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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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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Theresa is a long time member and a frequent host. She loves surprising new Etsy shops!

Ever wonder how a shop got it's name? Here's Theresa's answer...

The name was tough I knew I like being crafty, so I went with a "K" instead of the "C" - Granny just because that is want I am, and Home because that is where the Heart is.

And she is indeed Krafty!! Theresa loves to try new patterns -





Lots of wonderful creations in Theresa's shop - feel free to browse.

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - there's fun for all!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A long time member, Sandi loves to find great new Etsy shops to surprise.

While Sandi has been hosting for a long time, she wants you to know how easy it is to find new shops that can use a little boost, host a sneak attack, and have lots of fun at the same time.

We have a lot of members in our Handmade Movement team, many of whom have hosted sneak attacks in the past. Others help finding shops, co-host, and help the team as well. Not everyone can host - but for those who can, it's very rewarding.

Want to know more about how you can host a sneak attack? Check out this link. Of course if you have questions we are always here to help.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread today - to meet many of our members, and have fun greeting our 'victims' at 2pm today.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Meet Andrea and Leslie

Andrea from cunninglycrafted and Leslie from themudplace are co-hosting our Sneak Attack today at 2pm Etsy time.

Andrea has been a member for quite awhile and Leslie is a brand new member - always love when a new member pairs up with a 'veteran' to help new Etsy shops.

A bit about Andrea:

I have been sewing since I was 16. I started out wanting to be able to make clothes for myself, then discovered it is more fun to make clothes for other people! I make jean skirts and swim "board" skirts out of pre-loved jeans and swim trunks.

And Leslie:

I discovered an interest in clay with a pottery class I took in Jr. High School. It was just basic hand building techniques, like slab and coil work, but it was enough to plant a seed. The first time I had access to a pottery wheel, I was in High School. After my very first session on the potter's wheel, I was hooked!


I love all the 'remakes' from Andrea's shop!



And I love the pottery from Leslie's shop



Which will you choose as you browse these wonderful shops?

Join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun!



Thursday, April 13, 2017

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A long time member and frequent host, Sandi loves to search for new Etsy shops that could use a little help.

Over the years, Sandi has created a number of delightful items, from decorated t-shirts


to crocheted bowls


and her favorite - soap savers


While Sandi no longer makes items for her Etsy shop - she does continue to crochet for charity - a satisfying endeavor.

Be sure to join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun!!



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Meet Charlie

Charlie, from TearfulTenshi, is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. From England, Charlie loves to host the sneak attacks, though she doesn't get the chance very often. We always love the shops that she finds to surprise!!

Charlie's shop is designed to support a charity - all profits go to the Marie Curie Cancer Care.

When Charlie first started hosting our sneak attacks, back in 2013, I asked her where she got her inspiration. A delightful answer:

General inspiration for my artwork 
can come from the smallest things, since I was a little girl the simplest things made me happy like the wind in fall whipping up the leafs in circles, I used to say was fairies riding on them and having races, as you do at 7 years old!

I love these darling little hair clips - my granddaughters wore them forever.


And what a cute birthday card!!


A delightful quilt.


Be sure to join us in our Sneak Attack thread - for lots of fun, clues and 'victims'!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today - which started at 2pm. Theresa loves to host our sneak attacks and always finds the cutest shops to surprise.

Today, I decided to show you some of my favorite items in Theresa's shop.

Lots of hats in Theresa's shop. She makes them both for children and adults. My daughter loves unicorns.


I have one of these needle holders - they are so great - keeps my cats from playing with the needles.



I love coasters - use them all the time, and Theresa is always coming up with a new pattern.


Take the time to browse Theresa's shop - you will find all kinds of treasures.
And pop in to our sneak attack thread - see what all the clues and fun is about. Check out the 'victims' Theresa selected.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Meet Monika

Monika from TobisiasLilThing is hosting our sneak attack today at 1pm. One of our international members, Monika loves to surprise new Etsy shops.

Monika has a knack for making just the right jewelry pieces or the right greeting cards. I've ordered both from her and have been very delighted!

I recently ordered some bracelets from her, for my granddaughters - haven't sent them yet - waiting for just the right time.




And someone from my team sent me this adorable greeting card for me to use next year for my sweet hubby. Awww




Whether you like jewelry or greeting cards,  you can't go wrong with Monika's shop.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - lots of clues and excitement.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Meet Sandi

Sandi, from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A long time member, Sandi loves to find new and creative Etsy shops that could use a little boost.

While Sandi has her shop on vacation as she works on health issues, she continues to crochet for charity - a creative endeavor which she loves.

Here are some of the items she loves to make:



Check out the sold items in Sandi's shop to see other creations she has made in the past.

And be sure to join us in the sneak attack thread for lots of fun.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa, from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm Etsy time. A frequent host, we always look forward to the new Etsy shops she has discovered.

Today, Theresa has selected 4 shops, and will reveal their names at 2pm. Can't wait.

Theresa sews and crochets and since I love to crochet - I decided to show you my favorites!

One of her latest crocheted creations is this adorable plant! Wouldn't that look great on a dresser?


With Easter coming soon - I know some little girls who would just love this bunny!


When you browse Theresa's shop - you will see an assortment of team items from hats, to diaper covers and much more! This one includes ice skates.


BTW - if you don't see your team, just check with Theresa - she's a whiz at coming up with the right logo.

Be sure to stop by in our Sneak Attack thread to learn more about our 'victims' and their creations.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Meet Maria

Maria from MsBittyKnacks is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. We are looking forward to 'seeing' the shops that Maria has selected for today's victims. She always has the 'Knack' for finding very creative Etsy shop owners.

If you have ever seen Maria's shop - you will notice a collection of 'whimsical' creations. About her handmade items, Maria says:

Handmade items always portray the ideas, dreams and heart of the individual creator. Mines are also bright, playful and plain fun; meant to awaken the little girl or boy in all of us. I've always looked for ways to animate any mode of creativity, as far back as I can remember. I was always making a little something either for a loved one or as a decoration. This behavior was always reinforced, encouraged and shared by my mother.

Valentine's day is next week - and Maria has something in her shop to celebrate!


And Easter is not far behind...


Of course, if you know our Maria, skulls and such are her passion!


Enjoy browsing Maria's shop - she has just the 'thing' for each of your friends and family.

And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun!






Thursday, January 26, 2017

Meet Judy

Judy, from OceanShoresBridal, is hosting our sneak attack today at 4pm Etsy time. One of our west coasters, Judy has been a long time member of our team helping to support other team members, offering suggestions, and always being there for us. Thank you Judy!!

The first time I chatted with Judy was about her hosting in 2010. At that time, I asked Judy about her reasons for the shells and wedding items in her shop...

Have always loved the ocean, the beach, and shells! Been collecting shells for 40 years. Decided to try making some craft items with them and incorporate some into wedding accessories. After doing flowers, favors, cake and just about everything for daughter's wedding in 2000, my biggest love is Bridal. The knitted and crocheted items in my shop is my relaxation outlet.

Whether you are into table top decorations - 


Ornaments


Or something for your wedding


if it's shell related - you will find it in Judy's shop.

Please be sure to check out all of Judy's wonderful creations - you will have fun browsing.

And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread - lots of clues, meet our members, try to guess who the 'victims' will be!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Meet Debbie

Debbie from BumperStickersNMore is hosting our sneak attack today at 1pm.  Debbie doesn't get the chance to host very often, so we are always glad to see her, and the wonderful shops she has picked for today.

I asked Debbie if she has ever visited some of the locations of the bumper stickers she has in her shop. She told me...

I have been to Cypress Gardens, when I was 16 with my family on vacation and have very nice slides from there, it was beautiful. I remember the southern belles all dressed up and sitting in the beautiful garden areas. I also went to the Alligator Farm, I think that one is still there but Cypress Gardens is gone.

Those bumper stickers are a great way to relive or remember a favorite vacation spot!

Here are some that Debbie has in her shop.



Of course, not all of the bumperstickers are for vacation locations. Here are a couple that are still important today!





Lots more to choose from - be sure to visit Debbie's shop.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread,  Debbie has 5 shops she will be introducing us to - check out the great clues!!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 1pm Etsy time. A frequent hostess, Theresa loves to find creative Etsy shops that need a little love to help them with their business.

When I asked Theresa what her plans were for the new year for her shop... I am always on the look for new patterns for sewing, quilting and crocheting.

I always love to browse Theresa's shop - as new patterns and new creations are always popping up. Can't wait to see what's next.

One of her popular items is this adorable set of bumble bee blanket and hat - wish I had a little one so I could have it to give.



There are so many other items for your home and your family in Theresa's shop - you will enjoy browsing too!!

And come join us in the sneak attack thread - lots of fun and clues and exciting new shops.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Meet Monika

Monika from TobisiasLilThing, is hosting our 1st sneak attack in 2017!! She has hosted several times and always finds the cutest Etsy shops to surprise.

Monika creates adorable bracelets for children. Children love dress-up and want to look decked out just like Mom. Here are two examples - each made to please the child in all of us! Check with Monika for adult sizes!




Be sure to visit Monika's shop frequently - you will find something for every family member and your friends. And there is always something new in her shop!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - with the 'victims' being revealed at 1pm Etsy time!