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Thursday, November 29, 2012

3000 Sales and More


                                                           Pins available in Etsy Shop

Hey Hey,

I had just finished tucking my boys in bed last night and I clicked on my phone to check my e-mail. I had an Etsy order for four items. I just knew it had to be the one. I made my 3000th sale in Etsy....woot woot. If your an Etsy shop owner you are well aware of that number. Back in the fall, I remember I was getting close and then I was thinking I wonder if I could hit 3000 before the end of the year. So I made it my goal. It's funny how making goals really does help you get there. I should really make some more. :)

My boys always take snapshots of their phone screens, so I had them take one of mine.



Around here, we traveled to Indiana to see both sides of the family over Thanksgiving. It was a nice little break. I always put my lights up before Thanksgiving that way I can light them right when I get home. We lost a lot of strands this year so I am feeling like my display is a bit small this year. I have tried and tried to take a picture but I live down a hill and you just can't take a good photo.

Now on to the inside of my house....uh....we don't have our tree yet. I can't believe it. There have been sick kids, meetings, grocery shopping, orders, etc. which so far means no tree. Maybe this weekend. I will admit, she's the reason I'm dragging my feet. She eats everything, this tree will be too much for her to handle.




I try to negotiate for a table top tree or an artificial but my boys are not standing for any of it. This is going to be a disaster.


Striped Ornament in Etsy Shop


This post is turning into lots of random information....I'm going to keep going. :) I am not quite ready to start baking but when I do I have a couple of recipes picked out that I cannot wait to try this year. I'm going to try these and these. Yummmm



Since I'm going totally random with this post, my son is allergic to wheat so a lot of my baking is gluten free these days. I use this flour and everything tastes exactly like it did with the regular flour. We started doing gluten free last year and I remember feeling very overwhelmed about choices, how to make food taste good and normal. This flour is your ticket, hope it helps some of you out there.

On tap today is finishing up some glazing, I've got lots of little holiday orders that are going in the kiln today. And then tomorrow, fabric collections eight and nine(can you believe it?) are getting painted. It's funny to say that because number five, Extraordinary World JUST came out. You gotta work so far ahead in this design world that I've become a part of.

Alrighty, I could keep typing but I really need to get glazing.....

Have a great day,










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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Winner and a Give-A-Way



 Stephanie Perry of Mustard Bead

I'm doing something new this year for my weekly give-a-way associated with my Holiday Project Newsletters. My customers, my friends, my companies have generously donated their work for them. Each week I will feature a new artists prize for the week. Leave a comment here at my blog on this post to be entered to win. Then I encourage you to head over to the artist's blog. Make sure to say hi and introduce yourself while you're there. I know you'll like there blogs and sites and shops. My hope is that we'll all make some new connections from this.

Here's a little more about this weeks prize..

Stephanie Perry

Just in time for Christmas is this wonderful Seed Bead Bracelet. I'm guessing this took Stephanie a lot of hours to make. This is a red spiral stitch bracelet, accented with green and red crystals.  The size is adjustable, so it should fit most wrists. 

Etsy Shop:  www.mustardbead.etsy.com
Blog: mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com

And I bet you're wondering if you won last weeks prize of Amanda's Prize and the In The Beginning Fabric. The winner is...

                                                            Elaine

Send me an e-mail with your shipping address and we'll get the prize out right away!
jennifer (at) jangles.net

Good Luck this week!










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Thursday, November 22, 2012



Happy Thanksgiving! Gifts10 is the code you'll want to remember to get 10% off in the Etsy shop and Website.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Winner and a Give-A-Way


Fat Quarters and Yardage of Jolly Holiday




Amanda Whitsel of Crooked Pine Farm

I'm doing something new this year for my weekly give-a-way associated with my Holiday Project Newsletters. My customers, my friends, my companies have generously donated their work for them. Each week I will feature a new artists prize for the week. Leave a comment here at my blog on this post to be entered to win. Then I encourage you to head over to the artist's blog. Make sure to say hi and introduce yourself while you're there. I know you'll like there blogs and sites and shops. My hope is that we'll all make some new connections from this.

Here's a little more about this weeks TWO prizes that go to one lucky winner...


Amanda Whitsel

Amanda is a quilter that lives on a farm, Crooked Pine Farm to be exact. You want to check out her blog to see what adventures she's been having. Her prize is Handmade  Soap , a generous fat quarter hand dyed batik fabric and a handmade mini wool pincushion . 


  
Jolly Holiday Fabric

Check out ALL of this fabric! My favorite folks at In The Beginning Fabrics were kind enough to donate some for my weekly newsletter give-a-way.  It's my line of Jolly Holiday that's in stores now. This prize has ten fat quarters and two yards of the block print. There's enough to make a quilt! 


And I bet you're wondering if you won last weeks prize of Lauren's Pendant. The winner is...

                                                          The Color of Dreams

Send me an e-mail with your shipping address and we'll get the prize out right away!
jennifer (at) jangles.net

Good Luck this week!










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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sale and Stuff

I'm having a sale this week. 20% off in the Etsy shop and in the web store. The coupon code for both sites is November and if you enter that you'll recieve 20% off your retail purchase. Wahoo!

I have to admit, I'm going to start my gift making and buying this weekend. I get so busy working on my newsletters that I don't get to work on my own gifts. This weekend I'm going to be sewing and beading up some gifts for my family. 




How's it coming along for you? Have you started your shopping? Are you finished? I would love to hear.


Hope it's a great day,










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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Winner and a Give-A-Way




Denise Freidhoff of Lauren Nicole Gifts

I'm doing something new this year for my weekly give-a-way associated with my Holiday Project Newsletters. My customers, my friends, my companies have generously donated their work for them. Each week I will feature a new artists prize for the week. Leave a comment here at my blog on this post to be entered to win. Then I encourage you to head over to the artist's blog. Make sure to say hi and introduce yourself while you're there. I know you'll like there blogs and sites and shops. My hope is that we'll all make some new connections from this.

Here's a little more about this weeks prize..

Denise made this wonderful Owl Pendant. The sterling silver wax seal owl charm measures 3/4" tall. The owl wax seal charm was cast from a 1970's wax seal stamp. She got loads of cute gifts in her shop, I'm sure you'll want to check them out.




And I bet you're wondering if you won last weeks prize of the In The Beginning Fabric. The winner is...
Marcia W.

Send me an e-mail with your shipping address and we'll get the prize out right away!
jennifer (at) jangles.net

Good Luck this week!










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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hey, Hey


Hey, Hey, Happy Fall! My leaves all fell of their trees yesterday, I can't see my driveway it's buried. It's okay though, because this weekend we start putting up our Christmas lights. Don't worry, we don't light them until after Thanksgiving, I just like to have them all ready to go. We have a lot of fun putting them up every year. Then my dad comes to visit and sees how many plugs I have going into one socket and is in shock that my house is still lit. I'm a bit like Clark Griswold.

Here's my favorite quote from that cheesy movie that I love, "Is your house on fire, Clark?" "No Aunt Bethany, those are just the Christmas lights"

So anyway, you can see my lights better without all of those leaves.

For those of you looking for discs for the necklace above, they are back in the Etsy shop today. Boy they went quick last week.

Have a good day!









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Friday, November 9, 2012

Look What I Have


Hello! Looky at what I have...eeek! It's Extraordinary World. I haven't sewn a darn thing with it, just been petting it. You know how that goes right? I make a quilt out of every line of fabric. I am being wishy washy about the design though. This is my favorite line of fabric so far and I am already feeling like I don't have enough. Ugh, I hate that feeling, I'm sure you fabric hoarders out there can relate.


I wrote a book that goes along with the line of fabric. It's something I have wanted to do forever. It's a rhyming book that teaches kids extraordinary colors like chartreuse and saffron. It's full color and has all of the pictures in the book that are on the fabric panel. And there's a quilt project in the back of the book. I have them available through my website and I will sign them before I ship them. :)

I just did a quick online search typing in Extraordinary World Fabric and I found it herehere, here, here. There's also a page on my blog that lists the stores that carry my fabric, you can find it here. I'm sure there are others as well.

Ok, gonna get back to arranging and petting fabric...maybe someday you'll see a quilt!










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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Printable Gift Tags

I had so much fun last year making my printable gift tags I decided to do it again this year. If you click here, you can get to the PDF to print them out. If you find that you need to print more there will be a link in the right column of my blog all season long.

Enjoy!



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Two Winners and a Give-A-Way




Jolly Holiday by Jennifer Heynen

I'm doing something new this year for my weekly give-a-way associated with my Holiday Project Newsletters. My customers, my friends, my companies have generously donated their work for them. Each week I will feature a new artists prize for the week. Leave a comment here at my blog on this post to be entered to win. Then I encourage you to head over to the artist's blog. Make sure to say hi and introduce yourself while you're there. I know you'll like there blogs and sites and shops. My hope is that we'll all make some new connections from this.

Here's a little more about this weeks prize..

Jolly Holiday by Jennifer Heynen from In The Beginning Fabrics

Check out ALL of this fabric! My favorite folks at In The Beginning Fabrics were kind enough to donate some for my weekly newsletter give-a-way.  It's my line of Jolly Holiday that's in stores now. In this prize there are ten fat quarters and two yards of the black border print. There's enough to make a quilt!

And I bet you're wondering if you won last weeks prize of Kim's Potholders and Journal Cover. The winner is...
Kathleen O'Grady

And the winner of the Mitten Ornament from Artfully Ornamental is...

Sandi @ crazyboutquilts


Send me an e-mail with your shipping address and we'll get the prize out right away!
jennifer (at) jangles.net

Good Luck this week!










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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quilt Market

























Seriously....every time I go to Quilt Market I bring my camera. And, every time I end up taking a handful of photos with my phone. It always flies by and the next thing I know I am packing up and heading home without photos.

Here are the handful I did end up snapping with my Instagram. I know I smiled for a lot of photos in my booth at market so maybe some better pictures of my booth are out there.





Have a great day!









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