Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Team Tuesday - Susan's Treasures

Welcome to week six of the EtsyNJ street team's Team Tuesday blog hop! I've been in the market for a vendor apron for some time now. I spent some time searching the awesome sewers of EtsyNJ and came across this nifty brown retro floral apron by Susan's Treasures.

Please stop by and visit all of the EtsyNJ blogs below for a chance to "meet" some very talented people!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Item of the Week - March 29

Easter is less than a week away! That means that my Easter Bunny Sale is almost over!! All bunnies are marked down from $15.00 to $12.50 until midnight on Sunday, April 4.

Take a look at these three cute residents of the Made By Melissa Bunny Patch:

Have a Hoppy Easter! ;)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Team Tuesday - Beachchik Designs

Welcome to week five of the EtsyNJ Team Tuesday Blog Hop! This week, I'd like to feature Beachchik Designs where you will find unique wedding, engagement, bridal shower, anniversary gifts, custom tote bags, beach house decor, coasters, wall art and more! I have marked quite a few items in her shop as favorites, two have been on my wish list for my little guy for quite some time now.

Birthday Boy Summer Shirt:

Guitar Tote for Rockin Kids:

After you visit Beachchik Designs, check out the rest of the great blogs participating in the EtsyNJ Blog Hop!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, March 22, 2010

Item of the Week - March 22, 2010

Easter time is coming soon! Get ready to fill those baskets with handmade goodies! All of my bunnies are marked down from $15.00 to $12.50. No codes to enter, prices are already marked down.

The newest addition to the bunny patch is Abbie. Abbie is red and black and inspired by the totally fabulous Abbie Scuito, forensic scientist from my favorite TV show - NCIS. Stop by Abbie's Etsy listing and say hello!!

Happy Shopping!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Teaneck High School Craft Show - This Sunday!

Looking for something to do this Sunday? Need to pick up an adorable handmade bunny for your Easter basket? Stop by Teaneck High School from 11 AM - 5 PM!

Teaneck High School Craft Show
Date: Sunday, March 21, 2010
Time: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Teaneck High School
Street: 100 Elizabeth Ave
City/Town: Teaneck, NJ

Visit the Made By Melissa event page on Facebook or The Craftique for more information!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Team Tuesday - Dragon's Den

Welcome to the fourth edition of the EtsyNJ Team Tuesday blog hop!! This week, I would like to introduce you to the Dragon's Den! The Dragon's Den features handmade candles, lotions, soaps and lip balms in both traditional and unique scents.

I recently purchased a set of 3 creamy lip balms from Dragon's Den and I love them! They are creamy and moisturizing and make your lips feel soft for hours (even after eating). My favorite is the creamy coconut and I can't wait to try the chocolate!!

Please check out the EtsyNJ Team Tuesday blog hop below to learn about more great EtsyNJ shops!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, March 15, 2010

March 15 EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival

I am hosting my first EtsyBloggers blog carnival!! Of course, the blog carnival website was down most of the day, hence the reason this is being posted so late in the day. Enjoy all the great submissions!!

Welcome to the March 15th edition of the EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival!.

Alison DeCamp presents Spring. The Myth. The Legend. posted at Glass Ali, saying, "I'm trying to get back to my blogging and these carnivals sure help! Thanks so much for hosting."

Vicky presents Affordable Wedding Photography posted at Affordable Wedding Planning, saying, "A good way to save money on a wedding without sacrificing quality is to keep the costs of wedding photos low."

Tenuki Handcrafts presents Spring is in the Air posted at Musings of a Crafty Wench.

Jessica presents Hello, Spring Time! posted at Cut Your Heart Out.

red bird jewellery presents Spring is in the air! posted at Red Bird Jewelery.

storybeader presents Etsybloggers Carnival - March 12, 2010 posted at Stroll Through Storyland, saying, "oopps. even though the url says march 4th, it's for march 12th!"

Linda Wheelock presents Lilacs ~ My favorite flower of Spring posted at Spotted Cow Soaps.

Linda B presents Vote for your Favorite Spring Finds Contest by Linda B. posted at Linda B's Blog.

UberArt presents Imagining Spring Is Here posted at UberArt Shop>.

bella bead jewelry presents
Etsy Blog Carnival~ March is National Nutrition Month! posted at Bella Bead Jewelry~ Fun Jewelry 4 Fun People.

maryeb presents Spring Confection posted at Colorless Green Ideas.

BunnyKissd presents BlogCarnival: Spring time is almost here! posted at Diary of a Crazy Rabbit Lady, Too.

Papaver Creations presents Fresh spring gardens, dragonflies & green grass posted at Papaver Jewelry Creations.

Melissa Sinisgalli presents Spring has Sprung!! posted at Made By Melissa.

Sarah Buckingham "Finding Charm" presents EtsyBloggers: March 12th Carnival posted at Finding Charm.

Lois presents Monday Morning Musings posted at Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity.

Rainy presents Mug Challenge and Women's History Month posted at RainyDayArt.

Edi presents Blog Carnival-SPRING posted at Memories for Life Scrapbooks.

theashgrove presents Blog Carnival: Spring Has Sprung posted at Notes from the Ash Grove.

cindy devine presents National Irish American Heritage Month posted at Devine Designs Jewelry.

Two Zany Zebras presents Spring is in the air! posted at Two Zany Zebras.

Janiece presents A Peek at Spring posted at JBird's Garden ~ Handcrafted Jewelry.

dizzydragonflies presents Dyeing for Spring posted at dizzydragonflies.

Laurie Jackson presents Spring time In My Shops posted at Indulge Your Shelf.

Rainy presents Spring Time Blog Carnival / March Free Shipping posted at RainyDayArt.

Mary presents Alleviate Athritis With Nutrition- Etsy Blog Carnival posted at Misobel: Handmade Hooligan with a Mystic Touch.

Beth presents What's up for Spring? posted at Sunshine Daydreamz.

Athena Workman presents March 12th Etsybloggers Blog Carnival: Springtime treats... posted at >the weblog of artist athena workman.

Patch First Shop presents Spring Time.. posted at PatchFirstShop.

MagdaleneJewels presents Carnival Blog: MagdaleneJewel's Spring posted at MagdaleneJewels's Blogs.

Margaret Freije presents Hello, Spring! posted at Splendid Little Stars.

Erika presents Please Visit Me, Spring posted at NICO* Designs.

Patti presents S.........pring!! posted at peacoxcreations.

HomeMadeOriginals presents Food for Thought posted at Home Made Originals.

Kathleen presents So, it's snowing and I am thinking about SPRING! posted at tapestry316, saying, "Very fun carnival topic =) I am so ready for spring!"

TiLTcreations presents Etsyblogger Carnival: Spring posted at Crafts, kids, home and life.

Sandy Simpson presents Let's Party! posted at Punky Jane.

Karen aka MysticWynd presents Kiss Me, I'm Irish! posted at Mystic Wynd.

Alicia Mae presents Spring is a comin' posted at Crafts and Cooking.

Sandi Myers presents Blog Carnival - Spring Time at Handmade By Sandi posted at The T-Shirt Lady.

Sarah Wagner-Ranes presents It's Almost Spring posted at Sweet Sally's Soaps News.

veryverdant presents Spring is definitely on the way. posted at Very Verdant.

Jen presents A Woman Needs a Man... posted at Mama's Magic.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Featured EtsyBlogger - DizzyDragonflies

The featured EtsyBlogger for March is Vicky from DizzyDragonflies. I'll admit, I've never come across her shop before, but when I looked at it for the first time today, I was hooked. DizzyDragonflies isn't just a cool name, its a shop with hand dyed yarn! Yarn, I love yarn!! :)

Check out these great colors!!

Vicki also knits and crochets, which probably explains why she makes such great yarns! I really like this scarf she made:

When you are done drooling over Vicky's yarns, be sure to stop by her blog!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Team Tuesday - New Hope Beading

It's time for another EtsyNJ Team Tuesday!! This week I'd like to feature Caroline from New Hope Beading. Caroline donates a portion of her proceeds to the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ and in an effort to raise awareness for epilepsy, she is participating in Purple Day on March 26. In honor of Purple Day, Caroline is generously donating 100% of the sale price of these Lavender Jade and Sterling Silver Earrings!

Caroline also has pea pod necklaces in her shop, I love pea pod necklaces!! And what makes hers so cool, is that you can customize them with the birthstones of your little peas!!

I only have one little pea, but I think this necklace would look awesome with my birthstone, my hubby's and that of my little pea!

Please take a look at Caroline's shop, every purchase helps a great cause and when you are done shopping, check out the rest of the Team Tuesday fun!!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, March 8, 2010

Item of the Week - March 8, 2010

Easter time is coming soon! Get ready to fill those baskets with handmade goodies! My goal is to list at least one new bunny every week between now and Easter. And, to make things even more fun, all bunnies are marked down from $15.00 to $12.50. No codes to enter, prices are already marked down.

The newest addition to the bunny patch is Jimmy. Jimmy is royal blue and ocean blue camo. Stop by Jimmy's Etsy listing and say hello!!

Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring has Sprung!!

This EtsyBloggers blog carnival is hosted by me!! Woo-hoo, my first time hosting!! I picked some great topics (at least I think so). Here they are:
1) Spring time is almost here, do you have any special items in your shop to celebrate the season?
2) March is National Nutrition Month, National Irish American Heritage Month & National Women's History Month (among others) - Share a story, a craft or an interesting tidbit about these topics.

Obviously, I can easily blog about either of these topics, but, I think I will talk about spring. After a cold and snowy winter, I am very relieved that spring time is here! The pup can run around outside, the little man can play basketball again and my allergies will take over my nose and sinuses!

Spring also brings BASEBALL!!! No more searching for something to watch anymore, I will be watching BASEBALL!! Yankees are my first choice, followed by the Mets (gotta support the local teams), followed by whatever team is on ESPN or ESPN2. The little man is also very excited for baseball, I hope my hubby is ready to spend hours playing catch and tossing pitches!

Check back here next week to see all the blog carnival participants!!

Hooray for Spring!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

EtsyNJ Team Tuesday - Baublettes

It's Team Tuesday time again!! This week, I'd like to feature Beth from Baublettes. Beth's shop has a great mix of unique and funky jewelry and accessories with a vintage feel to them. My favorite from her shop is the Swanky Swank Bib Necklace:

I recently met Beth in person when she stopped by to visit me at my last craft show and she was wearing this necklace! It looks amazing and really pops. I noticed it, even though she still had her coat on. So, if you are looking for jewelry that stands out, definitely visit Baublettes by Beth!!

Please take a few moments to visit the other EtsyNJ blogs in the blog hop (see below), and if you'd like to participate in this blog hop, visit the EtsyNJ blog for all the details!

MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, March 1, 2010

Item of the Week - March 1, 2010

It is Monday once again and that means its time for a new featured item of the week. This week's item comes with a little story. My son really likes Blue's Clues, and I mean, he REALLY likes Blue's Clues, the kid even walks around with a notebook and a crayon and randomly screams "A CLUE!!! It's right there!!" and dramatically reveals his notebook from behind his back. Adorable, right? There are many times he's nearly given me a heart attack. Anyway, his favorite episode is Blue's Birthday (circa 1998), not to spoil it for you, but Steve buys Blue a turtle with a blue polka dot shell for her birthday. My little guy thinks that its just teh greatest thing EVER. I tried to find a picture of the little turtle, but after searching through 10 pages of Google images, this is the best I could do:

Combine all of that with the fact that I seem to have way too much blue yarn, I decided to make a turtle with a bright blue shell.

My little guy instantly fell in love with him, but I managed to get him back in order to put him up in the shop. I do sense myself making at least one more for him to keep!!

Get a free little fishy friend with the purchase of either the blue or green turtle between now and mightnight on Sunday, March 7, 2010 just by putting "Blue's Clues" in the notes to seller at checkout, also indicate if you'd like the fish to be a specific color, otherwise, I will select one for you.

Happy Shopping!