Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018 Newsletter - Upcoming Etsy Sale

Hello! I hope all of you are doing well. I was checking Etsy this morning for any overnight sells and had a message from Etsy stating that they would be celebrating their 13th birthday in June. They  have asked all sellers to help them celebrate by offering 10% off their products. I have agreed to have the celebration sale from June 18, 2018 to June 22, 2018 as they requested.

During that week, simply visit Mom and Pop Craft at the following link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MomandPopCraft?. There are no coupon codes. Just shop and you'll automatically receive everything at the 10% savings! The savings will be clearly marked on each item. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me through an Etsy conversation. I check my messages at least once every day.

Thank you very much.

Have a nice day!

Monday, April 30, 2018

April 30, 2018 Newsletter

Good morning everyone,

We hope you had a wonderful month! It's hard to believe April is already gone. It seems like it was only last week when I was here posting the April 2 newsletter.

Don't forget that we no longer charge shipping fees for our Etsy items. That's our way of saving you money right off the bat when you buy from us. I've decided not to renew some of my Etsy items for a while. I'll only renew when the items are "in season". So if there are any items you would like to buy, you might want to get them now because it may be a while before I relist them. I'm happy to negotiate a lower price if you think any of the prices are too high or if you would really like to have any of our items and you're struggling a bit with finances right now. I think we can help you get those Mother's Day gifts and some early Christmas shopping done. Tell your friends. And don't forget to sign up at the top right side of this page to receive these blog posts directly to your email inbox so you won't miss any updates.

I finished the Tulip and Butterfly Bookmark artiste mini cross stitch kit 1215912 by Zweigart. I haven't actually created the bookmark yet but the cross stitching is finished. I have to say, it was easy to work on because the project was all full cross stitches. I was disappointed that I had to finish the project with my own floss. Thankfully, I have tons of floss and was able to closely match the floss colors I ran out of. So if you get this project to work on, be sure to pick up additional Rose (220), Light Pale Yellow (1410), Very Light Pale Geranium (205), Forest Green (1016), and Light Rose (218). The blue on the top butterfly is supposed to be Sky Blue (803), but I think my kit came with a turquoise shade instead. The other six colors not listed here seemed to be correct, and there was plenty left over after the project was finished.

I also finished the little Patchwork Butterfly cross stitch kit 998-5032 from Janlynn. Although it was a small project, it was a little difficult because of all the 1/4 stitches involved. There was plenty of floss to complete the project however, and all the colors were correct.

Since my Upwork work has slowed down quite a bit since Christmas, I've decided to find more work elsewhere. So I have signed up at TranscribeMe.com and trying to learn all their rules. I'm getting ready to take another test for them today. If you should ever need to hire a transcriptionist, Etsy updater or lister, data entry or blog writing for your craft business, sign up as a client on Upwork at this link, https://www.upwork.com/signup/create-account/client_contact_freelancer?ciphertext=~011eb2912da5483620&BYOC and I'll be very happy to help you. Here's my profile link if you would like to see my job scores, previous work, and education:

Since we last met, spring finally arrived and we got to mow the yard this past Friday, which also happened to be our younger son's 21st birthday. Mowing takes up a big chunk of life in the spring and summer, but it is great to get to be outside more often even if it is just to mow. My husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary this past Saturday as well. Hubby also had a follow-up CT scan for his cancer that was discovered this past December. We'll get those results tomorrow when we visit his oncologist. All should be well. They just want to be sure they did get all of it during his surgery.

I've also earned two more certificates in my bible study courses that I started taking last October. I've been self-studying for many years, but at Christian Leaders Institute, they give you a great FREE education just for continuing to pass your classes. If I ever get time to write my books, I want to pay forward part of the money earned to CLI for the knowledge they have provided to me so others can get a free education as well.

Needless to say, I haven't had time to work on any of those spring/summer sewing projects this month. Maybe I'll have one or two ready to list on Etsy in May.

Until our next newsletter, stay healthy and safe, and enjoy this beautiful warm weather.

Have a nice day!

Monday, April 2, 2018

April 2, 2018 Newsletter - Etsy Sale, New Items Coming Soon

Good morning everyone!

We hope you had a lovely Easter and an opportunity to reflect on the gift of salvation that we received through Christ's crucifixion and Resurrection.

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Etsy Sale
We're having another sale on select categories through April 22, 2018. Just click on the following link https://www.etsy.com/shop/MomandPopCraft?section_id=1 to see what's on sale. Sales prices are instant. No coupon code needed!

New Projects
Last month, I bought a few new quilt patterns and I have selected the fabrics for the next spring items I'll be making soon. I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of those today. I'm going to make some cute credit card wallets with the leftover fabric from these projects. As you'll see at the end, I'll make the cross quilt soon. I hope to work on the other two quilts at least by Christmas.

Sewing Room Set 1

Sewing Room Set 2

Kitchen Set 1

Kitchen Set 2

Kindle Holder for ME : )

These are new fat quarters I got to make the cross quilt with.
I also went through my other stash of fabric and selected a few
more pieces that I thought would go well with these.

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 23, 2018 Newsletter - New Spring Items Added to Mom and Pop Craft

Thanks so much for dropping by today! Well, spring is finally here - according to the calendar anyway. There is actually snow on the ground at our house today. To celebrate the occasion anyway, we have added a few spring items to our Etsy store. I have provided pictures and the links to those items below.

Think Spring Annie Doll epattern and mailed paper pattern

epattern Price: US $5.00

mailed pattern Price: US $12.99

Quilted Spring Drawstring Tote, Tissue Holder and Key Ring Set 1
Price: US $39.95 

Quilted Spring Drawstring Tote, Tissue Holder and Key Ring Set 2
Price: US $39.95

Quilted Spring Pencil and Pen Holder, Mouse Pad, Tissue Box Cover and Wrist Rest Desk Set

Price: US $39.95

I've worked on the handmade items for a couple of months. I  have a few more spring sets for other rooms around your house that I hope to have finished by the end of April. Remember, shipping is free on all of our items we sell on Etsy.

Don't forget to follow this blog by email by signing up at the top, right side of the page to receive one or two (occasionally three) updates a month about Sew Practical, Mom and Pop Craft on Etsy and even E Craft Classes.

Below are links to other items in the same categories on Etsy as the items above.

You can see all of our finished totes for sale at the following link:

Here is the link to our other finished home d├ęcor:

And all of our doll patterns are at these links below:
Digital Doll Patterns

Mailed Doll Patterns

We hope you have a beautiful and blessed Easter! May God bless you.



Valentine Heart Shaped Ornaments Pattern

Make these hearts to use for Valentine's Day, Sweetest Day or all year long OR to express to someone else how much you love them any day of the year. This is a 10 page pattern that you will use over and over again. The Etsy price and link for both the epattern and the mailed paper pattern are provided below the pictures. As you can see, I had lots of fun making all kinds of different hearts with this pattern.

epattern Price: US $5.00

Mailed Paper Pattern Price: US $13.99

Have a nice day!


Monday, March 12, 2018

March 2018 Newsletter: Thanks for dropping by our recent sales!

Hi everyone,

I wanted to thank all of you for dropping by Mom and Pop Craft for our first annual February Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale in select categories and our March5050 sale to save 50% on any purchase $50 or more, which included every item in our store. We hope you'll join us again next year for these sales. We'll have one or two more sales this year, so be sure to check back often. To make sure you don't miss those announcements, we want to invite all of you who are reading this to sign up to receive our blog posts via email (at the top right side of this page) so you won't miss ANY of our updates. We promise not to bombard you with daily updates. I only have time to post updates (a.k.a. newsletters) once or twice a month.

If you want to find out more about why I refer to Mom and Pop Craft and E Craft Classes on this blog, please read this special page I created to explain how we adopted these as sister sites for Sew Practical: http://www.sewpractical.com/p/why-the.html. I refer to Mom and Pop Craft more now that Etsy has become the more affordable venue to sell from. I will have plenty of Sew Practical news throughout the year as well.

Have a nice day!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Free Shipping on Our Etsy Mailed Products

Happy New Year 2018!

I hope all of you are doing well. I have just spent the last week changing all of our mailed products on Etsy over to free shipping. We have 214 total listings as of today (some of those are digital downloads as well) So, for additional savings, if you find any typos or something in any of the descriptions that doesn't make sense, please let me know through an Etsy conversation. As a thank you, I'll give you a 25% off coupon code you can use on all future purchases from our store! Here's our link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MomandPopCraft?

Have a nice day!