Saturday, October 23, 2010

Great Etsy Finds!!

I have had some great Etsy finds this week!! 

My first one was found through a S.N.E.A.K. Attack this past Monday.  What is a S.N.E.A.K. Attack you ask? It's a way to support independent artisans who are trying to sell their wares online. Twice a week, new or relatively undiscovered ETSY shops are chosen as our lucky victims. Fellow Etsian's join together to 'sneak' up on the victims and POUNCE with sales and hearts. Our aim is to get the new/undiscovered Etsy shops a whole slew of surprise item views, hearted items, and business in a very short time. Thus, giving them a whole lotta love and encouragement!

One of the featured shops was Checkerberry Lane Studios  and I found these awesome Christmas cards and then custom ordered some Thanksgiving cards!  And not only are the cards themselves beautiful but these arrived in the most professional package that I have ever received from an Etsy purchase.  Each card set was in it's own acetate (plastic) box, which were carefully placed in a mailing box lined in tissue paper and carefully wrapped and sealed with a Checkerberry Lane Studio sticker.  And Kristine (owner of Checkerberry Lane Studios) had made up her own beautiful (as far as invoices go) and professional looking invoice which was placed on top.  And if this wasn't enough, she even included a beautiful handmade bookmark as well, to say thank you for ordering from her!
Oh Christmas Tree Card Set

Autumn Leaves Thanksgiving Card Set
And just to make me I was writing up this blog entry...I decided to check out her shop again...and she has even more adorable stuff listed!!!  (You are killing me Kristine!!)  Fall is my favorite time of year, and she has listed some more great Autumn cards as well as some Christmas cards...all of which are just sitting in her shop waiting for someone (ME??) to buy them!  And she does invitation and will customize them as go check out her shop!!

My other find was something that just caught my eye on the front page of Etsy the other day from Mary Jane's Tea Room .   I am a knitter, and enjoy making teddy bears and other knitted toys...and so when browsing the front page of Etsy I saw a listing for a pattern for some knitted rabbits that were beautiful.  The "Anika & Bo" pattern was the one that caught my eye...but then upon further investigation of this shop I found "Candy Bear" and immediately fell in love!!  Needless to say, I ended up with the "Candy Bear" pattern as well as a "4 Pattern Multideal" which includes the patterns of 4 rabbits and their outfits.  Within moments of receiving the patterns I cast on for my Candy I am attempting to use up some stash, she will not be the exact colors that are in the picture of Candy Bear...but I hope it will come out just as adorable!

Anika & Bo

Candy Bear

4 Pattern Multideal - Oscar/BLUEBELL ^/Daisy/Primrose



If you are a knitter or know someone who is...and who enjoys making stuffed animals, you should check out this shop .  And you can also follow Susan (owner of Mary Jane's Tearoom) on her blog, which is also a beautiful site at


  1. Thank you so much Sandy for including my work in your lovely blog post and for your kind comments!
    Susan x

  2. Oh my gosh. The bunnies and bears are adorable. I think that knitting is above my skill level though.

    So cute!


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