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Saturday, November 27, 2010

And the Contest Winner Is...

So Stitchy will have a short blog this week.  Everything's been throw off schedule with time off over the holiday weekend and all so there's just a couple of things Stitchy would like to say.

First of all Stitchy is proud to announce that she now has a Stitchy Impressions Facebook Fan Page! Check it out for new updates on Etsy, Artfire, as well as to sign up for our mailing list!

The other big news of the day is that Stitchy would like to announce the winner of her contest!


Drum Roll Please ...

And the winner is Carlos (a dear friend of Stitchy's) with his suggestion: Naked Sheep!

So coming out pretty soon will be Stitchy Impressions' new line of hand spun yarn titled:  Naked Sheep: Handspun Yarn by Stitchy Impressions

Love it!!

Here's a shot of  this past week's Clock themed Treasury!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Another New Venue

Greetings from Sunny Bakersfield!!  Stitchy has some sad news to report this week. On Tuesday Winkelf went down and what was thought at first to be a temporary system hiccup turned out to be much more.  Apparently, the web hosting company on who's servers Winkelf was residing, unexpected shut down without notifying any of their customers.  Because of this, Samantha, the totally nice owner of Winkelf was unable to back up any of the Winkelf files.  Winkelf is completely gone now.  Totally obliterated.  So in light of this, Stitchy bit the bullet and is now a member of ArtFire.  However, Stitchy is glad that she had not yet ordered new business cards.

Same rules apply, the items seen on Winkelf will slowly start trickling into Artfire.  Stitchy's not to keen on Artfire yet, while it does have a lot of the same features on Etsy, unless she pays for a monthly membership Stitchy wont have access to all of the features.  Stitchy would rather have the Etsy set up where you pay a small fee per listing but have access to everything. 

On the plus side, Artfire is one of the larger handmade selling venues so Stitchy hopes it all works out in the end.  That and sometimes they will have membership sales so at some point Stitchy may consider doing the paid membership if the price was right.

You can now find Stitchy Impressions at http://stitchyimpressions.artfire.com/.

Our contest for naming Stitchy's new line of yarn is still ongoing.  Here are the rules again if anyone needs a refresher:

1. You can submit as many entries as you like for the name of Stitchy's yarn line. Submissions will need to be posted in the comments section for this blog post. Stitchy would also appreciate it if you signed up for her newsletter over on the right.


2. The name for the line of yarn would preferrably incorporate some form of Stitchy Impressions.


3. If the same name is submitted more then once, the person who submitted it first would be credited with that name. This is important especially if the name is the one selected as the winner.


4. Submissions will be accepted until November 26, 2010. After that Stitchy will need some time to decide which name works best. The winner will be announced at the begining of December.


The winner will receive 50% off any one item of their choice from Stitchy Impressions!! As an added bonus, if the winner has an Etsy shop, Stitchy will also do a Featured Seller review of the shop in this blog and market it in her Newsletter.
 
And now for this past week's Doll themed Treasury
 

xoxo,
Stitchy

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Contest at Stitchy Impressions

This week's post is a very short discussion on the importance of branding.  As some of you may have noticed, Stitchy Impressions uses the colors brown, lime green, and white to represent her brand.

Branding is very important for customers to remember who you are.  For example, if someone orders a package from a company who's company colors are brown, lime green, and white but the packaging that the item comes in is hot pink, what exactly would the customer recall about the company?

Included in this would also be any line that a company comes up with.  It should be tied in to the company branding some how.

In light of this Stitchy has a special announcement.  Very soon she will be releasing a new line of hand spun yarns.  However, Stitchy has run into a tiny problem - What on earth shall the line be called?  That's where the contest comes in, Stitchy needs some help naming her new line of yarns.

Contest Rules:

1.  You can submit as many entries as you like for the name of Stitchy's yarn line.  Submissions will need to be posted in the comments section for this blog post.  Stitchy would also appreciate it if you signed up for her newsletter over on the right.

2.  The name for the line of yarn would preferrably incorporate some form of Stitchy Impressions.

3.  If the same name is submitted more then once, the person who submitted it first would be credited with that name.  This is important especially if the name is the one selected as the winner.

4.  Submissions will be accepted until November 26, 2010.  After that Stitchy will need some time to decide which name works best.  The winner will be announced at the begining of December.

The winner will receive 50% off any one item of their choice from Stitchy Impressions!!  As an added bonus, if the winner has an Etsy shop, Stitchy will also do a Featured Seller review of the shop in this blog and market it in her Newsletter.

And here's this past week's Board Game Treasury!




xoxo,
Stitchy

Friday, November 5, 2010

Etsy Featured Artist - Petal Mix

Greetings everyone!  This week Stitchy is featuring Etsy seller - Petal Mix.  Stitchy has always been a fan of this artist and is definitely pleased to get to share this unique art with all you.

Petal Mix specializes in hair accessories made in the Japanes art ofTsunami Kanzashi.  Petal Mix uses high quality silks imported from Japan as well as other high quality fabrics in her work.

Here's a little history on this style of art. Kanzashi first appeared during the Jamon period in Japan's history and is used in traditional Japanese hairstyles.  Over the years traditional hairstyles of Japan have changed considerably and Kanzashi are now primarily used for hairstyles in Shinto weddings and by Geishas. 

Petal Mix has a wide variety of brooches, headbands and hair clips.  All of her items are custom made and each a very high quality of hand crafting. 

If you get a chance, stop by Petal Mix and have a look at her gorgeous garden of flowers.

Here's this past week's Pottery themed Treasury:

Thanks for stopping by!  Next week's Treasury will be an interesting collection based around Board Games!!

xoxo,
Stitchy