Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Teammate and A Giveaway

This week I'd like to introduce you to my CAST teammate, SimplyGraceDesigns. Relatively new to Etsy, this mother-daughter team isn't new to their craft. Check out the fabulous beaded bookmarks, bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. Such sweet offerings available in this store! Here are a few of my favorite:

Monday I will be posting not only the new Deal of the Week, but also a new giveaway. It will be something new and (hopefully!) exciting, and will require a little participation on your part as a giveaway enterer :o) Check back on Monday for details, and to start entering!

Happy Weekend! Amy

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Brand New Clutch Featured

I just listed a new clutch this morning, and I'm so excited to say it's already in a treasury! Thank you to ktmotif for putting together the following group of fabulous mini bags!

Please take a moment to show these artists some clickable love!

Happy Wednesday! Amy

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Deal of the Week 5/25-31

So I'm a day late with this week's SewArtsy Deal of the Week, but here we go!

This week, save 20% on my Denim bags. Roomy and stylish, these bags feature super cute appliques on a deep blue denim fabric. Exterior and interior pockets make it easy to organize whatever you need to haul, and closes with a magnetic snap. Regularly $49.95, this week pay only $39.95!

This is the bag style that I personally use almost every day. The dark denim seems to fit in perfectly with my wardrobe, the print applique and pockets make it pop, and I can carry a few baby and kid extras in all that room inside!

Happy Tuesday! Amy

Monday, May 18, 2009

Deal of the Week, May 18-24

Love to have organized hair clips and baubles? Need an easy way to access your hair accessories without having to dig to look for matching sets? Then the SewArtsy Hair Clippy Caddy is for you! And this week you can get one free with the purchase of any 2!

The Hair Clippy Caddy gives you 17" in length to attach clips of many different kinds - use both sides and that's 34"! Three roomy pockets allow you to store barrettes, pony tail holders, bobby pins, and other accessories that don't clip. Keep it all within reach by hanging it from a nail, hook, doorknob or bedpost. It works great in the bathroom or the bedroom - wherever you keep your hair clippies.

My buy 2 get 1 free offer is good at SewArtsy and SewArtsyBethany, so check out the selection available for immediate shipment. This week's deal is also good on custom orders, so if you'd like a different fabric from what you see already made, just inquire and I'll work with you to find a fabric to your liking!

Happy Monday! Amy

Friday, May 15, 2009

Promote a Carried Away Sister!

Do you knit, crochet, or craft in some way that requires you to carry your project with you? ZigZagStitches has these incredible Boxy Bags that I am just in awe of. Not only are these bags obviously well made, but they come in an array of fabulous fabric choices!

Catherine's got a shop worth checking out! In there you'll also find project bags in several different shapes for carrying whatever it is you need, and keeping it all organized in the process.

Happy Friday! Amy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mummumscrafts Product Review

Looking for some products that make you look and smell great, but won't irritate your skin or your wallet? I recently placed an order with Lucy of Mummumscrafts, and received some fabulous cold process soaps and mineral shades.

I ordered the Love and Beautiful 3-in-1 Mineral Makeup shades for myself - Eyeshadow, Bronzer, Lip Color All in One - 10 gram Sifter Jar. I just love the way the color glides on, and its surprisingly easy to control. It can be used on lids, cheeks, lips, and as a highlighter! I'm extremely happy with this shimmery product. (10 gram jar/$7)

The soaps I ordered come in tons of awesome scent combinations. I ordered the 4 oz. bars in Coconut Lime Verbena, Goats Milk Oatmeal & Honey, Coffee Scrub, Baby Butter, and Aloe Cucumber, and can't wait to give these as gifts to my girlfriends. Lucy's soaps also come in a 1 oz. travel size for those of you who like a little luxury while you're traveling! (5-4oz. bars/$20)

All my products arrived safely and securely, in professional packaging. The turn around time was quick, and I'd recommend these soaps and makeup shades to anyone! Please check out Lucy's store at today to see what else is in store! And her blog can be found at

Happy Thursday! Amy

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cleaning Up and This Week's Deal

I need to do some major work on my studio. It's becoming overgrown, and weeding must happen! There's fabric all over the floor, cut and uncut. There are tools strewn all about just waiting to fall into the abyss and be lost forever. And soon I will be entertaining a customer to pick fabrics for some custom order bags. It just needs to be done :o)

In order to help myself along with freeing up some space, I'm sweetening the deal on my clearance items for one week. When you purchase any item from my CLEARANCE section, you may choose a second item from that section (of equal or lesser value) for FREE - in fact if you purchase a regularly-priced bag from my BAG section, you may also choose a second item from my CLEARANCE section for FREE. There are some fabulous little numbers in my CLEARANCE section, and I'd love to find them good homes - they deserve better than hanging in my studio getting no attention :o) Come on over to the shop, and see what's available at amazing prices this week (through May 17th only).

Happy Monday! Amy

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Yeah! Two New Bags!

Two new bags for the shop :o) I had so much fun over the past couple of days getting back into the swing! What do you think?

Happy Weekend! Amy

Friday, May 1, 2009


Seriously, I am going to get back to it! Newest baby is moving, about to crawl - oh no! Oldest kiddo is finishing up Kindergarten - concerts, science expos, field trips, possible wiggly teeth! Middle man is almost done with his first year of preschool - gasp! has been pushed to the back burner, but I'm slowly beginning to emerge. Mainly because of withdrawal!!

Hope to have some new listings in the shop this weekend :o)

Have you noticed my beautiful new blog look? My friend Krystal from the Carried Away Bagmakers Team beautified my blog for me, and I couldn't be happier - thanks, Krystal!

Happy Friday! Amy