To our amazement we are approaching our 100th sale! When we started on Etsy last spring we never imagined we would have so much success. We do realize there are many Etsy artisans who have sales into the thousands but we feel just as successful =). It is so much fun making special gifts for people and it is fun to see where we will be shipping items to. So far the furthest has been Singapore and the closest was about 15 miles from where we live in Northern California. We are not sure what we should do to celebrate our 100th sale but we think we should do something for that person. We'd love to hear your thoughts if you have any ideas!
Our first holiday season on Etsy was a blast! We didn't expect so much business and we hope to be better prepared next year =). As a thank you for all of your support we are giving away a fabulous baby lovey made out of quality minky and satin. The winner of this giveaway can choose from any of the minky fabrics you see on our Etsy site.
To enter the giveaway contest leave a comment, your contact email and please let us know how you found us. We will ship the lovey to anyone in the continental US, Alaska and Canada. We will draw a name on February 14th!
We have also lowered our prices on our popular minky and satin baby blankets! Check them out here.
Thanks for all of your comments! The winner is Demmi =).
Now through December 31 rst we are offering free shipping and 15% off of ourminky and satin baby blankets ... our item that got Lana's Little Darlins all started! In message to seller write " blog 15% off " and we will refund you via PayPal.
Yesterday we released a toddler size full retro style apron for little ones. This apronfits kiddos ages 18 month to 3 years, approximately. It's slightly different than the aprons for older kids. The bottom is scalloped and the pockets are slanted. It really is a delightful little apron! It comes in three cupcake fabric choices: pink, blue and green and also in a cute chocolate and pink candy fabric.
I tried a new nut mix recipe from the Williams-Sonoma Holiday Entertaining Cookbook and have received rave reviews. I plan to give these nuts as little holiday gifts to friends and family this year. I purchased simple cellophane treat bags and pretty ribbon from Target to wrap the nuts in.
Place the nuts in a bowl. In a small, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, warm the olive oil. Add the rosemary and stir until aromatic, about 1 minute. Pour the seasoned oil over the nuts. Add the sugar, cumin, salt, black pepper, and cayenne and stir nuts to coat evenly. Transfer the nuts to a baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are toasted, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
Lana's little retro style aprons for kids have been a hit! It is so much fun picking out fabric for these because the possibilities are endless. We don't have photos of them all up yet on etsy but the fabric is in! We had our first international order from Singapore this week -- so much fun! We sold out of the pink cupcake fabric but found other cute cupcake and confections fabric in other colors. Update: the pink cupcake fabric is back in stock!