Greetings! I'm Miss M. Turner. I'm 41 and I live in Florida with my guy and our two cats. I've been in this community for longer than I can remember. LOL I look forward to it every year and enjoy both sending and receiving some holiday cheer!
2018 has been sadly difficult. I got some seriously crappy medical news (diagnosis of multiple autoimmune illnesses including RA and Lupus which worry me about the long-term ability to continue to make jewelry which is my livelihood.) We also lost our cat, Gracie, to cancer after over $2,000 in vet bills. Money has been very tight and we've gotten behind as a result.
1. To have a good season in my etsy shop PhoenixFire Designs! Sales have been slow and with all the vet bills and medical bills, I've been struggling to keep my head above water this year. I make beautiful pieces by hand and with love, including my world-famous Tree of Life pendants. I also gladly customize and personalize.
Even just spreading the word is helpful! And I'm all over social media! Share, tweet, post, pin on your journal, blog, tumblr, instagram, pinterest, facebook, twitter - anything! The more people know about it, the more I have a chance of getting buyers. Please help support handmade this holiday!
2. Jewelry/Bead Supplies!
I always need jewelry supplies! Swarovski crystals, gemstone chip strands, faceted rondelles, large hole beads, lampwork beads, silk bracelet ribbon, findings (earring hooks, headpins, clasps, etc.) Just no plastic/pony beads please as I can't use them.
3. Happy Mail Surprises
I rarely get mail these days. So I would love some fun, interesting or amusing mail. Postcards, letters, photos, some little trinket, something you made, art, pretty rock or crystal you found, a secret, a book, a card, something with owls, something Disney, something Harry Potter, something silly, something whimsical etc. Just some kind of surprise, happy mail or little "thinking of you" pick me up type letter or parcel. Really this is just an open call for any and all positivity in the form of mail. Sender's choice! :)
4. Anything from my amazon wishlist.
I don't mind gently used items. I'm a big believer that many things in life can be enjoyed by more than one person and shared. (And if you already own something on the list and want to pass it on, that's awesome too!)
5. Gift certificates. For just about anywhere!
Craft stores, Restaurants, retail stores, online stores, big box stores - you name it. I don't mind if you've used part of it and have $7.52 left on it. I know sometimes people give you ones for places you might not like or need or use and they sit and collect dust in your wallet.
Three ones I could use most?
- Amazon (I'm saving for a replacement tablet. I use mine for all my social media postings and it's about 5 years old and starting to fail. The replacement I want is outside my means right now so anything I can get towards it would be amazing.)
- Michael's (close by and I get a lot of random items there)
- Ebay (I get a lot of supplies for my business there like bubble wrap)
6. Pipe Dream: A Samsung S4 Tablet
Mine is about 5 years old now and needs replacing. It's just starting to wear out. I use it daily for my business; things like posting social media like Instagram and editing product photos and such. I don't mind if it's open box/refurbished/gently used either. (I'm also asking for amazon gift cards to put towards purchasing one.)
7. Something Handmade
What's your specialty? I'd love to see what you love to make by hand. Knit, crochet, sew, printmaking, woodwork, paper crafting, photography, paint, art, embroidery, screen printing, etc., etc., etc.....I'm leaving this totally open. If you need inspiration, feel free to check out my pinterest boards which have TONS of crafty inspiration divided up by category.
8. Holiday cards!
Bonus if they have penguins on them, or owls, or winter scenes and extra bonus if they are Yule/Solstice themed. But honestly, any and all cards are SO welcome! I absolutely love mail. I check my mailbox every day because I just love getting mail. It's like a present.
Miss M. Turner
PO BOX 1484
Elfers, FL 34680
memoryanddream (at) gmail.com
ALLERGY NOTE: Because of my migraines, I can't have anything that was around smoke and I can't have any scented products unless they smell like food. Anything with a musk or a perfume or non-edible scent will trigger a migraine. I am also allergic to artificial sweeteners. Thank you.
Thank you in advance! I hope you and yours have a beautiful holiday season!