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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, November 16, 2017

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. It's been awhile since Virginia hosted, what with moving, and family vacations - we are so glad to see her again!

While her shop is on vacation I wanted to show you some of her wonderful work!




Virginia's creations always made the best gifts - Mother's Day, Christmas, Birthday! I just love how talented she is.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - the 'victims' will be revealed at 2pm.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Meet Debbie

Debbie, from BumperStickersnmore is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A frequent host - Debbie loves to look for creative and cute shops to surprise.

It's always fun to find out what interests our hosts. Debbie recently told me: I bought some air dry clay. I have a friend who has a kiln and we have had clay play days. 

Sometimes just going off in another creative direction can spark ideas for our crafts!

As you know I love to check out the shops of our hosts. And Debbie's shop always has something new. Recently I found some fun items to share with you.

Are you into classic t-shirts? Debbie has added some that might interest you!







Debbie's shop has many vintage items that you will enjoy browsing.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread to meet our members and try to guess who the 'victims' will be.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Meet Kaye

Kaye from sayitwithblooms is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Kaye hosted back in July and loves it so much, she's doing it again!

About being retired : I've been retired for the last five years. I started out my working life as a registered nurse and ended as a high school teacher. Lots of good experiences as both but it is nice now to enjoy being out of the rat race. So she has lots of time to create!

53 Days until Christmas


With that in mind, I thought I'd show you some Ornaments that Kaye has created.




There are so many other ornaments and Christmas items - be sure to visit Kaye's shop and pick your favorites!

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A frequent host - you will always see creations in Theresa's shop for each holiday.

For example - just 12 days from today is Halloween! Check out these ghoulish goodies:




See what other finds are in Theresa's shop!


Join us in our sneak attack thread - lots of fun clues - can you guess who the 'victims' will be at 2pm today?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Meet Debbie

Debbie from SweetgrassValley is hosting our Sneak Attack today at 2pm. Debbie hosts as often as she can - she is one of our members who works outside the home.

Whenever one of our members hosts a Sneak Attack - I try to find out where their creativity comes from. Says Debbie:

I come from a family of talented artists through my father, an uncle and an aunt, their father and his father before that, I am blessed to have inherited some of their talent and was privileged to be able to watch and learn from my father who did pencil and ink drawings and later made many musical instruments and my favorite aunt who painted beautiful art using the mediums of pencil, ink, watercolor, oils and pastels, she taught me many things about the mechanics of creating a painting and bringing life to a portrait. My father and aunt both had a love and respect for nature and all life and this was instilled in me as well.

I love to browse Debbie's shop - take a look at my favorites.




Be sure to check out Debbie's shop - so much love and creativity.
And come join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun, meet our members and see who our 'victims' will be at 2pm.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Meet Genevieve

Genevieve from CrownlandCottage is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A wonderful host and team mate!

I used to do a lot of sewing and I'm delighted with the quality of Genevieve's work. The range of fabrics, designs, and creative ideas makes her shop an excellent place to view and buy a items that will delight everyone.

I asked Genevieve if there was  some new direction that she may be thinking about:

For next year, I am currently working on a new design for the travel pouch/crossbody bag collection incorporating two different styles of material.

I am looking forward to the new collection and material!


I love this little owl - perfect for business cards and gift cards


You can never have too many tote bags


and my favorite - cross body bags so convenient


From small to large - you will enjoy browsing Genevieve's shop. (Don't forget - Christmas is not that far away)

And come join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun and 'victims' who will be introduced at 2pm.



Thursday, August 24, 2017

Meet Debbie

Debbie from BumperStickersnmore is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Debbie hosts as often as she can, and always finds 'victims' who have wonderful creations for us to see.

I mentioned a while ago that Debbie found a lot of her items in the upstairs attic of an old barn/workshop on a property she purchased a few years ago. I asked Debbie to go into a little more detail - as her finds are wonderful.

An interesting thing about the things I sell in this shop is that most were found in the attic. The man who owned the property before me (Mr. Powell) was a teacher and he kept all sorts of things from school lessons and tests and books, very interesting things that I haven't listed yet too. Although, we have the last name we weren't related. I heard he was a very beloved teacher and quite a character, he used to sell the items at flea markets and such, I often wonder what he would think about them being in an online flea market today. I think he would be happy people still enjoy them. 

Some of the interesting and USA items -




Be sure to check out Debbie's shop for a variety of items she found in the attic!

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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. One of our frequent hosts - she has a knack for finding some wonderful 'victims' to introduce to us.

Theresa is very creative and I always find adorable items in her shop that I would love to have or give to someone special.

This delightful honey bee blanket is very popular:


Oh how did I miss this one? A table topper or trivet


A child's placemat - she purchased the fabric from me!


Check out Theresa's shop for wonderful items for your home and family!

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


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Meet Debbie

Debbie from BumperStickersnmore is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Debbie loves to be a host - she gets to pick the 'victims' that we will meet later today.

I recently asked Debbie to tell us a little about what is going on in her life. I was delighted to hear that she loves to garden - we do too.

My creativity lately has been in the kitchen and finding ways to use up all my garden yummies. I enjoy cooking and baking and get lots of compliments on the things I make, a recent favorite is a zucchini and heirloom tomato galette.

Galette is a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes, or, in the case of a Breton galette, a pancake made with buckwheat flour usually with a savory filling.

This is an example of a galette - you will have to ask Debbie for her recipe - so yummy looking


While Debbie's shop doesn't have any recipes - there are lots of neat and unique items you will love.

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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Meet Kaye

Kaye, from sayitwithblooms is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm.

As one of our newest hosts, I asked Kaye what prompted her to join our team. She said:

I was the 'victim' of a Sneak Attack a few years ago and it gave my little shop the kick start that it needed. Since then, I've enjoyed participating in the SAs and seeing all the wonderful things that the team members make. (Kaye's shop was attacked in August of 2014.)

I love browsing the shops of our hosts - and our other members as well. One of the things I love about Kaye's creations is that she makes quilled cards and gift tags.




Oh, I could show you all of my favorites - but I'd rather you have fun browsing!

And come join us in our Sneak Attack Thread - see what Kaye has in store for us when she reveals the names of her 'victims' at 2pm.



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Meet Debbie

Debbie, from BumperStickersnmore , is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Debbie doesn't get the chance to host often, but when she does, she always finds the cutest shops on Etsy. Looking forward to seeing her 'victims' today!

How about going on a trip?

I always take my sunglasses with me... Pink is my 'new' color!


I'm planning on going to Ohio - I have family there...


I'm going to learn a little about Ohio on my trip


Some places I am going to visit are:





Where would you like to go? Check out Debbie's shop for some ideas!!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - lots of fun and meet our members!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Meet EliSe

EliSe, from xEsFunThings is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. One of our international members, she has been away for awhile and is now back and ready to host again!! We are so glad that she is back.

EliSe is a cat lover as many of us are - here are her two precious (or is that precocious) babies...



In addition to kitty cats, EliSe makes the prettiest charm bracelets 


and necklaces using seed beads


Check out her shop for all kinds of lovely items. And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun.


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. She is a long time member and hosts our sneak attacks as often as she can.

Did you know that Christmas is only 6 months away??? Well Theresa has decided to help her customers get ready with some cute little ornaments and gift card holders now before the rush!!




Don't delay - get yours soon and while you are visiting Theresa's shop - be sure to check out her other cute items!

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Meet Summer

Summer from SKWOriginalsbySummer is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A member for 6+ years, Summer has always been there to help our members!

Summer hosted her 1st attack in 2011. Just prior to that, I asked her what prompted her to join our team.

I was sneak attacked back in July (2010) (on my birthday!) by Yarn2Yarn. That's how I found you guys.

It's always fun to see the creations in Summer's shop. I have many of her earrings, and other items - like these...



There is so much to choose from in Summer's shop - you will enjoy taking a peek!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - to read Summer's story full of clues!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. Theresa is a long time member and a frequent host. She loves surprising new Etsy shops!

Ever wonder how a shop got it's name? Here's Theresa's answer...

The name was tough I knew I like being crafty, so I went with a "K" instead of the "C" - Granny just because that is want I am, and Home because that is where the Heart is.

And she is indeed Krafty!! Theresa loves to try new patterns -





Lots of wonderful creations in Theresa's shop - feel free to browse.

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - there's fun for all!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A long time member, Sandi loves to find great new Etsy shops to surprise.

While Sandi has been hosting for a long time, she wants you to know how easy it is to find new shops that can use a little boost, host a sneak attack, and have lots of fun at the same time.

We have a lot of members in our Handmade Movement team, many of whom have hosted sneak attacks in the past. Others help finding shops, co-host, and help the team as well. Not everyone can host - but for those who can, it's very rewarding.

Want to know more about how you can host a sneak attack? Check out this link. Of course if you have questions we are always here to help.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread today - to meet many of our members, and have fun greeting our 'victims' at 2pm today.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Meet Andrea and Leslie

Andrea from cunninglycrafted and Leslie from themudplace are co-hosting our Sneak Attack today at 2pm Etsy time.

Andrea has been a member for quite awhile and Leslie is a brand new member - always love when a new member pairs up with a 'veteran' to help new Etsy shops.

A bit about Andrea:

I have been sewing since I was 16. I started out wanting to be able to make clothes for myself, then discovered it is more fun to make clothes for other people! I make jean skirts and swim "board" skirts out of pre-loved jeans and swim trunks.

And Leslie:

I discovered an interest in clay with a pottery class I took in Jr. High School. It was just basic hand building techniques, like slab and coil work, but it was enough to plant a seed. The first time I had access to a pottery wheel, I was in High School. After my very first session on the potter's wheel, I was hooked!


I love all the 'remakes' from Andrea's shop!



And I love the pottery from Leslie's shop



Which will you choose as you browse these wonderful shops?

Join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun!