Saturday, February 27, 2010

I've Been Shopping on Etsy!

I love Etsy! I love having the opportunity to sell our handmade items in our shop and I love shopping from other great Etsy shops! This week I have purchased and recieved items from three great sellers. All three of these ladies are members of my Etsy team - Team Christian Artists and Crafters. Take a look at my purchases and then go visit their shops!

These flat-bottomed nesting bowls are crocheted using a mohair yarn. The pattern is one of two I purchased from The pattern is well written and the bowls are beautiful!

This beautiful fused glass pendant is one that I purchased from another Etsy shop - , another one of my team members! The colors are gorgeous. She has many beautiful items in her shop and many of them are on sale. Go take a look...The last purchase I want to share with you is from This is the second wristlet I have purchased from her. I bought a matching wallet to go with this one. Please visit her shop. She has many wonderful items and you are sure to find something just for you.

Thanks so much for coming along with me on my shopping trip. Please visit these shops and we'd love to have you stop by our shop where you will find handspun yarn and hand-crocheted items.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our Trip

Our whole family enjoyed a trip to Grand Cayman in January. Such a nice time of year to get away from the New England winter! I spent the time on the plane crocheting a little Greyhound named "Happy". This was a special order and a portion of each Greyhound sale is donated to our local Greyhound adoption group.

Of course, the week was not all work. My grandaughters were the most beautiful mermaids on the beach wearing their new mermaid tails from They enjoyed modeling their tails on our balcony.

Sitting here today in the middle of a three day rain/slush/snow storm, I needed to remember that somewhere the sun is shining and spring will be here soon. Here are a few of our vacation memories.

We are so thankful to be able to share this time together. God is so good when He allows us to spend time enjoying His creation. I count my blessings every day and each day I am amazed anew at the ways the Lord continues to work in my life and how He meets my needs and continues to work in my life. I have so much to be thankful for. I am especially thankful for Etsy and for the fellowship I have found on my Etsy team, Team CAC (Christian Artists and Crafters). I will posting pictures of a new creation I made using a pattern I bought from later today. She has a great shop - stop by and visit her!