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SNEAK ATTACK NOW GOING ON!

DATE: Thursday, Nov 16; 2pm, EDT

What's all this? Read our About Us page to find out!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Meet Genevieve

Genevieve from CrownlandCottage is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm Etsy time. Celebrating the last sneak attack for 2016 and Genevieve's shop - which has many creative and unique items.

What influences Genevieve's designs?

I enjoy a rustic lifestyle which also influence my designs, incorporating French elements as well as nature themes. It is a lifestyle that I sometimes yearn for in my hectic daily life, to savor the simple moments and the serenity of my surroundings. The joy of arranging a colorful bouquet, sipping my favorite tea, reading a book, taking a stroll in the country side, or getting together with family or friends.

Some of my favorites in her shop...

A set of notecards that you can customize:


Tote bags made with gorgeous fabric:


Ornaments:



Be sure to check out Genevieve's shop - you will be glad you did.

As this is our last sneak attack for 2016 - be sure to join us and have lots of fun waiting for our 'victims' to be revealed - we would love to have you there!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Meet Monika

Monika from TobisiasLilThing, is hosting our sneak attack today at 1pm Etsy time. Monika always finds the cutest shops to surprise and I'm sure today is no exception!!

Monika's shop was sneak attacked 2 years ago, and she been the host several times. According to Monika...

Few years ago - about 2-3 years after my coming to England - I decided to make my first card - Namesday card for my Dad, this first one was silly looking one but my Dad loved it and that's how I started with my new hobby.

And boy have Monika's cards taken off - I have several that I use for Birthday cards - they are too cute and my granddaughters love them.

Here are just two examples:



Be on the lookout for more cards and gorgeous jewelry in Monika's shop.

And join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun!!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Meet Debbie

Debbie, from BumperStickersnmore, is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm Etsy time. Exactly 1 year ago - Debbie co-hosted with Sandi. What a great anniversary!!

Browsing through Debbie's shop, I found lots of Highlights magazines. Wonderful books with things to make, things to do, stories that kept children occupied in the dentist office or the doctors office. I can remember my children reading them. Can you?

A little more about the magazine...

Highlights for Children
Fun with a Purpose™

Their motto first appeared in the inaugural June 1946 issue and remains the company's guiding principal.

Because children are the world’s most important people™, our company’s mission is to serve children, their families, and others involved in their development. We do this by offering only superior products and services that nourish children’s minds and hearts, by adhering to the highest standards in business methods and practices, and by fostering an environment that strengthens our employees’ desire to give their best efforts every day. We choose business partners with care and place ourselves only in environments that allow us to preserve integrity and achieve our mission without compromise. We are also committed to the prudent use of the company’s resources, making rigorous decisions, investing wisely, and being good stewards of the earth.

You can read more about the company and the children's products they have.




In addition to Highlights, Debbie's shop has a delightful assortment of other paper items. Check them out.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread, lots of fun, clues and excitement.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. She is a frequent host and loves finding such adorable Etsy shops to surprise.

Virginia and her hubby live in California and can always be found on the road - visiting friends and relatives everywhere! Boy I wish I could travel like they do - our family is scattered all over the US.

And no matter where they are, at home or on the road, Virginia always checks in with the team, to find the latest news, meeting new members and checking out all the new items in the shops. A great team member all the way around.

While Virginia's shop is on vacation - I took a look at some of the items she has sold in the past - and the items are made with lots of love. Some of my favorites for Halloween are:





Come join our sneak attack thread today - for lots of fun!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Meet Monika

Monika from TobisiasLilThing, is hosting our sneak attack today at 1pm Etsy time. One of our international members, this is the third time that Monika has been a host. And almost 2 years since her shop was attacked - with lots of love.

Monika's shop is filled with delightful greeting cards and adorable jewelry of all kinds. While currently there is only one listing for her greeting cards - they don't last long in her shop - always being selected as something just right.

Looks like not only family and friends like my cards - few of them was printed in crafting magazines:)

That is a great feeling to have one's creation placed in a magazine for many to see.




It's always a treat to browse Monika's shop - lots to see and choose.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - meet our members and have some fun.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

Meet Summer

Summer, from SKWOriginalsbySummer is hosting our sneak attack today at 12 noon. A long time member, Summer loves hosting - but hasn't been able to for awhile, since she works full time ( many of our members do too!) So glad that Summer again has the chance to choose some adorable shops to surprise!

I love to read about our host's shops - there is always such interesting stories about their shop and how they got started. Says Summer:

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. My first beading venture was a bead curtain for my closet when I was in junior high school. It was massive and heavy. It has since been recycled into some of the creations you see in my shop. I have branched out my designs from those days to the one of a kind pieces you will see in my shop.

Here is Summer and her assistant...


and some of her earrings (I LOVE Summer's earrings - have many pair already)


Summer has lots of earrings and other darling creations for you to browse thru.

And come join us on our sneak attack thread - for lots of fun, meet the members, meet the 'victims' when they are revealed at noon!



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Meet Debbie

Debbie from SweetgrassValley is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Debbie just loves to find new Etsy shops that need a boost!!

Do you wonder how our hosts came up with the name for their shop? Debbie says:

I named my shop Sweetgrass Valley because of the sweet grass I have been blessed to be able to tend since 2002 and the Ohio valley where I live.

Browsing through Debbie's shop is always fun - and since I LOVE earrings, couldn't resist showing you two of my favorites!



Be sure to check out the other wonderful creations in Debbie's shop!

Please join us in our sneak attack thread - lots of fun, clues and member to meet!!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Meet Kinslea

Kinslea from TheHeritageCardBox, is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Kinslea is a new member, and has already hosted a sneak attack - it was so much fun, she's back doing it again.

I love to hear about our hosts - everyone's background and life style is so different. Kinslea says:

I'm a busy girl from a family of 7. I enjoy reading, writing, sewing, cooking, and playing the piano (I'm also hoping to pick up the violin someday soon) You go girl.

These religious themed cards are wonderful. Imagine the warmth felt when you send them to someone you care about.


And do you know someone who has recently had a baby? Adorable boy and girl cards are perfect to include with a gift.


So many card choices - you will have fun looking at all of them!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - check out the clues and meet the members.



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm.

I love to find out how our hosts got started with their crafts. Theresa's talent started at a young age.

I learned to sew at the age of 12, the projects were not fun nor were they anything I wanted to wear, we didn't get choices. That summer I took a sewing class at the local high school and everything changed for me I had a great teacher and got to make things I wanted to wear. I will always be grateful to that teacher for teaching me something I would continue to do all of my life.

I remember those home ec days - didn't get to make anything that I liked either.

Theresa has taken her love of sewing in a variety of crafts - from quilts to wall hangings and so much more.




Oh, I could go on adding pictures - but I know you will love browsing in Theresa's shop - for all kinds of Krafty things!!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - to get ready to greet some new Etsy shops...


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Meet Kinslea and Andrea

Kinslea from TheHeritageCardBox and Andrea from CunninglyCrafted are co-hosting our Sneak Attack today at 2pm.

Kinslea is a brand new member - a victim of a recent sneak attack and now a brand new host! Andrea has been a member for quite awhile and has hosted several times. What a wonderful team! And I know that the shops they have chosen will be wonderful too!

Kinslea comes from a small town in North Carolina. Her grandmother loves making cards of all kinds and shared that love with her daughter and granddaughter. 3 generations creating cards that will warm the hearts of those who purchase and those who receive them.

Chose from birthday, to sympathy to get well. Each card is unique!


As I said, Andrea has been a member for quite awhile and her creations have evolved over time. In addition to creating bulletin board cut out letters which teaches rely on for their classes, Andrea makes the cutest recycled clothing from jeans and other clothing. From skirts to pants to dresses - you will find items such as this adorable one.


So much to choose from in both shops - you will have fun browsing!

And join us in our sneak attack thread today for lots of fun, clues, and 'victims'.


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm etsy time. A long time member, Sandi loves to find new and exciting Etsy shops to surprise.

As I mentioned, Sandi has been a member for a number of years. Her focus has changed over time, and now she loves to make crocheted items for the home. I really love her moving to coasters -you can't have too many of them.

With all the weird weather everyone has been having, I decided to bring a little sunshine into everyone's day.


Be sure to visit Sandi's shop for lots of other coasters for your home.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - lots of fun, clues and members to meet.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A frequent hostess and definitely a Krafty gal - Theresa loves to find new Etsy shops to surprise.

I once asked Theresa where she got her inspiration. She said:

I really don't know where my inspiration comes from, sometimes things just show up in my brain and I go with it. Sometimes I see something and start figuring how I can change it and make it better.

Wherever Theresa gets her inspiration, she knows how to make it come alive.

I don't want to rush my granddaughters - but once they are married and have their own little ones - I'll need to order some of the delightful creations from Theresa's shop. Like these...



Be sure to visit Theresa's shop frequently, as she always has new and exciting items to choose from.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun, clues and 'victims'!!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Meet Debbie

Debbie, from BumperStickersnmore is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Did you know that Debbie's shop was created because of all the vintage vacation stickers she found in an old barn/workshop on a property she purchased a few years ago? What a find...

Who wouldn't want to wander in this wonderful building?


I've been to this place while on a vacation:


Debbie has another Etsy shop as well - sweetgrassvalley - you will have fun browsing in both. 

And come join us in our sneak attack thread, meet our members, have some fun, enjoy surprising the 'victims' of this attack!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A frequent hostess and a very active member, Virginia loves to find new Etsy shops to surprise!

Virginia hosted her first sneak attack back in 2012. At that time, I asked a number of questions to find out a little bit about her. One of my questions was... What got you started with your Etsy shop?

And her answer:

Being unemployed, I found that opening an Etsy shop gave me a positive focus and helped me feel productive!

I know that many of us have felt the same way - wanting to be productive in a fun and creative way!

I always love browsing thru the items that Virginia has made over the years. I have many of them, and have loved giving them as gifts. Have you seen the scarves that Virginia has made? Such a great way to accessorize.



While Virginia is working on a project for charity - you can still check out the items she has made in the past - hope you enjoy them.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today, see the clues, meet the members and have lots of fun.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A frequent hostess, Theresa has a way of finding the neatest new Etsy shops!!

As always Theresa has outdone herself with her wall hangings. There is so much talent there and imagination in coming up with designs. I'm a little in awe (ok, a lot of awe).  I now have two of her designs - this is my latest.


And here is Theresa's latest...


I really wish I had more wall space.

Not interested in wall hangings - then you really need to browse Theresa's shop as there are many other creations that will delight you.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - meet our members, check out the clues, and see if you can guess who our 'victims' will be.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

SNEAK ATTACK SHOPS 6/30/2016


Once again Leda of TinyFeltHeart has made a beautiful treasury featuring this week's chosen Sneak Attack shops and our Hostess, Genevieve of CrownlandCottage

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTQ1MzAzNDd8MjcyODUyNjg1MA/flowers-sneak-attack-thursday-june-30

Meet Genevieve

Genevieve from CrownlandCottage is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm Etsy time. A very talented member of our team, Genevieve loves to find other talented new Etsy shops to surprise.

Genevieve is a firm believer in helping to save the planet. Her reversible tote bags contribute to reducing the carbon foot print for a go-green lifestyle.

I love her shop - because she makes the cutest pouches and since I can't get enough tote bags, Genevieve's are a favorite of mine ( I love having to go-green life too).

Just perfect for summer - is this cute little pouch for keys, money and more.



See what catches your eye in Genevieve's shop - you will find something all of your friends will love too.

And be sure to join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun and clues to help you figure out who the 'victims' will be!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm Etsy time. A frequent hostess and a lover of crocheting - Virginia always has a knack for finding the cutest shops to surprise!

While Virginia is taking a vacation from her Etsy shop - let me show you her in motion and some of her creations.



Getting ready for July 4th - these red, white and blue crochet dish cloths will have you smiling!




Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun and wonderful team members!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

SNEAK ATTACK SHOPS 6/16/2016

Leda of TinyFeltHeart made this lovely treasury featuring this week's chosen Sneak Attack shops and our Hostess, Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTQ1MzAzNDd8Mjg2NDkyMDAxMQ/sneak-attack-thursday-june-16-2016

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm Etsy time. A frequent hostess, and busy crafter, Theresa loves to surprise new Etsy shops.

I have several items that Theresa has made including one of these crochet hook cases:


I keep mine by my chair as I always have something I'm working on.

And this new set - including an oven mitt is just precious.


Be sure to check out Theresa's shop as there is something for everyone.

And join us in our Sneak Attack thread - for lots of fun and clues and featured shops.


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Meet Stefano

Stefano from MeoLeathercraft is hosting our Sneak Attack today at 3pm Etsy time. A relatively new member, Stefano loves to search for new Etsy shops to surprise.

I love to ask our members things about themselves and their shops. Some interesting information about Stefano working with leather:

My father has always loved to work with hands. He taught me the important value of handmade items,  how they are special and unique because they're all different, even if they are made out from the same project. Also he told me that my grandpa was a tailor (I never met him) and so I took tailor lessons too. This was very useful when I became a leatherworker.

And lots of love and talent go into the creations in Stefano's shop.

Stefano is taking a small break with his shop as he gets ready to participate in a faire! So I browsed his sold items, and found some interesting things to show you.

First of all - I love this Vampire Hunter Kit


And of course this surgeon kit as well!


Lots of imagination and attention to detail go into Stefano's work. 

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread today for lots of fun and surprises.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

SNEAK ATTACK SHOPS 6/2/2016

Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi
has made this lovely treasury of this week's chosen Sneak Attack shops and our hostess, Andrea!

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzIwNDExODR8MjcyODQ4MjUzMA/sneak-attack-handmade-movement-6216

Meet Andrea

Andrea from CunninglyCrafted is hosting our Sneak Attack today at 6pm. Andrea has been a member of our team for awhile and loves to find new Etsy shops to surprise.

I love finding out how our members decide on a shop name! Here's what Andrea told me:

When I had my first shop, I had it critiqued...and they told me I needed a better name...so, I asked my husband, and he came up with it! =)

Lots of care and love go into the items that Andrea creates.

A perfect gift for a teacher:


Such creativity: 


So much to choose from in Andrea's shop.

And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun!!


Thursday, May 26, 2016

SNEAK ATTACK SHOPS 5/26/2016

Crystal of GlowingDawn made this lovely treasury featuring this week's Sneak Attack shops and our Hostess, Sandi of HandmadeBySandi as well as other Handmademovement Team members.

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTkwNjc1OTF8Mjg2NDg4NDU0MQ/this-and-that

Leda of TinyFeltHeart also made a lovely treasury featuring this week's Sneak Attack shops and our Hostess, Sandi of HandmadeBySandi

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/NTQ1MzAzNDd8Mjg2NDg4NDU1Nw/sneak-attack-thursday-may-26

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.  Sandi loves to find new etsy shops to surprise, with lots of creations to choose from!!

She loves to make new items - especially ones that customers request.

Here is one that she made - never had used eyelash yarn before:


and a custom envelope bag:



What would you like Sandi to make for you?

And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread - meet the members, check out the clues, can you guess who our 'victims' will be today?