Monday, August 25, 2008

Introducing Giggles N Grins

Welcome to Giggles N Grins, here you will find many things for your princess.

All of my crochet is hand crocheted with the finest, softest materials. My headbands are made with grosgrain and heat sealed to prevent fraying. Everybody loves my candy bar wrappers. They're such a fun addition to any party or event. Most of my items that are for sell are customizable, meaning you don't have to keep the color in the picture. If you would like something in a different color, please convo me & I'll see what I can do. Customer Service is my top priority!

***All proceeds made from my sells on etsy go towards our adoption fund. We are adopting from the US and can't wait to add to our family!***

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Introducing Huggy Bear Knits

I live in the country with my boys and hubby. We raise our own chickens and vegetables. I sew, knit and crochet. But I really love to knit, of the three. When the boys were little we tie dyed t-shirts with kool aid. That gravitated to yarn. Watching the colors change in the dye pots can be so amazing and unexpected. Every once in a while we'll pull out the KoolAid packs and dye a skein of yarn just so we can smell it.

I started this store in hopes other people would enjoy using the yarns and items the boys and I have so much fun creating.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


It is back to school time and the Schooling at Home Etsians are busy planning for the school year and running sales in their Etsy shops. Check them out!

Free Shipping and more. Details at Ocean Breeze.

I have a few feed sack purses on sale now! Come and see...
ginnymae/handcrafted at wit's end

To celebrate the second etsy-versary of farmgirldesigns, we are offering FREE SHIPPING to the U. S. on any item in our shop from August 13-16. Farmgirldesigns features handcrafted jewelry and pencil drawings created by farmgirls.

It is time to snag that deal that you have wanted on an apron! I am clearing out the closet so take advantage while you can. Sale is good till all the apron are gone. Don't think you can use an apron? Are you a crafter? Use an apron to keep tools, glue, tape, beads. string, whatever it is that you craft with close at hand and stop losing them under it all. Like to cook? Apron pockets are deep enough that you will not have utensils falling out. Childcare worker? Keep those things close at hand.....pacifiers, tissue, wipes. Visit craft fairs? keep your reciepts, change, pens and extra pens close at hand and still have room to store some buisness cards. And of course a waitress. It was a waitress than inspired me. Aprons are marked down to $10-$13 each. Snag one as a featured item and recieve shipping free!

Back-to-School Shipping Sale at Meggy Rose Bows, .99 shipping on all orders. No minimum order required. Custom orders included in sale. Now through August 31. Featuring many boutique style hair bows, character bows, headbands, hair clips, custom orders, bottle cap jewelry, and more.

Free shipping until September 19 at Huggy Bear Knits.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Introducing Handcrafted at Wit's End

You may ask, "What exactly is Handcrafted at Wit's End?" This is how Ginneymae answered that question on her website.

"Literally? All kinds of things. It's sort of a play on words, since I refer to my home place as Wit's End Farm and I like to, uh, handcraft stuff. My main focus is totes and purses upcycled from vintage feed, seed, sugar, flour and coffee sacks.
This is nothing new, really, as resourceful mamas were doing it many, many years before I picked up my first needle and thread. They did it out of necessity - trying to reuse/repurpose something for their household or family, often making curtains, dishtowels and clothing from empty sacks. After a while the mills got wise and started making their feed sacks fancier, with all-over prints rather than just the name of the mill and the contents. I suspect there were quite a few little girls running around with "Layer Mash" bloomers! Since my own daughters would have nothing to do with that notion, I started making purses when my feed sack collection outgrew the space I had to display them. That purse evolved into the carpetbagger version that I sell the most of today. The original kraft paper pattern has since been remade on a stencil blank so it will hold up better and because I let the sacks tell me what they want to be, I will occasionally tweak the existing patterns to come up with new and different purses. Otherwise, they get made into pillows if the design or graphics are too big or too spectacular to cram into purse form!"

If you have not visited her website yet you really should, it is an enjoyable read. Then be sure to pop on over to her Etsy shop and take a look around.

And I leave you with a little more directly from her website:

"I have gotten some great exposure in Small Town Living (a pdf file) and at Napa Farmhouse 1885. Oh, and MaryJane Butters of bought one of my carpetbaggers herself and she LOVES it! Woot!

The big news is that one of my carpetbaggers will be featured in the September 2008 issue of Country Home magazine!

The bag shown at right is the actual carpetbagger that will be in the magazine!"