Friday, June 29, 2007

Been awhile

I added a new link to Crafts Galore. If you follow the buttons link on this page, it takes you to a list of sellers on Etsy and somehow you vote for my shop. I'm not exactly sure what the voting process does, maybe moves the banners up and down? Anyway, wanted to ask you to click on it so maybe I could figure out the point. :) I just looked at it and it says "vote for Krazy Kater", now isn't that different. Have no idea where the "R" at the end came from. Thanks for your help.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Krazy Week!

Krazy, busy week this week! So nice to have a minute free to update this blog! I got a sweet, sweet note from sweetspice. Very nice customer that requested tags that were a new idea to me. I was able to produce them and got them shipped to sweetspice and she was kind enough to mention my work in her blog. The tags seem to be good sellers! Who would have thunk it? Spent some time this week shopping at thrift stores with my friend, Linda this week. Got some goodies that look like they have promise to be fun to work with. Got any ideas for a huge bag of wine corks? I'm thinking on it.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sam and I were playing in the shop this morning, coming up with new ideas for collage blocks. Here's a sneak preview of what to expect for new listings on Etsy. If anyone has any special desires for their own unique collage blocks, feel free to let us know! We will customize orders. Now, it's off to our great nephew, Tyler's, birthday barbeque! Happy Birthday Tyler!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Why I'm Krazy Kate

My grand daughter asked me to share the origin of my shop name, I think it embarrasses her! One of my little brothers was confused too, wondering who this Krazy Kate is! So, here tis. I was bouncing around names with my good friend Frankie, trying to figure out what would work, be different, and have quick recognition for the new etsy store. She asked if I had ever had any nicknames. The only one I could think of wasn't something I wanted to use because it was something my Dad called me on occasion when I was little and was, "kissy Kate". Would have been kind of silly sounding. She started coming up with great alliteration on words that could work with Kate. Krazy was decided on because I do have a tendency to be a little different (and that's fine with me because that is how God works in my life). My real name is Kathleen and I go by Kathi. Now, my grand daughter should be pleased!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

First day running

I'm a novice at going anywhere beyond email and finally decided that everyone is a novice at some point. I decided to take the plunge and try my hand at starting a blog. Wow, this program is a great help! For those of you who know me from Etsy, here's where I'll be sharing news from Krazy Kate Designs. I'm an over the top grandma too, so no doubt there will be news of my family too. What fun to have a forum to be able to share what new ideas are simmering in my brain. Sometimes, the simmer becomes a boil and something new is born. Othertimes, the burner gets turned off and I'm left with the knowledge I learned something valuable even if I did make a mess! I want to take a moment to thank my great friend and mentor Frankie Kins. Without Frankie's gentle encouragement and knowledge, there would never have been a Krazy Kates shop. Frankie, you're wonderful and I truly love you "to the moon".
Thought I'd throw in a picture of our little shack out back where we play with wood. I am able to take the picture cause our trailer that normally would block the shop is sitting in the high country for the summer!
This blog, just as life, will be continually evolving as I learn more. Any comments are surely appreciated!