Russet Orange – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Russet Orange.

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Russet Orange
This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Russet Orange! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

zizzybob from zizzybob says there are very few sellers on Etsy selling handmade quilt blocks. Most of those who are, are selling vintage blocks. I make blocks that I would use if I were making a quilt. Most of mine are appliqued, something that a lot of quilters don’t like to do. Here is a set of blocks just in time for fall.

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mistycat from carolinagirlz2 said this russet orange kitty cat would be a fun item to stitch this fall. I love striped tabbies like this beauty!

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Gari from BeadLoversKorner states I have very fine, flyaway hair and many times need bobby pins or hair accessories to keep the stray hairs in place. I also have tons of beads – so decided to put some beads on bobby pins! I loved them so much that I started making them to sell. These russet orange bobby pins, made with Carnelian, and perfect for fall colors and Halloween!

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Nancy from EponasCrystals says perfect colors for fall in this lightweight stretchy beaded bracelet. Orange and yellow tones with bright turquoise tassels as accents.

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Karen from timetalentjewels said these sweet pumpkin beads are a wonderful reminder that fall/autumn is upon us. Russet Oranges, Golds and Browns greet us this fall. Pumpkins, Gourds and Corn-husks along with the fall breezes. Bonfires and Wiener Roasts, oh what fun,we will have!

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Cristal from DesignsbyCristal states fall is all about seeing the old go into hibernation and waiting for the new to come out in the spring. I love driving up to the mountains in GA and seeing the tree-lined back drop of the amazing colors that fall brings such as the many hues of orange, red, and yellow.

The russet color mixed in with the brown really makes this dog collar pop and is a great add-on for your dogs fall fashion.

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Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says after thinking Fall and wishing for the leaves to change and pumpkin time I designed this cute set today!

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor said there is such a feeling of warmth to this color (and makes me think of apple pie because I use maple syrup) Our maple trees willingly put on a show for us in the early autumn.

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Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop states this gorgeous toiletries bag combines a lovely Russet Orange with a paler tangerine in a traditional herringbone pattern. The result is a zingy, eye-catching Harris Tweed fabric that I have used for the outside of this useful washbag.

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Margie from Zen Cat Pottery says Wow! The name “Russet Orange” is deceiving. When I go to the Pantone page, it’s really more of what I would call “pumpkin orange.”

This wheel-thrown ceramic spoon rest has a beautiful “Russet Orange” underside that will add a hint of color to your kitchen! This piece is hand painted and hand carved. All materials are non-toxic, food-safe and lead-free. This is also dishwasher safe.

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Marie from LoveNStuff14 said my daughter Terese collected vintage hats for years and only recently has decided to thin out her collection. This is one of my favorites

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Tami from HannaHerbals states this gorgeous bar of soap is scented with Patchouli, Lavender and Black Pepper, the color is from Paprika. It comes packaged in an adorable kraft jar.

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Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says I wouldn’t have called that shade of orange “russet” orange.

Orange always reminds me of the warm and earthen colors of autumn. And of pumpkins. Time spent at the pumpkin patch is one of the most beautiful things I remember doing with my family. Let the kids wear hand knitted pumpkin hats, sit on a big pumpkin surrounded by other pumpkins and you have the perfect photo shoot!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Russet Orange board!

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

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Harbor Mist – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2018

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 2018 is Harbor Mist.

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Harbor Mist

A mid-tone dove gray; Harbor Mist solidifies the spring 2018 palette.

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Harbor Mist

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Harbor Mist! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

zizzybob from zizzybob says:

I designed this quilted fabric postcard myself. It is based on an old National Geographic photo. Fabric postcards are a great way to send a greeting, to friends or family (or just keep it for yourself).

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Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

I love delicate shades of gray. It’s a perfect balance for colors in any interior design. Harbor mist is very inspiring. I use these shades as backgrounds for my pastel colleges and drawings. Harbor mist and other shades of gray are also good as a border – passepartout for artistic works on paper. You will find these colors in my shop.

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

Who knew gray (grey) could have so many different shades yet to me they all evoke a feeling of calm and serenity. This Inukshuk made from stone looks out over mist covered Lake Ontario and was left behind by some visitors to the area. Strength Serenity and a sign of friendship.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I love neutral colors, and the soft gray of “Harbor Mist”, while still a neutral, is a departure from the warmer earth tones that I tend to use on my items. It’s a nice cooler earth tone shade, and I love the way it highlights the under belly of our hand carved wood male Baikal Teal duck!

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Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

My Elephant plunger became a reality after I made my Flamingo Plungers for my Florida friends. In one of my Facebook groups, I was given many suggestions of other plungers. The elephant and giraffe were next, then the flower ones. After the flowers came the Poop Happens and Foxy Lady and Foxy Dude. My last request was for a Retro Camper plunger. I made four different Retro Campers so my potential customer would have a choice. That is my last addition to the plunger family. My home is being overrun by plungers!

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Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

I am always on the look out for inspirational sayings for my products so when this one came across my path it jumped right at me to make it apart of my collection.

I can do all things is part of Philippians 4:13 and in the world we live in this scripture has great meaning to a lot of us or will if you’re looking for something to hold on to.

This ensemble can be gotten in a lanyard, keychain or dog collar! The gray color makes the wording pop out a great deal!

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Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says:

As I always look for interesting beads, I stumbled across this Dyed Gray Jasper Bead. There is always something about each stone as the colors come out. In this stone, I could see blue. Gray and blue, a fun potato chip spacer and some fire polish, just a fun necklace for the hot summer months! After all isn’t Gray the new Black?

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friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I live in San Francisco and we have daily foggy days. When I found this stone it reminded me of those gloomy beautiful misty afternoons here!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Harbor Mist board!

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

Secret Santa – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are going to have a Secret Santa with a twist! Usually it involves picking a name and then giving them the gift, but since we’re virtual we are improvising!

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have chosen these Secret Santa gifts!

Mairi from mairidesign says:

A star for a star colleague, which can be hung in the window or on their tree. It can even be personalised with their name scrolled in wire. With this secret Santa gift, no-one need know from whence it came, only that they are your Christmas star.

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Joanna from Aromatika Sapounia from JoannasScentedSoaps says:

This would be a nice secret santa gift for anyone: a set with luxury glycerin soaps and a charm for good luck, a handmade glass ornament.

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patontheback from patontheback says:

What a thoughtful way to cheer a co-worker and a practical gift. A handcrafted mug rug. Gender neutral, yet good looking.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I think this handmade natural bracelet would be a great Secret Santa gift for any female on your gift-giving list. I think it would be great for a friend, co-worker, family member because its shades of neutral, earth tones makes it a great jewelry accessory, and will work well with anyone’s wardrobe

This bracelet has 7 of the 3/4 inch fancy beads with swirls of earth-tone hues; each is separated by a 1/4 inch dark brown, oblong wood bead (8 wood beads in total). The length of this bracelet is approximately 8 inches in length, which should fit an average-sized wrist, and has a antique-gold toned, fancy toggle-style closure.

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friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I would give this necklace to my friend Tatjana who is currently going through chemo-therapy, so that she will get energy & protection through the stone. And just to put a smile on her face!

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

This scarf features one of my own photographs (of birch bark). The colors and design are neutral enough to go with just about anything a lady has in her wardrobe and can accent a casual turtle neck, a fancy blouse even a spring coat. So soft and luxurious, the scarf is one of a kind and sure to surprise and delight the recipient. A great price point too!

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I would give a Bucilla Heart Felt Holiday ornament kit, an easy project that someone could make without major crafting skills!

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Rebecca Turkovics from OrnamentsByRebeccaT says:

I would give this vintage Santa ornament because… well, it is a secret “Santa” exchange.

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Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

This lanyard would go to my daughter who I’m praying will start to study the Bible soon and give her life completely to God. I always try to instill the word of God into both my children and especially more so in today’s time.

I look at this scripture lanyard as a tool for her to carry around when times get hard to be faithful in God’s word. This lanyard has some very helpful scriptures to give a new or old Christian a boost when it’s needed. In my belief having this close and personal relationship with God is by far one of the most important and unconditional relationships one can ever have!

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Carla from CarlasCraft says:

I would share this Secret Santa gift with one of my friends, Isis, who was laid off from her job in February and has been diligently interviewing since. I love the Peace theme and using the wooden letters for that 3-D effect. Also, the use of an old book cover embossed and then mounted on the canvas is a fun technique I so enjoy!

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Favorite Holiday Item In Your Shop – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings  and Mairi from mairidesign

We all have a favorite item that we have in our shop. It could be our favorite because of the process it took to make it, its color or any other reason.

Here, the team share their favorite Holiday item from their shop and tell us why they like it so much.

michael tarter from BurntEarthHorseHair says

One of my favorite Xmas items is my Luminaria Bags. They are ceramic clay and have holes in them to let the candle light shine through. I crave out different designs on the bags. One of my favorite designs is the Corrales Old Church. I have several sizes available and over 20 different designs.
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Luminaria Bags

Dianna from HoneyMyrtleStudio says

One of my favourite items is my blue hand dyed cushion cover. It was one of the first items I made using hand dyed fabric that I had done myself.
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Blue Throw Pillow

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says

I love my Harris tweed baubles. They bring the beauty of hand-woven fabric to something purely decorative. Lovely enough to be kept as heirloom pieces.
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Harris tweed Christmas tree decoration

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says

Hands down this is my favorite item… This ornament has such a sweet story behind how it came to be… I have lived in my home since I was born and one of my neighbors that had been in her home since before I was born asked me to come down to her home to look at some things 3 years ago in the summer of 2015. She then gave me a piece of a sweater that she said was one of her favorites. It was her sweater many years ago when she was much younger. She said she had reused most of it but had this one side left and she wanted to give it to me as she knew I sewed and asked me to make something so that her favorite sweater could live on. The color reminded me of dirty snow. So I made the dirty snowman out of what was left of her special sweater… I gave one to her to put on her tree. I kept one and gave my daughter one and the rest are for sale… so far a total of 6 are living on in Christmas celebrations. I have one more made and enough to make 2 more beyond that. Then all the sweater will be gone. Sad to say that she passed away in 2016 and her granddaughters came to get me and told me I could have what ever I wanted out of her sewing room… one of the things I got was many buttons that were cut off of garments once the garment was done being used. I now am adding 2 of those buttons to each of the remaining snowmen.
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My Dirty Snowman

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says

My favorite item is this Christmas card featuring Miss Abbie one of our collies on an early morning walk here on the farm just after a fresh snow fall. I was never certain what captured her interest in the trees but I like the feeling and colours of this card.

Entitled Happy Collie Days this one always makes me smile. This image has been featured by The Collie Rescue Network in their calendars and on a note card they use to raise funds.

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Happy COLLIE Days Christmas Card

This “I love cats” handcrafted wooden plaque is my favorite shop item because it declares my love of cats … I consider it to be a customer favorite as well since I have sold several of them to other cat lovers!

I think it’s a great gift idea for the cat lover on a gift list because it’s cute and inexpensive!

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Cat Wall Hanging

Mairi from mairidesign says

These Christmas bauble shaped tree decorations are my favourites because of the gorgeous iridescent glass I used and, also, that others also seem to really like them. I made some for my students and one of them ordered several for her colleagues. Then, my sister and my cousin ordered several each to hang as garlands in their windows. Then, more orders came. It was great! The little beads swing and tinkle in the breeze and add a chic touch to a festive display.
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Christmas Tree Decorations

I love this elegant set with 3 luxury glycerin soaps and a charm for good luck!

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Trendy Soaps Christmas Gift

My favorite is this new card I created last week. I like the simple design and message. It’s warm and inviting and speaks of home.

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Happy Holidays card

I love owls and these whimsical owls on a Christmas stocking are one of my favorites.

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Felt Owl Christmas Stocking

I loved making these waterless snow globes.

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Christmas Snow globes

This was hard! I love Christmas and keep several Christmas items in my shop year ’round, because I think holiday lovers shop whenever the mood hits them. Right now it was between my red-nosed reindeer (I’m also an avid animal lover) and this guy. I guess he won out because he’s a new addition, so I wanted to welcome him.

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Felted Santa Claus

This is my favorite piece for Christmas because it reminds me of ice crystals!

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Herkimer Diamond GF Ring

This ornament is one of my favs. It reminds me so much of growing up in Iowa and going sledding on my grandparents farm with all my cousins.

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Christmas Quilted Ornament

I have so many favorite Christmas items in my shop but this one stands out to me especially since I choose to use the ribbon on a dog collar. We all have that pet who is both naughty and nice which makes this Christmas dog collar even more cute, funny and true to their personality.

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Naughty or Nice Christmas Dog Collar

Wow, hard to choose just one. Don’t you find that when you make something new, it is almost always the favorite – until the next one! Anyway, here is my favorite. I love winter animal pictures, and my DH love penguins. When I saw these delightful guys, I just had to buy them, and I bought lots! Just couldn’t resist. I knew right away that some would be made into pillows. The rest are waiting for inspiration, and time.

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Quilted Pillow Covers

 

 

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!

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Items Of The Week: To The Moon

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Back In Time

Contributor Post by Mary from StockLaneStudio

The Etsy CIJ team is full of vintage and retro treasures.  From Art Deco mirrors and vintage recipe boxes to finely preserved antique music programs. Adorn bright retro dresses with brooches and pendants that brings us back to the ‘good ol’ days’ or evoke cherished memories.

Mairi from mairidesign says

Pop ‘back in time’ each day as you put your make-up on in this Art Deco style mirror. A century ago this style captured the hearts of our grandparents and, with bold geometric patterns, it continues to add a touch of decadence in today’s modern homes.
Those reminiscing about the “good old days” can’t help but remember how popular this pin up girl was back in her day! This adorable scarf pendant slide is the perfect gift for a gal who knows how to have fun. It adds a touch of whimsical class to any accessory collection!

Bevan Blackshaw from TimberDimensions says

Brooches were once popular items of jewellery to enhance an outfit. As with all things they seem to be making a resurgence, My timber brooches are made from offcuts of rare and beautiful timbers. These will last for eons. The finding is screwed, not glued to the timber and I use findings of the highest quality that I can find. Truely a beautiful thing that takes you back to a time gone by.

I found this lovely and unique recipe basket at an estate sale. Inside were some blank recipe cards, but no old recipes. To find some old recipes would have been the icing on the cake…but this cake would have to go without icing for now…Do people still use recipe boxes or do they just save recipes on their social media or their computers, iPads, or Smart Phones? The recipe box may be a thing of the past.
From a time when travelling by ship was the only way to get to where you wanted to be. From the Cunard Steamship Gallia. this 1883 this shipboard concert program speaks to the entertainment of the day and the fund raising efforts of the time. That it has been preserved and survived all these years fascinates me.
I love fashion ! But fashions from the past has such a wonderful story to be told. Although this dress is not vintage it is inspired from the times of the past 1950 I call it my “I Love Lucy” dress. I remember watching that show with my family and laughing so much!

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says

I love all things vintage and each of my creations starts with a vintage piece or two. This repurposed picture frame has fun retro style and features a collection of vintage buttons and jewelry parts. It’s the perfect way to display a photo or keepsake with special memories!

It happened 40 years ago. My parents went to my brother in Switzerland at Christmas. I was left alone on a holy night. When they came home with a nice woolen bed blanket as a gift.This cushion is made of this bed cover. It is a retro style.