Monday, November 30, 2009

24 Days and Don't Forget to Stuff Those Stockings

Amy here- Only 24 shopping days to go. Here is a great stocking stuffer idea by one of my favorites, PhizzyChick. I love these Creative Blocks and am always amazed how much detail Georgina can got onto 1 square inch! Make sure to check out Georgina's shop for all sorts of treasures and don't for get to stuff those stockings!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

25 Days to Go!

Hi, Erin here - spent most of yesterday decorating so I thought a festive ornament would be the perfect addition to our countdown. I found this colorful Fused Glass Christmas Tree at Glass Elements. Glass Elements is part of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday Holiday Sale and is offering Buy One (1) Ornament, Get Any One (1) Item (of equal or lesser value) Half Off! Including ornaments, jewelry and even gift cards! What a great deal - you better click on over and check her shop out!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

26 Days- Try not to Panic!

Amy here with another great holiday gift idea. This is the perfect green gift- recyled materials to pamper our feathered friends. ~ Bird Feeder. Recycled street lights ~by Red, Yellow and Blue Ink. Not only is it green but it is a great pop of color for your yard!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday - the Panic Begins!

Happy Black Friday - Erin today - For my wish of the day I would love this beautiful hand knitted cowl from Ayca. With winter in the air this perfectly pretty purple cowl will help ward off the chilly weather. Ayca is part of the Etsy Black Friday/Cyber Monday Free World Wide Shipping sale.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

27 Days and Counting!

Amy here- Happy Thanksgiving to all! Only 27 days to go and we are putting out another great gift idea. I know I would love to find this under my tree on Christmas. SKETCHES OF A DREAM, Edgy, contemporary stained glass window is by L.A. Glass Studio. Please check out the many wonderful things, large and small, in the L.A. Glass Shop.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

28 - I'm Running So Late!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve - Erin here - in a previous life I used to be organized and would have all my gifts wrapped and mailed by today - this year I've barely started shopping. Well, I obviously need something to brighten my mood - I found it in this whimsical wintery ceramic dish. I love the legs on this dish. This wonderful dish/serving bowl was created by Mary Judy - her shop announcement sums up her shop - "All original, hand-built, one-of-a-kind kooky & colorful ceramics . . ." Looking for a totally unique gift no one else will have - this is your stop.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Under 30 Days!!!!

I'm feeling a slight chill in the air and would love to have this perfectly pretty felted wool wrap from Vital Temptation. This spectacular wrap was made with the traditional wet felting technique by combining four shades of 100 % Merino soft wool ( Teal, Aqua, Mocha and Rusty Rose ) . This shop is full on beautiful handmade items - take a few moments to look around.

Monday, November 23, 2009

30 Days- I Think I Found Gifts for my Friends!

For today I am wishing for this gorgeous tile from Kristen Stein Fine Art. The tile is entitled Autumn Fire Tree Landscape - each tile is framed - the cherry frame measures 6x6x0.5 inches and the tile is 4.25 x 4.25 inches. (Don't tell my friends but I think I just found their Christmas gifts.) Be sure to browse she also has over 50 other fine art tiles, beautiful original painting, ACEO trading cards and lots of other fun stuff. As bonus Kristen has noted in her shop announcement that she is part of the Etsy Holiday and Free Shipping Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

31 Days to Go

Amy here with today's installment of "What we'd like to find under our Christmas Tree". I would love to unwrap this Embroidered Fiber Art Quilt - SPACE SPORES in SEARCH of the PERFECT MARTINI. (The name alone implies we would be fast friends.) The details and hand stitching are amazing. And the colors are perfect for the holidays and year round!

This and many other cool items were made by Victoria Gertenbach of The Silly BooDilly. Please check out her shop- you will also find Fabian there. It appears he and the Space Spore quilt may have had a few successful martini quests!

32 - What To Do?

Yes, 32 days till the big event! Today I (Erin) am featuring this incredible hand spun yarn from UrbanGypZ. This unique yarn is titled Carnivale and is made from hand painted domestic wool, silk, mohair hand carded with yarn bits and angelina and hand spun into a super bulky single ply yarn. Every holiday season I have a strong need to hand-make a few of gifts (like I don't have enough to do) and I like to mix it up and not always give jewelry . This yarn is the perfect length for a small coat scarf or a fun funky cowl and would be a wonderful find under my tree.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shop, Shop, Shop

Erin here - my choice for our continuing countdown is a stunning print from Painting Prints entitled Silhouette. Please take a few moments and browse this shop - the art work is unique, fun and has beautiful detail. I also love the original art work rings . There are lots of forms of hand art - I think these are great. In case you haven't noticed I have a thing for trees.

If you are in the Hampton Roads area (Virginia) don't forget to stop by and say "Hi" to Amy this weekend at the Indian River Christmas Craft Show. The sun is shining here - think I'll go enjoy it.

Friday, November 20, 2009

34 Days to Go and I'm Starting to Freak Myself Out!

34 Days until Christmas- Yikes! Amy here- (deep breathing). I love posting fabulous ideas for gift giving to our blog and today's post is no exceptions. This Raku Pottery Heart by SweetPaisely is just the piece I need to go over a door in my house. Having filled most of my wall space with cool art I have picked up over the years, I embarked on a journey to put a piece of art above each door in my house. Shopping for small pieces is fun and you can find a great selection of pieces in SweetPaisley's shop.

I'm doing to one last craft show this month and you can find this great Coral Necklace there. If you are local to the Hampton Roads area (southeastern Virginia) stop by and say hi!
Indian River Christmas Craft Show
Indian River High School
1969 Braves Trail,
Saturday Nov. 21st 10am - 5 pm
Sunday Nov. 22nd 12-4pm

Thursday, November 19, 2009

35 Days, 35 Days, 35 Days!

Erin here - today my husband said he needed a few ideas for Christmas gifts for me. I replied -"you obviously don't read our blog!?!" ... well, now he has lots of ideas - with more to come.

I would love to have this fun Party Girl hanging out with me at home. You will find pages of fabulously funky Metal Sculptures at Frivolous Tendencies. The artists behind these designs use salvaged materials to create their unique sculptures. Take a few moments to browse the shop - I love the movement in the various pieces.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

36 Days to Go and the Count Down Continues

Amy here- continuing our "What we would love to find under our Christmas tree" series. I'd love to find either of these sets of coasters, by PepperSprouts under my tree or in my stocking! I can't decide which set I like better- The Eat, Drink, Be Merry set or the Bird on a Branch set- so I'll just ask for both!

Being a fiber junky the texture of this felt set really appeals to me. And who wouldn't agree with the sentiment!

I love the design motif on this wood set and the way some of it is carved out- very cool!

If you are looking for a gift for that hard to shop for person in your life you can also check out our shop. Our Custom Personalized Key Chains are a popular gift.

Monday, November 16, 2009

37 Days ... I Better Get Shopping!

Hi - Erin here, for my addition to the wish list I would like these lovely soaps from Morgan Street. I have used Morgan Street soaps in the past and just love them, the hard part is picking the scents. A few years ago I gave the Mini Bundt Cake Soaps to my friends as a Christmas gift (of course I saved one for myself) - these soaps are so realistic you want to take a bite and they last for a long time - I would cut a little slice every few days and leave my shower smelling wonderful. My friends enjoyed theirs too! Oh, I'd also like a soap dish.

38 Days to Go and the Count Down Continues

Amy here - Continuing on our "What we would love to find under our Christmas tree" series -I'd love to find this great pair of Pumpkin Fingerless Gloves under my tree or in my stocking! You can find them and many other cool pairs at FriendlyBrown on Etsy.

Here is a great item from the UnStrungSisters shop, Chunky Sodalite and Coral Bracelet. Maybe you would like to see this under your tree?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Count down continues

Hi Erin here - today's addition to our wish list is from Craftygurll - a lovely set of six multi-color dessert/appetizer plates - of course I would need 4 sets! These pretty little plates would look great at any party. Happy Sunday.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

4o Days to Go....

Amy here - Continuing on our "What we would love to find under our Christmas tree" series -I'd love to find this lovely piece of mixed media art under my tree. This 2 Birds in a Tree set is by Mamapainter. Make sure to check out the bottom photo to see how these pieces can be uniquely arranged.

Maybe you or someone you know might like to find this Turquoise Necklace as a holiday surprise gift! You can find it at along with lots of other great options for you or your loved ones!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

41 days to go ...

Hi, Erin here - Continuing on our "What we would love to find under our Christmas tree" series -my wish list item for today is from Suzanna Anna and is titled "Imagine all the People Living Life in Peace". This is a set of nine individual prints but is also available in a single 8 x 8 print.

42 days and counting

Amy here ~ We are continuing our countdown to Christmas and highlighting an item each day that we would love to find under our Christmas tree. I'll start my list with this beautiful stained glass piece, The Revival, by Pamela Angus. Check out her Etsy shop for more gorgeous items!

Here is a new necklace that you might like to find as a surprise for you this holiday season. It is our Colorful Pearl Cluster Necklace and it is a classic beauty with a contemporary flair!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Count Down Begins ...

Since the big day is only 43 days away we have decided to post an Etsy found item a day that we would love to see waiting for us under our tree Christmas morning.

Our first wish comes from Michelle Prosek - a Hand Carved and Fused Glass Tile - titled Enoki Twist. This lovely glass tile is hand carved, fused and hand shaped to make it a one of a kind unique piece of art. Michelle's shop is a real wow - take time to browse - her Night Lights are also great.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thanks ...

Erin here -
We would like to thank Elizabeth Caldwell Illustration and Designs for featuring us on her
blog! Be sure to check out her up and coming Etsy shop - ecdesign. Since Amy added a picture of her dog in the previous posting I thought I would add one of mine. Lola is a chocolate lab/standard poodle mix. We tell everyone she got the best of both personalities and the worst of both looks! And yes for those of you who are wondering - as my hair is growing back it is looking just like Lola's.
I have to laugh because I think the dogs Amy and I chose really do reflect our personalities. We hope you have a great weekend.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Craft Shows

Amy here- I'll be doing to two craft shows this month. If you are local to the Hampton Roads area (southeastern Virginia) stop by and say hi!

Santa’s Stocking

Old Fashion Craft Bazaar

Kempsville Recreation Center

800 Monmouth Lane, Virginia Beach

Saturday Nov. 7th 9am – 5 pm

Sunday Nov. 8th 11 am -5 pm

Indian River

Christmas Craft Show

Indian River High School

1969 Braves Trail, Chesapeake

Saturday Nov. 21st 10am - 5 pm
Sunday Nov. 22nd 12-4pm

Couldn't resist adding a photo of my dog:).