Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Swarovski Ring Giveaway! Any Ring in my shop!!

Very simple, easy giveaway.  3 ways to get entered.

1.  You can also pop into this thread on Etsy and say Galla15 referred you for a 2nd entry into the giveaway.

2.  If you buy from someone on the list in that thread you will get 5 more entries into the giveaway.  There is no minimum purchase requirement.

3.  If you blog about this giveaway you will get 2 more entries into the giveaway.

This is for only 2 days, ends on the 30th at 1130pm EST/Etsy time.

I will make a list of those that leave comments, in the order of comment.  Comment #1 ___  etc.
And then use random.org to draw the winning #.  One comment per person, additional comments do not count.

If you win, you get to pick out any ring from my shop.  Right now you can see my swarovski ring selection through my sold orders page the link is below.  I will customize the size of the ring, and ship it to you Monday of next week.  

Please share this blog, blog about the giveaway and tweet it between now and the 30th. 




Monday, September 27, 2010

DIY Handmade Wedding Blog

I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about a new blog.  It is a DIY Handmade wedding blog that will be promoting shops from Etsy that make items for weddings.


It is a beautiful blog run by http://www.bricheese.etsy.com/
She has gorgeous, natural home decor items in her shop. 

Her wedding is in 2 weeks and she bought 100% of the items through Etsy and will be featuring those shops and items in her blog.  So please check out her blog on a regular basis to see all the amazing things she has for her upcoming wedding.
I hope you love this blog and will follow her.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Ulixis Crafts - More Meaningful Gifts Etsy

I recently stumbled upon a wonderful thread in the Etsy Forums called More Meaningful Gifts.  You can find the details here:

This thread has an amazing group of Etsy sellers, but today I want to highlight Ulixis Crafts who has been incredibly helpful to me.

She has 3 Etsy shops! 
Her main Etsy shop is her jewelry. Beads, chains, wire, stones and glass!

Paper Ulixis is her 3rd shop filled with paper, ink, fibers, glues. Beautiful tags, and notebooks can be found there.

Sew Ulixis is a shop filled with Fabric, quilt, cross-stitch and needle work.

Uli answered some questions to tell you about herself and her craft.  I hope you enjoy reading about her.

Would you tell me how you got started in your craft?

Really, I've always been crafty. I remember spending days in the summer crafting with my aunt - my favourite used to be wreathes, cross-stitch & beading. But of course I sort of lost touch with my crafty side during high school - too busy with science, math & boys! But after spending some time in University, I was itching to get my hands on something.

Why did you pick your craft?

I started out with notebooks because I LOVE notebooks. I have at least half a dozen on the go right now - blank & lined. But then I soon gravitated back to my old loves: cross-stitch & beading... and eventually picked up sewing because I've always admired my aunt (who used to make her own clothes).

When did you start?

I've been crafting for about 3 years now (not counting my childhood days).

Any interesting tid bits?

--> My degree will be an MSc - I'm looking at the link between obesity & asthma. In other words, I work with fat & airway muscle cells, seeing how the fat will affect the muscle's activity.

--> I just recently started adding paint to my mixed media work & I am LOVING it!

--> I'm Canadian & a sheltered one at that. I've only been out of the country 4 or 5 times - and only driving into the US. Actually, I haven't traveled that much within Canada either ... & I've never been in a plane (except once - a small propeller plane from Toronto to North Bay - my aunt [not the same one this time :P] works for the airline & the plane was heading back empty otherwise).

--> I'm a member of the MSOE team (mad scientist of etsy).

--> Pat & I have been together for 9 years. :)

Thanks Uli for all of your patience, help and support.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wonderful Etsy Shop and Etsy Forum Thread

I wanted to write up a quick blog post about an Etsy shop I was recently made aware of. 
Cyber Sewing Fairy:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/cybersewingfairy

If you have kids you should look into this shop for Halloween costumes.  The owner of this shop, Linda, was recently featured on

Please check out her wonderful feature, and leave a comment there.

Also, I wanted to take a minute to mention a thread through the Etsy forums again.  It is a wonderful thread. There are over 40 amazing etsy artists participating in this thread.  They have over 3,500 sales!!

It is amazing in there, like a family.  Please check out the thread, and let them know you found them through Galla15.  More Meaningful Gifts.

Hope to see you there

Friday, September 10, 2010

An Amazing Forum Thread and Opportunity on Etsy

I joined a thread in the Etsy forums about 4 months ago.  It is called More Meaningful Gifts or MMG.  The people in this thread are like a close knit family.  This isn't like your other forum threads, they will literally read every single post and reply.  They are incredibly supportive.

You can find the thread here:

This is their 2 year anniversary.  Over 3000 sales total!!  To celebrate this 2 years of success they are holding a contest.  The details of the contest can be found here:

If you can post a HELLO in the thread, and say I referred you (galla15) I would so appreciate it.  Just post a comment here if you did post in the thread.

If you buy in (no minimum purchase) it would greatly help me, but then you can also be a part of this wonderful family and join the contest!

I hope to see you in the MMG thread.