Saturday, May 29, 2010


Wow! That was a busy has finally come to an end...YAY!  I finally got some time yesterday to sit down and start sewing some things that I had been putting together. (mostly in my mind) I do this all the time...I will be thinking of things and then when I finally get to sit down and do everything, it is sometimes overwhelming because I have so many ideas that I want to start creating...but when I do get going then I can't stop...just want to keep working! I will share a few of the cute little things I was working may have already seen them on my Facebook Page or in my Etsy shop...but here they are anyway.  I have a frog...
I put it on a onesie, but I will probably be doing it as just an applique.  I don't really want to get real far into making them and putting them on things...I really just enjoy making the fun little appliques of my owls and such. I figure I will do a few of those types of things for people who just aren't crafty but really like my designs. But mostly I will do the appliques and then you put them on whatever you want to!
I also finished a cute little monkey applique that I just love.... Don't you just love him?  I was asked on Facebook if I could put a bow on I may add another of these ones with a cute little bow.  Then I will have a boy and a girl.  Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop to see what other neat little items I put up today!  Snag 'em before they're gone!  Have a great day everyone and happy crafting!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Any Ideas???

I posted this on my Facebook page for HollyCraft, but I thought if anyone wanted to help me out here they could...

I have the opportunity to set up a spot in a store that is opening up...does anyone have any ideas on how I should set it up...I have never really even done a craft show or anything with my little I don't really know what to do. I was thinking of making a few items with put them on clippies,... headbands, onesies and I have my cards...HMM? What do you think? Any advice or comments would help.

I have been looking at pictures of craft fair booths on Flickr.  I have found a couple ideas...

Thanks!  And Happy crafting!

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Items Listed

I just wanted to show off my new items in the Etsy shop.  I am so silly though because I already deleted all my photos that I used...GRR.  So if you would like to take a look at all the new things just go to HollyCraft .
I will posting more is a sneak peek...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Custom Orders Are Always Welcome at HollyCraft...Just Ask!

I thought I would post this tonight to let everyone know that I will do custom orders to the best of my ability...Just ask...:)  My next big order just came in for a 15 inch tree...this will be my biggest yet...I will start work on it first thing tomorrow.  Should be fun...It is 3x the normal size of my tree appliques. 
My brother is leaving his little guy with our Mom tomorrow so I have a full day to work on my stuff for HollyCraft on Etsy.  I will be posting lots of new appliques!  I will be able to get lots done with the kids at Grandma's!
I also just found out I will be featured on Our Knickknacks  in their featured fan segment next week Tuesday and then Friday! Hopefully this will bring in some extra exposure! It is an easy sign up...go check it out.
Also if you haven't already seen this on my Facebook page.... if you would like some free advertising...go to this site...Foundhandmade they are giving everyone free blocks...simple to do. 
I have used their site  before and I did get some extra traffic from it. I will post photos of my new items on here as soon as I can...Happy crafting, everyone!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I have so many new things to work on this week...I need to do more owls, squirrels, dinosaurs, cupcakes, ice cream cones, trees,flowers...the list is endless I think.   I was able to mail out all my orders today and  Trina Grueck's owl that she won from my 600 Fan Celebration giveaway.  Thanks again everyone for entering! 
I would like to try putting a few of my appliques on some onesies and other baby items soon...I just got a shipment of things from Rock Bottom T-Shirts, so I just need to figure out what I want to do with them now!
Couldn't resist showing you my Sock Monkey I bought from The Monkey Shop...I thought it was so cute!
I will put up all my new items on Facebook as soon as I can! Happy Crafting, Everyone!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Was Featured in This Etsy Treasury!

I wanted to share this great treasury that one of my graduation cards was featured in!

Check it out!   

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I am Opening a New Shop at Craft Is Art

I found a new place to try to sell my handmade items today. It is called Craft Is Art.  I am not sure how well it is known yet, but it was free to start.  They just take a percentage if you sell something.  I guess if it gets well known then I  may stick with this site...then I don't have to pay the fees that Etsy has. I have only put one card on there as of now but I will be starting to add more things soon! You can put up to 25 items in you shop for free! But here is the link, if you would like to check it out!

  To all a good night and happy crafting!

Etsy Greetings 5 Spot Sale! TODAY ONLY!!

5 Spot Sale

Etsy Greetings 5 Spot Sale!
The anticipation is over. The doors have opened on a beautiful saturday morning.

Today only! Be the first to snag that great one of a kind greeting card and receive $5 bucks. Great deals going on now! Hurry sale ends midnight tonite!
Visit for all the participating shops on Etsy!  My shop is included in the list!. The more you buy the more you save.

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's Graduation Season...

The EtsyGreetings sale is tomorrow, so I figured I had better make a few new cards.  I decided because graduations are going to begin soon I would do some of my owls with a little graduation cap on!  I think they turned out cute if I can say so myself! :)  I have made them customizable.  You can change the color of the cap to fit your school if you like...or just take it as is.  I can also change them to fit boy or girl by adding flowers or taking them away.  Whatever you like.

 As you can see by my picture added, I also ended up getting a new camera.  It was on clearance at I decided I would get it for a back up...who knows when my other camera will be fixed!   I also finished the baby shower invitations and sent those out yesterday!  I hope they get to the customer safe and sound!!  

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bargains at Etsy Greetings!!!

You like a sale? Are you a bargain hunter? Heads up then!

EtsyGreetings 5 Spot Sale
Saturday, May 15
Spend $5, Get $5
Spend $5 in a participating shop and receive a $5 gift certificate toward
your next purchase of $10 or more.
Complete details and for a list of participating shops go to:

One day only! The more you shop the more you save.

Can't wait? Me either. Here's an inside scoop on how to be the first to 'snag' that awesome one of a kind card and receive $5 back for it. Sounds great to me. Here's how you do it.

1. Visit a.s.a.p. for a listing of the participating shops.
2. Browse through all the awesome items. Heart any and all items you love.

That way you can be the first to purchase some of the best cards Etsy Greetings has to offer.

It will be worth your while. I guarantee it!
Have fun snagging them deals!

Bummer!! My Camera Broke!

Today I found my camera on the floor next to my craft table. I just had this gut feeling it was broke before I even picked it up. So now I have to send it out to have it fixed. I like my took me a while to find one that I really liked. It's an Olympus with a lens that comes out. That is the part that broke. It keeps saying zoom error. Unfortunately I use that camera for my pictures on Etsy. It will be a couple weeks before I get it back. UGH!

Trina Gueck Wins Herself an Owl Applique!!!

Well the number that picked was 258 and Trina had 226 so she was the winner! Good pick Trina! She will win one of my little owl appliques. Thanks again to everyone who entered! I will have another drawing when I reach 750 fans! That will be another great fan milestone!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

600 Fan Celebration Giveaway!!

Guess what everyone!? I have 600 fans on my HollyCraft Facebook fan page now!!!! Woot! woot!! Or should I say Hoot! Hoot! :) I liked the idea that CrazySocks Crochet Shop used for her giveaway...I will be doing the same!

To be entered in the 600 Fan Celebration drawing,to be done tomorrow morning, in your comment, you have to guess a number from 1 to 600. will choose the random number & the person who came closest will win one of my handmade fabric owls!

Please leave an email, fan page, or shop link in your reply so that I can contact you if you win. I'll probably also announce the winners on my FB page.

Thank you for your continued support!!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In the process of making all my invitations for a custom order. I am doing 22 of them. 24 in case of mistakes. It is taking me awhile with all the details. I had to thread all my buttons. There were 96! I had to cut out 96 fabric leaves, 24 branches, 96 small wings for my owls, 48 owls, 24 background papers, 24 cards. Then I had to glue everything down...I'm still in the middle of doing this. So far so good!

It has been the worst week for mailing with the USPS I have had since I started package lost in the mail and one package with a damaged product...bummer. So now I have to redo one order, then mail it out again and pray it gets there this time...and then with the damaged item I decided to mail the customer a new button with some of my thread so she could do some first aid repair. Poor little owl had only one eye when she received him...the other had broke right down the middle...

Wow it is taking awhile to get 600 fans...was at 599 then went down to 597, now back at 599...we will have that contest soon...:) Happy Crafting everyone!

So close to 600 Fans on Facebook!!!

Yay! I am pushing 600 fans now! So exciting! I will have a giveaway when this happens! More info on that shortly!

What a busy week here at HollyCraft! My biggest order yet of 22 invites for a baby shower! And now my house has become a daycare/craft room! I am taking care of my brother's son for a couple weeks during the days and we just got a new kitten! Aaaahhhh! Call me crazy! (because I will be soon) Happy Crafting to all!!! Don't forget to check back for my contest...I have a really neat owl embellishment I will be giving for it!

Monday, May 10, 2010

EtsyGreetings 5 Spot Sale! Saturday, May 15
Only! Spend $5 on greeting cards in a participating shop and receive
a $5 gift certificate toward your next greeting card purchase of
$10 or more! See the EtsyGreetings blog for all participating shops:

Posting Contests

I decided I would start this blog to have a place where my fans could come and enter contests! I really don't know what is up with all the Facebook hoopla about the free giveaways so I thought I would just do this...hey I also have a place to share! So here we go! Thanks to all for joining!