Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Now, I am not talking about the kind that you see in run of the mill type stores. Everyone and their mother has one like those! No, you want to stand out, you want color with fabulous style. You want a purse that will get second looks and be oohed and aahed over when you go out.
You need to check the beautifully hand made purses from Multiple Pursenalities When you see just a few of the gorgeous fabric designs that are used in making these, you will want to buy more than one, too!
Look at the colors and the pattern in this one! Made from Amy Butler fabric, the quality is obvious and unlike what you would get in any store by far.
And take a look at this one.... Now I ask you, where will you find a such a roomy purse with the cutest owl fabric you've ever seen? Think of how you will be envied with a design like this one! I would be willing to bet you will get more compliments with these purses than any others that you have had!
If you are going to buy a purse, then get one you will be proud to show off! And with the holidays coming, you are sure to please a few ladies on your Christmas list with one of these hand sewn and designed , roomy purses made by Monika at Multiple Pursenalities. Take this link and see what all she has to offer!
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Who doesn't like the autumn season? If you live where I do, autumn means leaves changing colors, a bit of nip in the air, and eating things like hot soup, cider, and sweets like spice doughnuts and candy corn!
Speaking of candy corn, don't you just love that cute little candy? I don't mean just the taste, but it's appearance, the bright colored stripes that look cheery and make fall seem a little special.
I found some cute little items when browsing Etsy today and I just had to tell you about them!
These sweet little guys can be made from a pattern that you can order from Homemade Zen .
If you like candy corn but can't afford the calories, this is the way to do it! They stand a mere 2 inches tall and the pattern makes 3 of them. Can't crochet? Then learn how or get the pattern for someone who does!
Another candy corn item I discovered was this absolutely scrumptious looking, candy coated gourmet apple by Double Dipped Sweets :
It's a delicious , fresh, Granny Smith apple coated in colored white chocolate...and they will even add candy corn pieces in the coating if you want! Just think of how good it would taste... why not start off the fall season with a tasty treat?
The perfect fall accessory to your autumn wardrobe is this candy corn bangle resin bracelet by
CherriesRockMy Socks :
You aren't going to find a bracelet this cute just anywhere! It has the candy corn right inside and think of all the outfits that it would go with!
Finally, I found some candy corn crocheted coasters designed at Crafty Cupboard:
These would be just what you need to sit those cups of hot apple cider on and herald the coming of the fall season! These are wonderfully priced at only 4 dollars for the set so get some while they are available!
There are lots of fun fall items available at these Etsy shops and more, so make sure you take a little bit of time and do some fall shopping. And while you are browsing, eat some candy corn to get in the mood!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Are you looking for something a little different this year for Christmas giving? I have a shop that you should take a look at...Designs by Kim.
This lovely little shop has all kinds of wonderful goodies that stand out because they are hand beaded. Kim has been doing bead work for over 18 years now, and her creations reflect the skill that she has obtained through all the years of practice and learning of technique.
The tiny little amphibians you see in the picture are as cute as they can be, and at an extremely reasonable price! But, they are only a small sample of the intricate work that Kim can do.
She has a wide assortment of beaded jewelry, handbags, little critters, bookmarks, and lots more , and the designs and beadwork really make them special! I think you could find something great for a lot of people on your list, so make sure you visit this shop and have a look around!
Just follow this link!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Take a look around your house with a critical eye...now, could your decor use some spicing up?
I am not one for outlandish, bright colors on the walls and bizarre looking statues that make you stand there and guess what they are, but I do appreciate bright and colorful splashes of color mixed in with calming neutral shades. That is why I love the hand made pillows from the Homegrownpillows shop at Etsy.
The fabric colors are perfect for adding that just right bit of oomph needed to brighten a room without overpowering it. If you have been to the stores lately, it is really hard to find unique pillows that stand out , not to mention the fact that their quality is not so good for the price you have to pay.
HomeGrownPillows makes the most gorgeous pillows that I have seen in a long time.
And knowing that they are hand made from specialty fabric makes them really stand out. You just can't beat a handcrafted item for quality and uniqueness!
This lovely shop also has a wide array of products that just about anyone could use, including flaxseed and herb filled soother packs that are perfect for being used as heating packs or ice packs. The shop owner and creator of HomeGrownPillows has specialized for years in the use of herbs and other natural materials to be used in products for healing purposes, so you can select an item that not only is attractive, but functional and very useful. And with the holidays coming up, you are bound to find something for someone on your shopping list!
Visit at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5562706
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
That is why I really enjoy Jane Austen's writings, they conjure up all kinds of thoughts and images in my mind. I love it when I find some one who shares the enjoyment of Jane's engaging novels, and that is why I am delighted to discover Austentations.
Austentions is a newly opened shop that features items that will please any Jane Austen follower! This shop features lovely notecards that feature witty quotes from Jane herself, and novel items such as a handmade reticule that really does look like what any of Jane's characters or herself would have carried. Austentations also features prettily made boxes that have tops that can be custom made in colors of your choosing, and they are covered in snippets of Jane Austen's most famous novels! How great is that?
I recommend giving this shop a visit,, it is sure to please an Austen fan! Visit Austentations at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5993103
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Doesn't it make you drool? I know I did! The combination of light aqua, pale lavender and creamy gemstones is so eye catching, it's just a beautiful blend of colors. I could just see it being the perfect accessory to an outfit where you want people to notice when you walk in the door!
Most of us think jewelry this elegant would be only for those rare occasions out when you dress to the nines...not so, according to Holly, the designer at Bijoux d'Odalisque.She says that you should dress up in your jewelry even on a trip to the grocery store! That sounds like fun to me!
So, never put yourself in a box, style wise. If you want to wear high heels to the grocery store, then do it! Hey, if you have to do something routine, why not spice it up? And if you love beautiful jewelry, (which most of us do) , then wear it when you feel like it.!
A final word:
You just have to visit Holly's jewelry shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5133492
You won't believe all the colors of beautiful gemstones she uses in her one of a kind pieces-But I warn you, you will need a kleenex while viewing because I promise you that you WILL drool!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Which leads me to introducing one of my finds- See the yummy cake above?
This is one of many wonderful items from CuteAbility, a shop on Etsy that features the most realistic food pendants I have ever seen, and more!
The items look so real that it makes your mouth water doesn't it? I just think the detail work is amazing, and what a perfect gift for someone who loves jewelry that is really different! Make sure you check out all this shop has to offer!