A Very Appreciated Parcel

Around Christmas time, Jo over at Bearpaw was hosting a giveaway containing so many lovely goodies. I entered and by some weird stroke of weirdness, I actually won. Thank you, Jo for letting USA residents enter. I know the shipping fees can be high!

I finally received my box in the mail about a week ago! (I meant to post earlier, but my camera was not cooperating), Anywhoo.. here is are the contents of the package.


I can’t wait to make something from these gorgeous fabrics. They are all so colorful without being novelty, and so very pretty without being too girly.


Look at the handiwork on this mini quilt. I can’t even believe that this was made by hand. I bow down to you Jo! Wonderful.. i need to practice more. Maybe I should attempt quilt #2 soon..


This is by far the coolest yarn. I need to find a neat pattern, and put it to good use!

Thank you again Jo!

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I felt a bit guilty posting this.. especially with all of the sadness and devastation in Japan. it’s been saved as a draft for a few days.. and I think it’s okay to post. It has helped me re-realize a few things i haven’t thought of in a while. I just want to say that I am extremely grateful for everything that I have. For the clean air I breathe, the running water to drink, and the clothes on my back. Most of the time, we have more than we really need. This is why little things, like this parcel of fabric and yarn, make me realize how much we really have to lose. My prayers are with everyone affected by the tsunami in Japan. May everyone find their families, rebuild their lives, and appreciate all that they have. Be Safe.

– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –xoxoxo – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

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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! :)

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!

:) GOOD LUCK!!

CHECK IT OUT!!

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! :)