Some pics and a mini announcement :)

Posted in business-a-go-go, calling all crafters, Fun Stuff, Main at 2:43 am by carrie

Made some progress in the unpacking and decorating of the shop for Valentine’s Day and Easter… Although not done completely, here are a few (dark) pics of what is up so far…

… and a bit of spring

And the mini announcement… well, request… really….

Some of you know I have dissolved our consignment due to lack of time and my anti-spunk attitude towards paperwork, pulling tags and filing. SO… while walking tonight and watching a crime unfold in front of us (another blog… after it’s in the paper I’ll let you know) I came up with an idea…

“Calling all Crafters!”

My idea is this… you or someone you know might have a craft that would be perfect for something I need at the store. For me, it’s all about timing. Do I need said product now… is it the right season or do I have a gap in a display. Is the item the right color and pricepoint… is it in my budget right now. See, timing :)

Not that there are a million crafters out there reading this just JUMPING at the chance to make stuff to my specifications… but, I am hopeful. With that said, here are the specifications for this episode of calling all crafters:

  • I need St. Patrick’s day or Irish items… these items must be:
    • either handmade or vintage items with shamrocks, irish themes or made of a happy green color!
    • under $10.00 unless it’s something spectacular!
    • Reasonable shipping prices AND able to ship ASAP
    • I’m partial to teacups or other tea related items :)
  • Valentine’s Items… these items should be:
    • either handmade or vintage items with hearts, cupid or in pinks and reds
    • under $10.00 unless it’s something spectacular!
    • Reasonable shipping prices AND able to ship ASAP
    • We have a lot of heart jewelry but I will see more pieces. Usually I don’t like to see jewelry since we have plenty, but I will make an exception in this case :) I would really like to see paper crafts as well as dainty, sweet little handmade pieces

What I am asking, is that you take a picture of the item(s) you think would work keeping the above parameters in mind. Please send those pictures to: crafty at violetsareblue dot net. (I write it out due to the high number of spam emails lately!) I get a lot of inquiries at the shop to see handcrafted goods and 9 times out of 10 the item in question will not work at the shop. Please take a moment to look through this blog… there are lots of pictures of the shop to give you an idea of the look we are going for :) I can appreciate all handmade and vintage items because they are unique and beautiful, but not all pieces will work in the store. Please do not send me a stack of pictures via snail mail and ask me to send them back, frankly, I’m not that organized and you may never see those pics again ;) The next craft grouping I will ask for is baby items… I’m not sure when, I need to get my thoughts together but I definately need christening and baby shower gift ideas :) The problem I run into with baby items are the prices… there are a lot of beautiful, well-made baby goods out there but the prices are so high! I don’t want to open up a huge can of worms but… I’m putting my feelers out for new stuff in the hopes that it will come in the form of simple emails with pictures and prices. Perhaps I am dreaming? ;)

Have a great night and Happy Tuesday everyone :)!! Cruise pics are coming soon… I have hundreds to sift through! :)


  1. Jeanne said,

    January 30, 2007 at 5:23 am

    Gorgeous photographs and journal.
    Love everything.

  2. deb said,

    January 30, 2007 at 9:59 am

    your shop look so festive and pretty and just love-ly! I love your call for crafters idea. That’s such a brilliant idea.. putting it out there what you need. I’ll be e-mailing you SOON with a few things for Valentine’s day. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Jill said,

    January 30, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Your store is lovely! Wish there was something like it near me!

  4. Deborah said,

    January 31, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    I think you’ve outdone yurself with the red, white and black – it is all so gorgeous.

  5. Gypsy Purple-Chamara said,

    January 31, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Stunning shop and I love, love love to visit.

    Wish I could send items, but I`m from South Africa and I think it might just not work

    Would have been fun though


  6. Tyn said,

    February 2, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    The store is looking AMAZING

  7. Amanda bel said,

    February 3, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    I think these are the first pics I’ve seen of your shop, and WOW!!! I’m just pea green with envy! Seriously, what a lovely spot you have there! I’m a bit late reading this post, but I would love to send you pics of some of my crafty things. It’s getting a bit late for V-Day…..time is really flying, I can’t believe it’s already February!

  8. Colleen said,

    February 6, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    OMG, your shop is so inviting and lovely, what an absolutely beautiful place!!!! I want every single thing in the pictures!! :)

  9. Denise Fontaine said,

    November 18, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Hi I am a vendor for boutiques shops..take a peek at my website..I have lots of vintage goodies from NE I put in my work..Denise

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