Thursday, December 17, 2009

Season Greetings

I found this flash season greeting and had to share it with you. May Your Holidays be filled with warmth and wonder!

Last Minute Gift Ideas - eBooks

You are still shopping for gifts and time is running out.   How about eBooks for the crafter, hard to find,  the one that has everything, a co-worker, or the hard to reach person on your list?  Delivery is immediate, and they make a great gift either emailed, or gift wrap printed version.  Here is an article on how to print an eBook  How to Print an eBook in a Booklet Form

NEW PolyPedia E-Book Vol 1,2,3,4,5 - CHOOSE 4 TUTORIALS OF YOUR CHOICE How to Create Polymer Clay Millefiori Canes 100 plus pages Step-by-Step Instructions TUTORIAL by Iris Mishly


Beaded Trees E- Book offered by Around Beads

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Handmade Bags and Purses for Under $50

Like any woman, I can never have enough purses and bags.   Here is a sample of what I found on Etsy. 

Botanical Batik......Holiday SALE from L B ARTWORKS for $34.80

Design for you ... Black and White denim Bag from CrazyBoy For You bags and purses,diaper bag, tote,pouch

Messenger,School Bag, Black and Orange canvas with bird ,adjustable strap from Sinem Inugur for $38

Friday, December 4, 2009

ACEO Cards Gifts for the Art Lover

Today, I was exploring the Art Category on Etsy (as promised before) and looking for gifts for under $50 for those art lovers. The first thing under the ART category is ACEO. I am embarrassed to say, I did not know what an ACEO was until I wrote this post. Like sports trading cards, these are the art lover’s trading cards. Learn something new every day. It stands for "Art Cards, Editions and Originals". These cards have one main rule - they are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches - the size of a trading card so they can be traded!

These cards are also sold either as originals or editions. Make sure you know which you are buying! If it is a print it should say so, and it should be numbered (for limited editions) and signed, usually on the back. They are available in different mediums and of different subjects. Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Colored Pencil, Pastels, Photography, Pen and Ink, Sketching, Collage - Abstract, Surrealism, Outsider Art, Impressionism, Expressionism.

They make great stocking stuffers or buy a bunch to get an art lover hooked on them. Here are some that I really liked on Etsy.

I am going to start with the original painting watercolor category first, since that is my favorite.

Bright Poppies - ACEO - Original

This card reminds me of my own poppy patch in my garden. 

Created by DreamON Original Paintings and Prints by Mary Hamilton for $10.

Stargazer - ACEO digital photograph

Created by Firedance Photography for $3.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hand Made Apron Gifts for the Chefs in your Family

I was wondering what can you buy for $50?  There were so many categories, that I decided to do one category a day.

Here is what I found in the Accessories, Apron category.   So, before you run out to Target or Walmart, try these handmade gifts.

 New Adult size bib style embroidered hot stuff apron

Handmade in Salamanca , US by Ginksburg's handmade dresses, quilts & fashion jewelry for $3.

Queen and Princess of the Kitchen Personalized Mommy and Me Apron Set - with Polka Dots, Ribbons, and Pockets - Embroidered Applique Monogrammed

Handmade in Atlanta by Memento ~ Personalized Monogrammed Gifts & Embroidery  for $40.

Shabby Chic Half Apron . . . red roses with green rose dots

Handmade in Florida by Fancy Boutique - Accessories ♥ Fancy Aprons ♥ Tea Towels ♥ Headbands for $26

Personalized Apron Example Grandma's Kitchen Kids Eat Free

Handmade in Arlington, Texas by Custom Threads - Personalized Embroidered Aprons & More for $18