Thursday, June 19, 2008


Craft Supply Thief Caught in the Act!!

There is a thief in my house. He is small and has brown hair with white accents. He weighs approximately 6 pounds. His favorite hang outs are on the counter next to the fish tank, the arm of the couch and the window sill.

If you come across one of his kind, hide all of your craft supplies! Last night I managed to snap a picture of the thief in the act. When my back was turned he snatched one of my cover button supplies and was off. He was later found in the kitchen shoving the button under the refrigerator for safe keeping!

His kind are classic thieves of craft supplies. Watch your stash at all times. Please don't let this happen to you!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Feedback Rating Reaches 100!

Start To Finish Supplies Reaches 100 Positive Feedback Comments!

I am very excited to say that on Tuesday, June 17, Start To Finish Supplies received its 100th positive feedback! In the three months that Start To Finish Supplies has been on Etsy I have had the pleasure of working with many excellent buyers. I am very pleased to have meet so many people. The feedback my customers have left me has been very encouraging.

When I started Start To Finish Supplies it was with the intent to offer great supplies at resonable prices. On top of that I wanted to give excellent customer service and fast shipping. I feel that I have been able to do this and my customers have agreed!

Thanks to everyone for there patronage and I look forward to supplying your creative needs in the future!

Feedback quotes from valued customers of Start To Finish Supplies:

By aok1979: "Great deal and the fastest shipment I've ever received on Etsy! Great seller."

By mapy: "Great supply!!!! Really good price, the best i found. Friendly seller! I'll be back!

By beedazzlesgifts: "Wonderful transaction & fabulous shop! Great price, super speedy shipping, great communication A++++"

By catywhompus: "Exactly as described. Very nice packaging. Great asset to etsy."

By SewChicGirl: "Thanks so much!Great seller to buy from. I will come again!"

By doxieangels: "Absolutely FABULOUS!!! 5 stars for this incredible seller! Just a complete and utter delight...i just can't say enough! thank you and wishing you nothing but the best...i will be back : )"

By embeel: "Perfect! Packaging and ship time - everything Fantastic - thank you!!"

By strangelittlebird: "Got here very quickly! I can't wait to make something:) Thanks!"

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Buttons, Buttons and More Buttons

Drowning in Cover Buttons!

I am a very happy girl! My cover buttons finally arrived. The long awaited day has come. After two months of calling and chasing down the supplier, I have finally landed myself a boat-load of buttons! If you don't believe me just stop by. There are so many buttons!

I can now supply all of the wonderful and talented Etsy sellers that use cover buttons! If you need it, I have it! With 100+ listings in my Etsy store I am ready to go.

What will I be doing this weekend? I am going to steal some time to go kayaking on Saturday. Otherwise I plan to count and pre-package buttons all weekend! Fun times!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Come on In! See Where it all Happens!

Welcome to the home & office of Start To Finish Supplies!

Voyeurs are welcome here!

If you are anything like me you are curious to know where your supplies come from, what it looks like on the other end of the internet, what organizational methods others use, ect. It is fun to see how others set up their offices and craft spaces. Well here is mine. It is nothing special but it works!

I live in a one bedroom apartment. Approximately 1/3 of my apartment is dedicated to my business. My sunroom is set up as an office. This is where I type up invoices, print shipping labels, house my files and store items such as shipping labels.

The majority of my time spent on the internet happens when I am on the couch watching TV. The couch doubles as my craft room. Since I live in a small apartment, there is not much space. Therefore, my couch multi-tasks allowing me to use it to lounge, craft and nap! In the living room I have two tall metal shelves. I purchased coordinating blue & tan bins which I use as storage.

Across from the couch is an antique cabinet which I use as my personal craft storage. The crafts in this area are for my personal use and are items that I am not selling. It has been very beneficial for me to maintain two separate storage areas so that I do not sell something that I want to craft with.

My biggest challenge is sharing my work and craft space with my cat! He may be small but he is mighty! I am constantly shooing him away from my crafts! He has taught me to never leave anything sitting out. Since he came to live with me three months ago he has turned me into a more organized person. If he finds that I have left something out of place and unattended he snatches it up and hides it. Sometimes it is weeks before I find the item again!

Well that is the complete tour of the home of Start To Finish Supplies. I hope you enjoyed it!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Welcome Start To Finish Supplies!

Providing supplies for your creations from Start To Finish

This blog will honor all things creative. Wondering whats new with Start To Finish Supplies? Here you can learn all about what is around the corner! Looking for a fun new craft project? This blog will feature directions for easy and creative crafter projects! Curious what other designers are up to? Look for articles to come in the future about the hot new designer!

This is just a sample of what you will see in the future, so don't forget to check back!

About Me

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Hi! Welcome to the official blog for Start To Finish Supplies. My name is Katie. I am the face behind Start To Finish Supplies. I am a 20-something living in Raleigh, NC. I enjoy spending time crafting. When I am not crafting I am reading, kayaking or at the beach. I started out making jewelry in March, 2007 under the business name Katie Carolina Designs. I launched Start To Finish Supplies a year later in March 2008. Start To Finish Supplies has been a blast. I take pride in offering supplies to fellow crafters at reasonable prices. Why pay more money to buy from a large corporation? With Start To Finish Supplies I am always around to answer questions and to provide excellent customer service. I strive to make every transaction perfect!