Monday, March 12, 2012

Still Crazy after all these Orders!

I finished my week #whatever TAST stitch (couching) on a Snowball I pieced for Kerry. That was a week ago, and I have had barely a moment to rest, much less blog. Is spring in the air? My Etsy shop went CRAZY (and that’s good) with orders over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Remember I was hoping to reach 1,000 sales in March? Well, I was at 998 on Friday afternoon, and then things just cut loose. When the dust settled Sunday evening, I was at 1,060 or so.

All weekend I was pulling orders and packing and mailing and answering convos and doing special orders. Whew! Today I dyed laces and tomorrow I will colorwash some, plus iron them, photograph and get listing.  Why?
Because we are going to have a Giveaway!!!!

I am going to keep it simple. At first I thought it might be nice to promote my Facebook page for Crazy by Design, but I just don’t GET Facebook (maybe because I’m an old geezer).  They keep adding more bells and whistles and revising this and that. I do look at it once in awhile to see what some people are up to, but who has the time to hang out there?  But I digress….

So, here is the Giveaway information buried deep in the post; if you are faithful and have read this far, hurray! 
The prize will be a $25 credit in my Etsy shop, Cathy’s Crazy by Design (link in sidebar). Visit my shop and check it out. Then come back here and leave a comment on THIS POST telling me what your favorite item is. One entry per person.  I will pick the winner by Random Number Generator on, um…. how about March 20, which is a Tuesday. That is the Spring Equinox (first day of spring for the Northern Hemisphere).  So entries must be posted by Monday night, March 19.

Now, don`t worry if items come and go in my shop in the meantime. I have lots of goodies, and there is usually more where they came from. Others (like the kitty, above) have not been listed as I write and post this.  I will work with the winner to give her what she wants. One other thing. You MUST have a way for me to contact you in your comment.  If your name does not link back to a blog or a valid email address, type it in.

Now, what about that Snowball and TAST stitch?  I guess that will have to be next post, LOL!

Hugs,
Cathy maroon

43 comments :

Margaret said...

I love the jewel tone fabric pack. Although I really like a lot of your vintage patterns too.

darlene said...

My favorite is the pink crazy quilt bag. I also like when you have assortments packaged for crazy quilting like the green one up now. Nice job on the shop... Darlene in MI ddoersch@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

I think the Lace Applique Photo Frame is cool, Cathy!

Miss 376 said...

I think mine would be the Venice lace pack, but I do like all the lace

Juli said...

I especially like the hearts and dragonflies appliques.

Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Everything!!! The unusual lace applique. But I want the Kitty and I don't even like cats!!

Congrats on all the sales too.

Anonymous said...

I've drooled over several items in your shop, guess my current favorite is the 5 leaves.
Marci
marcih@kc.rr.com

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Very hard to choose one in particular. I like all your fabric packs - lovely selections. I suppose the victorian swag trim is my fav. Congrats on your sales. Pop over and visit my blog Cathy as I'm having a giveaway also. Cheers.

Cathi said...

I really think the little lace cat at the beginning of your post is adorable.

shawkl said...

Well you know that I just love all of the lace appliques you dye...so my favorite is a selection of those!
Kathy

Marjolein said...

Lace, I can't choose between the "golden dyed venice laces" and the "colorwash golden lace".

grbev said...

Wow, great news on the shop! You features such high quality items. My favorite thing is your shop is there no longer -- the scrumptuous Autumn theme pillow. Why didn't I buy that! Darn it.

Anonymous said...

I love all your laces, but my favorite item is your purple purse with beads and lace.
Bonnie brharg@yahoo.com

Wilma said...

I think the owl is very cute!

Wendy said...

Of course this would be very hard to choose as I love everything in your shop. And you already know about my love for your bags I won't include those. So my pick would be the variety pack of lace on page 2. Congrats on all your sales Cathy and may you have many more to come. Big hugz, Wendy F

Alice T said...

I love pink, my favorite would have to be the pink CQ bag - just amazing! Wonderful selection of lace motifs too.

Alice

The Mad Stitcher said...

I love your Etsy shop! It is so difficult to choose only one item. I love all the laces and trims and the fabrics are beautiful but I do love the Turtle and the Owl appliques. Each of these have special meaning for me.

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win a gift from you.

Kathy aka The Mad Stitcher
themadstitcher@gmail.com

Gillywallflower said...

I would have to pick the lace fan as I absolutely love anything with a fan on it. I would buy loads of them and make a block entirely made of fans!

Suztats said...

I can only pick one? Well, you know I love the laces, but I really like the sound of your Spring green fabric trim Embellishing pack assortment. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Maggie R said...

I love all your lace but the butterflies are my fave..
Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely offerings.
oxox
((((hugs))))
maggie

Nicki Lee said...

I love your new color wash laces - purty purty!

Looking forward to hearing all about your new machine. I just got the new Singer 160th Anniversary Edition and can't wait to have a whole day to just sit an play.

Karrin Hurd said...

Right now, I think I like the Venice lace owl. My daughter is into owls, and I think I would choose that for her. I love all your laces though, and that Shabby French Collage Vintage Lace Fiber sign is just darling.

Marilyn said...

So many lovely things Cathy but my favourite has to be the turtle

Tatyana Ratcliffe said...

никогда не держала в руках окрашеных кружев.

Chef Tiger said...

How does one pick only one favourite item?!?! I have to go with the purple fabrics.. me and my purples.. but it's the first time I've seen a lace motif of a turtle... I'll have to pick up a couple of them!

Windsong Journals said...

I love your Handbag Crazy Quilt BOHO Bohemian Vintage Lace Purse Burgundy and Green - it's wonderful!
Pam in Seattle

Rose Anne B said...

He He He, you're sneaky, you uploaded some more of those lovely turtles so I just had to place another order!!!

My favourites right now naturally are the golden dyed turtles and that awesome unusal applique motif.

raburdeny@yahoo.ca

Josie said...

Cathy, every item in your shop is lovely.....my favorites are your beautiful Boho bags as well as your Shabby French Collage wall hanging.....reminds me of my Paris trip last year! I wish you every success in your little shop! Josie in Texas

gocrazywithme said...

Well, I saw the lace sea horse, and that did it for me. And then I saw the owl and the turtle. I love them all. So unusual and lovely dyed in the PP gold.

Judy said...

I like your purple fabric pack. Your purses are fantastic! Thank you for this opportunity. oxo Judy

Anonymous said...

I love the pink crazy quilted purse. I am also still in love with the Valentine's assortment that I purchased from you to give to Joyce Reed-it was so very special. Your shop is so nice and you are so prompt in getting your orders out! Thanks, Amy n LA

Shari said...

What a generous way to share your birthday with everyone. I have had a hard time choosing but finally have it down to the lace assortment package and/or the purple purse. Do I have to choose? Happy Day and thank you for the opportunity to win.

Hugs, Shari

Gina E. said...

I've got a lot of competition for my favourite item - the Owl!

Nancy Eha said...

I so love the black venetian lace on page four of your etsy site. It would be beautiful on a CQ and also on skirts or shirts.I try to get out and dance at least once a week (rock and roll) and always wear black.
Nancy Eha
www.beadcreative.com
nancyeha@beadcreative.com

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite is the pink fabric collection. Maybe because I'm getting ready to embark on a pink project :-) Theresa in Bellevue geotherm22@comcast.net

Debbie said...

Cathy, how dare you to have us pick just one thing we like in your etsy shop! Pretty hard to do but at the moment I am in "Hearts" mode, so I love, love, love the venice lace applique heart with netting. Gogreous! Debbie (Maine)

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

OMG!! The flower cart is to die for! That is definitely my favourite and I have never seen anything like that before!

Thearica said...

Your laces are dreamy Cathy... I love the way you put color to them! I love the Turtle and the Flower Cart! and everything else... :)

Ati. said...

First of all, congratulations that you have had so many sales from the Etsy shop ! Splendid!
It's very difficult to pick only one item in your shop. I like the small gold laces and the lovely pastel colored items very much.
But my favorite is the Wall hanging Shabby French Collage. Lovely work!!

Anonymous said...

I love all your laces. My favorite is the Venice Lace Applique hearts in teardrop medallion golden hand dyed. I am starting to accumulate some goodies to make a lace book. With all my other projects, I should get started on it in the year 2032. LOL
Sandy
thread12008@yahoo.com

Quayceetatter said...

Beautiful laces and love your Etsy Shop!! One cannot just choose one so here are my picks..Vintage Crochet, Venice Lace Wheel Barrow and the Turtle.

Cathy said...

Ok, difficult choice of fav. It's between venice lace cherry cluster and venice lace turtle. I love cherries and I love turtles (the chocolate kind)!

Glad you didn't make me do the facebook thing. I'm not on it nor do I want to be. I like being secretive and mysterious.

Cathy L

Anonymous said...

Thought I already left my vote but don't see it....I'm for the kitty and the turtle best of everything! But then it's surely hard to pick. Congratulations on your success! Carol in Clermont