Wednesday, December 30, 2009


I have so many things to catch up on here - but today is not for catching up - it's for preparing for a journey -

2009 has been an interesting year, I've met some great people, opened my shop on ArtFire, reopened my shop on Etsy, and been involved with Handmade Artists Forum, TST and joined various venues - I can't keep up with all of them!  It's been a busy year - I hope to take a little time in the near future to get more organized, get my time more organized, and be even more creative.

For now I want to wish everyone a joyful, wonderful and prosperous 2010!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Etsy HAF Team Member Deb Thuman

There is a wonderful group of people on Handmade Artists Forum that is a great place for artisans to share their work, thoughts, ideas, a few recipes here and there, and there is also a Etsy HAF Team and an ArtFire Quild - but I have to tell ya - this etsy team is an active group of people!!  Deb Thuman is not only an Etsy haf team member, she is also a New Mexican and some of her work reflects the SW style. 

 I love this Blue and Silver cuff looks like some great beading work, and those colors are simply beautiful.

This lovely cuff is titled Southwestern Storm - yep I'd say it gets it! 

and these are just so cool - Fun, Comfortable Boxers - aren't those awesome!!!

What a wonderful talented group of people we have on HAF, Etsy, and ArtFire, if you haven't checked these venues out - do so, you won't be disapointed!  and you get to go shopping in your pj's or whatever attire you desire - or non at all!! Many of the artisans will gladly do custom orders, just ask, even if they don't mention it -I'm not sure I have anything in my profile on either site about doing custom orders, but I will & I know many of the artisans do!  Think of those boxers in your fav color combination!!!!   Love it!

Have a splendid day! and Thanks for visiting my blog and these wonderful artisans shops.

ArtFire Crazy Train Rider Nature Whispers

This is fun - Etsy and Artfire on the same page!!!  maybe they can live together peacefully!

Today's ArtFire Crazy Train rider is Nature Whispers who makes some awesome creations, jewelry, tables, lamps, little nic nacs from cactus skeletons - cool stuff. 

Check out these cool Lamps from Juniper Wood

or this awesome Handcrafted Rustic Table  

This Cactus Home Decor nic nac is one of my favs - with the bunny of course - but there are other animals you can choose from.

Nature Whispers also has a nice selection of stones and pendants, and the name of this shop is perfect!  Do check it out for some very unique and wonderful creations. 
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 18, 2009


There are some people that are on line so much I often wonder how they get any creating done - but then I forget, I'm sort of slow - I work slowly, I type slowly, and just process things slowly - I've always been kind of that way - but ever since the fibro hit me so hard about 10 years ago, I'm even slower - so, it's 9pm friday night and I have to wonder just how many people will read this, but here goes:

I reopened my etsy shop a few weeks ago and also joined the Etsy HAF team - that's Handmade Artist's Forum - and there are a number of them that do a great job of promoting the rest of us.  So, along with my ArtFire Crazy Train promotions, I'll also be doing Etsy HAF team member promotions. 

Beadlady 5 Designs comes up with some pretty combinations such as this Vintage Ruby Cabachon and Antique Brass Pin

And lots of other awesome jewelry combinations/

Stanislava has an eclectic collection of boxes, hearts, and these adorable little fairy angel ornaments that she creates.

Zur Designs has some very pretty anklets, bracelets, rings - one of the coold things about handmade - you get such a nice variety of creations.   This Black Webbed Jasper Wire Wrapped Ring is so pretty.

Red Fox Jewelry also creates some unique jewelry - but I keep being drawn to this sweet Christmas Tree Wire Sculpture zipper pull or purse charm

And that brings us to HaffinaAgain who has some pretty awesome earrings like these Flourite Dangle earrings

Now, aren't you wishing you had gone shopping online instead of at that big box store down the street? and you could have been shopping in your pj's!! 
Well, it's not too late yet - and there are birthdays, anniversaries and other events coming up right, so bookmark some of these talented artisans and when you need a nice gift for someone special,or yourself,  relax, hang out in your pj's and go shopping at Etsy or Artfire.   I know you won't be disappointed.

Handmade Artists Forum is a great place for artisans to hang out, share their creations, get feedback, give feedback and share the joys in life.

Merry Merry Christmas and have a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

ArtFire Crazy Train Rider Frugal Kitty

You just gotta love a name like that - Frugal Kitty!  And I have to say, this studio has some pretty cool necklaces and bracelets.  This Oceans Delight Necklace is one of my favs.

This Pink Ice Necklace would look lovely with that little black dress for the holidays don't you think?
I really like this little Elephant Bracelet - that's just cool!
And Frugal Kitty does have some great prices for her handmade jewelry, so if  you are looking for a nice but not expensive piece of jewelry, this is a great shop to go visit. 
Give the gift of handmade this year - help support these wonderful creative people - much better than buying mass produced items that 1000's of other people are going to have the same of!
I just love that little elephant! 

What!! You're still here?? go check out Frugal Kitty!!!