Thursday, April 30, 2009

March Madness Sale

I am part of one of the most amazing Etsy team. All of us live in Alberta, and I am just in awe of the talent represented in this group. Starting next week I will be starting a new feature called "Team Tuesday." Every Tuesday I'll feature one member of the Alberta Street Team, because I just have to share their talents with you.

But starting today, a good number of shops represented in our team have decided to host a sale!! So please take some time and check out the following:


The Etsy Alberta Street Team is having their "May Madness Sale" featuring extremely talented artisans who would love nothing more than to assist you in finding the perfect gift for yourself or someone special.

With this many artists at your fingertips (39 shops in all), you are virtually guaranteed to find something that you simply can no longer live without.

The sale begins May 1st at 12:01 sharp to May 7th at midnight. Links to the all the participating shops are listed below for your convenience. As each shop is offering different special deals for you; please see their announcements for more detailed information, and check our blog for any updates:

Have a great first week of May! Let the madness take you away!

A Second Time - 10% off plus free shipping to US and Canada

Baloo 2662 - 10% off everything plus an extra 5% off on May 2nd (International Scrapbook Day)

Barefoot Creations - 20% off everything

Belissima Designs - 20% off everything

Body Delights - BOGO on everything

Bouncing Off The Walls- 20% off everything

Charlie Baby - 15% off everything

CindyLou Who 2 - 15% off everything

Crafted By Lindy - 10% off everything plus free matching gift tags

Crowsnest Mountain - free shipping to US and Canada

Dearange - 20% off all jewelry

Frog Princess Designs - 20% off everything

Glass Circus - 20% off all glass

HDawn Parratt - 10% off everything and a free gift tag

Impedimenta - 15% off everything

JSanderso - 15% off everything

Jewelled Trellis - Pendant sale plus free shipping

Jewelry By Irene - 20% off any jewelry item

Kennedy Ink - Art Tile sale, and free shipping on 3 or more items

Leanne Designs - visit the “May Sale” section in my shop

Lilies By Lisa - 20% off all custom orders

Little Jumping Beans - 20% off everything

Loopdiloops - 15% off custom orders

Lori Jaclyns Jewels - 20% off everything

Maceme - 20% off everything

Mailled - 20% off everything

Metaling Mind - 15% off everything

My 3 Little Monkeys - 20% off everything

Mistical AcScents - 10% off and free shipping on 3 or more items

My Grandpas Pen - 25% of everything

Nana Browns - 20% off everything

Off The Hooks - Free Shipping to US and Canada

Paint 1 - 15% off everything

Rozzie - 15% off everything

Splurge - free pair of earrings with every order

Stamp 'n Stuff - free shipping US and Canada – International orders free shipping on 3 or more cards

Taibossigai - 20% off everything plus free shipping

Two Stray Cats - 20% off everything plus free shipping everywhere

Wild Rose Jewels - 15% off everything

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dolls are Addictive

This last week I made a couple dolls (and convinced my mom to make one) using Bit Of Whimsy's patterns:

Nutmeg Gnome


Doodle Girls:



I had previously made this doodle girl for my daughter:

Doodle Girl


I have also cut out the fabric for a few more dolls:





Saturday, April 25, 2009

Saturday Slice - Purses

This weeks slice is a favorite of mine. Purses! I have a weakness... but am really good at resisting. Here's a few that I'm just drooling over (I have dozens more.... but I had to cut myself off ;) )

The Sweet Dee by Little Ellie

Handbag by SherryBags:

Shell Bag by Lireca:


Tutorials/ Free Patterns:
Pleated Purse Tutorial by My Spare Time:

Bamboo Handle Purse by Little Birdie Secrets:

Reversible Purse by Martha Stewart:

Margaret Sling Bag by Oh Fransson:

Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy Day!

It's Etsy Day! Have you got your Etsy on yet?

Today is the first Etsy day! It's been put together by shop owners, in order to raise Etsy awareness! You will hopefully see some Etsy car signs, t-shirts and the like today where you live! Keep your eye out for people dressed in orange!

Take some time and explore Etsy a little. Even if you just browse, you will have a better idea of what else is available there. Maybe that next baby/wedding shower gift.

Take some time to explore Etsy today!

My favorite way to explore is the POUNCE feature. You can pounce Just Sold listing... or Undiscovered shops. :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Newly Listed

I just listed this bold and beautiful flower hair clip and crochet headband set. Very cute!




I love this type of headband for infants (and little girls). The headband sits nicely on any size child's head, and does not cause the dreaded dent on an infants soft head. This bold orange flower is fun and colourful, and will complete any summery outfit of your young child's.

Flower is securely fastened to a ribbon covered alligator clip (ribbon ends have been melted to prevent fraying). This flower clip can be worn on the headband, or alone. The clip alone looks fantastic at the base of a pony tail.

Please check it out in my Etsy store.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Slice - Birds

A little late today because of traveling. In honour of spring, we're doing a Birds theme! They're so hip right now.

This cute card set is made by Lindy, a fellow Alberta Team member. You HAVE to check out her other cards, so adorable!

Adorable bird onesie by valeriya:

Beautiful bird pillow by Joom:

A stunning cake by The Sugar Syndicate, based in Chicago:

What a fantastic idea! A bird mobile. Tutorial by Spool Sewing:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wedding Invitations Sample

Here is yet another wedding invitations sample I have made:

Invite 5 - Outside
Invite 5 - Insideb
Invite 5 - Inside

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. We've had a few illnesses circle our household.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wedding Invitation Sample

Here is another wedding invitation sample I have made up for a bride:

Invite 3 - Outside

Invite 3 - Inside

Monday, April 6, 2009

Project of the Month Complete

This month's project was Chalkboard Placemats. One side is a vinyl print that is easily wiped down, while the other side is a chalkboard, including a slot to keep a chalk. The entire mat rolls up so that it can easily be stowed in a diaper bag or purse, ready for your next restaurant visit, or appointment with you little tykes. Also great for keeping youngsters busy in places where there are no toys readily available (visiting family, church, etc). These particular ones are already spoken for, but I hope to make some more in the near future to sell.



Sunday, April 5, 2009

New Applique

Last night I created a new applique. A rocket, perfect for any boy.

This is just a quick shirt, but it gives you a sneak peek of what is to come in my shop:


I designed it for a friend's son's 1st birthday. I also made the following card to match:


Watch for "rocket" items in my shop soon!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Saturday Slice - Bunnies

Since Easter is coming up this week, I figured I would do an bunny theme.

Super cute Bunny Hat made by Adrianne Kinsella

Equally as adorable, Onesie Applique by Sniglets Baby Boutique

Label the family Easter baskets with these adorable Gift Tags made by Roche Papier Ciseaux

Bunny Cupcakes by the famous Bakerella

ANd finally, a song that goes through my head every Easter. Thank you VeggieTales!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wedding Invitations Sample

Another sample invitation for a bride:

Invite 1 - outside

Invite 1 - Inside

I love creating wedding invitations. If you have a certain theme or idea of what you want, let me know, and I'd be happy to create several samples for you.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Project of the Month

Every month I have a "Project of the Month." This is a feature in which I have planned a project that I have never made before. At the beginning of the month I post the supplies, and then at the end of the month (or if I finish early) I post the finished project. I never tell what the finished product will be, until I post the final picture (but I always like to hear your guesses as to what you think it is. If you're right, I will let you know that!).

My project this month:

Project of the Month - April 2009