Friday, February 27, 2009

Proud to be From PA

Welcome to Sweet Sally's Soaps News! This is my first post on my very first blog so here goes!! First I guess I should tell you a little about myself and what my main purpose is for this blog. As you might have guessed from the title I'm from PA and I'm a soapmaker and a photographer. I am part of an Etsy team called the HIP Team (Handmade in PA). We are all blogging on why we are "Proud to be From PA" and at the same time all offering promotions in our Etsy shops.(see links below) By the way my promotion is buy any 3 soaps in my shop for $15.00, more on that later.

I was born and raised in PA, lived in several other areas of the country including Florida and Arizona, and moved back to PA to be close to family. I have to say since moving back to PA I have met more talented artist and craftsmen than I have anywhere else that I have lived. I am an advocate of supporting local and regional business's especially when it comes to handmade and local grown foods. In the summers I sell my soaps at farmers market so I have become very interested in the Buy Fresh Buy Local food movement.

My main purpose for this blog will be to list and review craft shows and events that I will be attending. I hope to interview fellow artisans about their experiences at these events. My first craft show this year is coming up next weekend at the Maryland State Fairground in Timonium. The show is the Maryland Spring Craft Show and it runs for two weekends March 6-8 & 13-15.

Please visit my Etsy shop at ... To redeem your promotional discount of any 3 soaps for $15.00 please pick any 3 soaps and when you get to the checkout put in the code "Handmade in PA" in the notes to sellers.

Please check out these other Handmade in PA blogs. On each of these blogs, you can find out other great reasons to be PA Proud. You can also find out how to get a great deal in each of their shops - now through Monday, March 2nd!

Koco from MissKoco - Get a FREE lavender sachet with your purchase!

Lynn from UnaOdd - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Rosie from RosiesWhimsy - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Kerry from ALittleSparkle - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Marissa from MarissaJoannaRojas, MJRojasPhoto, and YayforFidgetArt - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Dana from WiredDesign - Get a single FREE "Never Enough" Sterling Silver stacking ring with your purchase!

Kimberly from ChezSucreChez- Enjoy 10% off all items in her shop!

Sarah from SweetSallysSoaps - Get 3 bars of handcrafted soap for $15!

Melanie from SpreadtheLove - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Erin from Ruju - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Hillary from Antebelle - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Patty from ArtfulMommy - Enjoy FREE Shipping!

Emily from disCARDS - Enjoy FREE Shipping on orders over $5!