Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Upcoming Giveaway - Easter-Style!

"Here come's Peter Cottontail, hoppin' down the bunny trail. Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on it's way.."

Ok, I know I'm a total sucker for holidays; call me materialistic, if you please. I love decorating and getting into a festive spirit, and having a holiday right around the corner always brings it even more out of me! However, all of you can not see the innards of my house, or my head, so the only way to show you how FESTIVE I can really be is by having another fun giveaway!

Did you like the St. Patrick's Day "Follow the Rainbows" challenge? I know I did, and it got me to thinking to have another one, just this time Easter influenced. And I wanted to include some of my pals from Etsy Maine Team to join in on the fun. Seventeen Etsy Maineteamers (Mallory and myself included) volunteered to participate in this fun challenge, and some even donated great prizes for you to win! PRIZES?! You should TOTALLY be IN!

I don't want to leak out too many of the details of this fun challenge before it comes out, but I can guarantee it will definitely be worth the wait. On April 3rd, all will be revealed, and the fun will begin!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Blog in a Blog?

So I wrote an article for the Homefront Team's blog , talking about the story behind the name Camelot's Treasures.

Check it out here: http://homefrontartistryteam.blogspot.com/2011/03/story-behind-shop-name-camelots.html

By the way, for other awesome handmade treasures made by fellow military spouses and significant other's search "homefront team" at Etsy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Spring Blooms

Oh yes, it is finally here. Through sheer will, the sun has re-joined us, and loveliness unearths itself to add a bit more color to the world. It's spring time! And what better way to start off the spring with some fun and pretty outfits featuring lovely spring time patterns!

This week's features are:

You can find them in Camelot's Treasures in the next few days, ready for you to add to a special Easter Basket!

And for any of you REALLY paying attention to this blog, I'm offering a special discount from April 1st through April 8th for Nice Girl Note followers. Check back for details on that!

On another note, we just added another BFC Ink doll to our collection, ready for more BFC Ink fashions to hit your home! I am so excited to now have Addison, Calista, Noelle, and Aliesha and I can wait to have CJ (the boy) to join us - we are still waiting for his delivery from Wal-Mart.

All right, that is all for this week. Be back here same time next week for more new items in Camelot's Treasures!

Ciao Bellas!

Friday, March 18, 2011

And the winner is.....

Thanks to all that showed their support of Camelot's Treasures and entered our contest! It was a lot of fun and we were super excited to share a $10 Gift Certificate to the winner. Plus all that participated received a 10% off discount code for a future purchase - so everyone was a winner YAY!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Contest

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone; I hope you are all wearing greeen today :)

In honor of this fun holiday, and the fact that I've been meaning to do a fun giveaway for the past few months, I'm holding a one day contest for all to be in! And the winner will recieve a $10 gift certificate good towards any purchase at Camelot's Treasures. Awesome right?!

All you have to do is follow the rainbows to the pot of gold - totally cliche, I know. But still fun!

Here's the details:

1) Contest begins at 12:00 am EST March 17th, 2011 and ends 11:59 pm EST March 17th, 2011.
2) Find ALL of the rainbows in the listings in my shop - there are pictures of rainbows hidden in some of the listings that look like this:
3) Find the pot of gold in one of the listings - it looks like this:
4) Send me an email at guinivere17@gmail.com or a convo via Etsy with: the number of rainbows you found and what listing the pot of gold is in. Also include your name and email so I can contact you if you win :)
5) Have this info sent to me by the deadline or you won't be entered into the drawin.
6) Everyone that sends me the correct response will be entered into a drawing tomorrow (March 18th) to win the $10 Gift Certificate!

Sounds fun, right?!

**** SPECIAL NOTE **** Please do NOT post your answer in comment to this blog post or the facebook notice -that would be cheating :)

Feel free to share this contest on any forum, the more the merrier :) And have fun!

Check out all the listings at
Camelot's Treasures.
Ciao Bellas!

What's New Wednesday - Rained Out

Who would have known that Italy was so RAINY! Yesterday we were having a beautiful sunshine-y day, with a high of 64, but today it's dark, gloomy, and dreary. Boo.

Unfortunately, because of the weather issue, I wasn't able to do my photo shoot today. It was going to be great, the theme was "My Secret Garden", and all the girls were going to dance around in the grass and the slowly blooming flowers. Mallory suggested we do the photo shoot inside, but I didn't think of it too late, so wasn't able to get my hands on some pretty flowers and make a fun background. Oh well.

Rain, rain, go away....

But on that note, here's a picture of the kids checking out the coastline in Sperlonga, Italy, and suprise it was a chilly, rainy day too.

Keep checking back the next few days, because I'm going to figure out a way to get some pictures done and some new listings up in the shop!

For now, Ciao Bellas!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday Meet-Ups

I'm on a mission to start blogging more frequently, so why not jump onto the bandwagon with the Etsy Homefront Team and join in on their Monday Meet-Ups!

A "Monday Meet-Up" is when it's the 2nd or 4th Monday of the month, questions are posted on the Homefront Team Blog for anyone to answer! :)

This weeks questions were asked by Sarah from Florida Scarf on Etsy:

1. What song is your personal anthem? If you don't have an anthem a favorite song will do. MY ANSWER - "No Rain" by Blind Melon is definitely my personal anthem. I could totally see myself rocking that Bee Outfit the little girl is dancing around in...it's not sane. :)
2. What is your favorite ride at an amusement park?
MY ANSWER - Anything that is death-defying with crazy corkscrews and loop-da-loops! If when I get off the roller coaster I don't feel like I'm going to hurl, than it wasn't worth it!
3. What was your favorite restaurant at any of your past/present duty stations?
MY ANSWER - How hard is this to answer, when we are currently stationed in Italy? So far, the best food I've had has got to be at this little restuarant in Gaeta, which I can't recall the name. All I know is I fell in love with gnochhi...
4. Where is your favorite place to go for supplies?
MY ANSWER - any craft store will suffice, but currently since I'm overseas it's been limited to online ordering. I will admit I have found myself to be resourceful and utilized the local stores (including the Panaroma and Brico) to do some of my bidding. But I totally miss being able to wander through the aisles of Jo-Ann's, AC Moore's, and Michael's pretty often.

Want to check out some GREAT handmade treasures made from USA military spouses across the world? Search "homefront team" at Etsy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Going Green

I know it is REALLY easy to think that the reason I chose this week's new items are because it is March and St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. But that's not why I chose it, well not mainly anyway. I like the green because I'm eagerly waiting for spring to bless us with it's warmth and blooms; the green reminds me of fresh grass unearthing itself under the dreary cold!
So without further ado, this week's new item of the week is:
These may not be the EXACT outfits presented to be sold in the shop, but I will definitely have shirts and jeans just like these offered soon. Both the shirts and the jeans were made using Liberty Jane Patterns - uber cute, super stylish, and perfect fit!

Addison is so ready to be a part of our modeling team, so we promise there will be many fun outfits just for her and the rest of the BFC Ink bunch in the very near future. I'm really digging the posability of her, and this picture of her is a great one, I think.

Anyway, catch these and other great fashions at Camelot's Treasures. And check back next week for another great new item!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What's New Wednesday - Nap Time for Bitty Baby

As some of you may know (at least those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter), Tyler, our boy Bitty Baby Twin, went MIA last week. We searched high and low for him, but he was nowhere to be found. I have a sneaky suspicion that he was visiting his twin sister, Tiffany, who lives in the Kentucky with grandma; but we don't really know. That's why I skipped a week of "What's New Wednesday" last week.

However, this morning, upon getting some socks unearthed from the pile of toys on Theron's floor, Tyler appeared, peeking out from under the bed. After welcoming him home, we immediately started figuring out how we were going to do a photo shoot today, in between spurts of rain.

So I present to you this week's new item is...drum roll please.....Bitty Baby Sleepers!

So far three are done and ready to be sold in the shop, however these are sewing up quick, and I'm excited to put in a bunch more. All of these rompers will fit both the Bitty Baby and the Bitty Baby Twins (even though I only have them pictured on the Twins). And they are super easy to put on for little kids, too....3 year old tested!

So check out on these fun new sleepers at Camelot's Treasures and be sure to check back for next week's "What's New Wedneday" item!