Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fiberluscious on Etsy So Many Ways to Save!

Order from my shop, Fiberluscious, and you become a part of my Fiberluscious Family!

I love my customers. I strive to spoil you all rotten from your 1st order to your 50th!

I will put my heart and soul into your creations because I love what I do and I am so happy that you chose my shop and my item over the many thousands, perhaps millions or items and shops on Etsy. That is a high compliment indeed and I'm grateful.

I only have one chance to wow you... to welcome you into my fun fiber family. If you like the experience, I hope you come back again and again. If I had to guess, I'd say that 40% of my business is return customers. That makes me so darn proud and lucky. I have fun getting to know your likes, your favorites and how to make things you love and want to share.

First, I'd like to offer you a few enticements and steer you into ways that further enhance your experience with Fiberluscious on Etsy.

Coupon codes are lovely little number and letter combinations that magically transform the total payment for your items. Here are just a few you may use.

PayPal is my preferred method of payment. First time buyers can use the coupon code FiberPP5 and receive a 5% discount on your first order! How easy is that?

"Why?" you ask... Well, PayPal allows me instant access to the money I make on Etsy. Etsy likes to hold onto all credit card dollars for 3 to 5 days, even longer on a holiday weekend. I think if anyone should be collecting interest on my earnings, it should be me. I'm kind of funny that way. So to all of my customers, please use PayPal whenever possible. If you prefer not to use PayPal, I will still like you. Who am I to tell you how to spend your money? Please note, I don't have a deal with PayPal. I just like the way they do business.

Preferred Customer 10% Code
All returning customers receive a 10% off discount for each and every order for as long as I have my shop. Yes, you heard that right. I do it because I value your business. Chances are, you will be ordering for your sewing friends and family. You know how much I love presents! So come back and make it often. Heck, don't have an order, just drop me a line. I love to hear from you.
If you have ever ordered from Fiberluscious, you know the code. Its our little secret, but if you forget it, just send me a line and I'll remind you of it.

Cyber Monday, which is the Internet's version of Black Friday, except for its on Monday. Why Monday..well its the busiest shopping day on the internet. Use the code, CyberFiber10 on Monday, December 2, 2013 and receive 10% off. (Please note that you can only use one coupon code per order.)

You will find awesome holiday sales with most holidays. I offer a number of coupon codes before Christmas. Get 10% off your first order any Friday in the month of December. Just use the coupon code, FiberFriday10. Any customer may use this code in December.

Moms are Awesome! Use the coupon code, FiberMom15 for a 15% off discount on any gift for mom. This coupon code is only valid April 1st through May 12, 2014. That should give you plenty of time to request a custom item for your special mom. I have the best mom in the world so this code is extra special.

I offer other discounts during the year, sometimes for no reason at all. Watch my shop introduction, (on the top of my Etsy home page.) My announcements are easy to see. I'll remind you of the codes listed above in that spot, but it wouldn't hurt to put them on your calendar.

Gift Giving Made Easy and Beautiful!

I adore presents. I love making them, giving them and of course, its fun to get them as well! If you tell me your item is a gift, I'll add a little extra love into it's creation.

I'll send along a free gift box if I can. Your item automatically comes in pretty tissue with a tulle bow. I want you to feel like your order is a present for you! Reuse the wrapping and save a tree. Its all happy and good!

I'll ship your item directly to the recipient if you like. Just give me their address. I'll be sure not to send them an invoice. I will send them a little note if you like, or add a gift tag with your name. I really don't mind. Please ask if this makes your life easier, or if we are running short on time. Don't forget to tell me if we need to rush your order. I'll try my best to meet most deadlines. I do recommend a 2-3 week window to create any custom items. Don't forget to allow for shipping time as well.

If you would like a deluxe wrapping joy, which is almost a work of art in itself, I'll create a custom wrap using fabric, vintage brooches, buttons, ribbons... you name it! Here are just a few examples. Purchase this deluxe wrapping here. I will add a gift tag as well, holiday themed when appropriate. I love a great presentation. I think if you wrap a lump of coal the right way, it can be the best present ever!

Well, I hope I have given you a few reasons to give Fiberluscious a try. I promise to make you feel like it was the best idea you ever had!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

My new beginning just begun!

Well, my hubby and I are officially moved. We decided to do a slow move, taking our time...doing it ourselves. After all is said and done, I'm not sure I would do it again. It may be easier to do it all at once, kind of like ripping off a bandage. It hurts like heck, but it's over in a flash and you can move on.

Its been 2 weeks since I picked up a needle. They are so much lighter than a box of belongings! I miss my art, I miss my colors, I miss the feel of a fine fabric in my hand. When I can finally start working again I will be the happiest stitcher on planet earth! Just a few more boxes to unpack. Now where is my sewing machine?

The only thing that keeps me going is that I will finally have a sewing studio of my very own. No sharing with children's twin beds and no more quilting on the dining room table!!! Yippee!
Here I am at the dining room table. It really wasn't bad. It was right in front of my patio doors which let in copious rays of lovely sunlight and cool evening breezes.

I'll post a few pictures tomorrow. I managed to snap a few before all the boxes came pouring into the room. I have some great ideas for fabric storage. All my colors, fabrics and crafty goodness has been sorted. All I need now are shelves to put them on. Here are a few ideas I found on Pinterest. I have to apologize for not providing links to the artists and bloggers where these images originated from. I tried to pick pictures that had the website printed on the picture. However, many of these great ideas came from Flicker. A great image site, but not so great when it comes to giving credit where credit is due.

I find that organizing thread spools and bobbins is nearly impossible to do in a way that does not involve tangled threads. While moving I found many frames from my painting days. I can't wait to give these ideas a try!

Of course, dreaming is wonderful, but in the end you have what you have and some dreams are just that...dreams.
I have 2 matching bookcases similar to these in a lovely warm wood tone. Now, I can't see using a lazy susan as I can just picture placing my work table between the shelves, but I love how they used the sides to add even more storage!

I really love this idea! Using bookcases as supports for a roomy work surface is a great two for one deal!

My wonderful husband promises that he will build me shelves just like these! I can't wait. He is very handy and spoils me rotten. I'm one lucky gal.

I have a nice computer desk which wraps around one corner of the room. I may put my sewing machine on one side to see if there is enough room. If not, it can go onto the work surface. I kind of wanted that a bit higher, so cutting fabric is easy on the back. I guess its all just one more creative journey. I can't wait to show you how it turns out...that is just before it becomes one big pile of overflowing, crafty, goodness!

Here are some pictures of day one. That is, right before mountains of my boxes of fabric and other craft supplies arrived.

By the way, the birds didn't stay long enough to start a new family at the old place. I think they figured something was up. (It was for the best.) I'm going to put up a bird feeder here and see what happens. Our old place was in a small town and our apartment was high on a hill surrounded by trees, grass and gardens. Here...well, we have grass and big trees. Its a bit noisy and the sky is not filled with a thousand stars, (that you can see that is). I'm sure there up there, just can't find them in the city lights. I'm curious to see how this change affects my art. Hmmmmm. You just never know!

While I know I will miss my sunshine and the universe of stars at my fingertips, I believe that attitude is absolutely everything. We chose this place for so many good reasons but its not home. Its a stepping stone to a house. We may be here for years and time is much too short to waste on waiting for the ideal situation. If I want it to be great, that is a choice I make now. I choose to create a "home" and a studio that inspires beauty. Its funny. My next door neighbor always imagined my apartment to be a showcase. In reality, it was homey but not what she imagined. She always saw the flowers I grew and the paintings though my open windows and it was her imagination that made it beautiful. Life is like that...and that is a wonderful thing.

One more thing....
Its funny. I always thought that beautiful work had to come from a beautiful workspace. You know, like in the magazines and blogs. For many years I worked in my living areas. I kind of felt like I wasn't a real artist until I had a studio. In the end, it all really just came down to having a place to put my pins and sharp things where my grand daughter (2 1/2 yrs) wouldn't get hurt.
I've seen the beauty that comes from you all. I was so wrong.
Beauty comes from the hand and from the heart- not from a space.

Monday, September 2, 2013

I have more doves today!

I was having my coffee this morning and heard my favorite cooing sound. Just as I was missing my babies, a new pair of doves came to roost in my planters. Because they chose a new spot where the plants are healthy and bushy, I couldn't get a good picture. I promise not to put you through more baby pictures. Yes, I am one of those kinds of parents. I'll see if I can sneak a picture soon. I hope they will lay their eggs and the new babies will be gone before the 1st of October. New tenants will be in this apartment. I just so happy to have them back. I was missing them. A person can get used to all the beauty.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bye Bye Birdies!

This is a picture from Friday morning. Look at how big my little doves have become! They feathers are no longer fluffy. When I saw how big they had become I knew they were not long for our little nest. When I woke up on Saturday, this is what I found...

I felt so sad and happy all at once. They are finally off on their own.

The last few days they were in the nest, it was a bit rough for the mom and dad. Feeding time was getting rather intense, almost violent! My hubby laughed when I told him I had scolded the little ones everytime the parent came to feed them. They nearly pushed them out of the nest! After I scolded them, the next feeding involved both parents. For some reason, they seemed to behave a bit better with both parents in the nest. After the morning feeding, I didn't see the parent back in the nest until dinner time. They both came to feed them within 30 minutes or so. Then they were off again. The babies must have sensed that they needed to fend for themselves if they wanted as much food as they had gotten the week before.

I wished I could have seen them fly off, or at least practice. Its so amazing how fast they grow in nature. I spent Friday with my grand daughter. We have so much fun together. She's 2 1/2. I'm so happy she doesn't grow so fast. I wouldn't let her. She's just too much fun they way she is!

Here's one more picture.

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