Friday, February 29, 2008

Sadie and Snow

Our golden retriever is the sweetest dog. She is patient and loving and she has gotten me through some tough times. I have loved seeing her these last few days playing in the snow and I wanted to share! (She's almost 7 and has bad hips and a skin problem, but you'd never know it after she's been playing outside!)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

More Snow Today

We came very close to a foot of snow overall in the last 36-48 hours. And it was much colder today, so the icy snow that was left on the roads was like an ice rink to drive on. Luckily, I only had to go out briefly today. Poor daughter didn't get her snow day for her birthday though, despite how much more snow we ended up getting!Aside from her sad face, Sadie actually likes the snow. She comes in acting like a puppy. It's like the cold air gives her energy!

Crocheting Creations & More

Hello everyone.
I am fairly new to Etsy, however I am not new to buying and selling items. I am the owner/operator of a photography business ( The items seen here on my site are quality items that I enjoyed creating. I pride myself on making the best items for you.

Here at Crocheting Creations & more I sell crocheted stuffies, hats, blankets, slippers, pot holders, purses, cat toys...etc. Ideas are welcome. Items listed are ready to be shipped. More of these items will become available! New items are available on a daily basis, so check back often!

I am a married, stay at home mommie of one beautiful baby boy, Noah. We three live together with our four pets, two cats (Nala and Fiona) and two doggies (Nellie and Stitch). We live in northeastern Ohio. I am the owner/ photographer of Portraits By Irisa. I enjoy spending time with my two favorite men. We are very family oriented people.
The Shop: Crocheting Creations & More
The Blog: Irisa's Business Journal

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Snow Day

Well, it turned out that winter wasn't done with us yet. It snowed all night last night and has continued all day. We've had at least 6" of snow, if not more. The kids had a snow day today and if it keeps up, they might have another tomorrow, which would thrill my daughter since her birthday is tomorrow! It's very pretty and I don't mind it at all when I don't have to go anywhere. I just hope dear husband gets home without a problem.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Moore Taste

Hi, I'm Toni Moore (also known as Toni Geary), I have always loved jewellery so making it really satisfies a passion that I've had for many years.

I am a work at home mum of 2 small children so my days are very full. My time is divided (unevenly) between looking after the children and my passion for making Jewellery. I'm one very lucky Lady.

My aim is to create unique and beautiful jewellery items that you will love for many years.

The Shop: Moore Taste
The Craft Shop: Moore Craft
The Blog: Moore Taste Blog

Monday, February 18, 2008


I am a SAHM (stay at-home mom) and I started making jewelry years ago. My friend and I would get together and bead while our little ones napped. Two years ago, I started playing with polymer clay and I really enjoy the opportunities this opened up to me. I slowly started adding in twisted, bent and curled wire to my designs.

I am always looking to expand beyond where I am. I have been messing around with resin, soldering and vintage pieces.
The Shop: BellaDio
The Blog: BellaDio

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Lucky Girl Trading

In the spring of 2001 I was overwhelmed by sadness and huge piles of clutter. My marriage was in the midst of a very ugly ending, and he had left tons of his stuff behind. I suddenly realized that I was a very lucky girl to be rid of him, and Lucky Girl Trading Company was born. I began listing his stuff for sale on eBay, clearing away both the clutter and the sadness. A few years later I met my lucky guy--who was selling a bit of jewelry--and married him in a hot air balloon ceremony in 2006. We've worked together to build Lucky Girl Trading into a fun and fulfilling enterprise. I've also discovered working with glass--one of my all-time favorite creative outlets. I've also discovered two ancient arts: Kumihimo and Temari. Both are centuries-old crafts, and both give me a zen-like tranquility while working.

I truly am a Lucky Girl! Every day I gather pretty, sparkly things and send them to people. I imagine a person opening their mail and taking out their new pendant or chain or pouch. It's perfect--they have a huge smile on their face--and so do I. I'd love for that person to be you!
The Shop: Lucky Girl Trading
The Blog: Lucky Girl Trading Blog

Friday, February 15, 2008


I used to be a watercolors painter, but a few years ago I discovered silk painting and now I'm hooked to it!!!

For a few years I have been seriously working on silk fabrics, making all kinds of different stuff, from silk paintings that hang from the walls to silk scarves or brooches and t-shirts.

Right now I'm experimenting with new things for this next season: Spring/Summer 2008. Silk bags, shirts, headbands and a big et cetera. Come back again in a few months to see my new creations!

The Shop: Gilbea
The Blog: Gilbea Blog
The Site:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Little Brown Bird

Hi! My name is Mary Ryan. I am an Interior Design Consultant by day and a Jewelry Artist every other waking moment.

My art is not limited to any one medium. I love photography, writing, painting, singing, acting...I could go on and on. Still, my love for all things shiny keeps me happily engrossed in jewelry design.

I prefer to use semiprecious stones or interesting glass beads in my work and love to pair them with sterling and .999 Fine Silver, yet I will not overlook the aesthetic value of a beautiful bead or found object simply because it is a base metal. My style is ever changing and evolving. As a result, you will find a little bit of everything in my work. I don't believe in stifling my creative energy and will try my hand at just about anything.

I have a variety of collections to complement any style and price point for young girls to women. I will happily accept orders for custom sizing or a change in clasp or ear post/wire on any of my pieces.

My work has been featured on-line and at local boutiques. I welcome inquiries for wholesale opportunities at boutiques and galleries. Please contact me for details.
Mary's Shop: Little Brown Bird
Supply Shop: In The Raw
Blog: The Little Brown Bird

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I'm a 26 year old girl living in Amsterdam. I have a passion for creating and designing things with fabrics, wool and whatever I can get my hands on. I believe that you don't need to buy expensive accessories to decorate your life. With cheap and everyday materials and with a little imagination anyone can create beautiful things!
Etsy Shop: Morelle
Blog: Morelle

Monday, February 11, 2008

Thumbelina Creations

Jonquil Thiessen is a stay-at-home mom of three boys who loves to be creative in many different ways. She loves to sing, knit, crochet, draw, scrapbook, write music, and make jewelry. She would feel lost if she wasn't able to be creative.

She started young, singing in church and at weddings at three years old. Music and art have always been her passion. She took art classes and music lessons all through school and college.

During college, she met her husband, Keith. They have been married for almost ten years. He also enjoys music and encourages her to further her interests. (Or maybe he justs puts up with it.)He does say sometimes that she has too many hobbies.

Jonquil's favorite medium is ... well ... It's hard to pick a favorite. She likes jewelry, but is considering opening a knitting store as well.

She has tried to pass on her passion to her boys, but as you may know, little boys do not have a long attention span. Some of the boys are off to school know, so she has a little more time to focus on her art.

Her main priority is her family. Etsy has become a valuable method of continuing with her art and still being able to love and take care of her family.

Jonquil's shop: Thumbelina Creations
Jonquil's blog: Thumbelina Beaded Creations

Did You Vote?

If you haven't voted for your favorite Beadwoven piece in the Etsy Beadweaver "Spring Break" challenge, it isn't too late! Go to our blog and vote now!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

The Voting Has Begun!

Go, right now! The voting polls are open at the Etsy Beadweaver Blog for the "Spring Break" challenge! You can go through and see all the entries and vote for your favorite!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Another New Piece

This piece is along the same lines as my keychains, but in necklace form. I really like the simplicity of it.

Voting Starts Tomorrow!

Don't forget that voting starts tomorrow in the Etsy Beadweavers Monthly Challenge. This month's theme is "Spring Break" and trust me when I tell you that there are some AMAZING pieces in this challenge! It's going to be a devil of a time picking a favorite! Voting is at the Etsy Beadweavers Blog but you can still check out all the entries now by entering "EBWC" into the search box on Etsy!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

More New Destash Items

Be sure to check out my destash section for the new beads I'm offering up for sale. The latest is Miyuki 15/o's in transparent gold, red-orange, capri blue or rootbeer.

A Rose By Name - Destash

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Spring Break Challenge

The participants in the Etsy Beadweavers Challenge has until midnight Monday to finish their pieces. There are so many wonderful entries that it's going to be another really tough choice. Morwyn of Another Country has a beautiful little pony for her entry! It's amazing! Above is my piece. I call it Spring Daffodil. To see all the entries so far, enter "EBWC" into the search box on!

The voting will take place starting February 7th on our Beadweaver's Blog at .