Monday, March 16, 2009

Awesome Recycling!

Inspiration tends to hit at the oddest moments. I was unpacking a new remote control car for my son and noticed these little plastic thingamagiggies that sit against the styrofoam with those annoying twist ties that hold every possible edge of the toy down. Now, I understand we want to make it hard for people to reach into the box and pluck out the toy and sneak out of the store, but gosh, have these people ever sat with an excited kid that just wants to play with their new toy?!?

Anyway, I had these three little pieces of plastic sitting on my table and noticed for the first time that they are pretty cool looking. I played around with them and finally decided that they would make an awesome layered pendant and I just happened to have blue and black satin cord in my supply stash. Voila! Recycling at its best!

Be sure to snatch this bad boy up before someone else does because I don't anticipate many new toys coming our way until my son's birthday in May!

Happy Shopping!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Family Wish List

There is something for everyone on Etsy! I love to browse and often find myself hearting things that I totally want and also things that my loved ones would like. I currently have the perfect gift for my husband, my almost 2 year old son and as always for me.

My husband loves TV and movies and has many favorites, but Star Wars ranks very high on his list and this Boba Fett Tshirt by avazava would surely put a smile on his face!

My son's newest obsession is coloring. The boy could sit with crayons and scrap paper for hours drawing pictures. He started off just scrawling and scribbling all over the place, but now I noticed that he is trying to make small shapes. I am quite impressed and very proud of my little guy, and I know for a fact that he would love this Take-A-Long ART FOLIO by whimseys.

I LOVE sprinkles - I like them on ice cream, cookies, cupcakes and whatever else you could think of putting sprinkles on. I've been eyeing up a lot of the things in stoopidgerl's shop for quite some time now and I think this Sprinkles in a Bottle Resin Necklace is my favorite.

And there you have it! My family's Etsy wish list! Take a peek on, I'll bet you'll find something for everyone in your family!

Happy Shopping!

PS - Don't forget about the Spring Fever Sale - 20% off purchase of $10 or more. Details here and here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

EtsyBlogger Featured Member - Designs By Nora

The featured EtsyBlogger for the month of March is Designs By Nora. I admit that I have not visited her shop before, but as soon as I clicked through and it loaded up, I said to myself "I want it!!".

These flower stud earrings are just perfect for my current fashion taste. I like to wear earrings, but I need to wear small earrings that won't catch my toddler son's attention and thus make him say "oooohhhh" and grab at my ears. But, at the same time, I want something that is pretty and that will make adults say "oohhhh pretty" (b/c most of the adults I know, will not tug and yank on my earlobes).

As I am writing this, Nora has the flower studs available in ten different yet equally fabulous colors as well as star studs. So, hurry on up and grab yourself a pair, she's having a sale and these pretty earrings won't be hanging on for long!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

Spring! After a long snowy winter its a relief to see the temperatures climbing and the sun shining. Of course, for me, it also means the eyes will be itching, the nose will be running and my rescue inhaler will be getting a work-out! Even though my allergies will be in full bloom, spring is still a welcome season. I love it when its warm enough to stroll out in a fleece or light sweater and I really love the fact that my son can play outside again. A 2 year old boy has TONS of energy and my small living room just can't contain him, so being able to play outside really brightens both our days.

Spring always makes me think of flowers, and I do have some sweet flowers in my shop (and they won't make you sneeze!):

Happy Spring!

Don't forget about the Spring Fever Sale! Check out for details and participating shops!

Friday, March 6, 2009

I want it: Baby Dragon

EtsyNJ member TheClayMuse recently posted a blog about her little clay dragons and I instantly fell in love with the little guys. I think this one in particular would look adorable sitting next to my computer at work gazing up at me at I sit in my otherwise drab cubicle.

So, check out her shop and take advantage of her Spring Fever sale - buy one get one 50% off until March 14!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brand New St. Patrick's Day Charm Earrings

Brand new earrings for St. Patrick's Day - these guys are ready to ship, order soon to ensure they arrive on time!

Shimmery Shamrocks:
Lucky Leprechauns:

Check out other St. Patty's day and other green items!

Don't forget!! I'm having a Spring Fever Sale! Get 20% off any purchase of $10 or more (not including shipping). Just put "Spring Fever Sale" in the notes to seller at checkout and I will refund via PayPal.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm Featured at Dragon's Den!

Amanda from the Dragon's Den featured some of the EtsyNJ Spring Fever Sale participants (including yours truly!) on her blog and on Check it out:

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Spring Fever Sale!

EtsyNJ has Spring Fever and we’re passing on the Savings so you catch the Fever too!

Check out the list of stores below to see who’s participating and be sure to Enter “Spring Fever Sale” in the “Notes to Seller” section at check out in order to receive the Sale.

This Sale Code is Valid March 1-14, 2009!

AbbieRoad’s Artful Designs & Custom Print Services
Custom Professionally Printed Business Cards & Postcards - buy any quantity of business cards or post cards and receive a free upgrade to full color printing on the back side of the card!

AJKArtistry & AJKStudio
One-of-a-kind greeting cards, invites, original art and more…
Mention “EtsyNJ” at checkout and receive FREE SHIPPING on every order during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale (shipping fee will be refunded via Paypal).

Handcrafted, modern metal jewelry
Free shipping on all orders during the Spring Fever Sale! Just enter EtsyNJ Spring Fever in the message to seller section.

Beach Chik Designs
Beachy Wares, Art, Tees and more…
20% Off Total Order during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale, difference refunded via Paypal.

Beeb Designs
FREE shipping within the US and 10% off for orders of 2 or more items during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale.

Use coupon code to get free shipping during sale.

Capital City Craft Studio
Handcrafted sterling silver jewely with character!
Free standard shipping
10% off orders under $100
15% off orders over $100

Collective Elements
Buy two cards, get one card free (lowest priced item) Pick three cards and I will refund you via Paypal for the third.

Creations By Hippiefairylover
Receive 15% off any order during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale.

Handmade Sea Glass Jewelry, handmade jewelry…
Free shipping and a Gift w/ every purchase for the Spring Fever Sale!

Wickedly sweet accessories. Buy one item, get one item half off during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale. Discount will be applied to lowest priced item.

Scrapbooks, Cards and so much more!
Free shipping via paypal refund!

Dragon’s Den
Handcrafted Natural Items for Body and Soul
Get a free Honey Lip Balm with any order!

Jewelry, Guitar straps, Pendants, and various other accessories inspired by music and books.
Free Shipping for Spring Fever!

Genesis Ethnic Body Care
Organic handmade products for ethnic hair, skin, body and soul.
Receive free shipping on any order during sale!

Intergalactic Rose
Handmade clothing and accessories for whole family!
Get 20% off during the EtsyNJ Spring Fever Sale!!

Accessories for Hair & Home
Buy 1 Get 1 Half-Off - ask for reserved listing for your new price, or purchase, and I will refund the savings through Paypal.

Kameknits -Crocheted and knitted items - blankets, scarves, hats, and custom items!
FREE SHIPPING on all orders in the US and 15% off off of any orders of 2 or more items.

Liesl Made
Free shipping on all orders using the coupon code “EtsyNJ Spring Fever.”

Fun Jewelry at Reasonable Prices
20% off anything in the shop during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale!

marcinyc - handcrafted jewelry and gifts
Free Shipping on any purchase during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale. Enter “spring fever” in comments to seller; shipping fees will be refunded via PayPal.

My Favorite Things: customdesignpaperie
Mix and Match sale:
Choose 5 of any 3.00 cards for 12.00
Choose 5 of any 2.00 cards for 8.00
I will provide you with an adjusted invoice through Payapl.

Made By Melissa
Handmade Beaded Jewelry and Crocheted blankets/scarves/washcloths
20% off all orders of $10.00 or more(refund via PayPal)

Handmade beaded jewelry.
FREE Earrings with all purchases over $5, 15% off orders over $10.
(refunded via PayPal)

Seahorse Designs
Fun, Funky, Wearable Art
FREE Shipping to US, Canada and UK during Spring Fever Sale
Enter EtsyNJ Spring Fever as coupon code.


Free shipping on everything in shop - batik clothing, scarves, home decor, greeting cards.

An Array of Polymer Clay Creations
Everything in the shop is Buy One Get One Half Off (any item of equal or lesser value) during EtsyNJ Spring Fever! Just enter EtsyNJ Spring Fever in the message to seller box, and your preference of a revised invoice or refund via paypal!

The Fairy Ring
Wooden Fairy Dolls and Playsets
One free fairy with any 2 items or sets purchased

The Enchanted Cupboard
Wooden Dolls & Playsets, plus other useful items
One free wooden doll with any 2 items or sets purchased

Treasure Box Jewelry
Receive free shipping on any order during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale!

Witchy Starr Designs - Handmade Jewelry and Gifts
Free Shipping on any purchase during EtsyNJ’s Spring Fever Sale!

What’s Eating Yin?
Popcorn kits in curry, masala and orange chai flavors
Buy three, get one FREE!