It's nearly time to celebrate The Poly Shop's 1 Year Anniversary on May 8th! It's been a fantastic year and I have accomplished things this year I never would have thought I could!

For the first celebration this week, today and tomorrow (May 4th and 5th), you can receive a surprise item with your order!!
Order Mom something special and keep the extra item you receive for yourself. ;)

(This also applies to CUSTOM ORDERS. You can receive a surprise item with ANY ORDER! So if you want to order Mom a homemade apple pie necklace or a casserole charm, let me know and I can make you a custom item. :))

But hurry! You don't want to receive your order after Mother's Day is over! Order now and you should be able to receive it in time!

And PS: There will be more celebration deals this week...;) BUTnothing quite like this one! So hurry before the deal ends!

-Abby
 
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Hi everybody!

So, I feel honored to announce that
I was chosen this week as the featured Zibbeter on Zibbet! My shop is featured on the blog, as well as an interview that I participated in!

I'm very excited about this opportunity I was able to take and I very much appreciate everyone's kind words and thoughts. I also thank everyone who shared the post and my shop. It means so  much. <3 If you haven't read the interview yet OR seen the post, you can find it here.

Please let me know what you think by commenting on this post or on Facebook!

Love to all! <3

-Abby

 
Hello everybody! So, since my last post, I have moved along quite a bit in my revamp progress. Thanks to  my amazing aunt, I was able to get tons of scrapbook paper for my photo backgrounds and I've listed 21 new items so far with the new background! *cheers*

Here are a couple of the photos:


(You can find and purchase the above items and all my new items here)

I've also made a couple changes to my site, the biggest ones being the layout and the header. :) Still  got a long way to go with the site, but I'm moving along.

I opened a Pinterest account for The Poly Shop a while back but totally forgot to mention it, so you can find it here. I would love it if you followed me as I'm pretty lonely right now. ;) (Or click the button at the bottom of the blog post to follow me.)

Well, I guess that's all I have to say for now. Just wanted to post a quick little blog post as it seemed time for another one.

Thanks for reading!

-Abby
 
Gah! I really do have a problem with procrastination.

I haven't posted on this blog since NOVEMBER. Wow, I'm amazing aren't I. #sarcasm

Anywho, because I've basically been on a hiatus since then, I decided to begin a sort of revamp/clean up of my business. Today I got a lot done:

-First, I designed a couple of new banners, for Facebook and Zibbet. My old ones STILL had Black Friday notices on them. *facepalm* Yeah, that needed to be changed. In fact, it was BEGGING me to change it.
So, I went ahead and redesigned new banners. I even went on a search for a free-for-commercial-use font that worked well with my business and FOUND IT. It's called Pharmacy. <3 I've updated all my logos and things with the new font!

-Which brings me to my logo. YES I have a logo now. It'll probably be changed soon, but I am satisfied with it for now. :) It's the first time my business has had a real "logo" and not just colored text. Lol.

-You may have noticed that my color scheme has been changed up again. Those awfully bright colors that hurt your eyes have GONE. I have changed the bright aqua blue to a soft pastel blue. The red has also gotten quite a bit darker. I'm very happy with it. :)

-I spent like 2 hours today rewriting ALL my item descriptions. They were ALL over the place, all written in different ways and just BLAH. So I wrote out a sort of blank form and pasted it into ALL my listings, filling them in with the necessary info. I'm so glad I got that over with now. xP

-I unfortunately had to raise my shipping prices EVEN more. USPS raised THEIR prices, so of course I had to raise MINE. *sigh* sorry for such high prices, everyone. ($6!! Hope you guys understand....)

-I am also in the process of revamping my website. You'll probably have noticed that it looks different already. Yep, that's the revamp happening. Just experimenting with different themes and such.

*PHEW* (again). Got a lot done, sheesh.
Here's what I STILL have to do:

-Take ALL new photos of my items. These will be something along the lines of this photo:
Next time I go to Hobby Lobby, I'll pick up some more scrapbook paper in the clearance section since the only one I have is....well the one in that picture up there^^. >.> I will also be using my Bakery roombox furniture as a sort of background prop thing. The furniture is white so it works really well. :)

-I will of course finish revamping my site. I'm also hoping to incorporate where you can buy things DIRECTLY off my site instead of having to visit Zibbet. Hopefully that will get done......someday. xD

-I will attempt to make lots of new items and redesign some of my old ones, though this is way far down on my list right now so yeah. xD

-I really want to begin selling on Luulla. It's yet another venue and looks VERY promising. I am in love with the way shops look on that site. Listing fees are $0.10 per listing, which is half the price of Etsy, but the only thing holding me back is that you have to buy 100 listings ahead of time. Which is $10. That's the minimum amount you can buy. I was hoping you could pay per listing, but you have to buy 100. And it isn't a bad price AT ALL, but I just...wasn't expected to toss over $10 right away. xD Plus I only have like 20 listings....I do not need 100. D: Anyways moving on.


I think that's everything I'm planning to do in the future....for now. The next step for me are the pictures, and then I will probably open my shop on Luulla with the new pictures. Except I can't take the PICTURES until I have SCRAPBOOK paper, and I have to go to Hobby Lobby sometime. xD

Ok enough of boring you people. Thanks for reading if you got to the end. xD

If you have any cool suggestions for my shop and stuff while I'm revamping, go ahead and comment below PLEASE! :D I will love you. hehe.

ADIOS for now!

-Abby


 
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Bakery Roombox Furniture
Hello everyone!

So lately, I've been busy...and not with my shop. Thanksgiving is coming up, and it seems that I've had somewhere to go every day for the past month.

So, I've attempted working a little bit on my shop...and so I'm working on a new look for my pumpkin pie jewelry, up in the shop today (I hope) and I'm also planning something huge and important to my business...it'll a tough decision but I'm hoping that it works out.

And so I must announce a sale...I'm having a 4 day Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale in my Zibbet shop this weekend! Get 40% off each item the entire weekend! This is a great chance to get some fantastic Christmas gifts at a great price. :) Make sure to visit us November 23rd-26th!

I also have something else that I'm working on...a bakery roombox!

I'm very excited to see it get finished, so I've been working on it little by little.

My progress so far? I've bought the cutest wallpaper (scrapbook paper) from Hobby Lobby, in the clearance section, for only 11 cents a PIECE. I bought 3 (I couldn't help myself--33 cents for wallpaper?!).

I have also "shabby chic-ified" some white furniture. I painted a little unfinished table white and sanded it down a bit. I also sanded down the white shelf, painted a little wooden cake stand I made white and sanded it down, and I'm in the process of painting two little unfinished wall shelves white. I'm gonna sand these down as well.

I'm very excited to put together the box--I think that I'm gonna put the wallpaper on the walls before I glue the walls and things together. It seems that that'll be the easiest way. :)

So, I've got lots of things built up in my mind that I'd like to do, but we'll just wait and see how fast they get done. ;)
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Bakery Roombox Furniture: Close-up of Cake Stand
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Bakery Roombox Furniture: Close-up of Table Leg
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Bakery Roombox Furniture: Close-up of Shelf with Cake Stand
 
Hi, guys! I'm so sorry that this blog has been completely dead. Soon, I'm hoping to get it back up and into action again. After I get back from my wonderful Florida vacation, I'll attempt to start posting once a week in November.
Of course, this will be somewhat complicated. I'm participating in Nanowrimo this year, and will be busy writing. Hopefully I can post often, though.
I'll go ahead and share an awesome photo of my cakes with you. ;)
 
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We've got a new promotion going on right now! Until August the 23rd, you will receive a surprise item with ANY purchase! That's right, ANY! There's no minimum amount of items you have to buy or money you have to spend.
So, take super advantage of this offer, and take it quickly, because you've only got a little less than 2 weeks!
Who knows? You might even get something not even listed in my shop yet!
So go purchase from either my Etsy shop or my Zibbet shop!

Also, if this Facebook photo gets 20 Likes, I'll toss in a 15% off discount! :)

 
...so any purchases made now thru Sunday the 29th will have to wait to be shipped Monday the 30th or later! I apologize for any inconveniences!
The current giveaway on Facebook is alright, the announcement for the winner will be placed Sunday the 29th or Monday the 30th!
Thanks to everyone who has entered the Giveaway so far! It's still open for any who want to enter!!

-Abby :)
 
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Enter to win these earrings on Facebook! View this photo for more information on the giveaway! (Only US citizens can enter, please!)
Questions? Just ask! The Deadline to enter this giveaway is 6pm Central Time, Sunday Night, July 22nd! HURRY and enter!

 
I've got some EPIC rings in progress! I got some GREAT new glue, E-6000, for rings and stud earrings, and so far it's REALLY strong! I'm EXCITED! I wore one of the rings that will be up for sale to church today, and one of my friends apparently loved it. Loved it so much she almost stole it. xD
The rings coming soon are...
Popsicle rings!
Lemon glazed pound cake ring! (The one I wore to church)
Peach ice cream scoop ring!
FLOATING FOOD Spaghetti and Meatballs ring (it looks like a fork is just picking up the spaghetti and meatballs, it's WAY cool).
I'll also be making some Peanut Butter and Jelly friendship rings soon! Yay!
Be on the lookout for these rings (and stud earrings)!

-Abby

PS: Don't forget to Like this status to vote for a giveaway to happen! We need 20 likes before I can host the giveaway, and we're over halfway to 20! GO LIKE IT! :)