Sunday, December 28, 2008

Save this Link

I have had an etsy thread bookmarked for months and never went back to it until today when I was looking for another bookmark. It is a list of really amazingly helpful links to navigate that you won't actually find on etsy. Make sense? Others have compiled a resource of tools and information here.

Great for both searching/shopping and for sellers =)

Monday, December 22, 2008

happy holidays!

i made some ornaments for my tiny tree today!

they are so very handmade, arent they? i have presents for my family piled around the large sewing supply tin i have it perched upon, with a scrapbooking doily-looking embellishment paper as the "skirt". i found the perfect size string of lights at cvs for 99 cents maybe? i decided to try something different for gift wrap this year and decided to wrap three of my gifts in a few layers of a tissue paper vintage smock-like dress pattern ill never use, and used some natural colored cotton string with a simple handmade gift tag. i used the pattern's directions for another gift. i recycled two brown paper gift bags and some unused tissue paper to finish up the final two.

Monday, December 15, 2008

reminder : shipping deadline

this was one of my favorite baskets i think? and a metal watering can.

so yep, the shipping deadline for this year is december 19th. anything ordered from my etsy shop [] will be shipping after january 1, 2009.

my hands need a break. and i am really looking forward to enjoying this holiday season.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

for jackson

sent out this special rush birthday delivery to a little boy in cincinnati. i love the bright royal blue as the backdrop for the colorful fruits and vegetables! happy birthday jackson!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

handknit latte sweaters revisited

happy thanksgiving!

now that the holiday shopping season is officially upon us, i would like to reintroduce the latte sweater as a marvelous little gift idea. i was amazed at how quickly these little beauties were snapped up at last weekends handmade market, so as i sit here, knitting some more, i thought i would remind everyone that these exist.

if you have a friend or co-worker or someone that is a regular coffee drinker who often uses take-out cups, you might consider giving them a handknit latte sweater to re-use instead of throwing away cardboard sleeves or double-cupping. i knit these with little bits of handspun and other bright, colorful yarns, and dress them up like little tea bags. see?

they dont have to be for lattes, just any warm drink, like hot chocolate or apple cider. they will keep your hand burn-free, are helpful for distinguishing which cup belongs to whom, and would make great little stocking stuffers =)

i love how they look in their little display box!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

handmade's t-shirts, playfood and market sign

handmade's t-shirts, playfood and market sign
Originally uploaded by clevelandhandmade

awesome photo that smashing took of my stuff at sundays handmade market.