New Team Members: October 2018

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who recently joined! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Gytautė from Baggagehouse says

Creating leather bags has been my hobby for almost 5 years but, only one year ago, I decided to open the shop and offer my bags to a wider audience. Travelling is my other hobby, so my brand name is very closely related to it. Most of my bags were created by thinking about how would they fit for travelling, other ones by thinking about how to make life more convenient or stylish. If possible, I like to create adjustable items that could be worn in a few different ways and be practical. I am very grateful for your accepting me to your team.
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Brown Leather Belt Bag

lilibet design from lilibetdesign says

My specialty is vintage Christmas ornaments and decor! I’ve come to love it over the years and my area of focus is German and Scandinavian. This Swedish piece isn’t necessarily Christmas, but these little Swedish figures look great with Christmas decor.
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Vintage Swedish Pine Cone Ornament

Gabrielle BARBIER from frenchjewelryvintage says

I create unique handmade model jewelry at home on my dining table. I started with pearl necklaces, then I wanted to do special things according to my feelings and I’m constantly moving in my head, so my creations follow my ideas. I love to make big breastplates, a unique model of a design that will never be redone identically but in the spirit. I am passionate about Greek or Roman mythology as well as ancient Egypt. When I go into the Native American phase I make crazy jewelry that can take almost a month but I love!

I love the mysterious steampunk, romantic gothic, Victorian, retro and vintage universes as I incorporate vintage supplies into my creations whenever I can. I love fairies, unicorns, the Renaissance, cities and everything that inspires me.

I have a tricolor Collie dog who sleeps with us in my arms and I hope to have a baby kitten again next year. I love nature, lace and everything that makes you dream. I registered in Christmas in July several years ago but I was afraid to start, that’s done and thank you for accepting me.

I present you a jewel that I love and that asked a lot of time of me to realize.

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Native American Necklace

My Etsy shop is DianeDCrochet. You can find crocheted items like Afghans, hats, scarves, bags and shawls.
As we are heading into the winter months (at least in my neck of the woods), scarves and hats will be needed to help keep us warm. Shawls are great to wear in cool evenings.

My crocheted bags are good for the Farmer’s Market, the beach, the pool, or storage. If you are taking a winter vacation to someplace warm, the bags are packable and don’t take up a lot of space in your luggage.

I also do crafts fairs in November and early December.

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Crochet Triangle Shawl

I’m Anrusa, a digital artist, photographer and designer based in France. My store is FairyMagicChest and is inspired by fairy tales, adventures and also in old and charming times. I love my work because I think it makes people happy , mostly children, and this is so beautiful!

In the store, you can find digital backgrounds and overlays to create art from your own photographs, especially for children. These final creations can become magical prints, you can get from them fine wall art, greeting cards or just photographs to save as a treasures for a lifetime.

I am also introducing photographs that I take from charming places in Paris and other places from France.

I love all my items, but I chose this one because is about Christmas, like the team’s name!

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Christmas Digital Background

My shop is Joanna’s Scented Soaps, where you can find handmade Soap Art!
This means
– One-of-A-Kind Soap Cake as home décor,
– Soaps gift set ties with a jewelry, a charm for Good Luck, a Christmas decorative ornament, a glass decorative, a scarf, a keyring – a gift for everyone, any occasion on every budget!
– Seasonal items for holidays and all occasions – especially for Festive Table Decoration.

This holiday season, I propose that you to decorate and style up your dining table with something different – a small gift box to show your guests you care, to surprise them and say “We’re glad you were here!.

Each very beautifully packed box contains a luxury scented soap, organza cloth, ribbons matching the soap’s color, and a small festive decorative.

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Luxury Decorative Soap

I am a lover of the jewels of the theater, it is with my art that I create sacred ornaments, such as votive hearts, relics, crosses.

I like to immerse myself in the distant past, imagining the jewels of those times that we read in history books. My true love is the painting and restoration of old furniture, but not having much space at home, I found another way to occupy my hands with tools, which is silverware in jewelry.

I create the past of jewels from nothing, with elements that I find in flea markets.

And, living in Italy, there is a world yet to be discovered of old things with stories to tell.

I have such a great passion for markets and stuff from the past, that my house has become a museum, so, along with my pets and my husband, we are looking for a bigger house, maybe near the sea, which is another element that makes me feel good.

I like to represent, in each creation, an emblem of myself: there’s so much of me in the past.

I am very grateful for your accepting me into your team. Here is one of my most recent articles.

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Sacred Heart necklace with Byzantine cross

I’m Bianca and I live in the countryside, the beautiful “Westerwald” in Germany. I studied architecture and design and absolutely love design “with humor”. So I try to create playful and humorous products which are able to raise a smile.
In the beginning, I started making gifts for my family and friends. In 2009, I decided to try to share my work with more people and thus the brand “blanc” was born. Since then, I sell, under this name, cute bookmarks, magnets, key chains and other things for a beautiful home.

Thank you so much for accepting me into your team!

Here’s one of my bookmarks.

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Elephant Bookmark

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New Team Members: July

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who joined in July! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Mindi Hinson from MindisCustomCreation says:

Hi all!

I have been creating and designing things for as long as I can remember. It hasn’t been until recently that I found my passion for wood working and signs. I am a wife and mother to four kids and four dogs. To say my house is hectic, is an understatement. The entire process of creating my signs is were I find my peace, my “me” time.

I was excited when I found this group. Not only does it give me a chance to get my work out there, but I get to see al the beautiful items everyone else makes that I may not have seen otherwise.

Thanks for excepting me to the group!

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Patricia from IntricateAccessories says:

Hello!

My name is Patricia and I’m an Intricate Bead Artist & Street Style Knitwear Designer.

I started off by creating knitwear fashion and accessories for myself. As an Intricate Bead Artist, I have created many purses and pieces of art with thousands of tiny Japanese Beads.

Intricate Accessories was opened in March of 2017 and it really has been a positive experience. This year I hope to add some bead accessories.

I found a link to this group in the forums. I’m happy to be a part of this team.

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Gail from QuiltSewPieceful says:

Hi everyone! This is Gail from QuiltSewPieceful.

So, you can probably guess that I’m a quilter! I have been selling my quilts, pillow, table runners and more for 9 years. Gasp! Time really does seem to fly. My shop slogan is “Quilts for Holidays and Everyday”. I love to make items for holidays, but especially for Christmas. I seem to specialize in Christmas Tree Skirts, but also make lots of table runners, some wall hangings and a few lap quilts.

I discovered quilting over 20 years ago. I wanted a quilt for our king size bed, so I went to a quilt shop. I honestly thought that’s where you bought quilts. I was nearly speechless when I discovered I could make my own, by buying the fabric there, and they would even teach me to do it. I have been hooked ever since. Of course, it would have been a lot cheaper to buy the best quilt that I could find, than to take up quilting, but I have never regretted it!

Years later, I taught quilting classes at that same shop, and even was the shop manager for a number of years.

I sell on Etsy because I just can’t stop buying all the amazing new fabrics I find, and turning those fabrics into quilts.

Thanks for having me on your team.

This pattern is for a Christmas Tree Skirt that I designed.

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Margaret McKee Huey from MargaretandMargaret says:

Hey! I have been designing counted cross stitch designs since 1985! I have quite a few Christmas designs – especially stockings.

Here is one of my best sellers!

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Barbara Hagee from SewTrulyMe says:

Hello! Although my shop says I’ve been open since 2009, I have only been actively selling for two years. There has been so much for me to learn selling on Etsy. The forums and teams are an incredible resource.
There is so much more for me to continue to learn. If I fail to successfully attach a sample listing, my apologies. One more thing to add to the LEARN TO DO list.

As I’ve gotten older, I started transitioning into making making smaller and lighter items. I enjoy the challenge of designing, sewing, and selling mini hats / fascinators.

I look forward to being part of the team. Merry Christmas!

Barbara

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Judy from PiecesOfMePaperCraft says:

My name is Judy and I’ve had my paper crafting shop since 2012, although I’ve been on Etsy since 2009. I previously sold jewelry for my daughter but closed that shop.

I started scrapbooking in 1998 and began selling handmade embellishments on ebay in 2001. I did that for a couple of years, then let it go when the competition started selling mass produced items.

My shop sells mostly handmade cards, but I also sell gift tags and DIY blank tags. My shop was closed from Sept. 2017 to April 1, 2018 while I underwent treatment for breast cancer. I’m healthy now and happy to be back.

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Bobbie Ann Pimm from PimmCreations says:

Hi everyone! I’m into a little bit of everything. I started painting abstracts and then lamps from wine bottles, night lights, lighted/decorated bottles, jewelry and will be adding some pillow and other decorating accessories and home necessities, too. I mostly focus on Upcyling and Reusing to reduce my personal carbon imprint on the environment. This lamp made from a wine bottle and an acrylic skin represents me perfectly.

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New Team Members: June

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who joined in June! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Cindy Witt from Bowsbaublesandbeads says:

Hi Everyone! My name is Cindy Witt. I live in the sunshine state where even at Christmas it’s July! I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. Several years ago I fell in love with making tutus. They put a smile on everyone’s face! I put my fun tutus on everything from nail polish to mason jars! Then a Christmas I decided to put a tutu on my Christmas tree. From there my tree skirts were born.

I custom make them to match the customers tree and so far they have been a big hit.

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judy mullins from vintagetochic says:

Hello everyone, my name is Judy Mullins and I live in the great smoky mountains, Piegon Forge and Gatlinburg area which is the craft capital of the east coast and so many Christmas shops it is Christmas all year around. My love of decorative art begin over 35 years ago and has been a great full time business for me. Holiday items have always been my favorite to create and my best sellers. Sharing one of our recycled glass jugs with you today decorated for Christmas and lighted. My hubby is my partner and does most all my prep work. Come visit, happy to chat.

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New Team Members: May

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who joined in May! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Simona from LaLunadiLanaHandmade says:

Hi everyone!

I live in Rome and have two children, I love to crochet items for babies and child and this is what I sell in my shop.

My dream is to crochet full time and leave my official job in a boring office because my minds always go to my yarns and new project and I believe that Mums can do everything!

Christmas is my favourite days of the year so… this team match perfectly to me.

To introduce my items in this team I choose this item…
matching with the Chritmas moode, this hat is my own design and I hope one day to write the pattern and became also a crochet designer..

I know it’s springtime now… but why not Christmas in May?

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New Team Members: February 2018

Contributor post by Cindy Humphrey of Cynhumphrey

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who joined in February! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Caroline from SoyCandlesbyCaroline shares:

Hello everyone! My name is Caroline and I have an Etsy shop in which I sell my hand-poured soy candles! Soy Candles are a much healthier alternative to other candles on the market. I am passionate about the candles I pour and believe this Lemongrass Candle best represents Soy Candles by Caroline!

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Sandra Darlene from SDDigitalDesign shares:

Hi – my name is Sandra from SD Digital Design. My shop is filled with adorable printable art that shares a message, offers inspiration or just makes you smile! I combine text and graphics into one-of-a-kind digital designs!

I started my Etsy shop believing it was “possible”. The first print I designed reminds me dreams do come true.

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Savinaki from DriadesNatural shares:

Hello! I am Savina.

Me and my husband own a small, family skincare company based in Greece. We produce 100% natural, freshly handmade to order herbal beauty elixirs. Most of them are vegan and organic, all of them aroma therapeutic.

We are new to Etsy but our lab has a presence of more than 7 years in the Greek market.

We love what we do! Most of all, we love to have happy clients who after using our products realize what Nature can do for our skin and mood!

Nice to be here with you.

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New Team Members: January 2018

Contributor post by Cindy Humphrey of Cynhumphrey

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who joined in January! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Lasma from StorkyDesign shares:

We are two girls from Latvia. We make baby booties, wedding ring pillows and crochet toys.

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DeUno from DeUno shares:

Hello to all members! Happy to join! Looking forward to participate in group activities!

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Grazyna Ossowska from GOceramikaautorska shares:

Hi, I am a ceramics addict based in Poland. I make ceramic home decorations and functional pottery also. Thank you for having me in the group. Please have a look at my store.

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Viancamercedes from viancamercedes shares:

Hi,  My name is Vianca Mercedes and I am from Brooklyn, NY.  I make handcrafted jewelry from scratch. Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this group.

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Marta Gotliba from ArtByMartaGotliba shares:

Hello everyone,

My name is Marta and I am totally addicted to color pencils. I draw almost every day and since I have many drawings in a folder I decided to open another Etsy shop (I have one that sells embroidered textiles) to sell my art works. My favorite themes are birds and desserts but occasionally I go a bit outside my comfort zone and try drawing other subjects. This is my most favorite bird – kingfisher, it also describes my work style – loads of color, white background and many structured details.

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New Team Members: November

Contributor post by Cindy of Cynhumphrey

Please join us in welcoming the new Etsy Christmas In July team members who joined in November! Take a moment to check out their shops, and share on social media using the hashtag #EtsyCIJ! Thank you!

Defne of TegmenMandalaArt  says:

Hello Everyone. My name is Defne and I live in Izmir, Turkey with my husband, 12 year old son , two dogs (Jack Russell and Doberman ) and a Bearded Dragon.

I come from a design background and I am passionate about all kinds of crafts and crafts related things.

My main interests include crocheting, painting, stitching, knitting, wood burning etc. but I especially love to create mandalas.

All items on my page are unique and handmade by myself. When creating a mandala I do my best to impart as much love and as many good vibes as I can into each piece!

This is a crocheted Mandala Doily for Christmas.  The pattern was created by myself and is unique. It’s a small representation of my mandala related creations in my shop.

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Elena of KoraElenaJewelry says:

Hi. My name is Elena. I’m from Ukraine. I do jewelry from a polymer clay. I like to use beads, a tape shibori and other materials.

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