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Ten Great Valentines’ Day Gifts from Etsy Sellers

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There are just a couple of weeks left until Valentine’s Day!  Here are some of my favourite Valentine’s presents and cards from the amazing creators on Etsy.  Don’t forget to check out the shop links too as each has many more wonderful items on offer.

Needle Felted Penguin with Heart by Scratchcraft

Needle Felted Penguin by Scratchcraft

Oh just look at this adorable little penguin, clutching his little red heart.  Guaranteed to melt anyone’s heart.

He is a needlefelt creation from the amazing ScratchCraft – I confess I have spent a LOT of time admiring the products in this great shop.

There are other, equally adorable penguins on offer (check out the one with a camera, so cute).  But if you are not into penguins (why?!?) then perhaps the perfect little owls would be more your thing.  Or even a moose!

These fantastic needlefelt critters are so full of character and very reasonably priced too!  What are you waiting for?  Check out ScratchCraft now :)

Felted Penguin with Heart from Scratchcraft on Etsy

Macrame Heart Wall Hanging by RetoDecor

Macrame Heart Wall Art by RetoDecorMacrame is very on trend right now, and this beautiful macrame heart wall art is bang up to date – and so romantic!  What a perfect Valentine’s gift.   With a sparkly red ring and natural cotton yarn it is would be a charming addition to any home.

Margo of RetoDecor has many other beautiful macrame decor pieces in her delightful shop, including variations of the heart design.  I love the unusual wine bottle holders, how fun!  And if seeing all her stunning creations has given you an urge to get knotting, she also has a photo tutorial to make a pretty “flower of life” hanging decor piece.

Macrame Heart Wall Art by RetoDecor on Etsy

I Pick You – Personalized Guitar Pick by PersonalBlessings

Personalized Guitar Pick Keychain by PersonalBlessingsGive him or her this cute aluminum guitar pick key chain from PersonalBlessings and you know they will pick you, it would be rude not to!  You can choose the font and what symbol is used on the pick too.

PersonalBlessings have many more keychains in their well-stocked shop, in various shapes and with lots of different personalization options.  There literally is something for everyone here!

Personalized Guitar Pick Keychain by PersonalBlessings on Etsy

Valentine’s Apron by ArtyApronsAndSuch

Valentine Apron by ArtyApronsAndSuch

Is there anything more romantic than this gorgeous “Julie” apron from ArtyApronsAndSuch? I doubt it!

In a Valentine pink and red colour scheme, featuring hearts and more hearts, this apron is perfect for cooking up some lurve this February 14th.

Marcia of ArtyApronsAndSuch has many other darling aprons on offer in her colourful Etsy shop.  As well as bibs and bags too.  All are handmade in beautiful fabrics, with obvious care and attention to detail.  Definitely worth checking this one out!

Valentines Apron by ArtyApronsAndSuch on Etsy

Matchbox Rose Bouquets by sho3ux Matchbox Rose Bouquet by shop3xu

Stand by for the cutest alternative to a regular Valentine’s card – a tiny bouquet of paper roses in a real matchbox..complete with a label for you to declare your love.  You can even have an optional message scroll tucked in the box, adorable.

Brooklyn based store shop3xu have many other darling little matchbox cards, to cover all occasions.  Some are funny, some sweet and some romantic.  All are really cute.

What a great idea to bring a smile to someone’s face this Valentines.

Matchbox Rose Bouquet from shop3xu on Etsy

Miniature Valentine’s Cake in Box by FieldofDollsStudio

Miniature Valentine Cake by FieldofDollsStudio

Make sure that your dolls get to celebrate Valentine’s day too with this adorable miniature frosted cake from FieldofDollsStudio.  A red velvet cake with pink frosting and a jolly red heart, in a tiny pink bakery box – perfect for the dollshouse but also works as an individual cake for a larger doll too.

Anne from FieldofDollsStudio has lots of lovely items for your dolls and dolls houses.  With a wide range of yummy looking miniature food, and a wonderful selection of accessories for those of us who collect Breyer model horses.  Gallop over to her shop!

Miniature Valentine’s Cake in Box by FieldofDollsStudio on Etsy

Little Pink Knitted Bear by ViolaSueKnits

Knitted Bear by ViolaSueKntsYou have no doubt heard of love at first sight – and this is exactly what I felt when I saw this teeny little pink and white Valentine bear from ViolaSueKnits!  Just 3 inches tall, made from mohair and faux fur, fully jointed and unbelievably adorable!

But if pink and white bears are not your thing (seriously??) then Viola has loads of other adorable little critters to charm you in her delightful Etsy shop.

Want to make your own Valentine’s present?  She also has patterns so you can knit up a cute little creation yourself!  Bears, bunnies, sheep, cats and more.  Fuzzy adorableness!

Knitted Bear by ViolaSueKnits on Etsy

Valentine’s Frame by NidasDesigns

Valentine's Frame by NidasDesigns

Just look at this cute little personalized picture frame – what a great Valentine’s day gift for the one you love.  Hand painted by Nida of London based Etsy shop, NidaDesigns.  You can even have a name or date added so it is extra special.

Nida’s motto is “A perfect gift for all your loved ones.. when feelings matter!” and indeed her handmade, personalized and unique gifts are great for all occasions.  I love the black kitten wall clock, so cute.  Her personalized wall hangers would make such wonderful gifts for family members – do check them out.

Valentine’s Frame by NidasDesigns on Etsy

Be My Valentine Felt Flowers by thejelybeanstudio

Valentine Felt Flowers by thejellybeanstudio

Are you making a gift for your Valentine?  Or perhaps a card?  Then these adorable little handmade felt flowers from thejellybeanstudio might be the perfect embellishment.

You will get three 1.5″ multi-layered flowers which can be used in so many ways.

Fiona has a packed shop full of beautiful handmade embellishments and accents for anyone who enjoys creating or adding a little handmade touch to things.  From adorable planner clips to confetti hearts, this very professional Scottish shop is definitely worth checking out.

Be My Valentine Felt Flowers by thejelybeanstudio

Bacon and Egg Valentine’s Card by groovygoose

Bacon and Egg Valentine's Card by GroovyGoose

Looking for a Valentine’s day card for your loved one?  Want something modern, amusing but definitely romantic?  How about this charming Bacon and Egg card from snazzy Australian designer, Heidi of groovygoose!

She has other Valentine’s day cards on offer, if bacon and egg ain’t ya thing, as well as lots of other greetings cards, stationery, party things, invites, wall art prints and more – all in her beautiful, original style.  Check out the hipster fox, adorable.

Bacon and Egg Valentine’s Card by groovygoose on Etsy

Eight Unusual Christmas Gifts from Etsy Sellers

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Wondering what to get that difficult-to-buy-for Uncle for Christmas this year?  How about awkward Auntie Agnes?  And as for cousin “I have everything I want already” Clara?!?

Let’s face it, some people are much harder to buy for than others.  So here are eight unusual, but cool! present ideas from the amazing sellers on Etsy.  Check out their full shops for even more great pressie ideas. (more…)

Ten Great Christmas Gifts for Teens from Etsy Sellers

Christmas Gifts For Teens

 

Let’s face it, some members of the family can be a bit trickier to buy presents for than others.  And teenagers are often one of the trickiest to buy for.  You don’t want to insult them with something they consider too childish.. but they definitely do want fun stuff.  So to give you a bit of inspiration, here are ten fantastic handmade items from talented sellers on Etsy, especially for those teens in your life.

Christmas Corgi iPhone Case by kiwihen Corgi iPhone Case by kiwihen

A mobile phone is one of the most important possessions of today’s teens.  And having a phone that looks great is a must.  These adorable corgi themed phone cases from kiwihn are real show-stoppers.

They are available for the iPhone 5, 5S, 6, 6 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6.  With 6 different colour options on offer (I love the tri color corgi on the green background the most!) they are bound to bring a smile to the recipient’s face.

Kiwihn has many other wonderful designs in her beautiful shop.  Maybe an alpaca phone case is more your teen’s style?  From sushi to flamingos, pugs to pizza and foxes to watermelons, this shop offers a wonderful range of phone cases, all in a kiwihen‘s unique style.

Corgi iPhone Case from kiwihn on Etsy

 

Personalized Sterling Silver Charm Pendant by DM Charm Co

Personalized Silver Necklace by DMCharmCoThis stunning sterling silver charm pendant has just the right balance of classy and cool.  DM Charm Co can add any word (up to 8 or 9 characters) so it doesn’t have to be a name.  Perhaps a significant date, or a special family word?  The charm comes complete with a sterling silver chain and you can even add a birthstone dangle for just a few dollars more.

DM Charm Co offer a wide range of other personalized silver items too, including guitar picks and key chains.  Maybe something there for the discerning teenage gentleman in your family?

The shop has been on Etsy for three years and has many sales and glowing reviews – buy with confidence from Daphne :)

Personalized sterling silver charm pendant from DM Charm Co on Etsy

Custom Leather Guitar Strap by TheLeatherSmithy

Custom Guitar Strap by TheLeatherSmithy

Now here is something very special for a music mad teenager.  Lauren from The Leather Smithy will create a fantastic hand-tooled leather guitar strap for you.  There are numerous options and Lauren invites you to contact her to discuss exactly what you would like.  What a unique present!

The Leather Smithy is a well stocked shop with many different designs of guitar straps, dog collars, bracelets and more on offer.  She even has a custom archery quiver!  Admire the beautiful pictures and just imagine how wonderful these hand-tooled items will look in real life.. I bet they smell great too!

If you are looking for something truly unique for any member of the family this Christmas, then this could be the shop to check out.

Custom Leather Guitar Strap from The Leather Smithy on Etsy

Fairy Tote Bag by ArteRo

Fairy Tote Bag by ArteRo

This beautiful fairy girl will be hand painted on to a sturdy tote bag when you buy from ArteRo this Christmas.  So your teen could soon be walking around sporting her very own piece of original artwork, she is sure to get a lot of attention and be the envy of her friends.

Roberta from ArteRo has a charming shop full of her beautiful artwork.  How about a gorgeous, original book mark for your favourite book worm?  Or a colourful artprint to brighten a room.  Roberta’s art is fresh and exciting, combining olde-world fantasy with modern styles and materials.  Seriously stunning stuff and at such great prices too!

Fairy Tote Bag from ArteRo on Etsy

Personalized Cat Name Stamp by Remarkable Marks

Personalized Cat Stamp by Remarkable Marks

Stationery is very on trend right now and this adorable cat themed personal rubber stamp is bound to be a big hit for a trendy teen present.  Remarkable Marks will personalize with the name of your choice, making this stamp ideal for use in journals, envelopes, card making or just labelling up what is “mine get your paws off”.

The stamp also has a great glittery custom mount making it a gift that will be treasured.

Tamara from Remarkable Marks has many, many more designs in her exciting store.  Lots more fun name stamps, but also some really classy address stamps too, love them.

With 5 years Etsy experience and a friendly proof system (to be sure you get exactly what you want on your stamp!), Remarkable Marks is well worth checking out.  And this is a shop that offers lots of great Christmas shopping possibilities, for a wide range of family members.. or how about just treating yourself?  I bet there is something in your world that would be much better for a personalized kitty stamp on it 😉

Personalized cat stamps from Remarkable Marks on Etsy

Cute Owls Hand Painted Silk Scarf by SilkScarvesPOLGANI

Silk Owl Scarf by SilkScarvesPOLGANI

Just look at this adorable owl scarf! What a stunning present for a fashion conscious teen this Christmas.  Olga from SilkScarvesPOLGANI hand paints her scarfs using skillful techniques to bring you unique products that will appeal to a wide range of ages.  The scarf is 100% Habotai silk and signed by the artist.

SilkScarvesPOLGANI offer many other beautiful scarves in their Etsy store.  As well as other owl themed ones (love the owls!) there are also vibrant floral themes, butterflies, rainbows, adorable cats and many more.  These gorgeous wearable works of art would make great presents for any of the ladies in your life.

And Olga has a friendly returns policy, so you can buy with confidence (she knows you won’t want to return your beautiful scarf, of course!)

Cute Owl Silk Scarf from SilkScarvesPOLGANI on Etsy

Men’s Satchel Bag by Crafty Calista

Men's Satchel Bag by Crafty Calista

Having just the right bag is a big deal for many teen lads. It needs to be big enough to hold the important things and must definitely not look like a girly handbag!  Oh yes, and it has to be cool too.

This handsome messenger bag from Crafty Calista fits the bill perfectly.  Handmade with quality vinyl for lastability and sporting an eye-catching design on the flap, in a hot trending orange and black colour scheme.  The bag is big enough to fit his essentials, including an iPad, and is worn cross-body which means it is easy to carry even when full.  And don’t forget that because this is a handmade product, your lad will have something very special that his friends won’t have!

Calista from Crafty Calista has other equally attractive messenger bags on offer in her Etsy store.  As well as other designs for the chaps, there are also some stunners for the ladies too.  Now is your chance to carry a very special handmade bag and attract many admiring glances as you do so.  And don’t forget that Calista has a super confident 30 day money back guarantee, so you know she stands by the quality of these beautiful pieces.

Men’s Satchel Messenger Bag from Crafty Calista on Etsy

Customized Leather Journal by AnnaKisArt

Personalized Leather Journal by AnnaKisArt

Journals are really big right now so when you present your favourite teenager with this stunning leather clad journal, complete with her initial on the front, she is bound to be thrilled.

This burgundy journal, or notebook from AnnaKisArt is 240 pages long and features bronze hearts and corners.  Choose the initial for the glass domed centre piece and this stunning journal will make an ideal, and very special Christmas gift.

Anna of AnnaKisArt has lots of other equally gorgeous journals and photo albums in her shop, all featuring beautiful leather covers with hand painting or embellishments to make them stand out from the crowd.  She also has some really amazing pieces of artwork, again painted onto leather, both unusual and stunningly beautiful.

Customized Leather Journal from AnnaKisArt on Etsy

Steampunk Watch by dganin

Steampunk Watch by dganin

My son came into the room as I was looking at this watch on Etsy and started going “Wow, wow”, which I took to mean he agrees with me that this is something which I bet any teenage guy would be more than thrilled to receive!

This incredible steampunk style wrist watch from dganin features an unusual two dial clock plus a compass and thermometer.   This is one very, very special watch!

dganin have many other, equally amazing watches in their exciting Etsy store (designs for both men and women).  The hard part would be deciding which watch to buy from your teen, they are all remarkable and bound to be a big hit on Christmas morning.  Don’t forget the older men in your life too, what chap wouldn’t want to sport a watch that his friends will be envious of?

Steampunk watch from dganin on Etsy

Reading Magnet Set by heart and willow

ReadingMagnet Set by heartandwillow

Looking for a little stocking filler for a discerning teenager?  These on trend reading themed magnets from heartandwillow could be just the ticket.

Professionally made one inch magnets, each with an upbeat reading-related quote.  Ideal for use with a magnetic board, on the fridge or stuck on a bedroom radiator (which is where I stuck loads of magnets when I was a teen).  They come in a smart little tin, but you could even split up the set to use as cracker gifts or tiny presents too.  Make your family bookworms smile :)

heartandwillow have over 300 magnet sets, pendants, pocket mirrors and bookmarks on offer, so there is bound to be something to suit your teens – as well as many other family members too.  Check out the Winter Penguin magnets, they are my favourite.

Reading Magnet set from heartandwillow on Etsy

 

 

Etsy Shop Critique and Review – now available

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After a lot of preparation and research I am finally able to offer the Tin Teddy Shop Critique and Review for Etsy shop owners.

I will look over your shop in detail, looking at all areas including your product range and prices.

You will receive a professionally formatted, multipage document in both .DOCX (Microsoft W0rd) and .PDF formats – other formats available if required.

My aim is to offer genuinely useful, practical advice.  I will not just say what I think could be changed but explain how to actually change it – something that I know many sellers want rather than a simple critique.

The report will include illustrations  such as photos and screenshots. These will not be used to “flesh out” the report but where I think they are genuinely useful.

There will also be links to items in your shop (so you can be sure which I am talking about, these are usable if you have printed out the report too), links to Etsy policies or guidelines where required and links to tutorials, blog posts and resources that I think could be of use to you.

For more information see the Etsy listing for the Tin Teddy Etsy Shop Critique & Review.

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10 Great Handmade Halloween Gifts for your Pets – from Etsy sellers

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Here are ten of my favourite Halloween goodies for cats, dogs and other pets, from the talented sellers of Etsy.

From elegant bow ties to funky houses and from amazing treat storage to dinosaur outfits, here are some great ideas for spooky treats for your furry friends this Halloween.

After all, why should they be left out of the fun?

Catnip Kicker Cat Toy by The Wobbly Cat

Catnip Kicker by The Wobbly CatWhat an adorable cat nip toy for the puss who has (nearly) everything.  Two organic cat nip kickers, in an adorable pouch.  And here is the real “kicker”.. the pouch can be personalized with your cat’s name.  How posh is that?

The Wobbly Cat also has some really cute, personalized Halloween themed cat pillows and you can even pick up your puss’s Christmas stocking whilst you are at it.

This California-based shop ships world wide and has a great customer-friendly returns policy.  So why hasn’t your cat got a personalized catnip pouch all of their very own?

The Wobbly Cat on Etsy

“Trick of Treat” Halloween Dog Bandana by BabiesNBarks

Trick of Treat Bandana by BabiesNBarks

Your dog could look super smart for Halloween in this snazzy “Trick or Treat” traditional tie-on bandana from Californian seller, Katie of BabiesNBarks.

It is available in different sizes so you can be sure that you get one to fit.  Katie can even make a custom size just for your furry friend.

BabiesNBarks has nearly one hundred different bandanas, bibs, burp cloths and baby blankets – yes things for babies, and dogs (bet you guessed that from the shop name, didn’t you?).  All are beautifully made and there are lots of halloween items on offer.  I love the Halloween baby pillowcase dresses.

BabiesNBarks on Etsy

Hocus Pocus Halloween Pet Bedding by Comfy Pet Pads

Hocus Pocus Dog Bed by ComfyPetPads

After a hard day’s trick or treating (or chasing next door’s cat) a dog needs somewhere to crash, and at Halloween time he would prefer a nice themed dog bed!  Luckily this jolly Hocus Pocus dog bed from Comfy Pet Pads is available to solve this very problem.

Your dog will love to settle down on the soft fleece.. and you will appreciate that it is machine washable!

Jeannie from Comfy Pet Pads has a wide range of dog bets, pads, pet blankets and pouches, in a really amazing range of beautiful designs.  Whatever your furry friends (or you) are into, they probably have something that will be right up your street.

And guess what?  Jeannie can make a custom creation just for you.

Comfy Pet Pads at Etsy

Dinosaur Dog Costume by Ruff Around Edges

RuffAroundEdges Dog CostmeEven the cutest dog sometimes secretly wants to be all big and scary.  And in this wonderful dinosaur costume from Ruff Around Edges, he can be.  Of course, you mustn’t tell him that he really looks very adorable and not scary at all too.

Ruff Around Edges (what a brilliant name!) also offer the dinosaur outfit in a cheerful blue, and have a great Jack O Lantern costume too.  They also have other dog costumes, coats and even doggy “spankies” (diapers for dogs).

Ruff Around Edges at Etsy

Squeaker Cthulhu Dog Toy by Cherry Willow

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What self-respecting dog would not want a squeaker Cthulhu toy of their very own this Halloween?  Well, they are in luck as that is exactly what Cherry Willow has for sale in her lovely Etsy shop.

Sure, he is probably more cute than scary, but I bet your dog will love him.  You can even choose from a range of colours in case your pet prefers his halloween monsters in a particular shade.

Cherry Willow has many other beautifully made dog and cat toys available, including a catnip pumpkin and candy corn dog squeakers.  There are also lots of great Christmas items too, if you are starting your shopping nice and early this year.

Cherry Willow at Etsy

 

 Pumpkin Igloo Cover by The Homespun Loft

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This is such a clever idea!  Does your guinea pig, hedgehog, ferret or other small animal sleep in one  of those plastic igloos?  If so, why not treat him or her to a funky fleecy pumpkin cover for it!  Suddenly that boring old plastic looks a heck of a lot smarter.. and more seasonal too.

The Homespun Loft has a huge range of wonderful snuggly items for small pets.  From cute little fleece sleeping bags for hamsters to amazing castles for the hedgehog or guinea pig who deserves to live like a king (or queen).

They even sell things for humans too.  Really nice things.  But mostly for the pets.  They have their priorities right :-)

The Homespun Loft at Etsy

 Custom Designed K-9 Treat Jar for “Howloween” by Happy Dog Hydrants

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Wow, this is something very exciting and different.  Your dog could have his or her very own hydrant styled dog treat jar.  And this one is spooky halloween themed, in a snazzy orange.

If Halloween ain’t your scene (why are you reading this article? hehe) then you might want to choose from the wide range of other themes and colours of hydrant available.  Your dog could even have one with their name on it!

Happy Dog Hydrant say “Don’t hide your pet’s treats away! NOW you can keep them within easy reach! ” You definitely will not want to hide these unique treat jars, they will be a fantastic talking point.  Store your dog’s treats in style this Halloween.

Happy Dog Hydrants at Etsy

Candy Corn Bow Tie by Tuna Wear Pets

Candy Corn Bow Tie by Tuna Wear Pets

I say!  What does a doggy have to do to get some Halloween treats around here?  I put my super-smart candy corn bow tie on just for the occasion.  You know I look the biz.

And your dog can look the biz too in this extra posh Halloween neck wear from Tuna Wear Pets.

This elegant shop offers a very wide range of bow ties (and other accessories) for your four legged friend.  Surely a shop for the more discerning pooch.

Check out the pictures in this shop, you will not regret it :-)

Tuna Wear Pets at Etsy

Halloween Dog Dress Sewing Pattern by Sofi and Friends

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There is still time to make a unique Halloween outfit for your dog, and this gorgeous pattern from Sofi and Friends will ensure that your pooch is the talk of the town this spooky season.

Your sewing pattern is sent via email and includes all the information you need to stitch up a spooky doggy dress.

And with over 300 patterns to choose from in the shop, you are bound to find exactly the one for you (and your furry friend).  Definitely a shop worth checking out.

Oh, and isn’t little Sofia adorable?

Sofi and Friends at Etsy

Halloween Cat Collar by 5 Tall Tails

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Naturally your cat will want to look her best this Halloween, especially when she is out and about chasing all those ghosties and goblins.  Pop this handsome collar on her and she will be the envy of her feline friends.

The Halloween Cat Collar from 5 Tall Tails features pumpkins, bats and black cats and is a “breakaway” style for safety.    Plus there are loads more designs to choose from if your cat is fussy (and we all know that cats usually are).  Oh, there are also lots of lovely dog collars too.  Check out the Christmas range whilst you are there, and have the smartest pets this festive season.

5 Tall Tails at Etsy

10 Fantastic Handmade Halloween Gifts

Halloween is now becoming quite a popular holiday here in the UK.  Lots of people have spooky parties (and why not!) and more and more are putting up a few decorations or sending a Halloween card or two.

Here are ten fun gifts from talented Etsy sellers that may be just what you are looking for this spooky season.  Whether to give to someone close, or to keep all for yourself, check out these ghoulish gift ideas.  All these shops are based in the UK.

Felt Halloween Decorations – Michelle GoodFeltHalloweenDecsMichelleGood

These pure wool felt decorations are so cute and would look great around the house at Halloween – or even hanging on your bag!

With 12 different designs to choose from (I particularly love that cheeky cat) each member of the family can have their very own.

Made from pure wool felt and handmade by Michelle, these will be Halloween treasures to bring out year after year.

And they start at a very un-frightening £4 each.

Michelle’s shop features many other cute decorations as well as the high quality felt and supplies she uses – so you can make your very own felties.

MichelleGood Handmade Heaven on Etsy

 

Pumpkin Earrings – WhereTheWeirdThingsR©Wheretheweirdthingr

Nothing says Halloween like a Jack O Lantern, and these cheerful earrings will be great to wear for the spooky season.

Featuring a shiny orange “Jack” and black glass faceted beads they are both elegant and fun.

There is also a matching charm bracelet if you want to show your full Halloweeny style.

Ash, the owner of Where The Weird Things R, has a fantastic range of unusual items in his Etsy shop.  I do love the purple rat necklace, that is very different and would make an amazing talking point.  Or perhaps you are more into her fantastic one of a kind polymer clay bottles.

WhereTheWeirdThingsR on Etsy

 

Bat-Tastic Halloween Cat Collar – MogsTogs©MogsTogs @ Etsy

The furry members of the household may want to join in the Halloween fun too!

This fantastic cat collar is both safe for your kitty, and creepy-cute as well.

The collar has a breakaway buckle to protect your cat when she is out hunting for ghost mice and birds.  There is also a removable jingly bell – if you prefer that she doesn’t actually catch those ghosties.

And the cheerful orange bat webbing, with cute little silver coloured bat charm will ensure that Puss will look her best this Halloween.

Rachel, the owner of Mogs Togs, has lots of other snazzy collars for your cat friends too.  Whether your kitty likes sweet, sophisticated, bright or gothy there is bound to be a collar to suit her (and we all know that cats are super fussy about these things).

MogsTogs at Etsy

 

Crochet Baby Booties – Edita Edituke© Editaedituke @ Etsy

These cute little pumpkin booties will guarantee that your Halloween pictures of baby will look adorable.

Beautifully crocheted in pumpkin orange with cute little green leafy trims and soles they are bright and cheerful.

They are ready to ship and fit babies of 3 to 6 months.

Edita has lots of other lovely booties in her Etsy shop, so your baby can have the perfect footwear for all occasions.

EditaEdituke at Etsy

Needle Felted Pumpkins – Candyfleece©CandyFleece @ Etsy

Three little needle felted pumpkins that look super realistic!  Perfect for your Halloween decorating, or how about as photo props for collector’s dolls and bears?

The biggest pumpkin is 3″  in diameter (8cms) and the smallest is 2″ (6cm).

Lovingly made from merino wool, these are classy little decorations that would soon become a traditional family favourite.

Dina of Candyfleece also sells a wonderful range of fuzzy little rat characters – but these are definitely not vermin!  They are super cute and full of  personality.  The biggest problem would be deciding which one you love the most.

Candyfleece at Etsy

Cuddly Bat Sewing Pattern – GrumbleCaveMonsters©GrumbleCaveMonsters

He is small, fuzzy and far too cute to be really spooky, but this little bat would be a great addition to anyone’s Halloween celebrations.

This is a pattern to make your own bats, so you can create them in all colours and have your own colony!  (The collective word for a group of bats, I checked.)  And as the templates are digital, you can print them at different sizes too! The bat is a nice 10 inches tall he can be hand sewn or you can use a machine.

Kim of Grumble Cave Monsters has a wonderful range of  fuzzy monster patterns (love the yetis!) as well as some unusual plush constellation toys – ideal for the astronomer in the family.

GrumbleCaveMonsters at Etsy

Halloween Cross Stitch Pattern – RedBearDesign ©RedBearDesigns

There is still time to create your own cross stitched Halloween decoration and this cute and cheerful pattern from RedBearDesign could be just the ticket.

Featuring a happy witch, ghosts, pumpkins, bats and tombstones this is classic Halloween.

This is a nice, easy design to stitch so ideal for the newer crafter.  Worked on 14 count aida or similar, this design will fit perfectly in a 6″ hoop.

RedBearDesigns have a great range of original, fun cross stitch patterns, including other Halloween designs, and some fantastic Christmas patterns.

RedBearDesign at Etsy

Halloween Glitter Wine Glasses – GLITTERandCHIC14©GlitterandChic14

This set of six cheerful, glittery glasses are just the thing to serve up the blood, I mean wine! at your Halloween party.

Three are neon orange and feature a little spider and his web and three are deathly black with lititle ghosties flying around.

Glitter and Chic offer other designs of their attractive glitter glasses as well as some delightfully old-fashioned looking bunting.

GLITTERandCHIC14 at Etsy

Halloween Party Invitation – designbydetail© DesignByDetail

This fabulous, chalkboard style invitation could be the perfect way to summon your guests to a spooky party.

Featuring wonderful font choices and a traditional black and orange colour scheme, these invites are both classy and fun.

The invite is digital, and will come to you in both PDF and JPG formats, all ready for you to print as many as you need.

Matthew of designbydetail has a large range of other invites and similar stationery in his attractive Etsy shop – including lots of other Halloween ones.

designbydetail at Etsy

Halloween Cookie Pops – NilaHolden©NilaHolden

And of course you will want something suitable to munch at Halloween and these scrummy looking Halloween cookies by Nila Holden are just the biscuit!

Eight frighteningly good cookie pops are included, each individually wrapped for freshness.

Nila trained at the world renowned Squires School and Peggy Porschen Academy  and has a wonderful range of tasty treats for different occasions in her Etsy shop.

NilaHolden at Etsy

 

All images are copyright of the shop owners and used here with their permission.

Etsy Shop – Beautiful quilts from HandmadeByElaine33

HandmadeByElaine33 Quilt
This entry is part 1 of an on-going series of Etsy Shop Feature

[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] P [/dropcap]atchwork quilts have been a cozy bedroom staple for centuries, and it is wonderful that we can still get beautiful hand made quilts today.

This month’s featured Etsy Shop is HandmadeByElaine33.

Elaine lives in a little house in historic Nottingham, England, nestled in beautiful Sherwood Forest (yes, the one that Robin Hood was nestled in too).  From here she produces stunning patchwork quilts featuring traditional piecing patterns, environmentally friendly wadding, hand stitching and exciting mixtures of fabric designs.

What really sets Elaine’s creations apart is her amazing wealth of inspiration and influence from all over the world.

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Working as an archaeologist gives Elaine exciting opportunities to travel the globe, discovering a world of inspiration, colour and design.  As she says “Each and every place I’ve ever been has left its mark, indelibly, on my soul, and that rich and vibrant source of inspiration shines through in everything I create.

I particularly like her Japanese inspired quilts.  Utilizing a delicious mix of Japanese fabrics and elements from folk tales and art, these quilts are real showstoppers.  I love how they also have that desirable old-fashioned feel that gives quilts such charm.

Find the quilt that calls to you

Elaine’s beautiful shop on Etsy features a range of her quilts, which she makes to order.  Her listings give lots of information on the inspiration behind each quilt, how they are made and details of the quality materials she uses.

Mixing machine sewing for strength and hand stitching for details, Elaine creates each quilt herself – and of course this means every quilt is unique.  These will become true heirlooms to hand down through the generations.

Unique fabrics for unique creations

Elaine also has a large range of beautiful hand dyed cotton fat quarters for those of you who like to make your own fabric creations.  They are pre-washed and ready for use, and come with full care instructions, a very nice touch.

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Elaine is happy to ship all over the world and accepts Paypal, credit cards (via Etsy’s secure Direct Checkout) and Etsy gift cards.

All pictures on this page are copyright © Elaine @ HandmadeByElaine33 and used with her permission.

Link to HandmadeByElaine33 on Etsy

TTHandmadebyElaine33Pic4My quilts are influenced and inspired not only by my travels all over the world, but also by my passion for history. Inspiration comes in all forms … from my epic road trip along the original Route 66 (up to my neck in ’50s Americana kitsch!) to my travels by bullet train across Japan (where ancient culture and architecture meet hi-tech neon glitz) to excavating a roman town in distinctly Eastern-Bloc Bulgaria … it all works through my brain to influence my quilting choices!