Paper & Yarn: November 2008

Paper & Yarn

there is no x in "espresso"... the angels have the phonebox... my cheese, my rules...Libby says "Hi"...We thought you were dead - I was. I'm better now...

29 November 2008


I am trying to start a BNR. If you have an Etsy shop, please check it out.

28 November 2008

12 Days of Christmas

Some fun for Black Friday.

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25 November 2008

New work

I have some new things up in the shop. I've added some Snarlies and Droplettes. I've also added a new pin and some ACEO's which will be free with purchase of any other item while supplies last.

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24 November 2008

Shopping blog button

I'm trying to make a blog button for my shopping campaign and I'm not liking it. :( Does anyone know where to get one for free? Or would anyone like to design one? Thanks.

21 November 2008

Snarly redesign.

I redid the Snarlies. I like them better without mouths.

I will also be putting these up in my shop next week. I'm calling them droplettes.

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20 November 2008

Two good things

I had two good things happen in my shop this week. First, I was featured on cuteable, again.

And, the winner of my giveaway wrote a very nice post about my shop on her blog. Please check it out here.

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12 November 2008

Go shopping

I am going to propose something that will seem illogical but is actually very logical.

People are worried about their jobs. So, they don't spend money. Really. Then what happens to the people who's jobs depend on your purchases. They lose their jobs and they can't afford your service or product so, they don't buy. And, bingo - you're out of a job, too. See a pattern here?

I propose that this Christmas season, everyone just buy something instead of NOT buy something.

Now, of course, I'm not promoting credit. Debt is bad. And, of course, you should pay your bills. But, maybe you buy something extra they need that's practical for a loved one this holiday season. Go out to eat and give the waitress a bigger tip. Even find something you might need on Craig's list so that person can go out and get something they need, too. And people keep their jobs - hey!

I don't know how far this will go and I'm sure I'm going to get trolls, but, I'm doing it anyway.

So, I'm going to design a button people can put on their blogs and maybe a new blog for people to comment on, I don't know, yet.

Let me know what you think.

10 November 2008

Printer giveaway

No, I'm not giving away a printer, but, these people are:

I saw this printer reviewed by a blogger and decided it would be our next printer. And the next day, she posted with this link that they are giving one away. Yay!

So, go enter.


I closed the giveaway thread early because it was getting too hard to get people to participate in the thread.

So, all entries were assigned a number and then one was randomly chosen and the winner is:


I have convoed you with instructions to collect your prize. Thanks everyone for playing. :)

06 November 2008

New treasury

Well not so new since it expires in 3 hours.

Here's a picture in case you missed it. :)

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05 November 2008


I decided to go ahead and join a bnr on Etsy. I got a really cute penguin ornament - we love penguins.

If you have an Etsy shop, please go take a look at the thread:

I will post a picture of the penguin when he arrives. :)

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Fun stuff

This is mesmerizing.

I dare you not to start dancing in your chair.

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02 November 2008

Change to the Giveaway and rules

Here are the rules for the giveaway:

I am having a giveaway for the Holiday season. To enter***, follow the instructions on this Etsy forum post:

If you do not have an Etsy shop, post a comment on this post***.

I will accept qualified entries*** through Dec. 12. Then, on Dec. 13th, provided I get at least 25 entries***, I will draw one name from all qualified entries***. That person will receive this item:

for free as a special Holiday gift.

Let's see how many entries we can get. 100. 1000. :)

Feel free to promote this giveaway on your blog.

***Important notice: I only ship inside the U.S., so, only members within the U.S. are eligible for this giveaway. No purchase necessary. If I do not get at least 25 entries, I will cancel the giveaway.

P.S. I have a target goal of 53 sales by the end of the year. If my sales reach 53 (that's 15 more) by Dec. 13th, I will add a second drawing for a special surprise to be announced later.

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Holiday Giveaway Promotion

I am having a giveaway. You can find the details here in the Etsy forums: please see next post for new info.

If you have an Etsy shop, please play along on the forum post to enter. If you don't have an Etsy shop, you can still enter. Just leave a comment on this post. But, please read the forum post first for the rules. By commenting, you agree that you have read the rules and agree to them.

Have fun.

Here is the item I am giving away.

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01 November 2008

Post Halloween Post

Belated Happy Halloween. Hope everyone had a good time.

I miss the days before everyone just went to the mall for trick or treating. We had, I think, five groups of kids last night. Five. I remember when my girls were little and the streets were crowded and my 2-year-old took off after "Barney" 'cause she thought he was real. The mall is just not the same.

We still have pumpkin carving, though. :) Here is the work of child #1 and child #3:

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