Posts tagged Handmade
The problem is that I have so many necklaces and no place to hang them or keep them organized. My problems are solved now that I have found Lauren Mollica though. At Lauren Mollica you’ll find jewelry and displays that can accommodate almost all your accessories. My favorite item is the sweeping tree organizer. I’m swooning hardcore for this one. It’s amazing! I have a wall in my bedroom right now that has been begging for something on it and this finally might be the piece I’ve been looking for.
Don’t let the price turn you away. This is handcrafted! That means it was made with love and special care. A person made that! It was not made in a factory. That’s why I love handmade.
If you’re looking for something awesome for your mom this Mother’s Day you need to visit Queen of De Tile… like YESTERDAY!
Queen of De Tile is the brain child of Kim Keane, one of handmade’s newest. The shop features modern handmade ceramic coasters in a fun variety of styles. It opened in March of 2012 and they are are already well on their way to being part of the cream of the crop. Almost 25 sales in a month!
My favorite set of coasters is the Cherry Blossom coasters. I love how the turquoise pops off the screen! I can only imagine how these would look like in my home. There’s pretty much something for everyone. The best part? You can get a set of 4 coasters for under $20 and that includes shipping. Don’t see something that catches your eye? They accept custom orders! Go take a peek and tell them I sent you.
I almost didn’t want to crawl out of bed this morning but then I looked towards my bedroom window and saw what appeared to be sun for the 1st time in 9 months so I literally leaped out. Finally! The sun has arrived! The 4th of July weekend was a wash, truly. Rain poured from the sky until about 7 pm and then took pity on us so that we could hover around a camp fire to stay warm and watch the boys light fireworks.
Today though it’s going to be in the 80′s and we’re going to the water park! The only problem is that I don’t have a tote big enough to hold the kids stuff and snacks. I wish I had heard of Ikabags and their amazing totes before this morning. I especially love the messenger style bags because I sling them over my neck and grab hands when I’m out. The Stockholm bag is by far my favorite. This bag is huge! I love the clean simple design of it. It’s very much a bag that I would purchase and use for years and years. It’s made from 100% cotton canvas and should last you a very long time.
My mouse pad is beyond worn out. I don’t think it has anything to do with me being on my computer 6 hours a day.. nahhhh. It’s the best looking mouse pad ever. I bought it from Etsy and it’s white with fun red cherries all over it. I’m sort of sad to see it go and even went looking for another one in the shop I bought it from and they no longer have one for sale like this. I’ll be sad to see it go once I replace it.
I found Boqinana though and they have super cute mouse pads so I’ll most likely be picking one up for this cute Etsy shop. There’s many to pick from! Each stylish mouse pad is designed from waterproofer fabric which has been permanently heat applied to a base that has a slip-proof rubber backing. Spruce up your office or desk space with trendy handmade accessories today!
Yay, It’s Monday and you know what that means, another amazing Handmade Company and another super giveaway to go with it. When I did a call out on Facebook last week to announce we had a few spots open at the end of the week for Giveaway’s I was so happy when Susan from Wag’s Creations contacted me. After checking out her amazing shop and all the different kinds of merchandise that she makes I just knew our readers would love so much about this store. Wag’s Creations offers everything from Magnets (you know how I love them) to Custom Made Candy Jars to reflect your favorite sports team. I love custom anything and Wag’s Creations offers many items ready for customization. Hooray! I am going to share with you a few of the items that I am most yearning for from Wag’s Creations.
The first item that caught my eye while I was browsing Wag’s Creations was these amazings Book Frames. I have never in my life seen a Book Frame before, I was interested so I read into it. These frames are made out of real old books, breathing new life into them! I think these would be amazing to sit on a bookcase which I just happen to have (and it’s looking pretty bare). These frames hold a 4×6 photo and come in two styles, the Black and Gold Fleur De Lis that is in the picture and also a pretty Blue and Silver Cross design that is very pretty and elegant. As the binding on the book is visible you can even choose to have a custom frame made with a book of your choice (Catch in the Rye come to mama). I love that these can be customized but I really do love the Fleur De Lis Book Frame. They come with a set of four picture corners to use to attach your photo.
Another one of the products from Wag’s Creations that really caught my eye for it’s sheer unique quality was the amazing set of Domino Necklaces that Wag’s offers. Now I’ve seen my fair share of Scrabble Penant Necklaces while browsing Etsy but never have I seen a Domino Penant Necklace. And I sware Susan made these for me because they are decorated with quotes, I LOVE me a good quoted item! My favorite is this What You Are Domino Necklace, it features the Thomas Edison Quote, “What you are will show in what you do.” I love this, it spoke to me.
Before I tell you about the wonderful items Wag’s Creations has offered our readers a chance to win today I wanted to share with you one last item that I really like. Wag’s has some of the most amazing coasters ever. They are made from tumbled tile which absorbs moisture like nobodies business. I have a tumbled tile moisture absorber thing for the cup holder in my car but I didn’t even know they made full sized coasters in this. I want! We currently fight over two coasters in my house and if one of us has say more then one beverage it’s a brawl. I really like the Cherish Coasters the best. I think these would make an amazing wedding gift too, believe me the happy couple will use coasters. There are many other designs to choose from and some even feature quotes (just in case you are obsessed like I am).
Now to share with you the items that you lucky folks will have the pleasure of entering to win! Susan from Wag’s Creations is just such a sweet lady. I’m so glad that I had the oppurtunity to work with her on this giveaway. She has generously offered our readers a set of 3 of her Letters, you may be wondering what these are and I will tell you. These Letters are 10 inches and made from Wood then coordinated with pretty paper (which can also be customized, don’t ya just love that?), they are beautiful and look like they are amazing quality too. I would hang these on a wall or perhaps sit on a shelf. Wag’s Creations offers these letters in single and bulk pricing ranging from $12.99 for one up to $32 for three and then only $10 each after that, I think that’s one great deal. I go to craft fairs quite often and have seen wooden letters that were nowhere as beautiful as these and much more expensive. These would be great for a nursery or childs room too, I’m sure Wag’s could customize these to match your theme.
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Just For Our Readers:
Wag’s Creations is offering an amazing discount to readers of The Handmade Guru Blog. If you mention “The Handmade Guru” in your comments at checkout you will recieve a 10% discount off your purchase and any order over $25 will recieve a free Travetine Magnet. How cool is that?