Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekly Featured Item Discount

I am starting a new weekly sale that will run in addition to any other sales I may be having. Each week I am going to feature a new item at a significantly reduced price! Here is this week's featured item!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My sewing projects for this weekend

Hey there everyone!

Hope you are all having a good weekend.

I have been sewing a little this weekend, and just wanted to share some of my plushies that I made. I can't decide whether to keep them or sell them. What do you think??

Thursday, June 25, 2009

NEW Soap Shop!

Hi everyone! I know I am super horrible at updating this blog. I try to get on whenever I can! I have so many sites to keep up with, and sometimes this one gets left in the dust :-( I will try to be better about it!

Anywho, I had a busy day today! Trying to come up with some new items for both my shops. I am excited about some of the things I have been sketching out, and hope to have some cute new things up soon! Yesterday I listed some new soaps in my NEW soap shop, as well as cute cotton washcloth sets!

I also updated my website this morning. It has a link to my facebook fan page if you aren't already a fan! I only have like, 16....I would love some more!

Speaking of, please visit the site for the info on the new shop, as well as to join the fan club on Facebook! Thanks!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

CONTEST - Exclusive info!

This is a great contest for my customers! It gives you a chance to be creative and win some fun prizes!

Here's the info:

I am making a "Happy Customers" album on my Myspace and Facebook pages.

To do that, I need photos of happy customers!

Have you bought something from one of my shops? Take a photo with it!
Be creative, because the most creative photo will win an AWESOME prize pack from BirdWatching Designs! I have LOTS of great things in it! I will post pictures of the prizes soon.

I will have one winner per month! That means you can keep submitting each month, and I will choose a winner on the last day of the month.

If you want to enter, all you have to do is send your photos to

Make sure your photo is in before the end of the month to be considered. You can send multiple photos, if you have purchased multiple items.

NOTE: Once sent, you have consented to allow me to use your photo on my websites. If you do not consent to this, you need to state so in your e-mail.

Thanks, and I hope you enter!

PS - It's not too late: If you haven't purchased anything from me to enter, just visit or to purchase!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


It's time for the annual Etsy YART sale! Great deals all around etsy from June 10-14. Just look for the sale avatars and shop, shop, shop!

I have a whole section for Yart Sale items. Discounts range from 10-25% off, and are already marked, Please take a look!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Weekend, go by so fast

This weekend is already flying by. I am trying to make tons of new things for my shop!

I really wish the economy wasn't so horrible right now. I would love to be able to do etsy full time. I am looking right now at trademarks and all that good stuff (which is super confusing).

I am thinking of starting a contest. I have all sorts of goodies that I never renewed on etsy that I can use for prizes. I think tomorrow I will make a final decision and post more info.

I am also looking into doing craft shows. It's hard, here, though, because it's so darn hot! There are a lot of shows up north, but it's hard to figure out what exactly you have to do to sign up. I will keep trying to figure it all out, though. It definitely doesn't seem like it will be cheap.

Today I have been working on some floral wrist pincushions. I just have to buy some more velcro to finish them up!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Trades Aplenty!

I am so excited! I have been doing trades on etsy all night!

Here are a few things I have traded for that I can't wait to get!

Some mineral makeup from PUREnaturalMinerals

Awesome crocheted faceclothes from MyissaG

Cute cards from prettypinkposh

I can't wait to see all my goodies! Trading is SO fun!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Got a Mailing List?

I just created a mailing list and I would LOVE to add some people to it!

The mailing list will be used to:
*Send you updates when batches of new items are added
*Send you special, mailing list subscriber ONLY deals
*Notify you when there is a sale in my shop
*And other general news

It will be sent out once a week to every other week.

If you prefer snail mail, please email me with your mailing address. This is a fun option because I can send you promo items and coupons for other awesome etsy shops. (If you are a shop who wants to send me some promos to include for my subscribers, please email me as well).

Please visit my contact page on my website for information on how to join the list or contact me about promos!

Thanks so much!

Birdwatching's Etsy Shop Goes Multilingual!

I was sitting here watching an informercial that I had seen before...only this time it was in Spanish. It got me thinking, it must really help to put out your information in multiple languages for them to make a whole new commercial to appeal to Spanish-speakers.

So, I visited iGoogle, and to the best of my ability, started translating some of my shop info into Spanish and French (the two languages most spoken, besides English, by my customer base). I am interested to see if it help with sales any, or if they stay the same. I figured I may as well give it a shot. Can't hurt!

Here is a look at my shop now (please click image to enlarge) :

Friday, April 24, 2009



For today only, take an extra 10% off in my etsy shop!

That means 20% off for today only, for tweets and blog followers!

All you have to do is make sure to include "etsy day" in your message to seller at the time of checkout. Then sit back and wait for a revised invoice reflecting the sale price to be sent to your email. Then you can pay (20% less, of course!)

Click here to shop!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Time Off...

I have had this week off thanks to my accident. I have been trying to keep on top of everything including my etsy shop. I plan to sketch out some brand new ideas for shop items.

Here are pics of a few new things I just listed yesterday!

Taking a break to rest!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Packaging Samples

I was finally able to get up some pictures today of samples of my packaging. Every item in my shop comes pre-packaged and ready to give as a gift or to keep for yourself!

Keychain Packaging

Wristlet Set Packaging

Card Case Packaging

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Poster Sketch : N I N J A

I am home from work and decided to put together a poster sketch of themed items. Today, the theme is NINJAS!

I hope you enjoy the finds. The items unfortunately are not clickable right now but on future ones I am going to hopefully remedy that. If you see something you like, just search for the person's shop under "sellers" in the etsy search bar.



Monday, April 20, 2009

Mother's Day SALE

I am having a Mother's Day SALE in my etsy shop! 10% off your entire purchase from now until Mother's Day.

I need some sales to keep me busy since I was in a car accident and am super stressed out. I will love anyone who helps me out with that. hehe. - SALE

Monday, April 13, 2009

I was productive this weekend!!!

I actually got a few new things made for my shop this weekend. I hope to have even more up soon. I hope everyone had a great Easter Weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


After a long break, I finally posted some new items in my etsy shop! Please take a look! Thanks!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Another Front Page!

Browsing the treasury, I found out I was in another front page treasury! Take a look! How exciting!

Sometime this week I hope to put new items in my shop. I haven't really been adding new things lately, and my sales reflect it. Keep your eyes open, though...this week I am going to try and add a few new items!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

How Do I Spend Time When I'm Sick?

...making treasuries to showcase other etsians' beautiful work! Please stop by and comment/click on my newest treasury!

Click HERE to enter my treasury!

It expires Monday, March 16, at 6:08 PM!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Front Page Feature!

BirdWatching Designs was featured on the front page of etsy! A lovely treasury I was featured in made it to the FP yesterday! Check it out!

That's my necklace on the top row, right corner! How cool, huh? I got 20 new hearts and almost 400 page views! Yay!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Just Listed!

Just listed today....quilted floral card holder/coin pouch! As always, let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SALE at!


In honor of my one-year etsy-versary, enjoy 25% off your entire purchase of $5 or more in my etsy shop! Please convo me for an adjustment before purchase, or wait for a revised invoice via PayPal! Thank you for celebrating with me!

Stop by today! This offer is for a limited time only!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Updated Webpage

Hey everyone! I just updated the webpage! I used a new banner that I made featuring my new text-based logo, which was created for me by selfproductiondesign!

Please stop by and take look! Here is a little sneak peek.


Friday, February 13, 2009

This Week for BirdWatching Designs

So, this week I was supposed to go down to the local TV station for an "open house" of sorts for business owners. The producer of a local shopping show called me and was interested in my owl necklaces and soaps, and thought they would be popular on her show. I was all set to go on Wednesday, but after thinking about it, decided against it. I prefer to work on my sewing projects, and if I sold soaps and necklaces on TV, I'd have to make those instead. Also, I would've had to take a day or more off work, and pay for ad time on the show on top of that. It may not have even worked out to have made me any money.

Luckily the three day weekend is here and I can stock up on items in my shops. I am eager to add some new things and keep myself busy. I have been sewing lately and have added a few new things. Here are a couple of them! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

I Met Coyotes!

One of my 08/09 season goals was to meet at least one of the players! Tonight I got to meet two! They signed my jersey, which is awesome! I got to meet Kyle Turris and Joel Perrault. Turris was super nice. He reminds me of my brother, which is weird because he is only ten days older than him! Perrault was cool too...kinda quiet but nice!

Me and Kyle Turris

Joel Perrault and I

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Crimson and Black

I snagged another treasury! This time around I made one dedicated to the Phoenix Coyotes! They need a little inspiration because they have a lot of injured players right now!

Please check it out and leave some comment and click love!!!! Thanks!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Become a Fan!

You can now join the BirdWatching Designs Fan Club on Facebook!

Feel free to post and spread the word!

In other news:
Congrats Cards! You didn't win but you played SO WELL! We'll get 'em next year!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I snagged a team treasury for Crafting in Color!

Please feel free to visit and give it some comment love (and clicks!).

Also, search for "cic team" on the etsy search bar to find tons more great items from people on the CIC Team!

Click here to visit the Treasury!:


Saturday, January 24, 2009


I got a little sewing done this weekend. Not much, but some. Hopefully more will be on its way. Here is what I got to so far:

DS Lite Case

Cell Phone Cozies

As always, let me know what you think! I love to hear it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Help BirdWatching Designs!

BirdWatching Designs is walking to benefit the American Heart Association, a Phoenix Coyotes Charity!

Our goal is to raise at least $200. So far, we have $25. Needless to say, we need your help! Please visit my personal walk page by clicking the link below and donate online today! Please help me reach my fund raising goal! Thank you!

Click Here to Donate

Monday, January 12, 2009

New Zipper Pouches!

I made some new zipper pouches yesterday! I like how they turned out! I hope to make some more when I get some new zippers.

Please take a look at them and tell me what you think!