Tag Archives: Cyber Monday

Little Big Shop Update & Cyber Monday Sale

26 Nov

I am currently updating my shop in the hopes that I’ll have new goodies up in time for Cyber Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend (and a great Thanksgiving, if you’re American!) and will be back to my regularly scheduled posts tomorrow. In the mean time, watch the shop for new arrivals!


As I’m working on this project I’m realizing it might be further into the week before I can make substantial additions to the shop. I really want to do something special for Cyber Monday so along with adding items (slowly but surely), I’m having a sale!

There’s no codes to put in, or math for you to do: if an item is marked SALE I’ve already reduced the price. I’ll keep prices lowered for a week or so before ending the sale.

Here’s what’s up in the shop:

Vintage Aluminum Storage Canisters, for kitchen staples, toys, or craft and office supplies.

Red, White & Blue Travel Pouch, I like to keep a pouch in my purse that holds all my essentials. When I want to change purses quickly, I just move my pouch and I’m ready to go.

Here are my first Cyber Monday Sale picks:

Designer Chrysanthemum Mug, price lowered by $6.00!

Vintage Baby Book, price lowered by $10.00!

Lemon Drop Glass Bowl, price lowered by $6.00!

Copper Parthenon Ashtray, price lowered by $6.00!

Vintage Glass Storage Jars, price lowered by $10.00!

Keep checking in all this week, because I’ll be listing more items and adding to the sale. Thank you for supporting small business!

Little Big’s Etsy Picks for Cyber Monday

27 Nov

Black Friday has never been as important to me as Cyber Monday. Some people get a thrill from waking up early with the family to go out in the cold and fight for their holiday shopping deals. I am more the type to lounge around in my jimjams with my hair piled into a messy bun and surf the web for presents with my daughter on my lap and my husband playing video games. Ahhh.

I’m a lover, I guess, and not a fighter. At least, I’m not the sort of fighter that enjoys getting up early and going out into the cold.

Here are some of my favorite etsy picks in honor of that American Holiday Tradition known as… shopping.

Vintage Pendleton Skirt

You don’t have to be a librarian to adore this skirt.

BAM Ring

I think the whole world probably already knows about my love for this ring. When it’s sold, I’m going to pester Windsor Grace to create another one just for me.

Typewriter & Skyline Embroidery

These adorable embroidered art creations would brighten up any bedroom or desk space.

Pride Pin

Attention, Librarians and Bibliophiles: I got your street cred right here.

Photograph: The Spot

This photo would be perfect for your desk at work. In the middle of the miserable week, you can gaze at this photo and imagine vines overtaking your desk and trees and shrubs emerging from your cubicle walls. Let the Wild Rumpus Begin.

Mini-Heart Bowl

In the interest of full disclosure, this adorable mini-wire heart bowl is from my shop. But dude, it’s adorable.

Hand Painted Travel Coffee Mug

I’m a bit jaded when it comes to travel coffee mugs. I feel like I’ve seen ‘em all. This hand painted one made me take notice.

Pearly White Pendant

A pearly-white clay pendant. Dress it up or dress it down. Comes in other colors, too, but I love the clean simplicity of white.

Winter Holiday Card

You’ll notice this is a birth announcement and not a holiday card. No worries! The Red Star designs will happily turn it into a Christmas card for your family as she specializes in custom design work. I love the black and white look of the card and think it would make a sophisticated holiday card.

Layla Dress

These handmade dresses are created from vintage patterns. I stumbled upon this shop while searching for a dress for Isobel’s bee costume. I purchased this one. The Layla dress is a special favorite.

Chocolate & Cranberries Scarf

This color combo just screams fall. Hand-knit scarf.

Happy Shopping.

Etsy Interview: The Red Star Designs

23 Nov


If you are like me then you start preparing for Christmas early. I’m not talking about decorations. Some years I’m just lucky if I get any decorations up at all. I’m talking about shopping. I usually do a bit of Christmas shopping all year round because honestly, that’s the only way we can afford it.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, I’m going to be interviewing some of my favorite etsy sellers. My first victim interviewee is conveniently also my BFF Angela. She recently took the etsy plunge and opened her own card shop. She creates beautiful custom invitations, cards, notes, and birth announcements. The beauty of her shop, The Red Star Designs , (besides the fact that it’s a Mama-run creative small business), is that customers can choose from the cards she has already created, or she can combine elements from different cards or create a new card just for you. Because she’s awesome like that. 

I recently interviewed Angela via text message. I’m going to admit that I’m not the best at coming up with interview questions, so I had to rely on monster.com for some help.

Here’s a transcript, directly from my phone, of our interview:

[Earlier texts edited for space, content, possible illegal activities, and blasphemy.]

[Besides, they were mostly just us smack talking and complaining about things.]

[They would have sounded a lot like this:]

Me: OMG. Angela. Did you see her butt?

Angela: It’s SO. BIG.

Me: She’s like one of those rapper’s girlfriends.

Angela: I hate things that are stupid! They are so stupid!!1!!

Me: They are dumb in their brains!!1! I hate them, too!!1!


I’d like to officially interview you about your store for my blog. Is it ok if I do it via text message?


What do you enjoy most about designing cards?

I like the challenge of trying take a vision for a design from just an idea to reality.

Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths and weaknesses? Are you willing to relocate? (Note: I might be relying on monster.com for some of these questions.)

I am a wife and mother of a one year old. I have a full time job that doesn’t allow for much creativity so I find a lot of enjoyment in being creative in my free time. I would say I have an eye for design but at times lack the technical knowledge of how to execute them. But I do try and learn new skills all the time.

And that’s a negatory on relocation.

Do you have a theme song that plays in your head every time you do something that’s badass?

No, but lately my Life Theme Song is “Two Hands” by Capitol Punishment.

That works! One more thing: how custom are you willing to get for people?

Pretty much as custom as they want to get. If I am able to do it, I will. If someone has an idea for an invitation or announcement they want I am totally willing to try and bring it to life.

  If you’re looking to buy holiday cards from etsy this year, head on over to The Red Star Designs and support an awesome small-business mama!