Thursday, March 26, 2009

New Create Crochet Treasury

This new treasury featuring CreateCrochet members
is on Etsy's Treasury West right now.

Be sure to click here to add a comment
before it expires on Thursday March 26th at 11pm.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Intros, Part 11

Crochet R Us

Crochet R Us is a truly unique Etsy shop with a focus on custom crocheted items. Baby hats and clothing; adult hats, scarves, slippers, name it and the crochet sisters can probably make it! Take the time to window shop in this delightful shop and you will be hooked!

Sweet Buddha Designs

Sweet Buddha Designs is a unique Etsy shop that specializes in one-of-a -kind crocheted loveliness and handmade paper goods. Sweet Buddha is a great place to shop if you're looking for a shawl, cowl, scarf or hat.

Decadence Designs

Decadence Designs is a wonderful little Etsy shop. Here you will find stunning crocheted bowls, vases, and laptop cases, as well as hats and scarves. This is a shop to browse when you are looking for a unique handmade home accessory or gift for that discriminating friend!

Violet Underground

Violet Underground is an adorable Etsy shop packed to the brim with all sorts of crocheted goodies for children. Hats, sweaters, scarves, baby blankets, Easter baskets, you name it. This little shop specializes in hand crocheted and sewn Barbie clothes--the detail is amazing!

Butterfly Kiss Crochet

Butterfly Kiss Crochet is a delightful new Etsy shop, filled with lovely crocheted hats and scarves. Each crocheted item in this shop is named after a butterfly! Also for sale at Butterfly Kiss Crochet are lovely handmade Raggedy Anne dolls., handmade by the shop owner's grandmother.

Pink Confetti Kidz
Pink Confetti Kidz is a new Etsy shop with an emphasis on sassy, fun and unique crocheted items for kids. Look here for cotton crochet hats, custom hairbows, crocheted toddler halter sets and headbands. The Crayon Clippies are just adorable!

The Square Grammy

The Square Grammy is a new Esty shop with a focus on--you guessed it--all things crocheted! Bookmarks, slippers, scarves, headbands, bracelets....if it can be crocheted, you will find it at The Square Grammy. Oh! And keep an eye out for cute crocheted toys!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Etsy Shop of the Week: Handmade Sunshine

Handmade Sunshine is a delightful Etsy shop that specializes in hand spun yarns. This is the place to browse if you knit or crochet and wish to enjoy the luxury of working with hand spun fibers. Sarah, the shop owner of Handmade Sunshine, has a passion for fibers.

"I love the feel of the fibers slipping through my fingers and the creative process where I decide how I want to spin the colors together. Most of my yarn features long color repeats resulting in stripes of color."

Sarah chose the name Handmade Sunshine for her shop because Sunshine is a nickname of hers. It's a fitting name because some of her yarn looks like liquid sunshine!

Handmade Sunshine specializes in natural fibers such as Corridale wool, which is similar to Merino wool, but is thicker than Merino and perfect for felting as well as knitting or crocheting. Sarah plans to branch out into other fibers such as bamboo and cotton.

Sarah has been crocheting for 25 years. She began crocheting at the age of 5, but didn't really develop a passion until high school. She began spinning last year, and just fell in love with the whole process of creating beautiful hand made fibers from a pile of roving. Sarah has begun to sell her own lovely handmade creations knitted or crocheted with her own hand spun yarn.

Sarah is very willing to take an order for custom spinning. Send her an Etsy convo and she'll be happy to work up a special order for just the yarn you're looking for! She is happy to ship internationally.

You can learn more about Handmade Sunshine on Sarah's blog:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Etsy Treasury: Yarn Mavens

A new Etsy treasury, created by our own HandmadeSunshine!
This treasury expires on Thursday March 19th at 1am, so be sure to visit and leave your comments now!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Shop of the Week: Ball of Yarn


Ball of Yarn is a wonderful Etsy shop that specializes in unique crocheted gifts and wearables. If you are looking for a handmade gift for someone special, this is the place to shop. Lovely bright colored baby bibs, luxurious hooded scarves, soft facial scrubbies, cute baby booties...if it can be crocheted, you'll find it at Ball of Yarn.

Karen, the shop owner, is a born crafter. She began sewing Barbie clothes on a plastic sewing machine as a child and went on to sew her own clothes. She's also into scrapbooking, stamping , gardening, and cross stitch. Karen was introduced to crochet by her mother-in-law, and she has taken this skill and turned it into an art. As a stay at home mom with three small children, Karen loves the opportunity to own her own business and sell her fiber creations, and she hopes to go back to school to study fibers.

Karen is very open to shipping international orders, just send her an Etsy convo and she will work up the shipping details. You may also ask for a custom order at Ball of Yarn--Karen is happy to work with you to create a special item just for you. Right now the turn-around time on a custom order at Ball of Yarn is about a week. Karen's most popular order is her stunning hooded scarf, which is available in both children's and adult sizes.

What is Karen's favorite shop item? Her adorable baby sleeper sack, According to Karen, "I love the idea of my children being warm AND safe in their crib."

Karen of Ball of Yarn is a lovely positive person who would be delighted to crochet something special for you. Her parting words on her shop profile sum up her happy outlook on life:

A false friend and a shadow
stay only while the sun shines.
-A Pocketful of Proverbs

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Intros, Part 10

Remarkable Creations

This little Etsy shop is brimming with all kinds of crocheted loveliness. Hats, mittens, baby booties to name a few. Lovely detailed crocheted baby dresses! Baby cowboy boots! Laura, the shop owner, just loves to crochet, and it really shows.

Beni June Creations

Beni June Creations is a new shop to Etsy, filled with all kinds of crocheted goodies: scarves, hats, toys, and jewelry. With two small children at home, shop owner Hilary has her hands full crocheting in her free time! Beni June is a nickname Hilary gave to one of her children.
This shop has the most amazing cuffs and crocheted necklaces!

Deborah Voizin

Deborah's Etsy shop is a wonderful mix of photography, crocheted items, digital paintings and tie dye. Deborah loves to explore her creative side, and gives credit to her grandmother for being her creative inspiration (there's that CreateCrochet grandmother connection again!). Deborah's shop is a special place to browse when you need that special gift. With all her creativity, Deborah's shop is a one-stop shopping treat!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Intros, Part 9

Green Chicken


Green Chicken is an adorable little shop that's new to Etsy. The shop owner, Megan, says her shop is named after her pet Eclectus parrot. Right now, Green Chicken has wonderful knit and crocheted dishcloths and cable-knit hats. Be on the lookout, however, because Megan is working on a handbag made out of plarn!

Big Al Hats

Big Al Hats is another brand-new Etsy shop. It's an adorable shop filled with wonderful crocheted hats and handmade cards. The hats are made by the shop owner, but are designed by her brother, hence the name Big Al Hats.....Big Al is shop owner Anne's brother.

All the hats in Big Al Hats are made with cotton yarn, and custom requests are welcome. Check out the maribou feather used as a pom-pom on this tam! Too cute!

Lindy's Place

This Etsy shop is filled with an assortment of goodies, from crochet items to jewelry to bowls upcycled from old LP records to vintage items and destash. Lindy's Place is a fun place to go window shopping! The ipod cozies are adorable, and the scarves are crocheted in fun colors.

The shop owner of Lindy's place is Jessica, who named her shop after her grandmother. Lindy was very crafty and gave Jessica the craft bug.

The CreateCrochet Team has a real grandmother thing going. Many of our team shops have been inspired by grandmothers!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

CreateCrochet Team Treasury in PINK!

This beautiful treasury was created by JustBeHappy.
It expires Tuesday, 3/3/09 at 1:54 pm.
Be sure to click here to visit and leave comments!