Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! 2012 ... A new beginning

I'm so ready to get this 2011 year behind me ... just too many sad and frustrating times I've had. I'm definitely ready for a new beginning, a fresh start with lots of exciting and fun times to look forward too. I lost my best friend to breast cancer and my dad to lung cancer this year, I miss them dearly and having to let go of two people that close to you isn't an easy task. But, every day is a new beginning, every day brings me something to look forward too. If it wasn't for the rest of my family, friends and my arts and crafts this would have been much harder to deal with. I'm thankful for being who I am and especially thankful for the gift I have to be able to create and share it with all of you. Wishing you a wonderful 2012 ... a new beginning, a new promise of exciting things to come. Enjoy!


Comfort zone

Ahhhh the comfort of chocolate is what made me put together this treasury. Enjoy! More treasuries to follow later today.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

French Connections

I love France, been there many times and will definitely go back sometime. So, in the meantime we can all dream of going by checking out this French-themed treasury I just made. Enjoy your trip!

Treasuries galore!

I just realized I missed listing a bunch of treasuries in which items of my BitsOfFiber shop are listed so I'll try to catch up and list them for you here! (Sorry if I missed any, please convo me if you notice I missed one you made with a baby item in it from my BitsOfFiber shop.) I've actually been contemplating to combine both of my Etsy shops. I originally had PurplePlatypus but decided to open up the BitsOfFiber shop since that's they business name I use when I do markets. I had planned on moving everything over from the PurplePlatypus store to the BitsOfFiber store but obviously that has not happened. Not sure if it would be smart to keep it the way I have it now with all of my baby items in the one shop and everything else in the other. Let me know your thoughts and also your experience in running two shops instead of just one.

Alright, off we go with these lovely treasuries:

First one is called " We Haz Cuteness!" featuring my needle felted bear with heart from my PurplePlatypus shop http://www.etsy.com/listing/81997815/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1635975348-6 and my needle felted hamster in it's pink critter onion from my BItsOfFiber shop http://www.etsy.com/listing/88675063/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1635975348-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissBettysAttic sells vintage patterns and treasures. This is Miss Betty’s year end stock up sale! Enter coupon code HELLO2012 for 20% off your purchase. Order 10 or more patterns and she will refund your shipping worldwide.



Next is "Sky, himmel, sielo, knebe, taivas, ciel" featuring my mohair baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/60262128/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1631301773-13 . The Curator is again http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissBettysAttic sells vintage patterns and treasures. This is Miss Betty’s year end stock up sale! Enter coupon code HELLO2012 for 20% off your purchase. Order 10 or more patterns and she will refund your shipping worldwide.



Next is "in love" featuring my baby hat and booties set http://www.etsy.com/listing/73153250/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1627079536-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/YoYoByBahar sells Handmade Wedding and Baby Shower Favors, Cotton Yoyo Appliques and Home Decorations. Custom orders are always welcome!



Next one "And now .... a bit of quiet" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1623761837-8 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandMadeInItaly sells beautiful knitted socks, mittens, fingerless gloves and woven scarves.



Next is "Tanbled up in blue" featuring my square top blue hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/55680091/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1625709180-2 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells gorgeous handspun yarn and crocheted and knitted items.



Next is "May December Romance" featuring my baby mohair hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/60262128/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1613398976-16 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells gorgeous handspun yarn and crocheted and knitted items.



Next is "Happy Winter" featuring my needle felted baby seal http://www.etsy.com/listing/52253454/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1602070373-15 and another mohair baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/60378906/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1602070373-10 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappilyRandom sells handmade jewelry and vintage items. She's having a Happy Holidays sale! 20% off still in effect through the rest of December!



Next is "Purple Rain" featuring my tweed yarn cap http://www.etsy.com/listing/64086696/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1599591050-2 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandMadeInItaly sells beautiful knitted socks, mittens, fingerless gloves and woven scarves.



Next is "They seemed to be talking in circles" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1591190586-4 . The Curators do not have a shop listed on Etsy.



Next is "Snowed in!" featuring my purple toddler slippers http://www.etsy.com/listing/65449993/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1543663052-5. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissBettysAttic sells vintage patterns and treasures. This is Miss Betty’s year end stock up sale! Enter coupon code HELLO2012 for 20% off your purchase. Order 10 or more patterns and she will refund your shipping worldwide.



Next is "Looks like it will be a brown Christmas" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1583648244-4. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells gorgeous handspun yarn and crocheted and knitted items.



Next is "I dreamed in color last night" featuring my needle felted hamster with a critter onion http://www.etsy.com/listing/88675063/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1526008546-16. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells gorgeous handspun yarn and crocheted and knitted items.



That's all I have for right now folks. Thanks for visiting my blog and all the lovely shops represented in these treasuries. Many thanks to all those shops that have featured my items, I'm always thrilled to find myself in one of these lovely treasuries.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Skating on thin ice!

Ahhhh, wishing for a white Christmas but it wasn't meant to be for this year I guess. So to satisfy my craving for snow and skating ... here is a treasury based upon that.

Sharing treasures and some sales!

Got more beautiful treasures to share with you!

Don't forget ... 25% OFF on everything in both my shops until 12-31-2011! Visit by clicking on the links in the left upper part of this blog where you see the pictures of both my shops.

First one "Baby Love" featuring two of my items, my Critter Onion with a needle felted hamster from my BitsOfFiber shop and a needle felted mouse with a felted piece of cheese from my PurplePlatypus shop! The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Caheez sells beautiful crocheted hats, scarves legwarmers and other lovely items. Get 10% off your purchase when you use coupon code MISTLETOE at checkout. Happy Christmahanakwanzakah!!!



Next is "Color concepts for 2012" featuring my wood painted gift tag http://www.etsy.com/listing/50829540/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1599366744-14 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KapKaDesign sells beautiful jewelry, sun catchers, gift cards and ornaments. FREE GIFT with every purchase!



Next is "Colorblind Morning" featuring my fabric earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/47113996/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1613914580-5 .
The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KapKaDesign sells beautiful jewelry, sun catchers, gift cards and ornaments. FREE GIFT with every purchase!



Next is "Christmas Sunshine" featuring my needle felted foal http://www.etsy.com/listing/51602552/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1618077030-5. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/dollarjewelry sells beautiful pendants and necklaces.



Next is "Something for the hedgehog lovers" featuring my needle felted hedgehog mom and baby pincushions http://www.etsy.com/listing/87061241/25-off-sale-use-coupon-code-xmasale2011?ref=tre-1618908094-12 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/VictorianPassion sells unique handmade Victorian style jewelry and accessories .


Another "On sale" treasury!

If you like great bargains ... keep on looking and click away on all these great items listed in this treasury. Enjoy the holidays!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sales, bargains and clearance item treasury!

I'm having a 25% off EVERYTHING sale in both of my shops, please visit them for more info by clicking the following links:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BitsOfFiber
http://www.etsy.com/shop/PurplePlatypus

Also made this treasury with items that are on sale, clearance and or have free shipping. Visit the specific shops for more info and finding more great bargains!



Merry Christmas everybody!

25% OFF EVERYTHING IN BOTH MY SHOPS!

Hurry on over to get a great deal on those items you wanted to get for Christmas but didn't get due to the prices being out of your budget. Use coupon code: XMASALE2011 to get 25% OFF the listed prices in both my shops.

Click on this link http://www.etsy.com/shop/BitsOfFiber for my BitsOfFiber shop.

Click on this link http://www.etsy.com/shop/PurplePlatypus for my PurplePlatypus shop.

Thanks for hanging out with me this past year, I do appreciate your feedback, your visits and checking out all the wonderful treasuries made by me and the ones I've been featured in.

Merry Christmas to all you!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Treasury time and sales!

Jumping right on in ... this first treasury "Homespun Christmas" featuring my Christmas gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1489516985-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells beautiful handspun yarn and hand made items. She's having a 10% off sale till 12 noon through 12/23!!!



Next is "Urban forest" featuring my Christmas gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1489516985-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNewtonLabel sells all kinds of cool vintage items, new items listed on a daily basis!



Next is "Homespun for the holidays" featuring my Christmas gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1489516985-13. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HummingbirdArtGlass sells gorgeous fused dichroic glass jewelry pendants and art glass gifts. 10% OFF SELECT JEWELRY SALE THRU END OF YEAR!



Next is "Peacock Blue" featuring my art cuff http://www.etsy.com/listing/79629122/mixed-media-fiber-art-cuff-ooak?ref=tre-1531526118-4 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchLoveLetters sells beautiful alphabet floral letters.



Next is "Gifts for girls" featuring my crocheted basket http://www.etsy.com/listing/40859652/felted-wool-embroidered-basket?ref=tre-1553846785-16 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappilyRandom sells handmade jewelry and vintage items.



Next is "Rainbow" featuring my art cuff http://www.etsy.com/listing/79629122/mixed-media-fiber-art-cuff-ooak?ref=tre-1531526118-4 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/FleetingStillness sells beautiful handmade stained glass candle holders, night lights, lamps, wall bud vases, window panels, sun catchers, boxes, figurines and more - all designed and handmade by me and OOAK.



Next is "The birds and the bees" featuring my needle felted bird pincushion http://www.etsy.com/listing/73464986/needle-felted-bird-pincushion-with?ref=tre-1561024814-8 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeshuMaSH sells loveable crafts and vintage finds.



Next is "After the holidays are over" featuring my nuno felted scarf with brooch http://www.etsy.com/listing/39137494/felted-llama-and-alpaca-scarf-with?ref=tre-1570669256-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Caheez sells beautiful custom crochet accessories.



That's it for today. Have some more to list but those will have to wait till tomorrow ... gotta go to my day job now!

Watch out for bears!

Started the morning with making a treasury!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Got the baby blues

A treasury for the little guys in your life. Treasury made with 100% homespun society team members on Etsy. If you know someone who's going to have a baby boy this is the place to shop!


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vanilla Lace - still time to shop!

Latest treasury with 100% homespunsociety members. Click on each item to get to the respective shop. You still have a couple more days to shop. If you are interested in anything listed in my two shops I can ship priority mail. Please contact me with requests for prices on last minute shipments for Christmas.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rustic charm

Treasury made up with all things rustic and charming of course!

Sweet little things ....

Looking for a baby girl gift then check out these treasures! Click on each item to get a closer look and the rest of the info for that specific item. This will also take you to all the different shops represented in this treasury. Have fun!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A pink hamster hut and needle felted hamster


Just listed this little hut which we also call a Critter Onion with a needle felted hamster in my BitsOfFiber shop. It's the perfect little pet for an older child. It's a OOAK (one-of-a-kind) like most of the things I make.

Click here to get to it in my shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/88675063/needle-felted-hamster-with-crocheted?ref=pr_shop

OMG - Chocolate heaven!

I love chocolate! Not sure if being from Belgium has anything to do with it (I doubt it!) so I couldn't help myself and made this treasury. Some pretty amazing chocolate artists out there I must say. Check out that cake decorated with vintage buttons! It's all edible! They have some other amazing items in their shop, an entire vintage necklace you can eat. Now I must say, even being a choclaholic I don't know if I could eat that since it's just so pretty! So, enough said you have to check out all these shops I put in this treasury they all have amazing chocolate items eatable or not.

Enjoy! and please SHARE the chocolate!

How many days of shopping left?

Lots of goodies to share with you this morning.

First treasury of the day "Knitted Christmas Gifts" featuring my blue mohair baby slippers http://www.etsy.com/listing/74844433/knitted-blue-and-purple-mohair-toddler?ref=tre-1442199724-7 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Pipidot sells the cutest whimsical pendants.

Next one "Spicy brown mustard" featuring my striped brown baby hat with acorn/jingle bell http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1447140689-6. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells beautiful hand spun yarn and hand made items.



Next treasury "The Christmas Ribbon" featuring my felt baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/65459947/handmade-felt-baby-shoes?ref=tre-1453260740-9. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/EcoProduct sells beautiful paintings. Here is their shop announcement: "W
e are Rose and Max (a husband and wife) who are full time professional art teachers. We believe in producing the quality by conserving and recycling. We don't buy the pre-manufactured canvas at the shop. Instead Max makes the stretcher frames from the up-cycled wood. We also use LINEN not cotton for our canvases and "cook" our gesso to coat the canvas. Basically, our oil paintings are made from scratch. Hope you like what you see. Please note that the color might slightly off from PC to PC."



Next is "Gift guide for the naturalist" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1454185783-12 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/whitewolfsclouds sells
gorgeous original eco friendly organic expertly handcrafted pieces: jewelry,accessories and home decoration created by using handcrafted yarn, fabric , felt, textile and ceramic.



Next is "Festive dressing for the holidays" featuring my baby Christmas hat which has been sold (thank you!). The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/ITSYOURCOUNTRY sells vintage primitive quilted Christmas stockings/gift tags/ornaments/cutter quilt appliqués/embellishments/wild west/Americana/Dog cooling collars/neck coolers/fever relievers/antique & vintage finds/upcycled, recycled, repurposed craftcycled items & more.



Next one "Caps for sale!" featuring my knitted baby cupcake hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/65938133/a-chocolate-cupcake-baby-beanie-with?ref=tre-1477116401-3 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissBettysAttic sells cool vintage and modern sewing patterns.



Next one "Purple" featuring my knitted baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/77816143/elf-hat-for-baby-in-purple-with-lavender?ref=tre-1496767540-8 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/merlinthecat sells
unusual mix of one of a kind handspun and hand painted yarns, spinning and felting fibers, unique up-cycled and vintage jewelry pieces, and all around crafty goodness!



Next is "It's going to be one soft Christmas" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1497510124-13. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheOliveCrow sells the coolest dog duvets!



Next is "Pretty in pinks and blues" featuring my upcycled felt baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/59657823/felted-baby-booties?ref=tre-1513271567-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/GoviGirl sells
colorful, sparkly jewelry made with glass pearls, glass beads and crystals.



Last but definitely not the least is "Child's play" featuring my soft blue mohair baby hat with flower http://www.etsy.com/listing/60262128/soft-blue-mohair-baby-hat-with-flower?ref=tre-1513452177-8. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HollyJollyShop sells all kinds of jewelry.



That's all I got for now. Plenty of things to check out I would say. I have to take some photos this morning of another Critter Onion I made. This one is pink with white flowers and has a cute little needle felted hamster that comes with it. So come back later today and have a look. She will be featured in my BitsOfFiber shop. Perfect One-Of-A-Kind gift for that special child ... or grown up!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Purple Dreams

In case you didn't know it yet ... I love purple!

So, I couldn't resist making another treasury. I have to catch up tomorrow by listing a bunch more treasuries I've been featured in but I've been without a real computer for a couple of days so I got to catch up. In the meantime, enjoy checking out all these fun shops!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Let's keep on shopping, shopping, shopping ....

Sorry folks been busy wrapping and mailing things from my shops! Thanks so much to all my customers who've been purchasing from me this holiday season. I was starting to really get worried about not having many sales and started to think about finding something else to do with my free time ... but now that I got some sales happening I feel much better about keeping my Etsy shops up and running.

Talking about shopping ... got lots more treasuries to share with you that include all kinds of cool shops with lots of things to pick from, you still have some time to find that perfect gift for that special someone. So, here we go ...

This first treasury "Stocking Stuffers" featuring my needle felted gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1336209386-15 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gigi82Knits sells beautiful knitted items.



This treasury "Christmas Treasures in Red" featuring my felted little pouch http://www.etsy.com/listing/82006106/felted-embroidered-money-pouch-or?ref=tre-1347698648-13. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/misssadiebaxter sells Handmade Treasures, Vintage Kitchenware,Vintage Fashion, Yarn, Ephemera, Quilts, Fabric, Supplies and More



Next treasury "For the kids" featuring my needle felted hedgehog family http://www.etsy.com/listing/87061241/needle-felted-hedgehog-mom-and-baby-in-a?ref=tre-1372356719-2. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClaycrazyPottery sells beautiful hand made stoneware.



Next one "Grey Homespunsociety" featuring my felted scarf with brooch http://www.etsy.com/listing/39137494/felted-llama-and-alpaca-scarf-with?ref=tre-1380583410-3 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/reevpapercuts sells beautiful papercut silhouettes.



Next one "Don't forget man's (and woman's) best friends featuring my Critter Onion which has been sold in the meantime (Thank you!). The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeimArt sells items for the home that might use traditional craft skills but that are contemporary and that use colour and texture to complement a modern home.



Next one "Browns and greens with a touch of gold" featuring Hedwig, a needle felted owl who will be leaving our home tomorrow flying home to his new owner! (Thank you!) The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/memoriesinmosaics sells amazing mozaic pieces.



Next is "Red and Green Homespunsociety" featuring my needle felted gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1394631564-7 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/reevpapercuts sells beautiful papercut silhouettes.



Next is "Dazzling Gift for the whole family" featuring my felted bracelet http://www.etsy.com/listing/69707251/felted-purple-red-and-lavender-beads?ref=tre-1405638575-3 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchLoveLetters sells gorgeous alphabet floral letters.



Next is "Felted Christmas" featuring my needle felted gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1410088107-14. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/TocameMika sells beautiful fascinators, head pieces, hats, etc.



Next is "Grey day" featuring my Ipad cover http://www.etsy.com/listing/75163790/ipad-and-ipad2-knitted-felted-cover-or?ref=tre-1416448452-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells beautiful handspun yarn and hand knit items.



Next is "Christmas Bubbles" featuring my fairytale pincushion http://www.etsy.com/listing/73501667/needle-felted-fairytale-toadstool?utm_source=CraftCult&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/sukran sells Hand made Designer Crochet Fashion Jewelry, Accessories, gold silver earrings bracelet cuff necklaces pendants,wedding, bridal pearl, cottage vintage style accessories.



Next is "Fits To or Under your christmas tree" featuring my Christmas gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?utm_source=CraftCult&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/reevpapercuts?utm_source=CraftCult&utm_medium=api&utm_campaign=api sells beautiful papercut silhouettes.



Next one "Yes we can! #2 featuring my felted earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/21343997/handmade-felt-earrings?ref=tre-1421866326-12 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/byAnnoDomini sells hand made gifts, wood art and home decor.



Next one "Gifts for over $50" featuring my nuno felted scarf http://www.etsy.com/listing/79707509/nuno-felted-forest-colors-scarf?ref=tre-1426117687-3 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/shannontcrandall sells artifacts.



Next is "Music to my ears" featuring needle felted bird pincushion http://www.etsy.com/listing/73464986/needle-felted-bird-pincushion-with?ref=tre-1437291712-5 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/cosydozy sells handmade cushion covers and ceramics.



Next is "Winter trends, December decorations" featuring my needle felted gnome again http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1437588750-3 ! The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/beebeeknitting sells knitted and crocheted accessories.



Next one "searching something exclusive" featuring my felted bracelet with glass bead http://www.etsy.com/listing/79235962/unique-felted-bracelet-with-glass-beads?ref=tre-1438170216-6 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/priya123 sells handmade casual and wedding accessories.



Next is "Gre(y) at Homespun featuring my needle felted mouse and needle felted cheese http://www.etsy.com/listing/65028959/needle-felted-mouse-on-needle-felted?ref=tre-1447057594-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/reevpapercuts sells beautiful papercut sihousettes.



Next one "Something to treasure" featuring my mohair crocheted scarf http://www.etsy.com/listing/43904842/on-sale-turquoise-crochet-mohair-scarf?ref=tre-1459677505-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Mystarrrs sells gorgeous soldered glass charms etc.



Last one for today "Let it snow!" featuring my needle felted bird pincushion http://www.etsy.com/listing/73464986/needle-felted-bird-pincushion-with?ref=tre-1473148637-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeshuMaSH sells loveable crafts and vintage finds.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Simple beauty ...

Made this treasury with 100% homespunsociety members on Etsy. Enjoy!

How many more shopping days till Christmas?

So ... you better get moving and start shopping! To make it easier on you ... here are a bunch more treasuries with beautiful items to pick from ... and the good news .... you don't even have to drive anywhere to get it. Just hop onto your couch, get comfy and start strolling!

First one on todays list "Talented Artisans" featuring my handmade felt baby booties http://www.etsy.com/listing/65459947/handmade-felt-baby-shoes?ref=tre-1401914647-12. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/GeekeryDOO an Eco Friendly shop.
Every piece has an up-cycled element in it; be it an ancient electronic part like a TESLA resistor, a piece of a vintage jigsaw puzzle, or a mechanical part from an old computer hard drive. She sees beauty in most ordinary things, give them new life, and transform them into an extraordinary piece for you to wear and to be admired in. One of my favorite shops!



Next is "don't bother to laugh ... " featuring my felted baby booties with birdies http://www.etsy.com/listing/59657823/felted-baby-booties?ref=tre-1402855433-10. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/shantyirish sells vintage clothing, vintage home decor, vintage shoes, vintage accessories and vintage kitchen from the 1930s to the 1990s. 20% off use DEC5AND6 Coupon Code. Reasonable offers considered.



Next is "Homespun warmth" featuring my felted baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/65459947/handmade-felt-baby-shoes?ref=tre-1403228735-3 and my nuno felted scarf http://www.etsy.com/listing/79707509/nuno-felted-forest-colors-scarf?ref=tre-1403228735-8 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells beautiful handspun yarns and handmade items. You will get 20% off when you like her Facebook page. Good through Christmas. Coupon Code will be listed on the KnitMomWI Handspun and Handmade page on Facebook. So hurry on over and check it out!



Next is "Abstract thought" featuring my knitted Christmas hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/82972907/knitted-newborn-christmas-elf-hat?ref=tre-1404070801-10 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/4EnvisioningVintage sells all kinds of cool vintage items.



Next is "Winter Green" featuring my knitted preemie hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/81962317/knitted-preemie-baby-doll-or-bear-hat?ref=tre-1409567892-11 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeshuMaSH sells loveable crafts and vintage finds.



And the last one for today a really cute treasury called "For your sweetheart" featuring my latest child toy, a crocheted hamster hut with a needle felted toy hamster in it http://www.etsy.com/listing/87689166/hamster-with-hamster-house-toy-for-older?ref=tre-1419093139-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/CowboyGrit sells authentic western and cowboy lifestyle with Cowboy Grit Fine Art Photography.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Belgian Etsy Community

Just wanted to share with you all I became a member of the Belgian Etsy Community. I made a treasury with members of that community, except for the first item listed (that was kinda an oops on my part, but since it looks great with the rest of the items I've left it in). Lots of talent here folks so check out all the cool shops listed in this treasury. Christmas is less then 3 weeks away so hurry and do some shopping!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Pink Christmas and birthday wishes ... remembering Erna

I made this treasury with my best friend Erna in mind whom we lost to breast cancer earlier this year. I'm pretty sure she didn't like the color pink but I think she would have liked this treasury.



This second treasury I made with 100% homespunsociety team members on Etsy.

It's shopping time!!!

Lots of beautiful items in gorgeous treasuries to share with you all! Pour yourself a cup of coffee, plant yourself on the couch or in front of your pc and let's go shoppin!!!

First treasury "Spinning the Web with Homespunsociety" featuring my knitted baby Christmas hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/83290932/cream-and-red-baby-christmas-hat?ref=tre-1324658793-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchLoveLetters sells beautiful Alphabet floral letters.



Next is "With Great Warmth" featuring my needle felted bird named Ernie http://www.etsy.com/listing/55530418/needle-felted-bird-named-ernie?ref=tre-1324901231-5 and my felted baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/57580058/felt-holiday-maryjane-style-baby-shoes?ref=tre-1324901231-6 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/JudithGayleDesigns who designs & makes OOAK pieces, intended for those of us who prefer natural beauty to mass-produced glitz. She likes bringing new life to found objects and views natural rocks and bits of sea glass as "precious stones."



Next one "Bells Will Be Ringing" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1332421397-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/WhimzyThyme sells Victorian Décor like antique boxes, antique photo albums, vintage home decor, vintage jewelry, art deco accents, ephemera, vintage linens and ladies fashions. In addition to Victorian Décor, she provides vintage hankies, vintage compacts, vintage costume jewelry, vintage designer jewelry and vintage collectible figurines.



Next is "Bells will be ringing ... on Christmas Day" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1332421397-13 The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissBettysAttic sells vintage and modern sewing patterns.



Next is "Fun, Handmade, Beautiful, come and see" featuring my felted hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/55682877/crocheted-felted-child-hat-with-nuno?ref=tre-1342696202-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/katikamade sells funky pillow covers, headbands and paper goods.



Next is "Homespun" featuring my felted baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/65459947/handmade-felt-baby-shoes?ref=tre-1358331377-1 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Knme sells handknit scarves, bow tie scarves and beautiful pendants.



Next is "A chill in the air makes me crave curry" featuring my knitted baby hat with ribbon http://www.etsy.com/listing/86587549/knitted-baby-hat-with-ribbon?ref=tre-1372456233-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells gorgeous handspun yarns, knitted and crocheted items.



Next is "Brown Town" featuring my pumpkin hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/60377758/pumpkin-cloche-hat-on-sale-now?ref=tre-1394833698-5 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/bouldnart sells original art and prints.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Needle felted cardinal brooch and a crocheted bird house with a needle felted birdie toy



Just listed both of these items in my shops.

The bird house with the birdie is in my BitsOfFiber shop which you can get to by clicking on this link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87769706/crocheted-bird-house-with-needle-felted

The cardinal brooch is listed in my PurplePlatyopus shop which you can get to bey clicking on this link: http://www.etsy.com/listing/87770695/needle-felted-cardinal-brooch

For the kids, big and small

A treasury made by me using lavender, white and greens together.
Enjoy!

Friday, December 2, 2011

A colorful Critter Onion housing a needle felted hamster



So here is my latest little hamster I needle felted out of merino sheep's fleece and alpaca fleece. It's meant to be a toy for a child older then 5 yrs old. I put her up for sale in my BitsOfFiber shop. I have some more Critter Onions that I will be putting up for sale but I have to make some little animals to go along with them. I might put up one without any animal in it since some kids are allergic to wool. The Critter Onions are made of 100% cotton and can be used for all kinds of play fun for younger kids.

Feel the warmth this season

Starting the day off with a glowing treasury I made. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More treasuries to check out for holiday gifts!

This one is called "Merry Christmas from the Homespunsociety" featuring my needle felted Christmas gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1263853913-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/gclasergraphics sells wood ornaments and other gifts created with laser graphics.



Next treasury is called "Light blue homespunsociety" featuring my felted handbag http://www.etsy.com/listing/50704789/felted-handbag?ref=tre-1282184313-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/reevpapercuts sells original papercuts, silhouettes, cutouts, scherenschnitte, black and white art, handmade paper work, find a horse, cat, dog, smurf, flower, butterfly, fairy tale, mops, witch, ballerina, dancer, piano player, dinosaur, neandertales, peter pan, angel, hawk, bird, crest, kids, girl, boy, women, men and more...gifts for any purpose..christmas, birthday, anniversary day, wedding, mothers day, fathers day..ships everywhere!



This next treasury is called "It is all about Christmas" featuring my felted embroidered pincushion http://www.etsy.com/listing/77872896/felted-embroidered-pincushion?ref=tre-1286148294-16 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/zirkulas sells beautiful original art , signed prints ,ACEO`s, postcards and more from Norwegian artist - Ane Cathrine Buck.



I love this next treasury it's called "Camel + Purple" featuring my felted bead bracelets made with camel fleece http://www.etsy.com/listing/69706274/purple-blue-and-yellow-felted-bead?ref=tre-1286272769-10 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/canselda sells really cute crocheted and hand made tops, dresses, scarves, etc.



The next treasury is called "homespun" featuring my striped baby hat and IPad cover. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Knme sells pretty hand knit scarves, bow tie scarves and handmade pendants.



This next treasury is called "Homecoming" featuring my needle felted bird and needle felted white foal. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/JudithGayleDesigns sells handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and more.



This next treasury is called "with greath warmth featuring my needle felted bird and maryjane style baby shoes. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/JudithGayleDesigns sells handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and more.



This next treasury "Stocking Stuffers" featuring my needle felted Christmas gnome http://www.etsy.com/listing/85458232/needle-felted-christmas-gnome-ornament?ref=tre-1336209386-15 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gigi82Knits sells beautiful knitted stockings, cardigans, pillows, etc.



Last one for today is called "Holiday shopping on Etsy" featuring my needle felted hedgehog family. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/fbessentials sells handmade bath and body, cupcake bath boms, party favors, and more.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

List is still going ...

More treasuries to share!

First one "For those on the "nice" list" featuring my baby Christmas hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/83290932/cream-and-red-baby-christmas-hat?ref=tre-1271240788-13 by Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/CaryeVDPMahoney who's shop announcement states" My art is realistic and illustrative in style with a touch of the fantastical. My subject matter includes animals, people, and nature. I primarily use a mixture of colored pencil, watercolor and ink to create images that are softly textured, while at the same time highly detailed and intensely vibrant. I also like to use acrylic paints and chalk pastels."



Next is "Darkness falls on cyber Monday" featuring my little mouse baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/75164605/knitted-newborn-baby-mouse-hat?ref=tre-1272492930-14 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KnitMomWi sells gorgeous handspun yarn and hand knitted items.



Next treasury "Home for the Holidays" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1284637714-9 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/4EnvisioningVintage sells really cool vintage items.



Next one is called "Drops of Blood in the snow" featuring my felted red baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/listing/57580058/felt-holiday-maryjane-style-baby-shoes?ref=tre-1282554845-8 . This is a "Breaking Dawn" inspired treasury! Love it! The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/CaryeVDPMahoney who's shop announcement states" My art is realistic and illustrative in style with a touch of the fantastical. My subject matter includes animals, people, and nature. I primarily use a mixture of colored pencil, watercolor and ink to create images that are softly textured, while at the same time highly detailed and intensely vibrant. I also like to use acrylic paints and chalk pastels."



Next one is called "Homespun" featuring my striped baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/61017478/knitted-baby-hat-with-acorn-jingle-bell?ref=tre-1296519552-5 and my felted IPad cover http://www.etsy.com/listing/75163790/ipad-and-ipad2-knitted-felted-cover-or?ref=tre-1296519552-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Knme sells beautiful knitted scarves, bow tie scarves and handmade pendants.



Last one for today is called "Christmas in white - Just as Beautiful" featuring my pink preemie baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/83899528/knitted-pink-and-white-3-6-month-old?ref=tre-1313891672-12 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/gclasergraphics sells laser graphics.



More treasuries will be listed tomorrow. Hopefully the weather will be nice on Friday, I have to take some photos of a crocheted Critter Onion together with a needle felted hamster which I will be selling as a child toy.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday

Here are some more treasuries I've been featured in that I didn't get listed last night. Thanks everybody! Don't forget to check out the Curator's shop. You can get to that one by clicking on the name of the shop listed on the bottom left corner of the treasury where it says "Picked by (and whatever name is listed there).

Now let's go shopping ...





















Sunday, November 27, 2011

Oh my, the list keeps growing!

I'm talking about my treasury lists, they have grown so much I can hardly keep up listing them all out for you .... so I will have to take a short cut for these by not spelling out each item of mine that has been treasured. I do want to thank the Curators of all these wonderful treasuries for picking items from my shop. To make sure they get a share of the attention please click on the name of the shop where it states "Picked by ....." that's the shop of the person who created the treasury and deserves to be looked at as well.

So here we go:

































Thursday, November 24, 2011

I heart Black Friday

Here you go ... honoring Black Friday! and nope, I'm not one of those silly people who get up to go shop at 5 a.m. ... I'm one of those silly people who will get up at 5 a.m. to make another treasury tho!

Enjoy your black Friday in your pj's! Just scroll the stores listed in this treasury ... that's called effortless shopping ladies.

Winter Greens!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Safe travels.

Couldn't help making another treasury to start the day off right. Now I gotta put that bird in the oven.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas blues

I love the combination of red, blue and or purple.

100% Homespunsociety shops!

Stunning blue collection

What a wonderful thing to wake up to this morning. My hair clips featured in this gorgeous blue treasury! Love it. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/designbySEMY sells crocheted scarfs, hats and other fun stuff.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What's for dinner?

With Thanksgiving dinner on my mind I couldn't help but create a treasury like this.

All the shops represented in this treasury are Homespunsociety members on Etsy. If you like to find out more you can find them here: http://www.etsy.com/teams/10817/homespunsociety

And the list goes on ....

This first one is called "Not just Rustic" featuring my felted owl hanging http://www.etsy.com/listing/83594229/felted-owl-hanging-with-owl-luv-u-banner?ref=tre-1166504302-9. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeshuMaSH sells vintage items and sometimes things she makes.



Next one is called "Somewhere in the woods on a cold November night" featuring one of my crocheted felted pumpkin pincushions http://www.etsy.com/listing/74961973/crocheted-felted-white-pumpkin?ref=tre-1170395964-16. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/SageWillowsVintage sells vintage Home Decor, Kitchenware, Jewelry, Clothing & Other unique treasures.



Next is a treasury called "In loving memory of the little souls that aren't here for long" featuring my Critter Onion, little pet house http://www.etsy.com/listing/65027840/hamster-mouse-gerbil-play-house-critter?ref=tre-1171301697-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/MouthyArt sells Polymer Clay custom made pets , unique and alternative gifts and treats featuring penguins and dragons . All ooak , and uniquely designed.



Next treasury "Naughty and nice" featuring my mixed media cuff http://www.etsy.com/listing/79628297/mixed-media-art-cuff-ooak?ref=tre-1181253851-12 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/shannontcrandall sells all kinds of cool artifacts.



That's it for today folks. I think I might make another treasury myself but that's for later this evening. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Just in case ...

Ahhhhh, so many things to pick from! Have fun shopping there are lots of things and shops to visit and pick from in these treasuries.

p.s. I've been looking for the perfect box or basket to go with my little hedgehog family. Once I find it I will have to take photos and get the little critters up for sale in my PurplePlatypus shop. In the meantime if anybody is interested in purchasing them before I put them in my shop E-mail me and let me know. Thanks!

Off to treasury-land!

First one is called "Ready for winter" featuring my crocheted baby booties http://www.etsy.com/listing/58306537/lacy-crochet-baby-booties?ref=tre-1152238995-10 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/eleanorestreasures sells adorable appliqued baby items.



In this next one "Wish List" my knitted red beanie is featured http://www.etsy.com/listing/55635013/knitted-red-child-beanie?ref=tre-1160996762-11 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KapKaDesign sells beautiful, unique jewelry, bookmarks, ornaments and more.



Next is "Purple Flower" featuring my child beanie http://www.etsy.com/listing/77753749/knitted-purple-and-green-eggplant-baby?ref=tre-1158682319-6 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/KapKaDesign sells beautiful, unique jewelry, bookmarks, ornaments and more.



Next one "Christmas Colors" featuring my knitted newborn Christmas Hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/82972907/knitted-newborn-christmas-elf-hat?ref=tre-1163432596-8 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheNewtonLabel sells cool and nifty vintage items.



Next is "Perfect Little Homespun Gifts" featuring my felt baby shoes with birdies on them http://www.etsy.com/listing/59657823/felted-baby-booties?ref=tre-1162220949-4 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenBauschOriginal sells beautiful handmade affordable and quality pottery.



Next is "Handmade with Love" featuring my needle felted mouse with needle felted cheese http://www.etsy.com/listing/65028959/needle-felted-mouse-on-needle-felted?ref=tre-1163411183-10 and my felt and mixed media art frame http://www.etsy.com/listing/57574585/handmade-feltmixed-media-art-for-baby?ref=tre-1163411183-12 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/reevpapercuts sells beautiful original paper cuts, silhouettes, cutouts, scherenschnitte, black and white art, handmade paper.



Next is "A nod to my new friends" featuring my knitted baby Christmas hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/83290932/cream-and-red-baby-christmas-hat?ref=tre-1172944305-10. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/AidforAbby sells products to raise funds for continued therapies for Abby. Abby suffers from Autism, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Here is more on Abby's story written by her mom Bonnie: "We are a displaced family that lives with a neighbor. We have no home or vehicle of our own. Abby’s care for her autism, speech and OCD are not covered under her insurance policy. Medicaid has denied her as well stating I should obtain services for her conditions through the public school system. Since her diagnosis at the age of 2 1/2 years until now at the age of 12, her cost of care has been my sole responsibility. I do not have any credit cards so I cannot charge her care. Lately, we have been selling Abby’s original artwork on Etsy (AidforAbby). I cannot work outside of the home due to a disability for which I receive a small amount of money each month. It's not easy, I will tell you that. I have the same hopes, dreams and plans for her as I do my other children. I’m hoping to raise funds first and foremost for Abby’s continued medical treatments. The material possessions such as a home, car, etc. can be replaced as they are tangible items. The opportunity for Abby to become as independent as possible in life...priceless!"



Next is "Sunday Blues" featuring my crocheted baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/73841108/crochetted-cotton-newborn-baby-cap?ref=tre-1173586639-12. The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/eleanorestreasures sells appliqued baby items.



Next is "And boys will be boys" featuring my needle felted mouse with needle felted piece of cheese http://www.etsy.com/listing/65028959/needle-felted-mouse-on-needle-felted?ref=tre-1178011448-16 and my Christmas baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/82972907/knitted-newborn-christmas-elf-hat?ref=tre-1178011448-11 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/SageWillowsVintage is a wonderfully unique place to find Vintage Home Decor, Kitchenware, Jewerly, Clothing & Other unique treasures.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Woodland baby hat and another Hedgehog family



Had some time to take a couple more pictures today. This baby hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/86587549/knitted-baby-hat-with-ribbon?ref=pr_shop is knitted in a gorgeous yarn, I love the colors in it. I had the perfect ribbon to go with it. The ribbon can be removed easily and replaced by a different color ribbon if you like.

Also took some pictures of another mom and baby hedgehog which I made while I was in Belgium this summer. They will be listed in my PurplePlatypus shop in the next coupel of days.

Soft and pretty ... Pink Romance

Couldn't help making another treasury ... this time soft pink colors and a hint of darkness mixed in. Love it.

Enjoy

Milk and Honey Gift Guide

My mind is still on wintery drinks! Milk and Honey this time. All represented in the colors of this treasury.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Chai Gift Guide

I love Chai ... so I figured I'd make a treasury with that in mind!

Baby stuff and more!

This first treasury is named "The wonder of you ... :)" featuring my daisy baby dress http://www.etsy.com/listing/68440024/pink-daisy-baby-dress?ref=tre-1132528696-10 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/JaminaRose sells cute clothes for cute kids!



Next one is called "Homespun Christmas Guide" featuring my needle felted bunny http://www.etsy.com/listing/50863162/felted-french-lop-bunny-bunnylu?ref=tre-1141523994-13 and baby mouse hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/75164605/knitted-newborn-baby-mouse-hat?ref=tre-1141523994-15 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmericanBlossoms sells clothes, accessories and supplies which are a mix of new, upcycled & recycled materials, making them Eco friendly whenever possible.



Next one is called "Armchair shopper" featuring my knitted baby CHristmas hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/82972907/knitted-newborn-christmas-elf-hat?ref=tre-1139694193-13 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/Knme sells hand knitted scarves, bowties and clay buttons and pendants.



Next one is called "Color Farbe Barva Couleurs Dath Lit Lliw Farg Kolor Farge Colore" featuring my White and red Knitted baby Christmas hat http://www.etsy.com/listing/83290932/cream-and-red-baby-christmas-hat?ref=tre-1140983191-15 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/YourZenZone sells lavender wands, nature mobiles and meditation stones.


Last but definitely not least, this is a gorgeous treasury, called "Hints of the Holidays" featuring my baby Christmas hat again http://www.etsy.com/listing/82972907/knitted-newborn-christmas-elf-hat?ref=tre-1148199357-5 . The Curator http://www.etsy.com/shop/pixieharmony sells adorable baby, children items.