Wednesday, November 30, 2011

On Vacation

Hi everyone, I won't be making any updates until Dec. 12 as I will be on vacation until then.  Please enjoy the archives for now and continue to post comments if you so wish!
Blessings to all!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Announcing the Winner!

Congratulations to EchoTides! Updated on Nov. 30
Thank you to all who participated.  I enjoyed reading all the comments.   I will be doing this on a regular basis!  I love all of you followers.  Many Blessings to all!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Has Arrived!

Black Friday Sale Baby hat, Knit hat, Toddler hat (white)

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Hi, I have a toddler hat, with a brim, that will fit a toddler about 12 months-2 years, depending on the childs head.

Its made with homespun yarn and is super soft, the size is 18 inches diameter, un stretched and its 6 inches in depth.

This one is good for a picture prop, Sunday best or just as a cute hat for a cute girl.

The brim folds up and down, for longer wear, and can be used in the colder weather.

This hat can be washed in the washer or by hand and dried on med to low in the dryer or layed flat, what ever you choose.
Thanks for looking :) 
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Here are my knit blankets:

Frosty the snowflake vegan stocking stuffers teacher gift black friday cyber monday christmas snowflake soap

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Don't let these adorable snowflakes fool you into thinking they are all about good looks !!!

Loaded with lots of holiday yummynest and no bad stuff

Honey and coconut soap made with organic oils
Scented with pure essential oils, 3 perfect scents for the holidays
Botanically decorated for lots of color and detail
Fit great in your hand and look soooo cute standing up

No perfumes, dyes, sls, parabens, or foam boosters

~ Naturally ~ Organically ~ Botanically ~

Each soap is hand crafted and weights about 3 oz. 

This listing is for 3 snowflakes, one of each scent blend, you can mix and match any of the holiday scents, just send me a convo 

Available Holiday scents
Wintermint ~ spearmint & pine (pictured)
Peppernilla~peppermint & vanilla(next pictured)
Cinnamon ~ cinnamon, clove & vanilla (last picture)

Real essential oils NO FAKE PERFUME
A real delight to see, smell and use, you will not be disappointed.

most items are listed singularly but I have more in stock, if you would like to order more than one item please let me know and I can set up a private listing for you with the quantity that you desire

I LOVE YOU - 6 Piece ASL Multi-Color Magnet Set Heart Flames Christmas Stocking Stuffers Hostess Gifts Gift Baskets

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This 6 piece multi-color magnet set makes the perfect addition to any Christmas stocking or gift basket and makes a wonderful hostess gift or party favor! 

The hand symbol inside the heart means "I love you" in American Sign Language (ASL).
It's a combination of the letters "I", "L" and "Y". 

**Save .50 per magnet when you buy bulk**

Title: I LOVE YOU - 6 Piece ASL Multi-Color Magnet Set
Magnet size: 2.5"x2.5"

Each magnet comes with a protective sleeve to ensure it doesn't get scratched on the trip over, and has a good strong magnet on the back. Please allow 3-5 days before shipping.

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Felt Christmas Penguin with Stocking hanging ornament /decoration

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A hanging Christmas ornament/decoration made from felt – a Penguin who is holding a Christmas stocking with anticipation!

This ornament is completely designed and all hand-stitched by me in my home studio (pet free and smoke free) in the United Kingdom. 
I would be very happy if you like this item, as I spent a lot of time designing, cutting and stitching all the parts!

The ornament is made from felt and is approximately H 3.5in x W 3in (H 9cm x W 7cm).
Plus, approximately 3.5in/8cm for the gold hanging ribbon.

It is stuffed with toy/craft stuffing.

Please note that this is intended to be used as a decoration, not a toy.
I know this item attracts babies' and toddlers' curious attention (I know this fact by just watching my own young children!), however, it is not suitable for young children under 36 months due to small parts and potential choking hazard.
This listing is for one Penguin.

I have created 10 different Christmas ornaments in this series, which can be viewed in the gallery. 
A complete set of 10 is available at a discount.

I will try to ship this item as soon as possible upon the receipt of your Paypal payment, so that you can enjoy displaying this item at your home as long as possible at this Christmas time.
(Please note that this item will be shipped from the United Kingdom.)

Handmade Christmas Ornaments - Sweater, Stocking and Wreath S/3

Set of three Handmade Christmas Ornaments:
A Lime green Christmas Sweater with fir trim and poinsettia, with a tiny hanger
A lime green Stocking with fir trim and poinsettia, perfect for tiny gifts
A Lime green fluffy Christmas Wreath decorated with a Christmas tree and red bow
All are between 3"-4" in size.
Ornaments are completed and ready to ship. 
International buyers please convo me for exact shipping costs before purchase.

Crayola Crayon Roll - Blue Baseball Party Favors, Stocking Stuffer, Crayon Tote, Boys Gift, Toy, Crayon Storage, Crayon Tote, Easter

What busy parent doesn't need one of these in their bag?!!?? This cute little crayon roll up holds 16 crayons and will keep your little one busy for hours!!

Perfect for restaurants, Grandma's house or long car rides!

Ribbon tie up secures these crayons in your bag with ease!

Made from 100% cotton fabric. This item is made and ready to ship!

**Crayons are not included.

Reversible Red Green Plaid Scarf/Christmas Holiday

This scarf measures 5 1/4" wide and 64" long (including 2 1/2" fabric fringe)
Inspired by the season this scarf is made with rich green and red fabrics. The reverse of this scarf features a beautiful plaid in complimentary colors!

All scarves feature a quilt inspired design (but NOT quilted). Made of 100% Cotton they are lightweight and can be knotted or wrapped easily. Reversible means two scarves for many fashion possibilities!

(The fabric fringe is made using the raw edge of the fabric and will fray and twist with use)

I will be adding scarves using this same design. I would love to make you a custom listing with your favorite colors- CONVO me through Etsy!
Recommended Care: hand wash in cold water, dry flat, touch up with warm iron.

Christmas tree decoration holder / card holder mini wooden clothes pegs / clothes pins

These mini wooden clothes pins / pegs can be used as Christmas card holders or you can attach them to your Christmas tree to support your decorations. I have decorated them with lovely acid free green, red and tan coloured papers. The Christmas patterns are so subtle that you can use these any time of year to display your photos or artwork. These would make a lovely gift for someone too! 

This listing is for 12 pegs, size just short of 2" in length. Cord and cards not included.
Check out another of my sets of Christmas pins here

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Come and join a multitude of Etsians who will be participating in a scavenger hunt to win prizes.  It is really a Bingo scavenger hunt.  Read all about it at the Etsy Scavenger Hunt team blog at:

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Destash DIY Sewing Soft Cuddly Christmas Lamb Religious Christian Book

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This item is just the fabric to make a soft Christmas book for children. Other supplies needed are not included. Instructions which came with the fabric are included. The fabric is in excellent condition, and comes from a smoke/pet free home, though it probably needs to be ironed. Finished the book will probably measure about 8 1/2 inches by 10 inches. The thickness will depend on whether you use cotton batting inside or not.

Elf Lovie Blanket Crochet Pattern PDF

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this listing is for the crochet pattern to make this adorable item, NOT the actual item. 

This listing is in pdf form. Once I receive payment I will email the PDF to your acount, which you can then download and print from your own computer.

Materials Needed
Red Heart Super Saver 7oz/198g/364yds/333m/#4 med weight
Hunter Green x 1skein
Burgandy x 1skein
White x 1skein
Caron One Pounder 16oz
Peach x 4oz
US H8/4.00MM hook
US J10/5.50MM hook
Yarn Needle

©Sandy's Cape Cod Originals 2011

Vintage Christmas Santa and Mrs. Claus S&P Shakers

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Perfect for Christmas time! Sweet pair of shakers in the form of Santa and Mrs. Claus.
No chips or cracks. You can tell these are very old, I would guess from about the 50's, and there is some paint wear as shown in the photos.
3.5" tall, 1.75-2" wide
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Sometimes we all just want to talk to a live person about an item before buying so I'm throwing my personal phone number out here for you all, call anytime at 1 (252) 646-9335

Free local delivery! Send convo before ordering if local. Will be sent via USPS unless you request another method. Shipping fee is quoted on a worst case scenario. If shipping is less than expected by more than $2, the difference will be promptly refunded. I am sorry I have to quote more and refund this way but I have lost money on shipping because of quoting too low and I can't afford to lose out anymore. To see what the exact shipping would be before purchasing, send a convo with your zip code and all the listings you are thinking about so I can see what it weighs together and how it will be boxed.

Striped Knit Christmas Stockings

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Handmade green, red and white striped Christmas stocking made with silver jingle bells on the cuff and toe. Roomy for lots of gifts.

Jester style 4" cuff. 9" wide at the cuff, 20" from cuff to toe. 100% acrylic yarn in colors cherry red and paddy green and white.

Inside is almost as beautiful as the outside with all yarns woven in. Made in smoke free, pet fee home.

Paper Christmas Bauble hanging ornament/decoration

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Paper Christmas Bauble in Red and Green – Why not decorate your home with this bauble that is a little bit different?

This bauble is made of 32 paper flowers, using traditional Japanese origami folding techniques.
Each tiny flower is made of 2 different colour papers, yet no glue is used at all! 
Thread is used to combine them into a ball approximately 3in/7.5cm in diameter and approximately 4in/10cm of white hanging ribbon is attached. 

Please note that this is intended to be used as a decoration, not a toy.
I know it attracts babies' and toddlers' curious attention (I know this fact by just watching my own young children!), however, it is not suitable for young children under 36 months due to small parts and potential choking hazard.

This listing is for one red and green paper Christmas Bauble.

Different colour paper baubles are available, which can be viewed in the gallery.
If you prefer to have a different colour combination bauble not in the gallery, I am happy to create one for you.
Please feel free to contact me with your requirements.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Tree Pin - faux ceramic - Apple Green - whimsical polymer clay jewelry

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Christmas Tree Pin - faux ceramic - uncommon color - whimsical polymer clay jewelry

This pretty apple green Christmas tree pin / brooch looks like ceramic pottery with its high gloss shine, but it is created of polymer clay.

White clay has been imprinted with a stamped swirls design, 
colored with alcohol ink, 
and sealed with glossy acrylic varnish.

:: small and lightweight, measures just under 2" tall (5 cm)
:: finished with a pinback with safety clasp

Vintage Enameled Earrings

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Lovely vintage green & silver tone enameled earrings 1 3/4 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide. For pierced ears. From the 70's.

12 padded pink green flower mix padded appliques EM-247 for hair clips, scrapbooking, card making and more

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These are GREAT little flowers. You will get 12 flowers, 4 of each design, in this listing. The flowers are 1.5 inches wide. They are perfect for hair clips, hair bows, headbands, scrapbooking, card making, doll clothes and more.

Green Paper Beads: Handmade Beads, Recycled Paper, Kelly Green

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This is a set of 13 totally unique hand-twirled paper beads. They are made from recycled green paper upcycled to serve a new totally different purpose. Each paper bead has a 1/8 inch hole, is 3/8 inch wide, and measures 3/4 to 1 inch long. The beads have been glazed to add durability and some water resistance, but they are no waterproof.

Looking for paper beads or paper bead jewelry in a certain color? Check my shop:

If I don't have what you're looking for, just tell me what you want, and I'll make up a custom order for you.

FREE GIFT WRAPPING! (For all handmade items.) Just request it at check out. Complimentary gift bag with purchase of at least $10. (Handmade items must be included -- cost before shipping. See the last picture.)

Green UPCYCLED Drop EARRINGS with crystals and gold beads

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A very pretty PEACOCK GREEN which is green with just a hint of blue. A bit more blue than shows on my monitor.

Upcycled faceted glass beads are hung on gold tone ear wires and then finished off with green crystals and gold beads.

These are the kind that can be worn with your jeans & boots or your little black dress!

I love the way these dangle at just over 1 1/2 inches.

Green handmade lap quilt

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This green quilt was inspired by nature (see below).

Dimensions: 120cm x 120cm (47x47inches)- perfect for draping over the couch or your knees on a winter's night. Also suitable for the end of a single bed or a child's playmat.

Fabrics: all green! Dark, light, mid, lime, olive, teal - all sorts. I have used a mixture of designer fabrics, such as Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Heather Bailey and Moda, as well as
everyday quilting fabrics, vintage barkcloth and bed linen - whatever suited the green theme. It is all 100% cotton.
The batting is easy care polyester.
The binding is a recycled vintage cotton sheet from the thrift store - waste not, want not! It is white with pretty yellow flowers.
The binding is a double layer, pieced from black and white quilt fabrics, giving the quilt an added "zing". It is attached by machine for durability. The quilt can be machine washed.

Pattern: I used around 200 four inch squares, sewn into rows of 14. The rows are offset in a brick pattern. 

Quilting: I machine quilted the quilt with my walking foot, and chose an asymetric zigzag pattern to meander through the squares. I used "signature" brand variagated thread.

It is a Bananaorangeapple original, and definitely a one of a kind.

My inspiration: Sawpit Creek, Kosciuszko National Park, NSW.
I named the quilt "Sawpit Creek" after this beautiful piece of bushland. Sawpit Creek is 1200 m above sea level, so roughly halfway to the top of Australia. The alpine regions of Australia are rare and very special. If you walk a little way into the trees at Sawpit Creek, you can close your eyes and hear the quiet gurgle of the creek. All you can see is green and brown, with a glimpse of pure white snow. Take a deep breath and inhale the crisp, cold mountain air with the smell of eucalyptus and earth. I chose zig zag quilting to reflect the days when the bush rang with the sound of axes and men took turns to push a saw from the bottom of the pit. The brick pattern of the blocks represents the path the visitors take as they stroll through the bush. I hope one day you can visit this lovely part of creation.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Give Away rules update

All you have to do to enter is to make a comment anywhere on the blog.  For each comment you make you will get another entry. For each friend that you refer and they post, you get another entry.  You will also get an entry for following my blog! I will make the drawing on the weekend after Thanksgiving.  The winner will win a reversible coffee cup cozy.  I will also be including a $10 Starbucks card.  Please pass along this info to all your friends.  If  you had already commented on the previous post, you have one entry already! I hope you all have fun with this.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Preparing for your craft show and Drawing!

This time of year brings a lot of cheer with craft shows.  People love home made items or vintage things.  This note is to ask you tips on what you do to prepare yourself for those big shows?

I will be holding a drawing for a coffee cup cozy from my Jules Java Jackets Etsy shop.  The way you enter is to ;make a comment to this blog by answering the question above.  On November 25, I will choose a random winner.  See below for an example of what the cozy could look like:
Reverse side of "wild coffee time"