Thursday, August 28, 2008


These little stuffed pumpkins are getting some attention with fall coming soon. I sold one set of 2 the other day and today I had a custom order for a set of 4! They are cute for a table decoration or home decoration for fall, (or can be toys, with no small parts to harm children.) I'll be listing more soon because of the comments I've gotten on them. ~~UPDATE: I did list more and sold another set of 2! After that I made 2 more and they are listed again in my shop!~~

I just love fall, and every time it approaches I start to feel excited for it to come. The leaves may not change much here, but they do a little and I look forward to it. My husband and I met in the fall, so that holds special memories for us as well. We both love Christmas, so once fall comes, we're getting excited for the joy of Christmas.

Enjoy the rest of summer and prepare for fall!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

My new Cross Bookmarks on Etsy

My latest creative craze is Cross Bookmarks. I made these 2 yesterday, and listed the darker shades of blue one (the first picture) and it sold within MINUTES! Talk about excited, I am thinking I need to make more of those! The second one in lighter blues is not for sale yet, I will list it eventually though. I've been working on some custom orders so I've been busy. Plus we finally just came out of Tropical Storm Fay, so I couldn't get pictures for a few days. I hope these new items will sell well in my shop on Etsy. Check out my shop at

Friday, August 22, 2008

Today's Feature ~ Full House Crafts

Today I'm featuring She is a great lady to chat with and has awesome items in her shop from original paintings to crochet to quilts. Her feedback is 100% because she takes great care in making her items. Her wall hanging quilts are my favorites, they are just gorgeous! I hope you'll check out her shop on Etsy.
Here is some of her bio on Etsy:
"Crafts made by members of our full house. Mom, dad and kids will all eventually be participating. Mostly Mom.
We are a crafty family. Drawing, painting, creative writing, song writing, knitting, crochet, sewing, quilting...even some chainmail and jewelry making. Look for a large selection of different types of items in the days to come!"We" refers to a husband, wife, and two kids. The husband does some wonderful chain mail pieces when he has the time. The wife does most of the items for sale on this site. She does knitting, crochet, sewing, photography, quilting, drawing and painting.The female kid does drawing, poetry and short stories. The male kid has an outstanding imagination, and is an inspiration fountain for everyone else. While an item for sale is physically made by just one of us (almost always the wife), it truely is a family thing, with information, ideas and styles being bantered about before anything is created."
Check out Full House Crafts on Etsy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Today Featuring ~ Amybugsoriginalstyle

Featuring Amy Bugs Original Style

Another sweetie I've met on Etsy is Amy, of She sews the absolutely CUTEST things I've ever seen, including little girl dresses and little boy outfits, along with soft block toys and purses too. Her feedback is outstanding, 100% with 49 sales. She just opened another shop geared towards babies called Check that out too! Sweet baby items for boys and girls, from crochet to sewn bibs and outfits too.

Here is her bio on Etsy:

I am a married stay at home mom of 2 beautiful daughters. I have been sewing dresses, pillows, curtains, bibs, hairbows, pajammas and anything else I can possibly come up with for my daughters and getting great compliments and encouragement to sell my "goods" on the internet. I have been selling with an auction based site for a while now, and now I've heard about Etsy. I am so thrilled to test the waters here. It is so exciting to put my creations up where a Handmade Item is truly appreciated:)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Featuring ~ KuteKlipboardsbyAmy

Today my Feature Artist is KuteKlipboardsbyAmy!

I've "met" Amy on Etsy and we chat on a really fun thread called "Who Cares" She is a wonderful lady who makes the cutest clipboards I've ever seen! Her feedback in impeccable with 118 sales and 100% positive! Please take a look at this great shop and comment.

Here is what she says about her products:
"Every one is unique and handcrafted - ONE OF A KIND!! I have never made any two alike. Once they are gone, they're GONE!!! I've been making these for years and have sold hundreds of them, having many happy customers. I decorate both sides, sealing the front and back as well as the edges with several coats of sealers to make sure the paper doesn't peel - they are extremely durable!!! There are many uses for these clipboards:*display on an iron stand for decoration, a family message center or use one in the kitchen to hold recipes*use to hold your shopping list/coupons when you go shopping*use as a writing lapboard in the car (my daughter loves this!)*hang on your wall for decoration or to hold lists, notes, etc.*lapboard for doing homework*as a unique picture frame/holder*as a .......clipboard!!!These make a great gift for a co-worker, teacher, friend or family member (or even yourself!!)At this time, I am shipping to the U.S. ONLY.Proud member of:EtsyTexasCraftersDallasEtsyTeamEtsyMomsCASTteam"

And part of her profile on Etsy:
"I am a stay-at-home mom of three who comes from a family of crafters and artists. I remember as a little girl going with my mom and sister as they sold their goodies at various craft shows. Those are some of my favorite memories and I still love going to shows just as much today. I have a B.A. in studio art and really don't use it much but you never know!!! I love creating different items and especially my clipboards, as each one is unique and one-of-a-kind. I don't ever try to make any alike and love the different looks I can create."

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Today's Spotlight, COFYGIRL

I've met such a nice, sweet and talented woman on Etsy, I just had to feature her! She makes beautiful hand knitted things such has handwarmers, scarves and purses - and MUCH more! She's very creative in her patterns and takes so much time and care in making them just for you. The colors she uses are vibrant and well-contrasted. If you're looking for someone with excellent feedback, she has it! 100% with 778 sales. I hope next time you need or want some hand knitted goodies, you'll look in her shop,

A bit from her personal profile on Etsy:
I was a full time Barista (hence the name) but I cut back to only Sundays so I can be a full time stay at home momma!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I'm Selling Crocheted Magnets

Here are my newest creations, cross magnets crocheted with cotton yarn. They are great for the fridge, filing cabinet or any metal surface! Haven't sold one yet, but the first one here in blue, green and white has been in a couple of treasuries already! God bless!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Featuring Etsy Seller, cardwear

Today I'm featuring an awesome Etsy seller shop, She makes awesome cards using cardstock, fabric and ribbon. I've purchased a few and love them so much I will keep coming back! She's a really sweet lady to chat with on the forums and she is very talented too. Her feedback is outstanding because she has quality items and super friendly service.

Here is her bio on Etsy:

I am a stay-at-home mom to three wonderful children, who love to keep me very busy. I like to be creative and use my crafting time to help me unwind. I try to send family and friends cards as much as possible and discovered how much fun it is to make my own cards a few years ago. I love to use fabric and ribbon on my cards, which gives me the feeling that I am “dressing up” the cards, hence why I call them “Cardwear.” All of my cards come from a smoke-free, pet-free home.I also have a shop with my sister:
I hope you will visit her shops after you read this feature!