Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity

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

02/27/2010

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

02/25/2010

A POST-it Note

Filed under: A POST-it note — foxygknits @ 1:39 am

Foxy G. is in school this week.  Instead of an apple for the teacher, she brought chocolate.  (Hope that gets her a good grade!)  Back on Monday…

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

02/18/2010

The “Londi and Lois ♥ Life” Giveaway Winner is…

Filed under: A POST-it note — foxygknits @ 1:29 am

And the winner of both the BE MINE Recycled Zipper Necklace by LondiCreations and the Hand Knit Red Soft Landing Scarf by foxygknits pictured below is Sandy aka PunkyJane.  Congratulations, and we hope that you enjoy your bounty. ♥

Recycled Zipper Necklace 
Red Scarf 

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.

02/14/2010

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!

02/11/2010

When Bacchus Cried Tears of Wine

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Amethyst Sterling Earrings

Purple Passion Amethyst and Sterling Earrings by mysticwynd

The story of the amethyst, according  to  http://www.all-that-gifts.com, comes from Greek legends: The god of wine, Bacchus, was insulted one day by a mere mortal. He swore the next mortal that crossed his path, would be attacked by his fierce tigers. Along came a beautiful maiden named Amethyst. Goddess Diana turned Amethyst in a beautiful statue of quartz to save her from the tigers claws. Remorseful Bacchus wept tears of wine over the stone maiden, creating a lively purple stone.

Coffee Cup Cozy Purple

Cable Knit Coffee Cup Cozy in Purple by kimwhitecreations

Purple has long been the color of royalty and nobility. It is a deep, passionate color that evokes emotions. People who desire purple colors are individuals who like to make a personal statement, and express their unique taste. 

Amethyst  scarf hand knit

Royal Amethyst Sassy Wrap Scarf by foxygknits

And you will definitely make your own personal fashion statement in this fabulous, one-of-a-kind teardrop amethyst necklace.

Amethyst Sterling Necklace

Natural Teardrop Amethyst in Woven Sterling by WellspringCreations

02/08/2010

Londi and Lois ♥ Life! Giveaway

Filed under: Monday Morning Musings — foxygknits @ 12:04 am

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!

02/03/2010

Go Red for Women

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National Wear Red Day – February 5, 2010

Wear red and speak up!

hair clips red beaded

Red Beaded Hair Clips or Barrettes by lindab142

Most of the time, selecting clothing isn’t that critical, but on National Wear Red Day, it’s vitally important.  That’s because wearing red on National Wear Red Day makes a statement about the No. 1 killer of American women – cardiovascular disease – the cause of one in every three female deaths.

Cloche red crochet

Red Crocheted Cloche Hat and Pin Flowers by jusshar

Too many women die each year because they are unaware of this vital statistic: one in three women suffers in silence, and almost one woman dies every minute from this largely preventable disease. 

Red Microsuede Cable Knit Tote Bag by PeanutandTommy

By wearing red, we can bring a voice to this silent killer.  We can listen to what our hearts are telling us, talk to our doctors and spread the word to our families, friends and community about making the right choices and taking action.

crocheted necklace red

Red Crocheted Necklace by knittingguru

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 will receive a monthly newsletter to keep you motivated and a red dress pin, the symbol of the heart disease in women movement, to wear proudly as a supporter.

ascot red

Red Vintage Inspired Ascot with Lotus Flower by yarncoture

red ruffles scarf

Red Hot and Ruffled Scarf by foxygknits

Earrings Rhinestone Glass Red

Ruby Red Vintage Glass Rhinestone Floral Earrings by FirebirdHouse

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