Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Custom Cupcake Scarves!

How adorable is this cupcake scarf! Handmade, completely and fully customizable from cupcake color, to icing flavor, to toppings. I'm having a promotional sale to announce the arrival of these irresistible accessories. Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter (link can be found here: Tiny Cravings)

Soon to follow...matching cupcake hats, purses, hairpieces, and pins! All fully customizable of course.

To create your own cupcake accessories visit: www.tinycravings.com


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Goodies Coming Soon!

It's been such a busy time for me, I've managed to allow my dear blog to fall into a state of advanced neglect. But no longer! =)

First thing's first...yes there will be lots of exciting new things coming to Tiny Cravings very soon. Yey, it's about time, right? I bet some of you were starting to think I've lost my creative flair? =P (ok...maybe temporarily)

So what's coming??

I'm getting ready for fall early this year! That's right...I said it...Fall! I know it's barely summer and all that, but I'm discovering that the more time I prepare, the better the season. So very very soon (as soon as I get the photoshoot done)...I am going to put up some **absolutely gorgeous** handmade crocheted cupcake scarves!!!

Here's a teeny tiny special early bird taste...

The best part...these will be entirely custom made, just for you. So, like everything else on my website...you get to design your own! I'm excited. =)

Along with the adorable new scarves will come matching hats, handbags, and other items that you'll be able to purchase in matching sets. I'm working with some absolutely wonderful and talented young ladies who will be filling all your custom scarf orders, and I've even got a wonderful new clay artist who will be helping me with your custom clay orders so that I can get them out to you much faster. (introductions to these wonderful ladies coming soon)

I've got many more things on the way...but I don't want to overload anyone just yet. But here's a tiny peak at the newest handmade scented roses & thorns lockets. Completely custom made for each and every customer. These are available now on my website.


Tiny Cravings Jewelry

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

*clicks heels together*

Just a quick update...

I'm back home (in the States) and getting comfy again after 4 amazing months in Bangkok. But not TOO comfy, I'm trying to get caught up on orders now that I'm home. The whole store is still open for now, but I will probably be closing off custom orders shortly so I can work on some new designs. =) I have lots of great ideas for the lockets!

You can find out about your order on the Order Status/TAT page of my website.

Updates soon.


Tiny Cravings Jewelry

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bangkok Update

Hey everyone!

Yes I realize it's been AGES since I updated my blog. Shame on me! Things have been sooo crazy since moving to Bangkok but I'm loving every minute of it. I'll get more into all of that later...for now I wanted to mention that I've reopened the store for custom ordering for a short period. So right now, everything on the front page is available for sale and customization. Custom Ordering will remain open for another week, then I will probably have to close it down for a bit to play catch up! =P

Make sure to check out my Etsy too and take a look at these adorable new cake rings and pendants available!
Tiny Cravings Etsy.

Also take a look at my gorgeous new Silver Lockets, scented with little handcrafted scenes inside!

Much Love,

Tiny Cravings Jewelry

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tiny Cravings On Etsy!

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying the Fall Season?

Well I am officially moving to Bangkok, Thailand for a few months on November 11th!!

What does that mean for Tiny Cravings? Basically until I can get settled into my new apartment and figure out the ins and outs of shipping from Thailand and all that fun stuff (sure), I won't be able to accept custom orders. However! I have lots and lots of new and amazing items already available for sale right now on my Tiny Cravings Etsy!

The last of the Buttercream Party Cupcakes are all listed, as well as awesome new fall items like Pumpkin Pie Necklaces & Rings, and Caramel Apple Earrings...all which smell absolutely amazing by the way! If you love Pumpkin or Caramel Apple scents you need to pick one of these items up. =)

Also I've introduced a new collection of top quality absolutely stellar lockets. I have a few Nightmare Before Christmas inspired PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE SCENTED!!! lockets, as well as some beautiful Steampunk Heart Lockets, and some adorable Glowing Shroom Scenery Lockets. The Steampunk heart lockets are currently sold out, but I hope to have more steampunk items soon. Also a few of the lockets even GLOW in the dark, how cute is that?

Plus I currently have the yummiest Buttercream Birthstone Cupcakes available. Right now I only have 1 cupcake for each month, and there are still several months left so go and pick one up before they're all gone, as I don't know if I'll be making anymore of these yet or not. =)

I'm going to be listing all sorts of adorable Christmas/Holiday lockets as well...Gingerbread Houses, Christmas Town Scenes, all scented in gingerbread or candy cane yumminess depending on the design. So keep checking back for when I update my etsy with these new designs.

The best way to stay informed of what is available is to join my email newsletter on my Tiny Cravings Homepage.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fall Is Here!! =)

That's right...Fall is finally here!

Chilly nights and perfect cute jacket weather...
Warm apple cider...
Visits to the Pumpkin Patch to find that perfect pumpkin...
The sound of dry leaves skipping across the pavement...
Bright Greens change into warm Oranges, Reds, and Browns...
Smell of crisp leaves and carved pumpkins...

I'm ready! Are you? =P

So what's going on at Tiny Cravings this month?

Yes right now the online store is all out of stock, and will remain so until after Halloween. I'm so thrilled to finally be caught up with all the orders from summer, that now I get to make tons of wonderful fall items for the Enchanted Ball on Halloween. I will be making fabulous Halloween goodies, but also Thanksgiving, and Christmas items...so I hope to have LOTS to show you when Tiny Cravings goes back online after this month. And everything that doesn't sell at the ball will be going up on my etsy. =)

Make sure you are signed up for my newsletter to get the latest news, and to find out when I'll be listing goodies up on etsy. I'll have lots of new items for you, not just little clay sweets and treats, but a whole variety of goodies, and hopefully some lovely art prints as well from some of my Fall designs and digital paintings...yet to be seen.

I'll be taking pics of my progress as I work throughout the month, and keeping everyone as up to date as I can. I also don't want to release photos of my newest designs just yet because I've had annoying issues with posers, faux friends (frenemies), copycats, and sad design leachers lol...so I'm more careful about who I show my new stuff to.

That's ok though, there's only one Tiny Cravings, and they can try as hard as they want, but the quality will always fall short of what MY customers have come to expect. =) I will always have the best new designs...and will gladly accept the title of TRENDSETTER...rather than whine about copycats. =P lol

More updates soon. Enjoy the wonderful fall weather...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

No Time To Say Hello Goodbye

Hey guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates recently...I've been smothered under a mound of orders and emails and am only very slowly beginning to crawl my way back out. Starting to see a very faint light at the end of the tunnel...

Anyways. When Tiny Cravings began, I wanted to be sure to give you, the customer, as many options as possible to completely customize your perfect jewelry items. However as time goes on I'm finding that there are just far too many of you with far too many tastes and interests that I simply cannot keep up in the customization aspect. Therefore, there will be big changes to Tiny Cravings soon...for you see...I too have my own tastes and interests...and most often...they do not coincide with that of my customers. Well they do at first, but by the 500th or so cupcake...it gets old. You understand? =) Yes, I think so.

So, I know I said I would have tons of Halloween items, but instead I'll be spending most of October preparing for a Halloween Ball where I will have a table and will be peddling my lovely Tiny Cravings items. I plan on having ALOT of items just in case, but have a feeling that I will probably over prepare...so everything that doesn't sell at the Ball will be listed on my etsy. Most likely at very reduced prices, depending on if it's Halloween stuff, general Fall stuff, Christmas...etc.

Which means that I'll most likely be closing off most of the online shop while I am preparing. I don't think I'll ever completely stop taking custom orders...I hate to disappoint and have a real problem saying "no" ...but in general, the custom options will disappear, and when Tiny Cravings comes back after Halloween with lots of great stuff for Christmas, there won't be many custom items anymore. I'll most likely be making what I want...whatever I want...and whatever I want seems to always be popular for at least awhile. I don't know if I'll completely start putting everything up on etsy or redesign my website to accommodate this...we'll see. I still have a long way to go before I get to that point. =P

But I'll be sure to keep everyone updated with what I'm doing in the next month, and take photos of the work that I'm doing, and lots of photos at the Ball on Halloween. =) I hope it's as fun as I'm expecting!


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ike remnants cause power outages in Ohio, Kentucky

Tiny Cravings is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Still 500,000 without power today!


NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The remnants of Hurricane Ike caused massive power outages across Ohio and Kentucky and into western Pennsylvania, with more than 1.6 million customers still without service early Monday, local utilities said.

Those areas joined Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana that were hit hard by the powerful storm. Ike left more than 3.5 million without power in the six states by Monday, according to the U.S. Department of Energy and utility companies.

The storm landed on the Texas coast early Saturday morning and then headed north and east through the Ohio Valley. High winds caused by the storm caused trees to fall onto power lines.

Duke Energy (DUK.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) crews were assessing damage and responding to outages that affected about 600,000 in Ohio and Kentucky, down from almost 1 million outages on Sunday, Duke said.

Most of Duke's outages were in the Cincinnati area.

FirstEnergy said at one point on Sunday about 1 million of its customers in Ohio and western Pennsylvania were without power. By Monday, about half of those had been restored. The hardest-hit areas were in Cleveland, Akron, Springfield and Youngstown in Ohio and Erie in Pennsylvania, the company said.

It could take days before power is restored to all customers, FirstEnergy (FE.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said.

AEP (AEP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) unit AEP Ohio said more than 300,000 customers were without power in Ohio on Sunday night.

Also, about 231,000 Louisville Gas & Electric customers and 30,000 Kentucky Utilities customers were without power early Monday, according to the LG&E website. (Reporting by Eileen Moustakis and Bernie Woodall; Editing by John Picinich)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Big Update

Hey everyone!

Ok so I know this may disappoint alot of you ladies, especially those who have been anticipating the new Fall/Halloween stuff...but there will be a plus side, I promise.

I am so excited, because I got a table at this Enchanted Ball on Halloween here in downtown Cincinnati where I live. My cousin runs the event so I'll have a great table. =) However this means that I will be spending the rest of this month finishing up and getting everyone's orders out, and probably the entire month of October just preparing for the Ball...therefore I might have to close off online order during that time.

I know, I know...everyone gets so upset when I close the site down. But sometimes there's just no other way around it, unless I start giving people ridiculous 6-8 week TATs, and I already hate having it at 4 weeks! We'll see. I expect that it will take alot of preparing for this ball, as they are expecting around 1,000 people, and I'm going to be doing tons of Halloween stuff. Lots of Nightmare Before Christmas/Tim Burton style jewelry. =) Also lots of Gothic Lolita jewelry and accessories as well.

But here's the good news. Everything doesn't sell at the Ball will be up for sale on my etsy...and better yet...since I'll be selling Halloween stuff, after Halloween is over, expect it all to be much cheaper. So Basically, I'll have a huge after Halloween type sale. I'll still have lots of other fall goodies though, and hopefully will knock you girls out by the time Christmas comes...which I will start preparing for right after Halloween. =)

I'm really excited though! I will be super dressed up, am hoping for a Gothic Cinderalla type theme...you know, because it's a Ball...and this girl has been single way too long! hehe....maybe I'll meet my Prince right? Even if I am stuck behind a table all night. =P But I'm sure I'll have awesome friends who will help out as well so I can wander around and meet people.

If you are in the Cincinnati area...come to the Enchanted Ball...it will be amazing. I am so excited for this!! =)

<3 Jeanine

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Quick Update

I was so wanting to be properly prepared for Fall this year but time is making quite the fool of me. I will be shipping a ton of orders out in the next 2 weeks and after that I might have to take most of the items down from the site while I continue to play catch up and get things ready for Halloween. =)

I will most likely be posting ready made things up on Etsy and cease the custom orders for awhile. I'll be sure to let everyone know what I'll be posting and when. There are a few things here and there...like an extra blueberry smoothie cupcake, and a pineapple smoothie cupcake that I might post. Other than that the Summer Smoothies are RETIRED. For now. I'm sure they'll be back next year, but I've had many people asking when the Summer Smoothies are coming back...and well...what can I say...summer is OVER! Thank goodness. =P

I also plan on standardizing my cupcakes. Most likely, the only sort of cupcake bases I'll do from now on are the more realistic style ones as seen on the new buttercream cupcakes. So that means that the birthday cupcakes, the oreo ones, even the swirly top ones (if I don't decide to discontinue them, which I am seriously considering), will all have the same realistic style cupcake base. I want to change them now but I just don't have photos of them, and I don't want to send people something when they were expecting it to look differently (even if they like it better). So I might have to take all the cupcakes down until I can get photos of the new standardized look of them.

And yes, I did say I will most likely be discontinuing the swirly top cupcakes. It's not because they don't sell...in fact they are still a favorite...I just personally don't really like them anymore. And well, I'm not going to sell something that I don't like just because it makes me money. *shrug* I suppose it's not good business, but I'm an artist first and foremost and that's what matters most to me.