Friday, October 29, 2010

No Disney Princess

Today, as I was doing a little online shopping, I came across these 'pants'.

At first I thought it was a joke. I mean, it IS almost halloween, so maybe she was pretending to be Aladdin?
Well, guess what? Jokes on me. Apparently these hideous things are called Harem pants, and are SO in right now. I by no means think that I am a fashionista, but what would anyone really find flattering about a saggy crotch? If I have completely missed the boat, will someone fill me in?
What are some crazy fashion trends you've seen lately?

p.s. Don't forget to sign up for November's BMS! Sign up ends tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's that time again!

This month has been SO busy. Between working, crafting, going out of town, and keeping my house clean, I feel like I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off! Where has the time gone?

Anyways, it's time to sign up for November's Blogger Mail Swap. Last month's BMS went pretty well. There were a few first time mishaps, but nothing that couldn't be worked out.

Here are the guidelines:

1. You have to send a package to get a package.
2. You can put anything that you want in the package, but please let the value be less than $10.
3. You don't have to buy anything for this. You can totally make things if you want!
4. Send package by the posted date. [I will send this in an email]
5. You won't know who you are getting a package from until it arrives. That being said, please don't tell the person you are sending a package to.
6. Please read the blog of the person who you're sending the package to. That's kind of the whole point of this, right? Show each other love.
7. For now, this BMS is limited to U.S. only [sorry, ya'll]
8. Have fun with it! I mean, who doesn't LOVE to get mail?!

To sign up, just leave a comment with your email address in it so I can contact you with further information. Sign up ends Saturday, Oct. 30th.

Also, I've created a button! If you are participating, or have participated, feel free to take it and put it on your blog!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Craft Fair Winners!

I know you all have been waiting patiently to find out the winners from the craft fair.
So without further ado:

Winner of the Hair Clips from Home made with Love & $5 gift certificate for custom order is:

Winner of the Rockstar card set from Scrapin' Sara's Gifts is:

Winner of $15 gift certificate to Navy Baby Designs is:

Winner of $10 gift certificate to Bubbly Shnooks is:

Winner of a pair of earrings from Forever88 Gifts is:

Winner of a handmade wooden bangle from LVEB is:
By default, Sara!

Winners, PLEASE leave a comment on this post with your email address so that we can contact you with further information.

Congratulations to all the winners and A HUGE thank you goes out to all the crafters who participated as well as everyone who read and commented! Have a great day!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Craft Fair::Day 6

Greetings from Indonesia!

Hi lovelies, I’m Christine from Jakarta, Indonesia. I’m new on etsy shop and I’m so excited running it! ♥ Jamie invited me to announce my new e-shop at her online craft fair, and it’s just beyond great! (Thanks, Jamie! Love you so much!)

About LVEB

Soooo LVEB is my dream come true. I love everything eco friendly and LVEB is the way I prove myself to what I love. Here you can find everything neat, eco friendly, artistic yet culture-high fashion and accessories!

I have two items featured on etsy treasury, which are this:

my fav red top {I hope your's too! ^^} you can find it here and here.

And this:

Batik bangle! you can find it here.

Not only that, I have another fashion items on my shop:

brown pillow dress! This is way too cool! Very neat and lovely to be worn on thanksgiving! ^^

This dress is way too elegant… Hands down.

and hand-batik bangles

Batik wood bangle —you’ll get 2 pieces!

Batik wood bangle

And another batik wood bangle

Can’t wait to have one? We offer a giveaway to a lucky one! Yaaay! ^^

Yessss, the lucky one will get one of my bangles above, which is this one:

Batik wood bangle

This bangle is traditionally painted with batik process along with Indonesian batik motifs, so perfect to be worn with any clothes!

And how to get it? Simply comment this post before Sunday, October 24th, then Jamie & I will pick the winner according to the generator!

Can’t wait to see ur comments, too! Thanks for stopping by on LVEB and looking forward to your purchase on my shop!

Salam, Christine

Friday, October 22, 2010

Craft Fair::Day 5

Hey everyone!
I'm Annahita from forever88 and the newly-opened (aka brand-spanking-new) forever88 gifts. I hope that this little place on the world wide web will turn into someplace where all sorts of people can find gifts for all sorts of people! I currently have some fabulous and fun earrings for sale.

GIVEAWAY: Today I'll be giving away your pick of any earrings in my shop!

To enter just visit forever88 gifts and let me know which item is your favorite!

For an extra entry - follow my blog - forever88!
For another extra entry - heart my shop on Esty (leave your username in the comment).

Thanks so much y'all and enjoy these last few weeks of fall!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Craft Fair::Day 4

Hi there - and happy craft fair! :)

My name is Michelle Clement, and I run a little paper shop called Bubbly Shnooks - mostly goodies for scrapbooking, but I have lots of cheery cards, stickers, art prints, and embroidery patterns, too - and I'm currently about to expand my line to include soft plush toys and crocheted goodness! I've been an avid crafter since I was little - my mom is a quilter and all-around crafty lady, so she had me sewing, painting ceramics, beading, you name it since I was small. I love anything crafty, but I really enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, drawing, embroidery, cross-stitch, and I have recently become obsessed with all things yarn/knit/crochet - especially from vintage patterns! Mostly, I want the things I make to bring a smile to someone's face - mine or a happy customer's - with their cute, cheery little faces!

I myself, am getting ready for my first real-life few craft fairs this upcoming holiday season and I'm *so excited*! There's something so lovely & fun about making away like an elf for a few weeks, gathering cute display items, making my handmade goodies pretty with gathered supplies, and hoping they find new homes with fellow handmade-goodness lovers. I really really love them to bits - and shopping at them, especially! I'm still trying to figure out how to Christmas shop while vending at the fairs I'm doing this

At holiday craft fairs, I like to shop for Christmas cards and ornaments, specifically, around the holidays - for years and years I used to collect or make a bunch of the same kind of ornament for everyone I gave a gift to, and it was different every year (so over the years they end up having a mini collection of ornaments from me, and I have the same). When I'm searching for the perfect little holiday thing at a craft fair, I always look for something cute that has an unexpected/new element about it - and that's usually by way of color, for me.

I really really love bright, happy colors - so I love an unexpected Christmas color combination (that goes above and beyond the typical red, white & green) - like pink and yellow, or bright pastel colors that somehow still have a holiday feel to them. Not to mention the untypical ornaments I love - the quirkier the better! I'd definitely hang a cute moustached man on the branches of my tree (in fact, I keep one on my wall year round!), or use fun stickers & tags to spruce up the outside of a gift I'm giving.

I hope next time you're milling around the craft fair you'll look for unexpected colors to grace your home or presents this holiday season, too, because they sure bring cheeriness and fun to the holidays - and there's so much more out there than just red & green! And if you can't find any fun new holiday colors or moustached men for your tree, stop by Bubbly Shnooks' table! :)

Thanks so much for having me at your craft fair, Jamie & Heart Homemade!
Happy upcoming-holidays, everyone!

Giveaway: $10 gift certificate for Bubbly Shnooks - can be used toward anything your heart desires in the shop

To enter, visit my shop and leave a comment on this post on this blog with your favorite item.

The gift certificate giveaway is open internationally - anyone can enter - and will be sent over to them via a gift certificate code that they can redeem with me via Etsy.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Craft Fair::Day 3

Hi everyone! I'm Cassie from Southern Domestic Goddess and I recently opened my Etsy shop Navy Baby Designs! I sell custom tutus and appliques and I hope to add more to the shop soon.

My Grand Opening sale is still going on and all of my tutus and tutu costumes are currently priced 10% off! This includes custom orders.

My bestsellers so far are the Ghost Tutu Costume and the Red and Black tutu.

I can make a tutu in any size and any color or color combination that you can think of!

GIVEAWAY: Today I am giving away a $15 gift certificate to my shop! You can use it on one of the items already listed OR message me about creating a custom item just for your little one!

To enter just visit Navy Baby Designs and let me know which item is your favorite!

For an extra entry- "like" Navy Baby Designs on Facebook!

For another extra entry- heart my shop on Etsy (leave your username in the comment).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Craft Fair::Day 2

While I think most of Jamie's readers know me through my blog, some of you newbies probably don't. My name is Sara and I'm awesome. I also share my awesome with the world at my blog- Sara's Organized Chaos but I also make stuff. That's right- you can own a little piece of my awesome! Lucky duck. My Etsy shop is called ScrapinSara's Gifts because I'm scrappy and my name is Sara. So clever I am...

But I got started in scrapbooking about ten years ago and have gradually become addicted to paper and ribbon. I'm not ashamed to say I own paper and ribbon because it's pretty and I have no plans to use it. I have done cards and scrapbooks for friends and family for the last few years for some extra money but started my Etsy shop almost two years ago. I don't have the time or the resources to really promote my shop like some hardcore shops are doing so I am mostly word of mouth. I like making things for people and I put a lot of time into all of my projects.

The big thing with me is that I really believe you need to put some effort into gifts. I really dislike it when people just put something in a gift bag because it feels half assed and where's the fun in that? I support Etsy shops because you know what you are giving someone is handmade, it's going to be unique, and it shows you put some thought into it. But I am also a big mail sender. I'm pretty sure I alone am keeping the post office in my town going. I am sending cards and handwritten notes to friends and family all of the time, with or without reason. I think the coolness of a handwritten note is still's just that people have gotten lazy. But if you have a cool card you are more inclined to use it. Which is why you should BUY MY STUFF. That and you'll be infinitely cooler because you did.

I am available for custom orders of cards, invitations, treat and favor bags/boxes, gifts, customized picture frames, scrapbooks, etc- contact me directly at or through Etsy conversation. Every purchase comes with extra goodies from my own stash AND you have the satisfaction of knowing my kids get to eat another day. :)

Give away:
A set of 6 'Rock Star' cards

Monday, October 18, 2010

Craft Fair::Day 1

I am happy to announce that this week I am hosting a craft fair on my blog. Each day will feature a new blogger who will talk about their craft and also host a give away. On Sunday, winners from each give away will be picked and posted here on my blog.


As you all know by now, I am an artist. Lately, though, I have been crafting a lot. That is actually what inspired this whole craft fair idea.
I've been making headbands, hairclips, and brooches

but just recently started making aprons, as well.

While most of my stuff can be found in my etsy shop, I am more than happy to do custom orders.

I am giving away a set of hair clips
and a $5 gift certificate towards a custom order.

To enter:
*Leave a comment telling me your favorite item in my store.

For extra entries:
*Post on your blog [or tweet] about this craft fair and leave your link in a comment.
*Become a follower of my blog.

Giveaway ends 10/23/2010

Come back tomorrow for a new featured blogger!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Show & Tell

Guess what I got in the mail today?

A package from Annahita!

She had my name for this month's blogger mail swap, and this is what she got me:
A pair of amazingly comfy socks, some super cute home made earrings, and a sweet note!
How awesome is that?


So now it's your turn. What did you get from the blogger mail swap? Post about it on your blog and link back up here!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I've been listening to a lot of Jeremy Larson.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jumbled mess.

Have you ever had so many different things going on it was hard to remember which way is up?
That's how I feel right now. I have so many painting ideas/project ideas running around in my head. Now I have a job, which means less free time. I have so many books I want to read, but I've been struggling to keep that up because every time I sit still I think I need to work on my 'projects'. But then I have to cook dinner. At this point, I don't have enough energy/time to do ALL the things I want to/need to do in a day. It's kind of frustrating, actually.

Moving on...
I'm really excited about Halloween. I'm excited to start decorating my house for fall, and even more excited for the halloween costume party we are going to have at our house at the end of the month.

Aaron and I took Kami out to play today, and she made some new friends. There is an after school program behind our apartment complex, and they had the kids outside playing. Kami was on one side of the fence, and three little girls were on the other. They were chasing each other up and down the yard. It was SO cute, until someone told them that 'that dog is gonna jump the fence and bite you!' And then they got scared and ran away.
LIKE this adorable little face would ever bite anyone............not hard, anyway.

What have I been up to?
A new painting....
Homemade Jewelry Display...
AND a few surprises. But those will have to wait ;)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Can I tell you guys how amazingly sweet my husband is?

Last night, after a LONG day at work, and an hour long drive back home, I came home to a surprise.

Not only did he make me dinner, but he also bought me some fried green tomatoes! [they're my favorite!]

It really is the little things that count.