Tuesday, December 1, 2009

And the Winner is...

Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Stuffed Stocking Giveaway! I couldn't grab a screen shot of the random number generator, so I had to settle for a copy/paste of the text:
True Random Number Generator
82 (from random.org)
And the Winner is......


I'll be in contact with you so I can send you your stocking! Enjoy!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Mentionables

Today's featured shop is GaudetsGems! This lovely shop has jewelry for every occasion, and lots that are perfect for your holiday gift giving.

Need a little stocking stuffer? These little beauties are only $10! And, today only (Monday, Nov. 30th), you can get them free with any $25 purchase!

Or maybe a bit of bling to wear to a Christmas party? This Snowball necklace is sure to draw some envious looks!

Need a casual yet person gift? These initial earrings are just right.

And my personal favorite, my birthstone, Amethyst earrings!

There's more to see in GaudetsGem's shop, so have a seat and browse around!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Need a Unique Gift Idea?

If you are Christmas shopping, and can't seem to find something that everyone else won't have, have a look at these....

For the Twilight fan, a fun Christmas shirt. Comes as a PDF file for you to create an iron on transfer, but can be ordered as a completed shirt ($25) as well. Simply send a message (craftedbydesign (at) gmail dot com) indicating the size needed, and a listing will be set up just for you!
Twilight vampire Christmas
For the hunter or redneck in your life, these unique Christmas lights are sure to bring a smile.

Redneck Hunter Christmas Lights

Is someone you know trying to "go green"? Here's a tote made with just such a person in mind...

Eco Friendly Tote Bag
For more unique and handmade gift ideas, please come and visit us, and maybe take a look around at some of the other many great shops on Etsy while you're there.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Mentionables

This week's featured shop is BenMcfuzzylugs! This shop is full of fantastic creations, and at least 10% of each felted animal sale goes to BACCAS the bowel cancer charity http://www.baccas.org.uk/
Each item is lovingly hand felted, and take many hours to make. You can just see all the love and workmanship in each piece. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces:

needle felted puppy with ball
needle felted purple dragon
needle felted white horse
needle felted lion
needle felted dog with trick or treat bag

Have a look at the other adorable creations, and maybe find a unique Christmas gift while you're there!

Also, don't forget to enter the Stuffed Stocking Giveaway!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

November Giveaway! Win a Stuffed Stocking!

I'm am pleased to be presenting a wonderful giveaway for the month of November! You will have many opportunities to enter to win. Up for grabs is a stocking filled with lovely items from numerous sellers. Giveaway will end at midnight on November 30th, and the winner will be announced on December 1st! Be sure to come back and see who wins!
You could win all of this:

knit washcloth by lilyofthevall77
handmade earrings by lilyofthevall77
This lovely little washcloth and earrings are from Lilyofthevall77's shop...
Esty shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilyofthevall77
ArtFire shop:
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lilyofthevall77


handmade bracelet by Deelights
This beautiful bracelet is brought to you from Deelights....
Website http://deelights-jewellery.co.uk
Twitter http://twitter.com/dee_lights
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackpool/deelights/135698633310?ref=ts
Blog: http://deelightsblog.blogspot.com/


handmade bracelet by AlteredBeautyAnother gorgeous bracelet, this time from AlteredBeauty...
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/alteredbeauty
Blog: http://alteredbeauty.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/alteredbeauty


beaded snowflakes by BeadingByBawissaThis set of three beaded snowflake ornaments are from BeadingByBawissa. She is also offering 10% off to all my blog readers! Simply put
"CBD10" in the message to seller box during checkout. Discount applies to product only and will be refunded through Paypal.
Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeadingByBawissa
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Bawissa
Blog: http://bawissasetsyadvice.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/edit/?id=93319842671#/pages/Beading-By-Bawissa/93319842671


Hand crafted soaps from A Slice Of Delight
These adorable, handcrafted soaps are courtesy of A Slice Of Delight - Lather Up and Treat Yourself!.
Etsy Shop - www.asliceofdelight.etsy.com
Twitter- www.twitter.com/asliceofdelight
Facebook - www.facebook.com/asliceofdelight


Handcrafted set of cards from Sheabalina
From Sheabalina comes this set of 6 hand drawn cards. In the artists own words...
Each of these white note cards has been printed with a peacock feather design. I drew the feather by hand, scanned it into the computer, and then printed it onto the cards in each of the three different colors; blue, purple, and grey. The feather wraps around from the back to the front of the card, and each card also has a single clear rhinestone to add a little sparkle.
the cards are 4 x 5.5 in.
6 cards in all (2 of each color)
envelopes are included

Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/sheabalina

Handmade Hairclips by BurningMoon
Handmade Brooch by BurningMoon
These lovely little beauties are brought to you from BurningMoon.
Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/BurningMoon
Blog- http://burningmoonproducts.blogspot.com/
Twitter - www.twitter.com/buringmoonprod


Hand beaded necklace BY AprilQuast
Original drawing pendant by AprilQuastThis lovely necklace is provided by AprilQuast. The pendant is from an original drawing, and the necklace itself is hand beaded.
Etsy Shop- http://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilQuast


Crochet fall hat by CraftedByDesignAnd last, but not least, I will be including this 100% cotton teen/adult beanie. The main colors are green and brown, with a small accent of hand dyed orange.
Etsy shop - www.craftedbydesign.etsy.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/craftedbydesign
Twitter - www.twitter.com/craftedbydesign


There are LOTS of ways to enter, but each entree MUST be submitted in a separate comment. (Combined entries will only count as 1) You must do #1 to be entered into the drawing. All additional entries are optional, but will increase your chances of winning.

#1 - Follow this blog,
not anonymously (remember, you must do this for any other entries to count!)
#2 - Follow me on facebook
#3 - Follow me on Twitter
#4 - Make a purchase from any host shop, and come back to tell us what you bought,
see shop links above (3 entries)
#5 - Make a purchase from my Etsy shop, and come back to tell us what you bought (3 entries)
#6 - Blog about this giveaway, come back and give us a link
#7 - Tweet this giveaway (be sure to put @craftedbydesign in there!)
#8 - Heart any of the host shops
, see links above, or my shop (1 entry per shop heart)
#9 - Tell us your favorite item from my shop and post a link
#10 - Tell us your favorite item from any host shop and post a link
, see links above (1 entry per shop)
#11 - Follow a host's blog, Fan a host's Facebook page, or follow a host on Twitter
, see links above (1 entry for each one)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Mentionables

Today's featured Etsy shop is a create one for all you crafters out there. She specializes in new, rare, handmade, or custom made, long forgotten or no longer in production craft supplies. She is...By Juliet. If you are looking for something that no one else will be using, this is your shop!

Here are a few items currently for sale:



Crafting kits:

Gift Boxes:

So stop on in, check out ByJuliet, and tell her CraftedByDesign sent you!

Shop Swap and Blog!

I recently signed up for Shop, Swap, and Blog (you can see who else is participating here). On Saturday, I recieved a lovely package from Max and Ellie with 2 wonderful goodies for me! I was so excited to open it that I had to restrain myself until I could take a few pictures. (Ok, well, I opened one of the two right away, and saved the other to take a picture of the adorable wrapping!)

First, the packaging.... Didn't I tell you it was adorable?!

The first package (the one I couldn't wait to open) was a cute brown itty-bitty boo boo kit. What mom wouldn't be proud to pull this out of her bag to fix up all those playground owies?

Then the surprise! A cute little turkey applique shirt! I can't wait until November!

Thank you so much Michelle! Your package is on it's way!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Well, my kids are already listing to Christmas music this morning, so I thought I'd share some great Christmas stuff with you. There's still plenty of time to get any of the things you see here if you just can't live without it!
I bought a set of 3 of these beaded snowflakes from BeadingByBawissa, and let me tell you, they are beautiful! I want to get some more! But, order soon, because, she could stop taking orders any time!

beaded snowflake ornaments

Want a fun way to decorate? Have a look at this Christmas Music paperchain from ormalu...

Christmas music paperchain

These tags from Every Jot and Tittle would be fabulous for all your gifts this holiday!

reindeer tags

Have guests coming? Put a few of these soaps from KC Soaps N more in the guest bathroom and they are sure to smile!

snowflake goats milk soap

And, last, but not least, a cute accessory for you little girls Christmas outfit!

Christmas headband

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Homemade Halloween!

Since Halloween is almost here, I thought I'd show you some quick and cute costumes you can make (just in case you haven't gotten to that part yet!). All costumes were submitted to coolest-homemade-costumes.com. You can click on the pictures to see how they were made.
First up is a spider:

Homemade spider costume
Have a little one who will be riding along in the stroller this Halloween? How about a Cabbage Patch Kid costume...

Cabbage Patch kid costumeOr maybe, you have a school that will let your kids dress up as story book characters for Halloween, but you don't want to buy yet another costume. Try this easy one to go with Chicka Chika Boom Boom:

Book Character costume
There are lots more ideas at Coolest Homemade Costume, so check 'em out!

Monday, October 19, 2009

I've Been Tagged!

With on Over The Top blog award
from Jewelrybytara

Now I just have to answer these questions with one word answers and tag someone else!
Here goes nothin'!

1 Where is your cell phone? Desk.
2 Your hair? Brown
3 Your mother? Retired
4 Your father? Working
5 Your Favorite food? Chocolate
6 Your dream last night? None
7 Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
8 Your dream/goal? Money
9 What room are you in? Front
10 Your hobby? Crafting
11 Your fear? Broke
12 Where do you want to be in six years? House
13 Where were you last night? Home
14 Something that you aren't? Childless
15 Muffins? Bluebery
16 Wish list item? Cricut
17 Where did you grow up? AZ
18 Last thing you did? Mend
19 What are you wearing? Jeans
20 Your TV? Old
21 Your pets? Dogs
22 Friends? Sweet
23 Your life? Boring
24 Your mood? Here
25 Missing someone? Yes
26 Vehicle? Van
27 Something you're not wearing? Dress
28 Your favorite store? Cheap
29 Your favorite color? Blue
30 When was the last time you laughed? Today
31 Last time you cried? Yesterday
32 Your best friend? Hmmmm...
33 One place where you go over and over? School
34 One person who emails you regularly? Cindy
35 Favorite place to eat? YC's

Now to tag all other Over the Top blogs... (I hope that it is a compliment! lol)
Altered Beauty


Monday Mentionables!!!!!

Ok, last week I was on vacation, so no Monday Mentionables. I know how much you all missed it, so this week we are back on track. And the honor goes to......(drumroll, please).......

This wonderful shop is chock full of beautiful pieces! Each listing has great descriptions that answer all your questions! Here are just a few examples from her gorgeous shop:


Steampunk Style Earrings

Graphic Design:

Graphic Design Etsy Banner



Glass Pendants:

Kawaii Tree Glass Pendant

And she also offers some supplies:

Cupcake Paper Tags

Friday, October 16, 2009

A real one this time!

Ok, so my last post was about a fake treasury, 'cuz I couldn't snag a real one. Last night I waited, and waited, and waited, and got irritated at my computer, and then waited some more. BUT, I was able to grab a real Treasury West spot late last night! You can check it out here while it's still available. Please click and comment if you feel so inclined.
Here's a sneak peek!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Etsy :: Poster Sketch

I can never snag a treasury, so I decided to settle for making a poster sketch and sharing it here with you!

This week, it's all about Glow In The Dark! If you see something you like, check out the shop! Below is the list of of all the shops (with link) that have been included.

1. DannieGlam 2. Stitchnmomma 3. HighStrungBead 4. WhiteFlagDesigns
5. TerrierTrousers 6. CreaShines 7. SusanMargaretMouse 8. Sugaredwithspite
9. inthegroove 10. WeirdAndTwisted 11. LeafLee 12. Peggers
13. cheryloz 14. CyanideStitches 15. SewFrivolous 16. redneckcandles

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