Saturday, January 31, 2009

Earrings made from paper hand-made beads!

So tell me why these aren't selling? They're unique, well-made, different and fun! Are they priced right? Are they cute? Are my pictures not compelling enough??
I should probably go into Critiques in Etsy forums and ask, but thought I'd try here first......

What do you think? Be honest!!!!

You can find them in my Buster and boo shop here:
Thanks for your help!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ruth, my mother in law

Ruth passed away yesterday morning. She had battled stage four cancer for two years. We had two wonderful extra years with her.

I woke up this morning crying.

Ruth was a mother to me. My own Mom died 25 years ago. It was like I had become whole again.

And now there is a hole in the world again.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shops to visit! Mosaic Art Handbags made from records Handmade polymer clay flower jewelry Knitted and hand carved work Colorful modern jewelry Scrapbook mini albums Vintage eclectic mixture
www.flutterbuggcreations.etsy.comcrochet assorted vintage clothing jewelry hair accessories little girl accessories dog accessories Millefiori Fused Glass Jewelry artwork Handmade Sterling Silver Jewellery Clutches and Handbags

Please visit!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


My friend Jenn is having a button giveaway! She has a wonderful shop - The Button Shop - where she sells her beautiful handmade buttons!

Home of the ORIGINAL Tree Branch Buttons™

In Jenn's own words:

"I was the first person on Etsy to make and sell wooden tree branch buttons! Each and every button is completely gone over by hand, sanded until buttery smooth. I cannot pump out hundreds of button sets because so much time goes into them. This gives you a beautiful finished product!All of my buttons are made from REused/REpurposed wood ONLY (except of course, the exotic hardwood buttons)"

As a way of saying THANKS to all of her awesome customers and repeat buyers, this mixed lot of buttons )which includes white oak, cedar, aged red cedar, oak toggles, red oak, australian lacewood, common buckthorn and black locust buttons, in varying sizes and shapes. This lot is worth $40 and will be given to one person.
The last 10 people to purchase something from my buttonshop at Etsy , getting me to 300 sales, will be placed in a drawing for the giveaway! That way, more than one person will have the chance to win! They are all beautiful and unique and would make a wonderful addition to your button collection! Thanks again and good luck!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

More Featured Shops

Please visit these wonderful shops:!! I adore her work. Especially the horses. Which are most of them. Beautiful work - go check out the teddy bear hat! Fabulous jewelry - you have to see the turquoise. Uh Oh some georgeous fabric seems to now be sitting in my cart... If you love vintage, you must see! Wonderful designs - check out this shop! Art and photography extraordinaire!

thank you!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

New Designs

All kinds of new designs in my Buster and boo Shop! (Prices are right, too!)

Tell me what you think!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:257
Timestamp: 2009-01-09 12:55:39 UTC

the Winner of the SoapDeli contest is #257 - llinda29.

Thanks so much to all who entered! Check back soon for more great handmade giveaways!

Happy Friday!!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

More Great Shops to Visit! Hand fabricated sterling jewelry - spectacular! Fabric shop extraordinaire - hmmmm.....maybe making a purchase soon! Bath and body deluxe Journals and pendants, multi-talented! Fine art note cards, really beautiful Photography - wow. Purses and totes, super cute!

Drop by!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

First Giveaway of the New Year!

Happy New Year! To start 2009 off right, it is time to have a giveaway!

Do you love handmade soaps? They are one of my most favorite things. There really is no comparison to the "other" soaps. Every since I discovered Etsy several years ago, I use nothing but handmade soaps.

Here's a fabulous bath and beauty shop that you have to go visit - Soap Deli! She has offered a salt bar gift pack. Imagine the luxury of these:

Grapefruit Twist


Margarita Lime


Lemon Verbena Salt Bars

In Rebecca's (Soap Deli) own words:

This is the perfect soap for dry or troubled skin. Great as a facial bar or all over, this bar contains both shea and cocoa butters as well as an abundance of skin loving oils such as Olive and Rice Bran, both known for their moisturizing properties. It also contains sea salt, known for it's healing properties. It leaves behind a bit of excess oil to smooth and rehydrate your skin. Leaves you feeling moisturized, not oily or greasy. Also makes a great shampoo bar. It contains no artificial fragrances or colors and is all natural.

Bar weighs 4oz. - 4.5oz. Vegan.

Now for the rules:

1. Visit Soap Deli. Find your favorite item.

2. Come back to my blog and leave a comment with your favorite item.

3. If you do not leave a way to reach you, you cannot win. Please feel free to contact me at either of my shops ( or ( and leave me your email address there if you are not comfortable leaving it here.

4. Contest will end one week from today- at midnight on January 8th.

any questions? Please contact me! And Good Luck - Happy New Year!