Monday, December 31, 2012

Fun End-of-the-Year Finds

By Maggie Schultz ~ BodiceGoddess by Maggie

Thanks for being patient with me, folks - and have a happy new year!



Featured HandmadeMN Artists:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fun Friday Finds -- The longest night

By Sharon Parker
Arty Didact

The stars are lingering; the moon is waxing; the ancient celestial mysteries invite us to savor our vast and wondrous universe, on this longest night of the year.

And it's a Friday. So we found some evocative handmade objects from Minnesota Etsy shops to celebrate the winter solstice.

Enjoy the darkness. It won't last.

Cheers!


(Click on the image to view the treasury in Etsy.)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

HandmadeMN Giveaway ~ Grandma Said Sew

by Monique Parent, Glass Garden Designs

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

This week's giveaway is from Patti of Grandma Said SewShe is giving away this wonderful quilt pattern.
Follow this wallhanging pattern to learn a new and unique technique to create a wonderful work of art. Quick and Easy! Great pattern to work with. The colored fabrics of this quilted wall hanging are fused to a layer of black fabric, which then shows from underneath between the colored fabrics, and appears to be the "lead line" for a stained glass quilt. The matching stitches that finish the raw edges of the fused project serve as the quilting for the project as well. This design is quick and easy to construct. Measures approx. 32" x 44" finished.

Open to US Only.

Contest ends Saturday, December 29th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

How to Enter:
Visit Grandma Said Sew, 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 you include your email address
              so we have a way to contact the winner!

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 this 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 Grandma Said Sew. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here.

8. Follow Grandma Said Sew on Twitter.  Comment back here with your Twitter link. Existing followers just leave your Twitter link here.

Contest ends Saturday, December 29th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org.

Good luck!
HandmadeMN members are not eligible to win.

Friday, December 14, 2012

HandmadeMN Fun Friday Finds ~ Winter Wonderland

By Mara Olden of Dragonfly Adornments

It's finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in Minnesota! Check out some of these fantastic handmade items, created right here in Minnesota.
(Click on the image to view the treasury on Etsy.)

Vandalia Street PressMaren MisnerCindy Lindgreneast ashley studio
Adorned7SbdesignNora AliceFaith Soaps And Love
Bebe K StudiotinyhandsTwistmoNiko And Lily
Western Art GlassPainted Fish StudioLiz WesterhausBathNBeads

Sunday, December 9, 2012

HandmadeMN Giveaway ~ Margaret Mousley Designs

By Mara Olden of Dragonfly Adornments


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

This week's giveaway is from Margaret of Margaret Mousley Designs. She is giving away these cute, cuddly Sleevies.

Margaret calls these finger-less gloves Sleevies. Bring a boho-style to your winter wardrobe with these cool gloves. They are soft and cozy and perfect for keeping your wrists warm and the snow out. They can be worn for work or play.
Open to US and International (some counties may not apply). 
Please remember to include your email address
so we have a way to contact the winner!

How to Enter: Visit Margaret Mousley, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments) Make sure you include your email address so we have a way to contact the winner! 

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 by including your email address). 

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 this 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 Margaret Mousley. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here. 

Contest ends Saturday, December 22nd, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org. 

Good luck! 
HandmadeMN members not eligible to win.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fun Friday Finds ~ Gift Guide for the Menfolk

By Maggie Schultz ~ BodiceGoddess by Maggie

Because guys, let's face it, you're impossible to shop for sometimes.


Featured HandmadeMN Artists:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Challenge - My Inspiration

by Lori Lee Sampson
Twistmo Wall Decals & Starglow Studio Pet Art

This month's challenge theme is My Inspiration...

Check out the great entries below, then scroll all the way
to the bottom to vote for your favorite!
Voting ENDS at midnight on DECEMBER 15th.


Vote For Your Favorite Now!

HandmadeMN Giveaway ~ Volomortuus


By Mara Olden of Dragonfly Adornments

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

This week's giveaway is from Elizabeth Belz of Volomortuus. She is giving away this beautiful single ply wool and mohair yarn.
This a single ply yarn with a variety of pretty colors spun in a thick and thin fashion. It is one giant ball of fuzz!! It is strong and will not just fall apart like most singles will do. It is a wool and mohair blend spun with commercially made mohair yarn. The colors were influenced by a photo that Elizabeth took while traveling to Vietnam in 2008. Ingredients:  Wool, mohair, bamboo silk, commercially spun mohair. It's 2.8 Ounces, has a wpi of 3-9 and is approximately 71-plus yards
Open to US and International. 
Please remember to include your email address
so we have a way to contact the winner!

How to Enter: Visit Volomortuus, pick your favorite item and leave a comment on this post about it. (Scroll to bottom of post and click on Comments) Make sure you include your email address so we have a way to contact the winner! 

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 by including your email address). 

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 this 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 Volomortuus. Comment back here with your Facebook name. Existing fans just leave your Facebook name here. 

Contest ends Saturday, December 15th, at 12:00 noon Central. One winner will be chosen by Random.org. 

Good luck! 
HandmadeMN members not eligible to win.