Monday, November 30, 2009

December is The Month of Giving

CJ's Fine Designs has decided to bring you a month of giving to honor the holiday spirit! We are kicking off the month with a Giveaway from Etsy shop OhHappyDayCreations! I wanted to find out a little more about the shop owner:

1) What is your name?

2) Where do you live and what is it like?
Right outside of NYC. Its getting cold now! Winter is almost here. It is a nice place to live. 30 minutes from the BIG Apple and 30 minutes from some nice beaches. I grew up here, so it home.

3) How did you find Etsy?
I was looking for some great handmade touches for my recent wedding. I had made a bunch of things myself, but there were still a few other things I wanted. Someone on a wedding message board mentioned Etsy...and I have been in love ever since!

4) What is your craft and when did you start doing it?
Right now I mostly make items for wedding, party decor. Pomander balls, place cards, gift tags. But lately I have made some pretty note card sets. I love rubber stamps, ink, and embossing. I am venturing into letterpress now on the lookout for the cool new items come the new year.

5) What gives you inspiration?
Weddings, nature, color.

6) Where do you work from (home, office, boutique, a tiny corner of the house... lol)?
We have an second bedroom in our apartment. Its the office/craft room! I usually just spread out on the floor in there! My crafts have taken over!

7) What will you be doing for the holidays?
For Thanksgiving, we are headed to my husband's mom's house in CT. And for Christmas we will be with my family here in NY. My dad is Mr. Christmas. So naturally, it is my favorite time of the year as well. He starts decorating right after Halloween. We all joke about it...he bypasses Thanksgiving every year. LOL.

8) What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Being with my family and decorating the tree. Also, I love NYC in the Christmas time. All the shops, the tree, the is really is a special place.

9) Where else can we find you? Blog, twitter, facebook, etsy shops, website, etc...
My etsy shop is my only internet home right now. I often think about starting a blog...maybe one day. There are so many amazing wedding items, ideas, and vendors out there. I might put a blog together featuring all the awesome Etsy wedding items I come across.

Theresa, from OhHappyDayCreations has been kind enough to offer this lovely Holiday Gift Tag Set to the winner of our first Month of Giving contest!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment for this post with your favorite item from OhHappyDayCreations.

Additional ways to enter:
Become a fan of this blog.
Become a fan of my Facebook Business Page
Become a follower of my shop on Twitter
Once you have fanned or followed me, just leave a message here!

The winner will be drawn on December 7th!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Coming in December!

The month of December will be a month of giving here! I will be hosting three giveaways, so stay tuned.

There will be several ways to enter. Details will come soon!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Oswegatchie Craft Show

Well, the Oswegatchie Craft Fair was a huge success. I just want to thank my friends and family that stopped by to see my boutique. My holiday bibs and jumper dresses were a big hit as well as my baby sleep sacks. I sold out of my reindeer bibs, but I will create more for sale this week.

My craft fair appearance will be at East Lyme High School on December 6th from 10am to 3pm. Make sure you mark your calendars and stop on in to see CJ's Fine Designs.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Weekly Craft and Sewing Tip

I am going to be offering a weekly craft or sewing tip.

This week's tip:
When winding thread on a bobbin, wind two at a time. You always use up the bobbin before the spool. This way you have a backup to load into your machine in the middle of a project!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Holiday Baby Bibs!

I just wanted to share my adorable Holiday Baby Bibs with you!

CJ's Fine Designs has everything from snowflakes to penguins and reindeer to candy canes. Why not decorate your baby for the holidays too?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Adorable Models!

I just have to say that when working with children for models, you can do no wrong. My photographer, Little L's Photography, and I, worked with a group of children to spice up my Etsy shop.

My little friend Mia proudly posed in my Blue & Brown Corduroy Jumper Dress.

Ciana had a good time posing in my Pink and Purple Corduroy Jumper Dress.

Bianca showed us all how it is done while showing off this Hot Pink Polka Dot Jumper Dress.

Take a look at little Eva in this Light Pink Sleeper Blanket Sack.

Let's not forget Scott, who sweetly sported this Penguin Waterproof Bib for us!

I just want to give a great big Thank you to my wonderful models!