Items Of The Week: Advent Decorations

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

 

1. Set of 5 mini Christmas ornaments by Elisabeth from LizPOriginals

2. Quilted Christmas Advent Calendar by Gail from QuiltSewPieceful

3. Leisure Arts Christmas countdown cross stitch by mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2

4. Red and white textile Advent stars by Barbara from MinimixMaterial

5. Hand painted Christmas bottle decor by Liesbeth from Aparticle

Items Of The Week: Woodland Retreat

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

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Items Of The Week: Bright Shapes

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

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Items Of The Week: Tea or Coffee

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign  

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Items Of The Week: At The Beach

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

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!

MindisCustomCreation

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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Show Us Your Holiday Table Settings – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Holidays are a time for festivity,fun and family(or friends)! Many of us decorate our house from the inside out. We especially love to decorate our tables so all of us gathered can ohh and ahh at the finery.

We want to see your Holiday Table Settings. Do you go all out or just do the basics? Either way its bound to be lovely to see!

zizzybob from zizzybob says I keep one of these on my Dining table with my Mom’s silver candle stick holders.

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Gail from QuiltSewPieceful states I couldn’t find a photo of my actual Christmas table! I will have to fix that this year. I have Christmas dishes that I love. However, here is a photo of one of my Etsy listings for a Christmas table.

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Musical Introduction – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning everyone! Once again this year we kick off our Etsy Christmas In July Party with a musical introduction! What is a party without music?

I would like to introduce you to The Choraleers Acappella Singing Group! They discovered our Christmas In July Party while searching the internet – it indeed is a small world! I invited Damon, the representative of group and the singers to join us!

The sextet was established over 35 years ago at Texas Southern University and performs Doo Wop, Gospel, Holiday and Motown hits. We have performed at private parties, weddings and at country clubs.

They are based out of Houston, Texas USA! Please contact Damon if you are in the area and are looking for performers!thechoraleersphoto

We also invited members of the Etsy Christmas In July team to share their Christmas Inspired musical items.

Gail from QuiltSewPieceful says:

This item is not music themed, but it is a Christmas runner sized to fit a Piano! There are not very many runners on Etsy that are sized to fit an upright piano. I think it’s fun to switch them out for every holiday or season.

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Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

Music is always a big hit… everyone can relate to music in some way. So in my shop I decided to make a line of music themed items… I have bookmarks, banners, ornaments, and pillows and hope to add more soon. The item I decided to include in your music theme is one of my music pillows!

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

There is something about Christmas music that brings out the best in people and always seems to make me smile. Pair that feeling with a winter bird and some cheerful holly and you have everything you need to make the holidays bright.

This charming antique postcard captures that feeling perfectly. Attach a bit of fancy ribbon to the card and hang it on your tree for a festive vintage touch or tuck it into your table centerpiece.

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Pam from PamsPawsJewelry says:

This is a Vintage Sol D’Or Miracle Lyre Pin from the 1970’s Made In the United Kingdom and is a traditional Anglo-Saxon piece of jewelry.

Sol D’ Or means Sun of Gold and is found on some Miracle jewelry which was distributed in Ireland. This hallmark belongs to the Solvar company of Dublin though Miracle manufactured most of this jewelry. Originally in 1946, the A. Hill & Company Ltd. began producing Miracle jewelry in Birmingham, England.

These designs were taken from original Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Anglo-Saxon and Viking jewelry. Miracle has always produced very high quality jewelry. It was recently acquired by the British St. Justin jewelry company. It is not clear whether or not St. Justin will continue the Miracle line.

Celtic harp and violin cultural music has influenced our American Country music since the first Irish, Scottish, and English immigrants came to this country in the 1600s to 1800s.

This brooch would make a lovely Christmas or any time gift for anyone who plays and loves the harp, loves Celtic culture and or it’s musical heritage!

PamsPawsJewelry

Red, White And Blue – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Red, White and Blue are not only the colors used for patriotic holidays and flags, but are also used in a wide variety of other ways. We want to see all your Red, White and Blue items especially if they don’t have any patriotic meaning behind them. It really is more about the colors then anything.

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says my macramé comes in many colours, but this set of garden lights are red, white and blue

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Mary from ByFreddisMom said my snowmen and holiday ornaments come in lots of colors and of course being snowmen, white is one of the colors and I try to use as many other colors that I think will shine. Red, White and Blue or Red & White or Blue & White…….I think you get the idea!

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Pam from PamsPawsJewelry states I found this adorable teapot recently and think it is just so fun and cute!

It is Patriotic and a perfect gift for Independence, Flag, Veterans, Presidents Day or any other American themed holiday!

BUT, it is also a functional item for tea, cocoa, or coffee if made first then poured in, and it could be a cheerful addition to any 4th of July table decor – inside or out!

Could the gold star also be a Christmas star?

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patontheback from patontheback says this is an easy patriotic table topper. I made my own in an evening. A simple and easy way to show your patriotic spirit without much fuss! Requires only a little knowledge, and sewing skills.

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Gail from kensingtonminiatures said check out these Red, white, and blue cocktails for a pop of festive color in my shop!

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Judy from JAMsCraftCloset states the perfect hand-painted red, white, and blue flower girl basket for the July 4th wedding.

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Rita from RitzySelection says unfortunately, we Hungarians have no sea or ocean. This is what we want to do if we want to go to another country. Fortunately, however, we have a wonderful Lake Balaton and many thermal baths.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt said living in Southeastern Louisiana, I am lucky because I get to see lots of beautiful birds as they pass through our area on their yearly migratory path … seeing these birds, as well as ducks and other assorted animals, inspire the artwork that we feature in our shop.

It was difficult to pick an item to feature, but I chose the Blue Jay bird because I love its vibrant blue color!

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Mairi from mairidesign states Red White & Blue Sea Glass Earrings. Little glass jars filled with, genuinely, rare mini sea glass gems, which hang from silver-tone ear wires. Blue and, especially, red sea glass is very rare making these very limited edition pieces of jewellery. All these tiny chips were collected by my husband and I on the beaches of Spain, near Barcelona, washed ashore, after the Mediterranean Sea had worked its magic.

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Deborah from RoseCottageKeepsakes says my true passion is quilting… and my journey and love of quilting has led me through many opportunities… for a few years I was the NJ state coordinator for Home of the Brave Quilt Project. I love to make large quilts to small quilting projects… one of my favorite small quilting projects are quilting ornaments. Below is one that demonstrates patriotism and reflects our historical colors.

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mistycat from carolinagirlz2 said R & R Reproductions Star Spangled Banners is a fantastic cross stitch pattern to stitch anytime you wish to see the red white and blue in action!

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Heather from MooseintheMint states a completely unique pendant! These are made from upcycled dominos with various gems and beads set into the resin, each one is different. A lovely little gift ideal as a stocking filler or a ‘just because’.

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Rebecca from OrnamentsByRebeccaT says this Quilted Keepsake Fabric Ornament is perfect for the September birthday girl. You can just see this gorgeous quilted keepsake ornament light up her smile. September’s birthstone is the sapphire—a precious gem of wisdom, loyalty and nobility. This stone is said to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers. This beautiful blue fabric is accented with Swarovski crystals.

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zizzybob from zizzybob said I make quilt blocks for my shop, no, not quilts but the blocks that make up quilts. I am especially fond of making applique pieces that I know other quilters dont like to do. With the Quilts of Valor in mind, I always have a few red, white and blue blocks to sell.

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Tillie from TilliesTreasury states I love vintage items especially if they are hand crocheted. This is part of the many vintage linens I have in my personal collection and the colors are so vibrant and pretty with the red, white, blue, green and yellow.

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Mindi from MindisCustomCreation says My Blue submission. I used a grey and blue stain to give the sign a “Dirty Jeans” look. Laundry is a chore that not many of us enjoy. This sign is sure to liven up your laundry room and perhaps put a smile on your face at the same time.

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Gail from QuiltSewPieceful said I live in Arizona, but I LOVE the ocean and the beaches. When I saw this fabric, I just couldn’t pass it up. I know that many others share these same loves. What fun to have these quilted pillows in your beach house (I wish!) or added to your beach decor.

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