April – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Join the Christmas In July team as we celebrate April – New Arrivals.

sugararmy46 from sugararmy46 says:

For a long time I was wondering whether to start a collection dedicated to family and I decided that I will take my chances with this one. It’s not only a father and a son matching outfit – to me it is a showcase of the moments spent together, all the stories told and all shared emotions – family always come first!

sugararmy46

sugararmy46

Anna from ParisDecorPrints says:

This photograph was taken in France when I was in Mount St. Michael – beautiful place in Northern France in 2012.

ParisDecorPrintsANA

ParisDecorPrints

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

This is my newest item, listed yesterday. I had sold a few sets of printable journal pages, so I thought I would add another set in a different style. I used beach photographs from my own travels, so a bit nostalgic, and I added an overlay and the lines to write on.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

Here’s a new photograph SLS listed April 1st. To me, it celebrates the sense of peace and hope that spring evokes. The photograph was taken at Berlin, Germany’s East Side Gallery. This is one of the largest outdoor art galleries in the world. Artists have painted murals on the remnants of the old Berlin Wall. Their art serves as social and political commentary over the years. Many murals reflect anguish and sadness, but other are signs of hope.

Dove of Peace – Berlin

StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

Rachel Elliott from flyingcheesetoastie says:

I’ve just launched a brand new range of glass creatures featuring beasts from the African Savannah. This little elephant is one of them and features a classic Paisley pattern which fills its silhouette shape. Usually I only make one new creature a year so to launch 3 in one go is a big step for me!

flyingcheesetoastie

flyingcheesetoastie

Corkycrafts from Corkycrafts says:

A couple of years ago I made a rectangle basket covered in corks. I have had several convos asking when I’d create another one so for the spring I added a new size “square” to my listings.

Corkycrafts

Corkycrafts

toysfrom70s from toysfrom70s says:

I recently moved and had to downsize of in which is why my shop is on Etsy. I have a large collection of toys from my childhood and have sold several on Etsy for others to enjoy, I opened my shop last year, my loss is your gain.

toysfrom70s

toysfrom70s

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

Last week I had surgery and couldn’t really do very much afterwards. I wasn’t allowed to do any strenuous work or lifting – pretty much rest on the sofa. So I took out my knitting needles and knit up this three-piece summer outfit for 18 inch dolls – a dress with a matching beret and triangle shawl. I love to knit doll clothes – it’s fun, fast and a good way to use up all the yarn I have. Too bad that my daughter is too old to play with dolls!!

CarolaBartz

CarolaBartz

Woolly Momo from WoollyMomo says:

This little hat is new in my shop and I’ve included it here because I absolutely loved knitting it.

I originally made one for a friend as she was looking for something to wear whilst n a snowboarding holiday and hadn’t found anything like it, so I jotted down a pattern and made her one instead!

I chose a really lovely, soft and fluffy wool that was a real joy to work with (so much so that I went back to my local wool shop and bought 6 more balls of it!), but it’s also machine washable.

She absolutely loved it and snapped so many photos of herself wearing it on the snowy slopes of the French Alps! Lots of people there and back in the London asked where she got it and wanted one too, so I made some more for them after they ordered some (using up all of my 6 newly purchased balls of this wool!) and this last one I thought I’d put in my shop and let someone else buy and enjoy too.

It’s lovely to look at and even nicer to wear and I like to think it binds up friends together and keeps us warm whether just out and about in our neighborhoods on a chilly day or on top of a huge snowy mountain!

WoollyMomo

WoollyMomo

Cathy Hahn from CathysCraftWorld says:

My 85-year-old mom has been staying with me for a year now. She has moderate dementia and I am her sole caregiver. I have very little time to create anymore or concentrate on my shop but I try. I really try to do my best to everyone and everything in my life (including my two kittens)!

These rings came to life when my mom left most of her jewelry in Florida with her cousin. She likes her jewelry very plain and simple. I wanted her to wear something feminine and colorful. I looked into the making of polymer clay flowers as I thought they were simply gorgeous!

I was determined to give my mom some color!
I made this set of two, the larger for me, the smaller for her (I knew I could only push my luck so far)!

She loves her ring

I’ve made duplicate designs and sets since that my mum and I share so we both decided that, this , should be the first piece I sell as they were the first colors we loved and shared.

CathysCraftWorld

CathysCraftWorld

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says:

April showers bring May flowers! This button pendant features a flower in the center with a swirly design that makes me think of spring or gardens. I love to work with buttons and when I saw these vintage look buttons, I was inspired to put them into a necklace. The brown and white combination is great for spring or summer!

mscenna

mscenna

 HealingHorse SouthernLight from FourDirectionsLight says:

People ask me to make a special item for a special need they have. I am a Herbalist. I feel a way I can serve and help others is through finding just the right synergy formula for the individual’s life and body. This is a lavender sugar scrub. It is a combination of different sugars as well as jojoba and other carrier oils. It contains a wonderful lavender based synergy formula. I know this products helps my sensitive skin as well as my inner core being. It helps others, as well.

When one has autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, mental health disease or dysfunction in their family, most of the time, a little herbal synergy goes a long way as a coping mechanism for these issues.

Blessings to all!

FourDirectionsLight

FourDirectionsLight

May – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Join the Christmas In July team as we celebrate May – New Arrivals.

Carolyn Eady from SproutsPressDesigns says:

I’ve always wanted to design and craft a line of journals that are completely my own. I feel this series of Fancy Coptic Journals is a step in the right direction. The covers showcase paper that I hand-dyed, yielding unique results, making each book one of a kind. And while the coptic stitch is fairly common, I’ve amended it to show off the spine of the book.

SproutsPressDesigns

SproutsPressDesigns

Sarah Johnson from BellaBoutique23 says:

One of my closest friends loves tea and many times as we spend time together she will offer me a cup of tea as we share, laugh, cry, or just enjoy each other in silence. As I made the card, I thought of her, “A cup of Tea warms the soul like a good friend”.

BellaBoutique23

BellaBoutique23

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

At the moment I have quite a few friends who are having babies! Havng 2 boys of my own (one of them a baby), thought why not make a baby boy card to welcome a new baby! The card is layered giving it a 3D effect.

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Lin Collette from rhodyart says:

From a purely practical standpoint, I need to add more get well/encouragement cards to the shop, so that’s one reason I made this.
On a more creative level, though, I love to work with vintage photos and images of people from bygone times and imagine what they might be thinking, especially if their expression is very prim and proper.

This particular image, I think, is from a website called The Graphics Fairy and it’s one of a set of Victorian Shakespearean images of Shakespeare heroines. I did notice that Lady Macbeth is not included in this set (lol) and if you know the play, you’ll understand why.

I like to use vintage style patterned papers to evoke that mood of a time past, hence my choice of the red and white paper used here-the red pattern is actually flocked onto the paper so it’s raised and feels very nice. Adds a little extra touch.

Though I do other work that I don’t usually sell on Etsy, I always, always come back to doing these cards because I enjoy them.

rhodyart

rhodyart

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

I had this idea of including a compass on a graduation card. I like the idea of pointing to the right direction after graduation and finding a way through life. A graduation is a start for that, isn’t it? My daughter will graduate from high school next year, so this topic is currently close to me.

CarolaBartz

CarolaBartz

Cathy Hahn from CathysCraftWorld says:

I love making things for children. Although my shop is for everyone, I have a special love for creating things for babies and children. I love making frames that can either be picture frames or decorations all by themselves. I would love to have people come see what I do as I also love browsing other’s shops!

CathysCraftWorld

CathysCraftWorld

Tanya Hladovska from Unicard says:

With this set of postcards you will be able to congratulate all the members of your family or friends. Сolorful handmade card will please anyone. I make them in spring and summer and let all the warmth of this seasons be transferred to your close people on winter evenings.

Unicard

Unicard

Carmen from Mipezluna says:

Lately I have become an addict to make these pouches with amigurumi.
My little daughter loves them and uses the first one that I made to keep her “castañuelas” that she uses in Spanish dancing class. Now all her friends want one for themselves!

Mipezluna

Mipezluna

Theresa Holland from KraftyGrannysHome says:

I love creating these and they are so useful, always looking through my stash of fabric to find a combo that I like.

KraftyGrannysHome

KraftyGrannysHome

MissMinù from TinyFeltHeart says:

It’s very, very warm here, it seems Summer has already arrived! And I prefer rainy days and cold weather!

I’m always thinking about Christmas, especially in Spring-Summer.

It’s one of my Happy thoughts!

I’m sewing some Christmas items and I’m listening to ‘Have Yourself a merry Little Christmas’ sung by Judy Garland in ‘Meet me in St. Louis’.

TinyFeltHeart

TinyFeltHeart

Sarah from bellazahn says:

 Don’t you just love the Scandinavian feel of all these stockings? They remind me of the handknitted jumpers my mother used to knit when we were kids. Sadly my knitting skills are not up to making them in wool so this advent calendar in cotton will have to be my new favourite instead!

bellazahn

bellazahn

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

I have started to ramp up my Christmas listings already. This charming pillow cover is made with a section of one of my antique postcards and adds just the right vintage touch to the upcoming holiday season decorating. Actually I think it is charming enough to leave out for the entire winter season. Soft and cuddly the pillow cover is made from velveteen – ahh, just perfect to cuddle with on those cold winter nights (yup, those cold nights will return).

TheOldBarnDoor

TheOldBarnDoor

Candy Rauber from WickedlyCreative says:

I love vintage items and when I found this sweet honey bee pattern, I just had to embroider it! I picked a new fabric for the back that had a mod style to it which adds to the retro feel. It would be a lovely spring and summer decor item and would be a fabulous gift for a bee collector or gardener.

WickedlyCreative

WickedlyCreative

Ildi Garay from PitzicatVintage says:

I love all vintage things and summer dresses are high on my list to love. This seersucker sundress is so typical of the 1950’s 1960’s .
Beautifully made and so perfect for summer.

PitzicatVintage

PitzicatVintage

Natalia from KMalinkaVintage says:

I believe this skirt was a custom made piece, it’s so extremely well done. The fabric is so rich with eyelet ruffles and silver eagles. I found this skirt in Thrift store in Palm Spring, CA.

KMalinkaVintage

KMalinkaVintage

Rachel Palmer from 910woolgathering says:

I love this soft organic cotton for spring and summer hats. I designed this hat using the common fan pattern striped in such a way to produce the ever popular chevron pattern. The muted colors complement each other and the style and texture remind me of Victorian era fashion.

910woolgathering

910woolgathering

Sally Manke from SallyManke says:

Newbie today: I have a new couching foot for my long arm sewing machine. My VAST stock (hoard is my hubby’s word for this pile) of sari silk ribbon works so well with it. The result of my silk and huge pile of pics of the local sunset over Lake Michigan.

SallyManke

SallyManke

Becky from LollysCubbyHole says:

Starting off the summer with some newly created wreaths. This one is a great way to honor the USA in your home!

LollysCubbyHole

LollysCubbyHole

Irith Mashiah from rioritajewelry says:

I have had this ancient Roman coin showing the image of Roman empress Julia Domna on one side and Roman goddess Diana on the other. As I love to set ancient coins in my sterling silver rings, I have set it in a predesigned ring I made for the coin and decorated it with a hammered. silver thread. I believe that mainly women can wear it with pride.

rioritajewelry

rioritajewelry

Rose Baker from RosebudsOriginals says:

There’s something about the quiet, yet elegant simplicity of antique white china bowls. Found recently in a Victorian estate sale, these beautiful bowls celebrated many a holiday meal with family.

RosebudsOriginals

RosebudsOriginals

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This cute little bowl is made using the pinching method – I love making pinch pots because they are very intimate and hands on, and the shape of the finished bowl reflects the shape of the makers hand…. it is almost a document in clay!
I also love pinch pots because they are very organic, and the green glaze used on this bowl serves to heighten this natural feel.

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

Karen from KarenLovesAntiques says:

This is a rare 1st edition book that was recently found at a local
estate sale in Nevada County, Ca. Amazing find!

KarenLovesAntiques

KarenLovesAntiques

Valentina Cáceres from JuguetesEloisa says:

This was originally a custom order made for one of my regular customers. I was really happy when she asked me to do it. When I took the picture of the whole order I saw it and I thought, well that is a very good spring set!

JuguetesEloisa

JuguetesEloisa

Walter Silva from WalterSilva says:

This items was inspired by Fishing trips with granddad! It’s a great keepsake / valet box.

WalterSilva

WalterSilva