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23 December 2011

New Items

After almost a year off, I've been busy making new items for my sites to be listed in January.  I am so excited.  If you "like" us on our fb page or follow us on Twitter, you will be the first to know when they are listed, and there will also be a "special" attached.  To receive the news about the special, send us your email addy and go on our mailing list....Send emails to and put "mailing list" in the subject area! 

Off and running....time to create while the kiddies are still asleep!  :)

06 December 2011

YAY! I've been featured!

Wow!  Someone took interest in my creations and decided to do a "featured" section on her blog!  What an honor to chose me!  *blushing*

If anyone is interested, head on over to and take a peek at Kristie's blog.....Kristie is a fellow military wife and artisan.  I personally have some of her pieces and she does excellent work!  If anyone wants gorgeous jewelry for someone, head over and take a look at her won't regret it!

'Til next time,

29 November 2011


We are having a contest!!
Starting 1 Dec- 14 Dec-- contest! Refer the most people to "like" our fanpage and receive a gift from us! Please make sure to let us know who referred you or whom you referred!

Do I have time?!

Not enough time in the day!  I wanted to finish some Christmas presents today, but doesn't look like that's going to happen!  Everytime I want to sit down and create, something comes up!  Maybe after I finish writing, I can take a few minutes to do some creating!

I also want to let you know that if you are in need of some awesome Christmas presents, visit my friend Kristie @ Aquarian small business owners and a fellow military spouse!   She has a fanpage on facebook.....and a store on Etsy.....I hav personally purchased from her and her work is superb! 

I am also asking you for ideas on what knitted items you would like to see more of......leave a comment in the comment section or email me @  We also have a website that carries country items, so head on over and browse...let us know what you'd like to see more of!


20 November 2011


Who doesn't enjoy receiving a gift?!  Well, the PAFA team is having a giveaway!  Visit their blog....lots of shop owners are participating!  Enter to maybe win! 

Christmas shopping-- didn't even begin yet!  I think this year will be the "year of online shopping."  No crowds, no parking issues, no bringing the kids out in the cold weather......  If any of you plan on doing some online shopping for prim items, take a peek at some of the PAFA member's shops on Etsy.  It's easy...go to, go to the search box, and type in PAFAWW.....They are a bunch of really talented artists......  :)

Enjoy your day!

16 November 2011

PAFA team on Etsy!

I just wanted to let you all know, that there is a WONDERFUL team that I belong is through Etsy and it is called PAFA-- it is a group of MANY talented primitive and folk artists.  I will post the link and I strongly suggest that you all take a peek at some of their great work.  There are also a lot of "giveaways" and contests...who knows?  Enter and you just may win a wonderful piece of their artistry! 

10 November 2011

I'm back....and she's here!!

Hi, all!  I apologize for being gone for so's been about 8-9 months!  Well, for those of you who don't know,  I was pregnant.  I had an extrememly rough pregnancy, so I took some time off from the business, blogging, and my crafting.  On 18 October 2011, @ 1429, our little miracle arrived......Jessica Elizabeth, weighing in @ 6 lbs., 12oz.  Happy and healthy! 

I have decided to ease back into the business.....I'm trying to get some items made, doing my computer work, etc., when I have some down time.  I must admit, I missed it so much! 

I will try an update the blog daily.  I will be blogging about the business, promotions, crafting, and news from the teams I belong to.

As always, please feel free to visit our store website...(, our sites on Artfire and Etsy, as well as our facebook and Twitter pages.  They are all under "The Gingham Bow."

Have a wonderful day!

07 March 2011

Day #2!!

Well, folks, day #2 of blogland.  I have LOTS of tweaking to do on the blog....and LOTS of learning in the process.  Ever have one of those days where you want to do this, this and this....and get nothing done?!  Today was one of those days. 

To let you know, I am having a promotion on my facebook fanpage.  Go to the fanpage.  Click "like"....refer others....the person with the most referrals, gets to choose something, anything, from either or from the etsy shop.  (  Once the final tally is done on Monday morning, that is 14 March, 2011, I will notify you and invite you to choose something.  The fanpage on facebook is The Gingham Bow.  Good luck!

I am off to try and get some work done.....tweak and create.....(I need to get this tweaking done-- I had nightmares last night!!  LOL)

Have a fantastic day! 

06 March 2011

Newbie here!

Hi, all!  I am totally new to this world of blogging, so please bear with me the next few days while I try and figure this all out!! 

I guess I should introduce myself.  My name is Christine.....I am a wife, mom, crafter, & small business owner.  I live in New York.....I am going to try and make this blog a bit of "it all"-- family life, daily things, kids, pets, and of course, my crafting and business.  Comments will always be welcomed..... :)

Learning to knit, crochet, and how to sew came from an early age with me.  I had to be about 4 when I learned.  I can remember being a little girl, amazed at the things my mom, great grandmother, and aunt all made. 

Picking up the needles years back came naturally to me...I never forgot!  There is just something about handmade that means something.  Being that I love handmade and country and primitive decor, I decided to try and get fully involved in selling my crafted items to others.  I knew it would be work...just didn't know how much work having your own business was!  I asked my husband what he thought and he backed me up 100%...I'm very lucky.  So, after making one of our bedrooms a craft room, I got started.  I never did really get totally into it, as kids, and a few other things overtook the crafting and the business.

Let's fast forward to now.  I have been working tirelessly on trying to promote, craft, and do everything else!  I've been busy, but it is so worth it.  To have a job that you love, isn't like a job to me at all.  So, with trying to get a blog going and dedicate full time hours to this, here I am! 

I hope you enjoy always, comments welcome.