Category Archives: handmade

its a bloomin great show

I have received applications from so many wonderful vendors for this years Bloomin Earth show, and i cant wait for you to see … here is a quick sneak peek…

(click on the photos to visit their website)


Penela’s Earth

BOGO SALE - Dalim Green Gold Four Strand Necklace

Dashe Designs

Childrens Apron
Kiki Creation

Hot Love Gnomes - Click Image to Close

Sarah Apple

Checker Cracker Platter - Handmade Fused Glass

Glossy Glass

Pretty Bird!

Pink Polka Dots Pinafore - 1 to 3 Years

This Little Bird

Fani Song

Late for a Very Important Date - Resin Belt Buckle

My Girl Thursday

sallygirlSallyGirl Designs

unlock my heart necklace

Rock On Accessories

Mimsy Rabbit
Kuku Caju


Creswell Rd Bowtie in Gray Grid

Mr. Skona


funky finds for valentines

The man went shopping for my valentine’s gift today. these are some of the things that were on my “helpful list for the man”…  and called me 2 hours into it stating he couldnt find anything under $100. “thats right.” i said. “what i want cannot be found at the mall!”

do something different this year and find something sweet, unique and totally handmade for the love of your life. even if you dont care for this particular holiday, show yourself how much you care about… you.

Fat Lady Sings Book

Fat lady sings notebook $25 from grrraphics

Roses and heart box

Vintage Looking Roses + Hearts Box $12 from Enfantjolie

Seduction Soap

Seduction Soap $4.25 from Sweet+Tranquil

Raku Heart Pendant w/ Golden Pear-like flecks, metallic red highlights

Raku Heart Pendant $9.99 from Martha Lynn

Dry Erase Memo Board- Batcat Body-

Dry Erase Memo Board (perfect for leaving little love notes) $6.50 from BlackLilyPie

Pretty in Pink, Ring

Pretty in Pink Ring $12 from The Ardent Sparrow

Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Long Sleeve Onesie or T Shirt

Hugs + Kisses Long Sleeve Baby Tee $15 from PotatoPatch

Owly Snap Pouch

Owl Snap Pouch $13 from The Needlings

Hedgehogs in Love (Pair of Felted Wool Balls)

Hedgehogs in Love $20 from Beneath the Rowan Tree

LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH - Leather Wristband - Unisex

Live, Laugh, Love $15 from Leather Made Nice

Would You Love Me Cufflinks $25 from Block Party Press

Red Button Bead Earrings

Red Button Earrings $3.50 from 5 and Under

Peace Rose Necklace $35 from ForTheCrossJewelry

Edward Has My Heart

“Edward Has My Heart” Pendant $15 from Beaddifferent

Diamonds in the Rough Wrapped Ring - Set of 5

Diamonds in the Rough, Wrapped Ring $95 from Kate Szabone

Rainbow Love

Rainbow Love $50 from InBloom Designs

Arrow Necklace $17 from Greenerica

what tells them best that you think of them everyday, every moment?

think love… not just lovely.

love, found… valentines gifts

photo credit Paula Hible for

this heart trivet from better homes + gardens is a cinch to assemble. Twist three lengths of red jersey into one long braid, shape into a heart, then sew through the underside with a needle and thread. Braid enough white jersey to create a layer of white, and sew again. Create another red braid; continue wrapping it around the heart shape until the trivet has reached the desired size, then sew again.

to keep this along the recycled theme… use old tshirts or sheets… okay pillowcases (smaller) to craft this project

and pre-made printable stickers…

Valentine Stickers pdf image

Printable stickers ::

Print these on a full-sheet sticker page (dollarama) and then cut out to decorate cards, candy, and presents. Download the stickers here

new handmade finds

KINDLING twig handled textile art BASKET KINDLING twig handled textile art BASKET
by thekeepershouse
Amoeba Brooch Amoeba Brooch
by seapod
Semi Charmed Kinda Life in Pink and Blue, Necklace Semi Charmed Kinda Life in Pink and Blue, Necklace
by TheArdentSparrow
Six Miniature Paintings Six Miniature Paintings
by sylviagrantins
Pretty Girl pin set/gift tags Pretty Girl pin set/gift tags
by blacklilypie
letterpress stationery card printed on recycled paper - alphabet letters illustration letterpress stationery card printed on recycled paper – alphabet letters illustration
by sweetbeets
Pebble Ring Pebble Ring
by kateszabone
Girl Power Pendant - blue Girl Power Pendant – blue
by nivenglassoriginals
printer's device mug 4, custom printer’s device mug 4, custom
by fieldguided
La Petite Forest Stationary Set La Petite Forest Stationary Set
by jellybeans
Large Seed Headpiece Large Seed Headpiece
by ConverseWithFlowers
Balance Balance
by anntbun
SALE - Upcycled Pillowcase Wristlet - Cranberry Olive SALE – Upcycled Pillowcase Wristlet – Cranberry Olive
by loscann
Rainbow Love - Free shipping Rainbow Love – Free shipping
by inbloomdesigns

Recycled Wrap

Recycled gift wrap on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

Perfect Recycled Wrap :: Hanniabej’s

just remember to keep the recycling bin nearby –instead of stuffing all this paper in a garbage bag. Don’t forget to recycle this holiday.

Jolly elves to brighten your day

Jolly Elves from

What You’ll Need

  • One whole chenille stem and half a stem
  • Small and large beads
  • Wooden face bead
  • Small jingle bell
  • Felt
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Make It

  • Hat: Cut a 1-1/2-inch-diameter semicircle from felt. Wrap the semicircle around from point to point to form a cone, leaving a small opening at the tip; hot-glue to secure.
  • Scarf: Cut a 1/2-x-4-inch piece of felt; fringe ends with scissors. Cut a small lengthwise slit about 1 3/4 inches from one end for opposite end of scarf to pass through.
  • Body: Bend one chenille stem in half and, in the following order, thread materials over the bent point to about halfway down the stem: large bead for body, face bead, felt hat, small jingle bell. Leave about 3/4 inch above the jingle bell and shape the stem into a loop. Then, starting on opposite ends: Thread 4 small beads onto each leg and bend the ends to form feet. Use the half chenille stem to make arms by centering and twisting around the elf’s neck area. Thread 4 small beads onto each arm and bend the ends to form hands. Wrap the scarf around the elf’s neck, then thread ribbon through the top loop and hang.

Make someone warm + cozy this year

If anyone else is like me.. there is that one person that you just cant find anything for. They have everything and would still be happy with anything… but unfortunately that leaves the door open for way to many options. i need specifics. Anyways im thinking outerwear….


Make your own hat :: Curiously Crafty

Train Cap Revisited

The “eddie” cap :: mushroom villagers

Cloth Shoes :: Stardust Shoes

Jingle-Bell Slippers

Felt Booties for the Family :: Martha Stewart


Fabric Mitten Tutorial :: Write Mama Write

Recycled Sweater Tam :: Craftgrrl


Big Button Legwarmers :: Laupre