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!!!