Friday, April 27, 2007

Someone Will Win a Pink Diamond!

We are so excited! As a proud member of, we have joined with other Pink Boutiques and Make Mine Pink for the “Pink Diamond Campaign”.

Every year Make Mine Pink likes to do something special to honor our valued customers, clients and friends. In all, $2500 worth of fabulous pink prizes will be awarded throughout the contest with a Grand Prize of a genuine pink diamond pendant.

There are several fun ways to win prizes for the Campaign, by just visiting the boutiques at Make Mine Pink and locating the six diamonds hidden among the participating Pink Boutiques each of the six month, or you may see one of the Make Mine Pink boutique owners wearing her pink rhinestone “MMP” pin as she goes about day to day activities, or making a donation to a favorite women’s charity. A monthly prize will be awarded for May, June, July, August and September entries with a grand prize awarded for the month of October. It’s that easy!

Join us in our excitement by visiting The Boutiques at Make Mine Pink. For more information, you may visit Mama's Pocketbook or the “Pink Diamond Campaign” link at Make Mine Pink.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

New Purse - Spring Roses Carrie Purse

I have finished another Carrie Purse! This one is OH SO PRETTY! Fresh and springy... with beautiful ROSES on a gorgeous golden yellow large gingham check background. Great decorator, drapery weight linen fabric. Also ... please note... this is a One-Of-A-Kind! I do have more of the fabric, but I am making a large shopper tote and some smaller accessories (that can be used with the Carrie Purse of course!) from what is left of it.

Head over to the home page to find out more about this newbie. I'm heading back to the studio and hope to post something new again tonight ... and tomorrow ... and the next day!
I have so many pretty things in the works, gearing up for May 1st and all the fun we are going to be having on MMP with our "Pink Diamond" contest and giveaways, and oh so much more!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Sweet Belguim Praise

I recently had my first international sale. I'd been a little fearful of shipping overseas but, this very nice lady from Belgium, Carole, emailed me about a purse I had listed on my shop asking if I would ship it to her internationally. I looked into the process and told her what it would cost and really it was very easy all the way around.

When her purse arrived, Carole posted a message to me to tell me that she loved it and that she was going to post about it on her blog: Entre Rêve et Réalité. I'm totally touched at her glowing remarks about her new shoulderbag and so pleased. I do not read or speak French, so I went to and translated her comments so I'd know what she said. WOW, I could just read this over and over! It's so melodic to read the translation and makes me feel 10 feet tall!

Here's the translation:

... I received today my first purchase on ETSY. It acts of UN bag of which I put the photograph to you. I am bluffée by the quality of work and the fabrics are fabulous. I wanted a bag in the tone of red and I am really satisfied. It gives still better in truth. The interior is completely doubled in very good fabrics and the completions were executées with many care and concern of the detail. Frankly I am charmed!

Isn't that awesome! I think "bluffee" means impressed, or as one Pink Sister told me "blown away."

So of course I'm now hoping for lots of International sales! And thanks to Carole's blog entry and comments, I may just get them. The day after her post my traffic went through the roof with visitors from all over Europe and Australia! She must be very popular with her blog! I'm talking about major increases... like quadruple times as many visitors as normal :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Sweet Surprise!

Ok, I admit it, I Google "Mama's Pocketbook" fairly often as well as my own name and a few other keywords to see if I'm still showing up out there. Well, today I was excited and sweetly surprised to find a link listed for me at This Next posted by my lovely pink sister from MMP, Kimberly, who owns My Pink Boutique. I had no idea she had recommended my Shabby Chic Tote to the world through that great website! Thanks so much Kimberly!

You really must visit Kimberly's website. She makes the most delicious looking goodies you've ever seen! I posted the pics below of the gorgeous cupcakes I received in my Secret Sister package - they were made by Kimberly! I love having these on my kitchen counter, they are so pretty and *bonus* no calories!