Monday, April 25, 2011

A New Studio for Me on Artfire

I am working on a new studio in Artfire, named Heron Pond. It will feature gently used craft books, nature books, craft magazines, and craft pamphlets. Many of them are from the 1970's, as I am cleaning out my closets. I will be adding craft supplies and odds and ends from my real studio. If you check back in a couple of weeks, the studio should be packed full of things.

Here are a few more spring birds in my tiny pieces.

Here is the link for the "Little Ones" page on my website.
Enjoy the Spring Days ahead.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

When you get a minute, sit down with your cup of coffee and check out this link:
Really great handmade work from Artfire artists.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Quilled Custom Orders

This week I shipped out two custom orders that I thought you all might like to see.

The first is a baby shower announcement.

The second is a wedding invitation that had a purple flower handmade paper envelope that wrapped around the invitation. Love the purple.

There are over 200 samples on my website if you wish to see more.

Be back soon.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.
Happy Easter.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Zibbeter Team Group Eleven

We are coming down the home stretch....only a few more shops to go.
Five more Zibbeter Shops for you to check out.

Number 31

"All knit and crochet items are OOAK and ready to ship! You will receive the exact item pictured in product photos. These items were handmade by me in a smoke free environment using yarns made in the USA."

Number 32
"I am a stay at home mom and I constantly have some creative projects going on, knitting and sewing. I do this in my free time and would love to share my products with you."

Number 33

"Hair bow,korker bow,hair clippie which ever you choose of my handmade items, I know you will just love them in your little ones hair."

Number 34

"Where Handmade Creations and Vintage things are all the Raige. Vintage Raige has an eclectic mix of vintage items. Current Handmade works: Handmade crocheted items - yarn and hemp with beads and embellishments."

Number 35

"Welcome to Sundaz & Sister too ~ where whimsical embraces wearable art ~ "dare to be different" ~~~

That's all for now.............I will add more when we get new members.

Have a great week.
Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


OOPS. I forgot me................

"Quilling My Way is the Quilling carefully placed under my own cut out to create wonderful Wildlife and Wildflower Art since 1975. Custom Wedding Invitation keepsakes for the Bride and Groom and Custom Birth Announcement keepsakes for the parents are also my specialty. If you don't see whatever wildlife you are interested in, let me know. I love custom work. And maybe your idea is what everyone else is looking for, too. Loons, Herons and Sunflowers are my favorites, but I really just love nature.
I want to create pieces that will make you stop and rest awhile,
pieces that you will really want to be a Part of Your Life."


Byeeee for today..... 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Zibbeter Team Group Ten

We are coming down the home stretch....only a few more shops to go.
Three more Zibbeter Shops for you to check out.

Number 28

"Here you'll find great quality of sewing and craft supplies. The hand dyed venise lace and trims will amaze you with quality design and color choice. Handmade flowers and appliques will add a touch of class to any project. I carry jacquard ribbons from recent and by gone years which will be great for vintage-inspired designs."

Number 29

"Handmade glass tile pendants. These little gems are sweet inexpensive gifts. Each glass tile pendant is made by me. I try to gather altered art that is both appealing to the eye and a little unique and whimsical. I hope you enjoy what you see and will come back often."

Number 30

I hope you have enjoyed this peek at some of the Zibbet shops.


Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things,

back to my quilling next time.......

Zibbeter Team Group Nine

Three more Zibbeter Shops for you to check out.

Number 25

"I design and make only premium quality, polymer clay beads and pendants.
If you love really unique handmade items, you've come the right place!"

Number 26

"I hope you enjoy your time here and you see something you like! I make casual and fun jewelry for everyone. My hemp pieces are inspired by the beach, the beads, and the buttons I find and so much fun to wear! The fabrics I use are scraps that need a life as something wonderful and fun! :0)"

Number 27

"Hi! I love to make things! My latest passion is rag dolls & stuffed animals!"

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group Eight

Three more Zibbeter Shops for you to check out.

Number 22

Personalized embroidered baby and wedding gifts plus fun key fobs! Introducing an ORIGINAL design by POP embroidery... THE KEY STRAP! Click the "Key Strap Fob" section to view the original designs!!! The key strap is a copyright of POP embroidery. I enjoy machine embroidery and making personalized gifts. An embroidered name or monogram makes a "stand-out" gift! Please note most of the designs are available for custom orders! Feel free to "ask seller a question" and we can discuss your special order.

Number 23

Number 24

"A Crafty Arab specialize in handmade Arabic, Farsi and Urdu greeting cards and crafts. Eid handmade greeting cards and happy birthday cards are my top priority.

Marhaba wa Ahlan Wa Sahlan! :: Hello & Welcome!"

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group Seven

For your viewing pleasure............with three more Zibbeter Shops for you to check out.

Number 19

"W.V. Sechrist Jewelry is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA and is a designer of handcrafted jewelry consisting of necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings and other various jewels. Materials used are sterling silver, semi-precious gemstones, Swarovski crystals, glass beads, etc... My goal is to constantly be creating new designs so that I can be adding new pieces and different styles weekly. If you have something in mind but don't see it just ask - as custom orders are more then welcome."

Number 20

"Specializing in crocheted afghans, doilies, table runners, coverlets, and keepsakes that are destined to become your next family heirloom. I'm a Certified Crochet Instructor and a proud member of The Crochet Guild of America. I have been crocheting for well over 30 years and take great pride in each item I create with great attention given to quality and detail. "

Number 21

"I create fabric purses, bags and decorative and functional items for the home. I take pride in my workmanship and offer well made, durable products which you can be proud to own or give as unique gifts. Since I rarely buy fabric in bulk, it's unusual for me to make items which are exactly alike. And, my Christmas stockings are always one-of-a-kind."

Thanks for checking in....

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Zibbeter Team Group Six

Here we go again.............with three more Zibbeter Shops for you to check out.

Number 16

"Celebrate Today.... Treasure Tomorrow with unique handmade gifts and keepsakes that I create with polymer clay. I am currently working on some new items to feature in this shop within the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned and have fun shopping for the items that are now listed."

Number 17

"Welcome to my brand new Zibbet shop. You will find a variety of banners available for your Zibbet or Etsy shops. You have the option to purchase full sets or a single banner. They can be customized to suit your shop needs. Please feel free to contact me for me information or special requests."

Number 18

"Welcome to my humble little shop. I believe in creating a quality item and above all, pleasing the customer. I love making items for people to enjoy and share with friends and family."

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group Five

Here we are again...............Zibbeter Team Group Five.
I hope you are enjoying these shops at Zibbet.

Number 13

"Welcome To Body & Soul Products ~~~
Natural Soaps, body scrubs, body butters, bath & skin oils, hair oils, bath salts, aroma therapy blends, all hand made with the most natural ingredients we can find. made in small batches to assure you the freshest product.
Our mission is to provide a quality product that will help you take care of your body & soul, through natural cleansing ingredients, and essential oil therapy. Products are made in small batches to ensure you get a really fresh product."

Number 14

"Welcome to Sandman Jewelry & Gifts. Your home for quality handmade jewelry and gift ideas."

Number 15

"Welcome to my studio! My specialties include crocheting, sewing, working with stained glass, & much more. You will find doilies, baby items, doll clothes, dollhouse miniatures, jewelry, and suncatchers all handcrafted by me! I'm also a floral designer and will be adding my designs soon!"

Enjoy the shops.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group Four

Zibbeter Team Group Four -----check out group one for more info about my project.

Number 10

"Discover a unique variety of treasures - catnip toys, fabric gift pouches & large gift tags, scratch paper holders, fabric totes, pincushions, 3D birds, and cross & fish ornaments."

Number 11

"Towels, reusable swiffer refills, pet collar slipcovers, market bags, neck coolers, washcloths and more!
The items I create have been used by myself, my family and friends for many years. They have either simplified life or brought a smile to many faces. Today, I want to share these items with you. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed creating them!"

 Number 12

"Hello! I live in Wisconsin and love making amigurumi (crochet plush) critters and monsters. I've been showing and selling these for about 6 years mostly at scifi conventions and ETSY.
Recently I became enchanted by Ball Jointed Dolls and I'm also enjoying making things for them. I hope to have some vintage items as well."

See you next time.

Check out our website are

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group Three

Here is Group Three...........please check the Group One post for information about this project of mine.

Number 7

"Welcome to my eclectic world of buttons,yarn,buttons,paper,fabric and ....buttons!"

Number 8

"Handmade anklets, bracelets, earrings, and more!
All jewelry is designed and handmade by me, Nicole Cannon."

Number 9

"When a foodie is a woodworker, she makes lots of beautiful useful kitchen tools. I use local trees, felled trees, reclaimed lumber, old barns and generally give trees and wood new fantastic jobs."

Have a great day.

Check out the website at

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group Two

Here is Group Two from the Zibbeter Team.

Number 4

"PASSIONATE about what we do!
DETERMINED to please!
From our Texas home to our Irish passion - we have an eclectic mix of arts, accessories and collectibles."

Here is my favorite from their shop:

Number 5

"Welcome to my web store! I pride myself on providing customers with the best-quality personal service. Each piece was hand-crafted by me from my heart, and using care to create an attractive piece that you will love to wear. I make beautiful wire wrapped stone pendants wrapped in sterling silver,and 14K Gold Filled wire. I also make beautiful seed bead hand-woven jewelry, with a variety of colors and sizes and beautiful semi-precious bead necklace sets,and bracelets."

 Here is a great piece:

Number 6

"Beautifully Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry to suit any occasion such as special event or just going to a picnic. We have the best prices with an elegant look and feel with different colors and styles definitely to cause a stir as you enter the room. We have Rings Earrings Necklaces and Bracelets. Affordable and Beautifully done with lots of love."

Another great piece:

Check out the website for Zibbetter Team

Another day to Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Zibbeter Team Group One

Greetings.  I have just joined a group on Zibbet called Zibbeter Team. "Our goal is to cross promote our shops beyond zibbet community." So I decided that I will feature each member on my website over the next few weeks. We have our own website at 

When you go there, the site says The Treasure You Seek is Within. Thanks Smurfbeads for creating the group.

So here is Number 1

"Beautiful jewelry handcrafted with beads, sterling silver, gold and silver metal that will make any head turn. SkyJewelry offers simple yet elegant designs, with a wide range of colors and styles, to suit every occasion."

 Here is my favorite from Shetal's shop.

Number 2 

"Are you looking for handmade and embroidered dog accessories for your pampered pooch? Whether you have a fluffy Shih Tzu, a Yorkie, Chihuahua or a Labrador, they'll be drooling over my custom embroidered dog blankets. And Boxers, German Shepherds, and Poodles and Pugs will look like pampered pooches in my custom doggy bandanas. There's even a special section where you will find darling baby items for that special human baby in your life."

Here is a great piece from her shop:

And Number 3

"All of BHB Kidstyle's children´s t-shirts and baby bodysuits are designed, hand-painted or hand-printed by me. Although, I do the same design in different sizes they never look exactly the same. All of them are different and unique, just like children are!"

Here is a great hand painted kids t shirt:

I do hope you enjoy these featured zibbeters...................have a great day........

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Geometric Quilling

This is a new design motif for me, and it certainly is a challenge. But we all like challenges as it keeps us growing.
This is fashioned after a quilting design. I took three rectangles and three triangles and moved them all around until I liked the design. Then cut out the openings and quilled each opening with a different color and a different shape quilling.


Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

this weeks blog to follow:
Kelly Callahan blog
check it out, she has featured my quilled heron turned. Nice blog about papercrafts.