Handmade Roundup 12-5-15

Welcome back to Handmade Roundup! I’ve been super busy sewing Christmas ornaments for my shop, but I allowed myself a little break to browse Etsy and find some beautiful new items to share! 🙂

 

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The ocean comes to life in these gorgeous ornaments by ShopNDS. Each ornament is a wood slice, and features a handpainted scene of a sea turtle surrounded by coral and sea plants.  They have awesome detail in the art, and I find them so calming to look at! Love them. ❤

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MyHappyHobby is filled with tons of adorable lampwork beads, so it’s hard to pick a favorite! These colorful parrots are too cute. They come in green, blue, and yellow, and all three coordinate well together too.

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I love love LOVE this vintage Moschino handbag from OceanAndMoreJewels. Great colors, great style, and lovely patent leather shine! Beautiful.

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This print from BrookeLeAnneArt is an attention grabber! I love the striking contrast of the black and white zebra with the colorful flowery background. She has lots of other colorful mixed media prints too. Check them out!

My shops; Handmade: PeachPod | Vintage: PeachNifty

 

 

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Handmade Roundup; Aug 11 – Aug 24 2014

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I love this cute wall hanging basket from GobiFelt. It’s made of felted wool and wool yarn in bright beautiful reds, yellows, and blues. It could be used to hold a houseplant, or to store knick knacks. I love all the incredible handmade detail in this beautiful piece!

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I don’t think you could ever get cold in this sheepskin vest from BoxofHollyHocks! This is a lovely vintage piece, made of patchwork fleece. The back has a fun “crazy quilt” look, and its even reversible. I love the old, arctic look of this cool vest!

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LittleThingsInterest makes me wish I had a dollhouse to decorate! The shop is filled to bursting with tiny miniature books, perfect for dollhouses or other tiny scale dioramas. There are books for every taste, including children’s books, classic novels, cookbooks, and even modern titles like Game of Thrones. There are also some other miniature items, like tiny figures and scaled down wallpaper. What a cute shop!

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SculptureGeek has lots of cool 3D sculptures, but my favorite is this praying mantis. This cool insect art would look great in a room with lots of tall housplants, or on a screened in porch. And it’s available in green, red, or brown, to fit any decor. I love it!

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Last week’s Roundup: July 20 – Aug 10 2014

My shop: PeachPod

Handmade Roundup: July 20 – Aug 10, 2014

Hello again! It’s been a few weeks since the last Handmade Roundup (I was busy looking into the details of refinancing my home), but now we’re back on track. 🙂 Lots of fun, colorful finds in this installment!

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Get ready to say “Awwwwww” with this panda soft sculpture from IrraNellie! This cutie is needle-felted from soft wool, and features an adorable little panda in a green hat. He looks so sweet and cuddly, and I love how the bright green hat gives a pop of color against the black and white body. The whole shop is filled with charming little animal sculptures, so check them out!

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How cute are these?! Boncukkutusu is offering these adorable beads, shaped like twisted pasta. These vintage beads from the 1980s are incredibly cute, and would be perfect for children’s jewelry or crafts. I love them, they’re so fun!

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I can imagine a beautiful rustic wedding that includes this pen holder set from JKartshop. This set is made of wood and moss, and is burned with “please log in” and the initials of the happy couple. Twig pens, also woodburned with initial hearts, finish the set. I love the earthy, woodsy look of this great wedding accessory, and I think it would be perfect for an outdoor wedding!

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Check out ColorShiftYarn for a huge selection of beautiful dyed yarns. The wool yarn is dyed in a rainbow of colors, in amazing gradients. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I had to go with this lovely purple-to-green collection. Beautiful!

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And speaking of colorful yarn, CrochetKaleidoscope knows how to use it! Her whole shop is filled with bright and colorful hand crocheted afghans, in a variety of bold patterns. I  especially love this white one with the multicolor squares. Great retro look!

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Previous Roundup: July 14-20, 2014

My shop: PeachPod

New items: crochet dish cloths

My mother, Linda, has joined my shop with a few of her own items. 🙂 She’s offering sets of crocheted dishcloths/potholders in a variety of fun colors.

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My shop: PeachPod

More 1980s kitsch!

You know the 80s bell charm necklace I posted about the other day? Look what I found on ebay: a plastic storage case for a charm collection! I didn’t even know these existed. It holds 96 charms (which is waaaaay more than I ever owned, lol). Very neat!

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My shop: PeachPod

Handmade Roundup: July 7-13, 2014

Welcome to this week’s Handmade Roundup!

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This is certainly a one of a kind piece of artwork! This mixed media art by WrensEyeDesigns features lots of toy cars, arranged in a rainbow radiating from one corner. The listing says that 300 cars were used! This would make a great piece of decor for a car lover, or a toy collector, or anyone who likes unique and unusual artwork. Very neat!

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Check out this groovy (get it?) upcycled record by SecondSpinDesigns! It features a 33.3 rpm vinyl record cut into the shape of a 70s disco girl, complete with afro. They even offer a choice of several different artist’s records you can use. What a fun way to keep a vintage record out of the landfill, while making a distinctive piece of home decor.

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It was hard to pick a favorite from Jmorco! The whole shop is filled with cool, sporty clothing in bright colors. Who wouldn’t feel awesome going to the gym in this cute Supergirl inspired sports bra? I love everything in this shop! And the kickass physique of the model (is that Jmorco herself?) definitely motivates me to hit the weights! 😉

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CraftsbySigita is offering this lovely rainbow necklace. This necklace features discs of brightly colored shell, in pink, purple, yellow, green, blue, and brown, with coordinating seed  beads between. I love the bright, happy, pop-art vibe of this cool jewelry!

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Last week’s Roundup: June 29-July 6, 2014

My shop: PeachPod

Handmade Roundup: June 29 – July 6, 2014

Roundup time!

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What a great photograph from WildHoofbeats! This shop is filled to the brim with incredible photos of wild horses, and it was super hard to pick a favorite! But I had to go with this lovely shot of an equine family in Colorado. I love the way these horses were captured in a “gradient” – foal, mom, and dad are positioned both small to large, and in color order from the light foal to the bay father. What a great shot of this beautiful wild family!

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These handmade paper beads from WrappedPerfect are so fun and summery! They’re painted to look like fresh watermelon, complete with a green rind and tiny black seed dots. I love the bright colors and the beautiful shine on these beads. There are other fun paper bead designs too, so check out this cute shop.

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These wooden shelves by DesignerShelving are very cool! They’re made of white pine that has been stained to highlight the natural grain of the wood, and edged with organic shapes instead of the usual right angles and straight lines. And instead of each shelf being attached to the wall, these slats are hanging with the help of a metal cable. The result is a cool woodsy minimalist look. These would look great in a farmhouse, a rustic log cabin, or a beach themed home.

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StarlessClay is another shop where I have a hard time picking a favorite! Her items are made of colorful polymer clay, rolled into strands and arranged in flowing swirls and curls. I love the bright colors of this rainbow heart in particular. Great shop!

That’s it for today. See you next week!

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Last week’s Roundup: June 23-28, 2014

My shop: PeachPod

Handmade Roundup: June 9-22, 2014

Time for this week’s (ok, actually TWO weeks) Handmade Roundup!

 

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I love handmade animal figures, and Colinscreatures has some great ones! There are lots of different varieties of sheep available, as well as the occasional cow, alpaca, and dog. I like the way the fiber bodies are combined with porcelain heads and legs to make a multi-textured figure. And it looks like a lot of effort was made to research each breed and make the animals accurate. Very cool!

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Here’s a crown fit for a woodland fairy princess! This cute headpiece by PrettyToppings has two rows of felt pine trees, one in green and one in white. A border of sequins and pearls rings the base of the crown and gives it some sparkle. This tiny crown is meant as a baby photo prop, but a bigger one would be perfect for a little girl’s dress up box!

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If you want to stand out at a fancy event, this dress by MoLeKuLa is the one for you! The front is a bright, colorful art deco-ish geometric pattern in blues, greens, and pinks. The back is black, with a lovely sheer fabric at the top. Beautiful! I love the daring and playful look of this fun dress.

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Here’s a unique piece of kitchen art from Bettinastreehouse. This mixed media artwork is made of burlap stretched in an embroidery hoop, painted in vibrant colors, and sewn with cotton floss. I love the bright, cheery green of the lime, but there’s also an orange, lemon, and grapefruit to choose from. This colorful art would brighten up any kitchen!

Last week’s Handmade Roundup: June 2-8, 2014

My shop: PeachPod

 

Handmade Roundup: June 2-8, 2014

Time for this week’s Handmade Roundup!

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These strawberry slippers from Irinaonix are so adorable it hurts! They’re hand felted out of natural wool, with leather soles for durability. They’re made to look like ripe red strawberries, with green leaves at the ankle, and a little blossom as trim. Any child would look like a cutie in these lovely (and comfortable looking!) felted shoes.

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You could feel like an enchantress with this dragon mask from RobinRed. It features a red dragon with purple wings, guarding its hoard of gold and treasure. I love the incredible detail here; you can see each scale, and every individual coin! And I love the touch of the dragon’s tail ending with a curl that rests on one cheek. Incredible work!

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This fairy sewing table by PandoraJane is another highly detailed piece. I love miniatures, and these are some of the cutest I’ve seen! They are made out of natural materials like bits of bark, twigs, and acorns. This piece features a sewing table and bench, complete with a little sewing machine. It really looks like it was crafted by tiny fairy hands, using the natural materials that they could find in their forest home. My guess is that they use spider silk as thread! 🙂

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I love this art by KateFensom. This print of an original painting shows a brilliant white stag, glowing in the blues and purples of the nighttime forest. All of her paintings have a lovely fantasy feel and dreamy storybook style. Such beautiful artwork!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s selections! See you next time! 🙂

Last week’s Roundup: Handmade Roundup May 26-Jun 1 2014

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Handmade Roundup, May 12-18, 2014

Time for this week’s Handmade Roundup! Here are some of the great shops I’ve found over the last week.

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Inspirae Studio makes beautiful miniature handmade books and journals. She uses lots of earthy natural materials, like wood, leather and clay, to make books with a wonderful old-timey rustic look. These journals look like they should be on the desk of an old grizzled wizard, filled with magic spells; or in the backpack of an adveturous traveler, filled with ancient maps of the lands she hopes to explore. I love the beautiful colors and textures of these little books.

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Pasiphilo is a shop with lots of cool tabletop gaming related items. My favorites are the cardstock gaming figurines; there are archers, lizardmen, orcs, skeletons, and more. All of the figures are original characters that are imaginatively designed and beautifully drawn. I think these colorful paper figures would be a great alternative to the usual resin figurines! He also has a variety of dice bags to carry your gaming dice. Neat shop!

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I adore the art style of Mandy Budan, the owner of BudanArt! She creates lovely, detailed landscapes and nature scenes, but instead of being painted the usual way, her scenes are made with many tiny, intertwined colored shapes. The effect is like a painted mosaic, or a stained glass window. The artwork almost has a double effect; from a distance, the colors blend and look like shading, shadows, and highlights. Move up closer, and you can see the detail in the hundreds of meticulously painted curving shapes. The experience of viewing the art is different depending on your distance and perspective. I love it!

Favorite item of the week: this beautiful father’s day card from CardamomsArt. I love the rustic texture and the gorgeous rich browns.

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Tune in next week for another Handmade Roundup! 🙂

Check out last week’s Roundup.

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My shop: PeachPod