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!!

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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

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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shop owner!

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

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

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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a true addict

i’m a swap-bot addict.

there , it’s out there and i can’t hide from it any longer.  my days are filled with perusing the swap-bot site – looking for swaps to participate in.  waiting for ratings to come back.  and now, swap-bot itself has contributed to my addiction by lifting my “newbie” status and allowing me to join just as many swaps as i want!

ack!

and now, I can coordinate swaps!!  oh no!!

so i did.  yep – what’s a good addict if they aren’t helping to push along their own addiction?

i invite you all (yes, all 3 of you) to join me in my swap!

Girly Christmas Stocking Stuffer Swap

Girly Christmas Stocking Stuffer Swap

For parents of girls in the pre-tween age group (7-10) who would LOVE to fill their stockings up with fun items!  Buy or make 4 items (package value $6-12) to send to 1 swap partner.  Hair accessories, bubble baths, lotions, nail polish, charms – basically, anything that your pre-tween would like, would be good to send.

You must first join Swap-bot and fill out a profile, it’s free and easy.  You will not receive spam emails or any advertising from them.  Partners are assigned through the website only and the deadline is November 14th to join up for this particular swap.

And before long, you will have completed your first swap – and others – and you’ll find yourself joining me at our weekly Swap-bot addiction meetings.  But that’s ok, I like you and I’ll support you.

So, come on!  Get signed up.  I’ll see you over there!

Swap-bot Girly Christmas Stocking Stuffers

(and see how easy I just made that for you?  you don’t even have to go search for the swap!)
Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 1:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

swap-a-roo

a few picks from my newest addiction:  swap-bot

Acorns - crocheted

Acorns - crocheted

the acorns are from this blog that i’m really just discovering and loving

Mojo Necklaces

Mojo Necklaces

oh!  these little darlins came from her too – via, belfry

ATC's - "Fallen Snow" - series

ATC

and these little beauties are my own – for an ATC “Christmas” themed swap.

That’s it for today!  I’m sure more will be coming soon!

Published in: on October 26, 2008 at 10:36 pm  Comments (1)  
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too long…

it has ABSOLUTELY been too long since I posted!

if you keep up with me on enchanted musing, you know that i’ve had computer space problems that kept me from uploading photos of much. that problem has been fixed and i’m here to share with you some of what i’m doing…

Scrapper's Market Table

Scrappers Market Table

Magnets

Magnets

Altered Journals

Altered Journals

Exploding Box - sold as kits

Exploding Box - sold as kits

Child ID/Fingerprint Kits

Child ID/Fingerprint Kits

Child ID/Fingerprint kits - interior

Child ID/Fingerprint kits - interior

in addition, i made tons of gift tags, gift card holders, gift cards and standard cards/journals. it was a good experience, if not exactly great sales – but that’s ok. the holidays are coming – what i don’t manage to sell at upcoming craft shows – i’ll give away as Christmas presents! HA!!

stay tuned – i’ve also managed to get myself involved with ‘swaps‘ – and i’m busy making stuff for those! ATC’s, postcards (ok – I’m not making these!), inchies, altered composition book journals, waldorf mushrooms, and pocket lady items. It’s a LOT of fun. Photos will happen soon.

so glad to be back…

Published in: on October 24, 2008 at 8:34 pm  Comments (1)  
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Yarn Smackdown

yarn smackdown.com

photo credit: yarn smackdown.com

I entered my first ever competition in crochet!

Now, let me say – I’m not a lifetime crocheter.  No – I learned to crochet when I was about 8yo, mainly made “granny squares’ and gave it all up by the time I was 11 or 12.  It just wasn’t cool.  and now at the many-ith anniversary of my 29th year, I have found myself crocheting again – and loving it!

So, I entered this competition without much forethought.  I was in the throws of getting prepared for an expo and the sessions i was to teach.  the email announcing this competition came in from a friend, but with mere hours to decide on my participation!  my brain was too full and i knew i’d never get back to thinking about it – so i just signed up.  all done, i’d deal with the consequenses later.

i returned from expo with a ‘secret dossier’ in my inbox.  the information of my target for my mission: crochet hat.  yes, secret information for my target’s eventual ‘death by yarn’!   the actual pattern for said weapon would be revealed in another 2 days.  this is the weapon that would bring sweet death to my target and others.  and eventually me.

i spent the first 2 hours after receiving the weapon information pouring over yarns.  what to use?  what to use?  and at the end of that 2 hours, I opened my email – only to discover one frantic crocheter who had already finished her hat!  YIKES!  they move that fast? Yes, Yes they do!  i got into gear and started work.  I’d already promised minime a visit to the movies, so i loaded my weapon and the tools to make it, along with a booklight and we headed to a viewing of “wall-e”.  sitting far back into the theater, I pulled out my yarn, hook and booklight and went to work.  I didn’t finish it in 2 hours – but by saturday morning, I was ready to start packing and mailing.

Off it went – to my target a mere 10-15 miles away.  A week would go by before my own sweet demise.  Death arrived in the form of a grey wool hat – with a bag of smarties!  yum!!!

The game is much fun – and if you are a fiber crafter – crochet or knit, it’s worth checking out!

Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm  Comments (1)  

catch up…

oh, i’m so sorry for not posting a birthday update!  i really meant to – but, well – it was birthday week!

just as a follow-up to all the goodies i got from Dragonfly Artisans – I got more!!  belfry made an extra special tote bag for me.  it’s extra big, so i can tote around not only my crafting, but a book (or two – or more), a small purse, a water bottle, and anything else i can think of stuffing in it.  did i mention that it has a Hidden Mickey on it?  Ok, it’s not exactly “hidden” – it is, afterall, a pretty big Mickey shape, square in the middle of the bag.  oh, so cool!

i also received from belfry my very own little cupcake!  i’ve been giving crocheted cupcakes to friends for most of this year.  actually, i think belfry was the very first person to recieve one back in february!  so – YAY!! – I’ve got my own, too!

it was also minime’s birthday last week.  we celebrated at the beach with a few friends and had a glorious time with some of THE best cupcakes ever!  DH winced at the price – but not a soul at the party (ok, the moms, since the kids got ‘kid’ cupcakes) turned away from eating one!  i justified it by saying they were for *my* birthday! heehee

belfry also made minime her very own craft tote.  It’s embroidered with her initial and she LOVES it.  along with it, came a wool/felt crown – also embroidered with her initial.  also well loved.

add to this, oddsoxx made a darling wand and dyed silk for mini and soap offered up an entire bag full of yarns!  ah, minime can stay out of my burgeoning well-stocked supply!

thank you dragonfly artisans, for loving us so…

DH also took me to lunch on my birthday!  wow!  that was a HUGE treat since hubby’s allergies prevent him from enjoying non-organic food.  for full disclosure, our initial plan was to visit the new organic restaurant.  but as we queried the menu & cook – we found it wasn’t organic enough for DH.  so, we had to settle for something else.  i enjoyed it THOROUGHLY!  heehee  And considering DH dabbled with a bit of this, i’d say his ‘lunch’ wasn’t all that bad either!

special note:  one day i shall create enough space on my computer so that i may upload all of the photos i take so that i can share them with you.  until then, please allow your imagination to fill in any blank visual spaces in my post…

Published in: on July 15, 2008 at 6:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Happy Birthday America! ooh – and me…

Just a short note to wish the country a very Happy Birthday !

Fireworks by Grucci

While I’m at it – I’ll share a few things that I recently received for MY birthday (which is still 3 days away)…

flowers from sio

flowers from sio

soap from ph

soap from ph

lotion from shenanigans

lotion from shenanigans

thank you dragonfly artisans for such luscious goodies!! it makes having a birthday fun. i think i shall celebrate ALL month long!

if you are celebrating today – please have loads of fun.  but please be safe, i want you all to be around for a long time.

-me

Published in: on July 4, 2008 at 10:54 am  Comments (1)