Wednesday, December 30, 2015

That's A Wrap!

2015 is pretty much finished at this point.  As I look back at this year I am overwhelmed with how far Queen B's Busy Work has come!  This time e last year I set a few goals for the year and am so pleased to see most of them accomplished!

Goals for 2015 were:
*  Expand shipping outside the United States: Done!  And as a result, I happily shipped out several orders to the UK and one to Australia in 2015.

*  Sell at my first craft show: I had a table at the Cookies and Cocoa with Santa Holiday Market at the local elementary school early in December.  Quite pleased with my first experience at in-person sales!

*  New photos for the shop: Some yes, some no...

*  A shop newsletter: Something to work at for next year

*  Double sales over last year's total:  Oh my goodness gracious!  This goal was met and far surpassed!  I can't thank all of you enough for all the support over the past year!  

Thank you for an amazing 2015!!  I can't wait to see what 2016 has waiting to show me!

Have a BEEautiful year,
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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas from QueenBsBusyWork

May your days BEE merry and bright!
Merry  Christmas

Have a BEEautiful day,
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Winter Cleaning

The last of the Christmas orders have shipped.  I'm enjoying a little down time to work on a few personal projects.  And to think about what's next (more on that soon!)

It's also time to clean house - or hive.  Which means it's time for our Winter Clearance Sale!

Select items are marked at 60% OFF original prices.  

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday One Day Sale

Today ONLY:  All 'ready to ship' spa  bath  sets  and  cotton  bath  puffs  are  40% off!

Perfect for those last minute gifts and stocking stuffers.

Please note:  sale pricing does not include made to order, 'choose your color', or custom orders.  Sale ends Midnight eastern time December 10, 2015.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Cyber Monday!

Last Friday began what is traditionally one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.  And it's not over yet!  The deals continue right through Cyber Monday, when online businesses roll out special promotions.

Queen B's Busy Work is no exception!  We want to help take some of the sting out of all that Christmas shopping you still have to do.

That's why we are offering FREE shipping within the US on any order placed through Tuesday,  December 1st!  No minimum order or coupon code required!

Have a BEEautiful Christmas season,

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Could I BEE Any More Embarrassed??

I discovered this morning that there was an issue with the free shipping code for Queen B's birthday sale.  How embarrassing!!  And frustrating. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused over the weekend.

The problem has now been corrected, and the offer has been extended until November 5.

FREE DOMESTIC  SHIPPING on all orders of $5 or  more with code BIRTHDAYBEE

Have a BEEautiful day,
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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday to Bee!

This weekend is my birthday!  (yay me!!)  And to celebrate,  I'm giving all of you a present!

Use code BIRTHDAYBEE  at checkout for FREE domestic shipping on any order of $5 or more!

Hurry - once my birthday is over, so is this deal!  This offer expires Monday, November 2.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pretty Packages

I enjoy wrapping up customers orders in pretty packaging just before packing it up for shipping.

Some tissue paper.  A little ribbon.  Some decorative tape.  A cute sticker or tag.

In my opinion, it's the little things that make something feel extra special.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Shipping Delayed

I have a stack of orders packaged up and ready to ship.  However, it totally escaped me that today is Columbus Day - which means the USPS isn't open for business today!  

Therefore, if you received a notice from me that your order is shipping today; please be aware that due to circumstances beyond my control the ship date will actually be tomorrow.

I apologize for any confusion.

Have  a  BEEautiful  week,

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Friends & Family

If there's one hobby I enjoy more than crochet - it's reading.  I can't I imagine life without having a book (or 2.. or 3) to read at any given time!

I also enjoy a good deal.  And right now Barnes and Noble is combining both of those into their Friends & Family Event!!  Receive 20% Off any one item with coupon. In store or online.

I am not being paid or compensated in any way for sharing this. B&N encouraged sharing in the spirit of "friends and family".  And I am passing the info on to you as one bibliophile to another.  Enjoy!

On what one item would you use this coupon?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Queen B Spotlights: SinkandSoak

I have recently had the opportunity to work with some amazing Etsy creators.  One of these is Dorothy from SinkandSoak.  She creates handcrafted soaps, bath bombs, and other products with natural, healthy ingredients.

I "met" Dorothy when she contacted me to inquire about purchasing some of my handcrafted, cotton bath puffs to include as part of a gift set with her all natural bar soap.

 Of course I jumped at the chance to have my item featured alongside the work of such a talented creator.  And I wanted to give all of you the chance to get to know a little about her and her work also.  

Please tell the readers a little about yourself:
I am 47 years old and at the mother of two beautiful girls.  One a senior in college and one a senior in high school.  I work full time as a buyer and also run my small business making handmade bath and body products.  Making cold processed soap is my passion and what I love most about what I do.  I also enjoy nature and reading.  And of course my husband and pets two!

What was your inspiration for starting 'SinkandSoak'? 
I was inspired to start Sink and Soak because I was a huge fan of Lush Cosmetics and love taking baths every night.  So buying all those soaps and bath bombs was getting very pricey.  I decided I was going to make some bath bombs for home.  Then I had family and friends telling me the bath bombs were great and I should start selling them.  I have always been interested in soap making and had wanted to learn the process for years.  I also needed an outlet for my creativity as I used to oil paint years ago before I had children.  I had one daughter gone at college that I missed so much and another growing up fast and soon to be leaving home so I knew I needed a hobby to immerse myself in.  So it seemed natural with my love of art and of bathing to start a small business.

How do you decide what fragrances you want to use for your soaps and bath bombs?  when I make soaps and bath bombs, I try to think of fragrances that will be pleasing to people based on what season it is and how I think they would want the products to make them feel when using it and smelling it.

What would we find you doing when you're not making bath products or running your business?  
I am either working at my day job purchasing electronic parts, cooking, running my household, reading, or off sightseeing!  There is so much to see around the San Francisco Bay area.  I also like to curl up with my dog and relax and drink coffee.  :)

Hmmm... she enjoys reading, sightseeing, and drinking coffee.  If we didn't live on opposite sides of the country, I think there's a good chance we could be besties for sure!  

Please stop by her shop and show her some love! 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Back By Popular Demand! Candy Corn Hat for Baby and/or Child!

Our adorable Candy Corn hat is now available for a limited time only! 

This cute hat was originally designed and created for my grandson's first Halloween.  And now it's available to the public. The yellow, orange, and white beanie is perfect for creating simple costume to wear to a fall/harvest festival or for trick or treating with the big kids!

 Get yours before they disappear for another year!

Please note: Each item is hand crafted, so exact color and design may vary slightly from display photos. Actual color may vary from photo depending on monitor settings.

Each hat is hand-crafted to custom fit the intended wearer. Because each item is custom created, please allow approximately 1 to 2 weeks for item to ship.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Finally Friday

It has been a loooong week here at the hive.  And as a result I am one tired little bee.  I am looking forward to a weekend of relaxing and taking some serious naps.

First, I need to spend this weekend eve to catch up on a few household responsibilities I neglected earlier this week while trying to complete and ship an important order.  Like laundry.  😕

However, I couldn't let this Friday go by without sharing a quick photo of one of my favorite shirts and my favorite coffee mug.

There seems to "bee" a theme going on here.

Have a BEEautiful  weekend,

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome, Fall!

It is finally, officially fall!  Don't ya just love it?  It's my favorite season of the year!

I love everything about fall.  The colors, the cooler temperatures,  the sweaters, the boots, the football games, the scents, and the flavors.

To share the love with all of you, I am having a 

Have a BEEautiful first day of Autumn,
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Thursday, September 17, 2015

I've Been a Busy Bee!

Have you missed me?  I apologize for not bringing you all the latest buzz, but I have been busy busy in the past couple of months.  And that's a good thing!

I created and shipped an order of washcloths, lip balm holders, and some custom soap saver pouches .

Then the orders for the autumn pumpkin hats started coming in (and heading out to their new homes) as people planned ahead for all those fun fall activities with the little ones.

Tossed in the mix have been orders for facial rounds,

bath puffs, washcloths,

Not to mention a custom baby blanket for one of my favorite customers.

And as you can see - I haven't had time to make blog updates a priority.

I do have some big plans for the fall season, and some surprises in the works for the holiday season.  So keep watching this space!

Have a BEEautiful day,
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Christmas In July!

I know what you're thinking...  the holidays are still months and months away!  

Who wants to think about Christmas - shopping, presents, wrapping, decorations, snow, Santa Claus, etc - when it's 90 degrees outside?  Why, we've all got our minds on Summer vacations - NOT Christmas!  Well, it's never to early to start planning!  Especially when there's a SALE involved!

Through the month of July, Queen B's Busy Work is offering FREE domestic SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more with coupon code SummerSanta .

In addition to the FREE SHIPPING offer, select items are marked 25% off.

So, put your elf ears and/or Santa hat on with your cute sundress and buzz on over.  You'll BEE thankful you did when you're not fighting the crowds in December!

Have a BEEautiful day,
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Storms

I enjoy a good afternoon thunderstorm during the summer months.  And we've had plenty of them so far this June!  Maybe all those gray storm clouds are what inspired these two new lip balm cases...

The first is crafted from a pale dove gray yarn and closes with a beautiful thistle design button.

The second is a little sleeker.  Created using a darker steel gray yarn and an industrial look washer-style button.

Both include a split ring for attaching to your keys, as well as a lanyard hook.  They are available as just the holder - or with one tube of commercial brand lip balm included. Fits most standard lip balm tubes.

Makes a great gift topper, favor, or stocking stuffer

You can also ADD A CHARM for only $.75 - available in "mom", "grandma", "sister", "aunt" or the lower chase initial of you choice.

Have a BEEautiful Day,

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Are You Ready For Some Football, Baby?

Looking for the perfect gift for a new little football fan?
This cozy football cocoon and matching hat make the perfect baby gift or photo prop for your newborn football fan! After the first photos are taken, the football bunting set makes an excellent costume for baby's first Halloween. Or use it to keep him or her warm and cozy at those fall football games and tailgate parties.

Hand crocheted with a dark football brown and white yarn. Sized to fit most newborns. Hat is approximately 14" in circumference and allows for some stretching. Cocoon is approximately 18 inches long and 18 - 20 inches around.

Interested in your team colors?  Queen B loves custom orders!  Contact me via the link below for more information.

Queen B's Busy Work

Have a BEEautiful day,
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