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!

Duck Plush Toy

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.

Baby Bear Bibi

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

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Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Emily / QuirkyEleganceEm / Singapore, SG / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Antonia / SueEllenDreamland / Athens, GR / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Roberta / FarfallaDorata / Florence, IT / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Jessica / GusandOllie / Hamburg, DE / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. Julie / EveryoneLovesGifts0 / Sheffield, UK / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gail / kensingtonminiatures / New York, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Cindy / Cynhumphrey / Virgina, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Cerena / CerenaLevene / Florida, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Leah / UniquelyWiredBeads / Ohio, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Donna / TreasuresFromTheLake / Ohio, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Carol / SilverTrove / Missouri, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Tara / BlueWorldTreasures / Grande Prarie, CA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017!

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 – EveryoneLovesGifts0

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

#CIJPopUpMarket #4 Shop – Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0

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1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

My shop name is EveryoneLovesGifts0.

As I make jewellery I look for inspiration everywhere, nature is a great one for inspiration with all the colours, textures and designs all around us.

I also love to look around for different beads and charms, when looking I get ideas in my head with what I can do with what.

As I suffer from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I like to create different jewellery designs to incorporate the purple look, I make designs on what I think my customer likes.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

Since I first started on Etsy at the end of 2015 my shop has evolved with the amount of jewellery designs I offer, I believe my photography has got better with time with more improvements available.

I also believe you never stop learning about you and your shop as both always evolve over time.

3. What do you love most about your work?

I love that my customers wear my jewellery and like it. I love everything all about my work even though it is hard work to keep a business moving I enjoy everything about it to stand back and say ‘I did that’.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

Not everyone shares my playlist but I do love my dance music, anything that gets you moving to the music really uplifts me and gets my drain going.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

I don’t have a favorite place to read but I do read in bed, in the garden when its nice and in my conservatory surrounded by the outside world.

Right now I am reading a book called ‘Charlie Mike’ that is a true story about veterans linked by tragedy. They come home from their tours wounded. Eric Greitens and Jake Wood wanted to help people even though they have left the military. Fellow soldiers debark to Haiti after the 2011 earthquake or in New York City after Hurricane Sandy.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: EveryoneLovesGifts

Instagram: EveryoneLovesGifts

Twitter: EveryoneLovesGifts

Welcome To #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are thrilled about our third annual #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017!! A party in the streets of our blog! The streets are shut down and your tents are up and ready to showcase your unique items for you.

We have a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops are here for you and they are looking to interact with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017 will be individually introduced so please check in throughout the day to look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Emily / QuirkyEleganceEm / Singapore, SG / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Antonia / SueEllenDreamland / Athens, GR / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Roberta / FarfallaDorata / Florence, IT / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Jessica / GusandOllie / Hamburg, DE / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. Julie / EveryoneLovesGifts0 / Sheffield, UK / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gail / kensingtonminiatures / New York, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Cindy / Cynhumphrey / Virgina, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Cerena / CerenaLevene / Florida, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Leah / UniquelyWiredBeads / Ohio, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. Donna / TreasuresFromTheLake / Ohio, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Carol / SilverTrove / Missouri, USA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Tara / BlueWorldTreasures / Grande Prarie, CA / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

 

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media as you visit all the fabulous shops today!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #4 2017!

Eco Friendly Ideas

Contributor post by Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0

Here at CIJ we wanted to know what Eco Friendly Ideas you have and share with others.

I would like to know what do you do for the economy? Do you have any eco-friendly idea to share? This can be if you recycle around the home? This could be something you do to help the environment, anything that you do that consists with Eco Friendly Ideas.

Lia Russo from Ghirlandamo says; My one-of-a-kind ring holder is eco-friendly and really suggested for a rustic wedding. It will for sure be amazing for a bride who is organizing a green wedding and loves eco-friendly accessories. Almost all the ring pillow components are natural. The basis is a nice birch slice, covered by real moss, decorated with a bunch of micro white flowers.

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Rustic Moss Ring Pillow

Pam Colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says; It sure is ecofriendly not to use electricity to make coffee. When camping make coffee over an open fire. You can even do it at home on your fire pit in the back yard. Here’s my great enamel coffee pot with all the implements.

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Enamel Coffee Pot Blue Speckled Pot

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says; As a ceramic artist I do use a lot of water, electricity and gas. So I try to offset my carbon footprint in other areas such as growing my own food, recycling waste, and reusing rather than disposing as much as possible. In my shop most of my products are ceramic, but I also have a range of jewellery made from upcycled materials created from a range of materials such as buttons, beads and fabric. I also make jewellery from up-cycled guitar strings. My partner plays guitar and is frequently changing the strings and they are such a shame to throw away, so I make jewellery from them – earrings, necklaces and bracelets!

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Guitar String Ring Eco Friendly

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says; I make “Eco Friendly” gift tags… These save me money because I do not have to buy gift tags… I just make them from old cards OR the cardboard backing in a package that would just be thrown away I use in tags. These are great for anyone who wants to buy Up Cycled or Eco Friendly because they are made of things that would normally be put in the trash. I am reusing sources instead of buying new.

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Mom Gift Tag Sets

Linda from LazyYVintage says; I remember when they village started to offer recycling bins. The whole family was excited and thankful to stop throwing away things into a landfill. It made us feel useful and definitely was one thing you could do that would lower your carbon footprint on the earth. From that started a love a nature and natural areas. We volunteer in the fall to pick prairie seed, spring Jim loves to go on a good prescribed burn as a volunteer. I’ve written grants that have helped local communities and environmental groups restore, repair, and purchase prairie lands (as well as wetlands with endangered species located there). Our hobby is hiking and we try to hit as many natural areas, state and national state parks as we can. With all that, vintage is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Our home is full furniture that I have refinished or am reusing. With that said, my favorite color is green. So this vintage dinnerware set really appeals to me, and is a our pleasure to be able to save it and pass it on.

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Frosted Green Glass Cups and Saucers

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says; At Design’s the Limit, we specialize in a number of Eco-Friendly products including glass, bamboo, and rubberwood. We are extremely concerned about the planet, the direction of humanity, and future. We encourage our customers to stop using disposable anything and get personal with your gifts and the planet. Travel mugs reduce disposables, glass can be recycled indefinitely, rubberwood is harvested and repurposed instead of being burned, and bamboo is renewable, long-lasting, and anti-bacterial!

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Design your Stemless Wine Flutes

Prezemila K from CanisArtStudio says; I am also concerned about the planet. Recently in my country legislation has been enacted permitting the destruction of trees. Many people protested and we signed petitions to stop it. In my paintings and drawings I’m immortalize animals and plants by nature. Sometimes my work is the creation of documentation or reconstruct the image of animals or plants which no longer exist. I have designed and produced painted clocks made of wooden waste materials. These pieces of wood were intended to be burned. So my clocks are made of recycled materials. I want to share my passion and love for nature.

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Little Bird Hand Painted Clock

Thank you to everyone who took part in Eco Friendly Ideas. Julie

Daily Inspirations

Contributor post by Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0

We at Etsy Christmas In July love to see pictures and know what is your Daily Inspiration? Why do you make the items you make? What gives you the inspiration to make it? Your inspiration can be anything that gives you the creative bug and we want to know.

Pam Colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says; Sunshine brings me happiness and inspiration. Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of sun in Syracuse. That’s why we spend time in Cape Cod. This is a happy plate! Sunshine and rainbows inspire me to push through life!

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Hand Blown Glass Dish, Sun and Rainbow

Aparticle Zwolle from JHFWBeadsAndFindings says; Raindrops falling from the rooftops.

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Aqua Blue Rhinestone Choker

Corkycrafts from Corkycrafts says; Inspiration from your senses come to mind. Sense of smell, sight fragrant flowers colors comes to my mind. How can anybody not see inspiration in crafting from colorful flowers? I love to share things that can bring smiles to others. Especially with flowers. I like to share them with my friends.

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Mixed variety of sunflower seeds

Cindy Blakeslee from AllThatCraftyJazz says; This pattern is for a cute crochet fox phone cozy/case. It’s perfect to keep your cell phone in or to make as a gift for someone special. He has button eyes and a big button nose for the closure.

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Crochet Fox Phone Tablet Cozy Case

Christine from heartfeltgiver says;  About two years ago we moved from NJ to a small farm town in IL with a lot of German influence.

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Biergarten Distressed Sign Wood

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphry says; I like to use color palettes as my inspiration or take a photo from nature and turn into something elegant using the same colors in the photo.

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Floating Teacup

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says; A lot of my inspiration comes from seeing color combinations while watching TV or leafing through a magazine. Sometimes a new color combination will stick in my head and I will start to see it more – in a commercial even, on the new! I don’t remember exactly where I first saw this color combo but I began to see it more and more, so I had to make a new paper pack.

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Pink Blush Digital Paper

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says; Inspiration to wear! The word “Soul” in fancy script on a turquoise blue background is set under round glass domes. The glass dome magnifies the words underneath.

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Soul Inspiration Round Earrings

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says; I love finding new pretty papers to use in my creations! My inspiration comes from the designs on the paper as well as my surroundings like the garden. These gift tags are made with gorgeous Japanese papers that I love!

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Japanese Gift Tags

Dorota from YORNAMENTS says; My garden is my inspiration. It is not huge but it is VERY full. It is full of trees, evergreen shrubs, perennial plants, tall grasses and colorful flowers. The garden is full of rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels and of course birds. They are my favorite, as they sing beautifully and visit me often on my patio. I keep watching these birds from my kitchen window, while I wash the dishes. It is truly better then TV for me. It makes me really happy creating imaginary birds. I love when they come to life in my hands. I have so many bird ornament plans to create for my shop. Here is just the beginning – Birds Gift for Her`

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Ornaments Woodland Christmas Decorations

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says; Inspiration is very important to me. I’m a painter and a great lover of animals and nature. I have two beautiful English Setters and daily I walk with my dogs in the meadows. Sometimes I meet wild animals and it is a wonderful experience. I also love to ride a horse. Horses are my great love and that is why they are important for my creativity. Every day I bring to my house a new bouquet of wild flowers that I then sketch or paint on canvas. I also love watching how my dogs play. I have many friends who have dogs and sometimes I go to the dog shows to meet them and share our passion. It inspired me to paint their portraits and capture our pets. We would love to have them always with us …

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Custom Dog Portrait

Thank you for all of you who took part in Daily Inspirations.

Julie

What’s In Your Bag

Contributor post by Julie from EveryoneLovesGifts0

I don’t know about you but I love having a nosey in other people’s bags, I don’t know why but I have always found it interesting to see what people carry around with them.
So that being said for a chance to be featured in this blog post we at CIJ would love to see pictures and know what you carry in your bag.

* What do you class as your essential items and why?
* Why do you carry what you do?
* Do you carry anything sentimental in your bag?
* Do you carry something for good luck?
* Do you carry anything that is handmade?

Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says; The bag itself is handmade and is sentimental because I made it with my own two hands. It is just the right size and best of all no one else has one like it. It is one-of-a-kind. It is felted wool with flower buttons. A fun purse to carry and have people say “where did you get that purse.”

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One of a kind bag

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says; I always have a small journal or notebook and a pen in my bag. Whenever I find inspiration I can jot it down and work with that later. It can function as a sketchbook as well. I can write down phone numbers and email addresses, make notes about places I want to photograph etc. A journal never needs recharging and it never “freezes” or shuts down unexpectedly – and it’s smaller than some smart phones.

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Journal

Stock Lane Studio’s from StockLaneStudio says; Yay its spring and I have officially removed the pair of hand knit gloves from my bag. So happy the weather is warming up. With that in mind, I always carry sunglasses and a bit of sun block in my bag. Snow can be blinding, so those essentials are in my bag even in the winter.
Believe it or not, I still carry real old-fashioned books. I like to read and feel this is giving my eyes a break from electronics.

I also carry a mini bag that can fold up to nothing and I can whip out when needed. Do not need anymore plastic bags!
I keep 2 zippered pouches in my bag, one for electronics and writing essentials and one for toiletries/cosmetics. What’s not in my bag: a comb or brush. Hmm, what does that say about me?

My sentimental items are the photos of my family in my wallet. And the bag itself. I’ve had it for 20 years and its been around the world with me. It’s really well made and I just love it.

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Mini Bag – fold into nothing

Edna from AddaSplashofColour says; I cannot survive without my reading glasses so I always carry it in my glasses case. It is padded to protect the glasses and makes it easy to find.

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Glass case

Cindy Blakesiee from AllThatCraftyJazz says; This is a very large bag. Would be great as a weekender bag or just to carry all the stuff you need to go to the beach!

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Large Pink Quilted Tote Bag

I would like to thank all who took part in this blog post, it was great to read all about What’s in your Bag.