Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!

It's only a week away! I'm so excited to be a vendor this year. I've been preparing since October when I found out that House of Moss was in!

Crafty Wonderland the biggest handmade sale in Portland, and it's an amazing event. Torie and Cathy do a fantastic job of organizing it, and they've picked some truly amazing makers to take part!

Saturday, December 10th, and Sunday, December 11th, from 11am to 6pm! At the Convention Center in Portland! You and everyone you know should come.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

They heard me!

Sometimes I comment on Etsy blog posts, like everyone else. This time, they saw fit to feature my comments in the sidebar! Thanks Etsy, I really liked that blog entry, and it's nice to feel heard.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Featured in the Etsy Finds email!

My Bluebird Wreath was featured in today's Etsy Finds email! Right there with many other beautiful things on sale for Cyber Monday! It's the first time House of Moss has been included in the Etsy emails. Yay!

Friday, November 18, 2011


My felted wool acorn ornaments have been featured on in this post about natural ornaments! Next to some other lovelies like raw crystals and a garland from Anthropologie! Feeling so honored today.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Black Friday and Cyber Monday on Etsy

I am SO ready for the holidays! I love being a seller because it legitimizes things like making Christmas ornaments in September, and it stretches out the season of loveliness to span the part of the year when the colorful leaves have just fallen.

And I'm so ready for holiday shoppers too! House of Moss is having a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale this year. Use the coupon code PDXETSY2011 to get 15% off your order from Friday, November 25th, through Monday, November 28th!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Featured on the Etsy Blog!

My felted wool buddhist monk is listed among the related items of this blog post about the coffin craftsmanship of Trappist monks!
I'm enchanted by the monastic life and I'm very honored that the author of this blog post, Linzee, chose my little felted sculpture to include.

Monday, August 22, 2011


A few months ago, I looked at my sales stats and thought to myself, 'I think I can make it to 50 Etsy sales by my 1-year Etsy anniversary.'

Sometimes the sales seem random. 'Goals' of this sort seem rather nebulous. But since I made that goal, I have worked very hard! I've been making lots of new & seasonal items and listing them regularly on Etsy. I've been participating in my Etsy teams' discussions and making my shop more accessible through Facebook and Twitter.

Well, it seems to have worked! This very evening I made it to 50 sales!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Getting Ready for Fall, Already

With a multitude of new acorns!

I am truly a squirrel. I eat nuts and seeds primarily, and I have recently caught myself scoping out the good oak trees for my autumn acorn-cap scavenging.

Stay tuned to my Etsy shop (especially my acorns section) to see my newest fall colors and color combination sets!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Today has been a great day for my Etsy shop! I finally made it to 100 listings this morning, and this afternoon I finally became syndicated with Google Shopping!

In celebration I have a coupon code for you, friends. Use 10FOR100 in the Etsy checkout to get 10% off your purchase from House of Moss!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

More Than Money

Yesterday I took House of Moss to the Hip Happening Bazaar, my very first craft fair. And it was a good time! I attended it with the expectation that the transactions were going to be where the day's value came from, but instead, the monetary compensation wasn't nearly as valuable as the good time I had with everyone there!

There were so many talented and friendly artisans there. My new friends include: Amy of Vintage Chick Designs, Alex Wijnen, Azure Fire, and Josephine of The Stone Muse. One of the best things about the day was simply getting to chat with all these MAKERS!

It was also great having my dear ones Abbie and Erik along as extra hands and company, as well as family & friends who stopped by!

Friday, April 29, 2011

First Craft Fair

Tomorrow, House of Moss will be at Hip Happening Bazaar! I'm very excited, as it will be my first craft sale in person. And I love the Sellwood area- it should be a really fun day! Stop by and see me there if you can! :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Momentary Fame of Coasters

Oh, and this morning, my mossy felted coasters made the front page!

Gorgeous Springtime Collection

Beth of Lark Crafts has created an absolutely day-brightening collection of springtime items from Etsy! I'm honored to be included, as my little felted seedlings in bottlecaps were chosen. If you want a shot of gorgeous floral happiness, you should check it out HERE!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Etsy Front Page, again!

My felted star moss embroidery hoop is a celebrity! :) It was featured this morning on the Etsy front page again. And then, someone bought it!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shop of the week!

Out of the blue, House of Moss has been featured as Shop of the Week on the blog of FrEEna Design! You can see it for yourself HERE. So lovely of her! Be sure to go see her Etsy shop too, from the link at the top of her blog.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Featured on Wee Waldorf

Good morning! Today I have news! House of Moss is being featured on the Wee Waldorf, a lovely blog about beautiful simple homemade living. The feature, which includes a writeup about my little shop and a giveaway of a set of star moss bottlecap magnets I make, can be found HERE and will be available through March 13th. Feel free to check it out and enter the giveaway!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Etsy Front Page!

My Star Moss Embroidery Hoop made it to the Etsy Front page in a treasury made by E17Craft! It was there for all to see, from 2-3pm today!

Monday, February 28, 2011


My biodegradable cellophane bag order has arrived! I bought mine from a fellow Etsy seller, HuntersHideaway.
Biodegradable cellophane breaks down in 1-3 months in home compost piles- so it's a harm-free alternative to plastic bags.

I use plastic-free packaging for all my items, including reusable boxes, recycled tissue paper, upcycled cardstock, and newsprint-filled padded mailers! Compostable cellophane bags will make good packaging for my star moss bottlecap magnets.
 You can read more about biodegradable cellophane here and about bioplastics (fascinating!) here

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I found at the edge of the world

This past weekend, Erik and I visited the Oregon coast. To some, this means sand fleas, shells, and 10-foot strands of kelp, but we made it a point to venture into the fog-soaked forests that lie not too far from the shore. Here are some small wonders we found there.
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