Thursday, March 1, 2012

February Top Droppers and Commenters and March News

I don't know about you, but I'm ready for March.  A new month means that it's time to thank my Top Droppers and Commenters once again and let you know what's going on with my shop next month.  This is a still a slow shopping season, but that doesn't mean that things have stopped around here.

As always, Entrecard has had a few rocky days this month, but overall things have been pretty solid there.  Here are the top 10 for February.  Thanks so much to those of you who also take the time to leave me comments!


If you're new to this blog, you can check out my Top Commenters widget on the right side of my blog.  Just scroll down to see where you rank. It's right under my blog roll.  I will feature an item or give a shout out to everyone on that list in this monthly post.  I really appreciate those of you who take the time to leave me feedback!

Thanks to Grace of Dragon's Alley for stopping by and commenting regularly!  Here are some lovely items from the ladies on my list who have Etsy shops.  Unfortunately, I couldn't include Margaret of Splendid Little Stars this month because she's on vacation, but she did make the list.  We miss you Margaret and hope that you're having a great trip!

 1) Advice Book or Well Wishes Book for the Bride and Groom - SET OF 10 by memoriesforlifesb
2) Tennis Bracelet Blue Crystal - Summer Sky by BeadedTail
3) Handmade Watercolor Doodle Book - Cherry Blossoms by storybeader
4) Hungry Horse leaving nose prints on my window - OOAK ACEO - Original watercolor painting by tapestry316
5) Sam the Song Sparrow - Wood and Fabric Bird Figurine by ABirdInTheHandArt
6) Knit Purse with Shoulder Strap in Black and White Polka Dots by NFallonDesignStudio
7) Purple Fairy Art - Fridge Magnet - Orange Butterfly Wings - Tribal Tattoo by aquariann
8) Snowman with Bird Mug Rug by QuiltinCats

Sale Items and New Greeting Card Section:
My "out with the old" sale is still going strong.
All of the pieces in this section are from lines that I've discontinued or they're over two years old and need some good homes.  Get them while you can!

When I ended my Valentine's Day promotion, I moved my greeting cards into their own section where I then  added my new St. Patrick's Day cards.
I am primarily listing seasonal cards on Etsy right now, but I'm planning to add some general cards over the next few months, too, such as birthday and wedding cards.  If there's anything that you'd like to see, let me know.

Blog Sponsors and March Advertising:
I have an awesome round up of blog sponsors!  These lovely ladies all have Etsy shops and/or blogs.  Check them out on the left hand side of my blog under "Private Sponsors."

Would you like to join them?  It's only $3 per month or $10 for 4 months to advertise with me now.  Check out all of the details about it right here.

Bring It On March!
  •  When one of the Bead Trends editors accepted my two pieces for early 2012 issues, she mentioned that they're looking for a lot of earring designs for the second half of 2012.  I'm working on some brand new designs to submit.
  • I've started applying to spring and fall 2012 shows.  If you haven't started scouting shows yet, it's not too early.  I've already sent our three applications, have two more in the works, and have one in mind that I will fill out as soon as it becomes available in early April.
  • In anticipation of these future shows, I am continuing my push to make Christmas cards and fall sets (i.e. Halloween, Thanksgiving), all year.  While jewelry sales are a little slow, it's a good time of year to focus on this.
What's going on with your business and or/blog for March?


  1. Thanks for the mention. As a totally uncreative/uncrafty person I always enjoy your creativity and skills..

  2. I'm with you...Bring it on March! Jan. and Feb. were great months and I can't wait to see what March has in store!

    I look forward to these posts on your blog...seeing all the featured droppers and shops and seeing your new sales and plans.

    I'll be headed to another bridal fair next weekend to decide if I'm going to participate in one next year. And I have two shows at the end of this month!

  3. I was trying to figure out who dared used Isabella in a photo for their button until I read the words and realized it was Sharla's other blog. Funny how a cat can be so famous:)


  4. Lots going on here as usual! Good luck with the magazine submission, that's really awesome that the editor hinted at upcoming spreads:) And you remind me that I still have to dig into show research!

  5. getting into Bead Trends will be great for your blog and shop! Very proud of you - that's special! The end/beginning of the month is OH so busy on my blog. Trying to schedule posts so everything doesn't seen to overload at one time. {:D

  6. Isabella is so excited to see her photo on your blog! Thank you for the linky love and for dropping on me too!

  7. What fun to see your commenters =) Thanks for the mention, too!

  8. I like the creative energy you are throwing into other areas (generating new products, applying for craft shows, and of course continuing to write) while sales are a little slower. Keep it up!

  9. Thanks so much for the link love, and I love your creations.

  10. I've not heard of this widget... very interesting and hope it brings you many more comments... I too enjoy reading about all your new products and activiites.

  11. Yay, I made the list again! BTW, I don't know how Sharla does it, keeping two blogs so popular in Entrecard - especially during tax time!


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