Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Thankful Sale!

     One thing I am thankful for this year is all of you who encourage and inspire me in running my own handmade business.  That deserves a SALE!  I'll be celebrating you this Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sunday and Cyber Monday with a 30% off sale in my etsy shop.  Use code THANKS30 at checkout.  Hoping you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

a winter photo shoot

{My good friend Toni Weber was nice enough to take some pictures of some of my winter hand knit products.  She really is a genius behind the camera!  Check out her new blog Adore for some amazing lifestyle photos, and if your lucky enough to live on the California Central Coast, contact her to schedule your own photo shoot.}

This knit hat is my favorite.  So simple it's perfect.  Thick and chunky, with a wooden button on the side and a pom pom to top it off.

And if you're having a fall like we are, where you just wish it would get cold already, these knit headbands can be just right for a breezy evening walk.  Emerson, you're too cute!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Shipping Day

Feeling pretty jealous of the hats I've been selling.  They get to go to some awesome new homes.  Last week I had orders ship to Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Italy, and Canada!  All from this quiet little corner of the world I call home.  Some day, though, I may insist on delivering these hats in person!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

staying in touch



Four easy ways to stay in touch.  Facebook, Instagram, Etsy Shop, and my Newsletter.  Which do you prefer?  Click each photo above to go to each location.  My Instagram handle is emily_bluecorduroy.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

going to market

Oh, my poor neglected blog!  I'm finding myself on Instagram often, and not visiting into my blog much any more.  Are you on Instagram?  Come find me, and stay in touch!  I'm emily_bluecorduroy

What's new?  These little zip pouches.  The perfect size to hold your phone and some cash, just right for a quick coffee date.  I love the gold chunky zipper.  Made with either a fun Ikat or a vintage floral on one side and a railroad striped denim on the other side.

Live near San Luis Obispo?  Come visit me at the Stitch Market!  Our twice a year hand crafted and vintage market, hosted by my friend Lindsey and I.  Lots of beautiful products, snacks, and friends!

Live near Oceanside?  The Queen Bee market is where I'll be headed next!  Always a fun gathering of talented makers.  Over 70 vendors!  Come say Hi!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

cozy crocheted pillows

We've finally gotten some rain here, and it feels like a holiday!!  It feels good to get some winter weather and get cozy on the couch with a good book, or movie, or cuddly kid!  I've put some new pillows in the shop including some new round ones crocheted with a bobble stitch, and a granny square pillow I like to call "sunset at the beach".  Hope your winter days are feeling warm and cozy!

Friday, December 20, 2013

ruby by the sea

This girl!  This girl is a natural business woman.  She quickly went from selling lemonade and flowers at the top of the driveway, to selling out of her products at our local kids craft fair, to offering a fantastic pedicure to a growing list of clients, to opening her own etsy shop, Ruby by the Sea.

Thanks to so many supportive friends and relatives, her first month of being an etsy seller has been a huge success!  Her shop is now restocked and ready for more!

She has already expanded her sweet  line of resin flower stud earrings, rings, and hair clips to now include covered button stud earrings and hair clips.

There are countless ways she is learning through this process, and as a home schooled 6th grader, she is fortunate enough to learn in a very hands on way.  She is improving her crafting skills and refining her taste and style (as we all are continually doing, right?).  She is gaining computer skills as she learns to navigate and list items on esty.  She is learning good vs. bad customer service, expenses vs. income and how they relate to one another, perseverance, photography, item descriptions, materials sourcing, time management, accounting, and the list goes on.  Watch out world, this girl is going for it!

**Thanks Nana for the awesome sign!!**


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