Grenadine – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2017 is Grenadine.

PANTONE 17-1558 Grenadine

A powerful, evocative, dynamic red, Grenadine is a confident and self-assured attention-getter.

Laurie Pressman
Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute

PantoneFashion Color Report Fall 2017

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Grenadine. They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

 friedasophie from friedasophie says:

Grenadine reminds me of mellow beautiful summers!
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I love the red crystal briolettes I used for these earrings because the facets reflect several shades of red, including grenadine. My inspiration was the romantic architecture of Italy and France which I translated into a modern style.

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This bangle is made from upcycled guitar strings and vintage grenadine buttons, making it an ideal gift for people who are passionate about recycling, music or being vegetarian or vegan. The handmade gift pouch it is presented in is also grenadine in colour and is made from faux felt, so again is great for vegetarians and vegans.

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Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeSupplies says:

These seed beads are a stunning grenadine colour and are great for threading and sewing and are fantastic for adding a splash of glitter to your jewellery and craft projects.

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DeeDeeSupplies

Sue Kenny from SusySewandSew says:

My headbands can be fun to wear while keeping the sweat out of your eyes while you work-out. Who says you can’t look good when you sweat.

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SusySewandSew

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

Ready for Christmas in July and Christmas with this bright red tote! Great sale price too! Can be used as decoration or as a re-usable gift tote too!

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Jessica Mancuso from GusandOllie:

Please meet my gorgeous Grenadine Sock Monkey Lucio.

He loves being the center of attention – and can handle all the cuddles you’re willing to give him.

I simply loved the print on these socks and imagined them as a monkey immediately. They are the ideal injection of Spring/Summer into my 2017 collection. He’s also perfect to celebrate Independence Day.

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GusandOllie

Jeanne from TheSandlapperShop says:

I love the flocking on some vintage hankies like this one. Call it Grenadine or Christmas Red. I repurposed a vintage Christmas card to make a lovely folder for presenting the hankie.

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TheSandlapperShop

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

There is nothing like adding a little Grenadine to your holiday decorations! It gives you just the POP you need!

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Cynhumphrey

Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann says:

I moved from the UK to Baltimore USA seventeen years and was surprised at how much bigger the robins are her:e. This artwork done in acrylic inks was done in nostalgia. I was remembering how back in the UK the tiny little robins would fluff themselves up against the cold. Their vivid red feathers stand out against the snow reminding me of home.

Later the painting was printed onto an acrylic block making this the perfect decoration for the Christmas season propped up on the mantelpiece above a roaring fire.

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Sheila from hollyhillwreaths says:

Grenadine skiing Santa felt jacket and poinsettias. I loved this shade of red on the rustic Santa with his wooden skis. This rustic Christmas wreath along with the red plaid Christmas ribbon will provide a warm, cozy feel displayed in a family room above a fireplace.

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Dana Martin from IllCallYouFromParis says:

Crocuses are often called the first sign of spring, but in fact they’re such early bloomers that they can pop up in the snow months before spring has actually arrived. I think of them as a Christmas flower in that they are a resilient symbol of hope even when the world is still in the grip of winter.

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If you are on Pinterest here is the Grenadine board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Show Us Your Workspace: Elsiegeneva

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Shelley Koozer from elsiegeneva who makes a great range of handcrafted gifts and accessories…  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

Hello! My name is Shelley and my shop is called Elsie Geneva (named after my much loved and late grandmother). I’m new to this team and as time allows (which time is getting more limited as we are all now approaching Etsy’s busy season) I will look forward to participating in this team. In the meantime, I am posting a photo of my little work space. It’s nothing extravagant but it’s where it all happens for me.

Foodie Gifts

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon from BeadyEyedBird 

‘food·ie
ˈfo͞odē/
noun
a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.
synonyms: gourmet, epicure, gastronome, gourmand
“his father was a foodie who worked for an international magazine”

We are definitely foodies! How about you? Our teamies told us about their love for all things gourmet. Tell us about your favorite foodie things!

For many years I am a vegeterian. Actually I could be a vegan also because my favorite food is fruits. I love the colors and scents of fruits, there are so many different shapes! It’s so inspiring! I also like to paint fruit too. One of my favorite topics is “wild apples”. Many years ago in my neighborhood, there was a custom of planting an apple tree by the road. When I go for a walk with my dogs I can meet such a wild tree and collect apples that are no longer available in any store. I paint small still life with these apples. It’s a little romantic and it’s a great decorating the kitchen or the dining room, so this series of my oil paintings are selling fast. Occasionally they are also available in my shop. Of course I also paint other fruits and you can order oil painting with your favorite fruits or vegetables.

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Fine Art Still life Original Realistic OIL PAINTING on CANVAS 3D Apples on the table Decorative art Small Format Square Kitchen Wall Decor

Lisajoy Sachs from saxdsign said:

Oh boy do I LOVE to Cook!!! Experimenting by pairing specific foods is a great challenge, but a really fun project for me too. The best part is eating it!

I carry a few really fun food related ceramic beads in my shop like these little peanuts that have a Chinese saying on them “good luck always”. Peanuts carry a special meaning in the Chinese Culture of flourish and growth. Which is a perfect symbol for this spring summer season.

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Peanut Bead Ceramic Porcelain Chinese New Year Good Luck Focal Writing Nut Jewelry Fertility Necklace Kitsch Oddity Weird Unusual Funny

Market Day in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France
I love the sensory overload of village markets. The hustle and bustle and conversation of the animated sellers and shoppers, the smells and colors of the produce and meats and fish. I offer travel photos in my photography shop: Stock Lane Photography, and this one brings back so many memories of visits to this large indoor market. Capture your wanderlust!

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aerial photography, Rustic Home decor, food Kitchen wall art, French market travel photograph, Picture of Villefranche-sur-Saône village

My husband and I love to cook and try mom n’ pop restaurants. We enjoy trying new recipes or creating our own. He got me several celebrity chef cookbooks for christmas, so we have been trying a new recipe each week. Recently, my husband started a blog to share our recipes with step by step pictures. He gets so excited writing a blog, sharing all his ideas and tips.

We use several kitchen gadgets and this huge measuring cup is great to use.

 

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Anchor Hocking 8 Cup Measuring Bowl Lid Vintage 2 QT Batter Bowl with Lid Storable Mixing Bowl AH Mix & Store Replacement Kitchen Bowl

Linda from LazyYVintage said:

Jim and I love food. Restaurants, menus, cooking shows, and trying new recipes. We try out new places, and are regulars at a few local family own restaurants. I love to cook and bake, so being a foodie is real thing for us. When my boys were little they loved to watch the Frugal Gourmet. I have a set of these Pyrex deep dish pie pans and absolutely love them. They make great lemon meringue pies.

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Pyrex Pie Pans Pair (2) of Pyrex Originals Dishes Vintage Ovenware and Cookware Ruffled Edged Pastry Pan Farmhouse Rustic Pie Baking Pans

Patty Riley from PupcakesBowWowtique said:

I really enjoy baking. When my kids were little I used to bake and decorate every birthday cake, or make cupcakes/cookies for school functions. Now the kids are grown and gone, so I have started making treats for our three dogs.

I consider this bandana to be a symbol of my passion for baking.

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Custom Flannel Over-the-Collar Bandana

Katerina Iliaki from OnceUponJewelsCo said:

I love cooking! I enjoy inviting friends in my house, sitting around a big table, eating, drinking and laughing for hours …..
At the moment I am experimenting with fish recipes…

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Tiny Fish Earrings, Little Fish Stud, Minimal Earrings, Everyday Earrings, Simple Fish Earrings, Animal Fish Earrings, Silver Stud Earrings

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit said:

We love Wine, Cheese, & Charcuterie! We have a wide selection of gifts perfect for entertaining in style and we love to cook and enjoy food with good company in high style! Our personalized cheese board is one of our most popular gift items and we specialize in providing a service as personalized as the gifts we create.

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Personalized Cheese Board & Cutlery Set with Engraved Overlapping Monogram Design Options (Each – 10″ Diameter) Print or Script Options

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns said:

Yes I love good food, cheese and wine!! And I love making tableware to showcase my food. There is nothing nicer than eating and drinking from handcrafted vessels.
So I also love being able to share these products with the world through my Etsy shop.

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Ceramic Bowl Green Cream Red Stoneware Unique Handmade Pottery Home Cooking Fruit Bowl Salad Bowl by Dawn Whitehand

Every Foodie gets their ideas by creating a different spin on a classic!
We love browsing through old cookbooks for new and interesting recipes that have been popular throughout the years. This 2 part cookbook set is a must have for all Foodies! This Meta Givens set was a staple in every aspiring chefs library and is still a much sought after set today !

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1957 Edition META GIVENs Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking Coo

Many thanks to Everyone for sharing these great FOODIE items with us!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

Lucky In Love

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Did you get lucky and find your significant other, soul mate or spouse? We all have our own word (s) for our second half, but what matters is how they make us feel. Some would say if we found our one, we were Lucky In Love!

What Lucky In Love items do you have in your shop?

Pam from PearlsVintagebyPam says as a child of divorced parents I always felt unlucky and rejected. But I got lucky. Met my husband as a freshman in college and got married as a sophomore. I have 2 children: 1 boy and 1 girl. That’s pretty lucky. I am featuring my plaster elephant bank with upward facing trunk for luck.

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Elephant coin bank

spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt said to be “lucky in love” and found one’s soul mate, many celebrate the date of their union with special gifts to their beloved. Wood represents the 5th anniversary, so I get a lot of custom orders to memorize that milestone. It’s an honor to create an item that marks such a special occasion!

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Personalized wooden jewelry box

Linda from LazyYVintage states that oh, yes. I ‘m lucky in love. I met Jim when we were 19 years old. We have been together for 40 years. He is corny and romantic and although it makes me roll my eyes sometimes; he makes me happy all the time. We have 6 kids, 4 in-law kids, and 13 grand babies. He has touched so many hearts (okay, now I’m being corny).

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Precious Moments ceramic girl

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says I ~LOVE~ reading the sweet stories above, of romance that has endured! I do consider myself lucky. I know I’m lucky to have found my soul mate, but I also know that it is our patience and forgiveness and humor and adventurous spirit that has helped us take what we were given and make it last.

The printable art I’ve include includes a background of SLS’s original photograph of love padlocks attached to a bridge over the Seine River in Paris. I’ve strolled over that bridge many times with my honey, and eventually also with our children. The golden padlocks are no longer there (the weight of all that love was too much for the bridge and they had to be removed), so this photograph reminds me of how lucky I am to have found someone as magical as my husband!

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Romantic love printable quote

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals said after having enough of MEN –I went on a special ski vacation with my girlfriend in Austria ( where I lived at the time and I am from ) and guess what –I met my husband on the last day at the hotel farewell party. @e have been married for 29 years and love each other like on day one, he gives me the cutest cards for all events of the year.

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Red heart beaded bookmark

Betsy from Betsysbijoux stated I was lucky to have my soul mate with me for 38 years before he passed away Now in my 3rd year of new normal I am lucky to be moving into an artist’s commune filled with love. Sending this to wish all luck and a life filled with love.

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18K yellow gold horseshoe charm

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says we are blessed to work and live the dream creating personalized gifts and living life to its fullest. When we started our Etsy shop, we did not know at the time that it would grow to allow us to ‘Quit Our Day Jobs’ and be able to spend time together and with our kids. Our cups run over and we have the wonderful community of buyers and sellers on Etsy to thank and want to say Thank You and Merry Christmas in July! The perfect gift for Weddings, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, & Christmas in July! We have stemless champagne flutes, trumpet-shaped champagne flutes, and crystal flutes available in our shop with any combination of our available design and font combinations. Make your gift giving personal and ship your package direct to the recipient with gift wrap and gift card services available in our shop!

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Personalized trumpet champagne flute

Richard from RichMakes said I always feel lucky in Love! have been with my partner for 9 years now! we met in Soho London. He’s an Aussie so as Kylie says! his favourite artist naturally “It was Love at First Sight”

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Hanging concrete gold leaf decor

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor states that I found my dear husband in a garbage pail!

We used to work at the same place although in different departments and on Fridays we did a 50/50 draw – you would write your name on a $2 bill and pop it into the draw bin (which was a garbage pail). I was the one selected to draw the winning bill and out popped the bill with his name on it. I had no idea who he was (he has a unique first name) so I set off to let him know he had won the prize that Friday. When I met, I realized I had found my prize. Married 36 years now I still have the bill I drew that day with his name on it.

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Romantic vintage postcard

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says Lucky In Love is loving someone so much that you love them to the moon and back… My children and my grandchildren are the one who I feel so much love for that I truly love them to the moon and back.

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Love you to the Moon fabric bookmark

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios said I’ve been with my partner for 13 years now, and we just clicked from the first moment we met. We’d known each other online for a couple of years beforehand before meeting in the flesh, wishing I’d done it sooner now!

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Personalized love story print

Dawn from DeeDeeSupplies states that I have been third time lucky in love for me!! Yes, third hubby, but it has been worth the wait – he’s a keeper!! Cooks, cleans, grows food – what more could a girl want?!

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Blue ceramic hearts

Susan and Sharon from MsPDesignsUSA says even animals can be lucky in love! Cardinals choose a mate, and then stay together through the nesting season, and sometimes for several years. The male shows off his physical attributes, such as the markings on his face and bill, during mating season. He sings to his potential mate, and even brings her delicious morsels of food.

I met my husband in college. I wouldn’t say that it was love at first sight, but he got my attention then and he still has it after almost 35 years together. Like the cardinals, we take care of each other.

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Cardinals pdf applique quilt block pattern

Pam from PamsPawsJewelry said well, I cannot say I was lucky in love but many people are!

Lovely stories here and love the Cardinal story of love! There are many animals who stay together for their whole lives, so sweet!

Many people give their mates or potential mates gifts to mark special occasions such as anniversaries, or on Valentine’s Day to show their love to their special person.

Many of these gifts have hearts in or on them as symbols of love too and here is a lovely handmade heart necklace which would be a great romantic gift!

Purple lamp work heart necklace

 

Member Feature: TheSteelStyleThings

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Please join us in welcoming Boyan of TheSteelStyleThings, our featured member!

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TheSteelStyleThings

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Boyan and I live in Bulgaria – beautiful country in Europe. I am an ironmonger who has lived for over 15 years with a plastic artist  It seems that art is contagious because after spending so many years helping my wife with the metal and wood elements, which she likes to use in her work, a good day in May 2015, I came up with Make my wife a metal flower. It was a forged copper tulip. She loved it so much, that I then made others – all metal – copper, iron, tin iron … Commit to making other objects – lamps, wall clocks, metal sculptures, wood and stone. I decided to share with you the things I do. I would be very happy if you like them!

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When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

One day in May 2015 I made wrought copper tulip for my wife. She liked it so much, that the single tulip became a series of wrought metal flowers. Some from iron, others of copper, some tinned, others patina-ed or cut-through for a lacelike effect. Than I started playing with shapes, different methods of welding and blacksmith techniques, cutting and patinating chemicals, varnishing. After the first several tulips I made some poppies. At the end of the summer of the same year we made the shop in ETSY, I also work with various art galleries in Bulgaria. As time passed I realized that one has more fun, doing different things – producing only tulips and poppies was not enough.

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Tell us a bit about your products.

Now I dedicate myself to inventing things – steel things sculptures, lamps, wall clocks … I started adding other materials – especially – stone and wood. I like experimenting with different technologies. Many times I start making objects that seem impossible – like a bouquet of lilac, a violin and an iron shoe and some others  I like to put a touch of absurd an my works. Of course – when it is not an object of use…Although sometimes it may appear in them too  In some cases my wife participates in the production of the finished product, in others – she takes part in the invention of the works. We even have mutual works. For example – she made figurines that are part of a airplane-toy and two wall clocks.

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What inspires your work?           

Inspiration is everywhere! The material – a piece of junk can get you an idea in your head  I like to walk and looking at things around, I like to “steal” ideas from all sides – always passing them from my mind and transforming them. Clearly – it inspires me the work of my wife, since we have been working together for many years and I am the one that deals with the elements of metal and wood  Naturally – the most natural inspiration – the NATURE! – the flowers! At first I did not think to invent anything – I only had an idea of copying nature.

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What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?

 I do not like planning or dreaming too much – I get up early in the morning and start working. But – that’s clear – it can not be without any planning  We have 2 exhibitions planned in Bulgaria – in April and October. For me this work is not really just business – of course, when the works are sold better, that makes me more stable, more calm and I can dedicate myself to create better  All the friends who make their business in Etsy thought that art can not be easily sold there. That is why I try to maintain a position between art and artezania. Objects can never be repeated again, some are never repeated, but most can be made to look quite alike. I would like to get at least 100 items in the store and keep them more or less with this number. I would also like to sell and produce with such speed  .. And, of course – I would like more people to know my work!

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What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

Especially – I try to do things different from the others. I put a lot of effort in inventing clocks and lamps that nobody has done the same. I do the flowers in a way that the others do not. This is not easy because I have seen tremendous metalworkers in ETSY! I try that everything is done strongly and in the best way. I do not look at the common taste – I agree that I will have fewer clients, but they will be people who share my ideas. It is very important that objects are presented well – photographs must be real and beautiful at the same time. In addition – they must give ideas of how can locate the objects. For example – extraordinary metal lamps do not look equally good in every home. But in many homes there are corners, where they can locate and fill the space with artistic atmosphere. I try to give ideas for that with the photos.

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Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

I live in the attic of a 1930’s house – in the center of the city. I use the bottom half for my workshop, In the not too cold seasons, I also work in the yard or in my wife’s workshop, which is in the same plot. I think I’m very lucky in that – work and live in the same place, without wasting time in traveling! I feel very happy to have an independent space to work.

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What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

HAHAHAHAHA! I would like to know the English language better.

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Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

Each one should know that selling in an electronic store is easier and cheaper for the owner, but it requires a lot of time resources, a lot of learning, SEO knowledge, one must spend many hours learning things that have not occurred to him and must also spend many hours developing your store – just like in a real store. It is better that there is at least one other person to divide the weight  Because if not – one will not have any time to do their general work. I really did not think it could be so hard  but right now I do not regret it at all!

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When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

My job is my hobby  But yes – I like to travel, ski, read and see what makes the rest of the world artisan and artistic.

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What is your favorite quote?

Do what you have to do and what happens!

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Where can people find out more about your business?  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSteelStyleThings

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaraBoyan

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mara_mara_g/thesteelstylethings/

Photos: https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOcmYwENnbHcCrVmFtYV6FlyHkLVpkLTAEpzGw

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 Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Yes! Happiness, good health and good luck to everyone! … and…the works of my wife.

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If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.

Furry Fashions

Contributor post by Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0

I would like to know what Furry Fashions do you make? This can be anything i.e. furry cushions, furry scarves, furry slippers etc. Anything that is furry I want to see it.

What made you make a Furry Fashion? Are they popular?

Janey Gust from janeylaughs says; I totally enjoy making furry little animals because children love to snuggle up to them. They find comfort in the softness  – so cute. I have given many away for baby gifts and sometimes I stick a rattle inside of them for newborn gifts. I started out making dolls and stuffed animals for my children and grandchildren. I went on adding dresses and other fun things to my Etsy shop.  The fun never ends and it keeps me out of trouble!

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Duck Plush Toy

Sue Kenny from SusySewandSew says; This is only a little furry. I have made some baby bibs with animal face appliques, like this bear. I have used polar fleece for the bear face to give it texture and add to the cuteness factor. Hopefully babies will enjoy touching and feeling the soft bear face too.

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Baby Bear Bib

Lisajoy Sachs from saxdsign says; Here’s a cute pair of earrings that were furry at one point in its life – these are felted wool ball earrings. I make these by needle felting the wool into round balls and then I make the earrings or other jewelry out of them. These can be made in many colors, one of my most popular is royal blue like these!

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Needle Felted Ball Earrings

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says; Buffalo hide cuff with a centre medallion of guinea feathers. It closes with a turquoise button.

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Feather Bracelet

Show Us Your Workspace: ManilaExtract

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Today we visit the workspace of Tanya Mariano Kearns from ManilaExtract who makes a great range Burlap Coffee Bag Purses, Handbags & More…  Please visit her shop and favourite some items, maybe even buy something!!

Here’s what she says about her workspace:

My tiny, Hawaii home studio is a guest bedroom. I love how it looks out into my tropical garden, beautiful Makaha Valley and offers a peek-a-boo view of the blue Pacific.