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Monday, January 30, 2012


Monday, Jan 30, 2012 

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Saturday, January 28, 2012


Meet Maria

Today is a special sneak attack! Why? Because it starts on Saturday and continues throughout the entire weekend. How great is that! And the sponsor for the weekend attack is Maria from Ms Bitty Knacks

With such a busy schedule, and Maria is always off doing something - I asked her what she did to relax.

What do I do to relax? This is a very rare act, I'm constantly on-the-run. But my tiny peace-full activity is reading. I love to read! Mostly mystical sci-fi's, but also some horror, suspense and fantasy . My fav. authors are Kim Harrison, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, PC & Kristin Cast, Rick Riordan. Also, John Saul, Anne Rice and Dan Brown, to name a few.

Maria really has been busy making these adorable stuffed trees, in honor of Valentine's Day.

What a wonderful gift to give your special someone :D

Maria will not have time to relax today, as she introduces us to 5 new Etsy shops to surprise at 11am today. Be sure to be there - it will be so much fun!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Before tomorrow's Sneak Attack...

... we're asking you to help someone... but this time it's not a new Etsy shop owner. Please consider making two quick clicks to help a little member of our extended Sneaker family win a new wheelchair. Click here and then "like" the photo of Jorden, who is actually related to our dear friend LaRue. Here's a picture of Jorden decked out in Fourth of July finery, and some details she gave us are below.

"This is Jorden, my cousin's son. I have asked for prayers for him previously, as he has many health issues. Convaid is giving away a new wheelchair to the child with the most 'likes' [in their Facebook contest]. Jorden is outgrowing his current chair, and the new chair would allow him access to areas that he can not get to conveniently now. Please click on the 'like' button associated with Jorden's photo. A comment would also be helpful."

If for some reason the link above is not working for you, you can also access it through the Handmade Movement's Facebook page - it's our most recent status update. Thank you very kindly; it means a lot to us that our "Etsy Family" is so willing to help people - in so many ways.

P.S. See you Saturday at 11 a.m. for the next Attack on undiscovered Etsy shops!

Monday, January 23, 2012



Meet Kristen

One of our newer members, Kristen from K5Art is sponsoring the Sneak Attack today at 6pm.

Recently I asked Kristen how she decided on the name of her Etsy shop.

My favorite item to make jewelry out of is a Scrabble tile so it seemed fitting to incorporate that into my shop title. Since my name starts with "K", I chose to use the "K" Scrabble tile. The value of the "K" Scrabble tile is 5 and what I create is art. So when it all comes together, "K5 Art" is who I am and what I do!

And you should see some of the Scrabble tile art that Kristen creates. You will love it! Like this one, just perfect for Valentine's Day. You can put a little note inside.

Be sure to pick your favorite scrabble tile creation from Kristen's shop and then come join us as we get ready to meet new 'victims' of our fun sneak attack at the Sneak Attack thread!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Theresa has won her choice of these two Ballerina prints from PaintedMemoriesByRos.etsy.com


And she chose the 8x10 Charcoal Ballerina!


Meet Virginia

Today's sneak attack is being sponsored by Virginia of Made By Hand

I love people who crochet as I do, it's a wonderful connection :D

Virginia says about her crocheting:

I've been crocheting since the third grade. Creativity runs in the family; our family tree contains artists, musicians, excellent cooks and caterers, and crafters of all sorts. In my own way, I'm just carrying on the family tradition!

In honor of Valentine's Day coming soon, Virginia has made this beautiful wine bottle cover complete with beads!

Check out all the other great crocheted items in Virginia's shop! And then come and chat with us at our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for a fun sneak attack at 4pm Etsy time.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Meet Sandi

Sandi from Handmade By Sandi is sponsoring our Sneak Attack today at 4pm Etsy time! Sandi has sponsored many times, and it's always nice to have 'veteran' members surprise our team with some delightful new 'victims'!

Sandi loves to sew and you can tell that when you see her latest creations - lined fabric gift bags for Valentine's Day!

Come join us as we get ready to meet the latest new Etsy shops - chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread - meet all of our 'veteran' sneakers and our newer members as well!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Today's Sneak Attack In Review!

Meet Theresa

Another new sponsor - this is so much fun! Today's sponsor is Theresa from Krafty Granny's Home

I always like to ask our new sponsors what prompted them to join the Sneak Attack team and Theresa said:

When I got Sneaked Attacked it just thrilled me so much. After joining the Handmade Movement group, it was great sneaking and trying to figure out what shops it might be (like a game) and I love games. These are just the best group of people I feel like I've known them my entire life.

Aw Theresa, we feel the same way about you!

Theresa loves to sew as much as I do, and I couldn't wait to show you the neatest placemats she made with some of the music fabric from my stash shop. Isn't this just the cutest??

Today's sneak attack will start at 4pm Etsy time - and in the meantime, come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread and play an anagram game as you try to guess the clues to the 'victims' we will meet at 4pm.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Meet Karen & Crystal

A new year, a new sponsor, and new Handmade Movement members! What more can you ask for?

Although we have already had 1 sneak attack in the new year, I love to say Happy New Year, the whole month of January!

We have a brand new sponsor today - Karen from KNJewelry. Not only is Karen brand new to sponsoring, she is also co-sponsoring with Crystal from World of Mine, who is not so new at sponsoring (she has sponsored once herself!). Between these two gals - they are going to rock this Sneak Attack by introducing us to some fabulous 'victims'.

I asked Karen - what prompted you to be a Sneaker?
In all honesty I am one of those newbies that thought I would become a Sneak Attack victim if I joined…But even though that was not the case I love this group. They are so supportive in many aspects that I can’t leave.

Karen makes the neatest jewelry. I have never worn a barefoot sandal before - but this is so cool looking, I just might have to try!

I also asked Crystal the same question.
I was a sneak victim earlier this year, sponsored by courtney from yarns2dye4!

I found this adorable 'Mini-Me' zippered purse in Crystal's shop - I love to stuff as much as I can in mine - you will see that this little purse will hold lots of your goodies! And the flower really makes it unique.

One of the best things about our handmade movement and our sneak attacks, is that we get to see new Etsy shops, presented to us by sponsors who love to help others and share the love and excitement of this team! And you too can join and become a part of this great way to help new Etsy shops get a terrific start. Just check out our Handmade Movement blog for more information. And then come have fun with us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for our attack that starts at 3pm Etsy time!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Summer Starts Off In January!

Meet Summer


We love holidays, and just past is Christmas and New Years. We also love Sneak Attacks and are so glad that the holidays are over and we can get back to doing what we love, and that's helping new Etsy shops get a great start!

Our first sponsor of the NEW YEAR is Summer from SummerWilson8 a great gal, creator of our Sneaky Treasury Challenge.

Let's Party & Celebrate the New Year! And what better way to celebrate than to check out one of Summer's fabulous wreaths! A fantastic look for a festive occasion.

While you are checking out the other wreaths in Summer's shop, remember that our sneak attack starts at 6pm Etsy time today - and you can come and chat with us, at our Sneak Attack thread, while we get ready to meet the 'victims' that Summer has chosen.