Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March's Winner Is....

The winner for my March blog giveaway is.... London Picket ...

Congrats, London!

London has a wonderful Artfire shop, "Outta Sight", and a wonderful Etsy shop, "Outta Sight".  So, hop on by and see the goodies that she has to offer!

London won this Bagel/Bread warmer. 

Want one for yourself?  Here is where you can find my Bagel/bread warmers in a variety of prints. 

Keep in mind that I always offer FREE shipping and usually ship the same day or the next a.m. (at the latest).

April's giveaway is now underway.  Prize is pictured in the upper right column.  Comment, ON MY BLOG, on any post, to be entered into the giveaway.  Enter as many times as you like.  Winner will be announced on May 1st.


Scott runs the (interestingly named) "Madmoravian" Artfire shop.

He has a large selection of  amazing, woodcrafted, pens and bottle stoppers. 

He has added new categories to his shop, too. 

There is a GORGEOUS stained glass piece that I just HAD to share it with you.  You can find more work in his shop's this bed!  How beautiful is THAT??

Scott has Chainmaille bracelets and necklaces, as well as, beaded glass charms.

Since he is our featured shop, he's running a sale:  20% off ... use coupon:  GUILDFEATURED at time of checkout.

Custom orders are always welcomed, so contact Scott if you want something ordered.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I recently finished this custom ordered quilt.  The characters are based on the Nickelodean, Jr show "Yo Gabba Gabba".  The toddler's name was appliqued as well.

It took me 3 full days (10-11 hour days) to complete.  It measures approx. 38" x 44".  It has a plush, tie-dyed like mint green Minkee on the back.

I quilted it with a "wavy-over-the-ditch" pattern and used the same stitch to quilt the large spacer blocks.  I made the binding scrappy to go along with the quilt.

I did decide to make this quilt available as a custom order request.  If you want one for your little tike, just visit my GALLERY  to contact me and I'll set a private listing for you.

Would you rather have some other type of quilt?  Sesame Street?  Blues Clues?  Etc?  Just contact me and I'll see what I can do and give you a price quote.

I do have it posted to allow up to 4 weeks for the item to ship.  But unless I'm swamped with things, it'll probably be shipped within a week and a half.  I just ask for 4 weeks to allot for any unforseen circumstances.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dancing Wind Designs

Sue owns the Dancing Wind Designs, beaded jewelry shop, on Artfire.

She began her love of crafting, with seed beads, when she was a child. 

There are so many beautifully crafted pieces in this shop, we had a difficult time choosing which 4 that we would share with you!  Even though we're long past Xmas, I just had to include a pic of one of the ornaments that are listed in her shop.  They're wonderful!

Sue offers FREE US great is that???

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some New Things in My Shops

I thought I'd take a minute to share with you, in one place, some of my newest listings.  I'm very excited about my new line of applique animals.   I have a line of kitties (2 listed, to date... Bluebella and Chrysa .. but more to come) and farm animals (Moooo and Baa Baa) .

What do you think?

I have listed a new quilt... "Time to Churn".  What do you think?  Can you see how the smaller churn dash blocks make up the larger one?

Finally, there are a few new tablerunners, centerpieces, and table toppers... 3 Wizard of Oz themed and a Tropical Fish.

So, visit my Artfire and Etsy shops to see even more listings.  Check back often because I'll be adding lots of things shortly.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Divya owns the "Divva" shop on Artfire.

She specializes in handmade cards and jewelry.  I really love the cards in this shop!

Divya uses good quality material when creating her cards and jewelry.  Please show her some love and hop on over to her shop to see more wonderful creations!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Danilav Designs

Danielle owns the "Danilav Designs" jewelry shop on Artfire.

She calls her jewelry "timelessly eclectic"...and it's true!  She has some beautiful pieces in her shop...earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.  She welcomes custom orders, too.

So, swing on by and see all of her wonderful creations for yourself!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Kitty is the "online" face behind the Liquidambar Studio but it is really a family affair.  Her husband, John, and both of their children create the wonderful things in their shop.

They sell pottery, clay jewelry, glass jewelry, and other types of jewelry.

Perusing their blog, I learned a little bit about the creative techniques.  They make their pendants with cast glass pieces using "frit".  What's "frit", you ask?  I know I asked that...LOL  "Frit" is crushed pieces of glass.

This is how they get those varied colors and looks to the pendants.  Each pendant is literally a one-of-a-kind item and could never be completely reproduced.  How cool is that?

I had a very difficult time choosing 4 items to share with you...especially, since I'm partial to blue and my eyes kept going to everything blue in the shop.  LOL

What are you still here?  LOL  Hop on over to the studio and take a gander at the large selection in their shop.  We'd love for you to come back and tell us what's your favorite item.  :o)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Suzanne Medrano

Suzanne owns the self-named shop on Artfire.

Suzanne sells catnip toys, fabric gift tags, pouches,  fish decorations, and much more!

She has been creating since her high school days.

Under her bio, she has a very detailed section on how she began her love of crafts and how to take care of the items that are purchased from her shop.

You can also follow Suzanne on her Facebook Fan page.

So, hop on over and start shopping!  Who's going to be her next sale?  Who'll help her reach that great number 5...and then 10...and so on???

Friday, March 12, 2010

Candy's Trinkets

The wonderfully ecletic "Candy's Trinket" Artfire shop was the winner of this month's "Fav Undiscovered Studios" contest.  The contest is a great way for new/unknown shops to get some much needed promotional exposure.  The only requirement:  participating shops have to have -0- sales to enter the contest.

MV is the creating force behind the monthly contest.  We're kindred spirits...we both have the firm belief in promoting those shops that need the help and extra exposure.  Many shop owners don't have much experience/time to devote to networking online.  We help fill that void.  I have agreed to help MV, in her endeavors, and will blog about the winner of each month's contest.  You can vote for your fav shop, each month, on the link above.  Visit MV's shop, it's definately worth perusing!
Anyhoo... back to March's winner is:  Candy's Trinkets

This shop truly is an ecletic shop!  From jewelry (earrings, bracelets, necklaces, & pendants) to European bracelet charms to knitting markers to keychains....and so MUCH more!!!

I had a lot of fun browsing, all of the categories, and had a difficult time settling on which pics to share with you.

Her favorite supplies are:  sterling silver, gold filled, artistic wire, beads, crystals, and lampwork.

Oh, did I mention that there are suncatchers, scarves, cellphone charms also available???  Didn't I tell you that it had a wide variety of things?

Custom orders are always welcomed.  See something you like but want it in a different color?  Or a team pendant (like the one pictured) but want a different team?  Let her know.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wow! A Year Today!

Well, today is my 1 year anniversary since I started my blog!

How time flies!!  Amazing at how little I knew, a year ago, and how far I've come!

I went from an Etsy shop to having shops also on Artfire and Zibbet.  I tweet (on Twitter) like there's no tomorrow.  LOL  I even have a Facebook fan page!

I've had met so many WONDERFUL friends...Anne (Made for Me by Oaklie)...Tracy (Braggin Bath)...Jan (Shabby Bags)...Crystal (Kizz Designs)...and SOOOOO many more!!!

This is my 230 blog post!!!  WOW!

~ 117 posts were on shops that had 5 sales or less

~ 80+ promoted other contests, blogs, and promotional sites

~ 30+ promoted new listings, contests, etc of mine

Now that I've seen how many shops that I've featured, I hope to pass that number (by quite a bit) this year.

So, I'm going to share with you today some pics of my newest listings and thanks for stopping by!

HUGS to all of my friends and followers and thanks for making the last year fun, interesting, and exciting!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Outta Sight (on Artfire)

London is the owner of the "Outta Sight" Artfire jewelry shop.  London is truly an amazing artisan...she is legally blind and still creates some of the  most beautiful jewelry that I've seen around.
London sells earrings, bracelets, necklaces, thread cutter necklaces, and eye glass holders.  All of her items are ready to ship.  They will arrived, ready to gift, in a white gift box and wrapped with a turquiose cord.

London's shop is a relatively new shop and could use the exposure.  Please consider purchasing one her items.  She supports so many wonderful charities, let's show her our support in return.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Caty Ann

Cathy owns the "Caty Ann" Artfire jewlery shop.  She sells beautiful earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

Cathy prefers to create her jewelry with semi-precious stones and crystals.  She uses premium beading wire, as well. 

Cathy has been a breast cancer survivor for 2 1/2 years (and counting!).

You can find her at a variety of places:

Blog ... Squidoo ... Facebook ... Twitter

So, hop on over and see more of her beautiful creations!  Make sure to follow her blog, her Facebook fan page, and on Twitter to be among the first to learn her latest news and see her newest creations.  I know that I am!!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New Custom Order Quilts

Isn't this such a fun quilt?

This quilt was made as a custom order but you can order your own version of it today.

Quilt measures approximately 55" x 59". It has been pre-washed and dried to remove shrinkage.

The quilt was machine-pieced and quilted with a "wavy-over-the-ditch" pattern in metallic, variegated bright thread.

Since I did the quilting myself, I am able to offer this quilt to you at a greatly reduced price. My other, non-baby/toddler sized quilts, have been quilted by an award winning long-armer.

Quilt can be made with any colors that you want.

Please note, that the pattern will be the same but the position of the colors, fabric print, etc. will be different than the quilt listed. Every quilt is made to order, so each quilt will be unique and different.

Visit my Artfire and Etsy purchase a custom quilt and to see more info on it.