Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Holidays

Just wishing you all a very Happy Holidays, and a happy, prosperous, New Year filled with all kinds of special blessings in 2010!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dec 16th

Brr getting colder out there today. Actually we've had a great run of weather really. Imagine being in Alberta this last week -47! Just popping in to add a bit of winter cheer:) Hope every one is busy and healthy and happy!

Also, if you near Clayton Park......this Saturday Dec 19th, the HalifaxChicks BustaMove team is having a pancake breakfast 8:30-12:00 at the Clayton Park Sobeys to raise money for new digital mammography machines. A fun event to mark on your calendars and help a great cause.
P.S. I am team captain:)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone is surviving our first blast of winter and are well on their way to check off everyone's gifts on their shopping list. If someone on your list loves pearls, there are many items in my shop on sale.

Happy Holidays everyone!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Atlantic Province Street Team Treasury

Check it out before its gone...


Hi there Atlantic friends, anyone else from here on twitter or facebook ?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Hello from the hat junkie

So glad to see some action on this blog. There is so much potential here. I have lately been thinking how the best promotion is local promotion. Everyone loves to know what's going on in their neighbourhood. I wonder if for starters all the members of this team could be notified by e-mail that there's some action here. I think most people stopped even looking,. My other thought for helping each other out is maybe doing an exchange feature where at least once a month we feature something from one of the team member's shops on our own personal blogs. So many great artists here in the Atlantic Provinces. Looking forward to discovering their work.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December's here!
Doesn't seem like it with this weather.
April, thanks so much for taking this blog on:) I have not been by for a visit in ages!
Wondering if anything was done about the Etsy grant? The Coast is also a good place to put an ad.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A few notes of interest

  1. OK guys! I'm all set up now to add new members, and do updates, so if you need me, let me know!

  2. I've added the Member-to-Member trade & discount offers on the right, if you'd like to offer something as well, let me know and I'll update the list! Thanks to those who've already started offering!

  3. Canada Post's shipping deadline to the US in time for Christmas is December 4th! Only three more weeks!

  4. Hope you are well!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sea Pottery Happiness

We did Christmas at the Forum on the weekend, which was a great show. We met lots of people, sharing their sea glass stories.  One lovely lady and her daughter studied our sea pottery collection and casually mentioned that she recognized the patterns of some of our floral pieces, and that she had the china at home in her attic! The china belonged to the Victoria General Hospital, back in the day when hospitals served patients on real china and not styrofoam and plastic.  The VG has since been amalgamated into a larger Health Centre.

I was so excited that I rambled on to everyone who stopped by the booth for the rest of the day (sorry people, but thanks for listening). And thank you to the kind lady who rescued the saucers from her attic, you made my day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Etsy Atlantic Trades & Member Discounts

Good Morning everyone!

It is a gorgeous day already. I had to leave work early yesterday as my babysitter and one of her little girls may have H1N1 and my kiddo couldn't go there after her preschool. We made the most of it by heading to the park with friends and a mug of peppermint tea. The sunshine felt glorious and the kids had so much fun. We've been heading to bed earlier than usual lately, I find the dark coming early has us going into hibernation mode. I've got to snap out of that! I've got a lot of Christmas gifts to finish up.

On that note, I thought I'd follow up on Ashton's trading offer. I'd be open to trades as well, if anyone is interested just send me an email and let me know. I'm always looking for extra special goodies to add to my gifts, and for the last two years we've managed to give 90% handmade! I'd also like to offer 15% off my shop to any Etsy Atlantic members! Would anyone else like to offer? I was thinking I could start a list on the side bar of member to member offers and those open to trade. Could be a great way to find to get your Christmas shopping completed!

I've also been made admin. Back a few years ago, DangerousMezzo and I were some of the original members who decided to start the blog, and she is taking a break from etsy and artfire. If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to be added to the blog, just let me know.

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful week!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Hello! It's nice to see people posting on this again! Some people e-mailed me awhile ago trying to add them to the list so they can post, but I can't do it since I didn't start this blog? Or i just haven't figured it out yet. Can anyone speak up to who's the one who can add people? I think having the new people will be great!

I still have the money. I've been trying to see what people want done with it, so please please PLEASE write me so we can figure it out. Etsy wants the receipts, but i can't send them because I don't have any! So $200 people we can spend on whatever! If i don't hear back soon from anyone I'm going to send it back to etsy. :(. Please e-mail me at: thejumpingcrow@hotmail.com with your suggestions. I live in Dartmouth, so i'm thinking people from the HRM area can get together and do something? Thoughts!

Also... I'm open to trades this holiday season! I'm excited about having a 100% handcrafted Christmas. I have a group on facebook The Jumping Crow, so check out my photos and all that jazz there if you are interested in anything send me an e-mail :)

Looking forward to hearing from some of you! <3

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Holidays are coming!

Well its been a while. I've been married, changed names and emails and have been unable to log in to post. I resorted today to using my old email to catch up.

The holidays are coming on etsy and I've been busy getting ahead of the rush, stocking up on boxes and bows and pretty packaging for my orders. The rush has already begun!

What are your plans to keep up?

I've been advertising (Check out project wonderful!) and was featured in the Gift Guides twice in this past month which both help draw people in. We've also started printing poster sheets to take to our day jobs, and each year we receive nearly as many orders from the men in the office looking for something great for their wives :) Early this fall I set up my fan page on Facebook which has generated a number of sales (although to my dismay, in my distraction I misspelled my own name... which, sadly, is a permanent mistake haha)

I hit up the Dollar Store and got some Christmas tissue paper, and headed to Michaels for some pretty ribbon. I often get requests to gift wrap items and ship directly to the customer's recipitent. I wanted to be more than prepared this year.
Let us know if you have any great marketing tips and ideas for promoting! I'd love to hear some new ones and what works for you! Hopefully someone can help me set up my new email so I can post from there, let me know if that's something I could help with so we can keep the blog current!

PS--as always I'm coveting more than a few Alice in paris prints and I love this one for Christmas! The black kitty looks like our new kitten Felix :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Please help me out:)

Hi everybody! This is such a quiet group. When I look down through the entries it is like the aliceinparis show! How can we liven this up? Also, AshtonsArt won a wee grant for us, we should take advantage of it. A get together of some sort would be nice. A sale, brainstorming, tea, party, meeting or all of the above at one time:)

I am posting today because I have entered a contest! The I love Nova Scotia contest. I submitted a 2 minute video, RAP DITTY NOVA SCOTIA , and it needs votes:) Scroll down to find it and if you like it, vote:) You can vote daily and you can vote more than once! They say on their facebook page...refresh your browswer and vote again as manytimes as you like. See if you can spot me in it:) Please feel free to pass the link on:) I have an uphill battle. the leader has 31,000+votes and next is 21,000 everyone else is far behind. I personally think there was automated voting going on but.....best to get my votes the honest way. By BEGGING!

Thanks again and here's to a busy Etsy this fall for all of us

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


A few months ago I applied for an etsy team grant (not thinking we'd actually get it), but we got $200!!! In the application I stated various ideas including an etsy craft show. I would really like to create a team of people who would be willing to help do something exciting and spend this money! (please send me an e-mail at: ashtonsfolkart@hotmail.com if you want to help) Post with your ideas, craft show? Art sale? etsy picnic party?


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Spring Everybody! Hooray!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hi! Anyone recognize her? It's Chara, of Love, Me Boutique. She carries a lot of our Etsy artist stuff and cool items from around the country. This is a "winged messenger", I took the photo:) Blogged about it here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hi everyone, Spring is getting closer!! How's everyone doing?
This is new in my shop I love Alice in Wonderland.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Press Happiness

Many thanks to FASHION Magazine reporter Nadine LaRoche for her appreciation of items with a little history, and for her article about our sea pottery jewelry. There is also mention of Love, Me Boutique, where many of our team members work with Chara to sell our wares. Follow the link below to see the full article.

Thanks Nadine!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Spring is really Coming

Hello all, I just finished my summer line. I don't have it on my site yet, but it's coming soon. I have collected vintage handkerchiefs and am constantly amazed at the beauty and work that went into such a tiny object. For years I have wondered what the heck to do with these things, but I finally figured it out. Each of these hats will have a flower made from a vintage beauty. So, if anyone knows of a stash lying around somewhere be sure to let me know. Happy Hatting. Anna Shoub, The Hat Junkie

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A site to advertise your stores in , It's Free.

This is something new . Another place to advertise but it's free.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy January!

A year to soar!
My birthday is on Thursday the 8th! I am having a big giveaway to celebrate. Pop by and check it out:) You might have to scroll down a bit:) Cheers, Shelagh
How is everyone doing?I'm having a hard time getting back into a routine:)