New Jewelry Added to the shop :)

Hi Ladies and Gents. I added a BUNCH of new Rings, Hair Clips and Stud Earrings to my etsy shop. All have been handmade from vintage buttons I’ve collected over the years. Mostly from my last trip to Rhode Island! Hand selected for their neat-ness. :)

ALSO! A Very Good Coat Rack Readers and subscribers get a 15% off discount on anything! just enter FRIENDS2 during the etsy checkout :)

Sweet Sherbet

Invisible Button

Peachy Pair of Hair Clips - SOLD!

Blue Carved Shell Button Earrings

Tiny Pink Button Studs

Teal Carved Flower

AND Many More New Additions :)

A Little Quilt Swap + New Fabrics!

So! I joined my first real Quilting Swap! 24″ or 18″ square Quilts must be done by Oct 3rd. I’m super excited about it. I’ve been joined for a few months now (but i havent started yet eep!)

I’ve decided on a design, some patchwork with a big colorful applique on top! :) I’ll show some progress photos as I begin. I Bought some great fabrics, i hope they arrive soon!

Got a bunch of Blue vintage sheet fat quarters from Jeni (ironsea)

photo by jeni (ironsea)

and some great fat quarters and a yard of some nice fabrics for backing from Whimsie Dots. She is a wonderful lady, and has sales most of the time!

photo by WhimsieDots

I want to mix vintage and modern. :) Hope i can pull it off!
I realize now that it’s going to be 90% vintage sheets!

Another New Critter named Moxie

I’ve been having a lot of fun creating these square shaped animals. I like using the patterned fabrics, rather than straight forward, brown, pink, white fleece.. etc. They end up more unique, each with their own personality. I’ve been using bits of new and vintage fabric scraps for their tummies, muzzles and ears. Some I’ve used the last bit of that certain fabric, making them one of a kind now! :)

Introducing SquareAnimal #3:

Moxie the Scrap Fabric Bunny

She’s available for adoption in my etsy Store, if anyone has some room for a punky rebel bunny. :)

She’s got some siblings at home that are in the process of being born, haha. So as they get their ears, and legs together, up here they’ll be posted for their “showings” :)

Post #101. Etsy SALE!

In honor of my 101st post here on WordPress, I’m having a sale at my etsy shop!

Well, no.. not really… i was having a sale to make room on etsy for new designs and plush and things! I came here to post about it, and was told that yesterdays post, was my 100th! Yay.. woo hoo! Party! ::confetti and streamers and balloons::?

By coincidence only, the sale is the same day. Okay, enough rambling… onto the sale.

I think i marked down EVERYTHING. I thought that my prices may have been too high? Too low? or too low for now til i get can show my quality? i know its hard to buy things online.. i am not very trusting with some things.

I have many many views on my etsy items, but not enough takers. :( Maybe i’m set a bit too high for the bargain-hunting market? My jewelry is priced about the same or lower than most on etsy. The difference between mine and some, is that my chains are Sterling Silver, while most others are silver-toned or silver plated. My chains won’t turn green, or rust on your necks, people! Good quality! :) And I am proud to offer non-rusting, anti-green neck turning chains to you.

All of my beads and chain lengths can be customized as well! These necklaces and earrings aren’t manufactured in China in big factories. Each chain link is opened and closed, squeezed and crimped, threaded and beaded and designed all by my hands. And I hope that it shows…

Please let me know your feedback about my etsy store and listings. Easy to navigate? Good photos? Better descriptions? Am I still priced too high?

I’m offering FREE SHIPPING if you buy 3 things. That’s an $8 dollar value for the USA here.

Plus, each piece of jewelry comes in its own gift box with ribbons!

You can choose the ribbon colors and tissue colors if you’d like. I just want happy customers. :)

And $2 off for A Very Good Coat Rack readers too! Just let me know in the “Note to Seller” at checkout and you get $2 back after checkout.

If you made it this far…thanks for reading! :)

One More header = 1 More happy Customer!

This header was created for the fantastic Lacey! She’s been really great and knew exactly what she wanted. It was fun to create images based on stock photos. Saves some money, and i think it give it a much better look overall. I’m glad that she was pleased with my renditions of her found photos. :)


Custom Headers! 2 Happy Customers

I had the absolute pleasure of working with Lauren of “From Orange County to County Road” on her blog header. I love the concept of her blog. Much Luck with the Move!

And the lovely Jess from ” Where are my Sunglasses?” This one was really fun to do and I’m so very glad she is pleased! :)

Come back anytime for more headers, Ladies!

If you’d like yours redone, Give me an electronic ring!

Take Care xo

A Very Good Coat Rack GIVEAWAY!

Win your choice of 1 of these 3 necklaces!

I offered up 3 necklaces to my friend Rebecca to giveaway to her and my readers! She’s got a healthy living blog with a bunch more subscribers than I’ve got right now, so she’s doing me a favor and hosting it for me. If you currently read my blog and would like to enter, please head on over and leave a comment on HER post about a close friend.

Also gain BONUS entries by looking through my etsy shop, and blogging about the giveaway as well!



Also, if you’d like.. please favorite my etsy store if you’ve got one, and I’ll favorite you in return. We can gain exposure together! and Follow my blog via e-mail google reader if you don’t already! :)

Hoboken & More Etsy Updates!

I really need to work on the next Illustration Friday theme “dessert”. I have too many ideas!
While I was stalling, I updated my etsy once again to include these pretty little treasures:

A cute little Tea Pot necklace:

& two pairs of rainbow earrings.. cool and warm colors. :)

I also added a photo of my gift wrapping to each listing. All Jewelry comes in a 100 % Recycled Kraft paper box with tissue and ribbons. :)


In other news, Ian took me to see Mary Poppins on Broadway for my birthday! I’ve never been to Broadway show. It was awesome. :) We took the PATH train from Hoboken. I’ve also never been to Hoboken. It’s beautiful! You don’t even need to be an artist to appreciate all the details on these buildings!

Me outside the gorgeous station. Did you know that the whole station was copper, and after time it turned this green color? Like the Statue of Liberty! What a sight to see back in the day. Photo credit & Fun Fact by: Ian Hopkins. :)

The ceiling is ALL Tiffany glass! GORGEOUS!

Photo credit: Ian Hopkins. :)