Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New Look To My Shop

Well here it is the end of 2011!! And the begining of a new year Yeah!!!

I have been working hard on redoing my shop for 2012. Adding new items and redoing lots of things with it

For 2012, I am planning a whole new line of beaded rings, beaded earrings, and new line of crochet

 Will be bringing in a new line of items for Valentines' Day in the coming weeks as well, so keep your eye on my shop over at SmileykitCreations from simple heart earrings, to crochet heart appliques and more.


Looking for some good ideas to for Valentines' Day as well, any suggestions please post in comments below.

Also my daughter, Kitten7658 who has a section in my shop and her own shop, is looking for some good ideas to make for Valentines' Day Cards and pictures.

Thanks for stopping by and reading, have a safe and happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

New Project For Me

I just finished this and had so much fun making it. The new sock monkey collection in my shop.

I have not only had a lot of fun doing this but my kids are just loving these monkeys, even my 19yr son wants one now LOL

As with most of my items, you can contact me and I can custom make any of the below items in your favorite colors and designs. 

My new crochet sock monkey only 7 inches tall so cute

Blue Sock Monkey Crochet


Green Sock Monkey Charm or Zipper Pull


Pink Sock Monkey Ring

These are just the beginning I will be adding more to this collection.

I love to work with the small beads, these are Delica beads, I also have made kitty head and butterfly charms. I am working on making these into rings as well.

What do you think, would they make good rings?





Thank you for reading

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wolf Choker Made To Order

I have been working on this for some time now and have finally finished it up YAY!!!

Wanted to share it with others and get their feedback on how they like it.

Since this took a while to do, not sure I will be adding to my shop or not. What does everyone think should I add this to my shop and it would be priced at least at $75 it took hours to do and the cost of supplies!



Since the picture did not come out very clear, that is a 12 inch ruler so you can see it measures just over 12 inches, it is about 12.5 to 13 inches including the loop and button.

 I did enjoy doing this but this is a major project, I could definitely not make it as a choker but say a bracelet or make other designs into bracelets.

This was completely done by hand no loom was used.

To see more of my beading working and other items please visit SmileyKitCreations over at Etsy.com

Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Crocheting Is Fun

Have you ever done something as a kid, like crochet or knit or draw, then stopped doing it as you got older for whatever reason? Well, I use to crochet when I was younger, loved it have no real idea now why I stopped as family and friends LOVED what I created.

When I opened my Etsy shop over at SmileykitCreations I wanted to show off my beading work, then I was reminded of all the great things I use to crochet, so am now adding these to my shop. I love to crochet many different things and try out new things and new techniques.

I am having a blast making these stunning coasters -

Red Heart Coasters Set of 2

Bright Orange Coasters Set of 2

Christmas Coaster Flowers set of 4

And also making these adorable dishcloths -

Springtime Colorful Dishcloth
Earth-tone Dishcloth
I also have never attempted to make anything like gloves or hats before, so that was my challenge for this month -

Black Wide Headband

Fingerless Glove in Black and White

Cream Fleck Color Fingerless Gloves

Blue Crochet Beanie Hat

Black Crochet Hat with Red Flower

I have so enjoyed finding out new things to do lately. I hope you enjoy!

When it comes to your talent, do not forget those fun things we use to do as a kid, most of the time it is pretty easy to pick up and start doing it again.

For those that do know me well and love my beaded jewelry, NO worries I am still doing that and will always do my beading work :) it is my passion!

Here are just a few of my beaded items -








You can see many more items I have in my shop over at SmileykitCreations  as I am also holding a Black Friday Special right now too check out my shop announcement for more information :)

Crocheting Is Fun

Have you ever done something as a kid, like crochet or knit or draw, then stopped doing it as you got older for whatever reason? Well, I use to crochet when I was younger, loved it have no real idea now why I stopped as family and friends LOVED what I created.

When I opened my Etsy shop over at SmileykitCreations I wanted to show off my beading work, then I was reminded of all the great things I use to crochet, so am now adding these to my shop. I love to crochet many different things and try out new things and new techniques.

I am having a blast making these stunning coasters -

Red Heart Coasters Set of 2

Bright Orange Coasters Set of 2

Christmas Coaster Flowers set of 4

And also making these adorable dishcloths -

Springtime Colorful Dishcloth
Earth-tone Dishcloth
I also have never attempted to make anything like gloves or hats before, so that was my challenge for this month -

Black Wide Headband

Fingerless Glove in Black and White

Cream Fleck Color Fingerless Gloves

Blue Crochet Beanie Hat

Black Crochet Hat with Red Flower

I have so enjoyed finding out new things to do lately. I hope you enjoy!

When it comes to your talent, do not forget those fun things we use to do as a kid, most of the time it is pretty easy to pick up and start doing it again.

For those that do know me well and love my beaded jewelry, NO worries I am still doing that and will always do my beading work :) it is my passion!

Here are just a few of my beaded items -








You can see many more items I have in my shop over at SmileykitCreations  as I am also holding a Black Friday Special right now too check out my shop announcement for more information :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tips On Getting Your Shop Noticed

Today I want to talk about what I have been up to lately.

I found a wonderful person who has agreed to help me improve my Etsy shop from what to list all the way to helping me with photos. I have learned so much over the past few weeks I wanted to share some of what I have learned and am still  learning :)

Did you know that how you title your items in your Etsy shop will have a lot to do with how Etsy and search engines such as Google find your items? This is SO IMPORTANT to make sure you are using top keywords. You want to make sure that your keywords are searched for a lot and that there isn't a lot of competition for that keyword. Make sure to use those same keywords in your tags too.

I highly suggest you also make use to think of good keywords when titling your blog posts as well :) this will help Google find your blog, which will get others to find it and find your shop!

The other thing I have learned is that I was unpricing my items big time. I love what I do so price wasn't that important to me, my mentor has pointed out to me how important it really is. That it is much better to sell one or two high priced items, rather than selling multiple low priced items. This has been a hard thing to get through my head but I believe I have finally gotten that done now.

Pictures, this is a must to have good clear quality pictures, this is what will sell your items. It doesn't have to be a pain to do this either. Just having the right set up and the right lighting will make all the difference. I am working on putting together my own lightbox today that will make my pictures much better. One other thing I have learned when it comes to picture taking is to be consistent with your pictures within your shop.

I will write up a new post on how I do with the lightbox I am setting up and give details on how you too can do this and help your picture taking. Remember, our pictures have to sell our items here online. Our customers can't touch or smell our wonderful items so our pictures have to tell our story, as well as our descriptions.

I never really understood why it was so important to have a lot of items in your shop until recently. I have usually always had 30 or so items. With the help of my mentor, I set a goal to have 50 items in my shop by the end of November, well as of today the 16th of November I have 52 items currently listed and 3 more items waiting to go up. So now I am hoping I can get to 75 items by November 30th :) My main goal is to have at least if not more than 100 by the end of the year.

These tips will help, twice now I have sold one of my newly listed items within hours after listing it, just by following some simple tips on keywords (tags), titles and descriptions.

Yes, this does take some extra time to do, but believe me it is well worth the time it takes to get your shop noticed. For the first time I am starting to see my Etsy shop show up on Google and other search engines. 

One other tip I would like to offer to others is to watch your shop stats, pay close attention to how folks are finding your shop and items. Write these tags down and make sure you are utilizing all of them within your listings, tags, and titles.

I hope this will help some of you out there that are struggling on how to get your shop noticed. Take the time to do it right the first time and you will see changes in your views, likes, and so much more :)

I invite you to stop by my shop to see some of my wonderful new items I have been adding. And yes, listing at least two or three 'new' items a day will definitely help get your shop noticed.


Thank You for reading this - SmileykitCreations

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Coming To My Shop

Been busy this past week making new and exciting things with my daughter to expand my shop, here are just a few things that will be in my shop soon.


The beautiful silver and white beads are from a fellow Etsy Artist BijiBijoux you should definitely check her shop out today!










To See more items that will make great Christmas gifts head on over to my shop at



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Beautiful Fall Festival Colors

One of my favorite Teams Promotional Frezny members just made this beautiful treasury full of fall colors it is beautiful and I wanted to share it with you!!


Brown Squirrel

I just finished this last night and wanted to share it with everyone :) He can be made into a necklace or a charm or you can just get him as is and have him sit with you next to your computer and keep you company :)



Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Things In my Shop

Things have been slow for me lately, but are picking up now so excited I made 2 sales in the last 24 hours so wanted to show off some of my new things :)

Just relisted this item today -




Christmas Yin Yang Earrings $7.00 - FREE Shipping In the US
Kitty Earrings $7.50 - FREE Shipping in the US





Blue Penguin Made With Swarovski Crystals - $10.50 - FREE Shipping in US
 Brown Swarovski Ring $5.00 - FREE Shipping In US


So these are what I have relisted today and redid the pricing and descriptions to help get them found. More to come !  

Always remember you can always use my coupon code - smileys to get 20% anything in my shop :)