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NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

DATE: Thursday, April 27th; 2 pm, EDT

SHOP NAMES: To Be Announced

HOST: CunninglyCrafted and TheMudPlace

What's all this? Read our About Us page to find out!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Etsy Shop Owner Donates to Our Giveaway

Etsy shop owners are a group of wonderfully creative and generous people. Their donations make The Handmade Giveaway possible. We thank them.

Spotlight on: Cynthia Strickland owner of Studio80 on Etsy.

If you are shopping for bags and totes, original fabric designs, garden and home decor or cute little Purse n Notables to make your life easier you can find it all at Studio80 on Etsy. Cynthia invites you to 'Indulge in your thoughts, wishes do come true, for the best laid plans are the dreams you once knew.'

Cynthia says in her Etsy profile; 'I am constantly inspired through nature and through my environment. I have been sewing and quilting for many years and am making a natural transition into my own fabric designs. I have always had a creative spirit, a desire to design and a passion for fabric, color and texture. I derive great joy in all that I make and hope that my designs bring you joy as well.'

Take a look through Studio80 and you will no doubt find something you have to have. To win Cynthia's Purse n Notables all you have to do is sign up for the Handmade Giveaway. Why not do that now and then click on over to Studio80 to see what other things Cynthia has to offer in her shop? The drawing for the Giveaway will be June 17th at 6:00pm. If your entry is drawn you will receive and email letting you know! Good luck!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Etsy Shop Owner Donates to Our Giveaway

Etsy shop owners are a group of wonderfully creative and generous people. Their donations make The Handmade Giveaway possible. We thank them.

Spotlight on: Lisa Hamilton owner of the Etsy Shop Beadsoul.

Lisa's Etsy shop is a place where quality materials, inspiration, and soul combine.  "A piece of jewelry should be fun, artful and reflect your personality; this is what I strive to capture!" says Lisa in her shop policies.

"It is a focus of mine to use high-quality materials, such as authentic gemstones, genuine Swarovski crystals, and gold filled or sterling wire. This ensures a piece that can last a lifetime!"

Lisa also offers custom designs.  "If you see any item that captures your eye that is not the right size or color, convo me; I would be happy to work with you to create a special piece that will bring you smiles!"

You can find out more about Lisa when you visit her Etsy shop Beadsoul, just read her Bio and Shop Policies. Wait, you don't want to miss out on a chance at winning Lisa's beautiful earrings so be sure to register before you go. The winner will be announce in the Sneak Attack forum on May 27th. You will receive an email if you are the lucky winner!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Etsy Shop Owner Donates to our Giveaway

Etsy shop owners are a group of wonderfully creative and generous people. Their donations make The Handmade Giveaway possible. We thank them.

Spotlight on: Kelly owner of The Refinery Boutique on Etsy .com.

Kelly shares a little bit about herself in her Etsy shop profile: I am 24 years old, and have a degree in studio art and a vision to create an edgy, wholesome, chic jewelry line for people who appreciate the same. I have always been frustrated with the lack of the the type of jewelry that I envision wearing and finding pieces that work cohesively with my everyday life.
I have therefore set out to create strong, long-lasting pieces that make both strong and simple statements. I want to share my aesthetic of carefully crafted, feminine meets rustic, sophisticated meets organic jewelry and durable, attractive home decor and gifts.

My long term goal is to own my very own brick-and-mortar boutique in Massachusetts and I hope to use this Etsy shop as my launch point to share my little creations.

Read more about Kelly in her shop profile. Visit The Refinery Boutique to see more of Kelly's work. Don't leave without registering to win the necklace Kelly donated to The Handmade Giveaway for out current prize. You can register HERE or at the top righthand corner of this page.