Friday, February 27, 2009


Finally, after years of searching for a 'style' that would 'catch on' at Etsy and eBay I've found what sells well and IS COMPLETELY MY OWN IDEA AND DESIGN. For years I'd see something that was selling well somewhere and think "I can do that, and do it better", but alas I always seemed to be the last one coming to the party and by the time I got a handle on the style or design it was no longer the 'in' thing. I'm hoping that I'm just at the beginning of this wonderful run of 'luck' in design because I really have found my Bliss. I find such joy and passion in these sweet little designs of Fairy Houses, Fairy Flowers and Fairies. But my favorite books as a kid were always about fantasy. The first book I read from cover to cover was Pinocchio the summer between 3rd and 4th grade. But reading and grade school is for another post.

Monday, February 23, 2009


Here's the aceo I found that was kicked under my desk. Is this one that you bought that never showed up?

UPDATE: Found out who this belongs to and it is happily winging its way via USPS to its rightful owner along with a 'mia culpa' archival print. Thanks to all who responded via email.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I'm the spotlighted Day Four artisan on our EART team blog
It's been an amazing week for me with my work in two Etsy West treasuries, being a featured seller on the Country Style Street Team blog and now being a part of a huge giveaway. Click on the EART team link above on on the title of this post and get yourself a chance to WIN big!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009


The most amazing week! I'm in another Etsy Treasury! Second one this week, third in 10 days PLUS am the featured seller on CSST's blog. WOW! Positive thinking is an amazing tool. I am so thankful that by changing my thinking I'm changing my life.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I'm at it again! Today I found out that I'm in an Etsy treasury! This one because of my wee little white kitties! You can see it here:

I've added a lot of new cats to my Etsy shoppe and will be having more white kitties on eBay soon as well. Yay CATS! I've got four and would love to have more. The most I got up to was six, three of them strays. Next time around I might even go somewhere and adopt instead of waiting for them to come to me!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Penny Ante

My plan for getting back to selling on eBay has worked quite successfully. When I realized that my LolliShops PrimsyWhimsy shop was not going to make the cut for me I knew I needed a 'hook' to get me back and on top of the heap of ACEOs on eBay. So I thought since I wasn't making any money anywhere I might as well go for broke. In early January I started selling my ORIGINAL aceo art starting at just a penny with free shipping. And YES, I lost money. How could I not! But slowly the tide has turned and now my once penny pieces are going for up to $10.00. So ok, I'm not going to change the economy with what I'm making at the moment but I've just begun! And I have a plan. And I'm working that plan!! Now I still start them at a penny but I charge 60 cents for shipping. Making a bit more but the plan is slowly expanding and this week I hope to have jewelry to offer. You might want to see my progress by clicking the icon below. If you check my feedback numbers you'll see how much each person paid and the progressive upward trend. Yay for the good ole Lincoln Penny. My Daddy always said: Take care of your pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves. Miss you were almost always right :)

Monday, February 16, 2009


Featured seller info is up on the CSST blog. Check it out. Just click on the yay me title of this post. Or see the one just below this!

Sunday, February 15, 2009


What a week it has been!!! Talk about your whirlwind affairs. Last week started out with an announcement of the grand opening of our new website:

and each day seemed to bring some new and exciting events. The latest announcement I have to make...I am the featured seller on

this coming week!! I've sold my flower fairy house ACEOS on eBay so fast I can't keep up!

And my Etsy shoppe sold three ACEOs this week!

And I have a NEW grand-doggie. A BIG brindle boxer named Buddy! If you follow me on Facebook you'll see his picture in my PALS photo album. There's a link to my FB to the right of these posts so if you want to friend me, just send me a message along with your friend request so I know where you found me :)
So coming out of the mid-winter slump was like being shot out of a cannon. It's been exciting and FAST and completely unexpected. But then, maybe the book I've been reading has worked its magic! Money and the Law of Attraction by Abraham-Hicks has been engrossing and so eye opening that I feel as if my entire 'take' on life has been re-adjusted! I'm filled with joy every day and life continues to pleasantly surprise me. But then I did promise myself that my life would change on the 8th of February and just saying that seems to have put a positive spin on the events that have occurred over the last 7 days!

Sunday, February 08, 2009


GRAND OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT. As of 12:01 am EST, Sunday, February 8, 2009, is open for business. A purveyor of all things shabby and cottage chic with a bit of glitz, glitter and grunge, Primsy*Whimsy is ready to serve your unique crafting needs. We offer ribbons, laces, embellishments, art and craft supplies for the discerning crafter. If you are looking for something specific we welcome all requests and will try and fulfill your needs as quickly as possible. New items added daily. Prices are lower than craft stores and we offer regular discounts to our customers.

GRAND OPENING WEEKEND special. Any auction that has the world VALENTINE in its title will earn you 20% more in product if you use the code: PW289. Please take a moment to stop by and see what's available.
Carolyn, a Jersey Girl

Saturday, February 07, 2009


As my last post stated, I'm back on Etsy and tonight I made it into a special group of Etsy Treasury!! Click on the icon above to be transported to a delightful grouping of original pieces from some fabulous artists.

Thursday, February 05, 2009


I had no plans of returning to Etsy as a seller but alas I have learned that one must have multiple streams of income to survive in today's economy. So as of this evening I am announcing the re-opening of my shop:
WildGypsyArt on Etsy A collection of fairyland ACEO giclee prints.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Right now I'm in hard labor ready to give birth to a whole new way of buying craft supplies. is undergoing the initial birthing pangs and by this weekend I hope it will be ready for viewing.

Right now it has a very graphic intensive front page so I'm afraid it may well be difficult for those with dial-up to view. If you're a dial up customer, do me a HUGE favor and click on the icon above. It will take you to our site (and I'll even let you buy if you insist :) and let me know if it's difficult to view or takes too long. I'm putting most auctions on the front page but I may have to cut back to just a few so it makes it easier for those viewing it to get into the site before your browser times out.

Right now I'm still in process, laboring away, getting the hundreds of items that I've got for sale up. Unfortunately these long hours on the computer has caused my OA in my dominant hand to kick up and it's getting painful spending this kind of time. But never fear, I'll labor on until it's ready and waiting to fulfill all of your cottage style and shabby chic crafting needs. And every once in awhile I think I'll be like the big chain stores and offer coupons here on my blog. Follow this blog so you won't miss out on anything new or exciting.

AND, if you have needs that you can't fulfill in the crafting world and would like to see specific items in the shoppe, comment below. I take every comment to heart and will do my best to get you what you need!
Carolyn, a Jersey Girl