Sunday, May 31, 2009

Super Kawaii Happy Maneki Neko May Giveaway

This giveaway has closed. Thanks everyone! See my post from today (June 1st) for the winner and be sure to follow my blog for the next one!

My sweet kitty has inspired this month's giveaway: Maneki Neko! Yatta!

Maneki Neko's are also known as Beckoning Cats, Lucky Cats, Money Cats, Welcoming Cats, and Fortune Cats. They are believed to bring good luck to the owner and I have heard that they're considered even more so when received as a gift. I'm just sayin' ;)

Because our gestures differ many Westerners think that Maneki Nekos are waving when in actuality they are beckoning, as in "Come here!". Generally the left paw up beckons customers, while the right paw up beckons wealth and good luck. Traditionally Maneki Nekos were made to resemble Japanese Bobtail cats - white, orange, black calicos with kawaii nubby tails - but now come in many colors, each having a different meaning (see my definitions list here).

Okay I could ramble on forever about Maneki Nekos but I'll get on with the giveaway instead!


♦ a custom color Maneki Neko* from yours truly

♦ PLUS the debut Rock album from The Redding Shift (that's been getting nothing but rave reviews!)
♦ PLUS a wonderfully decadent bar of soap called Black Hole from Dark Side Soap
♦ and more dark & delicious samples from the EtsyDarkTeam!


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To enter this giveaway simply visit then leave me a comment here letting me know what you'd like to see more (or less) of in my shop!

Be sure to leave me a way to contact you if you are not a Blogspot user (your Etsy shop, Myspace, email, whatever you like). This contest is open to team mates, friends and all.

Contest ends May 31st, 2009 at 11:59pm CT.

Want more entries (up to 4 total/person)? I will happily award additional entries if you additionally do one or more of the following:

  1. Tweet about this giveaway on - comment here with a link to your tweet ( if you'd like to follow me there).
  2. Blog about this giveaway on your blog - comment here with a link to your blog post.
  3. Promote this giveaway in a Myspace Blog or Facebook Notes post. Again, be sure to post a link to it so I can check it out!

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*The winner will get to choose the Maneki Neko's color (samples here), whether it will be a pin/brooch or ornament or hair clip, and gold or silver tone bell. Full details will be emailed to the winner.

The winner will be chosen with the help of and should be contacted with 48 hours of contest end with the exception of Acts of God(s) or bribe induced choco-comas.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


You might remember a while back I won first place in the Etsy Dark Team's design contest for business cards and 3rd place for flyers. Well one of my prizes was from SacredOak! Not only did I get to chose my favorite color, red, but I also got to choose a couple of my favorite scents, Rain & Night Queen. I received a red Rain scented candle, a bar of red Night Queen soap, 2 Rain sea salts, Dragon's Blood sea salts, Black Opium sea salts & a specially blended bath tea.

As you can see there's more than just the scents I chose and I'm glad there are, it all smells wonderful! Also SacredOak was so understanding of my allergies and made a wonder bath tea for me that I can't wait to try. It's even labeled "Maya's Special Bath Tea"! So sweet.

The package was sent Priority so it got here super quick (much faster than my review by far. Bad, Static!) and everything was wonderfully packaged and well secured. SacredOak's shop is a definite must for any browse & buy day!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Static's Sanity, Or Lack There Of

I'm one of those people that even if I'm physically stationary my mind is in over-drive most of the time. Sometimes it can annoy even me how I bounce from one thing to the next and back again but I manage to get everything done (mostly LOL). It definitely comes in handy for admin though! I have a workroom but I hog the living room table on a regular basis so I can be near my laptop which is no longer exactly portable since the battery died (propped up with Stephen King for improved air circulation!). My workroom is a million times better than the 3ft x 3ft corner I had in our last place. It's a kitty-free zone used for machine sewing, draping, laying patterns on the floor without "help" from the fuzzybutts and storing all my fabric, patterns, books and finished goodies.


But hand sewing, small/detail work all gets done on our little glass living room table. Besides if the hubbers is home I'd rather hang with him then be locked away in a workroom anyway.


Oh did I mention that it makes a great light table with just a wee lamp under it? Oh yeah.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Featured!: SWStitchery, the EtsyDarkTeam & The Redding Shift

You may (or may not but should ;D) remember that Cabootique was a winner in my April Showers Make Bats Come Out of Their Towers Giveaway! last month. Well she wrote us all a rave review! Check it out here:

Show her some love and leave a comment or two! ♥ ~Static

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Featured!: SWStitchery on

My awesome team mate, MrsEvils, just scooped up a few goodies from my shop and wrote me up a great review. Please check it out here:

Thanks MrsEvils!♥

Review: &

Did you know you can have 364 days worth of UnBirthdays? I'm on an UnBirthday streak apparently because I got a lovely piece of art from Sneddonia in the form of a beaded copper wire bat:


That's going right in my workroom window! It got here pretty quick too (UK to US). She also sent me some business card held together with a wire bow. Nice touch.


As for DarkSideSoap, let me tell you, these soaps smell delicious! Almost good enough to eat! Which I really wouldn't suggest unless you want flashbacks of getting your mouth washed out for talking back to your momma or granny. Uh yeah. So! DarkSideSoap was kind of enough to send me some off-cut soaps to sample or giveaway. Well I'm definitely keeping his latest soap, Spellbound Woods (yum!), but there are 3 others which I've decided to share. Or at least one of them anyway LOL Yes, they're that good! So keep reading and watch for DarkSideSoap. You'll be missing out if you don't.


Oh and the books I ordered should be here soon (Yeah, I'm a big bookworm). I'm have a great UnBirthday week!

Friday, May 15, 2009


And, package #4 of my UnBirthday was my 1" button order from MinePress. I received them in just under 2 weeks, she was very helpful and my pins look great! The price was pretty sweet to boot. I almost didn't write about her because I want to keep her all to myself *muhuhahaha*. I decided to play nice and share. For now.

Sorry the light blips out 1/2 of the Muirne Scrap Bat pin on the far right but you get the general idea ;) This is what I'll be sending out soon for my belated promo swaps at minimum: 4 Note/Postcards, 4 EtsyDarkTeam cards, 4 Static White's Stitchery cards with one of each pin attached, 10pcs recycled paper Bat-fetti.


Package #3 of my UnBirthday was from Amber Dawn of International Charm Day. I entered one of her charm giveaways and jackpot!

So much to play with. The wood cutouts are by the way of PorkChopShow. Gargoyles, gears and eyeballs oh my! I left out the gunmetal beads Amber Dawn sent from the pic because they wouldn't stay put. They just kept rolling away like round hedgehogs. Hey, no one said my photo setup was top notch stuff here. It does what I need, usually, but that's for another time ;D

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Package #2 of my UnBirthday (yes, I've decided it was my UnBirthday) was from MrsEvils. She had a haiku contest which I didn't win but she was sweet enough to send goodies out to everyone!

My haiku, you ask? Well alright since you asked so sweetly...

My zombies eat fluff
Sock monkeys are disturbing
I know I am strange

I had to chuckle about the pocket mirror since I had just sent out a package to her that, unbeknownst to her, had my one and only Scrap Bat pocket mirror! I love MrsEvils' promo, it coordinates perfectly and is so very much her.

The brain soap is by the way of AgonysDecay. Mmmm brains. And there are actually multiples of the cards & magnets because this was also a promo swap, so I can share the love!


I got a bunch of packages yesterday! Was it my UnBirthday? Or maybe Not-Xmas? Any day you get a mailbox full of goodies rather than bills is a good day to me!

The first package was from Kiddo47. I was lucky enough to win Kiddo47's giveaway last week! It was for a $15 gift certificate so I got to browse through her shop and pick out a few goodies. Being the wifey of a musician and a having a love for Asian & Zombie related goodies here's what I got:

A Fender pick bracelet, a koi fish tile charm, a zombie tile charm, a wee Buddha clip charm (on my cell case) and a Fender pick cellphone charm! Check out her shop at!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mother's Day Weekend Sale!


I'm offering 20% off all regular priced items this Saturday May 9th to Sunday May 10th in honor of Mother's Day, in addition to the already free shipping in the US!

Offer ends @ 11:59pm CST, May 10th.

I'm even including the custom color Batlings & Maneki Neko listings! Zomg! (Does not included Sale items, sorry.)

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How to get the 20% off:

Choose your items and make purchase as usual but be sure to

1) write "MothersDay20" in the Message to Seller

2) and choose "Other" as payment... and then wait for my revised invoice (Paypal)! Easy peasy.

I only take payment via Paypal at this time.


So come on by Static White's Stitchery and treat yourself!


Friday, May 1, 2009

The April Giveaway winner is *drum roll*...

-:¦:-·:*'""*:·.-:¦:-·*Rocket Girl*·-:¦:-·:*'''''*:·-:¦:-


I have some special options for your Batling *sly grin*. I'll contact you shortly to find out what colors you'd like for your Batling!

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Aaaaaand thanks to the great turn out I've decided to give a second prize!



The sample assortment from the EtsyDarkTeam will be different from Rocket Girl's but don't you worry, it'll be just as good! I'll contact you shortly.

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Thanks so much to everyone that entered. I will be saving the names from all my giveaways for random mystery (unannounced) giveaways. So you may win yet! Also, I'll be doing my best to have monthly giveaways so be sure to follow my blog and keep reading!

Thanks again everyone ~Static

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