Thursday, December 31, 2009


I hope you all have a wonderful and safe new years eve, and that your 2010 is fantastic!!! I will be hanging at home with hubby and the kiddos, drinking non alcohloic champangne LOL the real thing gives me a headache. Maybe a nice glass of red wine is in order. :) HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

My Entry for Inspiration Ave

I just joined a new team called inspiration ave. They offer a weekly challenge open to everyone not just members heres the link in you want to check it out This weeks challenge is called At the movies, so I instantly thought of my Marilyn Monroe Upcycled Domino Pendant Necklace!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


To all my Lovely and Loyal Readers I wish you all a Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller Empty Nest Crafts

Hi all, My name is Roni, and I have been crafting for quite some time. My mom taught me how to sew when I was about eight years old. Both the kids are off to college this year (that is where Empty Nest Crafts came from) so I thought I would do this more like full time. I like to make crafts that are eco-friendly, like my reusable snack bags and sandwich wraps. I also like to make my crafts with as many reclaimed materials as possible, hence the golf ball dogs and the light bulb ornaments. Also almost all of my sewing material is reclaimed. That is how I keep my prices so low. I also do custom sewing work, like the photo throw and the Memory Bears and Bunnies, and well, whatever you want. Stop in and give my shop a once over and see what you think. Feel free to convo me with any questions or requests or if you just want to say "HI".Thanks,Roni

If you would like to visit her shop please click here
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

And The Winner Is!!!

The winner of the special christmas Giveaway is comment number 2 (picked by Miss Judy Bloom!! Congrats, be sure to get vack to me soon, so I can get your info to the seller. Thank you all for participating!! Don't forget to enter the pendant giveaway which will go until January. Info is on the sidebar.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hurry Hurry!!!

The Special Christmas giveaway is ending soon!! This Sunday the 20th t be exact, so click below and get your comments in to win this super cute felt ornament!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Having a Handmade Christmas??

Here are some ideas to get you started. I will start with the scrabble tile pendants. I am making these this year for friends and family. These make excellent little gifts for teachers and friends alike. They are easy and fun to make, and you can easily personlize each one. The ones pictured are a few I made. I made the digital collage pictures as well, I am providing some links to some of my scrabble tile collages. They are inexpensive and come through the email for you to print so no waitng for snail mail!!
This is the tut I used, and I have never made these before and they turned out pretty cute. FYI I didn't find exactly what the tut said to use, so I just used craft glue on the bottom clear glue on the top, and a clear acrylic varnish on top. It's not as nice as the finish used there but it works. :)

Here are a few other links for handmade gift ideas

If you have any other handmade gift ideas or tuts please post here!! Happy crafting, and happy holidays!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Special Christmas Giveaway Felt Gingerbread House ornamnet

Just for christmas I am adding a second giveaway. Jenny from Queenie Rosa Designs has offered to give one lucky winner a felt gingerbread house tree ornament. It is really adorable!! This Giveaway will go from today 12/8/09 - 12/20/09 winner will be chosen that day by and will be posted here.

Sellers description of item. I love making gingerbread for Christmas, but it never lasts long enough, so, I've decided to make some gingerbread-style decorations, so they will last for years and I won't have any guilt about eating the decorations.
This is a little gingerbread house, made from gingery felt. There is a hand stitched door and window, in white embroidery thread, to look iced, and a red ribbon for hanging. This is also filled with toy filling.
It measures approximately 4" High (excluding ribbon) and 3.5" Wide
Made with love, by me, in Wales.
Other decorations aviable in my shop, as well as stockings

Enter up to 4 times

1) visit and pick your fave item from her shop, and put it in with your comment.

2) Become a follower of my blog and enter in another comment

3) Retweet this post and mention in another comment

4) Post this giveaway on your blog and put the link in your comment

Monday, December 7, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller is Jalousie

Welcome to the closet of Jalousie, one of Etsy’s newest and most fashionable hot-spots, for trendy T shirts, bags, and other custom designs! Jalousie’s mission is to provide customers with uniquely inspired clothing and essentials that are a welcomed addition to any wardrobe! Jalousie prides itself on producing quality products that are designed to add a unique dimension of both depth and quality to the world of fashion! Jalousie’s constant emphasis on customer service and attention to small details has made it an international that is sure to be a huge asset to the Etsy community! Jalousie fans are not only able to enjoy shop updates, but they are also able to reap the benefits of upcoming discounts, and sales! Join Jalousie’s Etsy fan-base so that you are tuned in to upcoming news and events! Whether you are an individual who simply enjoys adding Jalousie’s hottest fashion trends to your wardrobe, a holiday shopper looking for that “ultimate gift” item, or a wholesale distributer looking to purchase bulk quantities of designer-quality creatively inspired clothing, you are invited to join the Jalousie family today, and to participate in Etsy’s newest and most fashionable addition!
If you would like to check out her shop, feel free to click here She has advised me she is adding new items all the time.
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This Months Giveaway Pendant Necklace By LD Photography

This months Giveaway is offered by LD Photography She is Giving away a Pendant Necklace to 1 Lucky Winner. Best of All She is letting the winner choose which pendant they want from her shop. This Giveaway will run from today Dec. 2nd for 1 month to Jan. 2nd. Winner will be announced here on That Girls Crafty.
Here is the sellers description of the item:
This is not a mass produced product. I have reduced down a vintage image of a beautiful angel looking in a window with a deer by her side. You will be the only person wearing this unique pendant necklace this holiday season. These pendants make wonderful stocking stuffers.I have added a sparkling Swarovski crystal to this pendant to make it extra special. Each pendant in this series is an unique piece of wearable art which makes it a special gift. They are signed and dated on the back. This photo is mounted on a recycled Rummy-O tile which I have hand painted black . It has a large silver plated bail and will fit any chain that you have. It measures 1 1/2 by 1 inch. It is larger than scrabble tiles. This pendant is water resistant but not waterproof and should not be worn when swimming or showering.
You can enter up to 4 times
1) As always vistit and choose your favorite item, and put it in with your post. Required
2) Retweet and put in another post
3) Become a follower of my blog and post in another comment
4) Become her fan on facebook and post in another comment

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I was so busy Christmas shopping and putting up decorations, that I almost forgot to pick this months winner!! :) The comment number that was picked by was comment number 9 made by Lubasa!! Congrats, and be sure to email me your snail mail address so I can get it to the seller, so you can recieve your prize. Thank you all for participating!

Be sure to come back tommorrow with an all new giveaway hosted by LD Photography.

Monday, November 30, 2009

This Weeks Featured Shop Fine Threads

Here's a little about myself:I always enjoyed crafts, even at a young age. When I started crocheting I couldn't stop and kept trying crocheting different things but still couldn't quite capture the final product. It was then I decided to take a class and after the teacher told me how even my stitches were, I crocheted and crocheted. I still can't remember when I started crocheting with thread but I know this is my favorite yarn to use.I sold my ornaments at craft fairs for years and did very well. I've been crocheting over 30 years now and still love creating new items.
Please visit her shop by clicking here she has really amazing items and prices!!

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Only 2 More Days To Enter

Hurry Hurry and get your comments in to win the super great mini print of a french chateau!! Here is the link, and the winner will be announced here on That Girls Crafty December 1 st.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody

Enjoy your holiday, and remeber on Friday to BUY HANDMADE Etsy is having a rockin weekend holiday sale and tons of shops are offering discounts inclding mine free shipping on all appliques. So instead of standing in those loooooooooooong lines at Target shop on line at ;)

Monday, November 23, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller LD Photography

I have been a photographer for over 25 years and have shown my photographs in shows all over the world. I have even won an occasional prize. I travel a lot and get an opportunity to capture images world wide. Recently I have started to explored mixed media collage and making miniature art which are sold as ACEO ( art cards the size of baseball trading cards that people collect). In addition , I have started to make wearable art from my photographs and vintage images in the form of recycled game tile pendants.In real life I am a happy wife and mother. In my professional life I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and I have a private practice. I specialize in children and adults who have ADHD.

I started making photographic pendants necklaces this year because I love to wear art and thought others might enjoy it too. Each pendant is handmade by me. I started with a recycled rummy-o game tile, paint, reduce down a photograph, seal, add Swarovski crystals and a silver plated bail, and sign and date the back.Just lmk which photos you would like and I will send them to you.

I am excited to say that LD Photography will be hosting next months giveaway which will be announced december 1 st. If you would like to visit her shop please click here

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Etsy Kids Winter Sale

This holiday season, join the Etsykids Team for a ride in Santa's Sleigh! Starting November 1st through Christmas Eve, participating shops will be sharing the holiday cheer with a shop sale of their choice. Santa will be traveling to each shop to take advantage of these great savings and you can come along and perhaps snag a deal of your own! To help Santa, and so he doesn't get lost, we'll be tracking his journey with a new blog post at each regional stop and highlighting the stores he's visiting.

From Now until Dec. 24th My shop BellesMademoiselles is offering 10% off everything in my shop including shipping. To see other participating shops look here

Monday, November 16, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller Into The Trees

My name is Janet, I live in Florida, For about 8 years in my spare time after running our other business in the daytime. To relax i hunt for my found palm fronds to recycle into my what i think is fun art. Never no what i am going to turn one into that is for sure! So after filling my house with my fronds , Friends would stop in and really love them. I did a few art shows with success and lots of smiles. And then found etsy and thought i would try her out. And i am having fun! That's what it's all about right?

If you would like to visit her very unique shop please click here.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

DIY Thanksgiving project To do With Kids!!

Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Europe :( sniffle sniffle, but at my house we still do Thanksgivingy things, and invite friends for a huge American Thanksgiving dinner. Thought you might enjoy this fun little diy project to do with your kids in honor of turkey day. I always love to hear responses to what little guys are thankful for, it's always a little funny. Rachel 6 years " I am thankful I helped my sister" Not bad...:)Elodie age 3 "I am thankful for Baby Alive" That's what I was expecting. :) I'd love to know what your little guys are thankful for, feel free to comment below.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Etsy Kids Magazine

The second edition of the Etsykids magazine is out!! It's full of great holiday recipes, eco friendly gifts,tons of handmade kids gifts etc. It 's worth a read and here is the link.

Monday, November 9, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller L'Atelier à rever éveillé

My name is Christelle Huet-Gomez. I am 32 years old and I live in a little town near Paris. I have three daughters among which twins :)I teach History and Geography to pupils between 11 and 15 years old. But I am also a children's author and illustrator. And I love making craft with my illustrations! I make jewelry, boxes, bookmarks and so on! If you would would like to see more if what I do feel free to visit my shop here

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Friday, November 6, 2009

New Holiday Items in My Shops

I love this time of year especially christmas, and I have added some new items to both my shops for the holidays.
Holiday Shop banners: great for adding a little holday cheer to your shop, and putting your customers in the mood to shop. :) Best of All only $5!!
I added some holiday scrunchies to Belles Mademoiselles a set of 3 Including santas on blue, gingerbread men on green, and a super cute multi colored angel print. I always make my srcunchies how I like to wear them big and full. This set of 3 is only $6
Also Brand new to Simply Banners & Ads Custom Card and Invitation Graphics. I just recently started listing these in my shop they are absolutly adorable and so much easier than buying a pack of Christmas Cards and writing on each one. With these you give me your text and Picture I make up the graphic for you and email it to you. You can then print them yourself of send them to an outside source for pritning, and voila you're all done. Now you can bake Christmas cookies with all the time you have saved. I have a few different Holiday Cards To choose from, I can even crop your pictures down, and make them black and white or sepia toned. They are only $9 WOW
I have added so many new items to Simply Banners & Ads I need to give it a new name :) If you have added any new holiday items to your shops please feel free to comment under this post the item along with the link!! Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller Shebbo Design

Welcome to my world!
My name is Şebnem Ergün, I live in Istanbul- the magical city I design decorative handpainted stone and porcelaine objects which is blended with my love , passion and spirit!
I have a 8 months old - kitty son Pasha, sometimes my lovely cat also gives me the inspiration for my creations! I love animals, nature, sea, walking under the rain, feeding sea gulls...I am also interested meditation and spiritual healing methods.
Painting was my biggest passion in my childhood. I had loved to make charcoal drawings and oil paintings until I started the university. Even though my inner dream was studying the fine arts; I chose Business Administration that was “the shining star” branch of those years. After I graduated from university in my twenty, I was thrown into the business life. I have worked in various management positions at stressfull enviroment with high-tempo for over 15 years. During that time period, unfortunately I was far away my painting passion. In 2008, I realized the business atmosphere of Plazas really exhausted me, in July 2008 I decided to rest for a while to refresh myself and I quit my job with a radical desicion!
In my refreshment period; I embraced my painting passion again by listening to my heart..Wise, silent Stones have awaken my inner MUSE! With the inspiration I take from nature, I have started to revive their spirits with my colorful brush strokes…
Also I am painting porcelains with onglaze porcelain painting technique. I attended Porcelain Painting and Decoration art course at Caferaga Medresesi. (Traditional Turkish Art school which was built 450 years ago by Sinan the Architect beside the famous Hagia Sofia.) I am still working on traditional Turkish tile art and free-style painting techniques on porcelain and tiles... Besides; herefrom I would like to thank my sister Sule who accompany me on porcelain painting art; some of her porcelain objects are also listed in my shop.
May each of you have the opportunities to listen to your heart and awake your inner passion which brings the real joy that already lies deep in your soul; like I did 
To God, I am thankful for my artistic talent; I will continue painting and coloring my creations with the inspiration I take from the whole universe.
Greetings from Istanbul! Shebbodesign.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Giveaway for November Chateau Mini Print

This months Giveaway is offered by Atelier Conti . She is Giving a 11x13 mini print of the Chateau Montmirail in France. What a fantastic picture. I absolutley love old castles!! Here is the sellers description of the item.
This mini print (11 X 13 cm) is a photoetching of the Château de Montmirail, in France. It is hand inked and printed on handmade Italian all cotton paper. It is printed in umber brown.
You can enter up to 4 times
1) As always vistit and choose your favorite item, and put it in with your post. Required
2) Retweet and put in another post
3) Become a follower of my blog and post in another comment
4) Visit and become a follower, and put that in another post.

And The Winner Is

The winner of Octobers Giveaway of 5 custom web ads from Simply Banners n Ads is comment number 7 whimsy Coture!! Congrats!!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Need A Last Minute Costume Idea???

If you are like me you wait until the last minute to ANYTHING for yourself, so here is a great little tutorial on a last minute halloween costume, no sewing, or cutting required. Check it out!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller Inki Handmade

"I grew up in Switzerland , then moved to America where I spent most of the latter half of my life. This past year, I moved back to Switzerland with my husband and our three cats. We’ve been settling in, enjoying the scenery and of course, crafting!

Besides crafting, I also enjoy hiking (it’s Switzerland ’s national sport, lol), biking, reading a good book, and hanging out with friends.

I’ve always had an affinity for the arts+crafts, starting from when I was little. I would doodle horses on paper, the wall, anywhere I could. My mother would crochet fancy dresses for my Barbie dolls, I loved them! When I eventually re-discovered crocheting in Los Angeles , I found many more crafts that I liked, including sewing and paper crafting. Starting an online business provided a way for me to share what I’ve made and help with the costs of obtaining supplies to continue to craft."
You can check out here amazing shop by clicking here Or you can visit her at her blog
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Made My Kids Costumes For Halloween Here's How

This year for the first time I really wanted to make my halloween costumes for my girls. They were all over the idea, and had a great time in the fabric shop. We decided on witch costumes. I made a skirts, capes, and brooms for them.

1) Skirts: we decided on 2 different tulles for the skirts, and I took 2 yards of each. I used this method to make them but instead of using a normal measurment for the width I made them like 3 times wider than that to create a more poofy skirt. I did the same measurements for each layer of tulle, and sewed them together at the top. Then I fooled the rest of the steps in the tut mentioned above. If you would like a tut for a no sew tutu this is a good one

2) Capes: The girls chose their fabric and I took 1 meter for each (almost a yard) They cut by Meters in Europe :) First I made straps by cutting 2 strips folding right sides together and turned right sideout by sticking a safety pin and feeding it through. Then I measured the across the back with arms extended. and I hemmed the top, then I sewed the straps around the neck area. My girls asked for a kind of winged cape to "fly" better :) so I put a small loop of elastic at each end for them to feed their hands through, and then I cut the bottom on kind of a half circle.

3) Brooms I think we had the most fun with this one. We went to the forest gatherd up small twigs and sticks for the bottom, and a big stick for the handle. We then put all the small sticks together and wrapped them with wire, and twine.

The rest of their costumes were just items we already had here. I have to say my days of purchasing costumes are over. It was so much more fun for my girls to be invloved the process of making thier costumes rather than just choosing them off the rack.

If you have any handmade costume ideas feel free to post them here. Happy Haunting!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

This Weeks Featured Shop Emarie Creations

Emariecreations is run by two sisters and started earlier this year.
Emily enjoys making projects with fabric, while Samantha enjoys crafting
with polymer clay. In our shop you will find a unique variety of earrings, pendants,
Christmas ornaments and more!
We would love to have you visit!

You can visit Their Shop By Clicking Here

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Almost Pumkin Carving Time...

Here is a cheesy little how to on pumpkin carving, I am really horrible at it, so it's always good for me to have a few extra tips. :) Enjoy!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller Dig The Earth

My name is Kev and I'm one of the minority, the elusive Etsy male! I live in Yorkshire, UK with my wife and two young boys. My shop is called Dig The Earth, and I produce a range of eco-friendly greetings cards. All my cards are made from 100% recycled stock and come with fully biodegradable protective corn-starch 'cello wraps' – no harmful plastic involved at all! I also produce a range of hand drawn mirror frames. These are all shop bought frames that are made unique and hopefully a lot more desirable with my illustrations! I seem to spend a fair chunk of my time taking product photographs of my wife's fantastic handmade jewellery (you can check out some of my work in her Etsy shop: RubySpiritDesigns), but my 'proper job' is running the artwork studio for a design agency. I write a weekly blog for a UK based handmade site: and also post daily on my own handmade inspirational products blog: – which aims to promote beautiful handmade products from around the world!

Please feel free to visit his shop by clicking here

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Easy Fun & Yummy Fall Recipes to do with your Kids

I love cooking with my girls and they love it too. So I have compiled a few of our favorite fall time recipies for you to try with your kids.

Easy Caramel Corn

3 quarts popping corn
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 stick of butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Put popcorn in a heavy paper bag. Melt butter in a saucepan and mix together sugar, syrup, and salt. Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and stir well. Pour into paper bag and stir with a wooden spoon.

Put bag in microwave and cook on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Take out and shake well. Cook for another 1 1/2 minutes. Shake bag again and pour into a large container. Serve in paper baggies that kids can decorate.

Pumpkin Bread

3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 cup pecans, chopped

Mix together sugar, oil, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl, add to pumpkin mixture, and stir well. Then add nuts. Bake in 2 loaf pans or coffee cans in a 350F degree oven for 1 hour 10 minutes.

Caramel Apples

12 apples (plus 12 popsicle sticks)
4 14-ounce packages of caramels
8 tablespoons heavy cream
crushed nuts

Rinse apples, pat dry, and remove apple stems and insert a popsicle stick into stem of each apple. Combine the cream and caramels in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until caramel is melted and smooth. Dip the apples into the caramel until completely covered. Let the extra caramel drip back into the saucepan. Roll in crushed nuts.

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Place apples upside down on waxed paper and refrigerate.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

This Weeks Featured Seller The Fearie Glen

I have two shops on Etsy. In "THE FAERIE GLEN" you will find hand-sculpted OOAK faeries, of course. But, I also have a lot of needlefelted animals and other needlecrafts. There is a vintage section, and a pattern section for crochet and knit items. I am stocked for Christmas with 180 items at the moment.In 'RT TINY TREASURES" you will find lots of ORIGINAL "TINY TREASURES" paintings in several mediums. These "TINY TREASURES" alway measure 12 inches or less. This is a great way to add original art to a collection, or to start your collection without breaking your budget. I just added ACEO art for collectors. These measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches like trading cards only with art work. And yes, I am stocked for shoppers for Christmas, birthdays, or just because, with 151 items at the moment.All are warmly welcomed to my shops. Stop by anytime. Ruth

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Give Away Month Of Oct. Set of 5 Customizable Web Ads

This months Giveaway is for a set of 5 custimomized web Advertisments for your shop.
To enter, the Rules are easy, you can enter up to 4 times.

1) Visit pick your favorite item and post it with your comment (required)

2) Additional enteries incude following my blog and posting that in another comment

3) Retweeting, post that in another comment

4) Posting the link to this giveawy on your blog, post in another comment that you did

This giveaway runs from today through the 31st of October Winner is chosen on Nov. 1st and posted here on my blog. PLEASE CHECK BACK NOV: 1st!!!!

Sellers description of item

For your consideration, I am offering a custom web ad package. You will get 2 button or 125x125 ads, 2 rectangle 100x150 ads (craft cult, craftopolis), and one halfbanner ad. All of these will work for project wonderful as well. You can make these into text with photos, just photos,just text with design, and they can all be different or the same. You can even advertise 2 different shops. All I need from you is a few ideas to start, and I will come back with some ideas, and from there we create the perfect ads for your shop.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

And The Winners Are???????

Septembers contest is now closed, thank you so much to everyone who participated I know the sellers apprciate the support!!

This months winner of the Bangle Earings by Fashioably Chic is...... comment # 19 Findikfaresi!!!! YAY!!! Congrats!

The winner of the Vintage Stamped Tickets is comment # 12 Soy Pea YAY!!!! Congrats!!!!!

Please contact me at

Please come back tommorrow when I will start a new giveaway from my newest shop Simply Banners & Ads.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Only 2 days left to enter this months Giveaway!!

You have until th 30th of this month to enter this months giveaway for the blue and white bangle earings, and or the vintage stamped tickets. To go to the contest page click here

Winner will be chosen Oct. 1st and posted here on my blog so make sure you check back here OCTOBER 1ST!!! Winner is chosen by Good Luck!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

This Weeks Featured Shop Kootenay Bath Products

Who dosen't love a nice bubble bath from time to time?? Check out this weeks seller she has great products and and even better prices!!

My name is Charlene, I live in a small town of Balfour, BC and I’m a wife and a mother of two great children who swim all year and they compete in the summer all over the Kootenays.

How Kootenay Bath Products came to be is that I ended up spending too much money on bubble baths and body butters from other store, that in 2007” I started making my own bath products. I decided to sell on line with Ebay and Etsy and that has been doing very well for me, I’ve shipped all over the world and alot of repeat customers. I do sell in some local stores here in Balfour at Gift and Gill as well as Nelson at the Kootenay Co-op and Mermaid Gallery. This summer started selling my products at Figments in Kaslo and at The Lady in the Tub Bed and Bath Boutique in Salmon Arm. Just recently a spa in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Canada) started selling my whipped body butters.

My packaging is nothing fancy, it’s all about what is inside. I make it affordable, because once you try them you’ll be back for more.

One question would you rather pay for packaging or the product? I personally would pay for a great product rather than their labels and a not so great product. If you spend $25.00 or more you will receive a free gift ( $8.00 value)

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Tutorial Make a Coin Purse in 6 Easy steps!!

This is one of my favorite things to make. They are so handy and versitile, and they make great gifts as everyone needs one of these at one point.

You will need about 1/2 yard of fabric, matching thread, velcro, and sewing machine.

1) Cut 2 pieces of fabric into a rectangle, and sew right sides together leaving a small hole.
2) Turn the fabric right side out.
3)Stitch up the hole, you may want to stitch all the way around for extra durability.
4) Mark your spot for your velcro by laying your rectangle flat and folding the top up and the bottom down to where they overlap.
5) Pin your velcro in place and stitch using a small zigzag stitch all the way around.
6) Now fold the bottom up and stitch up the sides and Voila you are all done!!

As always If you've made something from any of my tuts I would love to post a picture. You can send it to me at and I will blog about you!!

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Vote for Me Vote For Me or Not. :)

I have entered the etsykids design challenge for sept which was fall colors. I entered my Esmerealda two tone twirly skirt. So if you like it VOTE FOR ME VOTE FOR ME!!! Or just check out all the other amazing items entered. Here is the link

This Weeks Featured Shop Studio MME

My shop, Studio MME, is where I sell unsigned and unnumbered prints of my original pen and ink illustrations. I work a lot with fairy tales and folktales but have recently branched out into my own stories. I'm drawn to the Edwardian and Victorian periods and love drawing highly detailed wallpaper. I've also recently stocked my shop with prints of the photographs I took with a 60 year old camera (that still had unused film in it) that I found in my grandmother's closet. It was so cool! The images look like they were taken decades ago, all grainy and foggy in areas. A very nice vintage touch.I've also had the pleasure of recently working with Polarity on Etsy. She's used her amazing talents and my prints to make two of her signature lockets. One features Ophelia, Hamlet, and a section of the play, while the other shows the big-wigged women from my, "A Very Victorian Tea Party," print. You can find both for sale at Polarity's shop,

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Attention Handmade Community Free Advertising

I found this link on etsy alchemy a while back, she is starting up a website, and was and still is looking for people interested in free advertising. So I responded, she put my banner and shop link although she got the banner from one store, and the link to the other. LOL she told me she would fix it. :) So here is the link free advertising is always good!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Fun Tutorial For Upcycling Your Old Socks

I came across this today while looking for an upcycling project, I thought this looked fun and unique. I can't wait to give it a try

Monday, September 14, 2009

This Weeks Featured Shop My Small World

Hello my name is Katie and I live in Cheshire in the UK. Etsy has to be one of my favourite places on the Internet and I really wanted to be part of this amazing place, so in July this year I took the plunge and opened my own shop, which is called My Small World.It was so exciting finding I’d made my very first sale, which was a handmade scrabble tile necklace. Since then I’ve been working on expanding my range of handmade goodies, from my first listing which was a felt and fabric brooch, to more scrabble tile necklaces and now hand sewn and embroidered felt needle cases and card holders. I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember, my earliest ‘creation’ was a hand sewn felt handkerchief holder, which I made when I was 8 years old. The lining was sewn on crookedly and the embroidery was a bit of a mess but it gave me a love of making things, especially with felt as it’s so forgiving, doesn’t fray and comes in a range of great colours.Since my first attempt at sewing, I’ve taught myself quite a few different crafts and am always looking for that next project to ‘have a go at’. I’ve always liked the ‘teach yourself as you go along’ approach, as I’m impatient when it comes to learning, I just want to look at how something’s made and start having a go right away! Saying that, I’m extremely patient if I don’t get it right first time and will keep trying until I’m happy with whatever I’m making. The only craft I haven’t been able to master so far is crochet, I used to be able to crochet “granny squares” but then decided to try my hand at knitting. Ever since I picked up a pair of knitting needles I can’t figure out how to crochet at all. It’s so weird – am I the first person ever to un-learn how to make something?I’ve still more ideas in the pipeline for my new shop, I’d like to sell some of the hand sewn mohair teddy bears I’ve made and I’ve got more ideas for my handmade felt goodies.Now if only I could get my head around crochet….

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free World Wide shipping On Etsy

This weekend etsy is having a a fee shipping worldwide sale. There are quite a few shops involved. I am having free shipping on all my iron on appliques no limit!! Here is a link to an article plus a few shops who are participating.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Items from Belles Mademoiselles

I have put up a few new items for sale, and I thought I'd show them off here. Ofcourse with fall and winter coming there will be more items to follow. These are the items I have recently finished. I am a huge fan of halloween, and I will be adding more halloweenish (is that even a word?) items soon. The items pictured are some of my newest iron on appliques. The ghost and jack o lantern come in a set, and the pieces come seperatley so they can be placed how ever. I use these all the time for my kids older shirts and dresses, even pants, they're great for covering up holes, and stains, and they are fun and easy to use. I have a lot more listed in my shop feel free to visit me there.
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