Dec 1, 2008

Seeing Our Name in Print

We were trying to keep this one under wraps until it hit news stands. I think we secretly were terrified that it was going to fall through, but here it is, finally! QuickDFW is a supplemental magazine to the Dallas Morning News newspaper. It's published weekly and features entertainment, night life, shopping, and the like. It is free and can be found at thousands of locations in the DFW Metroplex. Their November 27th issue has gift guides and devoted an entire page to EtsyDallas. Out of the dozens of members, 7 were chosen to be featured in this guide and Midnight Snack was one of them! Check out the whole issue online, here. Congratulations to all the EtsyDallas members who were chosen! We have about 10 pounds worth of copies over here, I hope everyone was able to get a copy of their own! Thanks QuickDFW, we couldn't be happier!

Nov 20, 2008

My First Fair

Our lovely apartment complex had it's first try at a vendor fair last week. It was pretty good and the attendance was decent. They hope to continue these with more frequency and we'll be at every one of them. We've posted some pics of our table, our first one ever!I can't wait to get a few more of these under my belt so I can move on to the big fairs! We'll keep you informed of where we will be in case you're ever in the neighborhood, but as always you can visit our store at!

Nov 19, 2008

That Turkey is Hot!

It's just over a week until Thanksgiving and the Oven Roasted Turkey Plush has been getting tons of attention. We'll be keeping this guy around at least through Christmas, it's now become our best seller!

Nov 4, 2008

Front Page

It finally happened! I made my very first front page today. I hope you got a chance to see it in action, but if not here is a screen shot!

Nov 3, 2008

How Did We Do?

Well, Austin for Halloween certainly is a blast. The streets are crammed with costumed people young and old, parties, and parades. We thought we did pretty good with our Muppets costumes, both Rowlf (from Muppet Babies) and Animal. Unfortunately, we might have missed our target because most of the college kids down there didn't know who we were even after it was explained. I guess I finally feel like my generation doesn't blend with theirs. I grew up watching Muppet Babies and Muppets Take Manhattan so our costumes were a nice tribute to our child hood friends. We had fun anyway, besides that's what it's all about, right? We hope all our readers had a Happy Halloween!

Oct 29, 2008

Handmade Halloween

My mother used to make all of our Halloween costumes and they were usually really elaborate. There was a Snow White costume complete with the initials "SW" embroidered on the cape and the princess costume with contrasting colors inside the long bell sleeves. So, as I grew older it was always imprinted in my head that you make your Halloween costume, and I have almost every year since I was about 12. But these bag costumes that generally had been thought of as cheap or ugly have really come a long way. Now they can cost you upwards of $50 and come with many accessories! I wont fall for it though, I still make my costume and my husband and I are headed to some great Halloween fun this weekend in our Muppets costumes. He, being a drummer for a long time, has chosen Animal, and I have chosen Rowlf as a Muppet Baby. Check back after Halloween for some pics and you can see just how well we did.

Oct 27, 2008

Food, Fun, and Gift Guides!

Midnight Snack is working hard to put out new items every week so you can have a great selection for you holiday shopping! This week we concentrated on our plush items and produced three new food plushes just for you!
Apparently they've caught some attention because two of them are now featured in the Etsy Gift Guides. Our Loaf of Bread plush is in the Children Gift Guide and our Steak Plush is in the Gag Gift Guide. Hooray!
Don't forget our Turkey plush is perfect for Thanksgiving! We've truly got a smorgasbord in our store. Come by if you're hungry!

Oct 20, 2008

New Items!

We're filling up the store to get ready for the holidays. We've got clothing, bags, and some new plushes. We've got a lot more products up our sleeve so check back often for new great stuff! Also, our mini key chains double great as ornaments for your Christmas tree! It's not too early to start your holiday shopping.

Oct 15, 2008

Birthday Sale

Happy Birthday to me! It's my birthday today and if you wish me a happy birthday on this blog, in Etsy conversations, or in your message to seller you'll get 25% off any item in the store. (25% will be taken off of pre shipping total and cannot be used with sale items)

Visit to start shopping!

Everybody party!

Oct 7, 2008

Weather is Changing, Economy is Grey

It's starting to get cooler, even here in Texas and the seasons are definitely in the process of change. With all of the turmoil in our economy and with the election it's easy for us all to get a little blue every once and while. That was the exact inspiration for Midnight Snack's newest piece, the Sunshiny Day Cardigan.

The sun, smiling brightly with rosy cheeks is peeking out from behind a grey cloud, reminding us that it will be sunny again soon. Wearing this on your cardigan will help you get through those tough days when you think things will never turn around.

We've also started making our robot hoodies again, which were a huge hit last fall and winter. Our hoodies with different appliques are very popular and are perfect for the colder months on the horizon. We'll continue to put out new clothing with different designs, but if you have something specific in mind please contact us, we love hearing from customers!

Oct 2, 2008

Let Me Give You My Card

My wonderful new business cards arrived this week and they look great! Woohoo for not having to print my own cards anymore! My cards are from and I highly recommend them. I feel like I'm official now, and so far people have responded really well.

My favorite package from Etsy came from Gypsy Rabbit. The jewelry comes in an adorable cloth pouch with the jewelry packaged in platic and card stock baggies. She hand writes a note and gives an adorable mini button and a free gift! I strive to make my promotional materials as beautiful as Gypsy Rabbits.

Sep 26, 2008

Trying New Things

Broken plates are always a huge pain. No matter how diligently you sweep the floor you always find that one last shard in the bottom of your foot. So when my husband dropped one of our plates last weekend I wasn't too pleased. But as I looked at how large the pieces were I started to wonder if I couldn't use them in a craft project. We have had this wide framed mirror in our closet for years because it was just too plain to put out yet I knew it could be destined for something else.

So we set out to do our first mosaic. Our plates are white with a black damask pattern. We knew we wouldn't have enough pieces to cover the whole mirror so we bought some cheap black plates from Wal Mart and broke them, too.

Here is what our finished mirror looks like:

It was nice to take a break from all the sewing to learn about a new process. It was fun and I appreciate mosaic pieces so much more now. We wont be pursuing mosaics any further but it's always fun to know we can do it.

Check out this Etsy store, Rockcandymosaics, that has beautiful mosaics!

Sep 21, 2008

Etsy September Meet Up!

We had a fantastic time at The Londoner Friday night for the Etsy Dallas Team meet up!  Thanks to everyone who was so incredibly friendly and helpful.  We even got a cool pin from Pinkfairywand!  I can't wait until I get to meet even more Etsy Dallas Team members in the future!  Go team!

Sep 18, 2008

Storque Article

I almost choked last night when I checked the Storque. I haven't been spending as much time in the Etsy community section lately because I've been slightly disheartened by all the technical problems. But before bed last night I decided to check and see what was new on the Storque. Etsy is having a craft night featuring appliqueing techniques and they used our Fluttering Heart Hoodie as an example! What an honor. I've often seen the chosen items in the Storque articles and felt pangs of jealousy. Now that we've tooted our own horn an appropriate amount, go check it out! Thanks to everyone who is a friend to Midnight Snack and checks up on us through our blog.

Sep 17, 2008

Thoughts on the Technical Problems

There have been problems with the search functions of Etsy for the last week or so. There has also been problems with spammers, sock puppets, resellers, etc, etc. It's frustrating and we're all sort of holding our breath until it gets fixed. But it also is a coming of age for Etsy. We're finally big enough to attract those that are out there to sabotage. We're no longer confined to our close knit community, but are getting a generous amount of attention from the outside world. Whether they are jealous, immature, or just down right mean doesn't much matter. They'll get there's eventually and we can go back to the smoothly operating Etsy we all know and love. But we'll never be the same. We're famous now and only getting bigger! Hold on to your hats ladies and gentleman, because we have officially arrived.

Sep 15, 2008

As Promised, More Halloween!

As promised, you guys get a glimpse of our newest Halloween creation.  It's a witch's hat!  It sits upright and is loosely stuffed so you can use it for whatever you like!  We're counting down the days until Halloween over here and hope you're excited, too!  Let us know what seasonal stuff you've got in your shop, we want to spread the Halloween love around.

Sep 10, 2008

Hey, I'm in a Treasury!

And since that is such a rare thing, I thought I'd share it! Since the Treasury debacle yesterday opened up so many spots, I had a much better chance of getting into one.
Look quick before it goes away tomorrow evening!

They've selected our Fluttering Heart Hoodie, which also happens to be one of our newest items! Check out our new hoodies in the store now and check back next week for Halloween items!

Sep 5, 2008

Halloween Feature

Etsy has picked our RIP Tombstone Pillow for it's Halloween Gift Guides! Thanks Etsy! We're very honored to be included among such wonderful creations! Halloween is our favorite time of year and we're working on more Halloween items as we speak. Tombstone pillows are great for decor or for snuggling and we can make them with any 3 initials you like. A set for the whole family would be creepy and kooky for this Halloween!

Aug 29, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

I'm on vacation!  See you when I get back!

Aug 24, 2008

Ooooo Happy Halloween!

It might seem well off on the horizon to you, but we want you to be prepared for Halloween. Don't wait until you're pulling out those dusty boxes to realize your Halloween decorations could use some updating. We're starting to roll out our Halloween items and our first one is this awesome RIP Tombstone Pillow. If the tombstone pillow isn't your thing, check back soon for our other Halloween themed merchandise!

Aug 21, 2008

We Love Our Readers

It's the last few days of summer, school is on the horizon and your last vacation of the season is coming up. We've been very happy with success of our blog and we want to show you you are appreciated! Just for reading this blog you get 25% off one item. Click on the coupon to see how to get your 25% off.We're not announcing this sale in the store, this is just for you readers out there, so pass the word along! Make sure you convo MidnightSnack with the code found on the coupon before completing your purchase so we can adjust the pricing for you! Thanks for all your support!

Aug 18, 2008

Back to School Time

It's back to school time and everyone needs new clothes. If you, or someone you love, is ready for something new but doesn't want to look just like everyone else, we've got some new items just for you. Since we shop at the same stores as you, you might recognize some of these pieces from your favorite shops.But we've taken them and personalized them, carefully picking out the embellishments for each one.No design or garment is every duplicated exactly making your pieces truly one of a kind. Everyone will ask where you got it!.We've got a bunch of tops, from light weight t-shirts, to hoodies. Many of our pieces go from season to season easily. Check out or clothing today.

And if you're headed to college you might need an over sized floor pillow for studying or lounging in front of the television. Anyone can customize their backpack or tote with our cute key chains! It's almost Fall and we're excited at Midnight Snack!

Aug 15, 2008

Life Outside of Etsy

Believe it or not, I have other hobbies other than crafting and writing has become one of my favorites. I'm a music reviewer for the site DecentXposure and my first review was published today! If you can tell me the name of the band I reviewed I'll give you $5 off any clothing or pillow item in the store and free shipping! Just contact me through email or throught Etsy with the answer and your selected item and I'll get a new listing for you! Thanks for looking!

Aug 12, 2008

Facebook Store

Midnight Snack has opened a Facebook Store! This is a great opportunity for everyone to participate! If you've got pictures of yourself using or wearing any Midnight Snack creations you can upload them to this site. You can also become a fan so that your friends can see that you like us, and maybe they'll like us, too. You can get updates of what's happening at Midnight Snack and get special promotions and discounts just for being a fan! We'll always keep you updated here on the blog, but if you want to make us part of your Facebook life become a fan today!

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved
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Aug 11, 2008

Somebody Likes Me

It looks like we have some friends over at We've been marked as a favorite store! Go over and check us out, you can link from the "favorite shops" section in the left hand column. Thanks LynLloyd, we think you're pretty neat, too!

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved

Aug 8, 2008

Hey That's Me!

The lovely angeldamico has picked us as one of her favorite finds for today! You can read her post here! Thank you angeldamico and we want you to know we like you, too!

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved

Aug 7, 2008

United Way Week Basket

AtmosEnergy is having their annual United Way week next week! It's a week full of activities and fundraising, crowned by the ever popular basket auction. Each department donates a basket that their employees have put together centered around a theme.The HR department at Atmos decided to do a pet themed basket and contacted me about a dog pillow! They've selected our Steak Pillow and will be auctioning it off with the rest of their basket next week! Thanks Atmos!

More pictures will follow later as the baskets go up for bidding! As a thank you to Atmos we're offering a friends of Atmos discount of 15%! Coupons are being distributed in the office but you can contact us to get the discount code, too!

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved

Aug 4, 2008

Now It's Just Comical

It looks like this weather has no intention of letting up which means more sticky car rides and difficulty sleeping through the night for us, but for you it means the sale has been extended! Now selected items are 25% to 30% off, while remaining items are 10% off!

This item in particular has been so heavily discounted that it's under $15! That's a steal considering that it's an American Apparel shirt with one of a kind hand appliqued flowers. American Apparel shirts alone can cost as much!

This summer may not end any time soon, but sales sure would help us forget this heat wave. Happy Shopping everyone!

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved

Jul 28, 2008

It's Too Hot to Live Sale

Since our weatherman says it's going to be over 100 degrees every day this week, we decided to run a sale. We figured, we'd be stuck inside blasting the air conditioning and you probably would be, too. What better way to spend your time than shopping on Etsy!

This week everything is 10% off! Prices will go back after this week so if you've been eying something, now is your chance. I'll also honor the 10% discount to custom orders that are placed and and paid up to midnight August 2nd.

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved

Jul 24, 2008

ThisNext Mini Donut Key Chain Recommendation

Midnight Snack is on! ThisNext is a website where you can share your favorite products that you've found on the internet while shopping and browsing. ThisNext user ttownqt thinks our Mini Donut Key Chain is "uber cute" and recommends it to other shoppers! Thanks ttownqt!

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved

Jul 23, 2008

Steak Pillow Feature

Our Steak Pillow has been featured in the Gift Guides! Etsy thinks that our Steak Pillow is a great gift idea for a pet lover, and we couldn't agree more!
Our own resident dog, Stanley, has one and most nights he can be found snuggled warmly on his pillow. Did you know Stanley is our model as well? He's doing his best to show you just how comfortable our Steak Pillow is and hopes that many other dogs out there will enjoy their own pillow creation from Midnight Snack.

Copyright - Christina Wezwick - 2008 all rights reserved