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Hi! I’m always really excited this time of year when I start to see things (finally!)begin to grow. It’s a definite sign that our long and cold winter is loosening its grips in our area. (I’m really jealous of those folks in California who have been posting spring blossom pictures on flickr for the past month…)

I noticed that my parents neighbors tulips and daffodils were beginning to grow and that made me really happy. Soooo happy, in fact, that when I arrived back home, I planned out when I was going back to the Botanic Garden to begin my annual stalking of the tulips and other spring blooms (next weekend!) and I shopped for Spring Green related items on etsy. These are my fabulous Spring Green inspired finds– I hope you enjoy!

Green Tea Bunny - Hand Knit Organic Cotton Toy Rabbit
Green Tea Bunny – Hand Knit Organic Cotton Toy Rabbit
isn’t that bunny the cutest thing ever?

Wednesday Inspiration- Spring Green

1. lime green baby chick

2. Handmade Vitrail Light Green Crystal Octagon Briolette Drop Sterling Silver Earrings

3. Sock Weight Superwash Merino Wool Yarn, Hand Dyed – Moss Tonal

4. Colorful Decorator Suzani Pillow

5. 2 For 1 Sale – Little Hooves – 8 x 10 Archival Fine Art Print

6. Asian Pear Lip Balm

7. Six Felted Acorns – Lemon and Lime – Natural and Eco Friendly.

8. knit toddler earflap hat and photo prop, size 18 months to 4T, fern green with stripes

9. A Kiss of Spring

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Hope you have a wonderful day!
-April
http://www.creativeapples.etsy.com

Hello! Valentine’s Day is on everyone’s minds over here at work. We’re planning special Valentine’s Day themed emails to send to our customers and folks are talking about what they’re buying for their significant other. Someone even brought in cute heart shaped marshmallows (they are pretty tasty!)

If you haven’t picked up anything for your significant other or yourself (hey– you’re allowed!) check out this weeks heart shaped inspiration from all over etsy!

Valentine's Day Monkey Amigurumi
Valentine’s Day Monkey Amigurumi

Wednesday Inspiration- Heart

1. Sweet Little Valentine Dachshund

2. Love paperie a garland of handcut hearts

3. ITTY BITTY Bite Size VALENTINE Heart Sugar Cookies, 8 Dozen

4. Love Birds Applique Onesie or tshirt

5. 40 Valentine RED Cardstock Hearts . 1.5 inch

6. Dopamine Molecule Heart Pin

7. BOGO Made With Love 8×10 Photography Print

8. Sushi Dish Set with Hearts (KISS – Linen White)

9. DESIGNER Hand Knit Baby Valentine Hat ORIGINAL Pixie Cap Red Hearts

Hello there! Welcome to this week’s Crafty Connections! Every week I scour the interwebs and gather tutorials, tips, other helpful links in order to help with your handmade craft business. In addition, I’ll post links to cool crafts I’ve seen, and blogs I think are worth following.

  • a blog you need to follow
    jacqueline low so cute it hurts
    So Cute It Hurts
    I love Jacqueline’s blog. It’s filled with so much pretty eye candy!

Do you know of any good handmade craft marketing resources I should include in the next Crafty Connections post? Please don’t hesitate to email me, or leave the link(s) in the comments section! I would love to be able to share these great resources with everyone! Also, are these links helpful to you? Let me know! I appreciate the feedback!!!! Thanks!
-cheers!

Happy Friday!
I posted a new greeting card set in my shop today– gorgeous hydrangeas! It’s a set of three greeting cards and that features three different photos of springtime hydrangeas. These photos were taken last spring at the Garfield Park Conservatory. The photos are adhered to white cardstock, and include a matching white envelope for mailing. (Personally, I think these would look lovely framed!)

Hydrangea Greeting Cards- Set of 3

Hydrangea Greeting Cards- Set of 3

You can find these greeting cards (and more!) in my Art Fire shop
http://www.creativeapples.artfire.com

as well as in my etsy shop
http://www.creativeapples.etsy.com

love it? hate it? let me know what you think!!!!

I could always cut down on my time spent in front of the computer hitting “refresh.”

I found another really awesome place to see my cards, prints, paintings, and various other creations– it’s a brand-new place called Art Fire. I really really like it. It’s really good looking, they are eco-conscious, they offer a fabulous rate if you sign up as a verified seller/member now (seriously, it’s at least a third of what i pay at etsy…) and it has great features that etsy lacks (visibility to shop stats is first that comes to mind…) I’m really hoping that this site takes off and is just as successful as etsy. You should check it out…
http://www.creativeapples.artfire.com

Interested in signing up and getting in on this brand new venture?
Register on ArtFire.com

by the way, david has an Art Fire account too…http://www.eldave.artfire.com

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