Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blog Giveaways

Wanted to share some blog giveaways with you all!
First This gal I met years ago on eBay throught Age*Before*Beauty or AB4B. She has an amazing giveaway on her blog..... Head over to to get a chance to win these awesome witches' potion bottles for your holiday home.
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ANOTHER fun GIVEAWAY is at The Painted Daisy Blog just come by and follow the blog and you will get a chance to win her prize. Tell folks about her blog and you get another chance for everyone you tell. Just make sure you come back and comment on the blog how many folks you told. List her giveaway on your blog and you get more chances...Again come and post your blog's link...get  you some followers too
What will you win? 5 oz Chocolate Margaritas Soap! Made with real Tequila!

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Last but certainly not least come by Show Me The Crafts Blog at and become a follower and you will get a chance to win one of my Shweet Annie Tree 10" Dolls or Large Ornies.
Again you blog about us and get another chance make sure to commet in the blog giving your link so we can come check out your blog!
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Just Look at all the free fun things you can get a chance at winning. Most of these have a deadline of Sept 30 so you better get busy following and blogging!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Country Craft Show Online ... Almost Show Time Do You Have Your Booth?

SHOP TIL YOU DROP at The Never-Ending Craft Show, Country Craft Show Online ~ OPEN 24/7/365! Enjoy the Ambience & Charm of our Country Craft Show Online right from your Own Home! Craft Treasures, Candles, Collectibles, Gifts, Home Decor and More, Prizes, Contests, Games and FREE Gifts Galore!!

WOW! What a concept an online craft show that runs 24/7 every day of the year and never closes.
Come by Country Craft Show  Online and See what all the excitement is about.

Let's see the show is open year round every single day and all day and night long. You can get your own easy to build booth HERE
Every show DJ gives away a WHOLE MESS of GOOD PRIZES JUST TO THE VENDORS... Drawings will be held and You might be the lucky winner of one of the prizes listed below. 
Rusty Tin Roof CRAFTY CAMEO AD - Value $25
Rusty Tin Roof CRAFTY WEB DIR AD - Value $10.00
Crafter Marketplace 1 Yr. HOMEPAGE AD – Value $100.00
Crafter Marketplace 1 Yr. MEMBERSHIP- Value $25.00

Annie Doodle Craft Mall 1 Yr. HOMEPAGE AD – Value $120.00
Annie Doodle Craft Mall 1 Yr. MEMBERSHIP- Value $25.00
Cockadoodle Country Co Op 1 Yr. CAT. PAGE AD- Value $50.00
Cockadoodle Country Co Op 1 Yr. MEMBERSHIP- Value $12.00
Olde Barn Primitives 1 Yr. SPOTLIGHT AD- Value $25.00
Country Crafts Directory 1 Yr. MEMBERSHIP- Value $20.00
Country Peddlers Marketplace 1 Yr. MEMBERSHIP- Value $25.00
Olde Thyme Marketplace 1 Yr. MEMBERSHIP- Value $25.00
Country Craft Show Online 1 Yr. HOMEPAGE AD- Value $100.00
Country Craft Show Online 1 Yr. CAT. PAGE AD- Value $60.00

Wanted to let ya know that when there is a scheduled BIG Show there are always Door Prizes that are given out the the general public. So in addition to the chance to win a vendor's prize come by and play the games and trivia and you might be the lucky winner of a Show Prize. I heard from the grapevine that there will be some awesome prizes this show. New show starts Sept 30 so hurry and get your booth now! Mark your calenders for Sept 30 and come by and see all the prizes, games, freebies and of course the booths!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Come By and check out the NEKKKKKKKED Dollies (now dressed)

Hey all we would love to have you all stop by Diana's blog Down Hidden Farmlane and vote on your favorite Doll. All these dolls started out as NEKKKKKKED Dollies made by one gal and then mailed to another gal who looked at the dollie...listened to her and dressed her.

Of course I have a Dollie and her Cat in the Poll and if you want to vote for her and her kitty that would be awesome.

Come on over and cast your vote...polls end soon

Challenges are so much fun to do. Follow Diana's blog and you can join our next challenge too!
thanks diana for such an inspiring and fun challenge
(Kitty will be a pattern soon)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Come check out my SassySoapsNSuch blog to win

Come by my SassySoapsNSuch blog to see how you can be the winner of one of my new soaps!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Autism Awarness Charity Auctions On eBay

This month Age*Before*Beauty eBay group is hosting a charity auction on eBay for Autism Not for Profits. Each of our members is listing items August 1-7 and can relist them the whole month long. They will be donating a % of each item sold to their choice of an Autism Charity Worldwide.

You can find the auctions by searching eBay AB4B Autism or clicking HERE There are all kinds of creations being listed from Autism Themed to Halloween and even Uncle SAM. I hear from the grapevine soon their will be tags and soaps and even a couple Christmas creations.

Here are a couple of the listings and there are a lot more to come.....
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Here is one from me, Always Crafty 2
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Now I have to share a short story with ya about this amazing dad I met on eBay He is not part of AB4B but he is someone who is now dear to my heart!
Here is a little about Richard and Sarah
"My name is Richard and my daughter Sarah has Autism. I'm a father on a mission. A mission to be a voice for our children. But I need your help. I am only one man, I only have one voice and my voice is not very loud. My wish is to have every Parent, Teacher, Family Member and Caregiver who knows someone with Autism to take a stand and be their voice.For me buttons have been a small but effective way of educating others about Autism. I think of them as personal bumper stickers. As a father with an Autistic child, I am dedicated to raising awareness. If you have an idea for a button please email me."
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Richard and Sarah have touched by heart and inspired me to step up and do more for Autism Awareness. I created Sarah her own personalized Autism Bunny and they returned the favor by sending me some of their magnets and buttons.
You can send them a product picture or logo and they can create them into buttons, magnets and more... Check out their shops for your advertising needs and more!
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Monday, June 29, 2009

$5.00 Monday on Etsy from ETC

Today only is $5.00 Monday from the Etsy Texas Crafters Team. Come over and check out the forum and see the listing of the shoppes involved.

You can find all the $5.00 listings under ALL ITEMS ETC5 in the search box under tags.

Sassy Soaps N Such is offering $5.00 epatterns, some of our dolls and computer pets

Come over and get some holiday shopping done now.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Blog and I need some loving....

Always Crafty 2 started our own blog for our dolls and pattern and we need some followers. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

So I am going to be running a contest for the next 3 weeks. If you sign up to follow my Shweet Potato Dolls Blog you get your name into a hat. If you add me to your blog and let me know you get your name in a second time. IF you talk about my new blog on YOUR Blog you can get your name in the hat again. That is a total of 3 times you can get your name in the hat and more if you have more than one blog like some of us. What will you win?????

Well YOU will win your choice of one of my Shweet Potato Doll e-Patterns.

I am working on adding patterns everyday so there should be a few more to pick from at the end of 3 weeks.

So love to have you follow me and I would love to add YOU to my new blog roll too.

NOW if you don't own a printer and win I will mail you the pattern of your choice. What if you don't sew?????? Well we'll figure that out if I draw your name.
You can check out our patterns at the following places
Have a Shweet Day from Sandi and Shweet Potato Dolls Blog!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two New Always Crafty 2 Patterns!

Sandi turned 50 on Sunday and Monday she sat down and wrote up 2 new patterns with 2 more in the works!
Come by her webstore and check them out!
You can get a PDF or e-Pattern which is great for those of us who don't like to wait. Pay and Download OR you can order the Paper Pattern and Sandi will cover the shipping if you like in the U.S.A.
Paper Patterns

Both Patterns would make up awesome for Craft Shows and end of the school year gifts.

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Awareness Ornies/Bowl Fillers
2 different sizes of ribbons with endless ways to use them!

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Shweet Americana Raggedy Annie and Andy
This pattern is 17 pages long, 4 colorful pictures of the dolls,2 doll pattern, one turorial, and lots of helpful hints and suggestions on how to quickly make up your dolls.

Thanks for peeking!
Finished creations from these patterns are in our Country Fried Primitive Shoppe
Love to have you stop over........

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Free Shipping at Sassy Soaps N Such on etsy

We are offering free USA shipping on all Dolls at Sassy Soaps N Such on Etsy
We have a new line of dolls called Shweet Potato Dolls
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and even Soaps for Dad- Fishing Soaps
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See ya soon!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Come help Name this New BABY

need a name...... My momma grew me this weekend but she just can't think of a name for me. Inspiration for me came from Carm with Shweet Potato Designs.

You can what inspired my Momma to grow me at

If you can think of a name for me please post a comment on Sassy Soaps N Such Blog

...... IF my Momma picks the name you suggested she will send you a prize.

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Daddy will choose my winning name this weekend so please help name me soon.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hey all I am Sandi with Always Crafty 2 and the principal writer on a crafting blog.
Today I added a tutorial on decoarting soaps.
Thought with Mother and Father's Day as well as graduation coming up it would be a fun thing to do with the kids or even just yourself.

I had a blast working on these.

Also would be a fun thing to add to your craft shows.

So please come by and take a peek

Love to have you add us to your blog roll too

Come see how to make these
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or maybe for DAD
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The winner of my Faux Chocolate Bunny is...........

Congrats to LIZ with Craft from My Heart! You are the lucky winner of one of my Faux Chocolate Bunnies! I will email ya for your mailing address!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

First Monday Specials -Team Etsy Tx and Us

Well it is the First Monday of the Month and Sassy Soaps n Such is once again joining our fellow Texas artists on Etsy by running a First Monday Special in our Etsy Shoppe.
We are actually running 2 specials and just in time for Easter. Order Monday and NO SHIPPING COST in the USA on all our DOLLS and Ornies! Not only that we Added 10 NEW Shweet Potato Dolls and 5 New 'Puter Pets. 'Puter Pets are small dolls that are the perfect size to sit a top your monitor and bring a smile to your face. We will be added several more 'Puter Pets tomorrow and also couple more dolls.
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You can find our shoppe at

ALSO all our soaps are Buy one get one free. YOUR free soap will be the same soap you order. So you are getting 2 for the price of 1. Our Easter Egg Soaps are perfect for those baskets and hunts!
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Now wanted to share with you where you can find all the specials from our Team Etsy Texas!
Here is the link to the etsy promo thread for APRIL’s First MondaySale:

we'd love to see what you think about our specials.

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HAVE a great Monday and we'll see YOU at the Handmade place......Etsy. Remember look for Sassysoapsnsuch under username or just click on this link and away you go

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Come comment on my BLOG and win

Hello everyone! Sandi here! Come by my blog and check out all the new creations. While you are there post a comment on my April 1 posting and you might be the lucky winner of this faux choclolate bunny!
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Monday, March 2, 2009


Would you like to win this HAND PAINTED GARDEN FLAG?
Just sign up for "Craft From My Heart" FREE newsletter and you could win!! Just click on the link:

Monday, February 16, 2009

Come by and check out the specials and you might be a winner too

Hi all! One of ETSY'S Street Team called Trinkets to Treasures or T2T Team is holding a Bunny Shop Hop! YES Sandi is part of this street team!

Trinkets 2 Treasures Street Team or T2T Team is a group of etsy artists, designers and sellers who work in shabby/cottage, retro, country and primitive with a vintage flair.
You can find all our listings by typing T2T search box.
Come by and visit with us!

While you are visiting our shops be on the look out for the Bunny Graphic that says “YOU FOUND ME”. Image Hosting by
Each product showing a bunny graphic is offering a special. Also all USA buyers are entered into a drawing for a basket.
Sassysoapsnsuch's special for the Bunny Shop Hop is free shipping on all ornies and if you purchase one of our Dolls you will get a free ornie too.
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We’d love to have you come over and check out our Trinkets to Treasure’s Blog… better yet become one of our followers and you will know when we update. One never knows where a freebie will be on the blog. AND right now you can check out the basket we are giving away at the end of the Bunny Shop Hop.

AND if you visit the etsy forums we'd love to have you take part in our weekly chat

Friday, January 9, 2009

An update to CPSIA

NEWS from CPSCU.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionOffice of Information and Public AffairsWashington, DC 20207FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 8, 2009Release #09-086CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908CPSC Clarifies Requirements of New Children's Product Safety Laws Taking Effect in February:Guidance Intended for Resellers of Children's Products, Thrift and Consignment StoresWASHINGTON, D.C. - In February 2009, new requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) take effect. Manufacturers, importers and retailers are expected to comply with the new Congressionally-mandated laws. Beginning February 10, 2009, children's products cannot be sold if they contain more than 600 parts per million (ppm) total lead. Certain children's products manufactured on or after February 10, 2009 cannot be sold if they contain more that 0.1% of certain specific phthalates or if they fail to meet new mandatory standards for toys.Under the new law, children's products with more than 600 ppm total lead cannot lawfully be sold in the United States on or after February 10, 2009, even if they were manufactured before that date. The total lead limit drops to 300 ppm on August 14, 2009.The new law requires that domestic manufacturers and importers certify that children's products made after February 10 meet all the new safety standards and the lead ban. Sellers of used children's products, such as thrift stores and consignment stores, are not required to certify that those products meet the new lead limits, phthalates standard or new toy standards.The new safety law does not require resellers to test children's products in inventory for compliance with the lead limit before they are sold. However, resellers cannot sell children's products that exceed the lead limit and therefore should avoid products that are likely to have lead content, unless they have testing or other information to indicate the products being sold have less than the new limit. Those resellers that do sell products in violation of the new limits could face civil and/or criminal penalties.When the CPSIA was signed into law on August 14, 2008, it became unlawful to sell recalled products. All resellers should check the CPSC Web site ( for information on recalled products before taking into inventory or selling a product. The selling of recalled products also could carry civil and/or criminal penalties.The agency intends to focus its enforcement efforts on products of greatest risk and largest exposure. While CPSC expects every company to comply fully with the new laws resellers should pay special attention to certain product categories. Among these are recalled children's products, particularly cribs and play yards; children's products that may contain lead, such as children's jewelry and painted wooden or metal toys; flimsily made toys that are easily breakable into small parts; toys that lack the required age warnings; and dolls and stuffed toys that have buttons, eyes, noses or other small parts that are not securely fastened and could present a choking hazard for young children.The agency has underway a number of rulemaking proposals intended to provide guidance on the new lead limit requirements. Please visit the CPSC website at for more information.To see this release on CPSC's web site, please go to:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


Regarding the former post on CPSIA and how this law will affect all of us. So many crafters are closing there doors but its not only on the Internet read this article it really explains it all!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

CPSIA and how it will effect small business in the USA

If you have not heard or read about this change in law or think it won't effect you ...check out the link! read the info and them contact your elected officials for help im protecting the small business owners!This is NOT just about Toy Makers who want to sell but each and everyone who sells handcrafted items. It will effect you and the ability for you to sell your products after Feb 9, 2009.

ALERT!!! Crafters of products of toys for children!

You are about to have to pay to have every product tested for lead!

Even wood toys and cloth dolls!!!

Overview and Discussion here:

There is a You can \'Vote\' on this topic at

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!! The business YOU help save My just be your own!