Saturday, February 28, 2009

I got the Lemonade Award

Thank You, FemmeDetails for giving me the lemonade award. This award is given to blogs that show attitude and/or grattitude.

Rules for the award:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate 10 blogs that show attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on a post.
5. Nominate your favorites and link to this blog.
Here are my 10 blog nominations to receive the Lemonade Award:
1. On the Dot Creations- who has all things dots all the time!
2. Gush 4 Plus- who makes the cutest monsters in town!
3. Fifty Acorns- I quietly stalk her blog and her great writing!
4. Toad Hollow Primitives- Patty makes wonderful Primitives and is a true friend!
5. Miss Knits- MK has a fabulous blog and even more fabulous etsy shop!
6. Splendid Things - She brings her family and work together in her fun blog!
7. 365 Letters- Has a fun mission you should check out!
8. Paper Girl Productions- Makes some of the cutest things on etsy!
9. Holly's Designs- Holly's blog rocks!
10. Simply Sentimental - Features wonderful handmade finds including her own!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feeling Foxy

I have been a bit busy with my real life. One of my kids got pneumonia and the other had a school play which took up a better part of my life for the past week or two. My son is healing wonderfully after a ton of meds and breathing treatments every 4hrs for what felt like days of sleeplessness. My daughter's play is done and no more practicing, so I am back to crafting and these are my newest Etsy items.

I am feeling Foxy about this one.....

Recycled Fox Blue Sweater Pillow

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This one is just warm and cozy in my opinion....

Olive Green Sweater Pillow with Penny Rug Circles

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Heartomatic Craft Cult

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I found this site just yesterday thanks to another Etsy seller and it is so handy! Craft Cult is a fun new site. All you Etsy sellers should take a peek. It takes your shop id number and makes all your hearted information and view history easy to see and read in one place called the heart-o-matic. Now that is genious! Plus you can advertise with them and get either your individual items or your whole shop exposure.

Buyers are very welcome also! Take a minute to see all the featured items and etsy shops on CraftCult.com. You will be sure to find something you will love.

Happy Shopping!

Hugs,Liz:)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

creating today

Just a quick hello today and a look at my newest creations...... We might finally get a thaw this weekend. All this snow and ice should melt and the temps will rise from the teens to near 50 degrees Fahrenheit. That is a heat wave in Ohio in February if you ask me! Have a great day.

Hugs,Liz:)

"Spring Flowers" vintage quilt pillow
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Charcoal Fingerless Gloves recycled from sweaters
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Tan Fingerless Gloves
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Discovering Etsy

I love how many different and creative ways Etsy has on it's site to search for items. There is the Time Machine. Where you can search by newly listed or ending soon. Then there is the color searches Colors. Where all you need is to find the color you need or shade of color and the items will appear. The fun part is you can toss the items around the page like a ball and disguard the ones you don't need. You can shop local by finding shops that are close to your area. You can Pounce and find undiscovered newly updates shops waiting for their first sale. Pounce also has the option of looking for things that just sold. You can look at the Editor's Picks and see all the items in thumbnail forms. Of course of one my favorites is the treasury and treasury west. The treasuries are handpicked by etsy shops. They feature 12 coordinating or similar items. There are never less than 333 lists in the treasury and never less than 222 lists in treasury west. It is always fun to see what the sellers are into these days. On the front page of Etsy you can read the storque articles, view the featured seller of the week, search by category, and search by typing in the word. When you search there is a drag down button where you can search Vintage, Supplies, or Handmade separately. The Showcase page features items sellers are featuring in their own shops. Last but not least you can look at the Gift Guides. If there is something you need to get mom or dad, a coworker, a holiday, baby, a geek, a teen, or something modern, etc. there are gift guides for all your special needs that feature the Etsy administration's picks.

Whatever your needs you can find on Etsy from fine art, handmade cards, clothing, eco friendly supplies, baby toys, jewelry, pottery, bags, patterns, modern designs to vintage shoes and clothing. Take a minute to let Etsy help you find what your looking for.




Speaking of Gift Guides my "He Loves Me" sweater pillow made it into the My Funny Valentine Gift Guide last night. Yay!

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Tattered Quilts aren't garbage!

I am over my cold and back to creating...... Hurray!!!!

Whenever I hear someone say that an item is old, tattered, worn, and thus ready for the trash I know that there has to be something else we can do with it. My mother always crafted and she had a hug room of "stuff" in the basement. I too have acquired a room of "stuff". To my husband and father it is trash, but I am always finding a need for the things I have in that room. I have it semi organized and the door shuts so no one has to know it's there. There are trinkets, clothes, baskets, wires, pictures, magazines, and old quilts. None of it is garbage! I do throw away trash when I know it's trash, but treasures stay for a rainy day. If the kids have a project or this teachers calls and needs an activity for a party I am always ready with something to do. Plus in my spare time I can create wonderful things that I know someone will enjoy:)

I know you may see a stained old quilt with holes and rips as an unappealing thing that you would most certainly not snuggle up with, but someone took a lot of time to make that beautiful quilt. Usually with whatever scraps she could find. Then for many many years her family and friends kept warm and cozy with that quilt. They knew it was made with love and hard work for them. Now when I see that quilt or old blanket I know there is a part of it I can salvage. I can turn it into a pillow, pot holders, bowl fillers, table runners, coasters, etc. Then all that woman's hard work will still be appreciated and enjoyed all these years later. I have done this many many times and these are a few of my newest quilt recycled creations.....

All of these are for sale in my etsy shop CherryLaneJane.

Shabby Chic Hearts Bowl Fillers
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4 Vintage Quilt Coasters
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Antique Quilt Pot Holders
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I hope next time you see an old quilt you will see it with loving eyes like I do!

hugs,Liz:)