Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Official It's Fall Y'All Sales List

It's Finally Here! The 3rd Annual GA Etsy Street Team's:

It's Fall Y'All Sale

This weekend Oct 9-11th, shop from our great list of participating stores or search "all items" for GAetsyteam or Itsfallyall.

Handmade is never mass produced, so each item is special and unique! Give yourself and your friends the gift of handmade!

List of Participating Shops:

Amber's Aromatherapy
Handmade soaps, lotions, lip balm, milk bath and custom blended teas
20% all orders

Amelia's Soap Co.
Handmade Soap Products
15% discount on soaps

April's Afghans
Afghans and other crocheted household items
Free U.S. shipping

Artistspirit - A Reflection of Mind
Glass fusion jewelry, plates and coasters
15% off any item

Beautiful Tree Huggers
Homemade all natural soap, lotion, etc.
Everything in the store 20% off

Be Inspired Designs
Scrabble Tile Pendant Jewelry & Accessories
Buy 2, Get 1 FREE plus FREE SHIPPING

(stuffed) animal skin loveys
Free U.S. shipping, $5 off shipping everywhere else!

Bug's Hugs
Unique handmade creations for anyone that could use a hug!
Free shipping (U.S. only) plus 10% off all orders
Cindy’s Too Cute Creations
Boutique Monograms and Personalized Gifts
25% off of all Embroidery Blanks!

Cocoa Dreams
Personalizable baby bibs, blankets, burp cloths and aprons
Free domestic shipping on everything in shop

Crafters Crossing
Handmade Swarovski crystal and wire jewelry
10% off merchandise orders totaling up to $99.99
15% off merchandise orders totaling $100 or over

The Crafty Coop
Handmade resin jewelry with glitter
All necklaces 20% off

embrodiery,dolls,quilted items
20% off section

Deb's Pane In The Glass
Anything Stained Glass from sun catchers, ceiling fan pull chains to business card holders and holiday items
Free USA and International Shipping!

Deuce Goods
Be original this Fall with one of a kind accessories & gifts
15% off All Hats and Scarves

Everyday May
toddler items and women's accessories
FREE shipping to U.S. on all items

Adorable Art for Children, Babies and Fun Grownups!
Free worldwide shipping, plus 10% off storewide -all refunded via paypal

Fluffy Flowers
cute Creatures & pretty Pouches
FREE shipping to ANYWHERE in the world

The Goddess Within You
Artisian Jewelry
Free shipping

Jenjie's Stuff
Beautiful and Fun Handmade Items
Free U.S. Shipping and 10% off all items

JoyAnna - all things beautiful
Purses, pillows, scrapbook covers, tissue holders etc
FREE SHIPPING within the Continental USA on everything in the shop.

Kartu Graphics
Designer of our fabulous sale graphic
15% OFF

K. Berlin Metalsmith
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry - Precious Metals and gems
Free Shipping on All items

Madame Monogram
Personalized intems for Bridal, Baby, Child and Home
FREE pair of luggage tags with any purchase, a $12.00 value

Maria Luna
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Fine Art Photography
15% OFF excluding items that are already on sale

mod momME
Accessories for mom and baby
10% off your total order. Use promo code "fallyall" Money refunded via PayPal.

Nicolita Love
Handmade and Vintage Jewelry and Accessories
Free Shipping on orders over $20 & Free Nola Brooch with purchase

Unique Handmade Jewelry
Buy one get second one half off (BoGo)Sale

Princess Ciarra Raye’s Designs
Jewelry for the little girl inside you
Free Shipping

The Print Duchess Studio
Custom Stationery & Personal and Promo Designs
20% off Rectangular Address Labels

Original Mixed Media Art
15% off everything!

Handmade Silk Scarves and Gifts
Sale Items 15% off with Free Shipping

Kids wear and more
Free shipping

Smelly Rhino Studio
Art with a little Humor! Original paintings and Prints
10% off and free shipping!

Sweet Pea Boutique
Colorful hairbows and clips for girls of all ages!
Buy any hairbow or clip set and get one HALF PRICE, with FREE SHIPPING for orders $10 and up

Worthy Soy Candles & Crochet
Soy Candles & Unique Crochet Creations
10% Off Everything!


*** Special thanks to Rebecca Salcedo (smellyrhinostudio) who painted our ad backdrop of the falling leaves and to Maria Allen (Kartu Graphics) who layered the graphics

Monday, October 5, 2009

Be sure to be online October 9-11th, you'll be in the area to visit the Georgia Etsy Street Team's Fall Sale! (search "all items" for GAetsyteam, or Itsfallyall).
The official sale list will be featured right here on my blog!
Among the over one million handmade artisans who call Etsy home are some 300 here in Georgia, creating wonderful products with their Southern charm! Visit the Georgia Etsy Street Team members on Etsy to find clothing, handbags, Mommy products, kids stuff, home decor, bath and body, beauty, candles, custom blended tea, pet products, Georgia team sports items, accessories, jewelry, fused glass and stained glass, fiber goods and textiles, fine art and folk art and lots of other great products that my senile mind can't remember at the moment!
We have a few sales a year, but it's neat to have a whole team participate, because you just do one search and find thousands of great items from hundreds of crafters and artists! Now is a great time to begin your Christmas shopping experience!
Handmade is never mass produced, so each item is special and unique! Give yourself and your friends the gift of handmade! Don't forget to visit Etsy this coming weekend and support one microcosm of handmade happiness!
P.s. This ad backdrop with the falling leaves was lovingly painted by Rebecca Salcedo (smellyrhinostudio) and the wicked graphics were layered by Maria Allen (Kartu Graphics)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gourds Galore

Christmas 2008
I visited my Aunt Ann & her husband Mark, in Ashland, TN. 45 minutes from Nashville. We suprised her by sneaking out her sister Jan (my birthmom) out with me. Ann was truly suprised. During our visit, we spent Christmas day at her step daughter Eliza's house. On Eliza's inlaws property was a wonderful hilltop garden, sleeping for the winter of course.
They grow these amazing Native American gourds. Here they are drying in the sun.

Eliza's inlaws were gracious enough to give me a few & taught me how to harvest the seeds.

Once the seeds rattle freely in the dried gourd, they are ready to harvest.

My first crop of Gourds growing along fence of our dog yard.

We have several gourds growning already.

The climbing tendrels they send out are amazing.

Enjoying the sun.

They have big beautiful leaves. And a very unique smell - I'm not sure how to decribe it - a musty peppery smell.

Will definately update with the growth and drying process of my first planting of gourds. I really like that I took the seeds right from the gourd and am growing my own gourds now.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Creative Workings

So I've been trying new craft things this summer. My summer of craft. I start my residency at Gwinnett Medical in the ICU, Aug 10th. I am really excited - but until then it's study for NCLEX and craft! Here are a few thing I made up this last week.

These little clay mushroom charms I made for my friend Jean to use in her hemp necklaces. I also made plant stakes in the same colors for my terrariums.

I love this Votive Candle Holder. I made some hanging ones too which I will photograph this week. This lime green votive cozy is stiffened so it stands on its own and doesn't sag. I found the glass at a thrift store. Glass stands 4inches tall & 2.5 inches wide. Listed in etsy shop.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Welcome to the Georgia Etsy Street Team summer sale!

Visit these Georgia Etsy Street artists offering fantastic sales between
Sunday, June 21st to Sunday, June 28th!

Visit these participating Etsy shops to find your Peachy Deal:

Amber's Aromatherapy
Bath products, specifically soaps and lip balm, custom blended teas, and jewelry.
Free shipping and free custom blended tea

Amelia's Soap Co.
Handmade soap products
15% off all individual soaps

Glass Fusion Jewelry
All items 20% off

Berd & Bee
20% off handmade housewares

Bijouterie by Nipurna's Creation
Unique and modern Handmade jewelry, one of a kind and excellent prices
All item 15% off.

Birds and Cherries
Photography with a somewhat quirky point of view!
Free surprise bonus print with all orders during the sale

Crafters Crossing
Handmade Swarovski crystal and wire jewelry.
10% off merchandise orders totaling up to $99.99.
15% off merchandise orders totaling $100 or over

Deb's Pane In The Glass
Stained Glass items from Lamps, Suncatchers to Window Panels & Business Card Holders, Note pad Holders.
Free Shipping in the USA & discount internationally: $5.00 and $2.50 for a second item.

Deuce Goods
One of a kind handmade accessories.
All items 20% off.

Echo d'Amour
Custom jewelry designs - monograms and more!
20% off all orders during the sale

Handmade bath products
15 percent off store wide

Fine Art by Rachel M Cotton
Free Shipping on Original Artwork
Surprise orginal ACEO with each order over $20

Fluffy Flowers
cute creatures & pretty pouches
HALF off on select Zipper Pouches

Growin Like A Weed
Specializing in hand- painted children's growth charts, step stools and room accessories.
All items 15% off.

Inky Illustrations by Tamara Garvey
Lovely, whimsical pen-and-ink illustrations made into prints and stationary.
All Prints 15% off, please use coupon code Peach15 and either wait for yourdiscounted invoice, or pay and I will refund your 15%.
Handmade one of a kind pillows, purses, diaper/travel bags, scrapbook covers, tissue box covers
15% off everything in shop

K. Berlin Metalsmith
Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry - Precious Metals and gems
Free Shipping on All items

Lydia's Spa Collections
Natural Bath and Body Products With Fabulous Fragrances
10% off everything in the shop with free shipping

Maria Luna and Kartu
handcrafted artisan jewelries and fine art nature photography
15% off excluding sale items

Miss Molly Cottage
All items 20% off

Nanty's Naturals
Natural, Handcrafted Soaps
15% off all soaps and a free mini sample soap with any purchase

no flying in the house
handmade original artwork and vintage items
free shipping on all items

Painted Paws Folk Art
Dog Folk Art
prints 15% off and free shipping of prints

Personalized Sketches . . . It's All About You
Every drawing is a custom original of ANY subject YOU choose and drawn entirely with ANY name YOU choose. Listings show samples only to either pick from or get an idea for your drawing.
All orders will be 10% off, convo or email me to set up a custom reserved listing of pay and I will refund your 10%.

Princess Ciarra Raye's Designs
For the Little Girl Inside You
Free Shipping and a Free Gift to with every Purchase.
Buy 1 get one free gift, Buy 2 get 2 free gifts and so on. You won't be disappointed with the gifts. Valued at $10 or more

Vintage and handcrafted jewelry and accessories
1/2 off all vintage

Smelly Rhino Studio
Original paintings, prints and cards
10% off storewide (excl. PIF and Charity items). Free shipping on all orders over $10! Surprise Summer treat with every purchase!

SweetPea Boutique
Colorful hairbows and clips for girls of all ages
Buy one hairbow or clip set and get one of equal or lesser value for half price!

Whisper Wing Studio
Handcrafted Jewelry
All items in sale 15% off

Worthy Soy Candles & Crochet
Soy Candles & Unique Crochet!

Buy One Get One 50% Off on Specially Marked Items! Over 30 to choose from!!!

These shops are participating in the sale, but you can always find other items from our team members anytime by searching for "GaEtsyTeam". Happy Shopping!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


So I'm not one who loves to do my hair everyday. In fact the only reason it's long, especially in this Atlanta heat is that my husband likes it & it's easier to pull back for work.
So normally I rock the bandanna or a crocheted kerchief thing.
A friend took a bunch of my work up to Bonnaroo this weekend to sell & in digging stuff out for her to take & to post on the YART sale, I realized I use to make headbands and kerchiefs.
Long story short. . . . what do you thing of these? Are they too girly for adults? I put the flowers on pinbacks so they are removable.
I'm doing the Saturday Market again at the Guilded Angel/Candler Park Market, so I'll see how they go over there. I also made just some flower broaches - going to add some vintage buttons.
Would like some feedback . . . price? I was thinking $8

Monday, June 8, 2009

Etsy Yart Sale

Last year they seemed to have so much fun - so this year since I actually have a destash shop I'll be joining in!

I am participating in the Yart Sale on Etsy sponsored by Team ESST. From June 10 to June 14 I'll be running:

20% off my entire destash shop!

I've listed 17 new destash items in 2 days - whew I'm tired. These will ALSO be included in the sale!

Plus I'll have a YART Sale section of my main etsy shop! Check it out!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Yesterday while waiting for the gas man, I made a bunch of little clay mushrooms for my terrariums. They turned out super cute.

See - I told you they were super cute.

They were so cute that this terrarium found a new home :-)

New Decor in my hanging red terrarium.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tawashi's Galore

Tawashi's - cotton scrubbies which allow you to throw out your nasty kitchen sponge. Here I've made lots of larger ones for the kitchen (3.5 inches) and small ones for face washing (2.5 inches). Will be listing on etsy on friday.

Machine wash & dry. I think I'm going to do $5 for big ones, $3 for little ones. And some sort of deal for multiples. Thoughts?

Kraftworks Prep

I've been gearing up for Kraftworks tomorrow night at Youndblood. I'm going to bring a few terrariums I've been working on & see how they do.

This is one I'm especially proud of.

For this one I made the little mushroom out of clay - my first experience working with clay. I crocheted a hanger out of cotton. And glued a vintage button to the lid after I spray painted it.

I used aquarium rocks, potting soil, charcoal and moss from my garden for the plant life.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spring into Summer Sale

Gearing my shop up for summer. I have lots of new items to post. Tons of TAWASHI's! They are really addictive to make.

Check them out in person at Kraftworks this week.

Going on in my etsy shop:

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Spring into Summer Sale!

★★BOGO 50% off ~PLUS~ Free Shipping on orders over $30 ★★

Buy One item receive Second item of equal or lesser value 50% off! See shop for fine print.

Friday, May 29, 2009


My first terrarium.

Moss & plant from my garden, recyled artichoke heart jar, antelope came in a grab bag from a thrift store (the bag had the cutest little army men - not that plastic army men are cute - but I got it to make magnets with).

Love the way it turned out. Really simple and easy to create.

Made a crocheted accessory for the top. Not sure if I like it. Beads were from the swag bags for the I.C.E. show tomorrow. I got my bag because I volunteered to stuff!


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Clean Prototype Weekend

Here are some prototype projects I worked up this weekend, with scraps of cotton. I'm going to apply for the next Kraftworks and see how they do.

Tawashi - for scrubbing dishes.

Bath Pouf - for scrubbing yourself.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Purple & Green Scrappy Afghan

Lately I've been a bit bored of crochet projects that take me no time at all. So I decided to make my first granny square scrappy afghan. Using coordinating yarn from my stash (I have A LOT of yarn) with some supplemental purchased skeins thrown in. I wanted it to fit our king size bed so it turned out to be 11 X 11, 4 inch squares.

I think it turned out nice for my first attempt at traditional crocheting.

The begining. Everyone has yarn & skateboard wheels on their coffee table, right?

Oscar approves the first layout.