Friday, December 30, 2011

< Quit Your Day Job >

It is truly my dream to someday have The Paper Nut grow into a "real" business. Right now I'm like Pinocchio in his wooden puppet phase. I don't have a day job to quit, but I want my little Indie line to pull a real income and become something that has a solid presence in the design world. For now, I'm raising preschoolers and trying to get half of our unfinished house finished. Anyway, these "Quit Your Day Job" articles on Etsy are fantastic. I found this one from Kin Ship Press really inspiring because she talks about how she didn't have to qualify for a loan or credit card to get started or have a ton of income saved (she was living from paycheck to paycheck). That was very soothing to hear, because I've often whined that the only reason some people make it is because they are married to Andy Spade, have a lucrative background and/or are founded on an amazing previous career. Check out all the "Quit Your Day Job" articles in the Etsy Seller's Handbook.

Friday, December 16, 2011

< for your ballerina princess >

I had to buy this tee (like 3 copies) for my Jewell. Abstract Disney Princess ballerinas (with glitter accents, of course). It's brand new on the Disney Store site, but only $8 on sale and free shipping today with FREESHIP code. And no tax...if you happen to mail it to Oregon.

Monday, December 12, 2011

{ Latina Ballerina }

Upon special request, I created this new Latina Prima Ballerina giclee print. Just one available in my shop right now.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

( Great Deal )

My daughter won't wear any shoes except her pink Keeley Crocs. So how stoked was I to spy a little add saying they are having a great sale at the Crocs website: Buy one, get one 50% off. Yay! No code necessary AND freee shipping. YAY!! I was amazed at all the color and size options they have in stock, seeing as how the pickin's have been slim at other retailers. Remember if you order that they run a full size larger than most shoes.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

- get them while they're here -

So I have already ordered 4 of the dolls from the Disney Animators' Collection (Aurora, Snow White, Ariel, and Cinderella), and let me tell you, they are the cutest dolls ever. has free shipping on all toys (ends today) with code TOYSHIP. The dolls are only $20 each. Sadly, Rapunzel* has been sold out for a while, but the rest are still there. Get them while you can ;)
[Note: Since I posted this, Rapunzel is back in stock]

Monday, December 5, 2011

~~ Octopus's Garden ~~

My Octopus's Garden giclee print is up in my shop now. I only have one in stock but more are coming.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

< Holiday Sale >

Check out all the sale prices in my shop. Ballerina prints are only $19 with just $1 flat rate to ship!