Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Shipping - Two Days Only!

Head on over to my Etsy shop or I can invoice you via Paypal. Take advantage of this sale to put some items away for Christmas before the holiday crowd comes shopping. I hope you all had a Fabulous weekend. It was a hot one here in Texas. My oldest daughter has her last day of school tomorrow and then graduation on Tuesday so we are looking forward to SUMMER!! 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Grand Opening Giveaway!

Pink Plaid

Pink Cheetah

Orange Asian Leaves

Light Grape Asian Leaves
Welcome to Castlegate Crochet Boutiques First Giveaway! One winner will be able to choose an Adjustable Flower Headband from the four styles above. The retail value of these are $18 shipped and it will be yours for FREE!

Here is what you need to do to enter the Giveaway:

1.  'Like' Castlegate Crochet Boutique on Facebook

2. One extra entry if you 'Follow' my blog 

3. One extra entry if you go to my Etsy shop and 'Heart' my shop and tell me one of your favorite items.

4. Comment below that you did the above and don't forget your email address so I can get a hold of you!

Giveaway ends Friday at 10:00 CST!!

**REMEMBER** If you follow my blog by email you will be updated as my blog has new postings, specials and giveaways so you don't miss a thing!! See top right of page to enter your email.


Winner is...

Melissa I will be emailing you! Congratulations to you and thank you all so much!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Who am I?

Hello to you all - A blog...something I thought of doing many times yet for me the perfectionist, I knew it would take quite a bit of time even constructing the most simple post and I try to dedicate my free time to completing orders and designing new ones...but...who needs sleep right? LOL Since there are so many rules and regulations popping up on various networking sites I knew that in order to offer my customers 'more', I would have to get this going. You all are so very important to me and make my work such a joy. I am grateful to each and every one of you. This blog will give me a chance to get a little more personal with you and also let you know who is behind all of this.

Who is Castlegate? Who am I?
Well...that is me over to the right with our two beautiful daughters. I need to get a family photo taken soon so you can see the mister too!
Castlegate Crochet Boutique started with a five year old girl who's grandmother decided to give her the most wonderful gift. Irene Barth, my grandmother taught me the basics on how to crochet. I would make my Barbie and stuffed animals outfits (not from a pattern and not so good looking of course) and begin to learn through trial and error...lots of trial and error.  As I got older family members learned how to hold their tongue when they would receive my hand crafted goodies for Christmas like the fall back scarves and even slippers once.  My mother decided to send me to lessons and the very patient teacher taught me how to read patterns which really helped me along.  From there I tried different fibers and designs finding new ways to create, become faster with my fingers and even started creating my own patterns.

Skipping along a couple decades....I met Larry, had two little angels come into my life and wanted a way to stay home with them and earn a little income. A friend of mine (yes, you Robin) told me of a crafter's website named Etsy and said..."You should check it out", so....I did. That led to, slowly but surely, growing a small business and a dream. I started a FB page and it grew even bigger and I am...starting a blog.

I am a wife, a mother, a Christian woman and a trustworthy friend. I will enjoy getting to know all of you just as I have been blessed to meet so many wonderful people on FB already!