Moving Once Again

MOVING SALE!

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Yep. It’s happening again.  The Hayes home and my design studio are all moving soon.  Again! Hmmfff. . . and happy dance!

We have outgrown our current remodeled ranch home and my booming business now calls for more space! Not to mention, I am thrilled because we are looking at new construction.

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Wha hoo! So excited to be getting a new home soon.  Okay, so that house above is not our new home but I’ve always dreamed of having a Victorian style home with a big wrap around porch.  I’m sure that is not going to happen since we are looking at houses built in the last year or so.  Still, a girl can dream!

Since the move is around the corner, the updates and party inspiration here on the blog will be on a short hiatus.  No worries though- I’ll be back with some great new party ideas to share soon. If time permits, in between packing boxes, I’ll share some great staging tips for selling your home in the future.  I once worked as a designer for a home builder – so I have some wonderful advice to share.

The move is great news for you too if you are planning a party or wedding!

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I need to sell most of my inventory in my five Etsy shops – so I don’t have to pack it and move it.

EVERYTHING IS ON SALE AT 50% OFF 

Be sure to visit all five of my shops– you might just find something you can’t live without for your next party – even if it is a year away.  Buy now and save it for the next event or celebration!

And don’t forget to shop my home decor store for something stunning to add to your home or for Christmas gift giving! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and save big!

I’ll be adding lots of new items over the coming weeks too – so keep coming back or save my shops as your favorite shop in your Etsy profile to get updates and notifications when I add new items at 50% off!  Much of the new inventory was made over the summer to sell this holiday season in my shops but I’ll be adding items daily in the next few weeks to lighten the moving truck.  Also, check out my craft shop, if you are a crafter or DIYer – stock up on craft supplies now while the prices are half off!!

Visit any of my shops below- click on the blue link or any of my shop images!

ONCE UPON A HOME DESIGNS

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I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS

Wed & Bride Designs

THE PARTY FETTI SHOP

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READY SET CRAFT KITS

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Enjoy shopping!

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Christmas Gift Ideas – Shop Unique

SHOP HANDMADE & SHOP SMALL BUSINESSES THIS CHRISTMAS

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As many of you know I run a small business from my home.  I am a vendor for  around 30 event and wedding planners all over the world.  I specialize in making custom party favors and decorations and of course my top seller is pinwheels– in just about any color or design you can think of! I often laugh because people ask me all the time, “You can make a living from making pinwheels?”  I usually respond with, “Of course not! But I do make an income from the 10 to 12 monthly larger wedding orders, the additional sales in my four unique Etsy shops, and I make around 350 other handmade items, so its not just pinwheels.”

This year I am encouraging all my blog readers and visitors to visit Etsy online and to purchase at least one item that is designed and made by an actual individual.

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 This year, I am participating in a collective market called SHOP UNIQUE sponsored by Handmadeology– which is a wonderful website for selling resources, tips and articles for handmade sellers.  You can read more about the holiday program, sign up as a handmade seller, and find many shops participating and organized into categories by clicking on the link here-

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While I love to shop at Target, HomeGoods, World Market and a few other trendy large national retailers- I myself purchase many of my Christmas gifts from small business owners and part-time sellers on Etsy.  After all, Etsy sellers are generally the biggest supporters of handmade.   Sure, I can buy that yummy smelling soap, I especially  love Zum Bar Soap, that is made right here in Kansas City, but they are big now and distributed in every local grocery store- so any of my family or friends can now pick that up.

 If I am going to buy handmade soap- the first place I shop is on Etsy.  Check out all the options below-

 And don’t be put off by shipping costs- many sellers offer free shipping during the holidays or coupon discount codes to offset the cost.  However if you are like me- I tend to think of shipping fees as just part of shopping online.  Most people don’t realize that often retailers mark up their goods anywhere from 200% to 400%, depending on what it is, because they have to add in their distribution and delivery cost as well.  Essentially, you are still paying for shipping at the big retail stores- its just spread over the thousands of that one item seen in every retail location, all over the country.

I’ll be showcasing some wonderful handmade items and Etsy shops here on my blog over the next few weeks to help you with your holiday decorating and gift giving.

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Starting with a good artisan friend of mine, Jenny Tucker, who often features her own designs on her blog,

 The Seeds of Inspiration

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My favorite handmade item is her

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and she also makes beautiful wool felted goods, which can all be found in the

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Home Decor & Christmas Gifts

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Thanks for stopping by The Party Fetti Blog today!  Don’t forget to visit
The Party Fetti Shop 

as well for all your holiday decorating this coming Christmas and New Year’s Eve for decking your halls with some

HOLIDAY CHEER!