Monday, February 27, 2012

ArtFire Crazy Train Rider The hobby Room

I'm going to let the pictures do the talking for me regarding The Hobby Room
Some very adorable items for babys and young kids, and mom too. And even if you aren't a mom.
Like this Light Blue with Little Pink Roses Tutu

Pretty Pretty Burgundy Ribbon Rose Hair Clip

and so many cute embellished bobby pins like this Blue and White Bling Snowflake Button Bobby Pin

And of course we can't forget the littlesister/little brother tagalongs
PattyAnn - Love this Ecru Vintage Hand Crocheted Collar

and ShymouseeCrafts with a really nice assortment of candles - mmm Pumpkin Pie Scented Hexagon Candle

and former crazytrain rider JillsTreasure Chest - I'm a Christmas & Santa nut - love this Handmade Ceramic Santa with Toys

I just love beng a part of the handmade community and finding such unique and wonderfully made creations.  If you are looking for something special, I highly recomment you visit one of these shops or any of the handmade artisans shops on ArtFire.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Friday, February 24, 2012

For Jan

About a year ago, the members of HAF lost a truly wonderful person and artisan, Janelle.  Another member Trusk4u has graciously been selling some of Jan's jewelry from her store and also set up a shop Janelle5 on the Handmade Artist Shop.  All the money from the sales goes to her estate - I bought one of the ebony teardrop pendants last year, it is the finest finished piece of artistic wood, Jan truly did exquiste work with some beautiful exotic wood.
I really wish I had a few extra dollars so I could buy anything that is left in the shop - just to own something else that this very wonderful woman made.  Everything that is left is on sale for 50% off - a great opportunity to own a very unique and beautiful piece of exotic wood jewelry.
I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.

Cocobolo Donut Necklace

Bloodwood Bead Chainmaille Bracelet

Pink IvoryWood Pendant

There is one other bracelet and several more of the donut pendants - Don't let this opportunity to own a truly beautiful piece of jewelry and to help out Jan's family pass you by.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day.
We miss you Jan♥

Thursday, February 23, 2012

ArtFire Crazytrain rider Jills Treasure Chest

1st, my apologies to the riders that I missed -  I decided to not  try to catch up - it just gets me further behind - so I will start back with the current rider Jills TreasureChest
I didn't have a hard time  picking out 3 items to feature - and they all match - and mmm I'm thnking I really wouldn't mind having these at all.
Ceramic Creamer with Hand painted Bluebonnets
(yes, of couse it's something with blue!)

and to go with it This sweet Ceramic Mug with Handpainted Bluebonnets

and I'm always burning candles, so this Ceramic Bluebonnet Votive Holder would be cool to have.

Not going to say a thing about Texas, but those bluebonnets are pretty cool!

and of course I can't forget the littlesister/littlebrother tag alongs
HauntedWillow with an eclectic assortment of items: soaps, wax melts, and some cool primitive creations
like these sweet Primitive Ticking Christmas Ornaments

don't feel like going out to find that wonderful piece of fabric? well then visit Fabrics I love (don't you just love shopping in your jammies!) I think this Amy Butler Lark Treasure Box in Ocean has to be one of my favs  seems as though I will have to get the pic later -  something is hanging it up!

and AM Designs by Angela with some lovely handcrafted jewlery - These Handcrafted Artisan Silver Gold-filled Paisly Wire Woven Earrings are so cool!
I think it would be so fun to wear a pair of earrings and have someone ask where you got them - and you can tell them where, but add in, they are one of kind!   Be unique!

After all, isn't that one of the coolest things about buying handmade from very talented artisans - you get unique one of a kind creations.

Thanks so much for dropping by, do leave a comment - I promise, I'll respond - eventually!

(not doing real great right now!)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

ArtFire Crazytrain Rider Christie Cottage

I'm playing catchup here!  Christie Cottage was the crazytrain rider for Feb 15 & 16th.
I'm not sure where to start!  ChristieCottage has such an assortment of items - totes, bags, jewelry, patterns for baby booties, cards, coasters, headbands...................................
Here's a classic, a 1950's Chevy coaster

and this cute little Mini Felted Pouch

and I probably ought to add that ChristieCottage has everything on sale!

The littlebrother/littlesister shops:
WhystleStop with a very nice variety of handmade soaps, a sugar scrub, whipped shea butter, and a an emollient body bar.........mmm good things for the the colors in this Curious Type Handmade Soap Silk and Shea as for the Curious in the title of this soap - are you curious????

and Wyverndesigns with a wide assortment of items (love these shops!!) from jewelry, hair accessories, stitch markers, knit & crochet items, ornaments, greeting cards..................and these cute little Handmade Ladybug Beads

and rlsdesign with a very nice assortment of jewelry and a couple of cool totes (and plans to add more) spring and summer are right around the corner, right?  - but even if you aren't a bride, this  Bridal White Pearl Choker would look lovely with an assortment of dresses, jeans and pretty tank, ...................................

ah, aren't handmade creations so much fun?  Such variety and you know what "they" say about variety's the spice of life. hehe sorry - what can I say, it's sunday am and I haven't had any sleep!

Thanks for stopping by and stop back by again soon, I've got more catching up to do! 
Hopefully I'll get some sleep before I post again!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ArtFire Crazytrain Rider Sparetire Stationery Design

Again, I'm a little late in getting this posted.  I was in Colorado again, and it takes me a day or two to get it somewhat back together again.  These trips kind of wear me out!

Design:  1. to plan the form and construction of; 2. to intend for a special purpose; 3. to plan, intend...............6 arrangement  of parts or composition of a work of art; 7. artistic pattern;...............

and of course designs can be anything from very simple to very elaborate, but the one thing I truly admire about Sparetire Stationery Design is  the mostly simple, but often elegant designs on her invitations, thank you cards, and personal stationery.  Have a special event, wedding, birthday, anniversary, Sparetimre has a wonderful assortment of predesigned cards, or you can also get customized ones!!

Personal Stationery, wouldn't it be fun to get a letter written on this lovely Black White and Gray Birds in Flight stationery? and fun to write on too!

For those very special events such as a bridal shower,  I love these Customizable Fall Leaves in Earth Tones

Love these versatile Dandelion Every Day Note Cards, evoking memories of blowing dandelions in a breeze...............

ArtFire Crazytrin Riders also have a Little Sister/Little brother "tag along" (my words) thing going on to help promote those who are promoting!
So I would also like to add
Il Mare Atelier,  with some very pretty jewelry such as these Pink Amethyset Andalusite Garnet Pearl Saphire Earrings

and SouthwestStudio Photography with some really lovely photographs at some very good prices - love these  Yellow Cactus Flowers

I was also one of the group, Yay!  I barely got my heart ornaments back into my shop in time for Valentines day, but these also make lovely Christmas ornaments, or a special gift for an anniversary, or to say I Love You any time. My favorite is my Flower and Celtic Heart Ornament

Hope everyone had a great ride!

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a love filled day everyday of the year.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Art Fire Crazy Train Rider Blue Morning Expressions

Oh the talent on ArtFire is so awesome.  I really admire someone who can take a lump of clay  and turn it into something unique and beautiful.  And, what lovely creations in Blue Morning Expressions shop.  I have tried - a number of times - to make some canes - they all turn out looking like a lump of clay being smushed into another lump of clay but, these wonderful canes are so nice and detailed, clean, and oh what fun those sweet red hearts are.
Raw Polymer Clay Red Heart White Flower Millefiori Cane for beads

If you've been visiting my blog for even a little while, you probably know I have a thing for rabbits, and these Bunny Earrings are so adorable,  oooh I just want to pinch those chubby little cheeks!♥♥♥

Wow - these almost look good enough to eat, they sort of remind me of candy canes. I love the colors in these beads, I love that the colors are all separate from each other.  These awesome Polymer Clay Tube Beads would make some great earrings, a matching necklace and oh heck we might as well do a bracelet too, right!

Ready for summer???  Not only does Blue Morning Expressions have raw canes, and beads for your own creations, there are also some fantastic already made jewelry pieces......................such as this gorgeous Red Blue Flower Iridescent Pearl Disk Polymer Clay Bracelet.  What wonderful colors, and you could wear this with so many different colors.  It kind of reminds me of a tropical garden.

Great shiny baubles to wear!

Oh the joys of handmade, wonderful unique creations, and  great prices too. Oh yeah, did I mention there is a 25% off sale going on?? no, well, there is!!!!♥♥♥
Support handmade and check out these beauties in Blue Morning Expressions Shop Boutique ( really is more like a boutique)
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

ArtFire CrazyTrain Rider Haunted Vintage

I've been away for a while - and trying to get going on a regular basis again.  Which is going to be little tricky for just a little while longer, but hopefully I can get at least most of the Crazy Train riders done.

Today's Crazy Train rider is Haunted Vintage.  I don't know about the haunted part, there are some lovely vintage items in this shop such as this Goldtone Vintage Scarf Clip with Antiqued Finish.

Considering that it's almost Valentines day, this seems appropriate to feature, plus it's really cool.  Vintage Scherrer Paris Goldtone Art Nouveau Heart Brooch, besides being vintage, it's an awesome art nouveau design.   This would make a great unique Valentine gift for your  special girl.

Personally, I'm partial to silver, such as these neat Large Musi Vintage Silvertone flower shoe clips that I can not get the link to work to!  So, I guess if you want to see these really pretty clips you will have to go here:  to see them. 

If you're looking for something unique for that special someone in your life, for Valentines day, or any other day Haunted Vintage a great place to go look. 

Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day.
It's good to be back!