Tag Archives: Christmas

Feature Friday – Christmas Ombres

One week left to place your holiday orders at the lowest shipping price available!
Stop by and check out our Christmas Ombres products, including dishcloths, eyelet lace dishcloths, dryer sheets, and scrubbies.

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Thoughtful Thursday – Creating Time

The past few weeks have been very busy. The next few weeks will likely be even busier. I suppose it is just that time of the year, as school semesters wind down and holiday shopping picks up. 

This is our first holiday season with the shop, and we did not quite know what to expect, or how to prepare. Though I think we are working quite well through the early holiday season, it is definitely a shift from what we are normally used to in regards to the shop. Visitor numbers are sky-rocketing, and as much as we would love to be introducing a ton of entirely new items to the shop right now, our focus is on building up our stock of current favorite items.

Time just seems to be moving so quickly! It seems like just a few weeks ago that we opened the shop, a few days ago that we were building up our summer inventory, and a few moments ago that we were making plans for the holiday season. Suddenly, it is all upon us, and although at times stressful, it is also exciting.

Though I could easily fill my days with homework and shop related tasks, I do think it is important to create some time to just relax and enjoy the season. Its easy when you spend as much time on the Etsy website as we do – so many shops are rolling out their holiday inventory, and some amazing treasuries have graced the front page in recent days. I’ve yet to start my holiday shopping, but I definitely have some ideas just from browsing the amazing shops over at Etsy.  I for one am not a huge fan of over-crowded holiday malls, but I do quite enjoy browsing shops from the comfort of my own home.

I know this is a very busy time of the year for most of you out there, but over the next few weeks I challenge you to create some time to enjoy the season. Whether that means you browse online for fun like me, take a walk outside and (hopefully) enjoy the weather, or just take a quick break for a cup of coffee, make some time. Enjoy.

Treasury Tuesday – On and On

A treasury of things I would like in my stocking :p hence the on and on and on, cause I could browse and find things I like forever

Feature Friday – Peppermint Bibs

New Peppermint Bib Set in the shop! Check out the matching Peppermint Scrubbies as well.

Can you Blo for a Mo?

Yes, it’s only September, which means NaBloPoMo is two months away yet. But we’ve watched the summer slip by us, and if that’s any indication of how quickly the holidays are going to be creeping up us…we’d like to be prepared. So here are some things that Stagnant Gypsy has been putting together to help the shop be ready for the holidays:

Listing Frenzy
On September 12, 2010 we will be adding a bunch of new items to the shop! This includes OOAK music magnets, new button sets, and new colour patterns for our existing items such as the fleur-de-lis magnets and dishcloth sets. We will also be online most of the day listing these items and promoting the shop, so visit us on Facebook or convo us at the shop and say hi! Below is a sneak peak photo of one of the new sets that will be available on the 12th!

Facebook 500 fan giveaway
We really appreciate the networking opportunities that come with having an online shop, and would like to thank those of you who have supported us over the past few months. Currently we are just shy of 400 Facebook fans, and have decided that when we reach 500 there will be a giveaway! Stay tuned for more information on the giveaway; we will provide readers with more information as we get closer to the 500 fan mark.

NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)
We are up for the NaBloPoMo challenge! And a challenge it will be. Between keeping up with our studies and keeping the shop stocked with new (and staple) items, some days we will be hard pressed to squeeze out a blog post or two. That said, we enjoy reading the blogs of our favourite artists and crafters, and hope that participating in this event will allow us to reach out to readers and bloggers alike.

Christmas in July

If you’re like me, every year when summer rolls around you think to yourself “I’m going to be pro-active and get my holiday shopping done early this year!”. Then, life happens and you’re paying a trillion dollars for next day shipping on Amazon.

Lets make a pact. This year, we WILL be on top of our shopping! This not only saves us a lot of time and stress come the holidays, but it also saves us money because we’re not forced into buying expensive “this will do” gifts at the last minute.

For many Etsy shops, the first of this month marks the launch of Christmas in July 2010! Whether you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy gift giving to celebrate a new year, take a moment to browse through our shop to see a ton of great gift options.

We have holiday themed products, and tons of stuff for around the house!

All month long watch for new exciting products such as new swiffer colors, sets of dryer sheets, hand towels and more!