Sunday, January 27, 2008
Karmel at KarmelDesign.etsy.com put some bling in my banner as a favor to me--thank you, Karmel!
You see, I'm not exactly a photo editing software whiz...Karmel put font in my banner at http://cricketscreations.etsy.com/ in no time flat--she was so professional and quick and friendly, too. I would definitely recommend KarmelDesign for Etsy banners or any kind of graphic design work. She does professional photo collages of your family pics & much more! Please check this amazingly talented lady out!
The picture above is just one sample of what she can do...you can visit KarmelDesign.etsy.com for more!
Thanks, Karmel. :)
Wow, wow, wow! I just found out by accident that the handknit scarf pictured here is in jackandjane.etsy.com's latest treasury at http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=25354
Her treasury is called, "Made You Look! HOT Chocolate Brown" and it's so rich and warm and fun! Thank you, thank you, jackandjane. (the treasury expires 7:10 a.m. Monday, Mountain Time, so hurry and look if you're gonna look!)
Please visit jackandjane.etsy.com, she offers quality, whimsical, colorful hair accessories, rings, bookmarks & more! Thank you, jackandjane.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Many thanks once again to Wendy at ExquisiteDesigns.etsy.com for putting one of my Valentine's Day Scarves in a "Treasury." She chose the Hot Pink Magenta n Black Glitter Handknit Scarf for Valentines Day or Any Occasion shown here (available on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8878629).
A treasury is a collection of items available for sale on Etsy.com. "Curators" of treasuries, such as in this case ExquisiteDesigns, are also members of Etsy.com and use the treasuries to showcase items that they find particularly beautiful. Being in a treasury is a BIG compliment and I really appreciate it!
View ExquisiteDesigns' current treasury at http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=25428
Shutterkate.etsy.com and OklahomaMama.etsy.com have also "treasured" my scarves in the past--thank you both!
And hurry, it will only be there until Monday, Jan 28 at 9:34 a.m. MST!
I love Valentine's Day and I'm hoping that many people will choose my V-day themed scarves to wear or as gifts for the occasion (they'll continue to look smashing all year long, too). In fact, I've created two special sections at cricketscreations.etsy.com just for Valentine's Day:
Romantic, Valentines Day
Violet, Color of Love
I also created a Gift Wrapped Option with red and gold glitter paper and matching bow to make it easier to give one of my beautiful scarves as a present to a loved one.
Thank you, everyone, for your support!
Celeste (Crickets Creations Handknit Scarves)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Woo hoo! All that pit-in-my-stomach, nail-biting cold-calling to retailers paid off...Kimmie, owner of High Chaparral in South Lake Tahoe, California, placed a first-time order for 12 scarves earlier this week! Thanks, Kimmie, you've been so fun and professional!
Now, she wants them before ski season ends, which means I had to put the pedal to the metal! I had 4 scarves on hand that would fit well in her natural clothing store...how quickly could I crank out another 8 and still keep to my high standards of workmanship?? I talked to her early afternoon Tuesday. Now, the complication: Monday I called new-to-Crickets retailer ReJoyce in Big Bear Lake just to confirm she's rec'd my first shipment of scarves I'd send the week before. Yes, she got them and only had a few left--could I please send SIX MORE right away?? Gulp.
Fast forward to Tuesday. Even with having a few on hand, I still have one more scarf to finish for ReJoyce. High Chaparral orders twelve. Tuesday I complete ReJoyce's order and finish 3 of the 8 scarves I need to make for High Chaparral.
My normal absolute record is 3.5 scarves made in one day, and that's on the weekend with no job to go to. Could I make 5 scarves in one evening in order to get High Chaparral's order to them asap?? YES! Last night I had a scarf marathon with a new personal record of 5 gorgeous scarves in one evening! Their order went out in the mail today.
You can see here three of the scarves I designed just last night--I have enough yarn to make more of the scarves shown, available at cricketscreations.etsy.com. Okay, who wants to place their orders now? I'm ready! ;)
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Where can you find my luxury, handknit scarves?
Interested in just my Fall/Winter handknit scarves? See examples of my work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cricketscreations/sets/72157603717246277/
Thinking more of Spring/Summer? Samples for your viewing pleasure at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cricketscreations/sets/72157603679885593/
Yes, I sell to inviduals and retailers, and custom orders are welcome. Current retailers include:
Wildflowers in Duck Creek, Utah (http://www.wildflowerssite.com/)
The Rafters Gallery upstairs at the Rocking V Cafe in Kanab, Utah (http://rockingvcafe.com/)
Elements in Desert Pearl Inn in Springdale, Utah (http://www.desertpearl.com/)
Angel Canyon Gifts, Welcome Center at Best Friends Animal Society (http://bestfriends.org/)
ReJoyce in Big Bear Lake, California (909-866-9121)Sew Swanky in Cedar City, Utah (http://www.sewswanky.com/)
Willow Canyon Outdoors in Kanab, Utah (http://www.willowcanyon.com/)
High Chaparral in South Lake Tahoe, CA ((530) 541-6922)
Ear Abstracts, Etc in Orange County, CA (http://www.earabstractsetc.com/)
Queens & Jacks Clothing Boutique in St. George, Utah (435-669-7615)
Fawn Boutique in Salt Lake City, Utah (801-746-5094)
I'd love to hear from you, please contact me via http://cricketscreations.etsy.com/
Celeste (Crickets Creations Handknit Scarves)