Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Facebook Giveaway Coming SOON

Hello Blog followers!
The Holidays are upon us and I figured what better to celebrate than a giveaway!
I never know what to give when I do freebies like this, especially because I do baby items. So I have been doing a lot of Gift Certificate giveaways and really enjoy them. I love that you can decide what to get! You can even give it away and really share the love this season!
Now to the details.
I am giving away a Gift Certificate for $32.50!

I am hosting a Cute Baby Photo Contest.
Submit a photo of your baby to thecraftytortoise@gmail.com by December 10th, 2011 to have a chance to win.
The photos will be posted on my Facebook page in an album titled "Cute Baby Photo Contest" the photo with the most "LIKES" will win the Gift Certificate!
You will need to watch my Facebook page to know when the giveaway starts! It will start as soon as I reach 1000 people that LIKE my page. Once I reach 1000 LIKES the giveaway will start and I will keep the contest going for 2 weeks!

More than one photo  will not count towards multiple entries, Please enter 1 photo per baby.
I am not responsible for unrecorded entries due to computer or internet problems.
Winner will be chosen at the end of the contest. Photo with the most LIKES will win.
This giveaway is open to US and International addresses.
Prize code will be emailed to the email address received after contacting the winner/winners. I am not responsible for prizes not received due to internet problems.
Baby photos must be your own or a relative.
Professional photos or candid photos are allowed.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Owl Hat Pattern Now Available

My owl baby hat crochet pattern is now available in my etsy shop! It is $3.50 and includes 4 different sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and Toddler 1-3 years.

I have gotten a lot of request for this hat. It is a great square base hat and includes the pattern for the eyes and beak!

A wonderful hat to crochet for your baby to be or grand baby to be! Customize colors to your content! You will also get the right to sell finished hats (see pattern listing for details).

Get the finished hat here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79103962/square-owl-baby-hat-newborn-to-3-months

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Crocheters to the Rescue

I know I have not blogged in a while and there is a good reason for that. The Crafty Tortoise has been BOOMING! I have been super busy because of this and only have my fans/customers to thank... so THANK YOU!
My shop has rocketed up and away! I have more than doubled my sales this year, and was finding it very hard to keep up. That is when I brought in the Calvary. My shop is still Handmade, just not all handmade by me. I now have a group of suppliers helping me out. Quality is still my main concern. I make sure every stitch looks perfect before your hats go out.

What does this mean for you?

This means more patterns, more original designs and more growth for my business! This is great news for my customers and even better news for your little ones. I am able to still get orders out, but now I am able to create as well.
The Crafty Tortoise is still handmade, still modern, still quality, just faster!

This change will hopefully help move The Crafty Tortoise toward a Ready To Ship status in the future.

Melissa Wenn
Fiber Artist
The Crafty Tortoise