Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What a Find Wednesday!

Been a few weeks since I've posted one of these. But this week I hit the Etsy forums in search of Winter items. I was looking for anything winter, scarves, hats, gloves, snow, anything! I got plenty of items but i can only pick four! So here are my choices!
** Click on the pictures to check out the listing and the shop name to check out the shop! **

Winter Mini Cards Set by Sandys Sentiments

Snowman in the Meadow painting by Andralynn

Winter Stardust by Dreams by the Sea

A Winter Branch by Garden Jewels

Monday, December 20, 2010

Check it out!!!!

Hi everyone! It's been a while, Finals and Christmas have me all booked up!

*I wanted to let all my followers know about this great offer I'm having in my shop till Wednesday! If you make a purchase from my shop, anything you'd like, by Noon on Wednesday December 22nd, I will upgrade your purchase to PRIORITY shipping at no cost to you! This way you have that extra couple of days for last minute holiday shopping! (Please note this is open to US residents only, Canadian residents add a $1 to your shipping total)*

Well Its been snowing here so I've found some time to get into my studio and whip up a few things, as well as take some new pictures featuring the new snow as a background! Let me know what you think! *If you'd like to go to the listing just click on the picture =)

Betty Boop Coffee Cozy!

Flip Flop Coffee Cozy!

*I think I may retake this picture, I took it at night, think it will look better in the sun.

So what do you think? Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday Feature

This weeks shop is a fun and creatively cute shop called Angelina La Dawn Tomato. This shop is full of fun, cute, bright bag and totes! Perfect for everyday use, would make a lovely holiday gift!

Now here's a little about the shop and Angie, the shops owner.

My shop is all about things I love to make and create. I am always trying to create something a little different, but always functional and something i would want myself. I love spending my free time thinking up new ideas and trying them out. My mom taught me to sew when I was 10 and I've been getting better and better ever since then. I initially got drawn to bags because there are so many design options and I love carrying something with me everyday that I created just for me.

My shop name is kinda weird { or so I've been told.} It's actually my nickname, so for me it feels very personal and I've been called "Angelina La Dawn" by my friends for a couple years now, so when it came time to pick a shop name i thought it fit perfectly. I'm also partial to tomatoes :) Like I said I've been sewing since I was a kid, but I really got into making purses and bags in high school. Since then I've spent time concentrating on construction and different embellishment techniques as well.

Creating is one of my life's passions- a driving force for me. Everything I make is one-of-a-kind because it just wouldn't be the same to replicate something over and over again I also only use my own patters- store bought patters take a lot of creativity out of the process for me.

You can also find this shop on her blog.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

This week we have a great shop, Nico Papergoods, and a very talented shop owner, Andrea. She has been so kind as to offer a giveaway, more details after the feature!

I was born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland, and moved to Seattle, WA 13 years ago. I am married to an architect and together we have a 13 year old son named Nico. Since Nico is the name of my only son, I named the shop after him. Plus I love how it sounds and I think it suits my work.
When I was 16 I took a traditional 4 year apprenticeship for book binding. I have always loved to be creative and work with my hands. I am 53 now minus 16 equals 37 years that I have been doing my craft! Wow, that is a long time and I still love what I am doing. I love etsy and I am very thankful for it. I opened a lot of doors for me.
* I realized while reviewing Andrea and her shop that all of her work is done BY HAND and looks wonderful!
You can also find Nico Papergoods on her website.

Andrea has put up a fantastic set of items for her giveaway! A handmade notebook, a pencil and a bookmark!
To Enter: you must:

1) Be a follower of this blog
2) Go to Nico Papergoods on Etsy and pick your favorite item and leave it in a comment.
****Please leave these in one comment as to not mess up the counting.

Extra Entries:
1) Heart Nico Paper goods on Etsy ~1 Entry~
2) Heart The Green Haven on Etsy ~1 Entry~
3) Make a Purchase from Nico Papergoods on Etsy ~5 Entries~
4) Make a Purchase from The Green Haven on Etsy ~5 Entries~
**** Please leave 5 separate entries for each, that includes the transaction number so I may verify that the purchase was during the giveaway.

Giveaway ends at 12pm (EST) on Saturday Oct 30Th.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Friday Feature!

This weeks shop is ChimChim! A cute shop for crochet and needlepoint lovers! Or someone who would like to explore them!

Here is a little about Carol and her shop, ChimChim.

I've been crocheting and making one thing or another since I was about 7 years old. I taught myself to crochet from a book. Since I'm left handed, I had to hold the illustrations in front of a mirror to see how a left-hander crochets! I started crochet when I wanted to make clothes for my dolls. I often dabble in more crafts and hobbies and put the results up on my site and Etsy.

I started my shop on Etsy as a continuation of my desire to sell my work. I've done many craft shows and sold things from my website as well. My shop name, ChimChim, is actually the name of my cat. She thinks she "helps" me!

I also design needle point and cross stitch charts that are sold in many shops around the country! They were even in Hobby Lobby a few years ago.

All my work can be found on my website as well as some on Etsy.

Stop by her shop and take a look around!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

What A Find Wednesday!

This week I searched the Etsy forums for anything Orange! I found lots of great items and would love to share many of them, but I have to stick to it and pick 4. So here they are! Click on the picture to go to the shop page, or click on the shop name to view the whole shop!

Peachy Keen Ornament by Small Shiny Objects

Larry The Alley Cat by SimpleSurfer!

Lampwork Orange Drop Earrings by Renee Suich!

Orange Stoneware Slab Box by Zmedceramics!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What A Find Wednesday!

Its that time of the week again. Time to search Etsy for some creative and interesting items. This weeks theme is Leaves. So I once again posted in the Etsy forums and waited to see what was out there. I found some very nice items! Here are my four picks! Enjoy!

Handmade Ceramic-Mosaic Green Leaves by Rachelcart

Oak Leaf, Bright Yellow Tags, Set of 9 by Jess Made This

Leafy Flower Fairy Necklace by Elaina Louise Studios

Fall Floral Vintage Hankie Clutch Purse by The Tea Bagz Lady

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday Feature!

And the winner is..... EmraldeKat!

This weeks Friday Feature is on a fun and funky shop named PunkScrapper. Like always I've got a little background information on the shop and some very neat products straight out of the shop, and of course just click on the picture to go to the items page. This week we've even got a giveaway!!! Scroll to the bottom of the feature for giveaway details!

I have always loved drawing and crafting. My older sister used to keep me entertained by sharing her art supplies and coming up with projects for us to work on! I have always loved the idea of making art for a living and a few years ago my husband encouraged me to do just that! That is when I discovered Etsy! Its slow going and challenging but I love it so much!

My name kind of came out of a combo of my interest... I like scrap booking as well as using bits of this and that (scraps) to make things for my shop and i also love punk music and the look and feel of the punk era from the 80's. So "punkscrapper" seemed appropriate!

I also seem to often combine some punk and edge along with whimsy and imagery in the items I make, so "punkscrapper" worked! I have been doing my crafts (in some form or another) since I was a little girl and started doing commissions here and there in high school and college but it has been in the last three years that I have made it my job 100%.

You can find PunkScrapper on:
Etsy (of course!)

Now for her wonderful giveaway! Punkscrapper has been kind enough to put an original art work up for grabs. I wish I could enter my own giveaways!!! Love this piece! Only two very simple steps to get entered, and plenty of options for extra entries!

To Enter: YOU MUST! (please only leave one comment saying your following, then your favorite item)

1) Be a follower of this blog
2) Go to Punkscrapper's shop and pick out your favorite item and post it in a comment!

Extra Entries: (leave a seperate comment for each additional entry!)
1) Heart Punkscrapper on Etsy ~1 Entry~
2) "Like" Punkscrapper on Facebook ~1 Entry~
3) Follow Punkscrapper on Twitter ~1 Entry~
4) Make a purchase from Punkscrapper on Etsy ~5 Entries~
5) Heart The Green Haven on Etsy ~1 Entry~
6) "Like" The Green Haven on Facebook ~1 Entry~
7) Follow The Green Haven on Twitter ~1 Entry~
* Please note if you are already following, or have previously hearted our shops please do not use these as additional entries. They must be new! Thank you!*

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What A Find Wednesday!

This week's What A Find Wednesday's theme is FALL! With summer ending and Fall just around the corner I thought it would be great to see all the new Fall items out there in Etsy land! Here are the four that made it into this week's post! Hope you enjoy! Let me know what you all think!

****Just a tip: Next week's theme will be leaves. It fits nicely with this weeks theme! So get ready to show me all your lovely leafy items!

Here we go, as always click the picture to go to the items page!

Autumn Greetings Card by KittyKatKard's

Maple Pecan Soy Tarts by Aromafield's

Organza Flower Bobby Pin by Pre N Das by Enid

Cracking Firewooke Octive Candle's by Nikki Makes Scents

Im Back! Time to get back into the swing of things!

Hi everyone! I've finally got time to get back into the swing of things. Gonna get the blog up and going again! Cant wait should be fun, already started changing things around, let me know what you think!

I've got a thread up on etsy for my What A Find Wednesday feature that i'll be doing today, interested in being featured? Check out the thread here. This weeks theme is Fall! So show me all your fall items!

Happy Fall Everyone!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

What a Find Wednesday!

This weeks What a Find Wednesday features Spring Themed Items! I've actually choosen 5 itmes this week... There were just sooo many cute items to choose from! I had a hard time picking just 5! Like always click the picture to go to the listing, click the shop name to visit the shop!

Set of 5 Ladybug and Bee Notcards from CardsandNotes!
Flower Bracelet by Baghdadbum!

Birdie and the cat by Monstersncuties!

Lovebird by Yarnabees!

White flower hair pin from Luvy Duvy!

Heads up! Next weeks theme is Easter!!! Look out for my thread on Etsy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Friday Feature and "Giveaway"

Wow I'm really late with this one! This feature is for a shop called Wispers! This shop is absolutely adorable! And the shop is offering a special prize for ALL of my readers instead of just offering a giveaway which only benefits one person! Read the feature to find out what that special little prize is =)

Wispers for the finest wisps of hair! My goal at Wispers is to provide unique handmade clips that are as beautiful as your little girl. People spend so much time dressing their kids up in adorable outfits, but they sometimes overlook the one little piece that ties it all together. A clip in a little girl's hair is like the bow on a gift.

When my baby was born she had more hair than a fully grown Chia pet! I tried putting clips in her hair but they just slid right out because her hair was so baby fine. So i decided that I would make my own! After much experimentation, I came up with the "get-a-grip" cushion, that really holds even the finest wisps of hair. My clips never fell out of my daughter's hair and they were so comfortable, she didn't even notice them! Now that she's a little older, she picks out her own clip every morning (even if it doesn't always match her outfit)!

I have been making clips since 2008. I have ben selling my clips as boutique events, and some local NY stores carry them as well. I just opened my shop on Etsy this month and I am so excited to be able to offer my clips to a wider audience on the web! I joined Etsy way back in 2008 to reserve my shop name and I celebrated the new year this year with my grand opening!

One of the accomplishments that I am really proud of is starting a trend among my friends to experiment with clips of different sizes and textures for their babies. I t seems as though everyone had an itty bitty bow in her baby's hair. After my daughter modeled some of my larger clips, such as lounging rounds, people saw how beautiful a nice big flower could look atop a small baby face. I also like to bring adult trends into my clips. Of a Feather has become a favorite a boutique events because it parallels the peacock feather trend worn by adults.

Now Wispers has been kind enough to offer a great little prize to all of my Followers. Check out her shop, see something you like? BUY IT! She is offering a coupon code for all followers! Use coupon code GREENHAVEN for free shipping on U.S. orders of $10 or more! Valid for TWO months from today!!! Such a great offer! Take advantage of it!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

This weeks Friday Feature will be a shop called Craftie Ladie! She will also be offering up one of her adorable dish towels, and the winner gets to choose which one! Scroll to the bottom of the feature for more details!

Now here is a little about the shop and its owner!

My name is Craftie Ladie, and I have been crafting for over 50 years... Drawing, painting, sewing, I have tried almost everything!!! I loved to sew, and made all my cloths, and always enjoyed hand stitching the hems on them... So when I retired, after 32 years of working full time, I stared hand embroidering towels, and started selling on Etsy in the year 2006, and away I went!!!! My name Craftie Ladie was an after thought to the correct spelling Crafty Lady because someone else already had it! I am not into blogging, twittering, nor do I have a Facebook page, but you can find me at the local Craft Fairs in my neighborhood in Anaheim Ca.

Now for the giveaway! The owner has been kind enough to put one of her towels up for grabs, even better, the winner get to pick which one!

To Enter YOU MUST:
1) Be a follower of this blog
2) Go to Craftie Ladie's Shop and pick out your favorite item, and leave a comment saying what it is!

For Extra Entries: ALL OF THESE MUST BE NEW!!! (ie: new heart, new purchase)
1) Heart Craftie Ladie on Etsy and say so in a comment ~1 Entry~
2) Make a Purchase From Craftie Ladie on Etsy and post the transaction number in a comment ~3 Entries~
3) Heart The Green Haven on Etsy and say so in a comment ~1 Entry~
4) Make a purchase from The Green Haven on Etsy and post the transaction id in a Comment ~3 Entries~

Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What a Find Wednesday!

Im starting a new weekly feature! Every Wednesday (even though todays is a day late!) I will pick a new topic and post in the Etsy forums. I will be looking for items that fit that topic and will pick 4 each week =) So check the forums to get you item featured!

This weeks theme is Saint Patricks Day! Here are some very cute St.Patty's Day items! Click on the item pictures to go to the listing!

First up: This cute Shamrock Hair Clip From Ritzee Rebel!

Second is these adorable Cookies from Bees Knees Creative!

Third is for the doggie in your life, this collar is from Gone Doggie!

And last up for todays features, is a shamrock charm from Lisa Witmer Collection!

Enjoy! And heres a heads up! Next weeks theme will be Spring! So get your spring items ready and look for a new forum topic sometime next Tuesday!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Friday Feature!

This week I will be featuring TWO great etsy shops! These shops are Finnashe and MetalSmitten.

First up Finnashe! This little etsy shop sells a little bit of everything!

Hi! My name is Barbara and I love to create. I have been dabbling in crafts since my little girl was born... 13 years ago. I love to paint, draw, photograph, and play with all kinds of media. Art relaxes me and I find the creative side of myself peekin out in all different directions. A Marlylander, born and bred, I spend my time with my husband, Barry, and my daughter Katie, and of course my shelties, Finnegan, Ashlar, and Aiden.

I inherited my artsy side from my father and grandfather. Both could sketch and I learned my love of sketching from them. My mom was a knitter and crocheter and I learned how to do this from her. In my late 20's, I and a college chum, decided to start our own jewelry busines which lasted about 3 years. I stopped for a few years since my daughter consumed much of my free time. But I liked to visit craft fairs and such. At one of these events, I saaw a flyer for a paint class and decieded to go for it. While i was taking the painting classes, I also began to make jewelry again. I sold at local shows and hosted home parties in people's homes. I have also experimented with furniture refinishing and decorative funiture painting, and stained glass mosaics.

I then took the next couple of years off due to personal reasons, but after my divorce, I was much happier and consequently, much more motivated to create again. I am now married to my second, and I will add, my last husband, Barry. He is a super guy and very supportive of my arty side. He thinks it's really cool that I am way into science and art at the same time.

Today's Second Shop is MetalSmitten! This shop is quite creative, featuring all sorts of metal work!

I'm a 26 year old trained silversmith who loves turning metal and rocks into sparklie things to wear. I try to be as eco-friendly as I can with my jewelry, using recycled metals (refined,not mined!) for everything. I tried playing around with several differend craft areas, like woodworking and textiles ect., but metalworking was the one that really just stole my heart. I've always loved working with my hands and being artsy, but I never was so great at painting or anything like that, where as I feel like metalsmithing just came naturally.

I'm a sucker for puns. MetalSmitten is a pun on "metalsmithin." All told, ive been doing my craft for about six or seven years now. I plan to be doing this for the rest of my life, or at least until my hands are too arthritic to move. Usually I prefer to make a bund of one of a kind items, but I just introduced my first real product line!

Where else can you find MetalSmitten?
How about on
Facebook, or on Twitter!

Thanks so much for checking out my two featured shops!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Feature and Giveaway!

And the winners are...... Amber Young, Jennifer L. and Tylerpants!!! Congrats! And a thank you to everyone who participated!

This week is one of my favorite shops so far! Snack 'n Snooze! This shop is absolutely adorable and is offering up a giveaway! She is offering up 3 bags of Cat or Dog Treats to 3 lucky winners! Scroll to the bottom of the feature for details!

Snack' n Snooze Home-made Pet Products came about from my love of animals and their well-being. I am owned by a Shiba Inu named Sushi and 2 cats, Tatiana & Bailey. They are my inspiration for my products. I make pre-made fleece pet beds filled with quilt batting for extra comfort, but I can also do custom orders. I also have all natural dog and cat treats. The cat treat are great for all cats, even if they're diabetic. I also have various dog and cat homemade toys.

It took forever for me to find the right name! I had it down to a list of about 20. I couldn't decide, so I left the list out for my husband and in-laws to choose their favorites. I went out, and while they were deciding, I suddenly thought of Snack 'n Snooze, and that was that.

Last year, my Mother-in-Law taught me how to crochet. So, we made small cat blanket to give to the cats at a local animal shelter. I wasn't working at the time, so I started thinking it might be fun to make pet treats or toys, and I tried out Farmer's Markets. It went really well, so now my shop is on Etsy!

If you would like a custom order for a pet fleece bed, I will work with the customer if they want a particular patter or even a particular color.

Where else can you find Snack 'n Snooze?
Facebook, and on her Blog!

Now for the Giveaway!
Enter to win dog or cat treats! Snack 'n Snooze will be giving away 3 bags, so that means 3 winners! Many flavors to choose from!!! Dog Treat flavors include~ peanut butter, peanut butter and banana, chicken, cheese, and beef. And for Cats~ Mackerel.

To Enter:
1) Be a follower of this blog!
2) Go to Snack 'n Snooze and pick out your favorite item, and leave it in a comment!

Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each one individually! These must be new! IE: new heart, purchse, or fan.
1) Become a Fan of Snack 'n Snooze on Facebook ~1 Entry~
2) Follow the Snack 'n Snooze Blog ~1 Entry~
3) Make a purchase from Snack 'n Snooze ~3 Entries~
4) Heart Snack 'n Snooze on Etsy ~1 Entry~
5) Become a Fan of The Green Haven on Facebook ~1 Entry~
6) Heart The Green Haven on Etsy ~1 Entry~
7) Make a purchase from The Green Haven ~3 Entries~

Good luck!