Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family Cookout with Kallie's Cotton

Family Cookout with Kallie's Cotton:

Snowflake: We are continuing our outdoor theme this week with our 'Family Cookout Party'! Let's check-in with our roaming reporter and see who is in the Spotlight!

Sunshine: Potato salad, hamburger, lemonade, ice cream and ants....bring them along to our family cookout party and craft show.
Kallie's Cotton is our featured member in this week's online craft show event. Kallie is a Mother and Grandmother from Oklahoma...let's find out more about her handmade items in this interview....

1. What do you like best about running your Etsy shop?
 The freedom to explore and make the things I love to make and share with others.

2. How long have you been in Business and what caused you to open your shop?
 I have been on Etsy for one year, but I have sewn for the public for 30 years.

3. Where can folks find you online?

4. Please share a DIY craft project with our readers.
 I will share how to make a TuTu fabric baby Skirt.
First cut a strip of fabric 9" x the width of fabric around 44", cut the side of fabric in half to make two pieces.

put right sides together, with outsides showing.

Sew side seams, then finish seams.

Finish top and bottom of the skirt edges, on the top make a 1" casing, sew the casing leaving a 2" opening for elastic. 

Next insert a 17" piece of elastic inside the casing, sew the ends of elastic together when you make the full circle of the casing on the skirt.

Sew the opening closed,

Put a shirt tail hem in the bottom.

 You're done Enjoy!

5. Please share a giveaway with our readers.
I will be giving away to one lucky blog shopper a pair of mini hot pads.

6. Please share a special just for our blog readers.
Special use coupon code Blog10 for a 10% discount at http://kalliescotton.etsy.com

Snowflake: What new at the co-op Sunshine?

Sunshine: Glad you asked Snowflake...the Sunshine Farmgirl Co-op Etsy team is working hard on the July sampler bag with over 10 shops contributing beautiful samples with a fun family summer theme.

Each sampler box will be filled to the brim with handmade samples. Here is a preview of the shops that will be in the bag. Feel free to visit them in our Sunshine Market Place to get an idea of the fabulous items that will be in our Family Summer Sampler Bag!

* Sunshine Sisters
* Country Cents
* Reflections of Kayla
* Jeanpatch by MK
* Vintage 50s Treasures
* Creative Designs
* Creative Craft Supplies
* Kallie's Cotton
* CJW Designs
* Dala Designs

Snowflake: Thanks for that preview of the July Family Summer sampler bag. Be sure to check the Sunshine Newsletter on the home page of the website for more great co-op news.

Join the 'Buyer Club' and shop with the specials listed on the members only page with our Sunshine Market Place shops.

Get free downloads to use each month for your craft projects or use as incentives for your customer's.

Eco-Gift Sampler bags are available on our website. We are down to just a few so hurry and get one before they are all gone!

The school year is almost over, why not give a sampler bag to your child's teacher to show them how much you appreciate their dedication to education.

There you have if folks, another great week of activities here at the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op blog.

Tune in next week to see who our featured member will be.

Same co-op time! Same co-op blog!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Beach Party Splash! Sun!,,,,Surf!......Sand!

SNOWFLAKE: Last one in the water is a rotten egg!!!! Record player on, volume turned up, listening to the Beach Boys!

Let's check-in with our roaming reporter and see who is in the spotlight this week!

SUNSHINE: Let's go surfing with Kayla from Reflections of Kayla in this weeks online craft show event. Sandy beaches are what Kayla loves best about living in Florida.
Does that bring back any childhood memories? I can remember those summers spent at the beach soaking up the rays!

Here is what she had to say in our interview:

1. What is your next drawing going to be? I thought I would do some beach scenes since the summer vacation time is upon us.

2. Can you share a DIY project with our reader's? Sure, how about these fun vintage beach scene labels. They can be used as tags or in scrapbook projects.

3. Where can folks find you online? At the Sunshine Market Place here on the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op website and in my Etsy shop. You can also follow me on my Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/reflectionsofkayla 

and on Twitter at:  http://www.twitter.com/reflectionsofka

Back to you Snowflake!

Snowflake: There you have it folks. We hope you enjoyed another fun week with us and will join us at the online craft show and soak up some great gifts in the shops that are featured. Be sure to check out the calender of events at the top of the page for the location.

Tune in next week and find out who is our next featured shop.

Same co-op time! Same co-op blog!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Decadent Nature at Your Service!

Snowflake: Rise and shine and step out into the sunshine! Got a little dittie for you by that great oldies singer Mr. Burl Ives to get you in the mood for some shopping fun! The names were changed to protect the ...Hit it boys!
Once a lonely caterpillar sat and cried,
To a sympathetic beetle by his side.
"I've got nobody to hug,
I'm such an decadent bug."
Then a spider and a dragon fly replied,
"If you're serious and want to win a bride,
Come along with us,
To the glorious
Annual decadent bug ball."

Come on let's crawl
Gotta crawl, gotta crawl
To the decadent bug ball
To the ball, to the ball
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all
At the decadent bug ball

While the crickets clicked their tricky melodies
All the ants were fancy-dancing with the fleas
Then up from under the ground
The worms came squirming around
Oh they danced until there legs were nearly lame
Every little crawling creature you could name

They were so happy they came!
Come on let's crawl
Gotta crawl, gotta crawl
To the decadent bug ball
To the ball, to the ball
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all!
At the decadent bug ball.

Then our caterpillar saw a pretty queen
She was beautiful in yellow, black and green
He said, "Would you care to dance?"
Their dancing led to romance.
And she sat upon his caterpillar knees
And he gave his caterpillar queen a squeeze
Soon they'll honeymoon
Build a big cocoon
Thanks to the decadent bug ball

Come on let's crawl
Gotta crawl, gotta crawl,
To the decadent bug ball
To the ball, to the ball
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all!
At the decadent bug ball!

Sunshine: That is the cutest song, I am singing it already and dancing around with my apron cape on!!! Our featured shop this week is Jennifer from Decadent Nature! You'll find her shop in our Sunshine Market Place and can see her decadent natural products and learn a little bit about Jennifer.

You'll find lotions, and lip balms to sooth those delicate skin issues. Why not stop by for a visit today! You can make this a great week for Jennifer's spotlight feature by shopping in her store and helping get the word out about her great natural products.

Snowflake: I hear you have some special news to share with our readers.

Sunshine: I sure do Snowflake! I was a guest on Shabby Lane Shops blog talk radio show last week! Wahoo!! I shared some yummy gluten free recipes and am doing a give-a-way contest on my Jeanpatch blog. Why not check it out today!
         Find our website in the Apple ITunes Store!

Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op is also featured on Apples App store under Shabby Lane Shops. Now, we have another great way for folks to find us and shop with our vendors and Etsy team members. Woot! Just another great reason for folks to support the co-op by joining and help keep the co-op thriving with these great ways we advertise here at Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op.

Go to the "AP Store" & type in
Shabby Lane Shops & there we are!
Coming Soon! to Kindle Fire & Android tablet!



We are thrilled that we have had such a wonderful response to our Eco-Gift Sampler Bags. We will be sending one out to a national magazine editor. One will go to a local newspaper editor.
If you would like to order one of our Eco-Gift Sampler Bags, please click here!

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Snowflake: Thank you for all those great updates Sunshine! And thank you dear reader's for spending time with us today! Check out the Calender of Events for our craft show location.

Tune in next week to find out who is in the spotlight!

Same co-op time!!! Same co-op blog!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Reflections of Kayla Circus Party!

Snowflake: Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step right up folks and enter our 'Big Top' where you'll see the most amazing artists from all over! You never know what will be around the next corner, but I know someone who does. Let's check in with our roaming reporter and see who is in the center ring this week.

Sunshine: I've had the most amazing visit with our featured artist, Kayla of Reflections of Kayla! While sitting in her studio she took me around the world as we toured her album of drawings.

Our first stop was the Serengeti - There stood the most majestic animal, a Black Rhino! you don't want to run into him face to face. She captured every detail of his wrinkled body to a tee.

As she turned the page we were leaving Africa and landed in Ireland. Those big black eyes just drew me in and I could imagine myself sitting in the audience at a music festival.....River Dance anyone. This female violinist will put you in the mood to turn on the tunes and dance around the room.

Want to learn more about Kayla?

Here is the interview I conducted with Kayla:

1. Are you planning on adding anything new to your shop? Yes, as a matter of fact I am learning to draw with pastels and hope to add custom announcements and invitations later this year.

2. Where can folks find you online? In the Sunshine Market Place and in my Etsy shop.

3. Do you have a special for our readers? Of course, I will include a free ATC (Artist trading card) with each order this week for your blog readers and those who favorite my shop. Be sure to mention this blog post in the comments section at check-out.4. Can you share a DIY Craft Project with our readers? I'd love to, have you heard of ATC (Artist trading cards)? They are fun and take less time to make than a full size card.


rubber stamps, ink pad, markers, brads, ruler, scissors, colored card stock paper cut to 3x4 inches, fabric labels

I've made two in a nature theme using fabric labels. On the back of each card print your name, date it was made, theme, shop address and number it like they do trading cards. Since this a series I am making, I'm waiting to finish them before I write the id number. 

Sunshine: There you have it folks. Another great story for you and a really fun and easy craft project. Plus, a special deal just for our blog readers who shop with Reflections of Kayla this week!

Snowflake: I hope you have enjoyed this weeks edition of our Sunshine Blog with our featured artist, Reflections of Kayla. Be sure to show Kayla some love by heading over to her shop and adding it to your favorites and picking up an item or two while you are there.

Tune in next week to see who our SFGCTEAM spotlight member will be.

Same co-op time! Same co-op blog!