Friday, January 27, 2012

Claribari Headbands on Etsy

With the burst of energy I seem to have received when the date changed from 12/31/2011 to 1/1/2012, I have poured a lot of energy into my etsy shop. Initially I tried to sell headbands, some dresses, and even patterns. I have a hard time getting started sewing, so I decided to focus on headbands first.

In the past two weeks I have updated the shop with several sets of headbands, many of which are completely NEW! I have also created some ribbon wrapped headbands as well as this fabulous Valentine's antennae headband! Doesn't Cassie look happy?

The other day I had my fiftieth sale on etsy! I never thought I'd have that many, but now I am excited for more! To celebrate I am offering a coupon code for 15% off of your order. The coupon code to enter at checkout is: FABFIFTY

As some of you know, all of the profits from my etsy sales are being saved toward my Kozy Kape!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


(MorgantOrton's Photo!)

...I suck at saving.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Saving for a Dream Dollie

Oh sure, I've read and seen it a million places. "Selling sundries to fund my dream girl." "Adopting out a few dollies to raise some funds for my Grail Girl." Etc. I have even read articles about actually setting aside separate savings for dolls and doll-related stuff. Anyone who knows me, knows that saving just isn't my style (even though it should be!)

But at least I can finally say that I'm one of those people! I was pretty fortunate with dolls so far. I used a birthday and a Christmas to fund two girls, sewing money for another, etc. I have never had to actually save for a doll...but then again, no doll in my collection costs quite as much as a Kozy.

I posted awhile back about how Kozy fever hit. Shortly after a BK member posted a Kozy on the forums and I just about died. I wanted this particular Kozy SO badly, but there was no way I could raise the funds that quickly. Forget "selling this or that" I don't have anything to part with that would even come close. I decided after she sold that I would work on my etsy shop.

I posted several new sets of headbands and a ribbon wrapped one. I am happy to report that all of those, as well as some I posted the night after, have already sold! I am keeping the money from the etsy sales in my Paypal account and saving (gasp!) the balance for my Kozy! I am already 1/14 of the way there (which sounds better to me than it does to you, I'm sure) There will be another shop update tonight, and so far, all of the 'plastic' headband sets that I sell are being restocked immediately.

If you have purchased or plan to, THANK YOU!!! for helping me fund my Kozy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Michelle at recently put up a great post concerning doll-related resolutions. I had more to think about than I felt was appropriate for her comment box, so I decided to put up my own post!

The Blythe hobby is so multi-faceted, that I had trouble narrowing down my resolutions. There are photos, clothing (go Michelle for shooting for two pieces a month!) the doll house, the blog, the craft room, my etsy shop, and of course, more dollies, sundries, and the money involved...

So, here goes:

1. To take more photos and more creative photos of my girls (I got lazy when I stopped doing 365. I've joined some new flickr groups for this year)

2. Organize the bejeezus out of my dollie room. It is unusable at current...So far this year has brought me a cleaning and organizing vibe. I have been keeping up on cleaning and catching up on organizing, and hopefully it will continue and move on to the doll room. :)

3. Finish Hana's reroot, seal her, and have a "new" dollie! She has been in pieces for so long. If I can get that far, I would love to start a mohair reroot for Kylee. As you can see in the photo, she needs new hair...badly...

Overall (but definitely dollie related) I am trying to save more and spend less. Hoping that 2012 brings some all around balance to my life.