Monday, August 6, 2012

What We Are Doing Now & Featured Item of This Week Crochet Starfish Doily/Dish Sets

Hello everyone! I have been super busy since my last posting...We finished our move from Las Vegas, NV back to my hometown of Vancouver,WA. Glad that is over! No more dessert for this girl!!!
We have been getting all our shops in order & I re-opened my Etsy shop!!! Here is my link:
I will be featuring all of my crochet items & hand-crafted jewelry on mine.

On my Hubby's Daddydan's Etsy shop
we will be listing:
Crafting, Jewelry, Scrapbooking, & Beading Supplies... New & Up-Cycled.
Vintage finds of all kinds!
Here is his link:

My Top Selling Item!!!!
Starfish Dish Towel/Doily/Washcloth Set
Each set includes 3 matching double sided scrubbies!
I also sell these on my Ebay! As well as other crochet items.
My availability changes weekly so please check in often. Here is my Ebay link:

It is always so nice to get positive feedback from an item I have made or sell. Once in awhile I will get a picture email from a customer showcasing how they have used an item.
Here is a FANTASTIC customer appreciation picture of a custom order starfish set I made.
What a creative way to use these as a beachy doily decor! Makes me want to drive to the beach right now!
Thank you Cathy for sending me this picture.

I will be showcasing any customer appreciation pictures, like this one, on my blog. So please email me pictures featuring one of my items & I will feature you too!
Please visit our Etsy & Ebay shops & see what we have to offer!
Please email or convo us if you have any questions or would like to discuss a special order.
Thank you!
Becca (mamabecca)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Which is correct, the "grey" or "gray" spelling?

  Which is correct, the "grey" or "gray" spelling?
Have you often wondered "Am I spelling g-r-e-y correctly...or is it g-r-a-y?". How do you spell the color grey or gray? Well, the answer is they are both correct. There are two acceptable spellings. Gray is used primarily in the United States and other areas that use US English. Grey is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English.
The only exceptions to these rules are:
1. Proper nouns such as a last name; Earl Grey and Zane Grey would not be spelled Gray and L.H. Gray must be always be spelled Gray.
2. Greyhound as in the dog breed.
3. Food irradiation (quantity of radiation energy absorbed by the food as it passes through the radiation field during processing). 1 Gray = 0.001 kGy = 1 joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of food irradiated.
When all else fails..
grAy is how it's spelled in America
grEy is how it's spelled in England
"Is it grey or gray?" is likely one of the most frequently asked questions in regards to common misspellings, however there are many other commonly misspelled words related to regional differences. In most cases American spellings seem to be a bit more phonetic. Here's a handy chart.

What is the difference between grey and gray?

According to a very comprehensive color charted provided by (a trusted resource on color swatches) grey and gray are actually two different "color swatches".

According to a survey conducted both in the U.S. and England, many people believe grey is an actual color perceived as the hue of "silver", and gray is a sliding scale of values from black to white.

Historical Footnote
samuel johnson picturegrey or gray icon graphic According to an interesting and authoritative note in the Oxford English Dictionary, the spelling "gray" was championed by Samuel Johnson, English writer and lexicographer and other English lexicographers; but in the twentieth century "grey" became the established spelling in Britain anyway.
Meanwhile, in the United States, "gray" became standard somewhat earlier. Examining two nineteenth-century U.S. dictionaries--Webster's Academic Dictionary (1867) and Webster's Condensed Dictionary (~1897)--and both include entries for "grey" that refer readers to "gray" for the term's definitions. So what is the difference between grey and gray? On the one hand, this indicates an early preference in the United States (or at least at Merriam-Webster) for "gray"; but on the other, it suggests an incomplete victory, since British spellings such as "labour" and "labelled" don't appear in those dictionaries at all.
"No people can be great who have ceased to be virtuous."
—Samuel Johnson, on the behavior of the British colonists in America; "An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain.

Monday, May 7, 2012



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Mothers Day Gift Ideas!

I just recently listed most of my crocheted items on Ebay! Please check out my Ebay store for some fantastic deals & finds! Here is the link:
slouchy hats starting at $4.99!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Our April Etsy sale will be ending soon!

4/27/12-Our April Etsy sale will be ending soon!
Through this weekend I am taking special orders for the new slouchy hats for only $12.95 + shipping! These will be listed for $19.95 + shipping after May 1st. These are super popular & selling fast!
If you would like to place a special order, I can crochet your new hats in a wide range of your favorite colors!

Please email me at:
or you can convo me through Daddydan's Etsy at:

Here are a few of the colors I have listed right now.

Monday, January 30, 2012

mamabecca73's Etsy Shop Announcement

Please check out the great jewelry, crocheted items, & vintage collectables selections to find the perfect gift for someone or a special treat for yourself.

Here is what is going on with my shop today...

*I am offering sales with reduced prices & Free Shipping in the U.S.A. on most of my items.! I just relisted the Valentines Day Special pricing! No coupon codes needed.

*•♥•* I will be more than happy to give you a shipping quote for outside the USA. Please send me a convo with your address & what you would like to order. *•♥•*

I hope you enjoy my selections and thank you for shopping!
Please convo me if you have any questions, would like to place a special order, or just to say HI!
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