Happy New Year all! I hope you enjoyed your Holiday! As I look toward the future year I am excited about all the future endeavors this blog and my etsy shop has in store. It's been quite a fun ride.
I am starting the year with a new blog design! I hope you like it! I love it! It was designed by Kayla at Letter Kay Designs.
With the new design I've decided to take on some sponsors. I'll be adding a sponsors section on my sidebar. My rate will be a low $5 a month and with your button on my sidebar I'll also do a post spotlighting your business or blog. If you are interested you may contact me at email@example.com.
And lastly, the end of January marks my One Year Blog-versary! I'd like to celebrate with some great giveaways! If you'd like to host a giveaway the last week of January you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you and your family are enjoying your holiday!
Now that all the shopping, baking, crafting and wrapping is finished take a moment to remember it's not about the perfect present, the beautiful handmade ornaments or the wonderfully decorated house (although we have so much fun creating and crafting together!)but being together with your family and enjoying and loving each other.
Here's to another year of creating together!
Thank you all for linking and I hope you all had fun seeing all the ormaments but today instead of featuring I'm going to sit back and relax and enjoy my family!
I decided this year that I would do all handmade stocking stuffers. If you don't know Twelve Crafts Till Christmas you should really go visit her NOW! She is making all her daughter's Christmas gifts. I knew I wouldn't be able to do that since most of my daughter's Christmas requests have Toy Story written on them but I thought stocking stuffers would be easy!
I started thinking about these back in September. I had a few ideas but never got around to making anything:(
I am still hoping to make a few so hopefully I'll still have time!
So I turned to Etsy. I started trading with other Etsy sellers and I got some really fantastic handmade items for the kids and other great gifts too.
My kids love playing kitchen and with pretend food so I was able to trade with Softie Cafe. Look at this cookies. Yummy!
Hi there! I participated in Craftaholics Anonymous handmade gift exchange this year! It was a lot of fun! Since I haven't gotten around to taking a picture of my lovely gift from my partner I thought I would share with you her post about our exchange from her blog here.
She sent me a beautifully made handmade purse with two matching purses. One will be for a gift for Annabelle. I think the other will be for my neice or for me too!:)
She received a set of my Rosette Ribbon bookmarks from Belle Rose Designs. I read on her blog she likes to read so I thought they would be perfect for her!
Rosette Ribbon bookmarks make great gifts and I have a coupon code to share with you all. Save 20% when entering HOLIDAY2010 at checkout.
Here's how it works:
1. Hop through each of the blogs listed above to get fabulous holiday inspiration and leave a comment. If you are starting at a blog in the middle of the Hop, start back at the EtsyMom Blog. You may have to scroll down a bit on the blogs to find the Blog Hop posts as the week progresses.
2. Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010.
3. Enter to win our giveaway by doing any of the following. For each thing you do, you will be entered into the drawing one more time:
~Leave a comment on the EtsyMom Blog post between now and December 11, 2010. ~Leave a comment on the Holly Day Blog Hop posts for any of the blogs listed above between Dec 5 and Dec 11, 2010. ~Join the EtsyMom Blog email list (fill out the form in the right hand column). ~Become a follower of the EtsyMom Blog! Just click the "Follow" button in the lower right column. ~"Like" the EtsyMom Facebook Page.
Shareabout this Blog Hop on your own blog, posting a link to this page.
Share about this Blog Hop on Facebook, posting a link to this page.
Share about this Blog Hop on a message board or forum, posting a link to this page.
To let us know you've done these things, please come back to the EtsyMom Blog post and leave a comment for each thing you did. Sorry - you cannot enter the giveaway here on my blog.
On December 11, 2010 we'll choose a winner using the Random Integer Generator from random.org. The winner will receive this super sweet gift basket full of handmade holiday goodies, including: