Luck of the Irish

Contributor post by Alexandra Richards from EyeLoveKnots

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A day that was started to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick, is now celebrated by Irish and Irish-hearted through parades, festivals and other cultural means.

I reached out to my fellow Christmas in July team members asking for their Irish/St. Patrick’s Day inspired/themed items with story explaining what inspired their piece, what it represents, how it reflects this holiday, etc.

Carola of CarolaBartz shared these Shamrock Place Cards Set.

She says, “When I think of St. Patrick’s Day, Irish blessings, shamrocks, Shepherd’s pie, soda bread and single malt whiskey come to mind. How to combine those for representing this Irish holiday? Place cards – the shamrocks and a short Irish blessing are stamped on each seating card on a lovingly set table which invites to a delicious meal with family and friends, accompanied later by singing those hauntingly beautiful Irish songs. Can you see the picture? Slainte!”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/268803955/shamrock-place-cards-set-of-handmade?ref=teams_post

Shamrock Place cards set

Patricia and Rebecca of NorthandSouthShabby shared this Wild Shamrock Bowl.

They say, “Begorrah! Such a charming Irish statement piece, and made in Ireland! Whether your Irish roots are calling you, or if you are just Irish at heart, this shamrock adorned bowl is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day addition to your home or as a gift for someone special. In our home, we will be celebrating the holiday proudly toasting our cherished framed naturalization papers of my great grandfather’s issued to him when he came to the states from Tipperary, Ireland, and of course we’ll be listening to Bing Crosby crooning St. Patrick’s Day songs!”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223919986/wild-shamrock-bowl-by-arklow-pottery?ref=teams_post

Wild Shamrock Bowl

Karen of KraftyShop shared these Celtic Knot Earrings.

She says, “I love celebrating St. Patty’s Day every year, and going to the parade in Boston. I have gone almost every year of my life. I really enjoy getting into such a festive mood and getting dressed up in all kinds of green, white and orange clothing and accessories to celebrate my heritage. Since I love Celtic Knots, the triquetra and the color green, I decided to make a pair of earrings inspired by them. I also made a coordinating stretch green bracelet.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/226491784/st-patricks-day-celtic-knot-earrings?ref=teams_post

Celtic Knot Earrings

Richard and Tatiana of DesignsTheLimit shared these Personalized Whiskey Tumblers.

They say, “At Design’s the Limit we LOVE whiskey year round, but Saint Patrick’s Day is a special opportunity to celebrate our love of Irish Whiskey. To honor the Irish contributions to the world of whiskey, we have two listings in our shop for lowball tumblers with our St. Patty’s Day Inspired Designed including these Personalized Whiskey Tumblers. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a nice glass of your favorite Irish whiskey in one of these glasses!”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/185714414/st-patricks-day-personalized-whiskey?ref=teams_post

St. Patrick’s Day Personalized Whiskey Tumblers

Ingrida of feltinga shared this Snufkin Felted Hat.

She says, “I think everybody will look fantastic during St. Patrick’s festival with this cute Snufkin hat.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/243351865/sale-snufkin-hat-green-felted-with-felt?ref=teams_post

Snufkin felt hat

Kristen of AngelPetals shared these Four Leaf Clover Hair Clips.

She says, “Who wouldn’t want to wear a clover in their hair or on their person? I hated getting pinched because I wasn’t wearing green. I made these and wear them.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/176313861/green-four-leaf-clover-kanzashi?ref=teams_post

Four Leaf Clover Hair Bows

Sally of SallyManke shared this Woodland Trail Quilted Wall Hanging.

She says, “I simply love nature and being outside so rather than wear something green that day, I’ve created an art quilt in the oh so Irish color, GREEN! This is a photo I snapped last spring at a local preserve when I am a trail steward. Nothing screams the color of St. Paddy’s Day like spring trees popping with that bright green hue.”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/270677324/quilted-wall-hanging-fiber-art-woodland?ref=teams_post

Woodland quilted wall hanging

Dawn of DeeDeeDeesigns shared these Green and Silver Upcycled Earrings.

She says, “Although St. Patrick’s is the feast day of a saint, it is about celebration, and celebrating is about fun – what better accessory for your outfit than some fun earrings?!”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/249080368/st-patricks-day-earrings-green-and?ref=teams_post

St Patrick’s Day Up-cycled Button Earringas

Sue and Misty of shabbyshopgirls shared this Irish Stew Kitchen Towel

They say, “We love to have Irish Stew on St Patrick’s Day! Here is a fun kitchen towel that has the recipe right on it with charming Irish graphics!”

https://www.etsy.com/listing/220242362/irish-stew-kitchen-tea-dish-towel-by?ref=teams_post

Irish Stew Kitchen Towel

The day I tested for my license, the guy giving me the test said this old Irish blessing to me which I pass on to you, “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.”

Halloween Decor For Your Whole House

Contributor post by Susie of GinnyPenny

The entire month of October is game for decorating your home for Halloween. In my neighborhood the homes are decked out with everything from spider webs and ghosts to glittery orange lights and silly carved pumpkins. Get into the spirit of Halloween this year by decorating your whole house.

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Spooky cat vinyl decals are great for the glass on your front doors or for any window or mirror.

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Turn your dining room into a fun and spooky place to eat with themed tablecloths and place mats.

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Make your front hall and candy bowl stand out with this table runner.

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This cute pumpkin magnet will look darling in your kitchen.

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Decorate your kitchen a bit spooky when you use this dish towel.

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Add a banner to your mantel or over the piano or other focal point in your living room.

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These black bat cutouts would look great anywhere. Hang them from your chandelier or string them across your banister. Attach them to some fish line and hang them in groupings from your ceiling for a fun effect.

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This mixed media art doll sure sets the stage for a creepy good time!

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If you need something comfy to support your head, use these pillows.

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Even the potty can get a Halloween holiday makeover with a fun sign. This is a great idea for parties. Your guests will love the convenience of clear signage.

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I hope this has inspired you with some fun and unique Halloween ideas. Happy decorating!

September – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

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

Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations says:

This fall arrangement is striking. The vase was given to me as a present for my shop and the fall flowers were purchased from a new store. The neutral colors in the vase are mirrored in the flowers and grasses. The arrangement includes a large sunflower, pumpkins, berries, fruit and grasses. I actually have two similar ones in different sizes for anyone who is looking for a set.

NauticoCreations

NauticoCreations

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo says:

My town is close to Naples, which beauties and traditions are well-known all over the world.

One of these is Pulcinella, a mask who deals with life difficulties with a philosophy of his own.

Another aspect of Naples (but more generally of all South Italy) are our balconies, where you can see long cloth lines always full of laundry and bunches of chili peppers, hanging from a nail, to get dried under the sun.

So I tried to re-create this view, putting a ceramic Pulcinella on an imaginary balcony.

Ghirlandiamo

Ghirlandiamo

Melissa R from missy69 says:

I love to paint, and I also love to recycle or upcycle products into something new and beautiful. These are ice coffee bottles that have been recycled into bride and groom Gothic or Halloween wine glasses. These were so much fun to make, and I intend to do more with other themes.

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missy69

Tiffanie from FrivolousFunBoutique says:

This beautiful ornament was inspired by my three-year old who requested that I make her one of my cluster pendants with her beads though bigger! (lol) It turn out amazing and I liked them so much I made more to put in my shop. I bead the wire then crochet it into a circle to make a 3 inch ornament. When I look at this particular ornament I see a wonderful Christmas gift for a special little princess.

FrivolousFunBoutique

FrivolousFunBoutique

Sally Manke from SallyManke says:

I’m a quilter and love to include the holiday’s in my work. This is my original design tree skirt with 200 pieces making up a homemade, handmade piece. Perfect to become a family heirloom or the ideal wedding gift. After showing the design at my local quilt guild, I’ve been called upon to teach the technique at quilt shops and guilds.

SallyManke

SallyManke

Angie Fitzpatrick from CraftyMom75 says:

I saw this vintage look print set and had to have it. It is a reprint, but totally brought back memories of my childhood and quilts that my mother had around the house that had been given to her. I had it in my collection for a while because I loved it so much, I could not bear to sew it. Then, one of my son’s asked about it, and I decided that it was too special to not share with others. I made one of these pillow cases for my house, and one for Etsy. Mine will be well-loved by two little boys at my house being dragged from room to room with them. I can’t wait to see where the other one will end up at!

CraftyMom75

CraftyMom75

Handmade Covers from HandmadeCovers says:

This is a zipper case for 13 inch Laptop or Mac Book 13. Recently I learned how to use faux leather with fabric to create more sturdy bags for laptops. So I had this cute paisley print in vibrant colors which I wanted to use as a pocket of the bag and a plain beige cloth for the back. When the bag was complete it looked attractive to me. Hope you will like it too!

HandmadeCovers

HandmadeCovers

Ina from InaSudjana says:

Here’s my new item just listed.

A name plaque for little Owen in Geelong, Victoria (Australia) whose daddy is a Formula 1 Racer!

A special plaque it will be!

InaSudjana

InaSudjana

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

Meet Dax the sassy dachshund!

When I saw the pattern in a yarn store I knew that I had to knit this cute little dog. I chose a rust color and happily knitted along. The process reminded me of my needlework class in elementary school that I hated! At that time I was knitting a polar bear, and the teacher ripped the whole thing apart because my stitches were too loose. I was devastated (I was 8 years old at that time) and completely discouraged. It took many years until I picked up knitting needles again – and I love it. This dog is my first complete knitted animal since that needlework class! I see him as a comforting cuddle toy for a little child. He sure gives those cuddles back!

CarolaBartz

CarolaBartz

Gigi from GigisBlueRose says:

I saw the turtle shell and thought, “I just have to make that.” I wanted the shell to stay on the baby as a costume so I decided to add straps and a diaper cover to make it a cute little Halloween costume.

GigisBlueRose

GigisBlueRose

Tracey Ghazal from TreasuresFoundShoppe says:

This is the first gift I ever bought for my now ex-husband when we were dating in the early 80’s. The handsome young man modeling it is our son. He wasn’t too happy about having to be my model especially when I told him we were taking the pictures outside…. its 90 degrees in Florida today!

TreasuresFoundShoppe

TreasuresFoundShoppe

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

I love turquoise and leather! I found these large flower shaped beads and thought they would be perfect for this tassel necklace. I added a touch of orange and a leather tassel. I think the look is definitely boho!

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Lucy Clasen from LuDesignsCreations says:

I love making leather cuffs and have made many designs. Now I am making them to buckle in the back. This white leather is beautiful, thick and has ripples in it. I finished it off with a silver Tree of Life which has meaning for many cultures and religions. I like the symbolism.

The concept of a tree of life has been used in biology, religion, philosophy, and mythology. A tree of life is a common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense. The term tree of life may also be also used as a synonym for sacred tree.

LuDesignsCreations

LuDesignsCreations

Kimberly Hanna Wallis from LaSouciqueStudio says:

We started working with sea glass when living on the island of Guernsey where we collected gads of it at Ladies Bay. Now we’re in Florida where we’re inspired by the sunshine.

The soft Aqua Blue color of this Hawaiian sea glass is calming, seeming to change in every shade of light much like the sea does; The natural, organic shape is not manipulated in any way, only top-drilled then wrapped them in the “crazy” style with 925 sterling silver to honor the history that these pieces have seen over the decades tossed in the sea.

LaSouciqueStudio

LaSouciqueStudio

Carrie Peninger from Carebarescreations93 says:

I made these to help earn money for my friends family. She passed away about 2 weeks ago and left a lot of doctor bills. She loved Lady Bug and was a wonderful woman. All the money made from these will go to her family.

Carebarescreations93

Carebarescreations93

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

It is spring time here in Australia. I love the flowers that come out this time of year and the beautiful scent in the air! I have not done quilling for a while and decided to get my quilling gear out. Being spring time I decided to make this set of floral gift tags, perfect for birthdays or to brighten someone’s day!

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

 

 

 

International Day of Literacy – September 8th

International Day of Literacy – September 8th

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

International Day of Literacy is September 8th so I asked fellow team mates if they had products in their shops that reflect the theme of literacy? Books, paper, pencils, bookmarks, book lights – and more.

Here’s what they had to share

Debbie Gilbert from License2Craft says

In this “day & age” of technology, school children are using computers and the internet even more. Most of us as adults rely on it every day for business, social or learning. Internet and Kindles have become the “new” way to read books. Making it important to be mindful of posture, and ergonomic support is essential.
These Flax-seed & Rice filled Keyboard & Mouse pillows will do just that. They are wonderful for everyday support or for added comfort just heat in the microwave or placed in the freezer for cold relief. The Keyboard rest has the added benefit of being able to substitute as a neck & shoulder relief pack for stressed out neck and shoulders.
Available in many patterns… and special orders are always welcome!

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I learned to read in a one room country school with Dick, Jane and Sally readers. I went on to become a public school teacher. My daughter and son-in-law are both public school teachers ready to head back to the classroom. The motto in our family has always been…Spend money and resources on education and experiences not things! These Dick, Jane and Sally mug rugs remind me of what’s really important in life.

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I learned to read when my mother needed ways to keep me busy when I was 4 years old. She pulled out the newspaper or magazines and told me to circle all of one word through the whole thing – to find all the “and” words for example.
It was actually fun and rewarding and lead to me reading long books way above my age and skipping a few grades of English! Books were everywhere handy for us as children, and to this day I borrow (and return!) books from my mothers’ ever changing and full shelves. My children learned before they knew how to speak that Dr. Seuss was fun time! I believe that we need to keep the strength in providing kids with positive and fun things to read and encourage them young. My daughter is a book nut and states that she will have her children learn from books even if there were no libraries!
We plan to carry other things in the future – but for now we have plates and other vintage things with poetry or sayings on them. I carry charms with positive words on them like “miracles”, “family”, and more. Words have power – they can hurt, yes, but they can also lift ones’ spirits and heal. I have been working on making “healing stones” in that they are inscribed with positive words and am also working on wood burning and engraving positive quotes that I have begun to collect over the years.

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Cyndi DragonflyzDreams from frstyfrolk says

Book HC Animal Clothing 1969 Variety Species Hair Feathers Skin Armor Insect Seasonal Colors Children Vintage Adult Home School
I loved reading this book, there is so much interesting information on the outer coat of many kinds of species of animals.
It is very informative about their outer coats, how they are made, and what they are made of. Several species are discussed such as Birds, Fox, Bear, Lady Bugs, Lions, Worms, Butterflies, Spiders, Skunks, Turtles, Owl, Crab, Chicken, Beaver, Rabbit, Moose, Peacock, Porpoise, Toad, Dog, Cat, Elephant, Caterpillar, Alligator, Snake, Armadillo, Egret, Shark, Hummingbird and many more.

It also discusses their color changes and living habits during the seasons.
It Indexes:

Hair, Feathers, Skin, Armor, and Insect Clothing
94 pages, Measures 8 x 5 x 3/4 inches

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Our all-purpose bags are perfect for storing writing utensils needed for that next masterpiece. The images for our GRAFFITI HANDPRINT pencil pouch were taken from photographs that we captured in Berlin, Germany while strolling along Mühlenstrasse near the city center. The urban art-filled remnants of the Berlin Wall make up what is now the East Side Gallery, the largest outdoor art gallery in the world. Much of the art conveys powerful statements about freedom in words and images.

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I have these School House buttons… Schooling is a big part of our Literacy and the School House is a great symbol for Literacy…

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WOW!! What a great range of products related to literacy – reading and writing is so important, as all of us here on Etsy knows – we need to write our product descriptions, and read and understand customer enquiries and so much more! It’s great to be able to promote this important educational need.

Please visit our participating team stores and share some love

Summer 2015 Trend: Classic Children’s Toys

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

During the #CIJParty 2015 I introduced you to the Summer 2015 Trends. Over the next few days I would like to share the CIJ team member trends in more detail!

The first summer trend we’re going to explore is Classic Children’s Toys. This article is inspired by the Trend Watch Summer 2015 on the Etsy blog.

Ina from InaSudjana says:

Mine would be the 3 Little Pigs finger puppets.

I always prefer old school children toys against technology these days, as I find that there’s a lot more potential to learn than just watching a screen. Nurturing children’s imagination at an early age is a very crucial part of growing healthy.

I create many classic children stories finger puppets and one of them is the 3 Little Pigs and the big bad wolf. We’re going back to the importance of hard-work against minimal effort for instant result.

InaSudjana

InaSudjana

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

Old Maid was (and still is) such a classic game for kids of every age! We grew up playing this game and now the grandchildren play it too! These cards are also being used today for artwork in children’s rooms & nurseries – great way to add playfulness and color as inexpensive wall art.

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shabbyshopgirls

Sally Manke from SallyManke says:

Who doesn’t remember getting the McCall’s Magazine in your childhood household. Each issue had a Betsy McCall paper doll complete with a new wardrobe. Each doll and outfit was carefully cut out and glued to cardboard. These “paper” doll sets are created with fabric for long life.

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SallyManke

Rasa Nenart from Toyfifi says:

I think a lot of you will agree that ragdoll is one of the Classic Children’s Toys. As for me ragdoll is a plush toy which is handmade from natural materials (linen, cotton), embroidered by hand and made with a lot of love! So my shop is full with that kind of toys. One of my favorite is Bignose greeny:

Toyfifi

Toyfifi

Amanda Jaeger from AlphabetArtPrints says:

What’s more classic than rubber ducks??

I had a customer request an alphabet entirely made of rubber ducks. It’s a little different than my typical, abstract alphabets, but I love how colorful the letters are! I found these rainbow colored ducks and my 3 year old helped me “draw” letters with them. Such a fun way to decorate any kid’s room!

AlphabetArtPrints

AlphabetArtPrints

If you are on Pinterest here is the Summer 2015 Trends board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

Tangerine – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2015

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2015 is Tangerine.

Pantone Spring 2015

Pantone Spring 2015

Spontaneous and gregarious, Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

Members of the EtsyChristmasinJuly Team have many Tangerine items in their shops! Here are a few!

CandyAppleCrafts from CandyAppleCrafts says:

I didn’t make this piece, but it caught my eye. It’s such a fun, carefree design! I can picture a lady wearing sandals and a scarf in her hair, carrying this with her on the way to a sunny brunch or afternoon at the beach!

CandyAppleCrafts

CandyAppleCrafts

Ina from InaSudjana says:

I wanted to do something that’s out there. And for a business card wallet, it needn’t be dull and boring. I need an edge – a fun yet practical, a pick me up yet serious. Tangerine it is! Just LOVE the combo with the dusty turquoise!

InaSudjana

InaSudjana

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says:

This adorable kitten is just waiting for a new home in this gorgeous tangerine basket filled with flowers! Vintage linens are a wonderful way to brighten your Spring/Summer bedding!

shabbyshopgirls

shabbyshopgirls

Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations says:

This multi-colored baby blanket is finished with a brightly colored tangerine edge. This blanket was made by my mom and the material was inspired from nature, showing creatures large and small. The colors are so vivid and the animals varied that it really does make you smile.

NauticoCreations

NauticoCreations

Sally Manke from SallyManke says:

Birch Trees & Forest Flowers Original Art Quilt Wall Hanging created for your home or office decor.

SallyManke

SallyManke

Noel from MinkCouture says:

A hand dyed silk scarf inspired by vintage couture. Dip dyed darker tangerine around a peachy background the scarf was then hand wrapped around a pole to get a lovely snake skin effect with black dye in the center!

I love using nature to inspire my scarf designs. Each one is unique and made by hand.

MinkCouture

MinkCouture

Rachel Palmer from 910woolgathering says:

These scarves were inspired by full length shawls, which everyone loves the look of, but no one has the opportunity to wear.

910woolgathering

910woolgathering

Ildi Garay from PitzicatVintage says:

I love the background tangerine color so perfect for spring.

PitzicatVintage

PitzicatVintage

Susan Fowler from SSFDesigns says:

It was all about the color! I saw this fabric and knew I had to make a skirt. It was bold, bright and beautiful!

SSFDesigns

SSFDesigns

N RAEDER from AThingOrTutu says:

Inspiration was a “red carpet” pageant theme…simple & elegant!

AThingOrTutu

AThingOrTutu

Betty Travell from LadySnooks says:

In the store where I buy beads, they had strings of hand blown glass beads of all colors. There was one string that caught my eye. It was multi-color with 11 beads per string. there were two of each color except the tangerine swirl with yellow. That was the bead I wanted. So, I had to buy two strands to get this one pair, but it was worth it. It is a gorgeous bright color that just invites fun.

LadySnooks

LadySnooks

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

Much of my inspiration is organic colour and surface drawn from nature so I love this triple pendant necklace made from marbled clays designed to feature the inherent texture of the natural clay body – there is no glaze. The contrast of the orange tangerine and white colours are fresh and playful. This is a great necklace for day or night time wear.

It even comes packaged in a gorgeous tangerine drawstring jewellery pouch!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

I love the color in these coral beads! Reminds me of a sunset or a bright sunny marigold. Or a tangerine! All reminders of summer and warmer weather, which I am sure we all are wishing for.

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Desert Dabbler from DesertDabbler says:

Aventurine is a semi-precious stone that comes in an orange tangerine color. It is said to bring bountiful goodness to those who wear it. It reminds me of orange sherbet. I hand beaded this bracelet with it by adding glass pearls and silver Delica seed beads.

DesertDabbler

DesertDabbler

Lin Collette from rhodyart says:

I have very little that’s orange or tangerine but here’s a Mother’s Day card that’s very bright.

rhodyart

rhodyart

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says:

I created this print as a “pick me up” for home, and then found a lot of people resonated with it! So I added it to my shop in bright tangerine, it really stands out and that’s what I’m striving to do!

ColourscapeStudios

ColourscapeStudios

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

I had made a set of coasters for myself and they turned out well, so I decided to make some digital download coaster art. This set has a lovely tangerine chevron.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Tracy from LittleShopofColor says:

This item is part of a rainbow collection of papers that I have been creating. I still have 5 more sets to post and I am also combining the papers into two large bundles of 5 sets. My inspiration – all the colors of the rainbow!!

The papers in this pack have a pretty “tone on tone” effect so the tangerine color is really pretty.

LittleShopofColor

LittleShopofColor

Wendy Joy from wjoydesigns says:

I was inspired to make this butterfly sun catcher in honor of the monarch butterflies that I loved so dearly as a child. I have been seeing them in their annual migration less and less over the last 10 years and it truly saddens me. I made this as a reminder to myself and others to remember these beautiful delicate creatures and to save them by not using pesticides. Also, as a reminder to plant butterfly attracting flowers in your yards to help them on their cross continent journey!

wjoydesigns

wjoydesigns

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo says:

This is not a proper wreath for spring time! But people love it in any period of the year and it’s one of the preferred ones.

I love using natural elements in my decors and dried oranges and dried whole tangerines always add cheerfulness and color.

Ghirlandiamo

Ghirlandiamo