Ah, September, when I blow the cobwebs off my ambition. Something about August turns me in to a complete sloth every year, but when September comes I usually get my oomph back. I think it’s conditioned behavior from all those years of school.
BUT, that’s neither here nor there, blog friends! I am back in blog land to tell you all about new things going on with my Etsy shop. And to show you a few pretty pictures. And to give one of you a present, because presents are good.
I reopened Green Fingers fully about a month ago, give or take a smidge. I’m once again stocking smudge sticks, pentacle wreaths, and knitted goddesses, along with the oracle readings, instructional PDF’s, and distance reiki sessions that have been there for a while.
I also joined the Pagan Team, one of many “street teams” on Etsy. I’m getting to know my team mates, and they’re a good bunch of people.
And, we are having a sale! The Pagan Mabon Sale runs now through the last day of September, and you can search Etsy for participating items with the tag “paganmabonsale”. Each team member determines how he or she will participate; some offer discounts on fall themed items, others offer free shipping or free gifts.
I am offering my special Samhain “Parting the Veil” blend smudge sticks at 20% off the usual price. They are already listed at the sale price.
But the Pagan Team isn’t the only teamwork I’m doing. I’m also teaming up with a fellow artisan on a few projects. My Etsy friend Rain (also a Pagan Team member) sews lovely pouches and quilts and all sorts of wonderful things, and also sells embroidered kitchen and hand towels with everything from witches and cauldrons to goddesses to fairies, and sells them in her two Etsy shops. And since I can barely sew–and traumatize the stepspawn with my torrent of hateful cursing when I do–I roped Rain in to some collaborative projects. Some are still at the hush hush stage, because they are experimental, but I can reveal to you that she has made me a bunch of wonderful ACEO blanks, and this week I listed the first one for sale. Lookit!
I hand embroidered this little gem with cotton embroidery floss. I love the colors. I am thinking about keeping it. But I can’t keep everything I make that I like–I don’t have room for all of it.
And FINALLY! In honor of fall, and my return to Etsy, and my joining the Pagan Team, I have decided to give away a Pentacle Wreath.
This particular wreath is made of Curly Willow (as most of my wreaths are), but the arms of the star are Western Red Cedar twigs. The wreath measures 6″ in diameter and the points of the star are held together with jute twine.
So! How do you win? Well, I will tell you!
To be entered in the random drawing (I will use a random number generator to choose the winning comment), you MUST leave a comment telling me what you will do with the wreath. Will you put it on your altar? Hang it on your door? Give it as a gift? Give it to your dog as a chew toy? (I really hope it’s not the last one. That would make me sad.)
For ADDITIONAL entries, leave a SEPARATE comment for each of the following (these are all optional, but will give you more chances to win).
- “Like” the Green Fingers Facebook Page. If you already “like” it, just leave a comment telling me so.
- Have a look through the Green Fingers shop and leave a comment telling me your favorite item. (This is totally about inflating my ego. I can admit it.)
- Go to Etsy and search using the paganmabonsale tag. Tell me your favorite item that is participating in the sale. (This is totally about making you look at my team mates’ sale items. See, I am not entirely selfish.)
- If you purchase something in the Etsy shop between now and September 21, leave a note in the buyer comments portion of the transaction or send me a convo, and I will add you to the pool.
Now, that is all very easy, isn’t it? Good luck to all of you!
You have until midnight on September 21 to enter. Winner will be announced on September 22. Don’t forget, if you leave a comment, I will need some way to contact you if you win–so if your comment isn’t linked to a blog, I will need an email address! If I have no contact info for you, your entry will not be valid!
And I will try to get back to regular blogging now that the annual August Slump is over.