December 20, 2009

Find Me & 36 Local Crafters @ The Woods

See You In The Woods!!

6637 Milwaukie Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97202

Heart of Craft Holiday Show Today, Sunday December 20th
21+ Show
Drinks, Crafts & A Kissing Booth

December 18, 2009

Heart of Craft Last Minute Shopping Spree!!

Last Show of The Year!!

Need to do a little last minute shopping that won't suck?!? Hit up The Woods this Sunday from 3-9pm!! 36 craftsters with all kinds of handmade goodies. From jewelry to chocolate and so far beyond.

Sip on wine or hot cocoa, have a beer, or visit the kissing booth for some extra fun!!!

This Sunday, Dec 20th from 3-9pm
@ The Woods

6637 Milwaukie Ave, in Sellwood

December 13, 2009

Crafty Wonderland Super Holiday Awesomeness!!

Come One, Come All!!

It's Time for the Super Colossal Holiday Sale!!!

The big day is here! Join me & all kinds of crafty peeps Sunday, December 13th for the Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale! This year's holiday sale is seriously the biggest and best sale to date! 2oo crafters will be there rain or shine or snow...hope you can make it!

There will be an all-star lineup of over 200 super talented artists and crafters, that beat out over 500 applicants. Wowza!

* 200 goodie bags stuffed with fantastic treats from local and national crafty businesses that will go to the first 200 shoppers through the doors!

* Local authors doing demos and book signings at the DIY area.

* A fancy event program featuring a fun craft project, an interview with a local crafty superstar couple, and a full vendor list + map of the room!

* A full bar with special signature crafty cocktails.

* Lots of food options - including vegan and vegetarian.

* Space to sit and relax between shopping and crafting!

This Crafty Wonderland teamed up with the Community Warehouse, a local non-profit agency that collects and redistributes donated household goods to individuals and families in need. Stop by the Community Warehouse booth (#11) to learn more about their organization and also to make a donation if you'd like. They will be accepting gently used small household items like toasters, pots + pans, utensils, can openers, alarm clocks, towels, blankets + sleeping pillows.


November 29, 2009

Secret Society Sunday November 29th

Little Daisy Chains @

November 29th
11am - 5pm
116 NE Russell-Portland, OR

10% of all sales go to the Oregon Food Bank!!

Crossing people off your shopping list never felt so good.

November 26, 2009

Black Friday Sale!

Shop From Home, Jammie Style!!

***November 27th Only***

Little Daisy Chains - Shop In Sale!!

All Earrings $5.00

All Bracelets $5.00

All Hair Accessories, Buy Two Get One Free!

All Necklaces $10.00 (Including Personalized Name Necklaces)

All Pocket Mirrors $5.00

All Rings $5.00

*Free Shipping on orders placed from 12am-9am November 27th 2009*

Stock up & Save!!

Type in "BLACK FRIDAY" Upon Checkout & I'll adjust your invoice!

November 20, 2009

Little Daisy Chains @ Irvington Market 11/21/09

Irvington Artisan Market
2131 NE Thompson Portland, OR
Saturday 11/21/09

Mark more people off your list with all kinds of crafty goodness!

Canned food donations for the Oregon Food Bank are welcome @ the door.

November 11, 2009

Parents Magazine Featured My Bobbies!!

I'm famous!! Well, almost.

Parents Magazine put together an online gift guide this month called "Etsy Gifts for Every Kid"


I'm on page 3!!

Although I already knew about this, I'm still super excited it actually happened!!

Llewellyn Holiday Market

Little Daisy Chains @ The

6301 SE 14th Ave
Portland, OR

Friday November 13th From 2:15pm - 6:00pm
Saturday November 14th From 10am-4pm

10% of all sales go directly to the school to help fund outdoor school.

Stop by, say hey & help support artisans, community & education!

October 22, 2009

Lewis Holiday Bazaar - Saturday November 7th

It's About Time... start thinking of all things merry & bright!

Hat by Big Woo Wear

Art Work by Colorworks

Kick off your Holiday shopping this year by supporting education & community all in one fell swoop. 30% Of ALL vendor sales at the Lewis Elementary School Holiday Bazaar go directly to the school to help fund activities like Outdoor school, a dying tradition in schools across the nation.

Preview more awesome goodies by clicking on the link below;

Saturday November 7th, 2009
@ Lewis Elementary School
10am - 3pm
4401 SE Evergreen St
Portland, OR 97206

October 19, 2009

Daisy Chains Holiday Schedule!! Whoo hoo!

Little Daisy Chains 2009

Holiday Schedule!!

Lewis Elementary November 7th 10-3

Irvington November 21st 10-6

Llewellyn Elementary November 13th & 14th

Secret Society November 29th 11-5

Crafty Wonderland's Super
Colossal Holiday Sale December 13th 11-7

Event locations w/addy's & additional details to follow!

August 19, 2009

TONS of giveaways today!!

Little Daisy Chains Giveaway @ The Dress-up Drawer!!

Click Below to win one of anything in my shop or enter other Fab giveaways!

August 16, 2009

Little Daisy Chains Fall Earring Sneak Peek!

Freshly Made Fall Goodness!!
Coming Soon...

August 12, 2009

Scenarios For Girls - Giveaway

Nicole O'Dell is a Christian Author & Speaker
Her 'Choose Your Own Adventure' writing style allows girls to understand the consequences of choices they will have to make in their life before actually having to make them. Nicole also helps young adults in real time too with her new website:

Scenarios for Girls

To help promote Nicole's new website & book series I've agreed to offer her readers/supporters with a chance to win a Little Daisy Chains Ribbon Bracelet!!

Enter to win by clicking HERE

July 25, 2009

Beck @ PSU Today For A Little Craft Show Goodness!

-------> TODAY SATURDAY JULY 25th <-------

Find Little Daisy Chains In Person At;

Portland State University

In Front of The Farmers Market

8am - 3pm

I'll be taking all in stock items with me so come shop live & in person!

P.S. Blogger you drive me crazy...

July 8, 2009

Etsy Front Page 07/08/09 - Admin Picked

Yay For The Etsy Mom's Group & Yay Front Page!

My "Tangerine Speedo" Earrings were featured today on Etsy's front page & I had no idea until I investigated my GA (Google Analytics) to figure out why the heck my shop stats were so high today. Nice!! I'm totally thankful.

New Colors, New Styles & New Designs!!

New, New & More New!!!

Fun With Circles, A Dot Necklace (Totally Teen)

Love Goes Round & Round, Bobbies

When Raspberry Strikes, Alligator Clips

I'll be replenishing my Etsy shop with new Little Daisy Chains goodies throughout the next few weeks!! So check back often for new styles, new color combos & entirely fresh new designs all together.
New is good!!

July 6, 2009

Etsy Front Page 07/06/09

My Mirror Made Etsy's Home Page Today!!

Thanks to my Etsy BFF WHIMSYlove & my crafty PDX Etsy pal over at EyePopArt for letting me know the good news!!

July 2, 2009

Free Shipping In July @ Little Daisy Chains!!

Free Shipping For The ENTIRE Month of July!!

One thing I HATE about shopping online is having to pay shipping. Sure the pricing on the product is awesome but then you checkout and suddenly that awesome pair of $15 earrings just became $28, or at least that's what it feels like!!
So to celebrate Independence day this year I'm offering FREE shipping for the entire month of July. Yay for guilt free shopping!

July 1, 2009

And The Winner Is..................

Gina Parker of An Unpink Life!!!

I haven't done a giveaway through another blog in quite awhile. I should totally do it more often I had a blast. So happy Gina won and I hope her little one loves her new bobbies tons. Checkout her blog by clicking on the link below!

June 25, 2009

Daisy Chains Giveaway - via The Vintage Pearl!

Win My Type It Back Bobbies for Free!!


Click the link above to enter!!

Little Daisy Chains @ Urban Outfitters 6/27!!!

Urban Outfitter's Charity Craft Show

This Saturday June 27th 9am-3pm
Benefiting The Oregon Food Bank

Featuring these local Portland Artisans:
Live Muic By Archeology

2320 N.W. Westover Rd.
Portland, OR 97210-3533
Please bring canned goods & help support local artists for a GREAT cause!!

June 19, 2009

A little something new!!

My new "look" on Etsy!!

What do you think?

I braved the custom section on Etsy to request a new shop banner. After 20 bids I accepted the seller who took the time to pay attention to what I was asking for. You mean I didn't need three avatars, multiple banners stating this and random that or a side of cheesy daisies? Nope. Just one banner, with my name & a few product photos. ;o)

So a big fat thank you to the winning bidder, Dana, of LilyBeanDesigns !!

June 12, 2009

Daisy Chains @ PSU Saturday 6/13

Get more than just fresh fruit & veggie goodness this Saturday @ the PDX Summer Arts & Craft Market.
Just head south of the Farmers Market and within a few feet you'll be surrounded by local Handmade goods. Hope to see you there!!!

Show lasts from 8:00am-3pm Saturday June 13th

(Between SW Harrison & SW Montgomery)

Mention this blog post & get 20% off!!!

May 14, 2009

Alberta Art Hop, This Saturday 5/16/09!!

Find Little Daisy Chains @

The Radio Room Art Square @ The Alberta Art Hop!

This Saturday May 16th From 9am - 9pm

11th Ave & Alberta (Portland, OR)

See you there!!!

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Art Work By Sascalia, "The New Baby" on Etsy

April 25, 2009

Switch Shoes = Awesomeness!!

7871 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon, 97219

Little Daisy Chains Hair Accessories can now be found @ Switch Shoes in Multnomah Village

Stop in for some tea, meet the amazing owners, Rina & Jennifer, and take in tons of colorful lively shoes not found anywhere else in the U.S.! Before you go don't forget to check out the variety of handmade goods artfully crafted both locally and across the country.

April 5, 2009

Daisies just need a little time...

....and some sun to open!!

Photograph by Alicia Bock available on Etsy

After finishing up my first craft show of 2009 I was reminded why I do what I do! The smiles, the conversation, the contacts, the friends, the next door crafty neighbors and of course the customers!!

Crafty Wonderland was just what I needed today. I really think the atmosphere from the show coupled with all of the warm thoughts and wishes went a long way.

I came home, soaked up some sun on the back of Mik's scooter, ate a nummy dinner out with the family and decided it was time to move forward. I've reopened my Etsy shop and am back on track to being a happy shiny Beck again.

Something I'm sure my Grandma is very happy about!

March 7, 2009

Spring-ful Thinking!

When Will You Rescue Me?

Free To Be By Wyanne

I'm desperate for sun, warmth and all things flowery. I want to get rid of this stupid gloomy mood hanging over my wee little melon. If it could just be Spring tomorrow, totally and truly spring, I feel like I'd magically snap out of it all. The thought of seeing pretty tulips (my favorite flower, sorry miss daisy), birds tweeting sweet tweets and the warmth of sunshine dancing on my skin....well, just makes me feel all kinds of better.

So here I'll wait for my hero called Spring!

February 13, 2009

Nannerpuss I Love You!!

Denny's? Not So Much, But Nannerpuss...he makes me happy!

February 1, 2009

The Sadder Side Of Life

You're Never Really Ready

My grandmother Elaine suffered from a mild heart attack that hit us all out of nowhere. She was hospitalized and on very rocky ground. She'd aspirated into her lungs and was suffering from pneumonia. The doctor's didn't think she'd make it and even had us all come in to say our goodbyes. This was more than a week ago. It was pretty much the worst night of my life.

We had the waiting room packed to capacity. Son's, Daughter's, Aunt's, Uncle's and a bazillion grandchildren from the age of 6 months to 35 years. It was moving to see and annoying for the medical staff to say the least. My grandmother like most grandmothers was the glue that kept us all together. I felt close to her. She'd treated me like I'd secretly always wished my own Mother had. I wasn't ready for any of this. Selfish but true.

She fought though and hard and eventually was moved out of the ICU, and all the scary tubes were nowhere to be found. She was awake again, breathing on her own, lucid, talking and cracking smiles and passing out hugs. I thought this meant she was safe again. I wasn't worried or the least bit scared. Things were better! We could all relax again.

Two days later she passed. We're all devastated, me entirely, but I am glad that we all had one more chance to give her a hug, tell her it was good to see her again and that we loved her. These last two weeks have been one heck of a ride. I find myself randomly thinking of her and either smiling or crying or both. From the cheese sandwiches she used to make my brother and I as kids, her famous 7 layer bean dip she'd make when she knew I was coming over or the candy she'd sneak to my kiddos when I wasn't looking, the very same thing she'd do for me when I was their age.

I'll miss her like crazy and I'm thankful for all she taught me about life and of course for that little bit of extra time we all got to spend with her. I would have done it differently had I known, but wouldn't we all?

January 17, 2009

The CPSIA can kiss it, pretty sure ass coming.

What is the CPSIA you ask?? Why it is the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of course. It is a law that will go into effect on February 10th, 2009 mandating testing for lead and phthalates in any and every item intended for a child 12 and under. Yay right? Go safety!!! Well, not so much.

Although I agree toys should be safe as should any item for a child the law was written at a time when toys were being imported from China contaminated with lead paint. Remember Dora? Who doesn't? It was a pretty big scare and a wake up call that shook parents across the nation. It caused congress to act and fast (...and they pick toys, ha?), so fast that they didn't consider the effect it would have on the small business world or little ole crafty peeps like you and like me (who might I add, have never even been to China).

Words cannot even begin to describe the level of frustration I feel in regards to this asinine law. It is forcing many of us to do one of two things. 1) Shut down our businesses entirely or 2) Stop selling Children's items and "Re-Market".

Children's businesses can stay in business if they'd like, they just need to be rich!

Read this example I found on of the cost impact for the average Jane

Crafters "must put a sample item from each lot of goods through testing after complete assembly, and the testing must be applied to each component. For a given hand-knitted sweater, for example, one might have to pay not just, say, $150 for the first test, but added-on charges for each component beyond the first: a button or snap, yarn of a second color, a care label, maybe a ribbon or stitching--with each color of stitching thread having to be tested separately.
Suddenly the bill is more like $1,000--and that's just to test the one style and size. The same sweater in a larger size, or with a different button or clasp, would need a new round of tests--not just on the button or clasp, but on the whole garment. The maker of a kids' telescope (with no suspected problems) was quoted a $24,000 testing estimate, on a product with only $32,000 in annual sales."

And views on CPSIA?

"CPSIA is now shaping up as a calamity for businesses and an epic failure of regulation, threatening to wipe out tens of thousands of small makers of children's items from coast to coast, and taking a particular toll on the handcrafted and creative, the small-production-run and sideline at-home business, not to mention struggling retailers. How could this have happened?"

I'm scared. I'm angry I'm confused and I'm totally heart broken. I've voted, protested and even spoken with the Executive Assistant of the Consumer Product Safety Office (and if you know me that last one is HUGE).

I can't shut down my business especially in this economy. My husband's IT job is safe, for now, but his second job as a Real Estate Agent... well should I say more? It's pretty much toast. It's particularly sad for me because I started my business because of my daughter and now I'm not even allowed to make her anything.

So where do I go until someone big enough to care steps in and saves the day? Well, I go and get in my car and drive to each and every local children's boutique I have worked so very hard to get into and pull my items off the shelves. I contact wholesale/retail clients from sea to shining sea to either swap out the "child" like items they have left or take product back in and take a loss. Basically, I guess I just redirect my entire business and keep my fingers crossed that someday this stupid law will be recognized for what it is and I can make Riley whatever I'd like.

The End.

January 16, 2009

January 8, 2009

Name That Song Contest!!!

Name That Song!!!

Click on the each of the nine earrings above and guess the song they're referring to by either their title or their description. Then email me all nine song titles/and or the artist that sings it at littledaisychains(at) (or post the answers below but keep in mind people could steal them).
The top three entries will win a free pair of hoops of their choosing! I've announced the contest on Etsy, as well as on Twitter. Now is your chance to join in the music type fun.
On and for motivation, the top entry so far has only 5 of the 9 songs correct. YOU can top that!
All three winners will be announced at 10:30 pm Friday night.
Good luck!!!!