Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Shop News

We have some new items coming in from the supplier that will be loaded onto the web site, just got notification that they shipped so I can't wait.

Some of the new items are Fashion colored fun tapes, these will be coming in some really neat colors and would be perfect for gift giving for a sewing or crafty friend or maybe for yourself. The colors that the vendor has listed are fushia pink, melon orange, lime green, purple and blue, can't wait to see them.
Red Heart has introduced a new line of yarn called Scrubby and the notification from the supplier said all the colorways would be coming except for Royal blue, so look for these colors to be loaded as soon as they arrive; coconut, black, duckie yellow, orange, ocean blue, lime green, bubblegum pink, and cherry red. I have only seen the black and coconut and have made one scrubby from each of the skeins, my husband loves them for scrubbing his frying pan in the morning after making his bacon and eggs for breakfast. My daughter wants me to make her one for a exfoliating scrub for her face to see how that works, so that is the project for tonight :)

Military paperwork has been completed, the US Marine Corps just sent through the approval for licensing for another year and the royalty report for Air Force is complete and sent. The donation tally has been done and a check for $125.00 will be going to the USO as soon as I get a chance, and the total donation amount thus far for the next quarter is $29.00. Sales are down all across the board on Etsy so that is the reason for the low numbers, haven't seen sales numbers this low since early this year hoping it doesn't continue for too much longer.

Well we are done for now be back as soon as I can with anymore news of items or products that we found that are new and interesting or that I might have had the chance to finish making. Remember all these products are going to be added to my web site, which you can find here: http;//www.GabbysQuilts.com

Til next time :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Still trying to figure this out

I have, I think figured out why I have such a problem getting into here, G+ automatically want to log me in under that account and unfortunately when I started this I did not have a account with them so I have to remember to sign in differently :)

I have been creating some different things lately, this being one of the newest
these are soooo cute and fun to make to boot. These are available in my handmade shop on Etsy right now and probably when Amazon opens their handmade site they will get moved over to there. I currently have 4 different one listed and have yet to take pictures of the latest one which would require sunshine which is in short supply today :) If you want to see the other ones just follow this link:
Handmade Shop

I have started to make a new scarf from some new yarn that the supplier got in, it is called Stripes from Bernat, I only have a few rows done so far but it is turning out alright so far, I will have to remember to upload a picture when I am done with it. I have just re entered into doing crochet so we have to relearn all the terminology and stitches all over again, and apparently my husband wants me to start knitting again as well seeing as he brought me a set of circular knitting needles the other day that one of his customers gave him :)

Well have to go see about doing some housework then I have to load more Military lanyards onto the embroidery machine so that I can stay ahead of the embroidered girlfriend lanyard orders, til next time.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Web Store

Well we finally did it, I managed to get into my blog LOL, Google has changed so much, what happen to just being able to compose a post for your blog and post it, all these additional steps to do something simple :(

I finally have a web site, it has product listed for sale as has made a few, but boy is it alot of work and of course google wants you to pay for everything in order to get it out into the web, so we are having to do everything the hard way.

Web Store

Added a bunch of new patterns, pre cut fabric charms and notions yesterday;

These are just some of the quilting supplies available, please stop by and browse more are being added as they arrive from the supplier.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Happenings in the Shop

I have been making progress in adding more supplies and handmade items to my Etsy shop, I also did finally get a web site up, but finding the time to keep editing it everytime I add something to Etsy can be a bit of a pain. I, at this point, am trying not to worry about it too much, it isn't receiving any traffic that I can track and with the same listings being in my Etsy shop is probably not receiving any Google traffic because of the duplication of listings.

On another business note we are getting ready for the fall craft fairs now so that if we end up moving by the end of the year it will be one less stress-er to worry about when the time comes up and we have to go to the venue and set up, hopefully things will already be set and marked and we can semi relax and enjoy meeting the new people and spreading my shop name out there :)
Well it has definitely been awhile, but here is goes :)

Made our first Military donation from the proceeds from the sales in my shop, seeing as I started the promotion in February that is when we started keeping track.
This first quarters donation was made to the USO and was a nice sizable $60 dollar donation, I am sure that it will indeed come in very handy when it comes to helping our troups.
The next quarters donation will go to the Air Force aid society, a few people have made that request and their money has been set aside accordingly.
I am hoping that we can continue to make the sales so that we can continue to make the donations to these worthy causes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

IBH shop of the Week

My spotlight shop this week is ; http://www.etsy.com/shop/YankeeBurrowCreation

This shop carries a variety of different items, from traditional crocheted items for adults and children, to vintage and wedding items. With this much diversity there has got to be something that you just have to have.

I particularly love these; handmade crochet blue flower flip flop they would be a really cute addition to your summer closet.

And this would be appropriate for the cool weather that is starting to descend on those of us who live in the northern hemisphere; red sparkle ribbon knit scarfWith the cool weather today, I am definitely feeling the need for one of these, Brrrrr !!!!!

If you get a chance, be sure to check out Debbi and Amanda's shop, it could be well worth your time :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Newest Finding

I found this great shop in one of my teams the other day;

They offer tons of really helpful options for getting your shop up and running to just tweaking a existing shop.
They can help you with SEO, which I could use. Can redo or even give you a new shop banner, business cards, and can even help you with design of your blog to make everything cohesive. If your shop is in need of revamping, I would highly suggest you go here and see if they can help you, because you just never know what they might come up with to help you make those extra sales.
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