Tuesday, 15 March 2016

March 15 2016

Well my friends, its been a very very busy season!    First we have had lots of lovely trips to Toronto,  Portland, St Louis and Seattle, and secondly we have some lovely creations at a local shop here in the sunny heart of the Market!     AND!  And, we are in talks with a boutique store in Toronto where I would love to place our lovelies (so wish us luck!)

Check it out!


 The owner, Mandy is a huge personality with a stunning smile and her staff at the shop make you feel like you belong.   And last but not least...what store is not complete without their very own dog named Pearl!

We are busy making, making, making so that we will be ready for the spring craft fairs.   We were lucky enough to find some beautiful druzy and solar quartz so we are using those a lot lately.

As usual, you can find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DawningsCustomJewelry/ and on Etsy! https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DawningsCustomDesign

See you soon!

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Who understands these things!

Feb 23 2016

In my last post I told you I joined an Etsy Resolution Group - awesome learning experience but Oh MY I don't seem to 'get' SEO.

I read, I edit, I read some more, I edit some more and well...I'm not sure its any better!

Any web fiends out there to act as editors and tell me what I'm doing wrong?  Nicely of course, I like to think I'm smart so don't pop my bubble!


Can I go back to just making stuff now please!

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Jan 2016

Well I just took a look at the date of my last blog and um, oops?    I dont seem to be very bloggish lately. I hope you forgive me!

So, well, How have you been?   Doing ok?

Dawnings has been really busy - 7 craft fairs, 22 donations to local worthy causes, we bought a new bannner, added umpteen listings to Facebook and Etsy. 

Recently we joined a Etsy Resolutions group, Canadian.  Its been really instructive actually.   I have revamped my photos, and am taking a hard look at our packaging. I am experimenting with stamping, junk mail, anything, something that will make opening one of our parcels a joy but stay within our green mandate.   I will try a few things and see what sticks!

Its minus 12 outside and I spent the whole day doing Dawnings stuff - making, packaging, posting, emailing, twittering, etsying and facebooking.    Phew!    

Hopefully I will be dropping by to chat more often!

Here are some of our latest treasures!

Here are some of my new friends from the Etsy Resolutions Group:

Vanessa Betcher
Vanessa Betcher Hi I live In Nanaimo BC I have an Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SaylorDesigns?ref=hdr_shop_menu and FB page https://www.facebook.com/VanessasClayAdventures/
Hello and Welcome to my shop! Here you will find a collection of polymer clay buttons, crochet hooks, covered mint tins and more. . If you have any
etsy.com|By SaylorDesigns
Jenny Beck
Jenny Beck Hi there,

I live in Sackville, Nova Scotia.
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I am a stay at home mom to 3 wonderful kids. I make wreaths for all seasons/occasions and I have so much fun being creative! Please…
Leigh-Anne Stefani Gill
Leigh-Anne Stefani Gill Hi everyone! I live in lovely Dundas ON and I have had my shop on Etsy since 2009
Beadwoven and beaded wire jewelry and accessories made with high quality glass beads, crystals and semi-precious stones with great…
Sarah Gillis
Sarah Gillis I live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and I make Paper Quilled cards, https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MaritimeHandcrafts
MaritimeHandcrafts offers handmade paper quilling greeting cards and wall art for that special someone or special occasion. Favorite my shop
etsy.com|By MaritimeHandcrafts
Pamela Hiscock
Pamela Hiscock HI, I'm Pamela, living in Oshawa, Ontario. My Etsy store is Stone Street Beach https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Stonestreetbeach
I also have facebook, twitter and instagram!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Stone-Street-Beach-549812281850580
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Irena Deretic
Irena Deretic Hi everyone! I'm Irena and I live in Surrey, BC. I make and sell wreaths and paper book flowers. I opened my shop just couple of months ago. www.craftsbyid.etsy.com
Welcome to my shop! I sell handmade yarn wreaths and burlap wreaths embellished with felt flowers. They will look great on your doors! They…
etsy.com|By CraftsByID

Diane Ellis
Diane Ellis I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario and I make handcrafted little dolls - called bendy dolls. I just started my Etsy shop last month. https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/3SistersPocketDolls. I also am on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/3sistersdolls/
By clicking Register, you agree to Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Etsy may send you communications; you may change your…
etsy.com|By 3SistersPocketDolls

Jordana Bingham
Jordana Bingham I'm in Vancouver selling handmade jewelry smile emoticon
Thanks for visiting my shop! All my items are handmade by me and each design is one of a kind. Favourite my shop and come back often as the
etsy.com|By ParallelFortyNine

Stephanie Dipietro
Stephanie Dipietro Hello I'm in Toronto and sell greeting cards and paper goods smile emoticon

By clicking Register, you agree to Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Etsy may send you communications; you may change your…
etsy.com|By MomentidiVita

Anna Jackson
Anna Jackson www.etsy.com/shop/OldShepandYeller
By clicking Register, you agree to Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Etsy may send you communications; you may change your…
etsy.com|By OldShepandYeller

Aisha Arslan
Aisha Arslan Hi!
I'm in Mississauga, ON.
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Chic n Bliss works to provide uniqueness in every handmade item you purchase.
etsy.com|By ChicnBliss

Leslie Napastuk
Leslie Napastuk Hello I live in Lacombe, Alberta. I make aromatherapy necklaces with lava beads, and handmade soaps vmade without soy, dairy, gluten or corn products)

Anne Pathammavong
Anne Pathammavong Another Toronto person here. I'm making shirobi products and other baby goodies. sewnwithlovebymom.etsy.com
NO MADE TO ORDER ITEMS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 16TH. Helping parents and baby find modern and minimalist baby…
etsy.com|By SewnWithLoveByMom

Julia Conway
Julia Conway Hi! I live in Summerside, PE and I sell crocheted home decor in my Etsy shop - Not Your Nanny's Knots. notyournannysknots.etsy.com
Lovingly handmade in a pet-free, smoke-free, scent-free home in Summerside, PE.
etsy.com|By NotYourNannysKnots
Dori Rainey Hi, I live in Winnipeg and I paint and do brush scripts. I've also tried some greeting cards. www.etsy.com/ca/shop/DoriLaineArt http://dorilaineartist.wix.com/dorilaine
I believe that we are shaped by our surroundings, so choosing the art that we surround ourselves with is as personal as creating it. The…
etsy.com|By DoriLaineArt
Ashley Deprez
Ashley Deprez Www.etsy.com/shop/mellowcrafts87
Januarys Specials is Birthday if you order something with birthday cake scent there will be a 15% discount. New rewards for reviews, return
etsy.com|By MellowCrafts87

Lindsey Nill Dhanoosingh
Lindsey Nill Dhanoosingh Hi, I live in Calgary and I paint mosaic animal shapes. Lndart on etsy but i post alot on instagram @lndart
By clicking Register, you agree to Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Etsy may send you communications; you may change your…
etsy.com|By LNDart

Amy Tom
Amy Tom am from Vancouver and I sell art about whimsical animals and fantastical humans. I am in the process of creating a colouring book(let)! www.amytomartdesign.etsy.com
15% off all orders store wide from January 15-31. Coupon code Jan15. I am inspired by pop culture, literary characters and anthropomorphic
etsy.com|By AmyTomArtDesign

Teri Hall
Teri Hall Teri Hal, from Bay Fortune, PEI and I create sea glass jewelry....http://ow.ly/V6KP6 https://www.facebook.com/PEIseaglassjewelry/?fref=ts

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson I'm just outside of Winnipeg MB and I like to make pretty things.
Welcome to Blacknot Farm! Enjoy my rustic and nature inspired jewelry, decor, art and designs handmade from wood, clay, paper and fabric.…
etsy.com|By BlacknotFarm

Marilène Lucas EtGeneviève Chouinard We live near Montréal, QC and we are funny photographers! www.fluophoto.etsy.com
Fluophoto vous offre un peu de folie dans votre vie! Des photos alimentaires colorées sur une foule dobjets pratiques pour la maison,…
etsy.com|By Fluophoto

Deb Car
Deb Car https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Funkydeb?ref=hdr_shop_menu
By clicking Register, you agree to Etsy's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Etsy may send you communications; you may change your…
etsy.com|By Funkydeb

Tracy Rose-Ross
Tracy Rose-Ross Hi All! Tracy here from beautiful Muskoka, Ontario with my hubby and my sleddogs. I finally started loading items to my Etsy Store this past year and I sell at Festivals, Markets, Art Trade Shows and Craft Shows. I, like many of you, like creating so m...See More
Creations include tooled and hand stitched leather, carved wood, bone and antler, sculpted paper and wire. Dont be surprised to find…
etsy.com|By GypsyPlaid