Monday, November 21, 2011

happy holidays giveaway!

Well folks, the holiday season is upon us. And whether you're in full swing already or, like me, still in denial because you're slacking on shopping and decorating, it's still a pretty good time of the year.

And you know what would make it even better? A sweet giveaway!

And how convenient that I've got one for you. Well, not me. But I'm participating via my Etsy shop, sparrowgrey.
And the lovely rikrak studio is hosting. It's the Happy Holidays Mega Giveaway, to be more precise.

There's a ton of awesome prizes available from a variety of sponsors and I'm among them... so when you enter, you've got a chance to go home with a pair of earrings made by yours truly. Oh yeah, and about $600 worth of other prizes. Told you it was sweet. So go enter and best of luck!

Happy Holidays!

Friday, September 2, 2011

happy weekend / new listings in the shop

I finally got around to putting up some new listings! Woohoo! Oddly enough, my most productive time happened shortly after my root canal appointment this morning. Yuck. 

The upside is that this means I don't have to devote my long weekend to Etsy. As much as I love my computer, I need some beach time. 

Yesterday I recruited my sister and husband to help me take some photos. She was such a good model. Even though she ate pizza most of the time. Hey, I only needed her ears so the rest of her was free to do as she pleased. 

I still have a few more items to post and plenty more pictures to go through, but that's enough for one day. Here's to hoping I get that done before classes start at the university next week. Happy long weekend!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

support APW and marriage equality with tote bags!

Okay, first, if you haven't heard of A Practical Wedding, you need to get over there and start reading.  If you're single, married, engaged, divorced, male, female, gay, straight or otherwise, there's something for everybody. Plus, Meg and the APW team rock. 

Second, if you haven't heard of the event they threw recently called Yay New York! (which was a mass reception to celebrate the union of two same-sex couples, Aaron & Cory and Leanne & Anne) you need to read about it here and see the recaps all over APW. 

Finally, if you didn't hear that APW has a limited amount of Yay New York! tote bags available for purchase online, you may want to go here and buy one. Like I did. Because supporting websites like A Practical Wedding and events like Yay New York! bring us a few steps closer to realizing marriage equality throughout the United States. I'm thankful to live in country that allows its citizens to marry whomever they choose (go Canada!) but not everyone has been afforded this right yet. 

Plus, even if my marriage equality speech didn't get to you, the bags are printed with a shiny silver ink so that should convince you. Sparkly. 

So hurry on over because quantities are limited!

Monday, August 29, 2011

the wonderful world of Pinterest

I've finally joined the ranks of millions of others to join Pinterest. And although I've only been signed up for a few days, I can firmly attest to its addictive qualities. 

It's an endless amount of inspiration, things to buy, things to make, to eat... like I said... endless. If you haven't been sucked in yet, I highly recommend it. 

You can find my boards here. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

this week on Etsy

Either Etsy sellers have been putting out extraordinarily amazing items recently or I've just been spending too much time on the computer. Probably a combination of both. My Favorites list is quickly expanding with all these gems. Here's a few: 

I'm loving the deep blues and greens found in these watercolor paintings from amberalexander and tastesorangey. These are going on my Christmas list for sure. Not that we need any more artwork on our walls, but they're too pretty to pass up. 

I'm (im)patiently awaiting the time when I can responsibly afford to buy an e-Reader. I look forward to the days I don't have to carry around 4 or 5 novels around in my purse every time I head to the university for class. My husband makes fun of the fact that I've already managed to pick out a case for my newest desire before even purchasing it. Yeah, well, that should come as no surprise to him, really. It's what I do. I still haven't managed to make up my mind between all the awesome cases offered by bertiescloset but I think the top contender is this one in Alexander Henry's Apple Orchard fabric. 

Finally, who doesn't like cookies? I know I do. Especially when they're made from cute cookie cutters like the ones from weewaldorf. I'm thinking I'll use these in lieu of the traditional Christmas shapes. We'll have a woodland Christmas instead.