Tuesday, August 23, 2011

And The Bag Goes To....

Congratulations to Liza from MacKomics Studio!  Liza won my bag giveaway!  Liza can now choose any bag in my Etsy Shop and it's her's!  In case you missed it, this giveaway was my way to celebrate the opening (finally) of my Etsy Shop!  I'm so thrilled with the feedback I gotten back about my shop!  Guess what?  I made my first online sale over the weekend!  I'm still learning the ins and outs of Etsy, specifically, tags, labels, categories, "circles," etc.  I'm still not sure how to add more tags and what they should be in order to get my views, but I'm sure I'll sort it out soon!  I'll have plenty of time for an Etsy education pretty soon.  More about that in the next paragraph, so keep reading!  Again, I just want to say, "thanks" to my fellow Etsy sellers for adding me to their circles and helping me spread the word about my shop! 

I also want to thank everyone who commented or sent me emails in response to my last post about my weight loss.  Your words of encouragement really help to keep me motivated.  I'll let you in on the real reason I've been trying to lose weight and get into shape.  I'm scheduled for total knee replacement surgery next month!  If you are a regular reader, you'll remember that I had knee surgery this past March.  I had the hardware removed that had been replaced a few years ago.  You could say I had a screw loose!  Well, that surgery really kicked my butt. My recovery was slow and hard.  It made me realize, however, that I needed to get into shape before the "biggie" surgery.  So, that's my reason for my latest diet and exercise plan.  After all, I do not want to hobble into rehab post surgery and have the 70 and 80 year old patients outdo me!  Embarrassing!  Seriously, I am happy I am finally going to have a new knee.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.  

Finally, here is a sneak peak at one of my new bags.  

Going For a Ride Zipper Bag

Going For a Ride Zipper Bag

I'll be placing into my shop soon.  For the record, the pleating, along with the "recessed" zipper...not so easy. Oh, I'm looking for a pattern or online tutorial for a laundry bag / backpack.  My biggest daughter, my soon to be college graduate (fingers crossed), would like one so she can carry her laundry to the laundry mat.  If you know of a good pattern or online tutorial, let me know!  Thanks.

Thanks again everyone.  I'll chat with you soon!

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Cyndi said...

Hey girl! Congratulations to Liza for winning your give away. I'm sure she's going to have fun choosing one of your fabulous bags...but she can't have "Kitten Party" because I just bought it! :o) Love that bag!

Here's to many, many sales on your new Etsy site!



Createology said...

Congratulations to Liza.

Also Huge Congratulations to you Angela for sticking with your plan and dropping 20 pounds. It has taken me 2 1/2 years to lose 10 pounds. I am also eating much healthier just for the sake of feeling better as I age. Keep us posted on your progress.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Angela,
I wanted to stop by and say "hi" and ask you if you would like to be my Guest Artist on my Whimsical Musings Magazine blog this week...There's nothing to do...I just wanted to feature you and let people know you have a new store!!! Let me know.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Congrats to your winner and love this new bag Angela! Since my sewing skills are almost non existent, I know how hard that perfect pleading is. Very cool!!!!xox Corrine

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Thanks for joining An Artful Endeavor, it is lovely to meet you!

DeeDee said...

Congrats Liza... I like,like , like the ones with a ruff.... :D

Linda said...

Congrats to the winner! Your bags are so cute and I'm sure your shop will do well...you are so creative!

Liza said...

Woo heee! I'm a winner! Thanks Angela and I hope you get lots and lots of Etsy sales! Be sure to get into or make treasuries whenever you can so lots more people can see all your cute stuff. Thanks again! I can't wait to see my new clutch...xxoo Liza

Donna said...

Visiting from Cindy's. Love your pouches, and congrats on your Etsy shop and sale, yeah!!! I opened an Etsy shop 1 1/2 years ago, and I'm so glad I did, I love it! Best of luck on your surgery! Now I'm off to visit your shop:)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi there came over by way of Cindy Adkins blog she certainly knows how to spot talent, fabulous work and your zipper bags are gorgeous , good luck with the Etsy shop.