Sunday, September 24, 2017

Etsy Shops Affected by Hurricane Irma



Today I'm featuring 7 fabulous Etsy shops located in hurricane Irma's path.  They are digging out, cleaning up and getting their lives back to normal.

So here they are, in no particular order.  Please take a look at their shops.  You'll probably find something you absolutely need!  ;)


Hobbit House

Vintage, antiques, oddities, and natural found objects


Amelia Bath and Body

Handmade Cold Process Soaps | Fine Natural Skin Care


The Lemon Leaf ~ Unique Handcrafted and Vintage Goods

Gray Estates ~ Curated Antique and Vintage Collections



Syl Cameo Jewels Store

Vintage Jewelry, Hand Painted Cameos and Collectibles


Imagine That Baby

ImagineThatBaby - Crocheted Baby Gifts and Diaper Cakes

Seamarie's Bounty

Pottery, clay, glass, metal or wood ~ Unique art work

The Sandpaper Shop

Special Greeting Cards, Vintage, Quilting and Whimsy






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Boo to You!

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Vintage and Handmade finds by Etsy shops located in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Boo to You!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Disney Inspired Fashion!

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Recently I've been having fun creating sets on Polyvore inspired by Disney Movies.  


My three favorites so far are based on Disney's "Lady ad the Tramp" and "Lady and the Tramp II."


This one is based on the main character, "Lady."  Look glam in gold and golden yellows.  There's even a blue gem on the back of the shoes like Lady wears on her collar!

Disney Inspired: Lady



This one, based on "Lady and the Tramp II" character, Jim Jr., features cute blue pajamas, fluffy dog slippers and a darling blue dog sleep mask!

Disney Inspired: Jim Jr.




This last set is a wedding set inspired the the evil cats, Si and Am.  Everything from the dress to the bag has a hint of Asian flair.  And check out the adorable Siamese cats cake topper!


Si and Am Wedding


I also made a couple sets inspired by Disney's "Peter Pan."  One features Wendy Darling as a teen and the other is based on the crock, Tick Tock.

https://www.polyvore.com/wendy_darling_peter_pan_inspired/set?id=228173306https://www.polyvore.com/tick_tock_peter_pan_inspired/set?id=228133967

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fabulous Fall Finds

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This wonderful Fall collection of handmade accessories and home decor was put together by Sabine of Crochet Rag Rug.

Fabulous Fall Finds

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Friday, September 8, 2017

New Beginnings

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Last weekend, we dropped my oldest off at college.  He's a freshman at University of San Diego.

Here's a photo montage of the weekend:
Clockwise from top left:  My son poses at the university entrance.  A selfie my son posted.  My husband and my son.  Me and my son.  My son in his dorm room.

So many things went wrong that weekend.  My husband and son drove out with no problems.  I flew out.  My flight was delayed so long that by the time it arrived in San Diego, a thick fog had settled in and we were diverted to Las Vegas.  To top it all off, I accidentally left my cell phone at home, so I had no way to contact anyone when my flight was diverted.  And I'm old.  I mean, I CAN get along without a cell... assuming there are pay phones!!!!!

Nevertheless, I made it to San Diego the next day.  I mostly just missed the lugging of boxes up 2 flights of stairs in a heatwave.  Yes, San Diego was having a heatwave.  20*F above average and extreme humidity!  I had trickles of sweat running down the sides of my face (and other places) all weekend long, and the hair on the back of my head from the top of my ears down never dried!

I could look at all this as bad omens.  But I'm choosing to look at it as new beginnings, instead.  A new beginning for my son as he starts his "adult" life.  But also a new beginning for me as I learn to let go.  Because that is hard to do.  

And I have another son who will be going to college in 2 years.  So a new chance to build a stronger relationship with him before he has his "new adult beginning."  I've already started.  I gave my younger son a hug today and he let me.  Which is unusual.  He usually scurries away when I make any move to touch him in any way.  He's 16.  'Nuff said.

And, I am going to leave you with this photo.  Every time I look at it,  I literally laugh out loud.  I don't know why I find this so funny.  Maybe it's b/c I'm thinking about how long this squirrel hung there before the photographer found it.  Or what it was thinking.  Which leads to the question:  Do squirrels think?  And somehow to the question:  Will he ever be able to father children again?  And then I start laughing again.





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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

What a Difference Glaze Makes!

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My favorite part of ceramics is decorating my pieces.  But my SECOND favorite part is unloading the kiln after the final firing!  What goes in dull and opaque, comes out colorful and translucent!

Take these pieces, for example:



On the left, you see what each dish looks like before being glazed and glaze fired, and on the right you see the final outcome.  The clear glaze and correct temperature change the colors to the cheerful, vibrant colors intended.  The glaze also gives pieces a glossy finish.  These 2 dishes were delivered to Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery Shop

But I also have pieces available in my Etsy shop.

Here are 3 of them, from pre-decorated wet clay, ...

 

to decorated ...



to glazed and fired....







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Friday, July 28, 2017

Have you Checked out Polyvore Yet?!?

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Have you ever checked out Polyvore?
Polyvore describes itself as "a new way to discover and shop for things you love."  This is true!  I have discovered SO many fabulous items (especially shoes and bags) there.

But, I would describe Polyvore as a site were you can put together outfits that you love.  Each item links directly to the site were you can purchase it if you want to!  How FABULOUS is this?!?

Recently, Etsy shop owners have been posting all sorts of fabulous handmade and vintage items there, too.  And not everything is clothing or accessories.  

I just made this FABULOUS pink and red set.  It features some of my favorite Etsy shops and sellers all in one place!  How fab is that?!?  If you click on the link, a new tab will open and take you to this set.  Then you can click on any one (or more) item(s) that you are interested in and it will take you directly to it!  I check all my links, so if you keep clicking on the links, you will end up at the original item! 

Some information about these fabulous Etsy shops!

Ali Dianne Creations makes machine embroidery lace items that you can use for all of your crafting needs!  Some examples that come to mind are wedding decorations, Christmas ornaments, cards, and more!  These two angels are in my set above:




Flower of Paradise, based in Mexico, makes copper patina earrings, diffuser bracelets & necklaces, authentic amber jewelry and more! This fabulous bracelet and earrings are featured in my Polyvore set above.  Don't they just make  you wanna go tropical?!?



Frances, from Supply Side Eco-Comics,  sells vintage "leftover "and "cast off" supplies such as buttons, beads, fabric, trim, lace, and hardware.   Some of her vintage buttons are featured in my set above: 



Based in Turkey, Handmade by Nadya offers handmade and vintage women's clothing and accessories.  I have featured 1 handmade item and 1 vintage item in my set above.

       

Of course, I've featured one of my own, handmade necklaces too! Fun 'N Fiber  

 

Plus too many other truly fabulous Etsy shops to mention!  So check them all out here!

Etsy Shops Affected by Hurricane Irma

by  Fun 'N Fiber Today I'm featuring 7 fabulous Etsy shops located in hurricane Irma's path.  They are digging out, cleanin...