Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday- No feature today............HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Friday- StrangeChild.etsy.com ...a unique collection of Dragon and Imp sculptures!
Saturday- LunarraStar.etsy.com ...... has a huge selection of gift ideas ..I especially love this Alice in Wonderland DRINK ME Vintage Charm Necklace! Lovely gift for a daughter or niece. Gift wrapping sounds so pretty....glittery stars? Nice....at no extra cost.
I love the banner for Sunday's shop.... JenniferLadd.etsy.com ..one of my favorite combinations of aqua and red.....gets me all wondering what could be inside the shop?? Let's see...... Oh...lovely things such as this Sakura on Red Clutch Purse ....just too pretty. I'm definitely bookmarking this shop......lovely photographs, lots of eyecandy, and international shipping all set up and ready to go for you.
(All these shops brought to you at once, by Moi....who doesn't trust the compose draft/post later portion of her blog..... yet.)
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Yesterday's shop was moodygurl.etsy.com featuring "smell-good products for a mood altering experience"!! Sounds like fun..........sign me up! Who couldn't use a little mood altering now and then? The Moody Scrub in Pink Grapefruit sounds especially nice! Check out moodygurl's BIO -she really knows her smell goods! :)
Today's shop is greencard.etsy.com featuring cheeky and contemporary greetings! Check out Funny Notes Between Friends and this set of four cheeky apology cards is perfect........cuz you know if you have to apologize to one person...there are probably three more to take care of! ;)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I was lucky enough to see just exactly where some of my lovely buttons ended up when I strolled back into Rachel's shop, TICKLEWORM, on Etsy awhile back! I met Rachel during a "Sneak Attack" (Check out HandmadeMovement.com to learn all about those fun events where we sneak up on unsuspecting shops and BUY from them!)
She recently received some lovely pinkies from Little Red Cottage. :)
She used the pink buttons to accent the front cover of her handmade Lemon Rasberry Orange Sorbet Pouch! So very pretty..and just the right little touch!
....and OH!!!......Looks like Rachel is having a SALE! Check out her shop announcements!
*****Don't forget that I am having a BUTTON GIVEAWAY!! Check out and comment on my blog post on November 19th to be entered to win! :)
Today's featured shop is: littlepinkplum.etsy.com ...an adorable shop and perfect place for finding those STOCKING STUFFERS we'll be needing very soon! :)
I recognize so many of the gorgeous papers used in the products! This darling little cherry blossom pocket mirror is one of my favorites!
The shop ships internationally, and has excellent feedback...........so....GO! Take a look and stock up on some fun things to fill in those empty stockings soon to be hanging over your mantels! ;)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
So....in between listing many, many new colorful button packs....I reached my 100th sale!! WOOHOO! :) I am so excited...and THANKFUL!!
I've decided to do my very first giveaway...I just listed this gorgeous Thanksgiving Button Pack in the shop....and I'll be giving one of these packs away to a LUCKY WINNER!
Just go take a look at Little Red Cottage, and come back and comment on your favorite item in the shop....tell us why it's your favorite!
Please be sure there is a way to contact you! I'll be drawing a winner on Tuesday, November 25th, at Noon PST. :)
Looking forward to your comments..............and sharing some AUTUMN BUTTON GOODNESS with you!
Shupg.etsy.com has some of the MOST UNIQUE and PLAYFUL handmade items, ever!! Check out this Charm Necklace with a French theme...so many wonderful elements going on! Puffy stitched clouds, bicycle charms, a fabulous blue, white and red ribbon....all holding a carousel to die for.....just absolutely charming.
The Red Watering Can Pendant is my personal favorite....too charming, a cottage on the puffy bit, and a RED WATERING CAN... it's too perfect, I want it!
This is a perfect li'l shop to search for unique items for those hard-to-shop-for friends and relatives on your Holiday List!
PS: Their shipping is very reasonable too! :)
Go check 'em out!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
...... ThreadedGoodness.etsy.com ---is a shop you will definitely want to add to your favorites with the cold winter days ahead! Check out these Turquoise Wrist Warmers and this Merino Wool Newborn Sweater.....just makes me wish I had a newborn to put into it! She has reworked her international shipping...check her shop out!
.... UniqueGarden.etsy.com ...ohhhh I just wonder how the Pear Berry Spectucular Spritzer smells? Wonderful I am sure! Go check out this unique Etsy shop for lots of aroma-filled products!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday- Paintingsbyjude.etsy.com Some of the most gorgeous, and VIVID artwork I have seen on Etsy...beautiful work!
Tuesday- Craftilycharms.etsy.com Really pretty silver charms.......my favorite is this Starfish!
Wednesday- Norakaren.etsy.com I am really starting to notice all the wonderful shops that carry clothing on Etsy.....such unique items....like this fun pair of beaded jeans!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This cutie is showing off THE SNOWFLAKE tutu in the lovely etsy shop BabyMakesThree!
So many sweet little things for your princess to twirl around in....custom orders too! :)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Deckled Edge Bindery is having some really lovely giveaways right now....they are celebrating their one-year anniversary on Etsy.........I won this adorable Disney book!
Go take a second to check it out, and say Happy Anniversary! :)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I truly had this song in my head the ENTIRE time I was creating this mini album.....this was with the Special Edition Color Me Miki Kit... Sassafras Lass Life at the Pole kit!!
Such fun papers.....Sassafras Lass never disappoints...such cute little characters, and unique color combinations...these papers and coordinating embellishments are FUN to work with!! Go check out the kits at Color Me Miki! Terri has posted all the photographs, including the ones showing my complicated tri-fold design...ehhehe!
I used a few things in addition to the kit....green grosgrain ribbon from my etsy shop, buttons, raffle tickets, and silk flowers!
This album is blank and ready to go for all my winter photographs!
This sweet little album was created by a good friend and neighbor of Little Red Cottage!
I just the love what the stamped image on the front cover has to say:
i love you more than....
Too sweet ......this adorable li'l mini album is filled with simply embellished pages just waiting for your precious photographs! Go check out the details at my Little Red Cottage! :)
My favorites from today's pick: randomscraps.etsy.com
Dinosaur Tracks Card --so stinkin' cute!! Perfect for a baby shower!
Merry Christmas Cards --set of adorable Christmas cards with glittery birdies! Tweet Tweet!
Happy Birthday Set of two cards --simple, sweet and elegant...and more than one! Now....we all know more than ONE person having a birthday soon right! ;) I love that randomscraps carries many sets of cards!!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Here is another layout I created last week for the 'Ohana Kit.....this one shows my more linear side...straight lines, even borders, etc.
No worries though....I ran this through my sewing machine...it's hard to see in the photograph, but there is a nice zig-zag line going all around the Cosmo Cricket paper on the left...and some nice, big, funky handstitches with a nice, warm shad of embroidery floss actually sewn through the photos themselves.
This is my nephew, Joshua. He is a lot older than these photographs...he is a Freshman is High School just like my daughter. He lovessssss Wasabiiiiiiiiii!!
That's my kitchen in the background...we have those white square ceramic tiles that are so hard to keep clean...........but they they are almost starting to look vintage to me....especially with all the bits of aqua that I like to keep in there...I am almost sorry to think about redoing them someday.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Love the warm colors in this kit...they all pop with the aqua colors in the cardstock ...the fabulous aqua canvas Thickers in the add-on kit.
The 'Ohana kit included an ENTIRE PACK of dark brown Jenni Bowlin Bingo cards.....so I sewed each of them onto a piece of the aqua cardstock. I am noticing that lately I really love to cut out bits and pieces of the ACTUAL PACKAGING and/or LABELS..hehe..of products to use in my work....Jenni Bowlin products have been particularly fun for that, and I cut apart the tiny examples of each bingo card from the insert within the pack so I could use them in my work.
I punched holes with my trusty crop-o-dile....and used silver book rings to hold it all together.
I placed the Scenic Route stickers onto a nice brown cardstock, and cut them out...leaving a bit of a chipboard edge to them....this gives the stickers a little more punch.
I stapled vintage-feeling cream ribbon onto several edges of the pages to create some soft "tabs", and then added buttons, velvet flowers, and other little embellishments.
I can hardly wait to fill this up with little photos from Thanksgiving! :)