Well...it's that time again....I wanted to share with you my most recent handmade purchases and the wonderful shops that I got them from.
For those of you that follow my posts, you'll see some repeat shops...I just can't stay away! But there are a couple of wonderful new ones.
My first shop is the Supply Owl on Etsy. I started stocking up on tags for my packages and note cards for the Virginia Beach Christmas Market show in November. I'll be using the mini notecards for customers with larger purchases...I'll probably put some sort of future discount on them; though I haven't quite decided what yet.
The next stop is the Haunted Willow, primitive shop, on Artfire. There are so many amazing things in this shop. I bought a couple of the "oops" soaps (listed at a discounted price). Let me tell you...there is NOTHING wrong with the oops soaps and they look perfectly fine to me (and I'm a perfectionist). That just goes to show you the kind of quality control that is used in this shop!
And yes, AGAIN, I have "hit", The Monkey Shop, on Etsy. I just can't STAY away! I had this kitty custom made for my youngest son and the monkey blankee was on sale...I just couldn't pass it up! Thinking of setting it on a shelf in my sewing room...it's a gorgeous purple and just too stinkin' CUTE!
I also purchased a bunch of mini notecards at the ArtbySunfire, paper shop, on Artfire. I'll also be using these for orders and for November's show. I just love this shop and will be back!
And last, but NOT least, is the My Helping Hands shop, on Artfire. I have ALL of my banners and avatars made in this shop...I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else! In my last handmade post, I shared with you the vacation and sale banners that I had custom made for me.
Now that I've opened up my Destash shops on Etsy and Artfire, I needed to have my avatars and banners "tweaked". So, Anne added the cute little bees to them. Aren't they cute?
Then I ordered my banner and avatar for the holiday season. I'll probably put them up closer to the end of October. Aren't they also great? You can't beat Anne's prices and she's WONDERFUL to work with!
So, why not show these shops some blogger love and do some of your own handmade shopping? Let me know what you've bought from these shops....just love them all and love to hear what others purchased.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
"Written with You in Mind" is just a FUN shop to browse through! There are dozens and dozens of poems and phrases in all types of color schemes, layouts, etc.
Sharon is a published poet and she has made her poems, as well as, many popular everyday phrases available for sale in her shop.
There aren't any shipping costs since everything is sent via PDF file.
Print her poems for framing, as letters, postcards...you're pretty much only limited by your imagination!
Most of her poems can be customized to your color schemes. Want your own pictures, or names, on something instead? Just let Sharon know and she'll work with you.
If you would like to see a list of publications that Sharon's work have been included in, just visit her Artfire bio page, in her shop.
As always, please click one, or more, of the share buttons before heading over to Sharon's wonderful shop. Let's see if we can work some blogger love and get more traffic and exposure for her.
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The "Gypsie Travels" is a vintage shop where you can find some wonderful treasures!
There are a few brooches that are circa 1950's and 1960's. Aren't those fish ADORABLE???
There are also a number of postcard books that date back to World War II. These vintage books are in amazingly good condition!!!
Since the holiday season is fast approaching, I just had to share with you these vintage Santa salt and pepper shakers (circa 1950's). Aren't they just too CUTE? What a great addition to any holiday decor or a wonderful gift for the Santa collector in your life!
Please show this little known shop some blogger love by clicking on one, or more, of the share buttons below this post before you head on over to start your shopping! :o)
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
If you're looking for exquisite handmade metal, wire, and wire-wrapped jewelry then the "Designs by Harriet" shop is the shop for you!
Harriet studied metalsmithing and wirewrapping and it shows in her stunning pendants and cuffs.
Isn't the craftsmanship amazing? You really need to visit her shop to see the other beauties that I wasn't able to share with you!
All the pendants come with gold or silver plated chains. Your pendant will be shipped in an anti-tarnish, cotton lined box. All packages are shipped via Fed Ex.
What a great shop to get your next birthday, anniversary, holiday, and Christmas gift!!! Heck, why not get something for yourself...you deserve a nice treat! ;O)
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Sunday, September 19, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Oooohhhh...do I LOVE the Cusp Designs shop on Artfire!!!
There are dozens of gorgeous photos alone!!! I had a very difficult time choosing which two to share with you! I finally opted for ones that had my favorite colors in them. LOL
There are also handmade, drawn, cards that are just SOOO cute! Do you see that little girl??? And what about those owls? These are only just 2, that I've shared with you!
Then there is the origami and paper art! I've mentioned before how envious I am of those that can draw and paint. Well, add origiami to that list....can you believe that those earrings are made from paper? The box is exquisite, too!
You can also find some super cute hair accessories...these would make great stocking stuffers and party favors.
Cusp Designs has a great blog and can be found on Facebook. Great places to learn what's new, upcoming, sales, promotions, giveaways, and more!
Let's show this little known shop some blogger love...click one of the share buttons before you head over to start your shopping!
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Thursday, September 16, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I just love the Sunshine and Whimsy photography shop on Artfire!!!
There is a wide variety of nature photographs in 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" prints. There is a selection of photographs that have inspirational quotes added to them.
I think my favorite picture, out of many, is the one of the cat....how cool is it???
As you browse through the shop, you'll see a number of prints have the BOGO tag on them. What a great chance to get one for yourself and give the other as a gift!!!
Please show this wonderful, low sale and exposure shop, some blogger love and stop on by. Please click, one or more, of the share buttons with this post...let's get more traffic to this shop! I bet you'll find something for yourself or for someone on your to-buy-for list....I know I did!!! :o)
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Saturday, September 11, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
If you're looking for a unique, and beautiful, piece of jewelry for a gift or for yourself, then you want to visit the Stone Horse Designs Artfire jewelry shop.
A passion for horses is shown in the horse jewelry section of the shop. All of the pendants have been hand-carved by the shop's owner or by other fellow artisans.
There is a large selection of beautifully crafted bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.
I had such a great time browsing through this shop! I even found a few items that I added to my hotlist for possible Xmas gifts this year.
If you like to wear ear cuffs (you know...the jewelry that attaches to the outer, upper, part of your ear) then you really need to see the selection available in this shop. LOVE it!
So, let's show this wonderful shop some blogger love and hop on over for a visit! Share the love, if you have a sec, and click one (or more) of the share buttons for this post....let's see if we can get more exposure for this little known shop!
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The Joyfully Sewn Designs sells handmade dresses, tops, jumpers, skirts and more.
There wasn't much info to be found but I still couldn't resist sharing it with you. Aren't these dresses beautiful? And how 'bout the models? TOO cute!!!
This is a pretty new shop and hasn't had much traffic, so please hop on by and see more of the beautifully sewn items.
Custom orders are always welcomed.
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Sunday, September 05, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The "Adams Arts" shop, on Artfire, is a shop that specializes in polymer clay pendants.
Wendy was a professional musician for over 30 years and her love of music is shown in her beautifully crafted pendants.
10% of all proceeds goes to savethemusic.org, a charity close to Wendy's heart.
She has a wonderful blog, in her Artfire shop, that features fellow artisans and is a really good read.
Wendy also offers a 20% discount AND free shipping to Artfire shop owners. I didn't see a coupon, so you might want to contact her prior to checking out.
Let's show Wendy some blogger love and visit her shop. We'd both be grateful if you could click one (or more) of the share buttons below the post.
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Thursday, September 02, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I had an overwhelming response to August's blog giveaway...I'm thinking that people were liking the coupon organizer as a prize....am I right? LOL
I had 70 entries for August's giveaway and using random.org the winner was chosen...#43 ... Prairie Wind Designs!!!
Prairie won this standard coupon organizer:
This month's prize is now posted in the upper, left-hand corner. Just leave a comment to enter the giveaway. Leave as many comments as you like. Want to know how to get extra entries? There are some ways listed under this month's prize.
Posted by Kim Brinsfield at Wednesday, September 01, 2010