Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Thanksgiving Button Pack Giveaway winner is...

............................... MademoiselleChitChat!!! :)))
My dear son picked a random number for me just now........
I'll be doing lots more giveaways in the future!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! :)
Little Red Cottage will be open during this Thanksgiving Weekend....I'll be right smack in the middle of the gorgeous Muir Woods on Thanksgiving Day....can't think of a better way to spend that day actually............being in the middle of beautiful California Redwood forest with my loved ones........................ but I'll be back to take care of orders and your convos by Sunday night.
Hug your loved ones.......and wear loose pants so you can EAT! ;) gobble, gobble, gobble...........

Great Marketing Exchange Posts for the Holiday Weekend....

Wednesday- KayzKreationz.etsy.com ....featuring lots of pretty items. I love the colors in this Blue Fused Striped Plate!

Thursday- No feature today............HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday- StrangeChild.etsy.com ...a unique collection of Dragon and Imp sculptures!

Saturday- LunarraStar.etsy.com ...... has a huge selection of gift ideas ..I especially love this Alice in Wonderland DRINK ME Vintage Charm Necklace! Lovely gift for a daughter or niece. Gift wrapping sounds so pretty....glittery stars? Nice....at no extra cost.

I love the banner for Sunday's shop.... JenniferLadd.etsy.com ..one of my favorite combinations of aqua and red.....gets me all wondering what could be inside the shop?? Let's see...... Oh...lovely things such as this Sakura on Red Clutch Purse ....just too pretty. I'm definitely bookmarking this shop......lovely photographs, lots of eyecandy, and international shipping all set up and ready to go for you.

(All these shops brought to you at once, by Moi....who doesn't trust the compose draft/post later portion of her blog..... yet.)

Tuesday's Great Marketing Exchange Post

The adorable Green Apple Earrings are definitely my favorite item in this unique jewelry shop.... cthings.etsy.com .......international shipping is nicely laid out at the both of each listing...and she is accepting custom orders all the up til December 10th. :)

Monday's Great Marketing Exchange Post

Glitterstar.etsy.com is a darling little shop full of button-goodness! Buttons! One of my favorite crafting items.....glitterstar has transformed them into fun bracelets such as this Blue Button Bracelet. Check out the shop announcments..........glitterstar is offering free shipping on jewelry, clothing and supplies until November 28th.

Sunday's Great Marketing Exchange Post!

I just adore Sunday's shop.... craftpudding.etsy.com ...an adorable collection of handcarved stamps and all the little goodies that you can create with them. This Sewing Machine Stamp is one of my favorites! Be sure to check out the shop announcements for lots of information regarding ordering custom stamps and timelines. Craftpudding also has a lovely and informative blog...lots of free tutorials to be found. :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Great Marketing Exchange Shops...

...for yesterday and today!

Yesterday's shop was moodygurl.etsy.com featuring "smell-good products for a mood altering experience"!! Sounds like fun..........sign me up! Who couldn't use a little mood altering now and then? The Moody Scrub in Pink Grapefruit sounds especially nice! Check out moodygurl's BIO -she really knows her smell goods! :)

Today's shop is greencard.etsy.com featuring cheeky and contemporary greetings! Check out Funny Notes Between Friends and this set of four cheeky apology cards is perfect........cuz you know if you have to apologize to one person...there are probably three more to take care of! ;)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

So...where do the buttons go??

I was lucky enough to see just exactly where some of my lovely buttons ended up when I strolled back into Rachel's shop, TICKLEWORM, on Etsy awhile back! I met Rachel during a "Sneak Attack" (Check out HandmadeMovement.com to learn all about those fun events where we sneak up on unsuspecting shops and BUY from them!)

She recently received some lovely pinkies from Little Red Cottage. :)

She used the pink buttons to accent the front cover of her handmade Lemon Rasberry Orange Sorbet Pouch! So very pretty..and just the right little touch!

....and OH!!!......Looks like Rachel is having a SALE! Check out her shop announcements!

*****Don't forget that I am having a BUTTON GIVEAWAY!! Check out and comment on my blog post on November 19th to be entered to win! :)

Great Marketing Exchange Post for Thursday!

Today's featured shop is: littlepinkplum.etsy.com ...an adorable shop and perfect place for finding those STOCKING STUFFERS we'll be needing very soon! :)

I recognize so many of the gorgeous papers used in the products! This darling little cherry blossom pocket mirror is one of my favorites!

The shop ships internationally, and has excellent feedback...........so....GO! Take a look and stock up on some fun things to fill in those empty stockings soon to be hanging over your mantels! ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I am so very Thankful.......an Etsy Giveaway!!

So....in between listing many, many new colorful button packs....I reached my 100th sale!! WOOHOO! :) I am so excited...and THANKFUL!!

I've decided to do my very first giveaway...I just listed this gorgeous Thanksgiving Button Pack in the shop....and I'll be giving one of these packs away to a LUCKY WINNER!

Just go take a look at Little Red Cottage, and come back and comment on your favorite item in the shop....tell us why it's your favorite!

Please be sure there is a way to contact you! I'll be drawing a winner on Tuesday, November 25th, at Noon PST. :)

Looking forward to your comments..............and sharing some AUTUMN BUTTON GOODNESS with you!

Wednesday Great Marketing Exchange Post!

Shupg.etsy.com has some of the MOST UNIQUE and PLAYFUL handmade items, ever!! Check out this Charm Necklace with a French theme...so many wonderful elements going on! Puffy stitched clouds, bicycle charms, a fabulous blue, white and red ribbon....all holding a carousel to die for.....just absolutely charming.

The Red Watering Can Pendant is my personal favorite....too charming, a cottage on the puffy bit, and a RED WATERING CAN... it's too perfect, I want it!

This is a perfect li'l shop to search for unique items for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives on your Holiday List!

PS: Their shipping is very reasonable too! :)

Go check 'em out!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I am so excited....I have listed many new button packs in Little Red Cottage today!
Here is a photo of one of my favorites..... Seaglass. Such pretty colors....these would be great for so many different projects!
Click on the link above to check out the rest of the newest button packs... Wedding Day, CORAL REEF, BaBy Doll, Whimsical Christmas, Playground ............and more to come soon!

Tuesday Marketing Post!

Today's Great Marketing Exchange Etsy shop is RenewedResources.etsy.com ! Check out the fabulous finds in this shop....lots of goodies saved and ready to use as ephemera in your next art project! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Great Marketing Exhange Featured Shop for today.

Monday's featured Etsy shop is zeba.etsy.com !! This shop features exquisite handmade jewelry...my personal favorites are the White Coin Pearl and Crystal Y Necklace and the Freshwater Pearls Collar ! So pretty to take something so classic and put a new twist on it!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

This Weekend's Great Market Exchange shops are....

...... MaryZoom.etsy.com -- I just adore the Eco-Friendly Kid's Art Smocks and the Market Tote Bag!! Really fun items in her shop!

...... ThreadedGoodness.etsy.com ---is a shop you will definitely want to add to your favorites with the cold winter days ahead! Check out these Turquoise Wrist Warmers and this Merino Wool Newborn Sweater.....just makes me wish I had a newborn to put into it! She has reworked her international shipping...check her shop out!

.... UniqueGarden.etsy.com ...ohhhh I just wonder how the Pear Berry Spectucular Spritzer smells? Wonderful I am sure! Go check out this unique Etsy shop for lots of aroma-filled products!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lots of new goodies in the destash section!

Like this lovely crepe ribbon paper by Jenni Bowlin....go check it out at Little Red Cottage! :)

Thursday's Great Marketing Exchange Post

Purpledaisyjewelry.etsy.com has oodles and oodles of gorgeous vintage jewelry pieces....perfect place to go Holiday shopping for that hard-to-buy for person on your list!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another quilt giveaway....

........over at at the Old Red Barn Co. Blog.......use the blinkie on my sidebar to go check it out.....

SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!

NeatoStuff.com's Great Marketing Exchange (catch up post!)

Ok...........I did get woefully behind on my Great Marketing Exchange posts....so here it goes...catching up all at once! :)

Monday- Paintingsbyjude.etsy.com Some of the most gorgeous, and VIVID artwork I have seen on Etsy...beautiful work!

Tuesday- Craftilycharms.etsy.com Really pretty silver charms.......my favorite is this Starfish!

Wednesday- Norakaren.etsy.com I am really starting to notice all the wonderful shops that carry clothing on Etsy.....such unique items....like this fun pair of beaded jeans!

Le Jardin Stitched Button Collection....

.........and other new goodies just listed at Little Red Cottage!
Check out the newest stitched button collection... Le Jardin! I have many more to come! Prestitched with embroidery thread, coordinated and ready-to-use!
Also...more goodies in the Destash Yard Sale.......there are FLOWERS growing in the yard of my Little Red Cottage.....go peek over the picket fence and take a look at them.....here!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

NeatoStuff.com's Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day...

Today's Great Marketing Post of the Day features one of the cutest little models I have ever come across whilst browsing on Etsy!

This cutie is showing off THE SNOWFLAKE tutu in the lovely etsy shop BabyMakesThree!

So many sweet little things for your princess to twirl around in....custom orders too! :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

NeatoStuff.com Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day!

Mermaid Inspired Seaweed Tea and Bubble Gum and Starfruit Vegan So Smoochalicous You ll want to give all the Fishys Great Big Kisses Lip Conditioner Duo......
mmmmmmmmm.................LOVE LOVE LOVE the titles on these items!!
Today's Great Marketing Post of Day is:
This shop features gobs of lovely vegan lip conditioners, body mists, room sprays, and a generous section full of gift sets (perfect for the Holidays!) Go check her shop out....the photos are bright and cheery, and the item titles...you'll love them!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Giveaways at Decklededgebindery.etsy.com

Deckled Edge Bindery is having some really lovely giveaways right now....they are celebrating their one-year anniversary on Etsy.........I won this adorable Disney book!

Go take a second to check it out, and say Happy Anniversary! :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland....

......sleighbells ring........are you listening? In the lane snow is glistening....a beautiful sight.....we're happy tonight.........walking in a winter wonderland...............la la laaaaaaa la la laaa...

I truly had this song in my head the ENTIRE time I was creating this mini album.....this was with the Special Edition Color Me Miki Kit... Sassafras Lass Life at the Pole kit!!

Such fun papers.....Sassafras Lass never disappoints...such cute little characters, and unique color combinations...these papers and coordinating embellishments are FUN to work with!! Go check out the kits at Color Me Miki! Terri has posted all the photographs, including the ones showing my complicated tri-fold design...ehhehe!

I used a few things in addition to the kit....green grosgrain ribbon from my etsy shop, buttons, raffle tickets, and silk flowers!

This album is blank and ready to go for all my winter photographs!

NeatoStuff.com Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day!

For Friday, November 7th, the Great Marketing Exchange sponsored and organized by NeatoStuff.com will be featuring GoGoKioko a fun shop featuring dozens of unique pendants (ones of my favorite searches on Etsy, btw!!)

Let's go shopping! How unique is this Popcorn Pendant? Or these Map Earrings? Perfect stocking stuffers for your friend that loves movies or the one that loves to travel!

Kioko is a Japanese word...it means beautiful child (got that from the profile! hee!)....this is a great li'l shop for the child in all of us!

So? Who do you LOVE more than CHOCOLATE??

This sweet little album was created by a good friend and neighbor of Little Red Cottage!

I just the love what the stamped image on the front cover has to say:

i love you more than....




Too sweet ......this adorable li'l mini album is filled with simply embellished pages just waiting for your precious photographs! Go check out the details at my Little Red Cottage! :)

NeatoStuff Great Marketing Exchange Post of the Day!

Little Red Cottage will be participating in the Great Marketing Exchange...sponsored by NeatoStuff.com, a super fun place to find a nice collection of unique things for sale from around the web! Well over 100 Etsy shops have signed up to help promote one another over the upcoming weeks, including myself! So each day all the participants will be sharing a unique Etsy shop with you!

My favorites from today's pick: randomscraps.etsy.com

Dinosaur Tracks Card --so stinkin' cute!! Perfect for a baby shower!

Merry Christmas Cards --set of adorable Christmas cards with glittery birdies! Tweet Tweet!

Happy Birthday Set of two cards --simple, sweet and elegant...and more than one! Now....we all know more than ONE person having a birthday soon right! ;) I love that randomscraps carries many sets of cards!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

California Rolls!

Here is another layout I created last week for the 'Ohana Kit.....this one shows my more linear side...straight lines, even borders, etc.

No worries though....I ran this through my sewing machine...it's hard to see in the photograph, but there is a nice zig-zag line going all around the Cosmo Cricket paper on the left...and some nice, big, funky handstitches with a nice, warm shad of embroidery floss actually sewn through the photos themselves.

This is my nephew, Joshua. He is a lot older than these photographs...he is a Freshman is High School just like my daughter. He lovessssss Wasabiiiiiiiiii!!

That's my kitchen in the background...we have those white square ceramic tiles that are so hard to keep clean...........but they they are almost starting to look vintage to me....especially with all the bits of aqua that I like to keep in there...I am almost sorry to think about redoing them someday.

Here is a closeup of the title, and subtitle....adore those Canvas Thickers in aqua......
Can you tell I love aqua??
I wonder if Little Aqua Cottage would of worked??
Nah........Red is still my first love! :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Home ....a recent creation....all ready for Thanksgiving!

Here are some photographs of a mini album project I created with the latest Color Me Miki kit....'Ohana. :)

Love the warm colors in this kit...they all pop with the aqua colors in the cardstock ...the fabulous aqua canvas Thickers in the add-on kit.

The 'Ohana kit included an ENTIRE PACK of dark brown Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards.....so I sewed each of them onto a piece of the aqua cardstock. I am noticing that lately I really love to cut out bits and pieces of the ACTUAL PACKAGING and/or LABELS..hehe..of products to use in my work....Jenni Bowlin products have been particularly fun for that, and I cut apart the tiny examples of each bingo card from the insert within the pack so I could use them in my work.

I punched holes with my trusty crop-o-dile....and used silver book rings to hold it all together.

I placed the Scenic Route stickers onto a nice brown cardstock, and cut them out...leaving a bit of a chipboard edge to them....this gives the stickers a little more punch.

I stapled vintage-feeling cream ribbon onto several edges of the pages to create some soft "tabs", and then added buttons, velvet flowers, and other little embellishments.

I can hardly wait to fill this up with little photos from Thanksgiving! :)