Friday, December 18, 2009

FABULOUS Gift Ideas!!!

So, as always there will be that last minute gift for that HARD TO BUY FOR person!
As terrible as this is...I think a few of my gifts are going to be late!
Eh, I just think of it as it stretches the fun of gift giving!!

Here are some fabulous items I just wanted to share by some Amazingly talented artist!!!

With this cold weather I can't stop looking at scarves! Anything warm, snugly and stylish! I personally would LOVE to have an assortment of styles to choose from in my drawer so I think this is a great idea for gifting!
Have you seen this beautiful scarf by FoxyGknits? The color is GORGEOUS! Plus, soft and luxurious chenille feels SO wonderful against the skin! ...AND it's ON SALE!!!
Hand Knit Ladies Fashion Burgundy Scarf - Bold and Beautiful

If your person loves photography how about this Fine Art Photo "Roses" As a person that LOVES color beyond words...I ADORE black and white photography. The only 2 large framed pieces I have ever hung in my apartment(s) were both black and white! I just really like the placement and composition of this piece.

This is a new item from BellflowerTextiles and I think it's a marvelous idea for the little artist! I think it's a perfect bag to put coloring books, drawing paper or simply reading materials for your little one! No searching around for the box of crayons when you can have everything in one place and they can feel grown up carrying it themselves! I would have loved one of these when I was little to drag all my drawing stuff around in!
Crayon Tote - Red Posies

Of course I had to share something from my favorite Button Shop GeekDetails
Now, you can't tell me that you haven't had a moment that this would have been perfect to wear?!!!!
C'mon! It's FUNNY!!!!!
If you can read this, you're in my Aggro Range 2.25 inch pinback button

For the Papillon Lovers out there you NEED this! Ok. Maybe not NEED but it sure is SUPER CUTE!!!! Makes me want one or at least I want to pet it! Look at that face!!!!

FInally, Talk about GORGEOUS! For the splurge investment gift...maybe for yourself...hey, YOU are WORTH IT!!! Or a super fabulous present for someone you care about... I can't even begin to do anything but drool over the colors and sheer craftsmanship! Amazing!!!!
Peacock Paisley Necklace

As always i LOVE to share wonderful items I find.
This is merely one more post of fantastic items by such a talented group of people!
I'll be sharing more Fantastic Finds so definitely come back soon!!!

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Allergic Reactions are not fun!

Sorry I have been AWOL for a while...had an allergic reaction to an eczema cream that has had me miserable for over a week now!
I can't concentrate!
I feel like I can't sit still because of all the itching all over!
I'm also wondering if the Silicea that my homeopath has me taking is causing my skin to be irritated and inflamed too.
Nothing like wanting to ice my face!

So, I'm going to try and write some interesting posts to make up for my lost time!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

So Romantic!

SO ROMANTIC and PRETTY! I just had to SHARE!
Look what I found over at Style Me Pretty!

I just LOVE artistically creative cakes! It truly amazes me every time I see such craftsmanship. This delicious delight is by Nicki's Cakes
I just took a look through the cake gallery! Just Amazing!!!! I don't know if I would want to eat them!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

SHOP OF THE WEEK: Yarncoture

Welcome to the SHOP OF THE WEEK: Yarncoture.

In this shop you will find so many wonderful knitted delights! I love the selection of merchandise ranging from various styles of neckwear all the way to cute Baby slippers and stylish Newsboy hats!
OK. HOW CUTE IS HE in this hat??!!!!!
Cool Cotton Newsboy Hat/Unisex Tan Beige Color

A self-taught knitter, Maryum's passion for her craft is another source of inspiration. "there's always a new technique, stitch pattern, a new yarn fiber, or design to try or learn. I love the way the yarn feels as it glides off my knitting needles or how quickly I can crochet a beautiful flower. I also love the fact that I have been teaching my 2 daughters to knit and crochet, and have even featured some of their finished pieces in my shop! Being able to pass these ancient crafts down to my daughers has truly been a joy! "

I just LOVE these Vintage inspired fingerless gloves!

What I really enjoy is the true variations of styles she carries for neckwear! So many colors and styles! I thought I'd share a few:
I just LOVE orange!
THE ORANGEY - Knit Cowl/Neckwarmer With Brooch- Soft and Snuggly In PUMPKIN ORANGE

How can you not love the color, texture and design of this one?!
The Turquoise Fantasy Scarf

YarnCoture offers unique gift ideas for everyone on your gift list, including great accessories for those hard-to buy-for men on your list, and ships both domestic and international.

Free standard worldwide shipping for every item in my shop. This special offer will be available through December. Priority Mail and Express mail services will be available for an additional charge.
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*Photos courtesy of Yearncoture

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday through Cyber Monday SALE!

I RARELY have sales in my shop since everything in my Etsy shop is priced at WHOLESALE. (All wedding items are 30-50% OFF Retail and All jewelry is 20-40% OFF Retail.)

STARING MIDNIGHT TONIGHT November 27th through midnight November 30th!

Buy one item and get a second item of equal or lesser value for 50% OFF! Good on ALL ITEMS over $20.00. Discount will be refunded through PayPal
Put "BOGO" in Notes to seller!

I have never done this before so DEFINITELY TAKE ADVANTAGE since I have no idea if and when I'll do it again!!!

The perfect opportunity to buy that item you have always wanted in my shop and get something extra for someone you care about!

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Hope your day is filled with LOVE and GREAT FOOD!
I wasn't going to celebrate Thanksgiving until Saturday but my Mom decided to have a small something for just us and then celebrate it big with the whole family Saturday. I have SO MUCH to do if I'm going to get to her house today!
With that said...Gotta get going!
Happy Day!!!!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Todays Gift Giving Fabulous Find: Grow Brass and Floral Earrings

HOW CUTE are These?!!!!
Todays Gift Giving Fabulous Find: Grow Brass and Floral Earrings

"These dainty brass dangles feature coral colored four petal Czech glass tulip beads with high-gloss finish paired with oblong antiqued brass charms stamped with the word “GROW”.

Measurements: Earrings hang 1 inch long (2.5cm) from brass ball and coil hooks and will be sent with a complimentary pair of plastic earring backs.

This item was designed and handcrafted by Jessica Smutek and is exclusive to SmuTopia Jewelry."

These will make a totally cute little gift! Such a perfect accessory for wearing everyday!

*Photos courtesy of Smutopia

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Swarovski Earrings

I was VERY excited when I found these Swarovski crystal pieces.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE vintage glass...but there's nothing (other then high quality precious gems) that sparkle like Swarovski crystals!
Since I LOVE color I wanted to make a few in these GORGEOUS Fuchsia and aqua/teal colors. Silver plated brass findings and Sterling Silver Ear wires.
They should be up in my shop within the next few days.

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Todays Gift Giving Fabulous Find: Blue Skies Shawl - Hand Knitted and Crocheted

With the weather cooling down...might I even say I'm freezing cold at thoughts have revolved around "Keeping warm!"
While bouncing around on the internet this Blue Skies Shawl caught me eye!

What a wonderful GIFT this would make!!!! Classic colors and design make this an easy item for anyone at any age. Beautiful craftsmanship and quality make this an item they can enjoy throughout the seasons!

"Blue skies will definitely be shining on you when you wear this lacy and soft wool hand knitted and crocheted shawl. And... those blue skies can shine on you throughout the year because this is a 4 season garment.

The yarn varies from white through several shades of beautiful blue and knitted up to form cloud-like forms. I made an openwork lace stripe up the back of the shawl. Then added a crocheted ruffle to the edges. The ruffled look is very au courrant according to last week's Fashion Section of the Sunday New York Times. You will definitely be the envy of all when you wear this wrap.

The yarn is such a lightweight wool that you can almost see through the shawl. I knitted it on small enough needles, however, to make it quite stable and snag-resistant. It drapes like a dream, too. This results from many hours of dedicated and careful work."

I can practically FEEL the soft snugly texture!
If you don't snap this up someone else SURELY WILL!!!!

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Vintage Inspired Earrings Lemon Hearts

Here is a new pair of beautiful vintage inspired earrings I just listed.
These vintage inspired glass heart Earrings are a gorgeous accessory. Depending on how the light hits them they reflect beautiful rich and vibrant or a dark golden yellow color. I think it's such an unusual color and I nice change from the norm.
Lemon Hearts.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

SHOP OF THE WEEK: Journey of Love Designs

Welcome to the SHOP OF THE WEEK: Journey of Love Designs

A wonderful little shop developed by designer Denise Kung, a woman that LOVES beautiful Paper!

She specializes in stationary, paper gifts, magnets, and even related products like invitations, escort cards, and table numbers.
I love these personalized party favors!
Tea Party Bridal or Baby Shower Favors

Denise is currently working with Japanese chiyogami paper (chiyogami is a type of Japanese paper decorated with brightly colored, woodblock-printed patterns) for her products. “I recently returned from a trip to Japan. I bought a few sheets of chiyogami paper and will be using them for my new products. I would love to buy the whole store of paper! The colors and textures are so beautiful and delicate. I am inspired by the colors and patterns of the papers I work with and find. I am a visual person so my eyes get tickled when I see certain papers,” says Denise about her adoration of paper.
As a HUGE fan of Japanese printed silks and paper I just adore these magnets!
Chiyogami Plum Blossoms Glass Tiles Magnets

She also has a second shop Seashell Baby full of beautiful knitwear and more creative items.

Special for This Week Only:

Free set of 6 gift tags with any order
from Journey of Love Designs.

Free set of 2 scrubbies/coasters with any order
from Seashell Baby.

Use code: "Etsytwitterteam"

Definitely stop by and take advantage of the Special for this week!

*Photos courtesy of Journey of Love Designs

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sharing...Clients with flowers

I just LOVE this picture of my Gal Twinkie Chan who makes AMAZING creative foodies scarves that I my sister is IN LOVE WITH!

She's wearing a couple of my cuties:

BTW, Here is one of her AWESOME Foodie Scarves. Suddenly I want some bread and butter!!!!

She was sold out of this but I am SURE you can request she make one for you!

THANK YOU Twinkie Chan for sharing this picture with me!!!!

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Todays Gift Giving Fabulous Find: Cabled Coffee Cozie in Cranberry Red

Todays Gift Giving Fabulous Find is from Kim White Creations.

Cabled Coffee Cozie in Cranberry Red.

I recycle, changed all my light bulbs, switched almost all of my cleaning supplies to non toxic (slowly weeding everything out) and drive a hybrid so I am always looking for more ways to help keep the earth healthy. With wanting to be more environmentally friendly I thought how great of an item is this! I think I am the ONLY person I know that doesn't drink coffee and I ALWAYS saw all my co workers with the coffee cups and the paper cardboard thing cover around them. How nice to use something like this. It's totally environmentally friendly since it is reusable, it's aesthetically pleasing and just feels NICE on the skin! Oh yeah, and it's completely functional in so many ways!

"My Cable Knit Coffee Cozies are a great gift at only $10! You can "gift" them by themselves, or wrap them around a take-out coffee cup with a gift card for coffee tucked inside. Adding a few chocolates inside the cup is a nice touch as well!
The Cozies work great around coffee, tea, or cocoa, a soda can or even a beer, and I have had customers purchase them for use around cocktail glasses to keep their drinks icy!"

I never thought of using this for cold beverages! Seriously, the only prepackaged beverage I drink is water and when I have been out and order cold bottled water...I HATE how it chills me to drink out of it! Using one of these would completely make a difference!
Definitely take a look in her shop for more colors and designs.
There is a great rich dark grey one that would be perfect for a guy! Im liking a festive Xmas looking red and white one!

*Photo courtesy of kimwhitecreations

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