Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Introducing KSTreasures - and LOTS of other Exciting News!

Whew - there's so much exciting news to share with all of you today that I hardly know where to begin! Ok, I do actually have a good idea, I want to tell you about my new shop :D That's right, you heard me, I have a second shop on etsy!

This shop is the brain child of me and my Mom. I'm so excited about it! My Mom is the one who started me off doing crafts, and she is incredibly talented herself! I'm so excited to get to showcase her work, and hopefully earn her some money here and there of course :P

Ok, so the details, our shop address on etsy is kstreasures, and that's short for Kindred Spirit Treasures! My Mom and I have both always loved the Anne of Green Gables books, and we've always been close friends, so the Kindred Spirit part was perfect. "Treasures" is because we are going to be featuring a variety of pieces from both my Mom and I!

Oh - and I can't forget - the beautiful artwork for my avatar and the banner were done by my dear friend Annette of Huckleberry Arts. I get to interview her in this weeks Thursday Spotlight On Show! Come meet her Thursday night at 9pm EST. :)

Here's some lovely items from our new shop - we'll have a lot more going up in the next few weeks!

On to MORE exciting news!

I've had my first sale of the year! Woohoo! It's not a big sale - but it gets me started on my sales goal for the month :D This is what I sold:

AND I've been selected as this months featured Etsy Blogger! Woohoo! As you probably all know I'm part of the Etsy Bloggers Team, a fantastic team of artisans who all love to blog :) Well, each month our elustrious leader picks a different team member that's our featured blogger. You'll see them featured on team members blogs all over the place. Isn't that the coolest? It's made my month :D Totally made my month! Thanks guys :D

As if THAT wasn't enough loving - I was again awarded a blog award! Woohoo! Here's the short discription that goes with it:

The authors say that blogs who
receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in the
PROXIMITY in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to
find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or
self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that even more friendships are

*(note to authors, original text shortened and edited by previous blog owner for clarity)

I was given this lovely award by the Lovely Purses blog. Make sure you check out her shop on Dawanda - and here's just one of the lovely items you'll see featured there!


TiLT said...

Wow! That's a ton of great stuff! woots!!
Be sure to keep us up to date on how it is to have two shops :)

MagdaleneJewels said...

So many things to congratulate you on; your new shop (love the name!);your blog award; and the best - Blogger of the Month!!!!!

TNT2008 said...

Congratulations on the many great things going on for you.

storybeader said...

things are looking up for you! Congrats on the new shop, award, sale, and of course the much deserved Featured Etsyblogger of the Month. woot!

Hava said...

I love that bracelet! You are a talented artist - I have absolutely zero talent for that kind of thing, so I'm jealous!


Abby said...

Dontcha just love Duni over at Lovely Purses?? Her stuff is fantastic. Congrats on your award, by the way. It seems like things are moving in the right direction for you!

Thanks, also, for your recent comment on my blog---I have thought about looking for a new venue for selling my jewelry. Honestly, I love etsy and all it has to offer, I just think I got into the ballgame too late. I'll be doing some research, though--thanks for the inspiration!

Abby from SC

rkdsign88 said...

Congratulation for you new shop, for your first sale of this year & for your award too. What a good strart

Duni said...

Congratulations on the sale and the new shop!
2009 started off great for both of us! Thanks for showcasing my bag ☺
Wishing you continued success!



ps - Abby...that is so sweet of you ♥

Athena said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats! Have fun with your two shops. :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I can't say congrats enough Ruthie! You sure are off to a great start for 2009 :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, such wonderful news and you did a fabulous job of organizing it all. Congratulations on the new shop, the blog award, the feature and the sale! All very much deserved!!

Leah said...

So much exciting news - congrats on the sale, award, new shop, everything!

Anonymous said...

Whew...I am out of breath and am going back to bed!

Take care of yourself sweets...

You have a lot of blessings my dear cyber niece.


uniquecommodities said...

Lovely New SHOP! I hearted you