Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rain, Rain, Go Away


I can't believe that it's been 1 1/2 months since my last blog entry...WOW!! I guess I have been quite the blog slacker.

Today couldn't be a better day to create an entry. Let's see, the kiddos are on summer break and the weather has been the pits. If you live in the NorthEast or Massachusetts, you definitely know what I'm talking about, right? In the last 27 days the score is 24-3, the cloudy rainy days are winning over the sunny beautiful ones. And to boot the temp has been in the 60's almost this whole time. On a positive note, my electric bill is quite a bit less than this time last year, i.e. no need for ac or lots of fans.

But, ENOUGH already!!! My kids would like to enjoy their summer: go swimming, go to a park, just BE outside! They are tired of playing in the basement while I fiddle around on the computer. *sigh*

So, as a tribute to this dreadful weather, I decided to find some fun whimsical things on my favorite site ETSY to share with you today. ENJOY!! And for those of you in Massachusetts stay dry!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thrifty and Chic Mom - Katie's Kreations Giveaway

Come and checkout a new Review/Giveaway going on at Thrifty & Chic Mom. This is a wonderful blog that has MANY cost saving tips (some great coupons too). I have learned a lot from her blog.

Now, we have teamed up for a Giveaway from my Katie's Kreations shop. Also, there is a special promotional discount code...come and check it out here...THRIFTY & CHIC MOM: Katie's Kreations Giveaway

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Giveaway Going On for Katie's Kreations & 55 Maple Designs

I happened to stumble upon a cool blog named 5 Vinez Monkeys. Angie is the author and an amazing Mom to 5 little kiddos (yes that's right, 5)!! Angie agreed to do a giveaway on her blog for me. Come and check it out here. In addition to a giveaway there is a 20% discount for her readers at my two shops Katie's Kreations and 55 Maple Designs. So come on over and enter the giveaway and get your discount code to shop at my two shops!

Some cool "new" items in each of my shops...

Have a great Tuesday!!

Take care,

Friday, April 10, 2009

Giveaway going on at Whimsy House

Come and check out Molly of Whimsy House's 1 Year Etsy-Versary Giveaway. She is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner. She has the cutest items in her shop. I had a hard time picking, but this is my fav. from her shop!! Come and check out all her whimsy designs for yourself.

Good luck to all! :)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bubblicious - Got some Blogging Love

Thanks so much to Chicy Creations for the blogging Love. She featured a fav of mine from my shop....Bubblicious...who couldn't love this bracelet with a name like that.

Here is the bracelet:

Of course, I've got to send some blogging love Chicy Creations way as well. Here are a few of my favs from her FABULOUS shop.

Check out the awesome shop here.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! :)

I will be hosting my own giveaway here at some point this week...keep watching for it...until later...

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Featured in a Blog

Thank You to Pink House Roots Blog for featuring my "Green Gables" felt bracelet in her ETSY Easter Dress-me-up Blog Entry. Check it out here, lots of cool springy items.

This is the bracelet for your viewing pleasure...

Hoping for some warm weather this afternoon here in the NorthEast. Lovin' hearing the birdies sing...Spring it's a comin'! :)

Enjoy the Day!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Something New....

A new line being added to Katie's Kreations Button Pendants with their own choker necklace.

Enjoy this fun new line! :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Item in 55 Maple Designs!

I've been totally neglecting 55 Maple Designs (my other shop) and this blog. So, I thought I would take care of both by doing an entry about my new item in 55 Maple Designs.

I'm going to carry a new line of wood rings. Check it out...

Others to come soon...sneak peek...

Happy Wednesday!! :) More to come VERY soon.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Giveaway from My Shop at "A Latte in the Morning"

Ann of "A Latte In the Morning" has a second giveaway going on for my shop Katie's Kreations. Head on over to Ann's blog HERE to see the details. Have a great rest of your weekend!! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

So Honored!

What a pleasant surprise to wake up this morning to a note from Molly of WhimsyHouse on ETSY.

She published an interview that she did with me on her beautiful blog. Come and check it out here.

Thanks Molly!! Well done!!

A little something from Molly's shop:

Friday, February 20, 2009

Another Blustery Day

It is these days when I'm tired of the wind and cold AND snow, that I start dreaming about summer and the beach.

We don't live super close to the beach anymore, but the town I grew up in is right on the Atlantic Ocean. When we go to visit my Mother, she and I and the kiddos often take little walks on a rocky beach to collect sea glass. It is a very relaxing activity and lots of fun to find treasures. You usually hear: "found one", "come look at this", "isn't this pretty".

We started to make little pendants with our finds. These, of course, can be purchased on my ETSY site Katie's Kreations. See pictures below:

Here are a "few of my favorite things" when doing a sea glass search on ETSY.

A ring by lakeeriebeachglass

For the office, pushpins by SeaFindDesigns (they are in neighboring state RI)

A necklace, by lakeeriebeachglass

Happy "daydreaming" Friday! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Just Beautiful Cuffs

Kiddos are on school break and I'm sitting on the couch while they watch "Little House on the Prairie". Remember that show??
Anyway, just came across the most beautiful cuffs with such detailed embroidery work. Probably like they would have done back in the prairie days. I had to share some of my favs from this site. Check it out at Waterrose on ETSY.
This one is my favorite, because I LOVE hydrangeas...

Here are some other beautiful cuffs:

Happy Thursday! :))

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wonderful Gifts - elmstudiosonline

One of my most cherished handmade items are the "Hands and Feet" of my kiddos imprinted in pottery from Salt Marsh Pottery. They do such a wonderful job and I love having these. Such a special gift from my Mom to Me as each of my little angels was born. You have to bring them to their studio and they actually make imprints of the kids hands and feet. I have their work all over my home; light switch covers, clocks, decorative bowls hanging in my kitchen. Here are some pictures of the finished product.

Much to my excitement, I found an Etsyier that makes a similar type product, for a much more reasonable price. I absolutely LOVE this shop, elmstudiosonline, and have bought many cool items for my home and "thinking of you" gifts for friends, relatives and the kiddos' teachers.

This one I bought for my dear neighbor...

This one for a friend who just had her third little bambino....

I bought this one to display in my house and Erin used it as her listing picture. So fun to see my family in her listing! :)

This is just a small sampling of what I have bought! :))

Go checkout her shop at elmstudiosonline and I'm sure you will find that special gift for that special someone.

Happy Wednesday! Don't forget to become a "follower" over there to the right. ==>

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New Artist - Love Belt Buckles

So, I have been working on many new projects (seems like I always have a million going at once). The new project is Embellished Belt Buckles.

I came upon this new ETSY shop....loving the belt buckles she has...also a fellow Massachusetts Etsyier. Check out their (husband and wife team) shop for some really hip necklaces as well. The shop is adornnaturals....come check it out! :)

Keep your eyes peeled for the debut of my belt buckle line...not sure which shop they are going to debut in? Katie's Kreations or 55 Maple Designs

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Welcome to My Blog World

I have given in...I wasn't going to start a blog....but have changed my mind and here I am. LOL

I thought I could make a Facebook Business Page and that would suffice, but it just was falling short in many ways for me. So, I reassessed and decided that I would start a blog!

I will use this blog to promote my shop(s) and I will also feature all of my favorite artists here as well. In addition, secret giveaways and promotions will be posted, so become a follower so you will be sure to know of all these events.

Have a great weekend! :)