Monday, March 23, 2009

Shop of the week: March 23-29: Renee Suich

With summer just around the corner I dream of taking long walks on the beach with my husband and picking up sea shells and beach glass. This has become a hobby of mine when we go for walks. When I get home I place it into a glass bowl which I have been displaying in my den. There are blues, greens, white and browns in the bowl. The picture above is a beautiful necklace that was made by . It is a beautiful display of beach glass. One other special thing about Renee's shop is that she has one of the kind items. Her sections on beach glass and Skeleton Key Beads (one of the most popular items in her shop!) are my favorites in her shop.
This weeks specials in her shop are:
Special for week of March 23 - 29, FREE SHIPPING to U.S. & Canada – Send her an Etsy conversation about your desired item, and she will delete the shipping charges prior to your purchase.
Please take a moment to go through her shop and help support handmade items.
(All pictures are owne by Renee Suich.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY ALL!! I recently was in a treasury and figured I would post it with my st.patty's day message. I'm the one in the top left corner. Yes its me in the picture I really love this spring green colored scarf with pockets in it. I made one for myself and I go for walks with it on. I place my house keys and other in it so I can go down to the stores close by. With the economy the way it is I have been walking alot more around town. I find this scarf helps to keep the little things I need to shop with so I can walk and not worry about walking with a pocket book. blah! I recently made one in a purple for a co-worker. She told me she loves the pockets and never thought about how useful they would be in a scarf. I love feedback like that. If you would like to learn more about them please let me know. This is my own design so please do not try to copy it.--Thanks--:)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New shop of the week: EMMAKAT

This week's shop of the week is called Emmakat, . In Emma has a variety of cool handmade items in her store. My favorite part of her store is the writing note cards and journals. She shows bold patterns to all and helps to inspire us to write. For example this journal to the left is of a rain cloud. I learned in my student teaching that pictures help to inspire children and adults to write. If I was to use this in my classroom (when and where I get it is still up in the air ;) ) I would have each one of my students take a page and continue a story I started about a rain storm. How cool would that be to inspire children to write about something we all get to see during the rainy months. As I tell my students the best story has tons of Juicy details!

To the right here is another one of her inspiring cards. With spring starting soon up here in CT/NY you see people sitting outside and putting things outside such as bird houses. Slowly the birds are returning here including the cat bird that I truly despise. (they sound like a cat that's being torched) However, I truly love the birds and all the different birdhouses that people have made over the winter. I hope you all enjoy her shop as much as I did.

Emmakat is offering a store wide 10% discount (including sale items) for readers. Just leave a note to seller mentioning “EtsyTwitter Shop of the Week” and wait for a revised invoice from her before paying.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Shop of the Week: Angel Kisses Jewelry

Angel Kisses Jewelry is another shop where three lovely ladies come together to make art. Michelle Aguilar, her mother Sherry Hadley, and sister Annette Crews have an amazing talent to share with the etsy world. To the left is my favorite piece from their shop Angel Kisses Jewelry . With over 130 pieces in their shop I'm sure you too will have a hard time narrowing down the selection.
From March 2 - 8, 10% of all proceeds from sales will go to support HIV Positive women in Addis Kidan, Ethiopia, through the Good Samaritan Organization. Sherry personally visits this organization in Ethiopia to ensure the funds go directly to the women. Her next visit to Ethiopia is scheduled for March 16, 2009.
please visit their shop and learn more about them through their bio and shop announcements. You may also find more about this shop and what they are up too on twitter ---
Best Wishes girls!!
All art work/pictures are copyrights of Angel Kisses Jewelry.

Last weeks shop of the week

Last week I missed the shop of the week so I wanted to do a brief shout out to this store--If you had a chance to look at my treasury last week then you will see the item from this store and for this weeks store..

Last week-Feb 23-March 1 : Impawsible To Resist

Maureen has a beautiful touch with her paintings to make you feel like you were there when she painted them. My favorite one is the two girls at the beach picking up what I like to think of is shells. She leaves it up to you to decide. However, if you have ever been to a beach on a blustery day you know how these two girls feel about their hats.

The second thing you should know about Impawsible To Resist is that its not just Maureen's work but also her sisters and daughters. I think this is an amazing thing because very few people in the world have time today to craft things with family. There is always an excuse--I'm too busy, I'm too tired, I can't make it such and such has come up. anyway, I think its a nice feeling to know that these girls have time to enjoy together but they also bring their joy to the rest of the world through their art. please check out Impawsible To Resist and remember that all their pictures/ideas are owned to them.