Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity

03/27/2010

Enchanted Craft from an Enchanted Land

[Editor’s Note: On April 1st, Foxy G. Knits will begin shipping to Australia and New Zealand. In celebration, Foxy G’s Den of i-KNIT-quity is pleased to feature Enchanted Quilling, a fabulous Australian handmade paper quilling artist.]

Drive two hours north of Sydney, Australia, and you will arrive in Nelson Bay, a quaint little town on the southern coastline of Port Stephens. It is a major tourism centre, particularly for dolphin and whale watching, surfing, diving, fishing and other recreational aquatic activities. This is where you will find Janice designing and creating her quilled items that she sells worldwide on etsy, as well as in local gift shops and the arts and craft centre.

greeting card blue dolphin

Blue Dolphin Paper Quilled Greeting Card

Janice has been hand crafting all her life, but became addicted to quilling in the past few years.

quilling flower purple

Vintage Purple Snowdrop

Quilling is the age-old art of rolling strips of paper into coils and pressing them into 3-dimensional creations. She is very proud of the fact that her handmade paper quilled cards are not only visually enjoyable, but also delightful to the touch.

Cinderella Pink Slipper Paper Quilled

Designs include floral themes, animals and birdlife, creatures from the sea, fashion and (my favorite!) cupcakes with character! 

Elmo greeting card

Elmo Character Cupcake Paper Quilled Greeting

A new Russian Nesting Dolls and Funky Faerie line of greetings cards that combines fabric with paper quilling has recently started to appear from the bottom of the Enchanted Garden.

paper quilling Russian nesting doll

Russian Nesting Matryoshka Doll - Celina

Janice is a member of the etsy Down Under Street Team (DUST), ETSYGREETINGS Team and Wild, Wise, Witty Grandmamas (WWWG).  When she isn’t designing and creating her quilled items, you will find Janice knitting, crocheting or golfing.

gift tags butterfly

Pink Butterfly on Fabric Gift Tags Set of 3

You can connect with Janice:

Etsy Shop: http://enchantedquilling.etsy.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/enchantquilling

03/22/2010

Postcards for Satori

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Satori and sisterSatori Lewis has experienced more challenges in her young life than most adults.  This beautiful little is 10 years old has Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is confined to a power wheelchair.  But don’t feel sorry for this rock star – she has a fabulous sense of humor and gets straight A’s in school – even though she misses an average of 40 days of school a year. 

According to her mom, Melissa (HautTotes on etsy and HautTotes on twitter), because Tori is so physically weak, her body doesn’t hold itself up well. She has developed severe scoliosis, and the curve of her spine is now beginning to crush her lung. On March 31st, she will have full spinal fusion.

The family is traveling from their home in Nevada to UC Davis Children’s Hospital for the procedure with an estimated hospital stay of 7 – 10 days.  Melissa is asking people to send Tori postcards from all over the world.  She thinks that the messages and pictures will be fun for her. And she plans to turn this into a geography lesson by purchasing an world atlas and having Tori mark off states and countries.

Satori

Melissa stresses that they have great insurance, a fantastic surgeon and a world renowned hospital.  Tori is not in need of anything more than some fun messages and exciting postmarks.

This is how the postcard should be addressed, and please be sure to include the surgery date:

Satori Lewis                                                                                                                      Surgery date 3-31-10                                                                                                       Davis 7 Pediatrics                                                                                                                   UC Davis Children’s Hospital                                                                                              2315 Stockton Blvd.                                                                                              Sacramento, CA  95817  USA

Please send Tori a postcard and also share this information with your networks.

03/14/2010

Monday Morning Musings on March Madness

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So, it’s March again.  Let’s see, daylight savings time begins.  And there’s Pi Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Ides of March (poor Julius), Passover, Palm Sunday and oh yes, basketball. 

Tarheels Pendant UNC

Hand Stamped NCCAA Team Pendant GO TARHEELS by ChipmunkHollow

For many years, I lived  in ACC Country, so I am partial to that conference.  (When I was a resident of the Research Triangle, UNC played in the NCAA Tournament, not as a #4 seed in the NIT – yikes!) 

FSU Bow

Florida State Bow by trendytykesbowtique (#9 seed in the West)

When my children were small, I took them to a Duke basketball game.  Every time the opposing team scored, my younger son would cheer.  When he was asked why he was cheering for the other team, he explained in his three-year-old logic that when they scored, Duke got the ball back.  Makes perfect sense to me!  (#1 seed in the South)

Duke Basketball Charms

Duke Hoops Basketball Two-Pack Zipper Pull Charms by CreativeClam

For those of you who know about my ashtray collection, I actually have a metal ashtray with the signatures of the Louisville Cardinals, 1980 NCAA Basketball Champions.  (#9 seed in the South.)

Louisville Cardinals Coat Rack

Louisville Cardinals NCAA Shaker Peg Coat Rack by MySportsBench

I have 52 university ashtrays, including  a cast aluminum figural Ohio State University Stadium ashtray from 1972, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the stadium, and 20 college ashtrays.  (#2 seed in the Midwest)

Ohio State bag red

Say No to Paper and Plastic March Madness by fashiongreentbags

I am sure that you will be pleased to know that you can “basketball theme” both  your child and your dog.

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Toddler BigHoop Star Basketballs Bib by BurpieBundles

dog collar basketball

March Madness Dog Collar by dogdazzle

May you enjoy March Madness, and may your team score the first touchdown!

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

03/02/2010

Monday Morning Musings (on Tuesday)

[Editor’s note: Foxy G. was in school all last week and out of the Den.  She’s back – a day late and a dollar short – but none-the-less back!]

Aquamarine – a symbol of beauty, honesty and loyalty

According to http://www.all-that-gifts.com, the aquamarine derived its name from the Latin words meaning sea and water. The aquamarine, along with bloodstone, is the birthstone for Pisces the Fish: Feb. 19 – March 20. The aquamarine is a symbol of beauty, honesty and loyalty.

And you will definitely be beautiful in any of these aquamarine items from the EtsyTwitter and EtsyBloggers teams:

fingerless gloves aquamarine

Fingerless Gloves in Aquamarine Blue Arm Warmers by beautiful bridget

scarf wrap aquamarine

Hand Knit Ladies Self-fringing Sassy Wrap Scarf - Aquamarine by foxygknits

necklace aquamarine

Ice - Aquamarine Light Blue Necklace by SilverSmack

pendant and earrings dichroic fused glass aquamarine

One-of-a-kind Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant and Earrings by mysassyglass

earrings aquamarine

Simply Stunning Gemstone Earrings by SweetwaterGifts

02/22/2010

Monday Morning Musings

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Knit 1, Purl 2…Knitting Needle Jewelry Just for You

It should come as no surprise that the proprietress of a shop named “Foxy G. Knits” should receive knitting needles as a gift.  However, it’s the “wristification” of the needles that is so fantastic.  Here are the knitting needle bracelets that I received from my son and daughter-in-law for Chanukah.  Are they not fabulous?

Knitting Needle Bracelets

Knitting Needle Bangles Knitwit Black and White Set by LianaKabel

This very talented designer from Australia also had a necklace that caught my eye:

Knitting Needle Necklace

Knitwit Necklace You Pick the Colors by LianaKabel

The next two pieces were designed by a Roswell, GA artist whose work I have admired in local knit shops as well as at craft shows.  Her medium is aluminum, rather than plastic, knitting needles:

Knitting Needle Watch

Knitting Needle Watch with Large Face by sassafrascreations

Knitting Needle Earrings

Jangly Dangly Earrings by sassafrascreations

I am not sure what is in the water in Australia or what they teach the kids in school, but they really turn a mean knitting needle:

Knitting Needle Brooch

Knitting Needle Going Dotti Resin Brooch by lekker

And back from Australia, half way around the world, to Tiajuana, here is a handbag with a knitting needle closure:

Knitting Pin Handbag by olipocket

02/15/2010

And the One World – One Heart Winners Are…

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All good things must come to an end, and the One World – One Heart Magic Carpet Ride is over for 2010.   Before we go any further, a very special thank you to Lisa, host/creator of the One World – One Heart event who performed the  monumental task of designing the badge, creating the guidelines and coordinating all the blogs – which must have been a lot like trying to herd cats!

It has been a fun ride visiting people all over the world and welcoming them to Atlanta. I started out offering a scarf as my giveaway.  The response was so great that I added another scarf after 100+ entries.  And, as the saying goes, “If you crochet it, they will come!”  So, I added a third scarf.  To make it as fair for the people who signed up on the last day as on the first day, I chose one winner from each 100+ entries.  Without further ado:

The winner of the purple and pink ruffle scarf that was hand crocheted by my almost 91-year-old mammalicious is: Carapace.

The winner of the red and navy ruffle scarf also hand crocheted by the same mammalicious is: Theresa of Faerie Moon Creations.

One World One Heart Giveaway

And the winner of the camel/tan ruffle scarf blah – blah – blah is: Janice of Enchanted Quilling.

One World One Heart Giveaway

I wish that each of you who entered could have won.  What I would like to do is offer you 10% off all items in my shop (excluding shipping)  through February 28th.  If you will put OWOH in the message to seller, I will refund the 10% after your payment is completed.

Until we meet again, goodbye, farewell,  so long, adieu arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, sayonara, shalom.  Y’all come back real soon, ya hear.

02/08/2010

Londi and Lois ♥ Life! Giveaway

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It’s that time of the year when love is in the air.  We love our families, our boyfriends and girlfriends, our worldwide etsy, twitter and facebook friends.  Mostly we love life, and we want to share that love. One lucky person is going to win both the BE MINE Recycled Zipper Necklace by LondiCreations and the Hand Knit Red Soft Landing Scarf by foxygknits pictured below.

Recycled Zipper Necklace
BE MINE Recycled Zipper Necklace
Red Scarf

Hand Knit Red Soft Landing Scarf

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment about what you love about life, yourself, your family, your friends, your pets, your first grade teacher or even your high school soccer coach.  If you’d like additional entries, you are more than welcome to:

  • Go to each of our shops, and share the love by hearting us – one additional entry.  Leave a comment below.  If you have already hearted us, leave a comment letting us know.
  • Follow each of us on twitter:  Londi and Lois – one additional entry.  Leave a comment below. If you are already following both of us, leave a comment letting us know.
  • Friend Londi on facebook and fan Foxy G’s facebook biz page – one additional entry.  Leave a comment below. If you are already a fan, leave a comment letting us know.
  • Following Foxy G’s Den of i-KNIT-quity. Scroll down in the right-hand column – one additional entry.  Leave a comment below.  If you are already following, leave a comment letting us know.

This giveaway will begin February 8, 2009 and end on February 17, 2009 at 12:00 noon EST. The winner will be announced on February 18, 2009, and he or she will have 72 hours to respond.

This giveaway is open worldwide to those 18 years and older, so good luck, and much love!  ♥ Londi and Lois ♥

And after you have entered, please go to GO RED for Women, and show the love for yourself by practicing good heart health!

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

01/25/2010

Monday Morning Musings

One World One Heart – Magic Carpet Ride

One World One Heart BadgeWelcome to Foxy G. Knits Den of i-KNiT-quity, located in Atlanta, GA, Stop #113 on your Magic Carpet Ride.  You will have an opportunity to enter a giveaway in just a few minutes, but first, let me give you a quick tour of Atlanta:

Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola.  Coke is all they drink here, so don’t ask for any other soft drink unless it’s made by Coca-Cola.  Even if you want something other than a Coca-Cola, it’s still called Coke.

  • Our 8 AM rush hour runs from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m., and our 5 PM rush hour runs from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. Friday’s rush hour begins on Thursday afternoon and lasts through 2 a.m. on Saturday.
  • “Fixinto” is one word: I’m fixinto go to the store.
  • Sweet Tea is appropriate for all meals, and you begin drinking it when you’re two years old.
  • “Jeet?” is actually a phrase meaning “Did you eat?”
  • No need to buy a ladder or mattress in Atlanta.  Just go to one of the Interstates, and you will soon find one in the middle of the road.
  • The falling of one raindrop causes all drivers to immediately forget all traffic rules.  If a single snowflake falls, the city is paralyzed for three days, and it’s on all the channels as a news flash every 15 minutes for a week.  Overnight, all grocery stores will be sold out of milk, bread, bottled water, toilet paper and beer.
  • If you have ever had the pleasure of having to change planes here in Atlanta, then you know that the gates at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are about 32 miles away from the main concourse.  So wear sneakers, and pack a lunch.

Well, thanks for taking a little tour of our fair city.   Now for the giveaway…I want to be sure that you are warm enough, as well as stunning, on the rest of your magic carpet ride, so please feel free to enter to win this Luscious Lavender Wide Ruffle Scarf.  It was hand crocheted with love by my 90 ½ year old mammalicious.

Lavender Scarf Giveaway 

This Magic Carpet Ride has become dizzifying.   (And if that’s not in your Funk & Wagnell, I just made it up!)  There has been such a wonderful response, that I am adding a second giveaway – another large ruffle scarf hand crocheted by mamalicious.  This one is red and purple:

Ruffle Scarf

I’m back – with yet another scarf to add to the giveaway.  This should greatly increase your odds of winning!

To be eligible, you need only to leave a comment below.  I’d love for you to leave your blog url so that others can visit your site.  If you would like to leave your facebook biz page url or twitter tag, I would be happy to fan you and/or follow you.

This giveaway will begin January 25, 2009 and end on February 14, 2009 at 11:59 pm EST. The winners will be announced on February 15, 2009.  Random.org will be used to pick the winners, and they will have 72 hours to get back to me.

This giveaway is open worldwide, so good luck – and enjoy the rest of your trip!

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