Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Blog

I've been thinking a lot lately about how to handle my blogs and what I wanted on them. I would run into the problem of should this go on this blog or this blog and what would happen if I put it on both. In my thinking and in something I read today, I've decided to merge the 2 blogs and just have 1 blog. This will allow me to not stress over which blog to post something on and also streamline things for me. It will also allow my customers who are interested in products to get to know me and learn more about where their items are coming from.

The new blog address is I will be updating on a regular basis, maybe not daily, but at least every other day. I am working on lots of fun recurring type posts. Right now I am doing a "12 Days of Christmas" Series. Nothing real involved, but just little bits of fun.

I hope you will add the new blog to your favorites, reader or even follow me over there.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thoughts in my head

So I'm thinking about some different changes I want to make to Pink Owl. Well not really changes, but additions. Working on my product list, referral program ideas, sales, and so much more. Trying to decide what all I want to do with this blog; just projects and business updates is what I'm thinking, but at the same time I want you as the readers to want to keep coming back. I have another blog that I update all sorts of things on and am trying to keep it mostly non-business related.

Some of the things I am working on and hope to have in the Etsy store this week are custom banner listing, hair clips, card sets, and a wallet type thing I want to give my hand at sewing. As far as the custom banner listing, it will basically be a listing that you don't actually purchase, just gives the info on what type of banners could be created. Then you would be able to send me a convo and we would work out the details of what type of banner, wording, colors, etc you want.

Just something cheery to brighten your day. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Card Sets

If you are still looking for gift ideas for teachers or friends, I'd like to suggest card sets. I think I featured them on the 25 days of Handmade Gifts, but just in case you forgot or didn't see them. Giving cards is like giving 2 gifts in 1. Think about, you give your friend/teacher a set of greeting cards, they then are able to turn around and use the cards to give to a friend, etc. We all have a ton of "stuff" in our houses and most of us if we are honest don't need more knick knacks(besides that just means more to dust around), so giving cards is great. How many times have you rushed to the store last minute to buy a card and stood there staring at the choices. You pick a card out, read it and after repeating that process about 20 times you finally find one that will work. You go to the check out and hand over $5.00 for a card. Seriously card prices are insane(or at least I think so). And where do those cards end up 9 times out of 10, recycle box(well hopefully if they get thrown out that's where they go, not the trash).

Small square cards. Great for kids birthday cards.

Regular size birthday cards. Great for sending to a friend.

Small mix greetings. Great for anytime you need a quick card.

Small mix greeting. I think these are great for kids.
I love making mixed greeting sets to give to teachers and friends. Aside from not spending a ton on 1 card, you might be more inclined to send a Thinking of You card to a friend who could use a pick me up if you already had them on hand. Who wouldn't love to find a card in the mail mixed in with all the bills and junk.

If you are interested in ordering a set shoot me an email or convo me through etsy and we can work out the details. Regular size cards come with envelopes even. If you would like envelopes for the smaller cards we can work that out, they just don't mail well and so I don't include envelopes. That is what makes them great for kids birthday's, a gift you are handing a friend, or even to drop in someones lunch box.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I Believe Wall Hanging

Full view.

Different angle of the reindeer to see the glitter and accent on antlers.

Check out the ribbon!

Listed in my Etsy shop, Here.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coaster Clip Board Set

Office supplies can be pretty plain and boring. I think something as boring as office supplies would be a lot more fun to use if they were bright and colorful or at least better than plain black.

Looks intriguing doesn't it.

Great for grocery lists and phone messages. Can be made magnetic.

Personalized paper clips. Work great as bookmarks too.

Wouldn't these be a lot more fun to clip a bunch of boring papers together with?  

Great gift idea for teachers, boss, secretary or anyone else on your list who loves office supplies(I know I'm not the only one out there).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 25 of 25 Handmade Gifts to Give

Today is the last day of the Handmade Gift ideas. I will still feature a few ideas here and there.

What a great idea for the little ones on your list. Found in Lemon Tree Studio

Edible Finger Paints!!! How cool is that. Found in WeeCanToo

If you have people on your list that you just aren't sure what to get them a handmade gift is always a great idea and Etsy is full of shops offering something for pretty much everyone on your list. As I was searching for ideas I noticed that many shops offered Gift Certificates too, so keep that in mind. And if you find a shop you love stuff in, but aren't sure what that special someone would like you might conversation the owner to see if they offer gift certificates. I don't have any listed in my shop, but will be making some digital designs up to offer them. I know gc aren't very personal, but if the recipient gets a handmade gift in the end, that is pretty awesome I think.

Back later maybe, tomorrow for sure with some finished projects.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010