Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday Mentionables, part 2

Yes, I know it's not still Monday, but, Woo Hoo! Since there were so many shops to feature, I've decided to add a part 2 this week. I love checking out all the shops and seeing what they have to offer, and this time, I got to find some wonderful art by a group of 3 French artists, Serpentaires.
This, the newest piece, is currently the favorite. You can read some more about the process behind the piece by checking out their blog Called Babylon, it is an original drawing inspired by the hanging gardens of it's namesake (Babylon).

Another favorite is called, simply, The Moon. A short description from the artist: This is a print of the illustration we created for The Moon card from our Manesse Tarot.

Next up is a printable digital file, featuring watercolor work. It is the Rose birth announcement. All the wording is customized to your specifications. What a beautiful way to let the world know your princess has arrived!

Need something to spruce up your workspace? This wonderful, whimsical piece would be an appropriate print to hang....

Aside from the prints and drawings and such, there is also this lovely doll named Margot. Here is a little about Margot, direct from her description:
Margot is maybe a little old school. she likes to wear plaid skirts, white tucked blouses, and ribbon bows in her hair, and enjoyes sitting in the sun on an autumn afternoon. She's also a friendly, cuddly girl, sewn from cotton and filled with polyfill so as to be easily washable. All of her clothes are removable, including her tiny black brocade shoes.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Monday Mentionables

Well, I asked who wanted to be featured here and had so many great choices that I just couldn't choose who to feature first! So, I assigned everyone a number, and then let do the selecting for me.
Lucky number 1 is Simply Flaunt (also known as flauntdesignsjewelry on Etsy)!!! Here are her three favorite items, in her words:

This “Elizabeth” necklace is one of my favorites because it honors a friend I lost and is raising money for breast cancer research…

Elizabeth Necklace

Bali Medley bracelet is pretty without being too fussy, plays well with others and goes with any color scheme you dare to wear..!

Bali Bracelet

Cognac Swirl earrings; I love these because they are rich and glowing and bold – but very lightweight & comfortable. And beautiful – always helps!

Cognac Swirl Earrings

My favorites are:

Monogram Necklace sterling handstamped initials with birthstone charm

Handstamped Birthstone necklace

and MoonRings Bracelet sterling silver and white stones

Moonrings Bracelet

Friday, September 18, 2009

Free patterns for charity!

I love a good free pattern! There are so many out there, and they can make it really easy to do something good for someone else. None of these are mine, so I take no credit. Thanks to those who so willingly post their pattens for others!

There are patterns for preemie blankets that can be donated to hospitals...
Preemie nine patch quilt
Whole cloth preemie blanket
And more...

There are patterns for chemo caps to be given to someone fighting cancer...

Fleece Chemo Cap Pattern
Fleece chemo cap
Knit and Crochet patterns

And there are patterns for clothing that can be made and given to a child in need...
Itty Bitty Baby Dress
The itty bitty dress pattern from Made by Rae
Newborn sleepers

Ruffled Skirt Tutorial
And Ruffled skirts

Leave me a comment, and tell me where you find you favorite free patterns, or where you like to donate! Together, we can make the world a little better.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's not even October, but......

the Christmas stuff is already coming out! I love Christmas, but it seems to get earlier every year!
If you like to plan early, or just want to get some gift shopping done, have I got some shops for you!

Let's start with Christmas Decorations. I just ordered some of these beautiful beaded snowflakes from BeadingByBawissa:

beaded snowflakes

They would look great on a tree, hanging in a window, or attached to the top of a gift.

Or how about this embroidered lace angel from MindysEmbroidery:

lace angel
Great for the top of a tree or a centerpiece!

You can also find a gift for anyone. How about the cutest set of matching shirt and tutu you've ever seen for a little girl? You can find a wonderful selection in Yellowbee's shop, including this one:

tutu set

Looking for something for your man? How about this gift box from NikkiCandles?

mens gift box
So go take a look around at Etsy, and shop without having to leave the comfort of your own home!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Stuff!

We've been fortunate enough to convince my dear mother-in-law to sell some of her beautiful handmade jewelry. There are still many pieces to take pictures of, but here is a sneek peek at just two of her wonderful creations (on sale now in out Etsy shop).

First up is an elegant necklace featuring a jade pendant, glass beads, and swarovski crystals:

Green Jade and Swarovski Crystal Necklace

Green Jade and Swarovski Crystal Necklace

And, second, is this bold turquoise pendant accentuated with pearls and swarovski crystals:

Turquoise Pendant
Turquoise and Pearls
Turquoise Pendant with Swarovski Crystals, and Pearls

Enjoy, and be sure to leave a comment and tell us what you think! We read every comment and enjoy doing so!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Mentionables

Good Morning, and welcome to our weekly feature! This week, I have found a shop that is located in Ashland, New Hampshire, and creates wonderful, whimsical items for the young, and young at heart. Kidnaroundcreations has been a part of Etsy for almost 1 1/2 years, and I am pleased to have finally found it. Let's take a look at some of the items offered, shall we?

First up is what drew me into the shop initially, food. Okay, not real food, but really cute play food. Remember how Mom always told you, "Don't play with your food!"? Well, now you can, and so can your kids!

Play Food

Next up is the gift for the baby (or mommy) who has everything! These burp cloths are sure to bring a smile...

Embellished Burpcloths
Embroidered Burprags
Funny Sayings on Burpcloths

What little princess wouldn't love to have these blocks to play with? Made with minky and cotton flannel, they are super soft, and are a great first toy.

Soft Baby Blocks

So, stop on in and pay kidnaroundcreations a visit. Whether you need a gift for someone young, or are just young at heart, you're sure to find that special something.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

And the Winner Is....

The winner of our very first blog giveaway is.... Mariah!

Mariah will now receive her choice of hat from Crafted By Design. Ahhhh, the suspense.... Will she choose a traditional baby bonnet?

Or something more contemporary?

Stay tuned for an update!

And the decision is.....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday Mentionables

This Monday is all about Halloween. Yes, it's coming....and sooner than you think. So in honor of the upcoming holiday, I've decided to feature a few unique Halloween items instead of just one shop.
First up is this Slit Throat Choker with Blood Drip earrings from tianarutledge's shop. Fun just to wear on the day of, or to add to that special costume.

Next comes this adorable custom t-shirt from threesweets's shop. What a fun gift for your little one!

Like to do it yourself? How about a pattern for this knit hat from MakeTotToppers's shop?

Having a party? Still need some invitations? Check out these handmade cards from LetterpressLight's shop.

Need a little party favor for that shindig? These mini notebooks from PaperTreeStationery's shop are just what you've been searching for.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Who Loves a sale?!?

Well, maybe not as much as free stuff (hint, hint), but a great sale is fun, too!

Night Bird Beads and Rhi's Bits and Beads are having a 50% off sale!
Beads in Night Birds Beads' shop is already marked down, so all you need to do is find what you want, put it in your cart, and checkout! Just look at some of the selections!

Rhi's Bits and Beads are not marked down in the shop, so you can either send a convo (an Etsy form of email) to the shop owner for an adjusted price on the item(s) you want, or she'll refund 50% of your purchase price through paypal after you check out if you don't want to wait for a revised listing. (The 50% is off of the original price of the item)
Here are some of the great offerings in this shop:

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Who Loves Free Stuff?!?

We all do! That why I am doing a giveaway!!!!
The winner will receive their choice of hat from my shop. You pick!
Do you like funky?

Or traditional?

Got a "manly man"?

Or a "daddy's girl"?

All you have to do is enter to win. You get one entry for each of the following:

1. Follow this blog
2. Become a fan on Facebook
3. Visit my shop and come back and tell me what your favorite item is
4. Leave a comment on one of my Monday Mentionables posts telling me your favorite item from the featured shop
5. Tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway. Be sure to leave me your twitter username, blog address, or facebook link in the comment!

You can receive 3 entries by making a purchase from my shop and coming back here to comment about it!

Each entry requires a separate comment, and be sure to leave me a way to contact you if you win!
Drawing will be held on Friday, September 11th!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A little something for everyone...

We have a little something for everyone in the shop. Here are a few of the newest items available...

New, for the Do-It-Yourselfers, an iron on transfer image.

A wood business card box that can be closed up to take with you, or left open on a table or desk.

A lovely black and green ring sling with a "hidden pocket"!

And, last, but not least, a crochet flower accent that can be used on a scrapbook page, or made into a hairclip, or anything else you can think of.

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