Friday, September 30, 2011

Fun Friday Finds ~ Amber

By Mara Olden ~ Dragonfly Adornments



(Click on the image to go to the Etsy Treasury!)

Visit these HandmadeMN shops to see more:
Click on any of the names below
First Row (Left to Right):
lindenleaf, westernartglass Sacred Suds, BeatificBijoux,
Second Row (Left to Right):
mirasolfarm, harvestmoonbyhand, fromoutofthecracks, XOHandworks,
Third Row (Left to Right):
appleberryink, Sue Pariseau Pottery, Auntie B's Wax, rainydayyarnshop
Fourth Row (Left to Right)
WildAppleDesign, AngelEllie, ModernMeetsWhimsy,TheMadStamper

Sunday, September 25, 2011

HandmadeMN Giveaway - The Traveling Cabinet

By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!

This week Shasta of thetravelingcabinet is giving away these cute Georgiana's Peach Post Earrings.




Two lovely post earrings for a trip around the world. This pair is 3/4 in. in diameter - not too big, not too small


How to Enter:

Visit Shasta's shop, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it.

Open to US and international residents.

Please make sure we have a way to contact you! For Bonus Entries: Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow HandmadeMN on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Become a HandmadeMN Facebook Fan. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

 Contest ends Saturday, October 8th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org. Good luck!


HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.





Friday, September 23, 2011

Fun Friday Finds ~ Grey Days of Autumn

By Maggie Schultz ~ BodiceGoddess by Maggie

Today is officially the first day of fall. Here in Minnesota, it's been grey, as it always is this time of year. Then again, "overcast" makes for great picture-taking weather, and we can all take out those lovely sweaters and scarves we've had packed up through the summer. Fall is upon us. It's time to add a layer, and embrace the grey.



(Click on the image to go to the Etsy Treasury!)

Visit these HandmadeMN shops to see more:
Click on any of the names below
First Row (Left to Right): MNCustomWoolensappleberryinkkav122BeatificBijoux
Second Row (Left to Right): harvestmoonbyhandCindyLindgrenauntiemaccayennepeppybags
Third Row (Left to Right): Crafterallwynziaeastashleystudioknitsinclass
Fourth Row (Left to Right): OmooreartBirdIndustriesUpcycledAndFounddenmark55033

Monday, September 19, 2011

More Goodies for the Handmade Fall Market Giveaway Baskets and Swag Bags

by Rita Wetzel, HandmadeBits4u

Today I have a few more items to show you that will be in our 2 Giveaway Baskets and 25 Swag Bags at the HandmadeMN Fall Market on October 22 at the Ballentine VFW in Minneapolis.  Winners for the Giveaway Baskets will be drawn from the completed Passports and the Swag Bags will be handed out to the first 25 shoppers.

Creighton of Woodchuckswood engages in the art form of carving and woodturning.  He creates these beautiful items through the "continuous creation of negative space."  Who wouldn't want one of these bowls, vases, bottle stoppers, or candle holder for their home?


Amy of CayennePeppy designs her jewelry, selects the materials, and then enjoys watching the final product materialize as she works in her home studio.


Luann of LuannDanzlDesigns certainly has captured the colors of a vibrant Minnesota fall in this pumpkin and this flower!


 Michele of FennelStudio uses organic cotton to crochet these very soft dishcloth sets.  Will you be one of the lucky winners of one of these or one of her snap wallets?


You'll find more great handmade items from these artists - be sure to check out their ETSY shops and also check them out in person at the HandmadeMN Fall Market on October 22.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

HandmadeMN Giveaway - Steampunk Vintage Design

By Jessica of Clay By Clay

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!

This week Tim and Connie from Steampunk Vintage Design are giving away this lovely steampunk necklace.   


This pendant/necklace featuring a vintage Swiss ruby jewel watch movement resting on an ox silver filigree finding.  The movement features ruby jewels, a sparrow, and unique bar segments.  The pendant is connected to a gunmetal silver link necklace chain by a sterling silver bail.  The necklace chain measures approximately 18 inches in length and the pendant measures approximately 1 inch in length.

Open to US and international residents other than Italy.

How to Enter:

Visit Steampunk Vintage Design and pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments). 

Please make sure we have a way to contact you!

For Bonus Entries:

Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5.  Follow HandmadeMN on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6.  Become a Facebook Fan of HandmadeMN. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

7.  Become a Facebook Fan of Steampunk Vintage Design.  Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

Contest ends Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck!

HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fun Friday Finds—Time for Tea

By Sharon Parker ~ Arty Didact

Frost warnings? Put the kettle on, dear, it's

Tea Time!


(Click on the image to go to the Etsy Treasury)

Visit these HandmadeMN shops to see more:
Click on any of the names below
Second Row (Left to Right): East Ashley Studio, My Little Chickadee Creations, KnitNax, Looks SEW Nice
Third Row (Left to Right): HandmadeBIts4U, Pixie Spit, Sacred Suds, Kitschy Knits and Embroidery
Fourth Row (Left to Right):  Mirasol Farm, Riyah-Li Designs, Sue Pariseau Pottery, Grandmas Craft Garden

Sunday, September 11, 2011

HandmadeMN Giveaway - Tinyhands

By Michelle of Evie's Tool Emporium

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!

 This week Mei of Tinyhands is giving away this season timely Scented Pumpkin Pie Necklace.



 A pumpkin pie necklace that smells absolutely delicious - and just like the real thing. Expertly handcrafted from polymer clay by Tiny Hands! This would make the perfect Thanksgiving gift for the upcoming holidays! Surprise someone special with this ring that you know is unique and fun. The pie comes with a super shiny, classy silver plated white ball chain at 18".


How to Enter:

Visit Mei's shop, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it.

Open to US residents and international residents.

Please make sure we have a way to contact you! 1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5. Follow HandmadeMN on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

6. Become a HandmadeMN Facebook Fan. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

7. Follow Mei's blog Tinyhandsonline. Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower.

8. Follow tinyhands on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

9. Become Mei's Facebook Fan. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

 Contest ends Saturday, September 24th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org. Good luck!


HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.





Friday, September 9, 2011

Fun Friday Finds ~ Apples to Apples

By Mara Olden ~ Dragonfly Adornments



(Click on the image to go to the Etsy Treasury!)

Visit these HandmadeMN shops to see more:
Click on any of the names below
First Row (Left to Right): MaryLittfin, RiyahLiDesigns, CindyLindgren, penguinpalace,
Second Row (Left to Right):
suepariseaupottery, AngelEllie, Auntie B's Wax, HandmadeBits4U
Third Row (Left to Right):
WildAppleDesign, KnitNax, rainydayyarnshop, palettepassion
Fourth Row (Left to Right):
harvestmoonbyhand, tinyhands, ArtisticEdition, millsymae

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fun Holiday Finds ~ Almost Autumn Edition


By Maggie Schultz ~ BodiceGoddess by Maggie


Sorry about the delay, everyone!  Truth be told, I had more than I could handle, and not enough internet over the past couple of weeks, but now I'm back with my picks for the best items to remind you to stay warm, enjoy the sunlight, and embrace the changing seasons.



(Click on the image to go to the Etsy Treasury!)

Visit these HandmadeMN shops to see more:
Click on any of the names below
Second Row (Left to Right): SeedlingDesignknitsinclass,  OwlshopSugarAndSpice
Third Row (Left to Right): sacredsudsmountgiganticsmilingtreetoysLollyBopBaby
Fourth Row (Left to Right): WarmHugsCornBagsOwlshoplooksSEWnice, rainydayyarnshop

Sunday, September 4, 2011

HandmadeMN Giveaway - Arty Didact

By Jessica of Clay By Clay

Congratulations to our latest giveaway winner! Thanks to all who entered and we wish you good luck with this week's giveaway!

This week Sharon of Arty Didact is giving away this fun coin purse.   


This cute coin purse features a blue spirals on cotton print with a zipper charm and carabiner clip.  This little cotton purse is a little bigger than a coin purse, at 4 inches (10cm) tall and wide and about 1.5 inches (4cm) thick across the bottom, and will hold an assortment of small things like cash, credit cards, lip balm, a small cell phone. Keys may be placed inside it or attached to the carabiner clip. You may also clip it to your belt loop or handle of your tote—or to a backpack or messenger bag—to keep those small things handy so you don't have to dig so much for them.
Open to US and interntaional residents.

How to Enter:

Visit Arty Didact and pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments). 

Please make sure we have a way to contact you!

For Bonus Entries:

Please leave each in a separate comment, as each comment is an entry (To qualify for extra entries you must do step one above).

1. Visit other HandmadeMN team members shops (listed in the sidebar here) and leave a comment(s) here with your favorite pieces.

2. Blog about this giveaway with a visible link back to this posting and comment here with a link to your post.

3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment(s) with a link to your tweet(s).

4. Follow our blog (you want to do this anyway to learn about upcoming giveaways!). Leave a comment here letting us know you are a follower. If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

5.  Follow Sharon's blog, Sharon's Compendium.  If you are already a follower, leave a comment anyway, as each comment is an entry.

6.  Follow HandmadeMN on Twitter. Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

7.  Become a Facebook Fan of HandmadeMN. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

8.  Become a Facebook Fan of Arty Didact.  Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

Contest ends Saturday,September 17, 2011, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck!

HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.

Friday, September 2, 2011

September Challenge — Honey


by Lori Lee
Twistmo Decals & Starglow Studio

(Voting has ended - thanks everyone!)

This month's challenge theme is Honey.
Check out the great entries below, then scroll all the way to the bottom to vote for your favorite! Voting ends at midnight on September 15th.





 
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"Honeyed Fruit" Glass Necklace
 
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Vote For Your Favorite Now!




Fun Friday Finds ~ will return Tuesday!

Sorry, everyone!  In the midst of last weekend's move, this week's State Fair appearance, and the lack of internet at my new house yet, I haven't had the opportunity to put together a Fun Friday Finds for Labor Day weekend!
Please forgive me, and I promise it'll be back on Monday.
Thanks for being patient with me!
- Maggie, BodiceGoddess by Maggie