Vintage finds and retro handmade--a sweet mix I know you'll love.

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Anniversary Sale Continues, Plus, a Sneak Peek!

As I announced earlier, I have a sale going on all month to celebrate the anniversary of Candy Apple Crafts.  For two years now, I've been steadily building my business, and I'm now approaching 100 sales in my two stores.  This is a great achievement for a small business that started so simply in 2009, with less than 20 items for sale and no presence whatsoever in the online retail market.

I've grown a lot, and now have nearly 300 things available in my stores, but I intend to maintain the same level of customer service, quality, and style.  What I have to sell may vary greatly, but I want it to be homey and nostalgic, traditional but not uncomfortable, family-friendly and fun.  The name of my store is evocative of the theme of my merchandise.

Currently, everything in my Etsy store is eligible for a 10% off coupon.  Just type in the code SecondAnnivSale2011 at checkout.  My Artfire store is marked down 10% automatically (no coupon needed).  Hope you'll come check it out!
Now, that said, I wanted to show you a little sneak peek of a project I've been working on.  It's the first in a new line of retro Christmas ornaments that I have planned.

This is an early prototype, which means I am making more improvements.  I'm not telling how I did it (this artist wants to be paid for her efforts!), but I will tell you that it took many failed attempts over the course of a year.  Yup, it's hard work!

After a few more tweaks, I will be making these available for sale, of course with a hanger attached.  There are other designs in the works, too...

Now is the best time to put in special requests!

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