working hard to recreate the identity of Art Whims. I have created a new logo, slogan, and have been very busy revamping shop. I have pulled a lot of late nights getting this going, but it has also been a great deal of fun!
With a new logo and slogan also brings new ways of advertising. I am currently having a custom window decal made by Rita of Squier. She is very customer friendly and has worked to create a layout that I love!
In addition to mobile advertisement I am working with Donna Pool to create buttons that I can hand out to customers or people that I meet. They are awesome! I have worked with Donna before to create buttons and they came out fantastic! I cannot wait to receive the new ones!
I am also working with Jennifer of My Paper Crafts to design some custom packaging labels that I can use on my dishwasher buddies, and laundry buddies. They are looking great!
I am so happy to share that Art Whims is growing into the business I always hoped it would be!