Make My Life Easier

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

When you think of getting organized for yourself, your family, your business and your life in general what comes to mind?

Lists, storage containers, bottles, boxes, planners etc.

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset says what a pretty way to organize your papers, magazines, etc., then this gold wire Cottage Chic beaded wall organizer? I love when I find something unique at estate sales and this is one of them.

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Metal organizer

Cindy from Cynhumphrey said I happen to be a lady who has a lot of rings and stud earrings. The earrings really don’t store well in the homemade earring frame I made so they often would get thrown into a bowl and sit in a muddled mess on my counter.

This unique koi designer shoe solved the problem! Not only can I use it to store rings, it also works for my stud earrings! All I have to do is simply slide the jewelry I want to store in between two of the cushioned rows and I’m organized!

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Koi fish patterned high heel ring holder

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio states I love cooking, and I have loads of coffee and flour stained cookbooks. But many of my family recipes are scattered on loose papers and frequently lost or overlooked. My Mother’s beloved handwritten recipe booklet is getting worn and tattered.

Printable recipe papers for a family recipe binder has solved that problem. My sisters and I are gradually transcribing my Mother’s book for future chefs, and we’re adding our own new recipes as well. Since the recipe papers are digital, we can print out at home, but also email recipes to share with family and friends.

Our SLP customers love these printable recipe pages. This black and white version is especially popular because cooks can print out as many as needed but they don’t have to use up a lot of their home computer printer ink in doing so. The papers can be printed out in black and white, or used with standard American letter-sized colored paper.

We have a Deluxe version as well, with many more options, and more designs available in our ~Recipe~ section. SLP even offers an recipe transcription service! Happy baking.

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Printable recipe binder

Przemila from CanisArtStudio says I prepared a series of wooden painted boxes with natural themes. Here is a natural wooden box for jewelry with the theme of spring bird and apple blossom. It’s very good also to hold credit cards or other treasures. This is something for those people who like to have a lot of small things and can hide this little mess into a nice, colorful box that will decorate your bedroom or desk.

Decorated wooden jewelry box

Marta from GottliebTextiles said a makeup bag is a very big helper to keep your bag nice and tidy. All your lipsticks, credit cards, coins, keys, or any other small items can fit in this practical purse. No more desperate digging in your bag.

Bicycle makeup bag

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit states the perfect personalized gift for the owner of a disorganized desk is only a click away, we permanently engrave all of the products in our shop and specialize in creating personalized gifts using any of the designs in our portfolio, fonts we have available from our selection, and also offer additional design services for logo conversion, gift wrap, and gift cards for shipping directly to your recipient.

Personalized pen holder

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Hearts On Fire

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Hearts are all around us, especially around Valentine’s Day. Hearts are used to show affection, love and friendship.

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says love is in the air and we hope it is here to stay. May the spirit of Valentine’s Day be with you everyday. May you love the way you may to make love stay and we hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Personalized Young Love Custom Picture Frame

Nancy from EponasCrystals said I love pearls and hearts! Here they are combined to make a leather, pearl and tassel necklace. The connector says “Love is the answer”. That says it all!

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Pearls and Leather Tassel Necklace

Cindy from Cynhumphrey states you may wear your heart on your sleeve but now you can show off a heart on your wine glasses too! These are fun wine accessories to show off your love for wine and add a touch of romance to a candle lit dinner.

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Beaded heart wine charm

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says these Hearts are great for the everyday Music Lover in all of us or to use as a unique Valentine Decor. Great for everyday Decor also. Express your love of Music and hang this fun Banner in a special place.

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Hearts banner

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset  said these are hand painted mugs by ME…My son and I always leave our conversations with ‘Love You More’. I made the mugs for my son and his wife then made a couple extra for my Etsy shop.

Love you more heart mug

Mairi from MairiDesign states like all our hearts, this fiery-red glass heart is strong yet fragile, treat it kindly and it’ll last a lifetime. Beautiful glass for the sunshine to catch and remind us how much we are loved.

Red glass heart suncatcher

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says we were thrilled to find this set of angel candle huggers complete with their original box!

These were intended to be Christmas decorations, but could easily be placed in other candle holders and “hug” pink or white candles for Valentine’s Day. Each angel holds a puffy pink heart. They were made by Dansan in Japan Circa 40’s.

Vintage angel candle hugger

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says we have all met those teachers who just keep giving and giving. We’ve designed our ‘Big Hearts Little Minds’ art in honor of all those educators who always have more love, patience and wisdom to share. Since this item is digital it’s really versatile and can be used as a digital greeting, inserted in a blog or email, or printed out at home or professionally to give as a gift.

‘Big Hearts Little Minds’ Art

Astrid Stenerud Prayag from RedNeedleQuilts says love in the air and St Valentine’s Day should be celebrated every day. Decorate your table with these unique place mats and enjoy a romantic dinner for two. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day Quilted Placemats

Items Of The Week: All About Men

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Reception Decor

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

So you’re giving a reception! Wedding? A special event? What have you seen at receptions that knocks your socks off? Our Christmas in July team members shared these special reception items and stories.

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Wooden heart is useful both as a decoration and a small gift for a wedding or other party. Usually, I add a small wooden heart to every order in my store but my clients ask me to order a special heart with their pet portrait or another own motive, Therefore I have designed a series of wooden painted hearts like this:

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Christine from cwagenblass9 says:

Personalized gift tags for your wedding guests that say “Thank You” for being apart of your special day.

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Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

This past summer I was at a wedding and a cell phone was ringing during a crucial part of the ceremony. It was the bride’s own mother who had forgotten to turn her phone off. She was so flabbergasted (and probably nervous and embarrassed) she didn’t really turn it off correctly. So a little while later it rang again!!

SLS event signs present an elegant way to get the necessities out of the way during any hush hush occasion. We do offer printed signs as well as our digital, print yourself variety. This comes in handy since once you’ve purchased the digital file, you are able to print off as many as needed in a number of sizes.

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Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

One wine decanter to serve them all! Our sand-carved decanters don’t get any bigger! Impress your guests and keep them entertained at the same time. Don’t wine about not finding a unique idea for your reception, visit our shop @Designsthelimit for more ideas.

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pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

Weddings are a true blessing. Often weddings take place in a church and are officiated by a pastor. This is a clear glass church figure with stained glass window. The glass church lights up by a switch.

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Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

I think a very cute way to make shower and wedding favors look special is adding some charms to the gifts! I can do anything and any theme a bride would wish for! Be it zipper pull or just add on to the ribbon the favors are tied with
making wedding favor gifts a memento for years to come!

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Pass The Bottle

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

There are so many types of bottles in the world. Decorated ones, rustic ones, baby bottles, glass and plastic and so many more.

We want to see all your bottles and all about them here. Please tell us what it’s for, who would use it and more.

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset says I love old bottles. I found this one at an estate sale. At first, I thought it was a huge (4×4 Inches) old ink bottle. Later, I thought it could also be the bottom of a hurricane lamp. Right now, it is still a mystery to me what type of bottle it really is. To make it even more unique I decorated it by hand painting a floral design around it. I think it would make a lovely bud vase. Can you help in deciding what this bottle was used for back in the day?

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Ink bottle

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says this vintage spice jar was found among my mother’s thing after she passed. It is probably from the 60’s. I thought it would be nice to repurpose it.

Beautiful golden vintage spice jar decorated with sari ribbons, burlap, jewels and altered art. The bottle is colored with golden and maroon shades. The top opens and closes with a locking mechanism. Place your treasures inside or just use for home decoration.

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Gypsy bottle

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit states we specialize in creating top shelf gifts and our deep sand-carved decanters make the perfect gift for the top shelf recipient! Enter your last name on the decanter, include a single initial on the stopper, and include a set of monogrammed ice stones or tumblers for the ultimate bar set available @DesignstheLimit

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Decanter set

Cindy from Cynhumphrey says pass the bottle please! Oh wait, it looks like this upcycled wine bottle has already been passed around and is now a beautiful flower vase! It would look great in the kitchen, dining room, entry way, or office!

Green altered bottle

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio said what better way to christen a New Year than with a pop of the cork of a bottle of champagne? Our gold and black printable art is quick and easy to print and perfect for DIY party decor. This instant downloadable art can be printed out to table sizes on up to large posters and since it’s digital, it can even be used as New Year electronic greetings. SLS is more than happy to customize this gold champagne bottle too!

New Year Printable

Marta Gotliba from GottliebTextiles says so, this is a set of two cotton dish cloths, a perfect gift for a couple who shares their love for wine and/or beer. And as we know, both beverages live in the bottles.

Beer and Wine Towels

Mythical Creatures

Contributor post by Cindy Humphrey of Cynhumphrey

Let us journey into a world of mythical creatures! Creep into the depths of your imagination and check out these examples on display in some Etsy shops. Many wonder and have questions as to whether some mythical creatures are real. One thing I can guarantee is that whether you believe or not, some talented people have been able to depict them in amazing and fun ways! Whether it be unicorns, dragons, mermaids, garden fairies or a phoenix, young and old alike are familiar with some sort of mythical creature. Here’s what I’m talking about.

Susan – Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:

Mermaids are the stuff of legends! Many ancient cultures’ folklore included tales of part-human & part-fish creatures, some who were good, and others who caused trouble for the humans who were unfortunate enough to encounter them.

Our little mermaid is a good creature. She has beautiful flowing hair, and a lovely singing voice. You might just hear her song, if you listen very closely.

Mermaid Applique Pattern

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

Our cute little gnomes make everyone believe in the magic of Christmas and the joy of gift giving. SLS team member Ruby had fun designing this card, which is one of our most popular. Ruby drew inspiration from a childhood growing up exploring the woods and creek behind her home, peeking under rocks for elves and under ferns for magical gnomes.

Gnome Greeting Card

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

In addition to the personalized gifts we create in our Etsy shop, we also create beautiful glass artwork on commission for any design you can imagine using any size or type of glass or mirror for any application or installation. Contact us for a free estimate for any idea you have in mind.

Custom Glass Artwork

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Eye of the dragon. It looks a little scary, but it’s a mythical creature and should impress. I plan to develop this topic in my store and offer more on this subject soon.

Eye of the Dragon Abstract Drawing

Family Fun

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

There are so many types of fun things to do as a family. You could go on vacation together, stay home and play games and so much more.

What do you have in your shop that revolves around family fun?

Susan-Sharon from MsPDesignsUSA said family fun! My kids always liked to go to the park to play, maybe with some friends. We’d play ball, skate, have a picnic, go for a swim, and just enjoy spending precious time together.

This quilt pattern features a variety of dogs (who are part of the family!), having fun at the park!

Dog park applique quilt

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit state we like to say, “If you aren’t having fun, you aren’t doing it right!” Have fun using this personalized chess set and then store conveniently when not in use. We specialize in providing unique personalized gifts and our shop wouldn’t be complete without a little thought provoking fun. We offer our personalized chess set engraved with choice of text in any font we have available and also offer additional gift services including gift wrap and gift cards for shipping your gift directly to your recipient. We hope you have fun this holiday season!

Personalized chess set

Bibi from hippie2happy says women in my family love to smell good, look good and feel good and that includes their feet. So I created a foot scrub using natural ingredients for dry, parched feet that offers hydration and protection while scrubbing dead cells away. They now are happy with their soft smooth feet and I’m happy knowing my product works. They’re always ordering refills!

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French pink clay scrub