Saturday, December 13, 2008

The 1940s

I came across some fabulous 1940s patterns. I just love the graphics on these. I would have loved to grown up in the 40's. Look at the wonderful skirts and blouses and their super thin bodies!
Advance 4937

Advance 4775

Advance 5039

Advance 4617

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

O' Christmas Tree...

I thought I'd show off some of my favorite ornaments on our Christmas tree. Most of them are ones I made or painted.

This one I hand painted in 1983.

The littel green mouse, I also hand-painted.

This is a hand-made dough ornament.

This is a hand-painted ornament.

This is two of my favorite ornaments. Troll Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Vintage 50s McCalls ROCKABILLY Low Back Bow Accent Blouse Sewing Pattern

I just renewed this pattern and frankly, I can't believe it is still in the shop. 50's blouse patterns usually go fast in my shop. I love these girls looks, so confident, so sexy. This one is a Size 12 Bust 30.
McCalls 9810

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Own the Hour

Own The Hour: Independent Etsy Promotion, Fresh Every Hour

This is an independent promotional site that you control! is a great resource for highlighting and finding some of Etsy's top items! Etsy sellers can advertise their product on our exclusive 12 item front page for just $0.50 cents per hour. They select the hours, and we do the rest! Etsy buyers, or those looking for great unique gifts, handmade crafts, and amazing pieces of art can stop buy each hour to see items that an Etsy seller has highlighted.

Spots fill up quickly, so get them as soon as you can. Once 12 spots have been sold for an hour, that time will no longer be available, until Midnight!

I advertised on "Own the Hour" today and Sunday, so I will see if I get any results from it and report back here!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Holiday Etsy Fest

I will offer a 15% off discount to be applied before shipping.

Here is the complete list of sellers participating in the Etsyfest sale:

Great Marketing Exchange

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm behind in my promoting this week since my mother died, so I'm promoting all at once.

Thursday- Happy Thanksgiving Everyone:) No company.

I'll get back on track next week. Sorry, and Thank you for all my messages!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

In Memory

My Beautiful Mother died today. She was 79 and has been my BEST friend for 43 years. I won't talk on the phone much anymore because she was the one I always talked to. I'm going to miss those late night calls. Rest in Peace Mom, I Love you!


I'm doing two of the Great Marketing Exchange companies today. I'm doing Sunday's artist
Craftpudding. She has been one of my favorites on Etsy for a while, although I've never purchased anything but I will. I've been eying this for some time.

Sewing Machine Hand Carved Rubber Stamp

and I love this new stamp:

Christmas Tree Hand carved Rubber Stamp


Greencard, the feature artist of the day, has custom designed invitations and greetings in her Etsy shop .
Here is my favorite item from her shop:

1 Santa note

Friday, November 21, 2008

Moody Girl Aromatherapy

Moody Girl Aromatherapy
a Handmade Bath and Body shop is the feature shop today. I can almost smell her wonderful items. It was hard to pick my favorite but I really like this

Moody Mud

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Little Pink Plum

Today's featured site of the day is Little Pink Plum which carries a variety of pocket mirrors & magnets, plus wood tile and scrabble tile necklaces made with pretty papers and high quality images. Here is my favorite
Little Birdie Pocket mirror

If you take a peek at her Blog
you'll find a nice surprise with purchase.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


SHUP(G) (pronounced "shoop". G can be silent, or not! Whatever hits you at that time :D) sells handmade NECKLACES and ACCESSORIES (including earrings, brooches and rings and hopefully other cute things.

My favorite item:

**psst: A little Christmas secret ... 17 Nov to 15 Dec, shup(g)'s offering a 10% off (before shipping) purchases totaling $50 and above. I'll amend the invoice once I receive notification of your purchase. Share some early festive cheer!

Renewed Resources's

The Great Marketing Site feature shop of the day is RenewedResources's:

My favorite item is this:

Monday, November 17, 2008

Zeba Exquisite Unique Handmade Jewelry

As part of Neatostuff Great Marketing Exchange, I will again this week, feature a new Etsy artist the entire week. I've actually written about today's artist before, so here goes again.

Zeba Exquisite Unique Handmade Jewelry:

I'll pick a new favorite from her shop:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Vintage 1950s Butterick 6810 ASYMMETRIAL DRAPED Surplice Bodice ROCKABILLY FULL BOUFFANT Formal with Molded Midriff Size 12 B30

Isn't this a lovely dress! Listen to the description from the back of the pattern:
Ballerina or Full Length Evening Dress : You'll look your pretties in this bouffant formal. Softly draped surplice bodice (back and front) ends in the molded midriff. Full circular skirt set you in a gay whirl. (A) interesting effect. contrast surplice section.

Fabrics: Lace, Organdie, Eyelet Embroidery, Sheer ot Heavy Sheer Rayon, Cotton or Silk, Underbodice and underskirt Taffeta.

Unique Garden Essences

The Etsy shop of the day is Unique Garden Essences.
For eleven years Unique Garden Essences:
has been providing the naturalist with bath & body products from the earth. Entirely natural, botanical, vegetable and renewable, my products are as good for you as they are the environment!

Here is my favorite from her shop:
Healing Heal and Elbow Cream
I need this stuff! Everything in her shop looks lovely!

Friday, November 14, 2008

SALE on my TOP 23 HEARTED items!

I'm obsessed with Majaba and I thought I'd have a sale on my TOP hearted items. Here are my top 20 hearted items I'm putting on sale today and running through the weekend. I'm only going to "link" the top 5 but you can go to my store:
and search Top Hearts SALE and you'll find all 20 top hearts Sales. I will list a picture of the sale patterns at the bottom of this article, so you can see which ones are on sale~might be one you've head hearted!
1. Simplicity 3322 with (18) hearts: $5 off

2. Simplicity 3879 (14) $2 off

3. Butterick 4680 (10) $3 off

4. Vogue 7312 (11) $3 off

5. McCalls 6821 (10) $2 off

Well, I'm not sure if I got them all pictured, this blogger stuff is not as easy as it looks.
Just search my store for Top Hearts SALE and you'll find them all.

Etsy Seller Mary Zoom

Where FUN meets FUNction. I love this item from Mary Zoom's shop:

Eco Friendly Kids Art Smock

Check here shop out just in time for Christmas:

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Purple Daisy Jewelry - Vintage & Collectible Jewelry

Today's spotlight is on

Purple Daisy Jewelry - Vintage & Collectible Jewelry :

My favorite item from her store (starting an owl theme) is this:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

norakaren Fashion Designer

Today's spotlight is on norakaren Fashion designer:

My favorite item (because my favorite thing right now are owls) are these hand painted owl jeans.

Back in the 70s, my sisters favorite thing was owls and I was 8 years younger than her and I thought they were silly. Now, I'm finding myself look at estate sales for old owls. Go figure.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Perfect stocking stuffers. These certified solid sterling silver (0.925) charms are just charming. My favorite is (of course) the sewing machine below. She has Christmas trees, angels, and dragonflies...come take a peek:

Monday, November 10, 2008

Veteran's Day Sale

Paintings by Jusy Maceren

Judy's shop announcement reads: I want to paint what I believe, "THERE IS A RELATIONSHIP OF LOVE IN ALL CREATED THINGS." My inspiration is to paint flowers, landscapes, butterflies, cats, dogs, etc. in acrylic, oil & watercolor mediums.
You can put these paintings on t-shirts, cards, mugs, etc. See examples:

This is my favorite painting:

Come visit her shop:
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