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NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

DATE: Thursday, June 1st; 2 pm, EDT

SHOP NAMES: To Be Announced

HOST: SKWOriginalsbySummer

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

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Meet Beadsoul

Today is the last Sneak Attack of 2010. We will be sad that we will have no more until 2011. But we are very glad that we have been able to give so many Etsy shops and their owners a great start in 2010. It is our wish for you, that your Thanksgiving is a good one, that your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or other holiday that you celebrate brings joy and friendship from around the world.

Please join us today, as Lisa from Bead Soul introduces us to 3 new Etsy shops!

A little something about Lisa - she is married to her before-high-school sweetheart and has 3 kids. With as busy as she is, Lisa still has time to make beautiful pendants like this one! A perfect gift idea...



You will see many more gift ideas today at 5pm during our Sneak Attack, as Lisa continues to give us clues as to the identity of the 3 'victims'. It's fun to see what she comes up with and try to guess! And today's theme is Thanksgiving, so don your favorite turkey costume and come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread! As always costumes are optional...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Warm up with this adorable Mouse Beanie by Niblets (BethanyLinn)!

November 19th – December 2nd: Niblets (BethanyLinn) on Etsy is giving away this super cute Mouse Beanie!

We have a WINNER: alyciaengel on Etsy is the winner tonight!

Your little one's head will be warm and cozy with this sweet Mouse Beanie!  


This adorable Mouse Beanie is made with Berber Fleece and it's also machine washable!




A little bit more about Niblets:

"My grandmother taught me to sew, I remember being 5 or 6 years old & her letting me cut out her patterns for her. Through the years I learned more from my mother & now I sell my goods so that I am able to stay home with my new baby boy Elijah. I have 2 teenage daughters who don't sit still long enough to sew but maybe there's still hope. When I am not sewing & being a wife & mom, I am in a Contemporary Christian Band. I sing & play guitar. As for the name NIBLETS, I choose that because I started making baby shoes & I call my little ones toes 'niblets'"



We know you won’t want to miss this generous giveaway from BethanyLinn so here is how to enter to win:

  • Send an email entitled “I want to win this!” to handmadegiveaway@gmail .com.

  • If you have an Etsy shop, include it in the email so you’ll get some free exposure for it if you win!

  • The winner will be announced in the Sneak Attack Day Forum Thread on Thursday, December 2nd. You can access the Forum Thread through the Handmade Movement site that day. You will receive an email if you are not present in the Thread and you are the winner!


If you would like to donate something for a future giveaway and get your Etsy shop in the ‘Spotlight’, send an email with the subject “I’d like to donate” to handmadegiveaway@gmail.com.

You will receive instructions on how you can take part in this giveaway and be a part of The Handmade Movement.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meet Beady

As we get closer to Christmas, things are heating up. And talking about heating up - we have a NEW sponsor today, who is ready to dazzle you with the shops that she has picked as 'victims'.

Becky, from Beady Eyed Monster, is our sponsor today. When I asked Becky how she decided on the name of her shop, she said After much pondering, I looked at my office filled with beading items and contemplated the obsessive nature I have. I had to admit that I was hoarding the items much like a dragon/monster might guard treasure.

Found these beautiful earrings in Becky's shop:


Be sure to see the other wonderful creations that Becky has in her shop. Then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread! You are sure to find those gifts you have been looking for :D

And today is the drawing for our giveaway on the Handmade Movement site. Be sure to enter!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet Unique and Handmade

Whoa - did you know that there's not much time left before you need to have all of your Christmas gifts? You are not one of those who shop on Christmas Eve, are you? We sure hope not.

One of our newest Sneakers, Sue from Unique Greetings has teamed up with Sandi from Handmade By Sandi to introduce you to some new Etsy shops that just might have what you are looking for!

And if you see something for yourself, well, you have been very good this year, right?

Says Sue about her paper craft I have been making cards, tags, and scrapbooking for a very long time. I've given boxes of cards for gifts to my sisters and daughters and they are always so happy with them that I decided to see if there was a place online where crafters are selling their wares. I came across Etsy on the web and opened a shop. It has been a lot of fun to see that other people love my cards as much as I love making them.

When I see all the beautiful papers out there, I just have to create!


I love the cards that Sue makes, you might want to mark some of them for later...


We've met Sandi before. A lover of all things crochet, she is always looking for new things to make. Crocheting is a way for me to relax in the evening after working on my Etsy shops and website, taking care of all of our animals including chickens, and cooking.

Crocheting doesn't only mean hats and scarves. How about wearing crocheted earrings!


Check out the shops of these very creative artists and then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread - you will have lots of fun and might even find some of those Christmas gifts you are looking for!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Meet Verve and Stock

What an exciting Sneak Attack we will be having tonite at 7pm Etsy time! Our co-sponsors are Stock, who you have met before and Verve, who, while a Sneaker from way back, has never been introduced to you here in our Meet the Sponsor feature!

Verve, from Verve Interiors is a true animal lover and avid animal rescue fan. Verve and her husband have a number of pets, many of them having been given a good home by this loving family. As part of the That's Etsy for Animals (EFA): Artists Helping Animals , Verve always donates a portion of the proceeds of her sales to the charity of the month.

Verve's shop features Handpainted decor and art with supersweet vibes. So how can you go wrong, if you have something like this in your home?? And Verve will make a donation to her charity too!


Stock from Stock Annette is a wonderful Sneaker and sponsor - we've seen her before! I always love to show you what her latest creations are... this baby hat is a different look, as instead of pom poms, Stock has used a flower to embellish this hat - makes this hat a "statement piece" for the stylish baby


If you would like to find out more about our co-sponsors, our sneak attacks, or just have lots of fun, come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread today!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Meet Castle & Sandi

The weather is getting chilly, and what better way to stay warm, than to stay indoors and chat with us today, as we get ready for the Sneak Attack co-sponsored by Beth from Castleco and Sandi from Sandi's Stash!

Whether you are a veteran sneaker or a new one, you will notice that we talk a lot about our pets! Says Beth We have many cats, owning only two: Prince, who likes to live up to his name and expects to be pampered, and Pepper, a black cat rescued from an awful situation. The other cats either came with the house (yes, we were told about the one cat at the time we signed the papers for the house) and other roaming cats in the neighborhood. They’re like a little cat gang, going from house to house, expecting to be fed and then returning to their own homes.

Sandi says We have 2 indoor cats - Orville and Wilbur, an outside cat named 'Little Girl', and 2 new kittens - Sweepea and Bubba (actually we think Bubba is a girl). We got the 2 kittens to take the place of our oldest cat who recently passed away. His name was Bitsy cause he was so tiny and fit in the palm of my hand when we got him. We used to have a ton of beagles, that my dh took care of and used for hunting. But as he's been getting older, it seemed to be too much work and not enough fun! So a number of his hunting buddies now have the dogs.

Come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread and find out about other pets :D It's lots of fun, and at 7pm Etsy time, you will find out about our latest 'victims'!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Absolutely Precious Purse Necklace by accordingtoshe!

November 5th – November 18th: accordingtoshe on Etsy is giving away this beautiful Precious Purse Necklace!

We have a WINNER: SpiritCleanSlate on Etsy is the winner tonight!

Planning on going to a Holiday party or do you need a perfect accessory for your favorite outfit?  This gorgeous "Precious Purse Necklace" by Lauren of  accordingtoshe will complete any ensemble!



This beautiful filigree purse is placed on a delicate twisted black ribbon. The purse opens and can hold a generous amount of little items.  The necklace measures approximately 20"  in length and the purse pendant measures approximately 2" in length.




A little bit more about accordingtoshe:

"I am a college senior studying Social Work and Sociology in a small southern town. Inspired by history, vintage designs, and modern trends, I strive to design items that appeal to women with all sorts of tastes and styles. I create my designs in a room filled with photos of the Beatles, abstract art pieces, and bookshelves containing all sorts of literature. I have a great appreciation for art and try to express that love through beading, jewelry making, painting, and other creative outlets. I am a handmade fanatic, and hope that people continue to appreciate all that Etsy artists have to offer! I try to recycle items as much as possible, whether it be old photo frames that I turn into earring holders or packaging materials."



We know you won’t want to miss this generous giveaway from accordingtoshe so here is how to enter to win:

  • Send an email entitled “I want to win this!” to handmadegiveaway@gmail .com.

  • If you have an Etsy shop, include it in the email so you’ll get some free exposure for it if you win!

  • The winner will be announced in the Sneak Attack Day Forum Thread on Thursday, November 18th. You can access the Forum Thread through the Handmade Movement site that day. You will receive an email if you are not present in the Thread and you are the winner!


If you would like to donate something for a future giveaway and get your Etsy shop in the ‘Spotlight’, send an email with the subject “I’d like to donate” to handmadegiveaway@gmail.com.

You will receive instructions on how you can take part in this giveaway and be a part of The Handmade Movement.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Meet WMS

Are you experiencing cold weather already? Well, I have a suggestion that is sure to keep you warm. Come chat with us today, as we get ready for our Sneak Attack sponsored by Heather from Wine Maker's Sister

I recently asked Heather where she gets her inspiration for the items she has in her Etsy shop. I enjoy participating in swaps, and often I make a prototype as a swap gift. If I think it'll sell, I add it to the shop. I also participate in the PhatFiber Sampler box. We have themes for the sampler boxes each month. I love coming up with items for the shop that fit in the various themes.

I looked at Heather's shop this morning to see what 'new' goodies she has come up with and found this set of Glee Cards - featuring the quotations from Sue Sylvester. They are hysterical and will be a delight to anyone you send one of these cards to.


There are several collections of these new Glee cards in Heather's shop. Be sure to check them out! Then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread...