Monday, December 15, 2008

and the WiNneR is.....

The winner of the felt cookie drawing is: ANNIE!

Thank you to all those who participated and I will be doing more giveaways soon!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


You are not going to want to miss this! Andrea, the owner and designer of gingerblossoms has offered to giveaway these amazing felt sugar cookies! They are so adorable, and I love the bead/sprinkles on the top. The set you will receive will include two chocolate, two vanilla, and two strawberry frosted cookies. This is a perfect addition to your little one's toy food collection.
*please be aware of the beads on top. May not be appropriate for children under age three*

To Enter: Simply leave a comment for me on this blog post and include your email address so I may contact the winner and get shipping info!

If you do not have a google ID account set up, please write me an email at candyawilson [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Giveaway will run through Sunday December 14th. Entries will be accepted until 10pm MST.

Good luck!

Friday, December 5, 2008

toy food

Check out some of these great items I came across on Etsy. Most are made from felt or wool and look amazing. Talk about creativity! And also about making me hungry!

Movie Time by BuggaBugs
Tea Party by GingerBlossoms
Fresh Fruit by JustFeltHungry
Another great one from BuggaBugs
And finally, check out this Teething Turkey Leg from MayaBella
Still time to do some holiday shopping! Some of the above mentioned shops sell patterns for a great price, so you can make your own!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Harmony and Home Interview

I was contacted by an amazing interior designer out of San Francicso a few days ago. She wanted to do a product review of my stuff on her blog, and also wanted to interview me. If you want you can click here to read the full interview. She has some great pictures and other items on her blog, and you will for sure be inspired by some great architecture! Check out Harmony and Home to see her awesome blog.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

all done!

Here are a few pictures of the 40 stockings I was able to make for a custom order I had. They were a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! I used a hUgE variety of fabrics, in color, pattern, style, and design.

The lady Iwas able to make them for is going to put them up in a display window for her clothing boutique, located in Georgia. She told me she would send me some pictures when they are all up!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So I promised to give lots of good holiday gift ideas...and had to share this quick sudsy treat before I hop off to bed. It is strawberry rhubarb soap. Just try and tell me that doesn't sound delicious?! It is from Savor and she has some great soaps, and other body products in her shop. A perfect stocking stuffer if you ask me!

stockings in action

This is a thank you photo that a customer sent me today! An awesome gal from Los Angeles, purchased three of my stockings and was kind enough to take a pic and send it my way! My stockings are in slots 1, 3, and 5. What a beautiful looking holiday mantle huh?

Friday, November 14, 2008

you should...

...go to Simple Finds and check me out! I am being featured and doing a free giveaway. This is a fabulous site that is loaded with amazing items and great gift ideas!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

for the boys

Another holiday season is upon us and I have been thinking about gifts for all those on my list this year. For some reason, it is always easier for me to shop for girls and women, rather than boys.
So, I'd like to share a couple darling finds I've come across. Here is a travel wooden toy set by Clickity Clack that is amazing! It locks with a peg to hold everything in place and then opens easily for hours of fun. You have to check out their shop!

I also came across this hand soap in the shape of a grenade by Stinky Bomb. How clever! They have a whole variety of these soaps, in different scents and colors. You have to take a look!
And don't worry gals, there will be lots of fun ideas for all the girly girls on your list as well. So check back soon for some more unique ideas!

Monday, November 10, 2008

spArK uP sOmE HeAt sALe

I am running a special sale in my shop! Let's get the fire started, and spark up some heat! I'm feeling cold here in my rainy, overcast, drizzly weather.

Please enjoy 30% off any one item in my shop. You have two choices to pay. One, let me know which item you are interested in and I will discount the item for you. Or, go ahead and purchase and pay for the item, and then I will refund you back the difference. (prior to shipping costs).

Warm up to some shopping!

Friday, November 7, 2008

the first batch

Here are the first batch of stockings from my new fabric. I think they turned out great and they are so fun to make! Lots more to come...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

stocking preview

here is a sampling of some of the fabrics I bought to make stockings this year....what do you think?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Taste {homemade}

I'm very excited to be a part of this great site! Click on the button on my right sidebar, for the TASTE. It is a wonderful site dedicated to all things for the kitchen! I am honored to be among other wonderful and talented vendors.

I am featuring my hotpads and Dig In Dots (circle placemats).
Once you're on the site, click on the top left botton and it will take you to all the vendors. It is definitely worth taking a look!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

start getting ready...

I just placed two HUGE orders of fabric to start making Christmas stockings. I am so excited to get the fabric and get going. This year I stuck with black and whites, browns, and of course red and green. My patterns include floral, damask, polka dot and more!

and the WiNneR is.....

My friend from high school......EMILY K!

Congrats Emily! Please send me your address to and I will get it sent out sometime this week!

Thank you all for playing and keep your eye out I'll be doing another giveaway for something different, in a few weeks!

Monday, October 27, 2008

haLLowEen GivEawAy

If any of you would like to win this zipper pouch for FREE, then leave a comment and cross your fingers! I will be running this giveaway all the way through Halloween night at midnight (MST)...pretty spooky huh? I use a similar pouch for my make up, but it can be used for SO many things!

I will literally put your names in a hat and draw one out. I will announce the winner here on my blog, and also contact the winner via email or by leaving a comment on your blog. So please leave your contact info if I do not already have it. I will need to contact you to get your address...I will ship it to you free also!
Good luck!

(If you'd like to enter the contest, and do not currently have a google ID set up, just send an email to and put Halloween Giveaway in the subject line. )

Friday, October 24, 2008

tom & lucy

I was asked to be in another boutique show that is coming up November 21-22. This will be another big show with at least 60 vendors, and some fabulous stuff! I have a clickable button on my sidebar to find out more. If any of you will be in the area...well, I wish you Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

all set up

Here are a few pictures from my boutique show I set up for tonight. This is the biggest show I have done, and there is some tough competition. Great stuff there! The house that the show is being held in is gorgeous!

Monday, October 20, 2008

if you're in the area...

I'm going to be a vendor at this show, it is in Herriman, UT. If you are in the area, stop on by and do some holiday shopping! I hear there will be some great things there!

New Item!

My amazingly talented mom designed these luggage tags, and was kind enough to show me how to make them. So on a quick weekend trip to WY to visit my parents, I whipped up a bunch of them.
They are so cute and so useful! They make a great gift, especially for that hard to get person, or someone you know who travels a lot.

They are stiff and hold their shape and have a plastic waterproof plastic to protect the id window. A standard size business card fits into the slot, and it very easy to change your info if you move.

Double snap closure making it extra secure!
Also, it makes locating your suitcase very easy!
Travel in style! Lots more fabrics to come, so check my shop soon to see more!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I was on the front page of Etsy today with this fun purse! Yay!

And, I broke 2,000 hearts! That means that over 2,000 people have 'hearted' me (marked me as a favorite). Happy day for me, especially since things have been a little slow lately.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tip Junkie

If you've never heard of Tip Junkie you should check it out. A very fun place of hints and ideas on darling stuff. A friend of mine suggested that I be a part of their "Mom-preneur" Shop-a-thon they have going on for the next few months. So I payed and signed up in the "Purse" category.

I'm just putting in a plug to help support other mom's out there. I've looked around at lots of the sites already on the list and they are full of amazing items! So keep the Tip Junkie list close at hand as you do your holiday shopping!

Friday, October 3, 2008

custom cutie

Here are a couple pictures of a custom order I did. This little darling's mom and I were friends in high school, and have recently gotten back in touch. So fun!

I made her a skirt with a matching headband and clippie...and every little girl needs a purse too! I made a matching zipper tote for the mom as well, and now they can be stylin' together.

Thanks again, it was so fun to co-design this set!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

2 year anniversary

Today, October 2, marks the two year anniversary of my first sale on Etsy. It was a black and white linen bag, and I sold it within ten minutes of posting. I am so thankful for Etsy, that it has given me a chance to develop and evolve as an artist.
Enjoy 15% off your total purchase in my shop!

boutique date

For all my local friends out there, the boutique show is October 24-25th. It is in Herriman, UT, and I'll get the exact times and address for you as it gets closer. I've been sewing my little guts out, but hope this stinking economy doesn't effect people's buying decision.

on a side note: I decided to pull my items from Indie Peddler. Things were moving very slowly and I just wasn't selling. It is hard for me to keep all the fabric and items in stock.

Chalk up a bad business move for me. You never know huh?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

boutique show signs

So, I finally decided on how to make some signs to put up with my display for the upcoming boutique show. Chalkboards! That way, for future shows, if I decide to change my items, or prices, it's very easy to change.

Here's what they looked like when I purchased them, just a basic wooden frame.

So, I used some painter's tape (some of my favorite stuff) to protect the boards. I then painted them and...
This is how they turned out! I did all the smaller ones that fun green, and the bigger one for my business name, in the pretty turquoise. I bought a couple small easels to prop them up on, and here you go!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I feel so legit

What could these be? And why am I so excited about them?

I have my own labels! Wahoo!

I ordered them from jennifers jewels , a fellow etsy seller. She was great to work with, and I love my labels. I ordered them in two different fonts, and I like one better than the other, but I'll know for next time. I also ordered both the flat and folded kind.
Here is my first item with my tag on it! I'm so excited!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

display ideas

Alright, I need your help and ideas! I was contacted through Etsy to be a part of a boutique show October 24-25th in a town about 20-25 minutes away. The show is going to have some great vendors (more info coming about that as the time gets closer), and is located in a huge house that won the 2007 Parade of Homes award.

I am in charge of my own display supplies, such as tables, shelves, racks, etc. I do not have to be present the entire length of the show, so some cute, informative signage is recommended.

I need your ideas on how to display my items. My space is about 2.5' by 6' and it needs to look good. I have a few thoughts, but I am interested in other ideas. The lady who contacted me said she'd like to see my hot pads and zipper pouches there, but I am welcome to sell whatever I'd like.

Are baskets too hard to search through? Is a coat rack too cluttered to display purses? What are some ways to display cute labels and signs? Any thoughts you have would be great!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

etsy special

I'm running a special sale for the remaining month of September. If you spend $40 or more in my shop, you'll receive free USPS Priority shipping! That means, you'll have your items in just a few days. I've added lots of new items....happy shopping!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

boy sign

In my life, this sign is becoming more and more true. I love it, and you can click here to take a look at what else this etsy shop has to offer.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dig In Dots

A NEW idea for me...a circular placemat for kids! They have an absorbent layer of batting in the middle and are double topstitched around the edge.

They fold up nicely for an on the go trip, or out to eat. 13.5" in diameter. Look for them in my etsy shop...lots more fun fabrics to come!

my latest idea

Hint: kids. food. table.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wouldn't the world be better if everyone followed these two simple phrases! I found this fun saying on a fellow etsy shop, "TastySuite " is the shop name and I'm in love with many of the items posted.