Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twelve by 2012 - update

I posted a while back some goals I wanted to accomplish before 2012. Let's check in and see how I did...

1. Visit Helen and Lindi.  Fail. Very sad.
2. Sew a straight line. Getting closer! Having trouble with my bobbin thread, though.
3. Make a throw blanket.  Another fail. HOWEVER! I did learn to crochet :)
4. Completely organize and unpack. We did this! Hooray! However, I now want to completely rearrange the house. That's always fun though.
5. Read TWO books. Catcher in the Rye, Hunger Games, and half of Sophie's World. And now that I have a Nook e-reader (Thanks, mom-in-law!) I see much more reading in my future.
6. Create an Etsy store. Check it out - Love, Grapefruit.
7. Get some nice boots. I got TWO pairs of boots from the hubs!
8. Pay down my credit card. Another fail. I also maxed out my Gap card. Whoops...
9. Get in touch with my cousins. I am really sad that this one did not happen. I'm sure I could have tried harder, but so could they.
10. Start exercising regularly. Nope. But I did lose 4 pounds! I think it's cause I'm happier.
11. Hand make Christmas gifts.  The hubs and I made a total of 6 stockings, one for each parental.
12. Send the people I love random mail. BIG FAIL! I suck.

But Hey! I still have 3.5 days to send some mail, work out, pay down my credit cards, and make a blanket...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congrats to Lindi for winning the giveaway! Check out her awesome blog!

Did you have your heart set on the super cute red flannel stocking? Good news! I have one left in my Etsy store. Hop on over and claim it before it's too late!

Keep your eyes on the horizon for new items in the store!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Grand Opening Giveaway!

My Etsy store is officially open, and what better way to start off than a giveaway?

With the holidays just around the corner, this giveaway features a handmade flannel stocking. The winner of this giveaway will receive either a super cool teal plaid stocking with polka-dot lining OR a cozy red holiday print with soft white flannel lining (their choice).

There are a few things you can do to enter this giveaway, outlined below. ALL entries must include EMAIL ADDRESS!

Mandatory Entry:
Visit my Etsy store and post your favorite item here - 1 entry

Additional Entries:
Heart my store on Etsy and comment here with your Etsy name - 1 entry
Buy something from my Etsy store - 10 entries

This giveaway will run until Friday, December 16th. Prize shipped on Saturday with priority shipping in hopes of arriving by Christmas!


Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Etsy Store Grand Opening!

My Etsy store is officially up and running!

There are four shop sections for customers to browse: 1) Knits (hand-made knitted items), 2) Threads (hand-made sewn items), 3) Vintage and 4) Jewelry. With the exception of vintage items, all products in the store have been made by yours truly! Click this link to check out the store, and comment here with your favorite items! Tell your friends, your moms, the mailman; tell e'erbody: Love, Grapefruit is where it's at.
Fo' sho'.

As a special thank you to my followers, I am having an Early Bird special. Place an order by Wednesday, December 7th (my Birthday!) and receive 10% off your entire purchase! Simply enter the coupon code WILLKNITFORCAKE at check-out to receive this exclusive discount!