Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Everything at is 15% off! And everything at is buy 3 get 1 free! Both sales run through the end of the year! Shop now for the best selection!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Weekly Giveaway!!!

I know I've mentioned the 2008 Handmade in California Holiday Gift Guide... well, we now have a weekly giveaway on the guide! Different items will be given away each week, and all you have to do is sign up for the mailing list. We will not plague you with constant e-mails, just a few a year. Check it out! Here is the item for this week, by visionquest...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I was just on the front page of Etsy, and I missed it because I had to pick up a few things at Target!!!! I do have a screen shot, however...


As promised, here are my Victorian-inspired ornaments! The front is the young lady in red, and the back is adorned with either a felt red or white poinsettia. What do you think?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I've been neglecting my poor little blog! So much going on right now.

I had an extremely successful show a couple of weeks ago - hoping for the same success at a show coming up in a couple of weeks... I'll have details on that soon.

Money is tight, so I am making everything this year for Christmas gifts. I'd love to say what I'm making, but some of you readers are on my list... :)

I'm doing a secret Christmas swap with one of my Etsy teams - it's been great fun, but very difficult to keep secrets! I'll put pictures up of what I made after she receives it...

I'm also doing an ornament swap with another Etsy team. I have one more step, then they will be ready to photograph. I'm doing a pseudo Victorian kind of thing. I'm anxious to see what you think of them!

I'm also expanding my web presence, in hopes my sales will increase. You all know about my two Etsy shops, RedBessBonney and RedBessBonneyToo. I've also made my own website, and have opened shops on Big Cartel, 1000 Markets and Art Fire. I'm also wasting way too much time on Twitter!

And getting ready for turkey day. Got my turkey today - an 18 pounder! I plan on having lots of leftovers! No big plans, just me, hubby and son at home. I won't go shopping on Black Friday, unless Michael's has something I really want on sale. We are tossing around the idea of either Sea World or heading up to Big Bear that day. And we have to take Colin for his annual train ride to Santa!

Keep watching for my birthday giveaway... starting December 1 I will post a giveaway here - the drawing will be December 15, my 42nd birthday. (damn I'm getting old)

Well, I've rambled on enough for tonight. I'll be back soon with pics!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Come Visit Me Sunday!

you're invited to...
the premier indie arts & crafts festival in the oc

SHOP: over 80 local vendors featuring handmade goods for you, your family & your home including... amazing clothing for men, women & kids, letterpress stationary, jewelry, rock'n'roll belt buckles, edgy dolls, artsy purses, green & sustainable goods, aprons, refashioned vintage clothing, art & so much more...

EAT & DRINK: memphis, the gypsy den and the crosby serving up barbeque, veggie delights and libations

LISTEN: evocal, kuci and crew dj and dish out live music

GET: harvey's - the original seatbelt bag - will be making purses & buttons on site just for you!

CHECK OUT THE MAP: it's right off the 5 and it's a sunday so if you're headed down from los angeles (only 30 miles!) or up from san diego there shouldn't be any traffic!!!! if you're coming in from out of town it'll be a fun all day event and there's lot's to do around the area... including bowers museum, the beach, the discovery science center, the best antique stores in downtown orange, art galleries bars & restaurants in downtown santa ana... so you can make a day of it!

help spread the word and forward this email to your pals!

2202 1/2 north main street
santa ana, ca 92706
nov 9th - 11-5pm

Sunday, November 2, 2008


If you want to practice voting before Tuesday, head over to this forum thread on Etsy. The CCCOE is having their monthly challenge contest again, with the theme of "Give Thanks". If you have an Etsy shop, you will be featured in a treasury just for voting. All who vote are eligible for discounts in some of the CCCOE shops.

Thanks for voting for your favorite item in the thread, and don't forget to vote on Tuesday!!!