Friday, April 30, 2010

Shop Feedback

I am working hard to bring you new items that you love
and would appreciate some honest feedback.  

Don't worry the answers are all anonymous!

Please visit my shop (if you haven't already) by clicking here and then taking a short survey of 4 questions.

Visit my shop: BailyBelle Creations

Then click here for the Survey: The Short Survey at Survey Monkey


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

the trees in my backyard

Just a few pictures of some of the trees in my backyard. 
I thought these were interesting. Enjoy!

Monday, April 26, 2010

my first show

This all started about a week and a half ago when I got a phone call from a lovely lady named Pata. She owns Southern Exposure here in Eau Claire and also makes some lovely jewelry. Anyway, she needed someone to cover for her at a show and was kind enough to ask me to do it. My first reaction...oh my goodness, YES! My second reaction....holy crap what did I just do! I wasn't ready! I've never done a show before! After the initial shock set in I began to prepare. Pata was so kind to show me how she does her displays and even went as far as to loan me her tablecloths! I spent a lot of time preparing and only got 3 hrs of sleep the night before the show. 

The drive to St. Croix Falls was a long one. What I thought would only take 1 hour ended up taking 2. So glad we left at 6:15am. When I arrived at the fairgrounds, at 8:30 only 1/2 hour late, the lady at the door told me they opened to the public at 8:30!!! Again...panic set it! I wasn't even checked in yet! My dear mother was there to help me carry my creations to the table and helped to set me up.

I think I rearranged the table about 50 times that day. What an experience. The other vendors around me were super nice and we talked and joked with each other the majority of the day. We had a few people stop through our building despite the rain and the freezing cold. Oh yeah, did I mention I dressed for spring weather! My poor toes were falling off by the time we left! Luckily I had brought a jacket with me.

Anyway, I sold a few little rings mostly to other vendors ha ha. They were being so kind. I gave a $5 discount to one vendor in exchange for a Strawberry & Banana Kabob, I was starving :)

Note to self....keep the jewels away from little fingers! I had my necklaces displayed flat on the table and one little girl wanted a gift for mommy so badly that she tried running off with it! I was there to catch her and her poor father was so embarrassed. Of course, she picked out the 14k gold necklace with the sparkly Citrine Geo...needless to say, they didn't buy it.

I am so happy that I went, so happy for the opportunity and am now searching for more shows to do. I can't wait to go through this again and again!

So for those of you still waiting....just jump in. It will be ok.

Thanks for listening to me babble on!
Happy Crafting.

Friday, April 16, 2010

and the winner is....

Congratulations to TheCuriousPug! You are the winner of my "A Ring, a ding ding" Giveaway! Send me a convo on Etsy or DM on Twitter with your ring size and address so I can get this ring to you!

As a thank you to those that entered: Enjoy 15% off anything in my Jewelry shop through this weekend! Use code BLOG15 at checkout!
(only folks that entered will get the discount)

YAY I had so much fun with this giveaway! Have a good weekend everyone :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

a ring...a ding ding GIVEAWAY

Everyone loves to win something right? How about this lovely ring?
In honor of Spring, I'm giving this away!

Here's what you need to do to enter. Each of these actions counts as 1 entry!!

1. Follow my blog and leave a comment here that you have done so.
2. Go to my Etsy shop and leave a comment here about your favorite item.
3. Follow me on twitter and leave a comment here that you have done so.
4. Fan me on facebook and leave a comment here that you have done so.

For extra entries: 
1. Tweet about this giveaway using @BailyBelle in your tweet
2. Blog about my giveaway and leave me a comment that you have done so!

Have fun everyone! Contest ends April 16th, 2010!
I will use a random generator to choose the winner!

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Today we played with bubbles....

What did you do?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

a peek at my secret project

A lot of my twitter friends have been asking me about my secret project.  Since most of the details have been worked out and I finally have a sample finished, it's time for me to let you see what I've been up to.

I approached HeatherKentArt about working on a project with some of her wonderful art. I recently added clutch purses to my shop and am thrilled to announce that some of my new fabrics feature the beautiful artwork of Heather Kent!

Check it out!

Each one will be a little different and I will be featuring different paintings by Heather. Stay tuned for more and make sure you let me know what you think!!!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

something about this rotten tomato

Sometimes I just can't explain why something catches my eye. 
This is one of those moments. I found this old tomato that had somehow managed to not decompose since last summer. To me it was beautiful.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

new store on Zibbet! come check it out...

 Just wanted to let you all know of my latest adventure! I have opened a shop on and am running a 10% OFF sale for a limited time. Check it out here and let me know what you think so far.

I am hoping to do well on the site because it has some really nice features that Etsy doesn't offer. Like, no listing fees and no final value fees! I just pay a flat monthly rate! For me that's huge! I spend so much $ on listing fees, renual fees, final value fees, and paypal fees so a small monthly rate is a HUGE plus!
Ok so here's the other thing! They are offering premium accounts for a super low price of only $8 a month! They have been selling fast so make sure you act quickly! That $8 goes a long way on their site, it's worth it.

They offer a referral program too, so if you are thinking of joining please use me as your referral! Click this link for the referral...

Ok that's enough plugging! LOL Thanks for listening! Make sure you let me know what you think of my shop and take advantage of the 10% OFF!!!


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter!!

It's finally Easter. 

Here at BailyBelle Creations we celebrated a bit early. 
We had an egg hunt, dyed some eggs then made them look like monsters and got a visit from a special little animal! Here are some of the pictures.

Happy Easter Everyone!


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