crafts, friends, life
Do you have a brick and mortar business or are you online shop? In today’s fast moving electronic world, it’s almost impossible to be connected without being immersed in the Social Media arena. It can be overwhelming learning all the ins and outs of each one. I’ve always felt like a duck out of water when it came to blog posting, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and the Big Daddy of them all, Facebook! How do I learn each one? Which one is more important? I dabbled a little with a few but blog posting was probably the scariest one of all and still is today.
I soon realized that I had to start connecting with people through these social media platforms. Step one for this lady was to get a Twitter account. I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it. Being a newbie, I had no followers. The first thing I did was to search for interesting blogs in the crafting and business fields and I followed them. I got brave and actually re-tweeted one of their tweets even though I wasn’t sure what that meant. As I followed, I gained a few followers. Even though today my Twitter presence is small, I enjoy reading their tweets and have gained so much knowledge through their tweets. That’s where I came across a tweet by Theresa Cifali encouraging her peeps to join her new facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/sociallysensiblecreatives.
I hoped it was an active, inspiring group of creatives, ready to share their insights of social media and their talents with the members. Since clicking JOIN, I’m amazed at the wealth of information and their willingness to help each other with even simple questions. In the few months I’ve been a member, we’ve grown steadily and new members are added almost daily. These Creatives truly make you feel welcome, share insights and have fun learning and getting to know each other. I would encourage you to consider joining this talented and selfless creatives.
Recently Theresa posted an article on 6 Free Twitter Tools. I jumped at the opportunity to learn more and add some new tools to grow my Twitter audience and wanted to share it with you. Here’s her link and I hope you enjoy it and use these tools to grow your Twitter presence: http://theresacifali.com/free-twitter-tools and I hope it helps you!
friends, inspiration, lady like, life, photography
Love is in the air! So is our North Carolinian Lady Like model, Cali, whose boyfriend is receiving the sweetest, most perfect smooch. You might have seen that we’ve updated our Valentine’s line with newbies! We sell heart headbands year round, but we’re in love with the way Cali wears hers for this photoshoot. Wrecklessgirl is scheduled to post the rest of this session on her blog very soon!
contest, friends, giveaway, inspiration, journal, lady like
Wowsa, this December has been booming. We are keeping up with the holiday rush and we’re really, really grateful for all the support we’ve been getting from local friends, and friends far away (like you)! First of all, as we posted recently, Gussy Sews has hooked us up with a Giveaway hosted on her blog — last chance to enter here: http://www.gussysews.com/2011/12/sponsor-feature-giveaway-lady-like/!
Nextly, our dear friend (and sponsor — look to the left in our sidebar), amazing photographer Shannon Sewell is hosting a giveaway of our maroon bow tie headband — on her blog!
So, yet another chance to win a Lady Like Headband. We’re so excited! Wreckless designed the blogsite for Dreamer Journal as well! Having so many creative friends is such a blessing that I never want to take for granted!
crocheting, friends, inspiration, knitting
This is what knits are all about – warmth, beauty, togetherness! Benj Haisch’s images of Kyra + Donny are blowing me away right now. Well done. Thank you for the inspiration in all things love & yarn!
Our dear friend, Shannon Sewell, posted more pictures on her amazing blog of a gorgeous shoot that she photographed & styled using one of our Lady Like headbands. This year at WPPI, we donated a handful of our kiddo & baby bands to her and Millie Holloman for their 777 Kids Shootout workshop in Las Vegas. So great to see our bands in gorgeous images like these!
friends, knitting, quilting
Can’t believe it’s the end of April. So anxious for warm weather to plant my veggie garden. It’s all prepped and ready for the plants. The garden looks lonely, with just a few rows of lettuce and lots of dirt. Went to Masters Gardeners event in town on Saturday and saw all these incredibly healthy, beautiful tomato and pepper plants. I wanted to buy all of them. But have to wait a few weeks until the ground warms up and frost warnings are over.
Have been doing some knitting and sewing but not as much as I’d like. Still working on baby sweaters and some sewing projects. I start my new quilting class next Tuesday which I’m so excited about. I’ve made quilts for family and babies but I really want to learn all the tricks of quilting. The real deal!
Having book club girls here tonight for our monthly meeting. We read “The Help” which was a terrific novel and would recommend it. So off I go to start cooking my “famous” beef barley stew/soup which everyone asks for.
Went for a walk this morning in the misty overcast. Along the way, the sun broke thru the clouds and warmed everything around me. The battery in my IPod died just about the same time that I met an elderly lady named Libby who was also out walking. She moved over on the sidewalk for me to pass and for some reason I just stopped to talk with her. We ended up walking and talking for about 2.5 miles. It was great. Never met her before but she doesn’t live far from me. We talked like we were everyday friends. She was athletic and loved the outdoors. Found a penny on the road and gave it to her. Told her when you find a penny you give it away for luck. Before we split for home, she said she hopes we meet up again. How sweet…what a wonderful morning it is!