Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday Featured ArtFire Artisan...
This weeks Featured Studio on The Fire Stalkers is  Elegancebymode. Teresa is the owner of this cute shop. She makes wonderful hand woven Swarovski crystal bracelets and just recently added polymer clay jewelry and figures to her shop. Go check out this wonderful shop!

You can find Elegancebymode at:

Take care!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Push Pins and It's the Weekend...

It's Friday and quitting time at the office, check list of things to do:

Put work papers away (check)
Pens/Pencils into handcrafted holder (check)
Shut down the computer (check)

Hmmmm... what have I forgotten?  Oh yes, I remember now!  Put new handcrafted push pins on cork board with reminder for lunch on Monday... (check)

Soooooo, did you like my subtle way of introducing my newest endeavor?  *smile* These tiny fabric covered button push pins were a fun challenge.  I have baggies filled with little scraps of fabric that I don't like tossing because I knew I could find  something to do with them and alas I did! 

I could fill up a room with these push pins with all the scraps of fabric I have, but OK, OK, I won't, it could be dangerous, all those sharp, pointed ends.  With my luck I would sit on one!  HA!

Now, let the weekend begin!  Enjoy it everyone!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Christmas in July...

It is so HOT outside, think COOL.  Now that you are cool, how about thinking Christmas, as in Christmas shopping?  Better yet, how about a...

Stitch*n*Tyme is offering "FREE" Shipping on selected items throughout the shop for USA & Canadian buyers, all other International buyers pay only $2 shipping for the first item and only $1 for each additional item. 

Click on the Christmas in July Sale photo above to be transported to my Etsy shop.  Did you find a goody or two to purchase?  As an added bonus, mention "Blog Follower" in Message to Seller at checkout to receive an additional 10% off the total purchase, refunded via PayPal.

Now tell me, how sweet a deal is this?  :)

*offer is Valid July 15th - July 25th*

Have a totally awesome day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sage and Pink Blush...

With the temperatures so high the last couple of days, cool drinks and soft colors surrounding me made the heat tolerable.

With that in mind I created a Treasury on Etsy filled with "awesome" artisans and their wonderful items created in either Sage or Blush.

Oh Sage How You Make me Blush
 *photo is clickable*

Stop by for a visit and let these Etsy sellers know how gorgeous their items are.   I promise it won't be difficult to do.  :)

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Chalkboard Fascination..

Since I was in grade school, chalkboards were always a love of mine.  I especially loved it when the teacher asked me to come write on the board and then at the end of the day as Teacher's helper I got to take the erasers outside and clean them.  Getting all the chalky dust on my clothes and hands.  I looked like Casper the Ghost.  HA!

Soooooo, how could I resist creating chalkboards as an adult? I couldn't!  I just recently listed my first two chalkboard creations in my Etsy shop.  But not just your ordinary chalkboards, these are done in customized colors.
The first one is a gorgeous shade of Peach.  Hard to believe it is a chalkboard, but trust me, it is.  :)

The fabric flower and eraser are handcrafted as well.

How about a soft sage green chalkboard?  Done!  How about adorning it with buttons and a mini handcrafted satin fabric flower?  Done!

OK, two done, now onto doing more! and more! and more!  All in an array of awesome colors, shapes and sizes. Can you tell I am excited? *smile*

For my readers in the states, wishing you a wonderful 4th of July holiday weekend!

For my International readers, have an awesome weekend!