Monday, July 9, 2012

Celebrating with CJW Design Village

Celebrating with CJW Design Village

Snowflake: Welcome to another fun week with the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op members. We have a great member featured this week. Cindy of CJW Design Village.
Let's tune in with or roaming reporter, Sunshine and see what she has for us this week.

Sunshine: Thanks, Snowflake! Our featured member this week is from the horse state of Kentucky. She is a jewelry designer and here is what she had to say in our interview.....

When did you start your business?
I started my business on Etsy January 29, 2012

What one tip would you give for newbies selling on Etsy?Keep on working on your shop join circles, do treasuries, meet people keep going.

Where can shoppers find you online? (FB, twitter, blog, etsy etc)

Can you give our reader's a special discount in our craft show this week?
Yes, I am offering 25% any item through July.
Can you offer a giveaway prize?
Yes, I would love to offer a pair of Shell Collage Earrings. 
These earrings have a lot going on. They are like a charm bracelet but earrings instead. From the chain hangs circle shells, glass beads, bead caps and crest. Very long at 2 1/2 inches. The swinging is going to be charming to your ears.

1. Follow our blog
2. Favorite CJW Design Village on Etsy
3. Favorite the Craft Show (stop by and click the button that says favorite and turn the heart red)

4. Make a purchase in our craft show and get 5 extra entries

5. Leave a comment here saying you did 1-3 on the list. If you also do 4 be sure to post the transaction link for me to verify.

And, that is not all Cindy has for us this week. Here is a fun DIY project that you can do for any occasion. 

DIY: How to Make a Little Girl’s Designer Purse
By Cynthia J. Williams
CJW Design Village
What you will need:
1 sponge or paint brush
1 small purse
1 8.5 x 11 sheet of scrapbook paper (your choose of color)
1 package of stickers of a character your child likes
Mod Podge

I purchased a little used purse at a thrift store for .50 cents it just needed a little cleaning. I wiped the purse clean and let it dry. Then opened the purse and laid it back side down on the scrapbook paper. And traced an outline of the purse for a template.

Then I covered the top side of the purse with the paper color side up. Painted all of the paper with the mod podge and let dry. Mod podge dries clear. When it’s dry add another coat. Let dry.
Now arrange the stickers how and where you want them on the purse. Your chose of how many stickers you want to use. I left room on the purse in case my granddaughter wanted to add more stickers when I gave her the purse.
Now cover the purse again with a coat of mod podge and let dry. When dry add another coat and let dry again.

And now you have a beautiful designer purse to give as a gift. Or make it together with the little girl in your life.


Back to you Snowflake as I prepare for next week's featured spotlight member. Be on the look out for an announcement for some shopping fun we will be doing Thursday at 8 p.m. est on Mom Traffic's website with CJW Design Village and Kallie's Cotton. We'll post the event link under the Calender of Events section here at the top of our blog.

Snowflake: There you have it folks from the deep south of Central Florida. Be sure to enter our contest and make this fun DIY project we have for you this week.

Tune in next week for more exciting news and fun from the Sunshine Farm Girl Co-op Etsy Team!

Same Co-op Time! Same Co-op Blog!!


  1. Just fav'd the craft show, CJW's etsy shop and left a comment. . . off to promote next!

  2. Fav'd craft show, CJW's etsy shop and left comment


  4. Thanks for such wonderful coverage of my shop.

  5. Awesome Blog Cynthia I love the Hello Kitty Purse Tutorial!

  6. You all missed a great party tonight! Everyone who attended won a free month of marketing coaching from marketing expert Brigitte Anderson.

    It pays to come to these events. Be sure to come to the one on July 20th! I'll post the time.

  7. Thank you to Cindy of CJW Design Village and Kallie of Kallie's Cotton for joining me tonight for our Mom Traffic party!!!

    We met some great Mom's and have some future sales coming!!!!

  8. I followed the blog
    Favorite CJW Design Village shop
    Favorite the Craft Show

  9. I follow the blog.
    I favorited the show/treasury.
    I favorited all of the shops.

  10. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.
    I'll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly.
    I am quite sure I will learn a lot of new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!