Thursday, April 9, 2009

Let's get this party started...

With our 1 Year Etsy-Versary celebration sale in full swing, it's time to add a GIVE AWAY to the party games!

So, here's the scoop -
As a kid, was there anything better than going to the treasure box to choose your own prize?!? I think not! In the spirit of happy kiddo parties, this give away is your pick! The winner will
receive a $25 gift certificate to spend as they choose on ANYTHING at Whimsy House so get your entry in today...

Just how do you enter? Receive one entry for participating in each of the following fun missions...

1) Check out Whimsy House and leave a comment here about your favorite handmade item. Tell us the name and why it's your favorite.

2) Post a link on your blog or website announcing this Give Away and Etsy-Versery Sale. Be sure to leave a link to the site in your comment below. Everyone loves to discover fabulous new blogs and websites like yours :)

3) Become an Official WH Blog Follower (those already "following" who participate in one of the additional missions will auntomatically be entered) Would love to have you visit our blog from time to time....

4) Become a Fan on our Whimsy House Facebook page. We love each and every one of our fans. XOXO

5) Tweet about this Give Away and Sale and follow us on Twitter. Be sure and leave a link in our comments here to the tweet as they easily get lost in the song. Thanks, Tweetheart!

So there you go - 5 ways to enter and win a little shopping spree at Whimsy House.

Don't forget about our ETSY-VERSARY sale as well! A great time to buy Mother's Day gifts and a little somethin' somethin' for your sweet self.

Thanks for joining in the celebration - you've made my life a sunnier place. Cheers!

xOxOxO Molly

Entries will be accepted through April 15, 2009 at midnight CDT and the winner will be announced on April 16th.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks...

Happy 1 YEAR ETSY-VERSARY, Whimsy House!!
Many thanks to all my fabulous customers - you have made my life a happier place.

Enjoy BUY ONE, GET ONE 1/2 OFF from April 8 to April 15, 2008... simply type "I love Etsy" in the notes to seller box at check out & your discount off the lower priced item will be refunded through PayPal. A great opportunity to buy your Mother's Day gifts and possibly a goodie or two for you :)

xOxOxO Molly

Monday, April 6, 2009

Meet Amy at The Peach Tree

Buell - Necklace by The Peach Tree

I met Amy early on in my Etsy days. She did an interview with me for her blog, The Peach Tree Brooklyn, last summer which is the biggest reason I was brave enough to jump into the blog world myself. Amy is very supportive and encouraging - Many thanks, darlin'! Check it out as she has a quick wit and super eye for Etsy treasure.

Amy's Etsy shop, The Peach Tree, is chock full of high quality, inspired design... you won't be able to resist her fabulous style. Enjoy the interview and stop by to say "Hi" to Amy soon.

1) What is your craft and what led to you to take it up?

I'm a jewelry designer and lover of stones :) I think the latter being why I took up creating pieces in the first place. I had built up such a lavish collection of rocks and minerals that I just stopped and looked around me one day, putting together how I could make this a feasible hobby!

2) What part of your work do you enjoy the most?

That's so hard to say. I truly love it all. From the minute new strands arrive in the mail, to getting them into inventory, then laying them out and seeing who wants to be friends with who (little crazy, but you get where I'm going) and then someone picking out that jewel to call their own. It's all such a fulfilling cycle!

3) What part of your work is the hardest?

Seeing the pieces that sit in the shop the longest, I'd say. I have a hard time not getting a little emotionally attached!

4) A top ten list of your favorites

...handmade possession...

An afghan from my childhood. It's a trio of the bold orange, brown and mustard yellow from the 70s. Love it

...item in your shop...

The Marrakech Necklace's downright sexy!

...item in your favorites list...

Eggplant Purple Ribbon Party DRESS at AnthologiE


...Etsy purchase...

SUCH an unfair question.... I've picked three but there's SO many :)

Lace Bag by Tortilla Girl

Custom Train Case from GetReadySetGo

My new Summer Dress by Kaylim

...Etsy shop...

Another mean questions. Let's see. It would have to be GetReadySetGO. And not just because I love her to death, but because of her brilliance in design and renaissance spirit.

...item you’ve sold...

Ah, my Stardust Necklace :) or website...

Red Otter is one of the first blogs I really got into following

...source of inspiration...

Nature. Or what little bit of nature I have right in front of me here in Brooklyn! Which is probably why the are around my desk is similar to a greenhouse :)

Fir - Sunset - Perennial - Terra

...piece of advice...

I recently did an interview with 3FUN and she sited the best quote from Kurt Vonnegut:

“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.”

...rule to break...

You know, I can't even think of one which makes me think I really must not play by any!

Rosemary Bracelet