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Sunday, January 22, 2012

We are not so different you and I! (Sports fans and cosplayers)

I was siitting here this evening thinking of an interesting conundrum. You see there are two groups of people that dress up in outlandish outfits and go to events. The first category being sports fans, and the second being cosplayers. Now when we think about this logically how is it any different to dress up in your favorite team gear, with paint all over your face, to go to a game versus dressing up in your favorite garb or as your favorite character and going to a Con? I see no difference. In fact once may say they are quite similar. So next time you laugh at someone dressing up as a Victorian lady, think about if you have a sports jersey in your closet of your favorite sports player. You are woven of the same cloth.

Seriously thee proof is in the pudding here.





Monday, January 9, 2012

New and interesting things!

 We have started a new venture! Steampunk weapons! Though it is in its first stages, I think we are doing pretty well for just winging it. I (Nicole) am going to take point on making them, with some additions by Penny. They are a lot of fun to make, you just need a ton of air flow in the room, or you get a head ache from the paint. I am really excited about this new adventure, and hope that our shoppers love them as much as I do. Here are a couple previews of our new weapons!
Hopefully we can sell these at the convention we are going to (SheVAcon) which is a sci-fi, horror, and fantasy convention!

Also keep your eyes open over the next couple weeks, we will be adding some Valentine's day gifts to our Etsy shop!



Saturday, December 10, 2011

10% off coupon this weekend only!

Come and get 10% off all purchases this weekend only! Sale ends Monday, so act fast and buy buy buy!!!

Enter the code SAVE10 at check out!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our facebook raffle and some other stuff too.

Well this post comes a little late, but better late than never I say.

We decided when we hit 50 followers that we would do a raffle for a free vase or salt and pepper shakers in the colors of the winners choice. So we finally hit 50 follows, and had our drawing. A friend of mine was the lucky winner, and she asked that we surprise her with some shakers of our choice. So we went a little off the beaten path with these, but I think they are awesome and suit Ava! She might have gotten some other free goodies in the box as well.


We will also be doing a raffle when we hit 100 followers; so if you havent liked us on facebook yet come do it!!  Here is out linkage for that:
http://www.facebook.com/CalicoPalaceShop


In other news, we are working on  getting some awesome stuff listed on the Etsy site this week. We have a couple really cool christmas tree collages listed, so come check them out. Crystal did an amazing job!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CalicoPalaceShop?section_id=10565326
This week also brings up some new sale items in our holiday sale section!!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CalicoPalaceShop?section_id=10734877
Even more cooler is that Penny and Nicole will be listing new items all week long, so keep your eyes out!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CalicoPalaceShop

Later Gaters,
Nicole

Monday, November 21, 2011

AHA! I found the link! Etsy Rock Stars ROCKIN Holiday sales event.

So this year for the holidays sever Etsians and I have created a sale event. Its big, its bad ass, and you should really check it out or you are sucky.

The link is to the group leaders blog post about each individual shop that is participating in the sales event. I think most of the sales last up through Cyber Monday, then they are done. So you should hop on top of these and buy while we have em.

http://etsyrockstars.blogspot.com/2011/11/etsy-rock-stars-rockin-holiday-sales.html

Custom works, sales, and awesome etsy friends.

Have family heirlooms or vintage jewelry that doesn’t fit your style? Bring it to us and we can repurpose it to fit you. We offer anything from taking the jewelry and making it into home d├ęcor, to making more modern pieces from vintage jewelry.
Send us an email and pictures and we can create a custom piece just for you. Prices will vary depending on how much you want done!

We also can develop a completely custom vase for you. We have done two custom jars to be used for lotions that had a 70s hippy theme, as well as jars for ovarian cancer awareness. The options are endless, just shoot us an email at calicopalaceshop@gmail.com

Dont forget our sales going on in our etsy shop!!!

To see sales from some of my kick ass friends on etsy click the "etsy rock stars" link on the side of this blog. 
Some really awesome artists, and amazing people. 

Anyway here are some examples of the custom works we can do!







Sunday, November 20, 2011

First craft show, Black Friday sales, and life

So we had our first craft show this past weekend in Powhatan. We didnt sell much, but we learned a lot about how to set up booths! We also passed out a ton of business cards so that people could order off our website, apparently not taking credit cards is bad. (Its a craft show I thought people would know cash) So anyway we ordered a "Square" which will make it possible for us to accept credit cards by swiping them directly into our Iphones. Pretty darn nifty if you ask me.

Here is info on the Square: https://squareup.com/

This week kicks off our first Holiday sale. We have A TON of sales, and an entire section of 21 items listed on sale. Some items are up to half off their original price So come check check it out.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/CalicoPalaceShop?section_id=10734877

So I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, and have not to crazy a time over the next couple weeks in prep for the Holidays. I know I am going crazy right now with everything. I am moving to a bigger house on the 30th of this month, then another craft show on the 3rd of December. So I am kinda crazy chicken right now. But hey I can handle presssure (not).
So what are ya'lls holiday plans?

Smooches to all,
Nicole