Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
hand spun and hand dyed wool yarn!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Carried Away has more than 80 members, all selling handmade bags, handbags, purses, wallets, zip pouches, diaper bags, totes or anything else made of fabric, leather, plastic, yarn or whatever can carry stuff.
Sol Sisters Studio
"I'm a graphic designer by day, fiber artisan by night. This blog covers all of my varied interests. About my bags: These handbags and accessories are crafted by Las Vegas artisan Krystal Hosmer, with a love to design and an appreciation for self-expression. Funky, flashy and downright wild, my purses are one-of-a-kind wearable artworks.
Get ready to be complimented and turn heads wherever you may journey. I create each purse using high quality fabrics, many of them handmade. Many of my purses are hand-embellished with buttons, ribbons, and beads. Like all fine works of art, your new purse has a name and a unique personality."
Members: alamodestuff, Amaritimegirl, andreabaker, Antiquebasketlady, aprilsoriginals, areleldesigns2, atelierdesoyun, bagalicious, BagginIt, bagladee, bagsandbuds, bagsbytracy, beanbun, BeckyKayDesigns, BlackBags, BStauffdesigns, calissadesigns, capow, ceejaybags, ChicBoutique, craftsfromtheheart, crazyjeephoney, croppinggal, DeAnneDeSigns, debs1967, EmmaGordonLondon, gogovivi, gyniphr, Hamncheezr, handsfullcreations, hazelhoney, hazydesigns, HugsandHolidays, IndependentReign, indigo1, IslandGirlBags, jenniferladd, jensport, karenmeyers, LBaccessories, lilipadcreations, lisaastrup, londonpurple, luckyfinddesigns, madamecupcake, marciemarie, marymorra, MelliBags, mshandbags, nicherndesigns, nstitches4u, pandjcrafts, patchworkplace, perryartstudio, Pinkilicious, Poise, rebeccaaccessories, sewartsy, sewinghappyplace, solsisters, studiocherie, SundayAfternoon, teepetals, texasbeauties, thelaughingmouse, twistedprincess, uniquelynancy, ZenZBag, zigzagstitches
Friday, December 19, 2008
HEALING TIME BY JOSH CHARLES IS NOW AVAILABLE
All proceeds will go to Make It Right which helps build green, sustainable homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. You can help by downloading the song for $1 and telling everyone you know to do the same. Together, we will help rebuild New Orleans.
culminates in winning these lovely items:
How can you win these lovely items? Tune in at 5pm EST to Blockhead Radio to hear the link that kicks off the fun and mayhem that is our weekend Treasure Hunt: where you will follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City! First one to call in or email with the list of all 15 participating shops is the winner! Only catch is... ya have to listen in to hear that first link that sends you on your way through the merry old land of Oz!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
This is the site that everyone will be directed to for all the news and updates on Artisans for Artisans.Every Listener to Blockhead Radio, everyone involved. Will be seeing your Ad here!
Blockhead Radio is Artisans for Artisans there are 2 shows on a week 6 days a week Broadcast and downloaded.
Supporting Artisans and bringing Artisans to buyers! The show grows everyday and the Website is the place to be!
Get your Ads now, as they are a First come First Serve basis!
Http://blockheadradio.com and click on Artisans!! Come get your Ad now! $5 a month is less than 16 cents a day!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Every once in awhile an opportunity presents itself to make a simple gesture to help bring an extra special Christmas to someone you don't even know.
There is no better feeling in the world then to give a gift totally freely and now it will bring a smile to someones life.
I have a wonderful friend and she takes care of her neighbor who has Cancer, unfortunately this will be her last Christmas to she here on Earth.
What we would like to do is get as many people as possible send her a Christmas Card A simple little Card, lets have the return post Say From the North Pole, and sign it Santas Helper.
It is Just a Card and a Stamp, I know money is tight for so many I truly know. This is a chance for us to Give freely and know you have a made a Very special Christmas for their last Christmas!
If you would like to join us and send a card please
It would be great to get the cards posted by Weds December 17, that way she for sure will have a mailbox full in time for Christmas!
~Tis a wonderful thing to bring a smile into a life that is given Freely without strings~
G Tom Mac will be joining us live at 9 p.m. eastern time on Blockhead Radio Live
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Great ad space on our new website http://blockheadradio.com.
Just click on the artisan page.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
OTHER FEATURED SHOPS
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6106355 (unique commodities)
Friday, December 12, 2008
Mondays through Friday
9 a.m. eastern time
Join us every weekday morning to get a start on your day with Blockhead Rod and A Good Witch Too.
Artisan for Artisan
9 p.m. eastern time
Join Blockhead Rod, A Good Witch Too, Sew Happy Designs, and Huckleberry Arts for another night of fun. Listen Laugh and Learn.
Swap, Trade, and Giveaway
9 p.m. eastern time
That's right. Get on you bartering hat for a night of swapping and trading. Got some extra material left over....don't let is sit there in a pile, trade it for material for your next project. Like to trade. Here you go. Meet up with others who are looking for a great swap and trade. Hosted by Blockhead Rod.
Indie Music Artist
9 p.m. eastern time
Every Wednesday night we will feature a new musician here on Blockhead Radio. Hosted by Blockhead Rod interviewing featured musicians.
Thursday Spotlight On
9 p.m. eastern
We will be featuring an artisan and their work every Thursday. Hosted by Rose Works Jewelry.
Sneak Attack Live
9 p.m. eastern
Blockhead Radio has teamed up with The Handmade Movement ( http://www.handmademovement.com ) to do a Sneak Attack live on the air. What's a Sneak Attack? Three days a week at an appointed time, an Etsy shop with few or no sales is announce on this site. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop! During the show listeners are encouraged to call in and talk about sales and specials in their shop. The chat room will be going full tilt so make sure you join us.
Artisan Teams and Groups
1 p.m. eastern
Learn more about how artisans band together for promotions and charity work. Hosted by Tulips Treasure Box.
The Witching Hours
5 p.m. eastern time
“The Witching Hours”… where yours truly (A Good Witch Too!) will be the hostess with the mostest plugging shops with “Wicked Good Sales”! Yes Saturday Night Specials in going live on the air. Call in with your specials and join us in chat to share your links. Don't forget about the Treasure Hunt!!!!
You can find Theresa's work on etsy and artfire. And you can learn more about her, and the artists she likes, on her two blogs! TiLTCreations and TiLTTreasuries :) Are you a massive Twitter fan like I am? Then follow Theresa on Twitter!
Here's a few fun things we learned last night. Theresa is a Mom of two boys, ages 3 and 13, and her oldest even came on the air to talk to us last night! Her entire family is very "artsy," her husband is a write, her oldest is a musician and loves to do computer graphics, and we're sure her 3 year old will follow in the rest of the families footsteps!
Here's a fun fact about her work - if you love Theresa's bags - she creates most of her own patterns! Isn't that incredible? I can't even imagine doing something like that. We were trying to convince her last night that she should sell her patterns on-line, who knows folks, they could be coming soon!
Donna Striped Rachelle
Bright Blue Zip Pouch
Looking forward to next week? We've had a bit of a change up in the schedule - but have no fear - it's going to be fantastic! We'll be interviewing the lovely Kim of KE Cookies! Here's just one of the yummy items from her shop :)
Got a great Sneak Attack planned for tonight.......tune in at 9pm eastern time.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
exposure for team members and their shops. This is done through the
radio shows, blogs, advertising, guerrilla marketing, entrecard
generator, website, etc. We will be doing charity events also.
Only requirements for members:
1. Join the Yahoo Group and add your info to the databases. This is
needed for team guerrilla marketing.
2. Place the Pluggers United badge on your blog.
3. Blog about one of your team members at least once a month. You
pick them. This is done on the honor system and you do not have to
4. Try and sell on of your team members item during the month. Blog
post, twitter, etc. One item specifically......honor system here too.
We will not allow any calling out, blasting sites, etc. This WILL be
a fun and friendly team. We are here to support each other.
Check out thread on Etsy
This week's interview was Lauren, of The Chain Maille Lady, and she did a fabulous job! Lauren creates gorgeous chain maille jewelry. She's been doing so for about 4 years now, and creates an incredible variety of pieces! Looking in her shop you'll find bracelets, necklaces, earrings, dream catchers, celtic stars, and more! Quality is key with Lauren, and she works hard to insure that none of her pieces will ever snag your skin or clothes.
One thing that Lauren is doing that I think is awesome is she's raising money for research to cure Polycystic Kidney Disease. Here's a little blurb she wrote about that: For
the month of November & December 10% of your purchase from my shop
will be donated to the PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease) in
honor of my father and uncle who lost their lives to the disease (I
also have the disease). For more information on the foundation please
visit http://www.pkdcure.org/. Thank you in advance for your support. Donation to date: $71.80
Want to learn more about Lauren and see more of her work? You can find The Chain Maille Lady on Etsy, 1000 Markets, The Maille Market, and on her Blog!
Lauren would tell you that one the best ways to get your work known on etsy, and to find support, is to join teams. She's a part of the California Crafters Club of Etsy, the Etsy Chainmaillers' Guild, and the Fantasy Artists of Etsy.
Here's a few of my favorite pieces from Lauren's shop!
Mini coat of Arm(or) II Bracelet
Pink Passion Earrings
On a more personal note - I mentioned last night that I had a friend coming over to teach me some chain maille work. Oh my goodness! I have so much more respect for chain maille artists - and I always was really impressed by them! It's a lot of very finicky work. I've started learning the basic 4 in 1 weave, but I've learned that I can't do it when my hands are shaking, and so I wasn't able to work on it for very long last night. But I will keep working on it! Because it's fun, and I'm one of those crazy people who wants to learn everything :P
Thursday, December 4, 2008
“The Witching Hours” debuts 12/6 at 5pm EST on www.blockheadradiolive.com … a new way to promote your shop!
If you would be interested in participating in the Treasure Hunt portion of the show please let me know so that I can provide you with the link to the next shop and an image to hide in one of your listings (your choice). The purpose of this hunt is to encourage people to browse through your shop… see your specials first hand… generate some hearts… and hopefully some sales!
Please sign up for an account at www.blogtalkradio.com (quick, painless, and spam free) so that you can join in on the chat. Because chat is where it’s at! That and you’ll get to hear your show plugged on the air! And my dorky voice ;)
I do all the work while you sit back and enjoy!
Hit me up with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Treasure Hunt Participant" in the subject line. I'll send you the link and the pic.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Josh Charles is a pianist, singer, songwriter and guitarist with timeless songs that have soulful vocals, motown -inspired hooks and a contemporary sound.
Join us at 9 p.m. eastern time to meet Josh and listen to his debut CD.
Pluggers United PIF
Red Friday Etsy Shop Updates
http://pancakesandnoodles.etsy.com .....We're offering free shipping until the end of Cyber Monday.
http://www.curiousmess.etsy.com....i'm offering free shipping worldwide
http://kreatedbykelly.etsy.com....I will offer 25% off any purchase if they mention that they heard about my shop on your show. Just complete the purchase and contact me for a revised invoice OR pay with paypal and I will refund the discount immediately.
My shop has all sorts of great items with my most popular being my "button nugget" hair clips.
http://justaddcharm.etsy.com.....Sale through Cyber Monday - Free worldwide shipping PLUS 10% off orders of $20 or more.
http://bamdesigns.etsy.com.....i am having a sale- 15% off all orders, free shipping on orders of $30 or more and a free little gift with each purchase
http://BeeDazzlesGifts.etsy.com....Black Friday - Monday: Buy Two, Get One FREE (of equal/lesser value). Buy your two items, and at checkout include the name of the free item you would like and it will be shipped with your order :)
http://www.thesoapbuffet.etsy.com.......FREE US Shipping on Soap Bars purchased for the holidays.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Blockhead Radio is Artisan for Artisan radio. Our show tonight is dedicated to all those who like to trade. Join us in the chat room and live on air to meet up with others who are looking for a great trade.
Got something specific you are looking for? Let our listeners know.
We will be playing some music and looking for a good trade.
Sign up for a user name at http://blogtalkradio.com so you can join us in chat. It quick and easy and no spam.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sew Happy Designs will be joining us with a special report.
Join Blockhead Rod, A Good Witch Too, Sew Happy Designs, and Huckleberry Arts for another night of fun. Listen Laugh and Learn