Saturday, January 15, 2011

Cleaning House

So this year my resolution was to get rid of everything I don't use - I've taken three carloads of stuff to Goodwill so far this year (yep, only the 15th, so that's pretty good in my book!) and now we are down from having three fake trees to just two. It's a long story, but we're actually keeping the two. One for real presents, one for white elephant presents. And they're only 3 feet tall, so they don't take up that much space... I know, excuses, excuses.

But I'm cleaning out my studio, too. Getting rid of old stuff, making room for new work. I actually have a whopping 1/4 of my shop in my SALE section and everything in the SALE section is 40% off through the end of the month! It's all one of a kind, so be sure to not pass it up if you want it!

And happy new year!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Well, poo....

I wish I had better news to report, and this news is particularly hard for me. I don't usually do giveaways, promotions, etc., and with my new life and love for the world (as experienced through my six-month-old daughter) I've loosened up a bit, and this holiday season decided to give a few of them a try.

And I learned a lesson in the process.

I learned that the promotions that are within my sole control are a good idea. Ones that require collaboration are not. After weeks and weeks of trying, I have been completely unsuccessful in getting in touch with Veronica Willngham, the artist who was supposed to be giving away earrings to my customers.

And I am sick about this.

Some of the would-be earring recipients were old customers and friends, some were new. I believe in my heart that the people that I have worked with before know that I never would have done a giveaway on a whim, or without reason to trust the person I was working with on it. And I didn't. And I wouldn't. But as I have learned people may change, and things don't always work out the way that you plan.

So because the only thing I have control of is me, I will be giving something to all those who were supposed to receive earrings and did not. It will be in the form of Moxie & Oliver goods (trust me, you don't want earrings that I make - it's been years and the last set involved fishing lures), so if you were supposed to and did not receive your earrings, please contact me by email (caitlin [at] before January 31.

Thanks for your understanding and support - and happy 2011!