Wonderful Handmade Hearts Day gifts for her


I hardly ever have time to really write on this here blog, but felt the need to share some cool finds just in time for Valentine’s Day. Handmade gifts are a welcome change from an emergency trip to the mall on your lunch hour ( hear this guys!) and you will be giving a gift that will really speak from the heart!

Jewelry is always a popular option and you can’t go wrong with this fantastic heart necklace from BluKatDesign on Etsy. I love the texture and color of this one!


Maybe she loves to be pampered; a fun gift would be some hand made soap from the talented SunbasilGarden; they look good enough to eat!

soap set

Scarves are always a hit and one size fits all. ForgottenCotton is my fave place for handmade, quality scarves. I am loving this pink!


Keep mom in mind this Valentine’s Day too! She would love a ring or rings with the kiddos names and her anniversary date on them. You can find these in my shop, beadsoul,on Etsy.

kids rings

If I have  a moment, I hope to share more handmade gifts for Valentine’s Day here soon!

How about a gift guide for her?


It’s that time of year again; I trolled Etsy for some fun, handmade gifts for her.

First up, one of my favorite shops on Etsy; Forgotten Cotton Can you believe how beautiful this blanket scarf is? I have lost count of how many Forgotten Cotton scarves I have, but I love each one more than the last!


Next, a fun way to jazz-up your boots; boot cuffs from knittwice I received a pair from my secret Santa and I LOVE them!


I love how Heather of Blukatdesign uses vintage and upcycled materials to create jewelry, accessories and decor- these buttons are way more fun and colorful as magnets and would make a great gift!


Most of us females love receiving jewelry, but how about a piece that has even more meaning with a favorite poem, inspirational word or special song lyric? You can order custom, hand stamped bracelets from my shop, beadsoul


I hope you see something that inspires you to shop handmade for her this Christmas!

Handmade Gift Guide


I’m late as usual, but happy to share some sweet handmade items that will make fun and unique gifts for some special people on your Christmas list!

Blukat Design on Etsy is a super-talented artisan, making everything from jewelry, hair accessories and home goods. I love these fun magnets made from vintage buttons.


I am a scarf lover and had to show you a scarf from Forgotten CottonForgotten Cotton who wouldn’t love this cozy beauty?


These wineglass charms from The Twisted Redhead The Twisted Redhead on Artfire would make a fun hostess gift or would be a great accessory to your holiday party.


We can’t forget the little ones! Can you believe how cute this snowman hat by Krafty Grannys Home on Etsy is? Krafty Grannys Home


I hope to have more time to share some more handmade gift ideas with you soon- have fun looking for handmade goodness!

Fun Etsy Finds for Mom


Maybe you are like me and have no clue what to give Mom for Mother’s Day; I thought I would show you some fun finds for all types of Moms. I trolled through some of my favorite Etsy shops and wanted to show you what I found.

For the trendy Mom: What Mom wouldn’t love some new earrings for Mother’s Day? I know that a pair like these from BluKatDesign would be a welcome addition to the jewelry wardrobe of a fashionable Mom who loves to stay on-trend. Emerald Green is Pantone’s color of the year after all!

Gift for the Trendy Mom

Fun earrings from BluKatDesign on Etsy












Wood Hanger from the Wooden Bee

Upcycled wood hanger from reclaimed wood by The Wooden Bee on Etsy

I do say that the Eco-Mom, the Mom who is always upcycling, recycling and looking for new ways to use things would love this reclaimed wood hanger from TheWoodenBee what a fun way to deck out your room and be earth conscious! 




Do you have a crafty Mom who knits or crochets? I bet she would love this fabulous, handspun yarn from Stockannette. Annette makes lovely yarns in many wonderful colors. I happen to love this orange and blue skein titled “Delicate Arch. Fabulous!

Gorgeous handspun yarn from Stockannette

A great yarn for the crafty Mom from Stockannette











Maybe you have a Mom who just loves being a Mom; she loves to show off her delightful offspring whenever she can. Perhaps a  piece of jewelry like a custom pendant hand stamped with all the kiddos names would do the trick!


Personalized sterling silver pendant

A personal gift for Mom; a pendant hand stamped with all the names of the kids or grand kids.











I hope you found some fun ways you can spoil your sweet Mom this Mother’s Day!

Fun colors for Spring 2013


I know that the Pantone Spring 2013 colors have been out for a while now, but the talk is still buzzing over the color of the year, Emerald. I have noticed it in many places, even my trip to Target tonight provided me with a pop of emerald! Image

One of my fave Etsy shops, BluKatDesign, has hit the emerald green just right with these earrings. Image 

I had to try my hand at emerald green too and came up with this bracelet using green aventurine and some hand-forged chain and findings. I think I need to make some earrings to match! Image

What do you think of the colors Pantone is trending for Spring? I think they are fun and bright and hope to produce more pieces with these colors.