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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

November 5, 2019 Newsletter - Red and Black Buffalo Plaid Items on Etsy

Good afternoon everyone,

I have added a couple of new homemade items to Etsy over the last couple of weeks. I made the new pillow covers and Christmas stocking from red and black buffalo plaid flannel and red homespun cotton fabrics. These will look really cute for the upcoming holiday season. I have those links below if you want to look at those.

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Stocking - $19.95
https://www.etsy.com/listing/736677332/red-and-black-buffalo-plaid-flannel-and?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1

Buffalo Plaid Pillow Covers - $14.95 each
https://www.etsy.com/listing/746727875/red-and-black-buffalo-plaid-14-x-14?ref=shop_home_active_2&frs=1

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

October 19, 2019 Newsletter - Hanging Dish Towels on Etsy

Hello everyone! We hope you're having a great day. I wanted let you know that I have a new favorite pastime making hanging dish towels. I have 6 new ones listed on Etsy at the following link:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HHC2019?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=27300549.
Below is a sneak peek of those. Single towels are $3.99 plus shipping. Double towels are $4.99 plus shipping. Watch for more of these to show up in our Etsy shop shortly. We also have a few Christmas items and seasonal patterns listed as well.


Single towel - Any occasion


Single towel - Any occasion


Single towel - Any occasion


Double towels - Thanksgiving


Double towels - Any occasion


Single towel - Any occasion

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

October 2, 2019 Newsletter - New Bowl Cozies Listed on Etsy

Good morning! We're so happy you've stopped in to visit for a few minutes. It's hard to believe it's October 2 and our temperatures are still in the 90s! But despite all this heat, I've managed to make a few more Christmas items and list them on Etsy.

ETSY
We hope you can drop by to look at our new Christmas bowl cozies at HHC2019 (Happy Home Creations)  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HHC2019?ref=seller-platform-mcnav&section_id=25697310

FELT SNOWFLAKE TISSUE BOX COVER - Product Review

I made this tissue box cover from a Bucilla/Plaid kit. The instructions need some tweaking. It calls for hand sewing throughout, which is fine until you attach the sides and top to each other. That should really be done with a sewing machine. However, because the instructions called for the side and top panels to be cut inside the black [cutting] lines, it would have been impossible to sew with a sewing machine so close to all those beads and sequins, so I did finish by whip stitching the sections together. My whipstitching is not even and that was very noticeable. The cover is too tight as well and pulled apart at the seams as I pulled it over the tissue box.

So I do have a helpful recommendation if you buy one of these kits. That is to cut out the side and top panels, leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance so you can neatly sew those together with your sewing machine. That will also allow the cover to fit over the box so the seams won't pull apart.  I should be making the Santa cover from this kit this month. So I will report if my recommendations helped after I complete that one.

It's still a pretty piece that I can use each winter for a few years. I wish I could capture all that awesome sparkle for you. I think the magnificent shimmer from the beads and sequins will keep the focus off those seams! This has given me an idea for some of my own felt TBC designs. Because overall, I did enjoy making this project. I think that's because felt is so easy to work with.



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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

September 4, 2019 Newsletter

Good morning everyone!

I hope you're all having a terrific day so far. I wanted to quickly drop by and thank all of you for visiting our Ebay listings while we had some of our craft items for sale there. We really appreciate your support!

ETSY
I have just listed our fall and Christmas patterns on Etsy for those of you who enjoy making fall and Christmas items. These are the e-patterns only that you download and print yourself. If you're interested in buying a mailed pattern instead, send us an Etsy message and we'll get in touch with you about a price.

I will finally have a few finished items to list on Etsy soon. So visit https://www.etsy.com/shop/HHC2019? frequently to see those as those are added. I will also send out another newsletter when I have the first of those finished items listed. If you don't want to miss these announcements, just sign up to receive them via email just on the right side of this page. : ) I post only one or two newsletters a month and only when we have an update to share with you.

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

July 24, 2019 Newsletter - Midsummer News

Good morning all! I hope your summer is going well.

ETSY
I wanted to quickly drop by and tell you about the new Thank You cards I have added to Etsy at the following link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/704889236/set-of-5-pastel-thank-you-cards?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1. This is a custom order. So please allow up to 1 week for me to make them for you when you order them. You will receive 5 cards in the 5 colors shown, 5 white envelopes, and free shipping for $14.99. If you would like to have this set of cards in other colors, just contact me through Etsy conversations and I'll do my best to meet your request.

Special for my blog readers only! I will make additional cards for you for $1.50 each with the purchase of the first 5 cards - so $14.99 for the first 5 and $1.50 for each additional card. Additional cards MUST be requested before the time of your purchase and will be shipped with the original set of 5. You will receive white envelopes and free shipping with the additional cards as well. I will create a special listing just for you to pay for your custom set of 5 plus extra cards. Please be aware that more time may be needed to make your set when you order additional cards. I will provide updates as I progress through your order.


More new items coming to Etsy soon!

EBAY
I have added a few handmade items to eBay for very low prices. If you want to look at those, go to https://www.ebay.com/sch/krafty-tools/m.html?item. These are larger items that I can no longer include free shipping on. I have reduced the selling prices of these items to offset the higher shipping fees.

Thanks for dropping by today to read our newsletter.

Have a nice day!
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

June 26, 2019 Newsletter - Fabric and Other Craft Supplies on Ebay

Good morning! I hope you're all well today. I wanted to drop by this morning to remind you all I'm still slowly adding items from the craft room to eBay, where we sell under the name krafty-tools. I have listed lots of fabric and patterns and have more items to list over the next couple of weeks or so.

Very soon, I will make a few things that can be purchased on either Etsy or eBay. Maybe even Amazon! I just want you to have the option to buy from YOUR favorite location.

Thank you for being patient with me as I struggle to get through the additional work of summer on top of my studies, freelance career, eBay listing, preparing for a yard sale, decluttering the house, and routine household chores. Visit our Sew Practical blog often as I have some other ideas in my head that I hope to get started on this fall!

Have a nice day!
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Monday, June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 Newsletter Cleaning Out the Craft Room

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well today. It has been nearly 2 months since my last post! I do apologize for that. Because of all the necessary de-cluttering that has been going on, I haven't had time to make new items for the Etsy store, which also means I haven't had time to make items from craft kits for product reviews. There are two more rooms that need serious de-cluttering, but I will make an effort to make at least one new item each month for the Etsy store. I do have a few more ideas I think you will like. So stay tuned for those.

I still may not have time to create items from kits for product reviews for a while. This year is flying by, so winter will be here before we know it. Then I should have time to get back to my purchased craft kits and review those for you.

eBay Listings

I am pleased to announce that during all of this de-cluttering, I have found some fabric, patterns, and other supplies that I am willing to part with. Some will be sold in our garage sale, but there are a few items I have decided are eBay worthy.  I have quite a bit of fabric listings right now and will be listing many more items over the next several weeks. I have been a serious craft collector for over 20 years, so visit at least once a week to see all the new stuff I'll be adding. eBay allows us to combine shipping for up to 30 days worth of multiple auctions you win from us - if you want to wait that extended period of time to receive your items.

You can view all of our eBay listings at the following link:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/krafty-tools/m.html?item=140843175484&_trksid=p2047675.l2562&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&rt=nc

Coming Soon!

I have started creating my own cross stitch patterns...well, technically, just one at this point. But it was lots of fun! So I worked on the protocol piece when I had a few free minutes here and there during the current de-cluttering project. I'm not ready to share the finished products just yet. Hopefully, I can be ready to give you peek no later than the New Year.

Thank you very much for dropping by today. Stay well and have a great life.

Have a nice day!
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