no Etsy Favorites today

i’m sorry – it wasn’t my intention to drop the ball. I’m on jury duty this week and recovering from a “santa ana winds” induced sinus infection. add to that all of the homeschool clubs have restarted and i’m trying to get my scheduling together.

i promise updates on my projects and more of my Etsy favorites this weekend. I’m excited to show you some of the things I’ve been working on.  Fun stuff!!

Published in: on January 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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favorite Etsy shops Wednesday

first off~
let me apologize for not being around more this week. it was not my intention. my plans for blogging were severely crippled by my internet service provider’s inability to give me good, consistent service. i won’t share the long story of it all, but we’ve been unhappy with them (it’s a fairly new service) and we’re hoping they get all the kinks worked out. but you get tired of feeling like a ‘beta’ testing customer…

so – it’s been a week and it’s time for ETSY shops!!  here are this weeks pics:


fringe - etsy shop

fringe - etsy shop

very cool scarves, cowls and original items.

artisan look

artisan look - etsy shop

artisan look - etsy shop

beautiful and elegant

The Empty Nest

The Empty Nest - Etsy shop

The Empty Nest - Etsy shop

unique and funky with an ‘everyman’ feel

Funky Chicken Design

Funky Chicken Design - Etsy shop

Funky Chicken Design - Etsy shop

cool, hip, fun

That’s it for this week!  I do hope you enjoy this eclectic mix of shops!  I think they’re all really fun – and there is something I want from each one!  Now – to make the money so I can buy it all!  LOL

As always – my shops  Enchanted Musing (crochet art) and Enchanted Magpie (paper art) are open and ready for business.  If you don’t see something you want – let me know and we’ll figure out how to get it for you!

Published in: on January 7, 2009 at 9:52 am  Comments (1)  
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featured shops Wednesday

when i am working on my Etsy shops (Enchanted Musing & Enchanted Magpie), I often find myself looking around at shops of other crafters. many, I like well enough that i’d like to tell others about it!  so, i expect to regularly share with you shops that i think are worth checking out!

this weeks featured shops:


Wearable art, silver fused glass jewelry


Unique crochet and bead jewelry collection

KTB designs

Whimsical crochet and paper crafting.  Many crochet pattern, as well

Lily Cobweb

Unique crochet jewelry & accessories

Iggy Jingles

Beautiful & Unique art dolls

And as always, if you see something you like – anywhere – feel free to convo me & tell me about it.  If it’s not something i make, i’m sure i can help you find it!

Published in: on December 31, 2008 at 1:59 am  Comments (2)  

New Etsy Products!

Because I deal with two completely different types of crafts, I decided to open another Etsy store to focus primarily on my paper/scrapbooking style products.


Enchanted Magpie

fancy, shiny, pretty…

current product available:

Child ID Kits

Child ID Kits

"Robotz" Altered Journal

Altered Journals

Hand Bound Spiral Journals

Hand Bound Spiral Journals

Head on over to Enchanted Magpie to see my entire line of creative paper products  and stay tuned to more items coming up weekely!

Published in: on December 29, 2008 at 7:21 pm  Leave a Comment  
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craft faire!

so, the first of 3 (yes, THREE) craft faires in one week is behind me.

The Promenade at Howard Hughes

Craft Fair and Holiday Extravaganza

a RARE sighting of me...

a RARE sighting of me...

also selling is Iggy Jingles:

Iggy Jingles dolls

Iggy Jingles dolls

and a variety of other crafters:

Magnetic Memories by Melanie

Magnetic Memories by Melanie

custom albums by Donna Did It!

custom albums by Donna Did It!

and board book albums and journals by “love and lollipops” – sorry – she left before I could get a photo!

We’ll all be there again!

Friday, Dec 12 from 12 noon to 6pm

The Promenade at Howard Hughes

6081 Center Drive, Los Angeles 90045


Along with my “Dragonfly Artisan” partners:

Saturday, December 13

11am – 5pm

Ocean Charter School

“Winter Faire”

12606 Culver Blvd, Los Angeles 90066

Come visit me at either of theses craft shows and say “Hi!” – and let me know that you read either my Enchanted Musing or Paper2Yarn blog – and receive a FREE gift from me!

Published in: on December 6, 2008 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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FREE shipping in etsy shop!

I’m crafting and photographing items today to get up in the etsy store by this weekend!! many items to come – including my “koko” amigurumi dolls, tiffin totes, and decorative tags! GREAT gifts and stocking stuffers for your family & friends! (come on – take the pledge – buy handmade!)

because this particular holiday season is so rough for so many, i’m looking to help out in ways that I can. I’m offering FREE shipping for purchases from my Enchanted Musing Etsy store this holiday season. That’s right – anytime between today (Black Friday) and December 20th – receive FREE shipping on all of your purchases from Enchanted Musing! Just mention “Paper2Yarn” in your order.

Thanks for shopping Enchanted Musing!!

Published in: on November 28, 2008 at 1:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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new items in etsy…

head over to my etsy shop and check out the new items I have up.  i’ve been working on my photography and hope this makes my crafts stand out!

Enchanted Musing on Etsy

Trinket Pouches - on Etsy

Trinket Pouches - on Etsy

Crochet Acorns on Etsy

Crochet Acorns on Etsy

The Bees Knees Hives on Etsy

The Bees Knees Hives on Etsy

See you soon…

Published in: on November 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm  Comments (3)  
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what’s this?

i’ve been crocheting a lot lately!  The dragonfly artisans are preparing for a craft show – and I am personally preparing for 3 (yes, THREE) shows – that will happen over the next 3 weeks.  when i craft, I usually find myself on the bed, with a movie on the tele and yarn all around me.  Occasionally, i lose things in my mess supplies that sit around me.  barring receiving a new studio just outside my backdoor, like some lucky bloggers , i will continue sitting on my bed – except for the rare occasions I can access my couch (long story – DON’T ask).

so, with such arrangements for my crafting, you’d think i’d be used to something like this happening, but i find it odd and surprising that after a short break for a glass of water in the kitchen, i returned to find, hiding in among the supplies on my bed craft space, this little fellow…


he sneaked in quietly, without a sound.  I wonder if he’d been sitting there very long, watching me and my hook go round and round on a project.  it’s hard to tell with that beard covering so much of his face.  i looked for clues in his eyes, but he was either laughing hysterically at the mess i’d been making, or crying quietly about the pain i’d inflicted on so much yarn!  either way, his eyes were closed and he wasn’t talkin’!

so i quickly found my camera and snapped a photo of him before he disappeared.  he left as quietly as he appeared and left me with nothing but this lone photo as proof.

i wonder if there are more of them roaming around?


Published in: on November 22, 2008 at 10:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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shop owner!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

I’m an Etsy shop owner!! Find me here :

I don’t have much loaded into the shop – YET – but keep an eye out! I’m creating LOTS of goodies to go in there soon!

Now – get on over there and start shopping!

Published in: on November 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm  Comments (1)  
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Dragonfly ATC

Dragonfly ATC - swap

Dragonfly ATC - swap

These little beauties are for yet another swap I’ve done – Dragonfly. I love that the wings aren’t attached to the card – they are loose and make the dragonfly seem like it’s ready to take flight on it’s own!

Published in: on November 11, 2008 at 12:59 pm  Comments (1)  
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