Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Be GONE

I was going to do a look back of the year, but realized that this is a year I'd rather not remember. Here's to hoping 2012 is better.

So I'll just wish you all a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Custom Christmas

I thought I was done making for the year when I got a custom ornament order 1 week before Christmas. I couldn't say no to a friend of nearly 30 years. Turns out it was my favorite project of the year.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Year End Clearance

ALL ready made bags 66-82% off!

Get any bag in the shop for $25 or $50!
We'll help you stretch your Christmas money farther.

Sale runs thru January 3, 2012.
All bags will ship January 4.

We have a BRAND new style to release in the new year. 
Can't wait to show you!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We have a winner . . .

And the WINNER is . . . 

Your prize package is going out in the mail today! 

Thanks to everyone who entered!
It's not too late to save 10% off your entire FlyAKite purchase.
Use coupon code CELEBRATE at checkout thru 12/31.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

This is NOT a Stick

Have you noticed that people are yarn-wrapping EVERYTHING these days. After the huge windstorm we had, I had a brainstorm. I went out on a stick hunt. I found the perfect stick for my project idea.

I was looking for a multi-pronged stick. There were so many to choose from. (I might have brought more than a few home.)

Here's what you'll need for this cheap and simple project. Total cost $1.82. (I had a coupon for the yarn).

* A Stick
* Yarn, any color
* Glue gun

If you're like me and find a way to tangle the yarn when using it straight from the skein, you'll want to take a few minutes to wind it into a ball.

Now you're ready to begin. Put a small dab of glue on the pointy end of one of your branches. Then start winding yarn around that tip, catching the glue. Leave a short tail of about 2-3 inches. This tail will be covered as you wind the yarn around the stick. If you wound your yarn into a ball to start with, you will have already practiced this next step. Make a small yarn ball at the end of each small branch. Then wind the yarn around and around the stick, covering it completely.

When you get to the "Y" of your stick make a few figure 8's. Put a dab of glue on the stick, secure the yarn, leaving a short tail. Cut yarn and begin again at the tip of the next branch.

Repeat all steps until you get to the last branch. For the last branch, after you've covered the joint, continue wrapping yarn to the bottom of the stick. 

Secure with a small squirt of glue. Done! And so easy.

Put it in your favorite vase. Add festive ornaments.

 Today is the last day to enter the FlyAKite GIVEAWAY! Winner announced tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Be good and buy handmade

The "be good & buy handmade" phrase was coined by Michah Coston, and the graphic created by Cory Godbey.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

FlyAKite Giveaway!

FlyAKite's motto,"Share love and spread happiness around. Everyone can use a smile." Keeping with that theme and the fact that it's almost Christmas . . .

We're excited to offer this FlyAKite prize pack.

1-Tall Snowman Ornament with hand crocheted scarf
1-Tall Christmas Tree Ornament
1-Short Christmas Tree Ornament
1-Christmas Tree Greeting Card, blank inside for your personal message
1-BRAND NEW to FlyAKite Love Birds Greeting Card, also blank inside
Over $30 value! Plus other fun festive stuff!

AND it's easy to win. Just visit FlyAKite on Etsy, come back and leave a comment about your favorite FlyAKite item.

Additional ways to enter:
* Follow this blog 1 entry
* Tweet about the giveaway 1 entry
* Like FlyAKite on facebook 1 entry
* Share on facebook 3 entries
* Blog about FlyAKite 3 entries

PLEASE leave a separate comment for each activity you have done so you get credit for your additional entries. Also, leave a way for us to get ahold of you (email, twitter, etc). This contest ends Tuesday December 13th. Winner will be picked randomly and announced December 14th.

EXTRA bonus: Use coupon code CELEBRATE at FlyAKite to save 10% on all purchases thru December 31

This contest is open to everybody, but we can't guarantee that international winners will receive their prize pack before Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Thank you to everyone who entered & for your feedback!