August 26, 2013

Checking the Mail (Something kinda fun, and do you have an Etsy shop??)


(A few Instagram "latelies", because I don't like posting without pictures) :)


So Saturday I checked my mailbox (not my real one, but you know, the metal one on the pole outside my house) and do you know what was in it?? 
Nothin'. 
Isn't that one of the saddest feelings? For some reason I always have a little bit of giddy anticipation when walking out to check the mail. Like even though I haven't ordered anything, maybe there is something exciting in there anyway! Like a letter (a what?) from an old friend or a random package, or if I'm really lucky the newest J. Crew catalog! :) And hopefully it's not just me that feels a little depressed and slightly embarrassed when I face the rejection of an empty mailbox staring back at me. (Ok, so I make too big a deal out of things sometimes. Whatever.)

Anyway, I thought my mailbox was empty on Saturday, but it turns out there was something in there....A Magical Idea! It made me think that we should totally have a "happy mail" giveaway on ruffles and stuff! I'll round up a bunch of fun little sponsors and etsy shops to donate and send out one little item each. And the winner of the giveaway will get a bunch of fun and random things all in separate little packages and have happy mail for days and days! Won't that be so fun?? I totally want to win this giveaway, dude. I'm all excited.

So, I thought I would ask here first...do any of you lovely dears have an Etsy/Big Cartel shop?? Or anything like that? Or does a friend of yours have one? If you do and you have something smallish that you'd like to give away, I would be thrilled to include it. And you will have your shop shared with everyone in the giveaway post so it would be a win/win! You can leave me a comment here about it, or email me with your shop/company info and item that you'd like to donate and we'll go from there. 

OK. In the mean time, I'm off to see if I can find some fun shops/sponsors myself. This'll be fun. :O)

Happy Monday, you all!
Love you!
-Disney

(P.S. Friday. Pink hair.)



66 comments:

  1. love this idea! Can't wait to see what you pull together! I don't have an active shop, but I've found a bunch of fun ones if you'd like me to e-mail you a list of my faves!:)

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  2. I love it! I'll email you now :)

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  3. I don't have an Etsy shop, but I do make something that should work. I'd be willing to send some hair ties: http://craftysundries.com/2013/07/02/tutorial-fold-over-elastic-hair-ties/ And if you send me an email (craftysundries@gmail.com) with your address, I'd be willing to mail you some too!

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  4. Why, yes I do! I will send you a link.

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  5. I (aka Shipwreck Beads) would LOVE to contribute something! I'd be more than happy to send you a gift card and some swag. I have been a big fan of your blog for a long time so just let me know what you want me to do.
    ~Kelsy
    http://looseendscraftblog.com
    kelsy@shipwreckbeads.com

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  6. Aww, you make me wish I had an Etsy shop so I could join in the fun! (I have one, but it is Completely Empty.) I love getting things in the mail too... and I always feel a little embarrassed when the mailbox is empty too!

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  7. You? Pink hair?? CAN'T WAIT!!!
    I love getting mail too!! :-) Looking forward to the giveaway!

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  8. I feel the same way about checking the mail. Especially since we have a real mailbox now instead of an apartment mailbox! I have an Etsy shop but sadly, it is empty because I have not been brave enough to actually list anything. This might be just the kick in the behind I need! I would love to send something! (I make totes, little girls' dresses, and working on some women's dresses and crochet scarves). I have a beautiful green infinity scarf made out of the softest green yarn that I could send to you if you would like?! I made some dresses for the shop but my little one keeps falling in love with them and they end up in her closet! :)

    jumbledbookcase(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I have two etsy shops! In one I sell purses and accessories, and in the other vintage sheets by the fat quarter. I'd love to contribute something from one of my shops!

    My shop names are Sew Lovely Designs and Sew Lovely Vintage :)

    Email me at aubin_db@rogers.com

    Thanks!

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  10. i looove this idea. i love getting mail!

    viciousandrotten(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I can donate a copy of my book The Dirty Sweatpants of the Lost Colony!

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Dirty-Sweatpants-Lost-Colony/dp/1491069333/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377566190&sr=8-1&keywords=the+dirty+sweatpants+of+the+lost+colony

    You can email me at juliehoover AT gmail DOT com. :D I would looooove to win this.

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  12. Oh! I would love to donate an item! My e-mail is moonofsilver@gmail.com and my etsy is https://www.etsy.com/shop/moonofsilver

    I have a knitted market bag that will be perfect for donation! I have one ready (none in my shop, e-mail me if you want a picture!)

    this is so CUTE!

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  13. I commented on facebook, but since it looks like most are commenting here, I thought I should do it here, too! My etsy shop is https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweettoothstudio and my facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/sweettoothstudioart. I could give a pendant, earrings, ribbon bracelet, or bookmark - let me know what you'd like! This is so generous of you to give those of us with shops some publicity and what a fun way to do it! I have followed you for years and was really sad when you decided you weren't going to blog much anymore. I'm glad you are still here inspiring us!

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  14. I LOVE getting mail! That's so fun! I have an etsy shop, too. It's called That's Happy! I'd be happy to give away a pair of earrings or a ring. Here's the link: http://thatshappyshop.etsy.com and my email is thatshappyshop@gmail.com.

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  15. Neat idea! I'd be willing to give a real country twine wrapped vase from my Etsy shop: WhispersOfJOY Would love to hear from you! mjimpola@hotmail.com Thanks for the invite!
    -Molly

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  16. LOVE this. I feel the same way about empty mailboxes, and packages are often the highlight of my day (not that I get that many, but still). :)

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  17. Oh I love this idea! I just yesterday started making some sweet little earrings that I haven't yet gotten into my shop yet, and I'd love to send out a pair to the winner! What an awesome giveaway (and one I'd love to win!). My shop is Lily Ann's Sweet Curiosities, and you can email me at tcroach454(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  18. I do not have a shop, but I would be happy to make a little something to give to someone. lovely idea! let me know :) aprilscraftnest.blogspot.com

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    1. and I'll send the same to you if you send me your address :) :)

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  19. Hi there! I would love to donate a photograph from my Etsy shop, Sunshine by Sara. I love your idea, what fun. :)
    My Etsy shop address is https://www.etsy.com/shop/SunshinebySara and my email is sunshinebysara@hotmail.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Sara :)

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  20. Hi there! I would love to donate a photograph from my Etsy shop, Sunshine by Sara. I love your idea, what fun. :)
    My Etsy shop address is https://www.etsy.com/shop/SunshinebySara and my email is sunshinebysara@hotmail.com

    Looking forward to hearing from you!
    Sara :)

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  21. LOVE this idea! Ooooo I hope I win one! In the meantime, I'd love to donate an item from my shop :)
    seekerofhappiness.etsy.com

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  22. I'm in! Love this idea! www.thisdayshop.etsy.com

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  23. Oh dear, it reminds me of A Charlie Brown Christmas when he goes to the mailbox and there are no Christmas cards for him..."Hellooooo in there....RATS. No one sent ME a Christmas Card today." :(

    Sounds like a fun Giveaway! I just sent you an e-mail with our Etsy shop - Pretty Wit.
    Genevieve

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  24. I feel exactly the same! Even when I get junk mail it's better than nothing somehow. Haha!
    I'm excited to see how much of your hair you're going to dye pink and how you'll style it!
    I don't have an etsy, but I have a storeenvy! It's not very full at the moment, but I've been making tons of bracelets lately that I can add. I'd love to send you something for your giveaway!
    http://calamaridesigns.storeenvy.com
    You can also email me at calamari.designs@gmail.com :)

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  25. What a great idea! PS I'd take an empty mailbox over a mailbox with bills. :)

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  26. Ha Ha, I totally agree! I am trying to raise money for our upcoming adoption (5th child, 2nd adoption) with my little Etsy shop- would love to surprise someone with Happy Mail and share the love! https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseAndRuffle =) Bethany

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  27. Well, this is exciting!!
    I have two shops on etsy for big and small girls offering mostly crocheted jewelry and accessories. I would love to offer headbands / bracelets and rings (and some vintage kids' scarves too). The links for both:https://www.etsy.com/shop/sewella and https://www.etsy.com/shop/Crochetella
    My e-mail: mayakuzman(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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  28. SO good to see you still have little Ace. My heart breaks for these little babies and children whos parents dont/cant care for them. Having a 4 month old at the moment (and an 8 yr old) (oh they are my own but we have looked into fostering-it might come later) it really hits home for me and I hope you get to keep him long term as he would think you are his Mama and it would be terrible for him to be taken away in the future. Dear little things they are. Im glad he has you to love him!

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  29. Hi Disney,

    Sent you an email. :)

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  30. What a GREAT idea! I would love to contribute :) www.etsy.com/shop/cjandvox

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  31. thanks for the picture of the sweet baby!!! i could cuddle him all day- right!!!

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  32. I'm happy to contribute, too. www.etsy.com/shop/bybmg

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  33. Hi there! I have an etsy shop and I'd love to play. :) I love the idea of someone getting tons of fun in the mail. My etsy shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/viridianmuse and my facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/viridianmuse I create little fairy ornaments, original arts,photography as well as tutus and crowns. I'd gladly give a fairy, or custom art piece, or photography...oh heck, anything :) Thanks for such a fun time!

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  34. How Fun!! I'm in!!! I have an Etsy shop with larger things but I make cute fabric bows for big girls that I would love to include. My shop is JenaDelFey, email is kelmcbr@yahoo.com

    Keli

    PS I love Ruffles & Stuff!

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  35. How fun! My etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/simpleanalogy is currently in vacation mode until after Labor Day, but I would love to donate a yellow chevron tote as part of the mail fun! You can see one here http://simpleanalogy.typepad.com/simple_analogy/2013/01/new-additions.html
    If you need a picture for a post before labor day let me know, and I'll email you one.

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  36. How fun! I would love to donate an item. My shop is http://whimsicalcreations.bigcartel.com/ My e-mail is melanieadey at hotmail dot com.

    :)

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  37. Sounds fabulous! I love getting mail and packages are the best!

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  38. Well, this is such a cool idea and it would be the "kick in the bootie" I need to get more stuff photographed and listed in my Etsy store! http://www.etsy.com/shop/jennevans I can donate canvas minis or some recent original watercolor greeting cards. Let me know: jennevans@owc.net is my email. :)

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  39. I have an etsy site- www.buddhaandthebean.com that has baby bibs and burp cloths. I would be happy to send a bib to the winner:) They could keep it if they have little ones or gift it if not:)
    Let me know!

    Alexandra

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  40. Hi Disney - I'm a children's illustrator and I've been considering selling prints, but I'd be happy to start by donating one! My website is http://www.liamarcoux.com; I don't have a shop anywhere yet, but I'm thinking of setting one up. What a cute idea! I love getting mail, but then I save it so now I have boxes of letters and cards (but then seeing them makes me feel loved, so it's worth the space). : )

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  41. Great idea Disney! I have an etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LizsKnits, I'll willingly donate something :)

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  42. What a great idea! I have an etsy shop and would love to contribute something! I will contact you this week. :)

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  43. I'd donate a pattern or 2 for ya luvs! I love mail!
    www.etsy.com/shop/veryshannon

    www.veryshannon.com

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  44. I can donate one of my unicorn headbands (it's my top seller).
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlaytimeProps
    Although, I guess if I donate something I can't win... :(

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  45. Best idea ever! I'm so excited!

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  46. I'm in! I'll donate one of my small cash and card wallets.

    hotbutter.etsy.com
    mosthotbutter[at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. I have a beginnings of an etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/people/chelsie83 I do some small crocheted things and I'd be happy to donate something. I totally want to win, too! :)

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  48. I have cotton robes in my shop. They are universal sized, and I wouldn't mind donating one or two so you can spread some sunshine. Also, they aren't in the shop at the moment but I take the fabric scraps to make patchwork pillows.
    bitsofmoxy.com

    This is nice, now I have a few shops to visit (thanks to the comments).


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  49. Love this and would be thrilled to be included. Will donate one of my hand dyed, plant dyed vintage doilies.

    Georgia
    merryvine.etsy.com
    homeatdusk@yahoo.com

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  50. I just heard about this - what a cute idea! :) My shop: www.etsy.com/shop/mustarddandelion
    haleygregg@yahoo.com

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  51. I would love to include something - my etsy shop is closed right now due to schedule issues but should be opening back up this weekend. www.etsy.com/shop/rags2retro jlclewell@yahoo.com

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  52. When I saw your post I was so excited! I've stalked your blog for quite a while now, and I would be honored if you would like to share my items with the lucky "happy mail" recipient. Hopefully this comment isn't too late in the making, if so I'll just have to jump in some other time. =) My Etsy shop is here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBonnieLass?ref=search_shop_redirect. Whatever you'd like to give away is up for grabs, your pick!

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  53. how wonderful! I don't have an Etsy store but I look forward to exploring some new ones with this lovely idea!
    finding happy mail just makes my day, it will be such a blessing for the lucky winner!

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  54. I hope it's not too late! I'd love to donate one of my paper elephant banners! The only color listed in my shop currently is orange, but I have some girly colors too that I have not posted yet :)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinylittleforest

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  55. I would like to enter, and to donate! My etsy shop MerrifieldStudio has knitting and tatting things. How about a book mark? Let me know. amymcglynnATaolDOTcom.

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  56. What a sweet and darling idea! I'd love to contribute something. I do appliqué tshirts and custom dresses, skirts, pants, and shorts for children. My Etsy shop is aBc Children's Designs...email is abcchildrensdesigns (at) gmail (dot) com. Your blog is always a delight and I love the skating photos :)

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  57. I could donate. I thrift fabric and have a few neat things in my stash that I haven't even listed because I'm afraid people will love them and buy them. Or that they won't love them and buy them! Maybe you could chose several winners since it seems a bunch of people are willing to donate? ^__^ I also want to be picked too! I would totally choose fabric to give away I think.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/RonjasVintageRoses?ref=si_shop

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  58. This is so fun! I hope I am not too late! My shop is called RaindropsTops, https://www.etsy.com/shop/raindropstops, and I sell handsewn felt finger puppets.



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  59. I'd love to donate, too! If I'm not too late, my site is here:

    http://mayasa.storenvy.com

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  60. Oh, I love this! You are so wonderful and thoughtful and caring! Inspiring(:

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  61. If it's not too late, I'd love to donate! Here's my Etsy shop :)

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/RaspberryCreek

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  62. I'll donate too! I sell hooded towels :)

    kristin.sellars(at)gmail(dot)com
    www.lubirdbaby.com

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  63. I want to donate... WWW.shannonmakesstuff.blogspot.com

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