Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm thankful for all my wonderful blogging friends and fellow kitty lovers - how about you?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Cats

I've brought my winter kitty cat designs back out of hiding since the holidays are just around the corner.

You can get cards (greeting cards and postcards) with your choice of background color and these designs at my zazzle shop (you can also find magnets, mugs, tees, stickers and other fun stuff with these designs on them there too--and you can change the colors on any of 'em).

My zazzle shop also has the caroling kitties design, "Deck the halls with boughs of catnip"

...or you can get note cards identical to the ones shown here from the card section of my etsy shop.

Great big thanks-giveaway (Ended 11/29)

(Note: This giveaway is now over)

To celebrate EtsyGiveaways reaching 1000 followers (and the soon to be new sleeker and more efficient site redesign - it's going to be so cool!) we're having a great big giveaway of free ads and goodies from the volunteers on EtsyGiveaways--otherwise known as the Thanks-giveaway.

There will be 16 winners (10 of ads, and 1 each for the different shop prizes).

What you can win:
  • One of ten free week-long ads at the soon-to-be-released newly redesigned EtsyGiveaways site (the name will be changing slightly too - but I don't want to give away the surprise). EG currently averages around 200 visitors a day, so these ads will get lots of exposure!
  • A custom made bracelet with the name or other word of your choice woven in from TwinStarGifts
  • A keychain and magnet combo in the kitty designs of your choice from PurrPrints
  • A beautiful set of ornaments from AudreyCountryCrafts
  • A custom crocheted cupcake - you get to pick the colors - from CrochetedLittleThings
  • A ring of your choice from EllaScottJewels
  • A decorative belt buckle from Ingemnuity
How to enter (Note: you can do just one or all of these - but visiting all our wonderful volunteer's hops is definitely encouraged [grin] - just make sure you leave a way to contact you if you win! Also, please leave a separate comment for each entry or else all your comments will only count as one entry in the techie eyes of!):
  • Leave a comment here about your favorite item from CrochetedLittleThings' shop (or from her other shop, PiccolaDonna)
  • Leave a comment here about your favorite item from EllaScottJewel's shop
  • Leave a comment here about your favorite item from AudreyCountryCrafts' shop
  • Leave a comment here about your favorite item from TwinStarGifts' shop
  • Leave a comment here about your favorite item from Ingemnuity's shop
  • Leave a comment here about your favorite item from the PurrPrints' etsy shop, zazzle shop, or cafepress shops
  • Visit AudreyCountryCraft's blog and then come back here and leave a comment about something on the blog you liked
  • Leave a comment about what you'd advertise on the new EtsyGiveaways once it goes live next month
  • Blog or Twitter about the giveaway with a link to the giveaway description on EtsyGiveaways and then post a comment with a link to your post/tweet here--a separate comment for each, if you do more than one (new note from 11/24: just found out that facebook's new terms of service prohibit promoting contests on there, so don't do that anymore).
  • Buy anything at any of the shops listed above and leave a comment about what you got here (note--if you win on one of these comments, you'll get more than one prize!).
The giveaway closes at midnight EST on Sunday November 29th. Winners will be chosen by and will be contacted by the shop-keeper who is sending them their prize--or by me if it's for one of the free ad spots. Open worldwide!

Have fun, and happy entering!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Feature Friday: Crocheted Little Things

Crocheting is one of my favorite hobbies--I make amigurumi (mostly cats--like the one in this post) and blankets mostly. I've had the good fortune to work with Lu, of CrochetedLittleThings and PiccolaDonna, through EtsyGiveaways though, and I just have to share the adorable-ness that is in her shops with you all.

She's big into cupcake crochet. It's impressive--I'm starting to think the woman can turn darn near anything into a cupcake! Like this bath mitt, this little clutch, or even these earrings. Impressive, right?

She has what she calls more traditional crochet (i.e. not so much with the cupcakes) in her PiccolaDonna shop, such as the gloves shown here
(it's hard to find people making fully fingered gloves on etsy, so I was doubly impressed by these).

Check her shop out--and her blogs, IndieDiscounts (a sister site to EtsyGiveaways that features sales being offered by crafters) and CrochetedLittleThings

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday sketchbook: Cat silhouette and sky

I'm going to try to push myself to do a new sketch or design every week and post them on Sundays. Here's today's--too new to even have a title yet: