Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity

03/08/2010

Monday Morning Musings

According to the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA), “March is National Craft Month. And with 63 million households crafting each year, there’s a lot to celebrate!”  With that in mind, hats off to the talented EtsyTwitter Team members who are not only fabulous artists and artisans in their own genres (SAT word!), but also share their knowledge and expertise by providing instruction to others:

Fabric iPod iPhone Cozy Tutorial

Fabric iPod iPhone Cozy Tutorial Instruction E-book -- pdf file by dizzlePOP

ChainMaille Bracelet Instructions

Instructions for Full Persian/Foxtail ChainMaille Bracelet by The ChainmailleLady

The Jewelry Seller's Travel Roll - Holds 12 Necklaces PATTERN and INSTRUCTIONS PDF FILE by DigUnderRocks

stationery customized

Customized Etsy Shop Stationery by purplelemondesigns

baby blanket crochet instructions

Pineapples for Baby Crocheted Round Afghan Pattern, PDF by crochetgal

rag doll pattern

Anya a PDF Pattern directions for an eco-friendly rag matroyshka by ImogensGarden

crochet purse pattern

PATTERN Crochet Tangle Sampler Purse by JaybirdDesigns

02/27/2010

A POST-it note

Meet Theresa of TiLT creations, featured EtsyBlogger of the Month.  Theresa makes one-of-a-kind handbags and accessories in various sizes and styles. Some bag styles are only made once, while others are made again in different sizes, with different fabrics or embellishments.

handbag purse pink brown

Handbag in Brown and Pink Blooms

Theresa is a member of the more-than-100-member, international CABTeam (Carried Away Bag Makers Team). The team was established so that members could give back to those in need.  All proceeds are given to charities voted upon by their team members.

purse handbag burgundy mint white ginger

Purse with Burgundy Mint and White Circles on Ginger

One of their recent charities was HeroBox, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides custom support to our heroes overseas. Their mission is to provide items that deployed American soldiers need and want while they are away from home defending our freedom. A HeroBox is a care package that has been customized to a soldier’s specific request. Theresa donated the following handbag to the cause:

handbag purse navy red polka dots

Handbag in Navy Dockside Dots

You can find out more about Theresa:

Website: http://www.tiltcreations.webs.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tiltcreations

flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiltcreations/

Plurk: http://www.plurk.com/tiltcreations

02/14/2010

February 15th EtsyBloggers Carnival

Welcome to the February 15th, 2010 Edition of the EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival. Team members had the opportunity to blog about one of the following topics:

1) February 14th is Valentine’s Day. What is your best childhood memory of Valentine’s Day, or what childhood tradition do you now carry out with your children?
2) February is Heart Health Month. What is your best heart healthy recipe? What do you do to stay heart healthy? How do you promote heart health?

Following are the links to the EtsyBloggers’ posts on one of these topics, along with the links to their fabulous blogs.

Lois presents GO RED for Women! posted at Foxy G’s Den of i-KNIT-quity.

Sarah Buckingham “Finding Charm” presents EtsyBloggers: February 12th Carnival posted at Finding Charm.

gilliauna presents Heart Healthy… with Chocolate? – A Rare Post By Leal posted at The Meandering Musings of a Consummate Shopper.

MagdaleneJewels presents Carnival Blog: Valentine’s Day Wish posted at MagdaleneJewels’s Blogs.

Patti presents F………ebruary Heart Health (and update) posted at peacoxcreations.

cindy devine presents How many ways can you prepare a chicken breast? posted at Devine Designs Jewelry.

theashgrove presents Monday Motivator: Heart Health posted at Notes from the Ash Grove.

BunnyKissd presents Diary of a Crazy Rabbit Lady, Too: Valentine’s Day Traditions posted at Diary of a Crazy Rabbit Lady, Too.

storybeader presents Etsybloggers Carnival – Feb 12, 2010 posted at Stroll Through Storyland.

Linda B presents Valentine’s Day – Blog Carnival posted at Linda B’s Blog.

Jen presents Valentines posted at Mama’s Magic.

veryverdant presents Valentines Day Traditions posted at Very Verdant.

Elizabeth presents Valentine’s Day from a Teacher’s Perspective posted at Thoughts from an Evil Overlord.

Antonella presents A new Valentine’s tradition posted at Zucchero Filato.

CREATEaTHOUGHT presents Valentines Carnival posted at CREATEaTHOUGHT.

UberArt presents Be My Valentine! posted at UberArt Shop.

Mary presents Heart Health Month Recipe: Tuna and Red Onion Spiedini posted at Misobel: Handmade Hooligan with a Mystic Touch.

Two Zany Zebras presents It’s all about the card… posted at Two Zany Zebras.

Trina Baker presents Etsy Blog Carnival » gallery32 posted at gallery32.

Melissa Sinisgalli presents Think About Your Heart posted at Made By Melissa.

Cathy Dean presents Etsy Carnival posted at Candles & Caffeine, saying, “I hope I did this right! :)”

Alicia Mae presents Heart Healthy – An EtsyBlogger Carnival posted at Crafts and Cooking.

HomeMadeOriginals presents Valentine’s Memories posted at Home Made Originals.

A Keeper’s Jackpot presents Heart ? Health posted at A Keeper’s Jackpot.

Enjoy!

02/01/2010

Monday Morning Musings

GO RED for Women!

February is National Heart Month. The Go Red for Women movement celebrates the energy, passion and power we have as women to band together to wipe out heart disease and stroke. Thanks to the participation of millions of people across the country, the color red and the red dress now stand for the ability all women have to improve their heart health and live stronger, longer lives. 

Hair Flower Red Silk

Luscious Red Silk Wedding Hair Flower by Mikiye

Ring Red Jade Sterling

Ruby Red Australian Jade Teardrop Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Ring by WellspringCreations

Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of American women and the cause of one in every three female deaths. African American and Hispanic women are even more likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases due to higher rates of excessive weight, diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome.  They are also less likely than white women to know that they may have major risk factors. 

Earrings Lampwork and Sterling

Crimson Spiral Lampwork and Sterling Earrings by BellaTuJewelry

The perception that heart disease is a “man’s disease” must be changed. By teaching more and more women how to talk to their doctors about heart disease, thousands of lives can be saved each year because the good news is that heart disease is often preventable! 

Coffee Cozie Red Cabled

Cabled Coffee Cozie in Cranberry Red by kimwhitecreations

To learn more about heart disease in women and the choices you can make to live heart healthy, visit GoRedforWomen.org, and sign up for the movement.  You’ll receive a monthly newsletter to keep you motivated to make healthy choices and a red dress pin, the symbol of the heart disease in women movement to wear proudly as a supporter.

Flowered Rings

Set of 3 Flowered Rings by shopbonnin

01/16/2010

She Sews for Sanity

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Erika, the face behind  NicoDesigns and Featured EtsyBlogger for January, has a great sense of humor:

After years of being a behavior specialist and special education teacher, I now am in need of a specialist myself as a stay-at-home-mom. My two babies (ages 2 and 1) make everything in the past seem so ordinary. What lies in front of us as amazing. And chaotic. Hence, the specialist.

Career Bag

Sophisticated Career Bag

NicoDesigns features item with both style and functionality, utilizing a combination of new, repurposed, recycled or upcycled materials. You will have such fun checking out her shop – especially the new Art Dolls and Home Décor Sections.

Art Doll

Gertie the Obsessed

12/02/2009

Chanukah: The Festival of Lights

From the World ORT website: Chanukah (also spelled Hanukah and Hanukkah), the Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days to commemorate the victory of the Jews over the Hellenist Syrians in 165 BCE.

Hanukkah Menorah and Dreidel Greeting Cards by TamarHammer

Following their victory, the Maccabees, who led the Jews in their revolt against the Syrian overlords, entered the Holy Temple in Jerusalem defiled by the Syrian invaders, cleansed it and dedicated it anew to the service of God. Then, in memory of their victory, the Maccabees celebrated the first Chanukah. (Chanukah is the Hebrew term for dedication).

Chanukah Scrabble Tile Pendant by poemweave

The Talmud, the body of Jewish oral law, relates how the Judean heroes, led by Judah Maccabee, were making ready to rededicate the Temple and were unable to find enough undefiled oil to light the lamps. However, in one of the Temple chambers, they came upon a small cruse of oil which, under normal circumstances, would have lasted only one evening. Miraculously, this small amount of oil kept the Temple lights burning, not for one night, but for all the eight nights until new oil fit for use in the Temple could be obtained. This is the miracle commemorated by the kindling of the Chanukah lights on the Menorah, a nine-branch candelabrum. On each night, one more light is kindled, beginning with one candle on the first night of Chanukah and ending with eight on the final evening. The ninth branch is reserved for the shamash, the servant light, which is lit first and used to kindle the other lights of the Menorah The lighting is accompanied by the chanting of appropriate blessings and the singing of songs.

Jerusalem Glass Menorah by yafitglass

Beeswax Chanukah Candles by MileEndSoapandCandle

Chanukah is a joyful family festival. Gifts are exchanged, parties are given, children play games and latkes (potato pancakes) are served. These are delicacies made with oil, long associated with Chanukah.

Chanukah Latke Platter by LennyMud

The children play dreidel, a game of luck. The dreidel has four sides, each bearing a Hebrew letter – nun, gimel, hey, and shin – the initials of “Ness Gadol Haya Sham” meaning “a great miracle took place there.”

Dreidel Chanukah Hanukkah Custom Sterling Silver Necklace by The SilverDiva

And should you want to send a Chanukah “cod,” look no further!

The Chanukah Cod by CapeCard

11/13/2009

November Featured EtsyBlogger

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The Other Miss B.

They both hail from Hawaii.  They are both one-woman extravaganzas.  And they are both FABULOUS!  Our Miss B., however, has two shops on etsy: The Fabulous Miss B. and Becky Kozanza.  The Fabulous Miss B. features unique handmade and vintage items for you and your home: 
BathingCap

White Retro Latex Bathing Cap (reminiscent of Esther Williams!)

Cross-Stitch Table Cloth

Holiday Among the Roses Cross-Stitch Table Cloth

BernatKnittingBook

Vintage Bernat Children’s Knitting Book (wonder why I chose this item!)

Becky  Kozanza features cards, garlands and PipePets, perfect for the holidays:

Fifi

Fifi the French Poodle PipePet

DorothytheDachshund

Dorothy the Dachshund Christmas Party PipePet

10/11/2009

A POST-it Note

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madebymelissa, the Etsy Blogger of the Month, is an engineer by profession.   By nights and weekends, her inner child comes out to play, and she talks to the animals.

Penny the Pink Elephant is looking for a loving home filled with peanuts! Her eyes are sewn on with acrylic black yarn so he’s safe for even the littlest member of your family.

Penny the Pink Elephant

Penny the Pink Elephant

Jenny the Funky Jellyfish is the life of the ocean party! She is made with red, pink and grey striped yarn and has an adjustable hang tie.

Jenny the Funky Jellyfish

Jenny the Funky Jellyfish

Phoebe the Pretty Little Pig is a pretty little pink piggy who needs a home with lots of love.  She has a curly little tail, and her eyes and nose are stitched on making her safe for even the tiniest of piggy fans.

Phoebe the Pretty Little Pig

Phoebe the Pretty Little Pig

If you would like to provide a loving home for one or more of these little cuties, you can contact madebymelissa, and she’ll draw up the adoption papers!

09/12/2009

A POST-it Note

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Look at the Birdie!

Where else but on etsy could you get handmade jewelry, paper goods and an ornithology lesson at the same time?  Meet designsbyvanessa, the Etsy Bloggers featured seller for September.  Here are a few of her wonderful designs:

Darling Swallow Necklace

Darling Swallow Necklace

Blue Jay Earrings

Blue Jay Earrings

Baby Blue Little Birdie Card

Baby Blue Little Birdie Card

Hello Cupcake (Set of 3 Cards)

Hello Cupcake (Set of 3 Cards)

08/24/2009

Monday Morning Musings

Hand Knit Red Ruffles Scarf

Hand Knit Red Ruffles Scarf

Back to School brings on the heightened anticipation of football weekends, tailgating and cheering on your favorite professional sports team, college or high school team.  Here in Georgia, there’s a whole lifestyle around attending the University of Georgia (UGA) Bulldogs and the Atlanta Falcons home games, including dressing in the team colors of red and black for the games.  Of course, if you are in Kentucky, it’s all about the Louisville Cardinals.  If you live in North Carolina and aren’t decked out in Duke Blue Devil Blue or Carolina blue, you might just be wearing the red and black of the North Carolina Wolfpack.  Texas Tech Red Raiders also wear the red and black, as do the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.   As a tribute to whomever you are cheering on, here’s a preview of Foxy G.’s brand new Game Day Collection in red and black. 

You’ll be ultra game chic in this rich and luxuriously soft red and black stripe scarf. With its ample length, you can tie it, wrap it, wear it long or toss one end over your shoulder.

Hand Knit Red and Black Striped Scarf

Hand Knit Red and Black Striped Scarf

Add some pizzazz to your game day accessory wardrobe with this eye-catching, one-of-a-kind, extra long, red and black sassy wrap.

Red and Black Sassy Wrap

Red and Black Sassy Wrap

On a chilly day, there will be no need to sacrifice style for comfort when you wrap yourself in this ruby red, reversible scarf. The open design keeps the scarf lightweight while keeping you warm. And tiny flecks of jewel-tone ribbon run through deliciously soft, gem-inspired yarn.

Hand Knit Ruby Red Reversible Scarf

Hand Knit Ruby Red Reversible Scarf

Flirty, fun and fashionable, Red Hot and Ruffled can be twirled, twisted, flipped, looped or tied.

Red Hot and Ruffled

Red Hot and Ruffled

Add a “twist” to your game day wardrobe with this eye-catching, one-of-a-kind, red and black shawl wrap. Dress it up, dress it down. Tie this versatile shawl in front or off to the side. Go glam and toss one end over your shoulder. Accessorize with a chic chopstick or fabulous pin!

Red and Black Licorice Twist Goddess Shawl Wrap

Red and Black Licorice Twist Goddess Shawl Wrap

You are saucy and sassy, sultry and sexy, stylish, smart and oh, so sophisticated. Just showing up in this elegantly simple, femininely tailored scarf makes words unnecessary. You will mesmerize anyone within eye shot at the game or the after-parties.

Lady in Red

Lady in Red

To view the entire Collection:  http://bit.ly/qX8xt

ETT_BacktoSchoolWEBFrom August 25th to September 7th, the Etsy Twitter Team is going Back to School, and you’re invited to come along! There will be unique, handcrafted items, great deals and discounts galore for students of every age, as well their families. The team, which uses Twitter to expand its reach to a global audience, also thinks that buying handmade can be an important part of a larger lesson during Back to School time.

Lady Bug Earrings by lindab142

Lady Bug Earrings by lindab142

“We really want to show consumers that there are high quality, creative handcrafted products available that aren’t expensive or time-consuming to find.  Events like this help to educate people about buying responsibly and choosing items that support the small business entrepreneurs and artisans in their own communities,” says Vickie Porter, the team’s leader and the artist/owner behind the recycled domino jewelry of InMyHeadStudios  For more information on which shops are participating in the Back to School event, please visit the EtsyTwitter Team blog.  Between now and September 7th, Foxy G. Knits will be offering 10% off all Game Day Section items.  See shop announcement for details.

Fire Necklace by Verre Design

Fire Necklace by Verre Design

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