Saturday, December 19, 2009

Got Wool?

I have been tremendously busy keeping up with my website and Etsy shop this holiday season. It has been quite the hustle and bustle. Despite the recession, this was definitely my busiest month and and a half to date. Thank you to all my lovely, wonderful customers for your support!

The last few days have slown down and I've had a chance to work on designing new products and making more of my new super chunky Fulled Wool Brooches. They are made with wool remnants that have been felted (fulled) for a super fluffy and soft texture and each color is somewhat limited. So if you see something you like snatch it up! These are 5" wide and are very 3-dimensional pieces. They look amazing on a winter coat or scarf or jacket!

This one in black and putty wool is super sophisticated and literally will match with nearly anything in your wadrobe. It's like the staple "little black dress" of brooches, only super-sized! I sold a few already and have found a bit more of the putty wool, so I'll be making another one or two of these very soon.

This wool brooch is a classic in herringbone wool of red and cream, black and cream and then a deep black. I have one that I keep for myself in this color combination, as I wear these colors a lot in the winter. So as of right now, I just have one extra brooch available to list on Etsy because this wool in these colors is so limited in my stash. But I will be listing a few hair clips to it only requires tiny pieces to make the hair accessories.

This one in Charcoal Peacock is loaded with turquoise, teal and charcoal grey wool. Gorgeous colors to brighten up any winter day. I have a matching hair accessory for this piece as well.

These Wool Slip Covers - Flower Trail are my newest additions to my accessory line ... and I have been wearing one everyday since I created them. They are wool slip covers with a trail of flowers. The wool is felted (fulled) for that soft fluffy feeling and then a slip cover ( available in large size 2" or my new Xlarge size 2 1/4") is secured inside. I've gotten tons of compliments during the few days I've been wearing them! Fun, colorful and so different from any other hair clip out there!

Here's one more color option in the wool slipcover design:

I keep one of these for myself as well. Some of my favorite colors this season to wear with jeans, hence the splash of blue. Hope you enjoy them too! Happy to work with you on custom colors for the hair clips or brooches.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Early Bird Sale

It's been a long while since I had a Sale! So... I thought it would be fun to have an Early Bird Sale before the busy Thanksgiving shopping weekend. Starting now - through the weekend - make a dent in your Holiday Gift Giving with 25% off all regular priced items. Any item marked Sale is not inlcuded in the 25% off because it is already marked down. And if that's not enough to entice you ... throughout the weekend, I will be randomly marking down items as much as 50% off! These will be items listed in my shop and will come and go as the weekend progresses. These items (while marked down as Sale will not get an additional 25% because they will already be marked down super low!) So check my shop often this weekend ... and feel free to checkout as many times as you like and simply hold off on the paypal authorization until you've had a chance to purchase everything you would like throughout the weekend! Once you have everything all set, just contact me and let me know you are ready for a revised invoice. This will save you on shipping!
How it will work:
I will refund you the discount via paypal's refund system. Again, if you want to make multiple purchases throughout the weekend - hold off on the paypal authorization and just complete the checkout, you can then send me a note when you are completely finished with all of your shopping. I will then send you a revised invoice with the 25% off.
You can start shopping now! :)

Here are some new items in the shop:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Cute Sandwich Wrappers

So yesterday, I talked about lunches and eco-friendly sandwich wrappers. I wanted to share a few favorite shops on Etsy that make these good for the planet items.

This first one is made of linen, nice! And is the baggie style. This one is pretty enough for adults. Made by countrylifenaturals on Etsy. Check out her shop for lunch gift sets. They would be awesome for teacher gifts!

These are adorable for the kids' lunches. Made by Little Green Pea. Check out all the pretty fabrics she offers! Cute for stocking stuffers. Have your kids count how many plastic bags they've saved by using these sandwich bags!

Evelyn Fields makes really sweet baggies as well. Here is a set complete with two different sized baggies (one for your sandwich & one for your snack) and an unpaper napkin. She also has a DIY pattern in her shop for those of you feeling a little crafty.

A fun sock monkey sandwich wrapper. This style opens up to lie completely flat and makes a nice surface for your child to eat his/her sandwich from. Lots of fun styles and fabrics in Cotton Top Quilts' shop. Makes eating lunch fun.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good Things for School Lunches

One of my goals for the school year was to get my kids off sugary peanut butters and jellies. Done right, the classic PB&J sandwich can be a totally healthy lunch packed with good fiber, grains and much needed protein. Doing it right means choosing a natural peanut butter that contains only peanuts (ok...a little salt too) and picking a jelly or jam with no added sugars or artificial sweetners. Such fruit spreads are really sweet enough as is. Put those two ingredients together between slices of whole grain bread made with all natural ingredients and your kids have a healthy little sandwich. My kids actually like the natural peanut butter better and proud that they are choosing a healthier lunch. We stress variety in our weekly meals, so PB& Js are only allowed once or twice a week. I save them for the days I run out of deli meat!

We also use lunch wrappers that can be cleaned and reused each day, rather than wasting plastic baggies that end up in the garbage dumps.

You have to admit these little wraps are so much cuter than ziplocs! Yay for Good Things!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Autumn on the Hudson

Sunday was a gorgeous day. Our daughter had a soccer game. It felt so good to be out in the sunshine on such a crisp autumn day, especially when your not sure how many more days like that you are going to be granted before even the birds are heading for the south. We decided to go to lunch and then head down to West Point to see the girl's soccer game so we could be outside enjoying the sunshine and Emma would get to see how the college girls play the game. The fields are literally right on the Hudson river. And some of the mom's (of the players) were hilarious. Army ended up losing to Colgate. But it was a good game and an enjoyable afternoon.

Here is a view of the Hudson just steps from the soccer field. So pretty, except for the chain link fence.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Gorgeous Etsy Treasury ...

... curated by LaTouchables went to the Front Page of Etsy last night. So exciting to be on Etsy's home page and getting all that exposure. Thanks for the thrill Dawn! Please go check out LaTouchables' fabulous Etsy shop.

Her treasury is still active as of this post, but won't be for long. Here's the link if you want to get a better peek: The Folding Field

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A treasury goes FrontPage on Etsy

Not sure where you are from, but last week's weather here in the North East was crazy for few days. We had snow to the point that the kids went out with their sleds and it was really unseasonably cold. On Sunday my daughter had an afternoon soccer game in the freezing cold rain ... and we got back home I was looking to cuddle up near the fire with my wool blanket and my laptop. It had been a stressful week for so many reasons and I just needed some unwinding & relaxing. What better way to spend some time, than window shop on Etsy and make some pretty treasuries. It had been awhile since I had time to make treasuries, but this list made in the Etsy Treasury West went front page this afternoon. Congrats to all the artists, the items were all gorgeous.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Just wanted to say there are few fall items left on the Artiste website and they are almost all on sale. If you are looking for some fall inspired hair pretties, check it out.

Here's the latest Daisy Duo in Sunflowers:

Also, Maryann, blog author of TicTacDough and owner of an Etsy shop by the same name is featuring my Etsy shop this week. There's a giveaway and a secret coupon code too! Check it out!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hey there! Happy Fall!
The wind is whipping through my open windows this afternoon, and while it feels great, it makes me very aware that the new season is upon us. I can already see the leaves starting to change colors on many of the trees ... there's that hint of golden yellowing.

I've been super busy handling wholesale orders, but I did manage to create some Halloween inspired items and many of them are on sale tonight at 9pm Est at Hyena Cart. Stop by and take a peek. There are also items in my Etsy shop. Most of these items are super limited in quantity and a few of them are literally one of a kind.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sale this Weekend

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer.

I hope to get back to updating my blog more regularly once school starts in a few weeks. In the meantime, I'm having a 25% off sale this weekend. Shop my website or Etsy and receive 25% off your entire purchase!

Check out my new items in my store!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Sale

For the 25th stocking at Artist, I am marking things down and offering free shipping when you buy 3 or more items. (Please wait for a revised/combined invoice in order to receive free shipping.)

I've got lots of hot summer colors up that are previewing now. Take a peek and hope to see you Thursday evening at 9pm (EST).

Friday, June 5, 2009

Summer, Oh sweet summer...

...where art thou?
Seriously? I know it's not really summer yet, but here in the Northeast it still feels like early Spring. Lots of rain and overcast skies...and temperatures chilly enough to keep the windows closed. I'm ready for some warmth and sunshine!

I couldn't help making some pretty summery hair accessories for the Artiste stocking tonight. Remember it goes live at 9pm! Don't be late or the Special Deals could sell out ... and poof ... vanish right before your eyes. Here's a few items previewing now...

Special Deal - Pink Days of the Week - Just $30 only 2 available.
Eco Posies - pretty hair pins made with Eco-Friendly Kunin Felt
Tri Petal Big Blooms - Skinny Headbands - shown in Hot Summer (5 colors available tonight)

Hope to see you there! Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Website Issues

For those trying to see my website...the hosting company is having server issues and should have me moved to a new server shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Spring News

Pretty in Posies is having a Spring Sale. Spend at least $30.00 and receive 20% off your total order (shipping is separate and not discounted). Use coupon code Spring on my website to get an immediate discount. If ordering on Etsy, don't fret, I'll refund you your 20% via paypal's refund system. Only one discount or coupon valid per order. Enjoy!

Some other big news: I've decided to take some wholesale orders again. If you already have a wholesale account set up on my website, you can place an order. Please understand that I expect to be pretty busy, so orders may take longer than usual. If you do not have a wholesale account set up with me yet, please fill out the form found here to get started: Wholesale Application.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New designs ... and some sales at Artiste.

I have some great sale items previewing over at Artiste. Remember, it goes live for buying at 9pm EST tonight. Limited quantities.

Here are a few peeks of what is available:

And this super deal is on Sale for an even lower price!
It's a set of Days of the Week hair accessories.
Be sure to check it out.

Lots of new colors of clips have been made. Some are up on will Etsy with more to come very soon, many are already up on my website:

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wow, I didn't realize how long I've been absent from my blog. Spring is the time when we start to think about warm weather projects that need be done around the house and believe me, there are a lot. So between project planning and keeping up with my business ... there hasn't been much extra time for checking in with my blog.

I did want to highlight a few designs for Spring, which are starting to make their appearances in my various online shops. Here are some peeks at my newest felt pretties:

And don't forget: Sunday April 5th at 9pm is Artiste night over at HyenaCart. It's our first anniversary and there will be lots of great deals and steals as always. Most of my items are up and being previewed now, but I may add in a few things between now and then, so check back often. You won't want to miss it!

Here's a little peek at one of my items at a great price!

That's all for now.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March Sale

I'm having a Shipping Sale again. Free Shipping when you purchase any three items from, Etsy or Lollishops. Great way to stock up on sweets for the Easter Baskets or for warm weather hair clips. Look for new designs coming soon. (Working on them this week.) New colors of the Daisy Duos are available in my Etsy shop now and I'll be putting them up on today.

Also a reminder about Artiste tomorrow at 9pm! Great prices on headbands, including a few of the ever popular Skinny Headbands - which are perfect for all ages. I have customers that wear them from baby on up to adult. They are super lightweight (so they are comfy) and they are super stretchy so they will fit all ages. Limited quantity available on artiste for a great price.

We are also having a Good Things Come in Small Packages if you have a need for a layette gift, tiny snap clips for the hair or birth announcements - all handmade by Work at Home Mamas- check it out.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Just wanted to announce the Giveaway winner!!! I used a random number picker and here is the result:



So that means Dawn N. is the winner! Congrats Dawn! :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Do you like sales, steals and deals?

If you haven't stopped by Artiste on Hyena Cart - you should. It's another selling venue where I stock (along with a bunch of fabulous handmade artists) limited quantities of my products usually at really great prices! Sometimes it's clearance or sale items and sometimes it is something new that I will be offering at a discount.

The way it works is that items are usually previewed a few days in advance, so you can window shop and see if there is any thing you are interested in. Then at 9pm on the dot ... the items stocked go live for purchase. The items stay up until someone purchases them or until the next stocking date. We do this two times a month ... so stop in on the 5th and 25th of every month.

Hope to see you tomorrow night! And there's still time to enter my GIVEAWAY!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's Giveaway time!'s been a crazy day. I didn't forget about getting around to post my giveaway today, I just didn't have a minute all day to do it. I think I was home for about 1 busy, dinner-time hour today. It feels sooooo good to be hanging out with my laptop and snuggling up on my family room couch. I enjoyed being out and about today, because it was truly a spring like day. It actually hit 60 degrees! I don't care what Mr Goundhog said, I can feel Spring headed my way. And to get Spring headed your way, here is my Giveaway:

You get a Sunshine Yellow Daisy Duo Felt Headband....

A pair of Daisy Duo Felt Flower Barrettes ....

And a set of 2 Mini Daisy Felt Flower Bobby Pins ....

Winner will be announced Feb 28th. Just leave a comment in this post for your chance to win (& please make sure you leave your email or have it in your profile so I can get in touch with you if you win!)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Markdowns on Etsy and on my Website

hey there! for the first time in over a month, i can actually see the grass on the ground. not all the snow is melted, but if stays warm like this (meaning above 32 degrees =), all the snow may very well melt soon enough. i'm sure there's more snow and freezing cold temperatures in the future. it's only early febuary afterall. but for the meantime, i want to just relish in this feast of warm 40-degree, balmy weather.

the sight of the grass and the melting of the snow has me in a SALE kind of mood. as i begin working on some new designs this week, join my in my etsy shop or for a Clearing out the Old Sale.

also tune in on Wednesday when I'll be announcing a giveaway. i promise, you won't want to miss it! (hint, think yellow, sunshine and spring!)


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