Winter, Spring, Summer, Or Fall

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am blessed to live in Minnesota where there are all four distinct seasons. Winter brings the snow and warm nights in front of the fireplace. Spring is filled with longer days and gardening. Summer is family time at the lake and dining outdoors. Fall brings refreshing mornings and glorious leaves! I don’t have one favorite season – I love them all!

Etsy Christmas In July team members are creative all year long and since we are a global team our seasons are different depending on the hemisphere! Here are favorite winter, spring, summer and fall inspired items from members of the #EtsyCIJ team!

SPRING

JO from alustrousjewellery says:

I love Spring, when all the flowers start to bloom and vibrant colours start to appear. This natural Amethyst gem stone which I have set into a Sterling Silver pendant will add vibrant spring colour to your outfit.

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Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

Spring is my favorite season after a long winter and all colors being just white and gray–the first green and bloom is so exiting like these agate pendants in beautiful pink hues.

LizPOriginals

LizPOriginals

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

Hello, my favourite season is spring. I absolutely love the flowers this time of year! The lovely perfume from jasmine, roses, freesias, lavender and more! These cards remind me of spring time!

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Summer

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

I love summer! We vacation on Cape Cod. This year we retired so we spent most of the summer at the Cape. In 10 days we return to New York state. Summer means clamming at the beach, crabbing, fishing, pool time and walking. What a good life!! Of course it included shopping, listing and teaming On Etsy. Here’s the sun at the Cape.

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

FALL

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Fall is by far one of my favorite season!

You get to open some windows and let the fresh air just pour in around you. The leaves begin to change colors and this prompts us to take a drive through the north GA mountains or through Stone Mountain park to get close to Gods handy work!!! My morning walks are even more enjoyable!

While we are true sweet potato lovers we do love the smell of things pumpkin spice!

DesignsbyCristal

DesignsbyCristal

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors of leaves and the migration of birds. I love the drop in temperatures and the big cozy sweaters.

These earrings speak fall to me because they might be leaves changing to those beautiful bronze colors or they might be bird feathers sparkling in a fall sunset.

KestrelCollection

KestrelCollection

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

Autumn is both my favorite and least favorite season of the year! Allergy season is in full effect, but the beauty of the season makes it glorious. We love the changing of the leaves and hope everyone has the opportunity to visit Virginia at least once to experience our fall foliage.

DesignstheLimit

DesignstheLimit

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

My favorite season is fall! I love the leaves changing color and the mild weather! Harvest time and Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! Just a wonderful season! This Scare Crow pillow cover is just right to capture the fall feeling!

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Summer Supplies

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Supplies are the beginning to summer time creative moments!

Etsy Christmas In July team members are sharing their summer supplies with us! Seize the inspiration!

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

Flowers are everywhere in summer! I love bringing in the flowers for vases this time of year. This printable paper pack is just cheerful, colorful and useful for creating summer greeting cards or scrap booking those summer events.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

I love summer time, the warmth, flowers and having some time off to relax. I have these journal cards which are summery colours. They can be used for anything paper crafty including scrapbooking, journaling, card making or other crafts!

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

These hearts are so versatile. As a teacher, I used to hand out paper heart cut outs to students at the end of the day, with little messages written on the back for each student. Customers have purchased these 2-inch single-sided hearts for table scatter or to add to greeting cards. And they’re always practical for scrapbooking.

StockLanePaper

StockLanePaper

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

One of my favorite Summer Supply is this fun Fruit Ribbon. I use it on gifts for those with summer birthdays and also to make a summer meal more festive by wrapping around the bowls filled with summer fruits. I also used a bright yellow or lime green table cloth and wrapped this fun ribbon around the table with a bow to give the table a festive fun summer look.

ThisandThatCrafter

ThisandThatCrafter

Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:

Summer is such a great time for outdoor entertaining! Colorful decorations will enhance the ambiance of dining in the garden. Our new “Jungle Flower Table Runner” pattern features colorful flowers to create a vibrant setting for your next dinner party. This project is easy to make using your choice of colorful fabrics.

Happy quilting!

MsPDesignsUSA

MsPDesignsUSA

Gari Anne from beadloverskorner says:

Everyone loves to go to the beach or dreams of a vacation to a tropical paradise! This little button can be used in sewing, jewelry making or other crafts to enhance a summer vacation inspired design.

beadloverskorner

beadloverskorner

Colorful Creations

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Spring is in full swing, which means summer is on its way! No one is in a hurry to skip past the beautiful spring pastels, but neither will anyone complain when it is time to break out the bright summer color scheme either! Colorful creations are appropriate any time of the year, but especially so as we are breaking out the popsicles for kids and the fireworks for 4th of July. Summer is all about colors!

With that in mind, I asked our Christmas in July team for the most colorful creations in their shops. So here are some of the best of the best in terms of colorful Etsy items!

Karen from TimeTalentJewels shared this absolutely stunning crochet wire necklace, fraught with summer colors! I just love the shapes and sizes of these beads, as well. Don’t they remind you of summer fruits or flourishing gardens? PLUS this listing includes both the necklace and an earrings set! Karen says: “What got me started on this particular Wire Crochet Necklace was a very small bead by the name of “”Dyed Jade”. The colors were just beautiful within that tiny bead and what colors popped out were Corals, Yellows, Aqua, and Chartreuse. I had a lot of fun trying to get the exact colors for this necklace and it finally all came together. There are even little yellow butterflies in the necklace which gives me hope that summer is approaching with the warmer weather that I absolutely love.”

(Pro tip: check out the rest of Karen’s shop! It is filled with equally beautiful and colorful pieces of jewelry!)

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Now here is a piece that everyone who wears sunglasses needs – and who doesn’t wear sunglasses in the sunny summer months?! I just love the bright colors and designs on the fabric, and I envision these being a perfect gift this summer season! Here is what Diana, owner of JolieFemme, says:

“My shop is always filled with colorful items. I love color and fun prints! I chose this fabric because the flowers are so bright against the white background and it has little skulls too. This item is easy to find in your bag and keeps your glasses safe and scratchfree. #colorfulisfun Bright color is great to bring a smile and good for any time of the year! #happycolor”.

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And now, an item that is rather unique for what you might expect on Etsy – but we love unique here! CorkyCrafts offers an array of seeds for flowers so that your garden can flourish this summer. The owner says:

“What is summer without sunflowers? A garden should make you smile, plus it is a great teaching tool with children too. In Texas sunflowers are king during the hot Texas summer months. We enjoy sharing our TX size flowers with our clients. My shop is filled with cork crafts and when I’m saving up corks for projects during the spring and summer we also offer our flower seeds to help spread a wide array of color in flowers to our customers to enjoy gardening to

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Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

At the time I created this, we were living in our first house we purchased. My husband loves to spend time outdoors in the summer so we built a huge deck on the back of the house and put in a koi pond right on the side of the deck. I love to take objects and turn them into something entirely different so when I came across these designer koi shoes I just had to make a ring or earring stud organizer out of them. They are also perfect for craft show displays!

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Any new moms out there? We’ve got you covered with this uber-cute diaper clutch! No longer does changing diapers have to be a dreaded task, because this colorful creation from artsyEVE is there to brighten up the task. Here is what the owners, Evelyn and Lucy, have to say:

“This little diaper clutch is the perfect little bag for taking a diaper, a small wipe and perhaps a pacifier with you–when you don’t want to carry a large diaper bag! Colorful and fun!”

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Georgie from littlecrowdesign says:

When Pantone announced the 2017 colour of the year was ‘Greenery’ it was no surprise to me! Green has always been my favourite colour – it can be bright and cheerful, or serene and calming. This original print features another favourite of mine – succulents! The combination of colour and design makes this pillow cover a special one.

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Izabela Gveroska from Gavriila says:

Love this necklace,it is so colorful,I enjoyed making it, I started to make it as a bib necklace,but I ended up as a crochet pendant. It is unique,only one piece, it was so complicated during the process of knitting, so it is impossible to repeat it once again.

Gavriila

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

This is a confetti clip art oval frame set. Photography transparent overlay or solid white background are both included in this set. I used my favorite colors to make the confetti sprinkles – starting with purple! Then on to pink. Couldn’t leave out blue. Blue and orange is a favorite combination. I really love pink and green. So many reasons to love this colorful clipart!

ButterflyFeetDigital

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This charm bracelet is part of the ‘stripe delight’ range created specifically for the vibrant colours of Spring! The range also has earrings and a necklace available in my shop!

The beads are individually handmade made from colourful paper joined together by hand formed findings.

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Victoria Evrard from StarryNightTrees says:

I love mixing lots of different colors together. This is my Celebration tree and I use every bead color I have access to. This is my favorite tree and I have mine out all year and use it as a night light.

StarryNightTrees

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Multi colored beads and gorgeous carved rainbow fluorite pendant depicting the goddess Kwan Yin. The necklace is beaded with turquoise beads, rainbow fluorite beads, purple river stone, turquoise quartz, orange bone beads, pink, blue and turquoise seed beads, and silver plated pewter spacer beads.

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And last but not least…another stunning necklace! I hesitated to include two pieces of jewelry in the same post, but let’s be honest, we can never have too many necklaces – especially when they are as bright, colorful, and unique as this beauty from Bungalow42. Connie Lee, owner of this shop, shared the backstory behind this piece:

“There is a folk art vibe to these hand painted fish. Their history is a bit of a mystery. The original statement necklace was a vintage piece that belonged to a family member but no one seems to know its origins. Happy to report that all of the fish are in good vintage condition. It is obvious that they were handmade and hand painted with love. This was the first time that I got to deconstruct a vintage piece for new designs. It was big fun. #happycolor #fishjewelry”.

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If these colors didn’t remind you that life should be filled with color and joy, I don’t know what else could! Be sure to share your brightest pieces in the comments below. Let’s spread some color love throughout this Etsy community!

CIJ – Summer Fashion

Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug

Summer is one of my favorite seasons – the outdoors, light clothes, the beach, florals, vacations and what not!

A season full of fun and adventures.

Here are some lovely Summer Fashion options:

Vintage Paper Hat | White Cream Straw Hat | Two Vintage Brimmed Sun Hats | Summer Hipster Indie

These lacy light white hats would be a perfect screen from the summer sun. From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/Collectique

Collectique describes them as, “Casual and elegant look, a vintage cream colored paper hat and white sun hat. Charming worn with the rims down or up. Nice versatile elegant shapes.”

Ooak crochet  vest white with FREE shipping cotton, irish crochet bridal lacy delicate elegant .

Lovely hand crocheted Summery Vest, with an elegant lacy design! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/byTheCrochetBug

Natasha from bythecrochetbug says, “This vest is made with Irish crochet technique which is a very old art of crocheting.Here motifs are made first which are then joined together with delicate crochet mesh.These pieces are very light and lacy perfect for summer. Irish crochet is a method which produces very delicate and beautiful fabric which lasts almost forever. As any damaged motif can be simply be removed and replaced. No two Irish crochet pieces are the same.”

Pinafore Top Girls July 4th Blowout SALE - Size 6/7 Blue Gingham Vintage Linen Summer Fashion, Flower Basket Embroidery

Adorable Summer blue dress! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/GreenbriarCreations

Sue from Greenbriarcreations says, “This little girls pinafore was one of the original items when I started my shop two years ago. The front features a really cute flower basket dress scarf. The rest of the shirt is a cool cotton gingham in Dorothy Gale blue! Perfect for summer!”

Womens Floral Reto Dress Everday sleeveless Sundress in Green and Yellow with flower print. Size 14. Vintage Style Spring Fashion Dress..

This flowery Retro Sundress is a perfect choice for this Summer! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/SSFDesigns

Susan from SSFDesigns says, “I had so much fun playing with fabrics to come up with the perfect ones for this summer dress. It was one of the first dresses that I designed so I will always love it.”

30% OFF Set Cameo Pendant Ring  Fatty Collection Woman Flower Dress Victorian Jewelry Antique Bronze Long Chain.

Beautiful piece of Victorian Jewelry. From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/MONIBU

Mow from MONIBU says, “We live in a world where image and outer beauty is more important than inner beauty. This collection is a tribute to all women that we don’t have a body 10 but we are great people.”

Women's Small Clutch Bag Passport Purse Quilted Monogrammed Custom Personalized teal brown peridot green

What a sweet floral bag to carry the essentials on all your summer adventures! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/BeadsandThreadsbyAmy

Amy from BeadsandThreadsbyAmy Says, “I purchased this pattern to create a small bag for my niece’s birthday. I filled it with all sorts of “girly” things- lip gloss, fingernail polish, lotion. It turned out so well that I decided to create them for gifts for my teacher’s aides and friends. Depending on the length strap you choose, they are perfect for a variety of uses- passports and boarding passes while traveling, a small purse for the bare necessities, a make-up bag, a camera bag, etc. I have quite the stash of fabrics, and they are totally customizable (and personalized at no extra charge).”

ChristmasinJuly 20% Sale Vintage Sleeveless Tropicalprint Vacation Dress

This lovely Floral Dress screams Summer! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/NoveltyandThings

NoveltyandThings says,” I am a sucker for things vintage especially vintage fashion and houseware. As for vintage fashion prints and bright colors are among my favorite picks. These remind me of my summer beach vacations airy and care free.”

Quilted blue denim patchwork bag with sequins - Greek Wave design - upcycled denim

How about an Upcycled Cool Blue Denim Patchwork Bag! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/ChickenJungle

ChickenJungle says, “I’ve always liked to make patchwork using small bits of fabric, incorporating things like sequins, buttons, beads, vintage lace…the possibilities are endless. Blue denim and sequins are an irresistible combination. I made this patchwork bag using blue denim jeans as the body, and for the front pocket I made this quilted patchwork Greek wave in watery blue. The sequins on the front and around the straps make it glitter like water in sunlight. When I made this, I envisioned a swimming pool I had seen long ago – a pool with this wave pattern in a blue tile mosaic around the rim. I also thought of ocean waves and the beach.”

Jewel Toned Crackle Beads with White Jade  Beaded Necklace,  NB101

Jewel Toned Beaded Necklace, Sweet and Elegant! From: https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/rosepetalsjewelry

Rose from Rosepetalsjewelry says, “I found these white jade beads at a street market in Turkey. I love white as a background and knew I would be flooded with ideas for them. This is just one of the many pieces I’ve made with them.”

Have a lovely Summer Everyone!