Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday Spotlight- TicRacDough

I am so happy to bring you another great shop for Saturday Spotlight! Read on and remember to read the details at the end for a chance to WIN!
-Sammye Jo

Name: Maryann

Where are you from: We live in a little town east of San Diego, California, called Ramona! Ramona used to be the turkey capital of the world-- I still see wild turkeys walking around town!

What do You specialize in: I sell homemade, natural playing dough for children and adults of all ages (3 and up).

Name & URL of store: TicTacDough and my blog:

Where did the name come from: I was wracking my brain trying to come up with a name that was catchy, but fun and easily memorable-- my lovely husband laying on the couch said-- what about "TicTacDough?" His one and only suggestion became our name!

How did you get started on etsy?: Well I actually started on etsy about a year ago buying great handmade items from amazing sellers! I then opened a vintage shop called The Lost and Found ( last January, then just recently decided to take my other love, making homemade, natural playing dough for my kids, and open a shop! It seemed like a natural progression for me. I stay with my girls during the day and get to do what I love in my spare time-- homemade and vintage!

Any advice for new etsy sellers that you have learned?: I think keeping a positive attitude throughout your journey helps tremendously! Whether it be simply having an up-beat welcome announcement in your shop or keeping a positive vibe in the forums-- I find you attract more bees with honey! =)

What do you want customers to know about you and/or your product: That playing dough is so much fun-- yet it can also be educational! Shhh-- the kiddos don't have to know! Before I decided to take the plunge and stay home with my daughters, I taught 1st grade. I was amazed at the varying skill levels... some children didn't know how to cut using a pair of scissors-- using playing dough daily in the classroom, helped amazingly! Learning to use scissors can be a challenge for many kids because it's difficult for them to hold and cut floppy paper. Roll out TicTacDough into half-inch thick sheets, and watch your child become a super snipper! TicTacDough is a good learning material because its rigidity provides resistance so your child can feel what he's doing with the scissors.Playing with TicTacDough promotes creativity, encourages generosity and it builds fine-motor skills in young ones-- plus so much more! Please see my link to my shop welcome for some fun, educational ideas for playing with TicTacDough .

Shameless addictions (retail therapy, etc): I love perusing the many gorgeous kid items on Etsy! It is amazing what some people can do with their hands! I am so jealous of people that can sew! I would love to be able to make dresses and cute things for the kids-- but me with a needle will only end in disaster!

Anything else interesting you'd like to share with us? For all the great 62Cards readers, I will be giving away one 6 ounce tub of ANY COLOR to one lucky reader!
How great is her name! Not to mention great colors!! So, comment and you could win a free tub!!! You got it, FREE! (Use for yourself, save for a great Christmas gift, etc??) So, how do you enter? Leave a comment on this post about your favorite item on her website!! For extra entries leave a separate comment if you make a purchase from TTD, and if you blog about this giveaway - post a comment with the link to your post! So, that's up to 3 entries!!! Good luck and happy commenting! ENDS FRIDAY, 8/14!

My Etsy Shoppe
***Don't forget to enter the free giveaways listed at the top of my blog!!!


Yvette said...

What a great way to relieve stress for moms! Ha! Seeing TTD brings back lots of great childhood memories!

My favorite would be the Jasmine scented Pink! I love pink and the smell of Jasmine!

Crystal said...

that is such a cool idea! i absolutely LOVE the two big scary tubs! that would just rock for halloween! and the scented doughs look fun too...especially the orange...maybe good enough to eat! heck, i would even play with this awesome stuff!

RaeChelle said...

That is awesome. What a great thing to do! My youngest loves playdough so this is right up our alley! :)

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