Quilted Goodness

I have always had a soft spot for patchwork and quilted things. I love how the mix of colors and patterns come together to form one cohesive and diverse item.

Here are a few of my favorite patchwork goodies I found while perusing the internet, perfect for spicing up your home or wearing on your person:

Where you can get them:

My favorites of this bunch are the quilt and the tunic – But all of these items are so bright and fun and you just can’t help but smile when you look at them!

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Hump Day Finds

Some beautiful handmade and vintage finds for your viewing pleasure …

Desktop Doily Clock by And Furthermore

A modern and bold, yet delicate, clock that’s sure to spruce up your desktop!

Butter Field High-Waisted Reconstructed Skirt by Ampris Loves

I adore the rich, neutral color – Now if only I were a size extra small …

Dala Horse Wood Brooch by Crafty Folk

I love the simplicity and vibrance of dala horses and this one is no exception!

Craft Show Prep: Brooches

This weekend I gave my hands a break from cutting and sewing felt and instead worked on my brooch packaging.  I simply cut a rectangle from white and brown card stock, rounded the edges, stamped on my logo and pinned on my goodies!

Embroidered Brooches

Apple & Pumpkin Brooches

Amoeba & Paramecium Brooch

I also ordered some delicious mint twine last week from Bird Haven which arrived on Saturday!  I will be using it for various packaging things: attaching tags, DIY kits, decorating, etc.

Mint Bakers Twine by Bird Haven

Jim and I also went stick hunting to find a branch that will work to hold my ornaments as a craft show display – I aim to do a DIY tutorial on that when we get around to making it!

Neon Treasury & Geeky Goodness

Thanks to Etsy for putting my Autumnal Loves Treasury on the Front Page yesterday!  Today I went in the complete opposite direction in making a Treasury simply entitled “Neon” – Sure to make your eyeballs explode!

"Neon" Treasury

While we’re on the subject of vibrant handmade items here’s a few geeky goodies I have finished in the past week or so to stock up for the show next month!

Microbe Brooches

Dopamine Molecule Heart Ornaments (Dopamine Embroidered on Reverse)

Microbe Magnets

Some of these have already made an appearance in my shop if you are interested in checking them out.  I may or may not list them all before the show so if you are interested in one in particular just leave a comment here or contact me via Etsy and I can set it aside for you!

Okay this post is over  – You may now go dunk your eyes in some ice water to cool them down :)

A Little Etsy Love: What. No Mints? GIVEAWAY

I was just informed that Brenna from A Little Etsy Love blog was kind enough to feature my shop and host a giveaway of one of my items – You choose!

Visit for a chance to win!

Here’s how you can win one of my felt goodies (priced $10 or less)!

Simply visit my shop and leave a comment on Brenna’s blog with which item you would like (again, $10 or less, please).  Choose from a variety of keychains, brooches, pet rocks and ornaments – The following are some examples of what you can pick to win and have as your very own!

Tufted Bird

Pumpkin Brooch

Paramecium Keychain

You can also increase your chances of winning by doing any or all of the following (leave an extra comment for each, links available on the giveaway post):  Following their blog, like them on facebook, follow them on twitter, tweet about the giveaway, adding their button to your blog, subscribing to their feed and/or making a purchase from my shop!

Giveaway ends August 19th!  Visit A Little Etsy Love before then to enter!

Thanks again, Brenna!