Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloween Sale!

Boo! I'm having a Halloween Sale in my Etsy shop this weekend. Shop anytime from now until midnight on Halloween night and receive 25% off every purchase! To receive the discount use coupon code "Halloween" at checkout.

The table runner shown above is this week's item-of-the-week. It's made from the "Trick or Treat" fabric line by Moda. It's so super cute and fun for Halloween!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun Quilts

Hi all, hope you had a great weekend! I just thought I'd share some of my latest quilting projects with you. I've been trying to branch out a bit and do something different.

This is a super cute stack of quilted coasters!
More coasters from the "Figgy Pudding" fabric line, one of my favorites for the holidays.

This is a quilted candle mat made of prairie points. It's so unique and different- there is nothing else like this on Etsy. It's nice because you can keep the points lifted up, like the in photo, or you can keep them down.

Another candle mat made from the "Figgy Pudding" line.

Both of these new items would make completely affordable and adorable gifts! A set of 4 coasters is $10 and the candle mats are $12. I'm thinking about making some holiday place mats, perhaps "rag" style next. I'm just loving quilting lately. :)

Have a wonderful Monday!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rag Quilted Table Runners

I just listed a bunch of new rag quilted table runners to my Etsy shop. Rag quilts are the latest trend in quilting. Unlike traditional quilting, with a rag quilt the wrong sides are sewn together, leaving the ends exposed. Those ends are snipped and the runner is laundered. What you're left with is soft frayed ends. They're really cute and people just love them. Here are a few that I listed:

"Jovial" Rag Quilted Table Runner
"Ready Set Snow" Rag Quilted Table Runner

"Fruitcake" Rag Quilted Table Runner

I think these runners are a ton of fun and they make wonderful gifts. They don't cost too much ($28 plus shipping) and since everyone has a table of some sort they will work for anyone. If you like them, I wouldn't wait because these tend to go fast. And I'm not sure that I'm going to make anymore this year.

Hope you all had a great weekend. Can you believe this is my 251st blog post?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Huge Art Sale!

I'm having a crazy sale on Etsy right now. I just significantly marked down paintings that were already at a reduced price. All of the paintings are original and most of them are $20 with free shipping! I know what you're thinking, "have I lost my mind?!" Not quite, but I'd like to make some room for some new work. I'm only offering this sale for a few days. See some of the paintings below. Check out my "Reduced Art" section to see more.

"Pink Sky" 5 by 7 Pastel
"Apple and Pears" 5 by 7 Pastel

"Grow" 5 by 7 Pastel

"Christmas Poinsettia" 5 by 7 Pastel

These paintings will only be available for a short time and whatever doesn't sell on Etsy will be going to the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery to be a part of the November and December trunk show. I know it seems a bit early to be thinking about Christmas gifts but this might be a fabulous way to start your holiday shopping. You can't beat these prices!

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Purple Tulip Commission

"Purple Tulip" 5 by 7, Commissioned Watercolor Painting

I was so happy to paint this custom painting for one of my collectors. She has three other of my watercolor tulip paintings and wanted another, in a different color, to add to her collection. I'm very pleased with the way this painting turned out and I think she will be too.

I enjoy doing custom paintings so if you have something in mind, just let me know. :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Angela's Expressions

So I've been experimenting with this new website. It's called CraftLaunch and it's cool because it syncs to your Etsy page. Originally I thought that you didn't need an Etsy account to purchase an item, but you still do. I did think it was convenient though because you don't have to keep track of different inventories. Anyway, I created a webpage (they do a 15 day free trial) and I might give it a try for a month to see how it goes. I often wonder how some artist's do it; having a website while selling on Ebay and other sites. It's a lot to keep up with.

I have a little announcement to make - I had my first international sale on Etsy yesterday! Okay, maybe it's not such a big deal, but I was pretty excited about it. This woman was from Canada and turns out shipping costs were not as bad as I had expected. Therefore, I am officially offering shipping to Canada on my quilted table runners and other items.

I've been working on a commissioned watercolor painting and will post that as soon as I'm finished with it.

Hope you're having a great week!