Friday, June 27, 2008

Red Hot Mamas Weekend Scavenger Hunt!

Come Play and WIN!!

Click on the picture or here....


Thursday, June 26, 2008

American Pride

I have a few new items in my shop this week. The first item is a Business Card Cozy. This cozy is full of American Pride. Made in the USA!!!!! Just in time for 4th of July Celebrations.

American Pride Business Card Cozy

I also have a new handbag style that is Made in the USA!!! This is a draw string handbag. Carry this around all your 4th of July celebrations to show how much you LOVE the USA!!!!

American Pride Handbag

So head on over to my shop Handmade by Andrea Baker. This set is going to look Fabulous on you.

MOTHER Glass Marble Bracelet

Mothers always have a way of making things better, if it is a boo boo or just giving you a pick-me-up so why not show them how much you care with this awesome glass marble bracelet that spells MOTHER.

This 1/2" to 3/4" size glass marbles are on a silverplated 7 inch bracelet form with clasp. What I love most is that each marble magnifies the letter behind it which makes it just pop! The letters are made to look distressed.

Want your own custom word bracelet? No problem, you can choose six letters! It is very lightweight and easy to put on, even if you have long nails!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Some fun birthday ideas

For a fun birthday party idea- make each kid a superhero. For my nephews birthday party my sister wanted to do something fun for the kids but that can be used again after the party- so each kid got their very own superhero cape and utility belt. The capes are personalized for each kid, my son Adam was the Atom bomb and my daughter Megan was Flower Power.

The utility belts have little felt characters that are removable- they are attached using velcro. The belts tie around the kids waist using ribbon. The back of the cape has their superhero logo appliqued to the back and you can add an initial or leave it blank. Also instead of having the capes tie around the neck- arm attachments have been added.

A fun blast for the kids plus it helps wear them out from all the flying around the room they do. :o)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sardana Creations

As I was reading through the comments on my latest Treasury before it expires today, an avatar caught my eye. So, of course I went to check out the shop. Low and behold, the shop owner is one of our new members of FAM! Here are a couple of pieces for SardanaCreations's Shop.

I love this gorgeous lavender beadwoven bracelet which truly is a one of a kind!

She is also very clever! What a great idea to include different charms for this adorable bracelet!

If you would like to see more of SardanaCreations beautiful work, click HERE.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Snowflake Factor!

It is said that no two snowflakes are the same. Each and every snowflake has its own unique pattern and design, separating it from all other snowflakes. It is individual, special and fabulous.
That's what I think of when I think of the of the FAM teams handmade items - individual - special - one of a kind!

No matter which shop from our team you wander through you are bound to find something gorgeous for either someone you love or yourself that is like no other. There is no mass production here just Fabulous Artistic Moms creating unique items for sale through their Etsy shops. Lots of our FAM team members would be more than happy to work with you on a custom order to further guarantee that individuality of what it is you desire.

These are just a sprinkling of the 'Snowflake Factor' custom items you could have:

~ With the Antique Basket Lady you can create your own Mini Wallet. This little case is ideal to stash business cards, receipts, extra cash, driver's license, credit cards...Great as a gift...and add a gift card.

~ With Bam Designs you and your little one together can create a personalized T-shirt. What can be better than letting your child design their own birthday t shirt? They can pick the colors of the train, add their name and even their age to this fun birthday shirt.

~ With Handmade by Andrea Baker you can create your own apron as individual as you. Are you selling at a craft show? Do you work at a restaurant? Are you a gardener? Love to cook? Are you a crafter? This is the perfect apron for you. This apron would make a great gift for a friend or family member as well.

And these two items I'm excitedly waiting to arrive in the mail - both custom created along side the Fabulous Artistic Moms who hand make them.

~ With Melanie's Crafts you too can have a Personalized Fairy Ornament. An ornament with your child's name on it - you can't get much more of the 'Snowflake Factor'.

~ With luv4sams you can create Custom Atlas Map City or Town Button Magnets. Have a favorite destination that you'd like to collect souvenirs from? here is the the greatest thing... atlas map magnets! These also make a great gift if you have loved ones that travel alot. You get 7 magnets total - so you can pick any seven (7) city or town in a US atlas.

The possibilities for your own "Snowflake Factor' item are endless when it come to handmade and especially when it's from a unique group like the Fabulous Artistic Moms!

FAM Specialty Member Directory V

Valerie's Gallery : felted treasures
* Pottery
* Bowls
* Booties
* Balls
* Hair Accessories
* Jewelry

FAM Specialty Member Directory W, X, Y & Z

Winkle Pots
* Hand painted clothing items
* Custom korker hair bows

"What You See is What I've Got (Smile :o)"
* Origami Artwork, gifts, cards, trinket boxes, scrapbook page topper sets, ACEOs,
magnets, picture frames
* Animal Art Pencil sketch prints, Pen & Ink prints, notecards, ACEOs
* I also have matted and framed art that is not listed*
* Pink Ribbon Gifts ACEOs, BC bracelets, BC origami cards (I also have BC gift wrap!)
* Soy Candles
* MAGnet sets
* Handmade Earrings
* Hand burned frames and earrings
* I'll be happy to work with any FAM custom requests

Whimsical Creations
* personalized polymer clay ornaments
* children’s bracelets
* polymer clay beads
* polymer clay magnets
* favors for baby and wedding showers
* favors for girl's birthday parties

Whimsy by Mari

* jewelry
* clothing
* bags
* accessories
* destash

FAM Specialty Member Directory T

TaDa! Designs

The Ardent Sparrow

The Brass Hussy

The Crazy Old Bag Lady
recycled jeans
upholstery material

The Empty Nest
*vintage typewriter key jewelry
*dictionary definition jewelry
*pocket mirrors
*button atlas magnets
*button atlas jewelry
*compass jewelry
*glass marble baubles
*fabric button rings
*scrabble tile magnets and jewelry

The Pen Pusher

The Pretty Peacock
*Heirloom quality pieces of jewelry that are customized/personalized with family names, quotes, quips, name it all created from:
fine silver, sterling silver, copper and Swarovski crystals
*Custom pieces are my passion!

The Sewing Chic
* custom embroidery
* baby gear
* personality t- shirts
* Disney related clothing
* hair clippies
* quilting
* clothing
* custom orders welcome

The Sisters' Studio
* original art
* limited edition prints
* watercolours
* acrylic
* mixed media art
* botanicals
* Women, family, life
* Landscapes

The Soap Buffet
* homemade soaps
* mini muffin soap samples
* cupcake soap
* mini loaf soap
* Cupcake and muffins may be custom ordered for birthday or shower favors! Both are available as full size or miniature!

The Tie Dye Girl
* tie dye t-shirts
* tie dye onesies
* tie dye socks
* jewelry
* hair clippies
* custom orders welcome



* polymer clay beads, etc.
* I take custom orders...I can make things other than beads too!


Tooaquarius - Polymer Clay Beads -

* millefiori beads with complex designs
* focal beads and pendants
* simple slice beads and buttons
* polymer clay jewelry
* polymer clay trinkets
* custom beads on request

Marisa and Grace
* Prints
* (soon to have Original Illustrations)
*(soon to have Notecards and Papergoods)

Traci Sade Designs
* Design and construct sportswear
* Resort wear
* Swimwear
* Loungewear
* Activewear,
* Other apparel for children, youth, and adults


Turtle Papers

FAM Specialty Member Directory S

S & G Hulett
* Crochet
* Knit
* Sew
* Photography
* Small dog apparel
* Pet toys
* Pet treats

Sara Westermark

Sardana Creations

Sartavia Creations

Satin Petal Soap F

Scrapper's Delight

Sewing Granny
Mona Young
* Baby items...bibs, burp pad sets and hand quilted baby quilts
* Kitchen items....potholders, placemats, and aprons
* Satin bags
* Custom orders on any of the above!

Sierra ArtGlass
* Unique handmade Dichroic Glass and Sterling Silver Jewelry
* Pendants
* Earrings
* Bracelets
* Hair Barrettes
* Rings
* Winestoppers

Soap Cupboard

Sparetime Crafts
* HandCrafted Etui boxes: Manicure, Needlework, or First aid.
* Fabric Texture books
* handcrafted games, and purses soon
* Love to do custom orders
* Convo Friendly

* specialize in custom jewelry creations, you pick the color, size and even budget and I'll make you exactly what you want
* also carry many pre-made jewelry creations, mostly necklace & earring sets because a girl has to coordinate!
* I love to do bridal work! Swarovski Crystals are the BEST!

SSS Mommy
*original paintings
*original colored pencil drawings
*original lino prints
*prints of original artwork
*hand-printed blank cards
*hand-printed gift bags
*knit & bead jewelry
*knit pixie purses
*hand-printed blank cards
*jewelry and ATCs

Stringing Stones and Style

Studio du Soleil
* handcrafted jewelry
* sterling silver, copper and brass
* textured pieces
* chainmaille
* semi-precious stones and beads

Style me, Baby!

Sugar Street Cafe

Suguarbug Girls

Susie's Homemade

Sweet3 Leaf Prints -
* leaf printed designs on baby, toddler and child tees and one pieces
* handmade leaf printed pillows and decor for home

Sweet and Tranquil Luxury Bath and Body Products
* Handmade Soaps including Soap Cupcakes and Soapsicles.
* Custom Labeling on Soaps and Lip Balms for Birthdays, Weddings Etc.
* Hand and Body Lotion, Body butters and Lip Balms
* Jewelry
* Scrabble tile Pendants

Sweet Pickles Pottery
* custom hand painted ceramic pottery: baby, children, kitchen, wedding and guest book, retirement, what ever you can think up!
* hand painted canvas for children's rooms...
* coasters done with papers (i am having a lot of fun with these right now:)
* collages on canvas

FAM Specialty Member Directory R

Ravishing Jane
Laser cut plastic jewelry
Laser cut wood jewelry
Laser cut wood and plastic wall hangings
Shrinky Dink Jewelry
Custom jewelry or wall hangings with your design and/or lettering

Renees Fashions

Retro Rugrats
* Vintage Style Products for Baby & Child
*unique gifts
* We love to mix vintage and new fabrics for an eclectic one-of-a-kind style!

Rio Oso Designs
*Etsy Banners
*Web Banners
*Blog Banners
*Business Card design
*Hang Tag design
*Bow Card design
*Thank You Card design
*Promotional Postcard design
*Sticker or Label design
*Logo design
*Bag Topper design
*Photo Greeting Cards, including invitations and announcements

Riyze Handmade

FAM Specialty Member Directory Q


FAM Specialty Member Directory P

PachaMamma's Handmade gifts:

~Shopping cart covers
~Nursing covers
~Portable High Chairs
~Baby shoes
~Pacifier clips
~PeePee TeePees

Paintings By Judith Signoriello

Palmarosa Hand Crafts

Pandy's of Lake Sunapee
* non traditional quilts
* totes
* coasters
* aprons
* home of the beer quilt
* also custom cross stitch, great for weddings, anniversaries and house warming’s
* Will do custom work as well

Pegasus Handmade Soaps & Bath Products

Periwinkle Designs
* upcycled e-waste jewelry
* beaded earrings, necklaces and bracelets
* chain maille
* wire work

* All of my items are made from wood that is hand painted and "shabby chic'd" :)
* Custom Photo Baby Blocks
* Custom Photo Birth Announcement Cube
* Custom Photo Desk Cube
* Custom Photo Wall Plaques
* Custom Photo Boxes
* Custom Photo Serving Tray
* Custom Photo Key Hangar

Pink Fire Designs

Pink Marshmallow

PinkPatrice Boutique
Items using paper including:
cards for any occasion
altered tins
decoupaged items

--cross stitched items like bookmarks, pins, cards, and much more.
--Some papercrafted items like cards and tags.

Pretty Bowtique
* Bottle Cap Hair Bows
* Bottle Cap Jewelry
* All Types of Hairbows, Hairclips, Infant Headbands, Woven Headbands, Ponytail Holders
* Scrabble Tile Pendants, Jewelry

Pretty Little Shop
* Handmade pillows
* Crochet
* Papered Picture Frames (I've done these as wedding favors)
* Painted Candlesticks
* Pincushions

Prism Kids

Pumpkin Pea

Punky Fae Designs
*Custom Children's Clothing
*Mommy and Me Vintage Style Boutique Aprons

FAM Specialty Member Directory O

Oh Mandie! -
* Handbound Journals
*Assorted Paper Goods (Origami, Matchbook Notepads, ect)
* Vintage Style Jewelry
* ACEO's

Oh Sew Fresh Baby Boutique

Oh Sew Fresh Designs

Original Cyn Studios
* crocheted items for Women and children
* sewn items for Women and children

OneHipMom Jewelry & Ornament
Beaded Jewelry:
Sterling silver, glass, natural stones
Hanging vases

FAM Specialty Member Directory N

* Emery Grain, Emery Pincushions

Nellie's Beans

New England Quilter
* Quilts for baby
* Quilted Crib Rail Guard Protectors (Customized)
* Toddler Toys such as fabric blocks, fabric balls, and games
* Fabric Coiled Baskets
* Supplies - mainly fabric bundles.
* Holiday Items such as ornaments or seasonal themed products
* I do take requests as well - just let me know what you have in mind.

* Handmade Ceramic by Hilal Minda
* vases
* plates
* magnets
* Platters
* Mugs
* Cups
* Bowls
* and more

Nicole's Homemade Treats -
*Homemade candy
*gift baskets

Nikki' s Nacs
* painted picture frames
* decoupaged picture frames
* painted hooks to match nursery or kids room
* Fridge Frames
* Dishwasher Magnets
* Painted Wooden Plaques
* Painted Door Hangers, Names Signs
* Painted Stools
* Frames Words
* Initial Frames
* Painted Mirrors
* Just about anything painted on wood

Novita Julien
* Handbags
* Tote bags
* Purses
* Gift Bags
* Aprons
* Accept custom request for different kind of handbags, Tote bags, purses, gift bags and aprons. You can either choose from the existing model I have in my shop or use your own model.

FAM Specialty Member Directory M

Macaroni and Glue
* Vintage-inspired boxed notecard sets
* handcrafted greeting cards
* custom party invites, announcements, wedding stationery
* custom notecards/thank you cards

Magyar Beader

Merkaba Jewelry
*sterling silver and copper designs
*beaded designs with gemstones, pearls, crystals, etc.
*metalsmithing (on the horizon)

* handcrafted jewelry
* argentium (tarnish resistant silver)
* fine silver
* 3D resin pendants
* pearls
* handmade felt beads

unique hair accessories:
woven ribbon snap clips,
embellished clippies,
hair accessory holders.

MorgiePorgie Bowtique

Mosaic Art by Rhinestonebits
* Mosaic art
* vintage jewelry rhinestone bits for crafts and supplies


My Little Chipmunks

My Little One
* Handmade Children's Clothing and Accessories


FAM Specialty Member Directory L

LillyPat Baubles

Linden Tree Photograph


Little Bug Jewelry

Little Dickens Designs

Little Shop Of Treasures

Little Something Extra

LJ Design & Photo
* photography
* flowers
* southwest
* Route 66
* motherhood- mother/child
* national parks
* some travel
* photo notecards
* matting
* FAM members always receive 10% off and free shipping when they include "FAM is Fab" in notes to seller. Just wait for a revised invoice.

Lala's Pequenos
* Traditional children's clothing designs using non-traditional fabrics!
* Girly Girls
* Hardy Boys
* Littlest Ones
* Sleepy Time
* Wedding Time

LoChristine -
* sterling silver earrings
* bracelets
* necklaces
* beaded jewelry
* wirework


Lori Anderson Designs, Lori2
* eclectic beaded jewelry

Lake Erie Beach Glass
*genuine sea glass jewelry
*ACEO art
*beach stone jewelry
*recycled/upcycled jewelry
*drilled sea glass supplies
*drilled beach stone supplies
*bulk sea glass and singles
*a variety of art work

FAM Specialty Member Directory K

Knit ...Crochet ...Stitch by Kelly Klem
* Knit and crochet patterns
* Knit/crochet wear
* Sewn Goods
* Swarovski and Silver jewelry, specializing in children and religious

Krystal Moon Beads

Kim's Custom Cards and Gifts -
*Completely customizable:
*photo cards
*photo keepsakes

FAM Specialty Member Directory J

* necklaces
* bracelets
* earrings
* bridal pins
* combs
* veils
* Swarovski and freshwater pearls
* Swarovski crystal
* Gemstones
* gold and silver metals
* Special orders accepted, weekly specials and free shipping on orders over $20.00

Jennifer Dennis Potter Photography

Jessa Dee` Designs
..... .....
*Modern/ ethereal/ whimsical acrylic paintings
*creative portraits
*murals (lol! for anyone who wants to pay for travle)
*pen & ink Illustrations
*Mixed media art
*GYPSYLUXE: patchwork quilts (from upcycled designer fabric sample books)
*GYPSYGIRLS:2-3 layer Wrap dress/ skirt/ top
*Funky stockings! (NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER only)
-custom orders welcome

Jeweled Elegance and
* vintage style jewelry
* needle felted bird nests
* Japanese paper earrings
* crocheted flower pins (one of a kind)
* magnet sets (glass, wood, and felted)
* crocheted choker necklaces
* little bird ornament/package toppers
* bamboo tile montage jewelry
* hand illustrated tile jewelry
* wirework jewelry
* original paintings
* coffee cozies

Jewelry by Lori.

Jewel You
* All Handcrafted Jewelry
* Earrings
* Bracelets
* Necklaces
* Anklets

JG Edge Wear
* Customized Beaded Jewelry, specialize in using semi-precious and precious gemstones, freshwater pearls, porcelean beads, hand-made art glass beads, sterling silver, hilltribe fine silver, 14kg fill, and antique brass! Have also been known to use vintage beads and buttons!
* Necklaces
* Bracelets
* Earrings
* Pendants
* Custom Mother's, Grandmother's, and Children's Jewelry w/ or w/o name blocks!
* Love to do custom orders, especially to coordinate to special occasion dresses or any outfit! Weddings (Bridal, or Bridesmaids, Mother's), Homecoming and Prom, CruiseWear, Baptism or Christening, ect........

Joey And Aleethea

JSquared Escentuals
* Hand Poured Palm Wax Candles , container and pillar
* Hand Crocheted dish cloths and scarves
* Candle Holders
* Bath Salts
* Handmade Jewelry

Judith Signoriello Specialty Jewelry

Jules at Mi Ty Design Studio

Just Add Dots

Just For U Bags

FAM Specialty Member Directory I

I Love Yo Yo
* Handmade Satin Yoyo Appliques
* 1/12 Scale Miniature Yoyo Doll Quilt Kits
* Everthing in my store was made or decorate with yoyos
* Cotton Wholesale Yoyos

I Piccolini


Ink Lore
I make block prints and use them to decorate
* fabric
* cards
* prints
* handbags
* pillows
* table linens
* kitchen towels
* items for little ones
* coasters
* I also love to make custom prints just for you!

FAM Specialty Member Directory H

H. Palleiko Designs -
* Contemporary Wearable Art
* metal smithing and jewelry design
* precious metals
* semi-precious gemstones
* custom work welcomed

Handmade by Andrea Baker
* Handbags
* Totes
* Business Card Cozies with or without a key chain holder
* Aprons
* Sleepy Time Masks
* Custom requests are welcome.

Howes Designs
Annie Howes
* Custom photo charms, ornaments, bookmarks, pendants
* Scrabble Tile Pendants & Jewelry
* Handmade Mini Photo Albums
* Graphic Design Services such as:
Etsy Banners, animated gifs, ads for websites (like Project Wonderful, blogs, etc)
* Website Design
* Digital Photo Retouching

Holy Craft!
* Hair bows/clips
* Custom baby blocks
* Fabric-covered buttons
* Burp cloths, hooded towels
* Crocheted things (mostly baby clothes)
* Custom (squash/explosion) albums

*beaded creation

FAM Specialty Member Directory G

Generation 3

Giggleberry Creations
* Pennant Strings / Flags.
* Great for decorating our kids rooms, cubby's and party's or your craft show stall/tent.
* Will happily work with you for your desired length, theme, colors etc.

Glass House Jewelry
handmade fused glass and silver jewelry,
fused glass barrettes,
wine stoppers, etc.

Glass House Supplie
rench lavender,
jewelry supplies,
homemade soaps,
sterling silver lockets, etc.


Goldtone Designs

Graceful Girls
*Boutique and Team Hairbows
*Headbands (knit, cotton, crochet, ribbon)
*Flower Clips
*Ruffle Socks

GriffinGear-Great Gear for Pint Sized Guys
* clothing for little boys
* will do custom work as well

Gingerkittydesigns -
wine charms
some supplies

FAM Specialty Member Directory F

Fields of View Photography

Flame Works

Floweredsky Jewelry
* handcrafted unique jewelry
* Sterling silver beaded jewelry
* Wire wrapping and weaving techniques
* Authentic evil eye jewelry collection

* Tote bag
* Diaper Bag
* Pillowcase dresses
* Sundress
* Diaper genie cover
* Hair clip

Frannie's Heart
Small heart shaped keepsakes for gift-giving or home decoration.
* These keepsakes are filled with hypo allergenic polyfil.
* Specialty keepsakes include the following categories
* Lavender Keepsakes
--50% lavender buds and 50 % hypo allergenic polyfil
--100% lavender buds
* Appliqued
* Embroidered (custom orders)
* Custom orders accepted if you need a special color, fabric design or embroidery.

Fray Baby

Farmstead Lady Designs
Handcrafted Made Beautiful
- Earrings
- Bracelets
- Necklaces
- Vintage Items
- Sewn items
- Custom Requests Welcome

FAM Specialty Member Directory E

E.B. Spider

earth baby boutique
* burp cloths
* cloth baby blocks
* hair clippies
* handmade cards
* cloth baby wipes and all natural solution
* loveys and blankets

Earth Expressions

EchoEndeavor: Endeavor to Contribute to the Health of Others
~handmade jewelry
~handmade rosaries
~tole painting (note cards, wine glasses, rocking horses, etc.)
~iris paper folding
Accepts custom orders including wedding items.

Elegance With Flair

Elegant Snobbery
*Original Illustrations
*Note cards and paper goods

Emma in Wonderland
*Fine art photography

Epic Farms
*Horse related gifts
*note cards
*more coming soon :o)

Ericalyn Designs

Erk N' Jrk Creations

Ethereal Rhapsody

Everyday's A Memory, Inc
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*Invitations and greeting cards
*Place cards, programs, table numbers, etc.
*Chipboard Albums, word albums
*Custom albums or pre-designed albums
*Page Frames
*Glass pendants with photos
*Scrabble pendants

FAM Specialty Member Directory D

Daydream Art Studios
* original paintings and handmade jewelry
* soldered art pendants
* handcut plastic pendants
* semi-precious gemstone beaded necklaces, bracelets, and earrings
* sterling silver and surgical steel
* original oil and acrylic paintings
* custom tattoo design

Designs by Anna

Designs by Craft Mom

Double Dipped Sweets
* Caramel Apples
* Gourmet Popcorn
* Chocolate!

FAM Specialty Member Directory C

Candy Ragz

Carissa Black

Cat's Cradle Creations
* Rosaries
* fashion jewelry
* sterling silver jewelry
* wire-wrapped pendants
* greeting cards with or without ACEOs

Cat's Cradle Bags
* crocheted shopping bags
* crocheted dish "rag" sets
* sewn tote bags
* crocheted tote bags
* crocheted scarves, hats, mittens
* knitted socks, scarves, hats, gloves
* I can sew clothing as well

Chamberry Cherry Designs
Denita Cherry
* baby blanket lovies, burp cloths with monogramming
* embellished hooded towels for babies, toddlers, children
* tote bag, purses, Book covers
* custom birthday party hats and matching tees
* applique' and toothfairy pillows
* custom sewing, clothing for children, pillows, most anything
you need
* custom hats and millinery
* woven ribbon headbands and all sorts of hairbows
* needle felting
* knitting and felted purses
* monogram and personalized items
* hand painted baskets, Easter, etc.
* custom, hand painted Christmas ornaments, dogs, cats, etc.

* handmade glass beads (lampwork)
* polymer clay
* jewelry
* needlefelted animals
* knitted items
* quilted items

Chubby Trubby
* Pet Beds
* Pillows
* Needlcraft

Cindy Creative Crochet
* crocheted wire jewelry of all kinds
* 26 to 30 gauge wire, usually coated copper (a few in sterling)
* a wide variety of colors
* beads
* Semiprecious stone
* glass
* handmade clay beads
I love to do custom pieces, and always want to turn 1 piece into a set, but will sell any listed sets separate on request!

Claychicks - polymer clay canes -
* floral polymer clay canes or millefiori
* other theme canes and designs
* will do custom requests for logo or floral canes

Clothing Line

Collage Contessa

Collage Curiosities

Cottage Creations

Crafty Bags etc

Crank Heart Pony

Creative Designz!

Cupcake Revolution

Cute & Sweet
* Hair clips
* Hair Bands
* Hair Bows
*Customize any headband, hairbow, or critter with colors of your choice Design your own hair accessory chose fabric or fun papers and ribbon colors!

tutu dresses
tutus, costumes
and other accessories

FAM Specialty Member Directory B

Back Home Again

Bags Plus by Miss Bea
* Purses/tote or child size...
* Checkbook Covers
* Novelty bags
* NFL Bags
* College Bags
* MLB Bags
* NBA Bags
* All Holiday Bags

BAM Designs
*Baby blankets, bibs and appliqued onesies
*Sewing- children outfits, costumes and anything else you might want
* Personalized birthday t-shirts and goodie bags- you can either choose from what is in shop or design your own
*Little girl purses and tote bags
*Appliqued t-shirts- any character, any design
*Pillowcases- boy or girl- you can choose the theme
*Character Pacifier Holder
*Pillow buddies
*Zipper Pulls
* Ponytail holders
Any item can be personalized.

Bare Bottoms Boutiqe
* Cloth Diapers - AIO cloth diapers, cloth wipes, doublers, wet bags
* Other Baby Products - bibs, burp cloths, nursing covers


- lampwork glass beads
- fused glass pendants

- handcrafted glass jewelry
-custom orders welcome

Bling Bowtique

Blue Ridge Treasures

Bundles of Joy
* Baby Blankets
* Onesies with Art Appliqu├ęs (like ACEO's for your child to wear)
* Ribbon Loveys
* Burp Cloths
* Changing Mats
* Art Note Cards
* Infant to Child Clothing
* Custom Work

Buttons 'N Such

Berry Creek Candles & Soaps -
Soy Candles
Palm Wax Candles
All Natural Soaps
Sugar Scrubs
Lotion Sticks

FAM Specialty Member Directory A

2 Sweet Things,
-baby booties & reversible slippers
-burp cloths
-girls dresses and skirts

5 Little Monkeys
*party favors
*hooded towels
*tooth fairy pillows
*hair clips
there's always something new!
*custom orders are very welcome

A Ping Piggy

A Sugar Affair

A Handmade Childhood
*an everchanging variety of unique handmade toys including
-fabulous stick horses
-quaint gnome homes
-cloth books
-just plain awesome wooden matching and domino games
-and lots more!!!
*I also do custom jobs: diaper bags, memory quilts, and plush animals ( I love the challenge of creating an awesome product for someone and adding my own flair to their idea. )

Able Mabel
* baby goods (blankets, lovies, etc)
* wall decor
* clocks
* light switch covers
* aprons
* pillows

AJ Creations
All Beaded Jewelry

Annie Howes
Annie Howes
* Custom photo charms, ornaments, bookmarks, pendants
* Scrabble Tile Pendants and Jewelry
* Glass Tile Pendants and Jewelry
* Scrabble and Glass Tile Pendants and Jewelry Kits, Supplies and Tutorials
* Handmade Mini Photo Albums
* Graphic Design Services such as:
Etsy Banners, animated gifs, ads for websites (like Project Wonderful, blogs, etc)
* Website Design
* Digital Photo Retouching

Annie's Powder Room


Antoinette's Boutique
*Burp Cloths
*Diaper clutches
*Diaper Pads
*Diaper combo pad/clutch all in one
*Facial pads

Art N Joy

Artsy Craftsy Folks


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Surprise! It's another FAM TEAM Take 10 Tuesday!!!

The FAM Etsy Street Team is having another fabulous promotion and this time take 10% (or whatever!) off in any of our participating shops!

Beginning at
5:00 pm EST (through midnight Pacific time) today, JUNE 17, 2008, the FAM Street Team of Etsy is holding it’s weekly team-wide sale. Each store will have it's own twist on the sale, so please be sure you understand the store's policy when shopping.

In addition to the sale, some of our shop owners have hidden a little T10T secret in some of our listings! Come join us on the Etsy "Etc." forum for clues on where to find our hidden secrets! The item that has T10T hidden in either the text or image will be Super Reduced! Please check with the store owner on their Secret Special specifics.

Handmade by Andrea Baker
10% off all orders just use the T10T code in the notes to seller.

BAM Designs
10% off all orders including custom order when you add T10T in the notes to seller. Free shipping on all orders of $25 or more. Please wait for revised invoice.

Morgan Bosley
Take 10% off your whole order!

Annie Howes – Gorgeous Pendants & Fun Kits
10% off all orders over $12.00! Please put T10T in notes to seller!
PLUS! I have a SECRET hidden in my shop!

Pyong Bricole - Handmade bags and Purses by Novita Julien
10% of all orders, free shipping for order of $30 or above. Please write T10T in the notes to seller. Please wait for revised invoice.

10% off all purchases over $10 ~ please put T10T in Notes to Seller
BOGO on 5x7 critter prints ~ Look for the special listing (today only! :o)

10% off all orders and 50% shipping off orders over $10.00

Holy Craft
10% off all orders--add T10T in the notes to seller. Free shipping on all orders of $25 or more. Please wait for a revised invoice. I accept RME also.
*** I have a secret! Find T10T in my secret listing and get $10 off that item. Please include SecretT10T in the note to seller ***

gmjj4 - Gretchen
10% off all orders over $10.00!

10 % off all orders!!! Just put T10T in notes to sellar!!

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SALE! Take-10-Tuesday! 10% off all orders including custom order when you add T10T in the notes to seller on June 17, 2008 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST. Also receive free shipping on all order of $25 or more.
Please put “T10T” in notes to seller and wait for revised invoice.
* * *

Just Tuesday!!! 10% off + Free Gift when you add T10T in the notes to seller!!
Only June 17, 2008 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST

"The Ardent Sparrow" Handmade Jewellery
FREE SHIPPING on ALL necklaces to Canada and the US - Tuesday, June 17 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST (Note: I have put all my shipping charges for necklaces at $0)
SECRET: I have a secret hidden in one of my necklace descriptions! Purchase it, put "T10T Secret" in notes to seller and I will send a pair of matching earrings along free of charge! Happy shopping!

Macaroni and Glue
10% off your entire order!

Cute & Sweet
10% everything in my shop--including custom orders! Must enter T10T in message to seller box during checkout to receive discount. Please wait for a revised invoice before paying.

Michon Jewelry
10% all orders AND free shipping when you buy 2 or more. Use T10T in notes to seller.

10% off all orders over $10. Put T10T in notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice.

The Pretty Peacock
10% off all orders including custom order when you add T10T in the notes to seller. Free shipping on all orders of $50 or more. Please wait for revised invoice.

SALE! 10% off all orders over $10 on June 17, 2008 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST. Just put “T10T” in notes to seller. Please wait for a revised invoice before paying.

Merkaba Jewelry
Take 15% off all purchases today plus receive a 15% off coupon in the mail to be used on a future purchase.
Just put T10T in notes to seller at checkout and I'll send a revised invoice through PayPal.

Elegant Snobbery and Tootsie and Grace
Take 10% off your order plus free shipping on orders over $30
You can combine orders from both shops. Please wait for a revised invoice before payment and put T10T in notes to seller at checkout.

Bunnies ‘n Buggies
Free shipping on all orders over $10
$10 off any order of $50 or more

New England Quilter
Take 10% off all purchases before shipping. Mention "T10T" in notes to seller. Sale runs 5pm to midnight EST.

10% off all purchases, free shipping on orders over $25
Write T10T in notes to seller and wait for an invoice before paying

JG EdgeWear
~SALE~ * June 17th, 2008 from 10am est.- 10pm est. time *~SALE~*
Take 25% off any item except for clearance, including custom orders!
Free shipping on any order totaling more than $50.00!
Please add "T10T" to the note to seller field and wait for a revised invoice!
***I have a secret! Find the item in my shop with T10T, and recieve 50% off that item and free shipping on that item! Please add "T10T- Secret" in the note to seller field.

Sparetime Crafts
10% off all orders

Antoinette’s Boutique
! Take-10-Tuesday! 10% off all orders over $10 on June 17, 2008 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST. Please put “T10T” in notes to seller :o)
SECRET: I have a secret hidden in MORE THEN one of my descriptions! Half price on those items! Must put "T10T Secret" in notes to seller! :o)

SALE! Take-10-Tuesday! 10% off all orders on June 3, 2008 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST. Please put contact me with take 10% Tuesday and I'll revise the price before checkout, Thanks!

Nikki's Nacs
10% off all orders $10.00 and over!
Must put T10T in notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice

Tracisase Designs
30% off all listing that have an "IN" code.
*See shop announcement for details*
Please add T10T in notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice.

TinyStorm - Stringing Stones & Style
10% off your entire order!
Just add T10T in notes to seller and wait for a revised invoice.

Frannie’s Heart
SALE! 10% off each item on June 17, 2008 between 5:00PM EST and Midnight EST. Just put “T10T” in notes to seller. Please wait for a revised invoice before paying.

Pandys of Lake Sunapee
10% off all purchases from 5 PM til 12 AM Eastern time June 17th.
free shipping on orders over $50-may combine purchases from GriffinGear for free shipping

10% off all purchases from 5 PM til 12 AM Eastern time June 17th.
free shipping on orders over $50-may combined purchases from pandys for free shipping.

T10T - Take Ten Tuesday is Back!

T10T (aka Take Ten Tuesday), the FAM Tuesday sales event, returns tonight at 5:00 PM EST. Come join us in the Etsy forums (search for "T10T" in forum titles) for details about all the participating shops and their one-night-only specials.

Stay a while and chat! Some of our stores will have "secrets" as well as great savings on fabulous handcrafted items. Intrigued? Join us at 5:00 to find out what all the fuss is about!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Today, It's All About DAD!

Here are some goodies that my Dad would like.

My Dad loves football and he likes a good beer too, so this Quilted Football Beer Cozy, by pandys, would be right up his alley.

My dad spent years restoring a 1920's Model A Ford. This car looks like it may be from the same era. He also loved driving Route 66 on his trip out West. So, I think that he would enjoy this piece of artwork by ljdesignphoto.

My dad also loves the woods. And where I grew up in Maine, there are plenty of woods to be had. This "Ah Man, I'm Lost" Compass, by luv4sams, would be a great gift as well. I remember my dad teaching me how to read a compass as a little girl.

Welcome to the FAMily!

Today we welcomed 11 new members to our Etsy Street Team "FAM", aka Fabulous Artistic Moms! Please help welcome these fabulous shops to the FAM! and and http://scrappersdelight.etsy.com and and

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Nikki's Nacs is still having a SALE!

I am in the process of revamping my shop. This means that I have a whole SALE section of items that have been marked down up to 55% off. Price is as listed, but if you mention Coupon Code FAMBLOG10 in notes to seller I will give you an additional 10% off your entire purchase excluding shipping. This offer is good until June 30th. Not valid on custom orders.

Please help me clear out my SALE section.

Nikki's Nacs

Finally did it!

Kinda exciting but i finally finished the first of many outfits for Megan. I keep finding all this fun material but just can not find the time to do anything with it. My oldest is out for the summer and the heat is keeping the two little ones inside a lot so that means mom has to be the entertainment. I finally made the time to do it- late nights are the best time to work. It is great when everyone is asleep and the house is quiet.

Megan's little halter top is made with a cute City Girls Print- wish i could remember the name- by Moda- i love the brown and turquoise colors. The gauchos are made with a turquoise shirting knit- light and perfect for the summer heat. I plan to make more soon since i just got some cute new cupcake material and other fun prints in. I am working on a new top right now that i hope to have done soon.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Weekend Scavenger Hunt! Come Play!

Here is this weekend's treasury scavenger hunt. Play and enter for a chance to win $10 in FAM Bucks! The first clue is given at the top of the treasury. Click on the listing that answers the riddle and find the next clue to another listing and so on. Enjoy!

Click Below to Play...

Friday the 13th – A look at a silly superstition

It is traditionally believed that Eve tempted Adam with the apple on a Friday. Combine this bit of tradition with numerologists believing that 12 is a complete number. There are 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, and 12 apostles of Jesus. In exceeding 12 by 1, 13's association with bad luck has to do with just being a little beyond completeness.

How far will society go to avoid the number 13? Some facts for your amusement:

- More than 80% of high-rises lack a 13th floor.

- Many airports skip the 13th gate.

- Airplanes have no 13th aisle.

- Hospitals and hotels regularly have no room number 13.

- Italians omit the number 13 from their national lottery.

- On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half.

- Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue

- In France, socialites known as the quatorziens (fourteeners) once made themselves available as 14th guests to keep a dinner party from an unlucky fate.

- Many triskaidekaphobes (those who fear the number 13) point to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13.

- If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck . Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names.

So let me assure you that the FAMs respect the number 13. We promise to not tempt you with apples, though we may have apples on our fabulous handmade items. We are a group comprised of over 120 members (10 new members are pending! :o). And we are dedicated to bringing the best of a variety of handmade wares to your door!

To find our team on Etsy, search using the keywords FAM TEAM or click this link:
Search FAM TEAM!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


We had a thunderstorm last night. The humidity is gone, the oppressive heat is gone. My windows are open and the AC is off. I have fresh air blowing all through the house and it's delightful.

I thought I'd sew for 30 minutes this morning. I am making a pair of boy's denim shorts and need 1" elastic. I have every size BUT 1" elastic. So, I started to work on another tote bag. I need heavy duty fusible interfacing to give the bag some stability. I am 6 inches short. Guess I'm heading to the store today after all.

But, in the next day or so, there will be new shorts and a new tote bag in both pandys and GriffinGear...stay tuned!