Friday, August 31, 2018

I've Been Blogged

by Zen Cat Pottery

August 31, 2018

Christmas in July has a FABULOUS blog and I have recently been featured in a few posts, along with some other wonderful Etsy shop owners.  According to their website, "Christmas in July is an Etsy community driven event that will be held July 2019."  But they help "get the word out" about FABULOUS Etsy shops all year round!

Feature 1:

Red Pear – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018 

by Michelle of Evies Tool Emporium features my Deep Red Pear Yarn Bowl!  This fabulous yarn bowl is a great gift for any knitter, including yourself! It is hand-made on a pottery wheel, and fired twice. It is a delicious, earthy “red pear” color with a bit of blue towards the top. All materials are non-toxic, lead-free, and food safe. It is dishwasher-safe, as well.

In her post, Michelle explains that "one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Red Pear."  I happen to think it is also a great color for winter and the holiday season!  So fill your home with some red pear items this fall and keep them around through Christmas!    Items in this color also make fabulous gifts this year!
With that in mind, some other gift and decor items recommended by Michelle follow.  You can read her entire post here.  



Feature 2:

by Mairi of Mairi Design features my Large Forest Animal Mug, which is a great gift for anyone who loves the outdoors:  forests, mountains, camping, hunting, fishing, etc.
Other fabulous Etsy sellers featured in this post, include:  


Feature 3:

International Friendship Day: August 5th, 2018 by Mairi of Mairi Design features my "I Love You to the Moon and Back" Necklace.  At less than $15.00, this necklace is a wonderful gift for your BFF or any friend, that they'll wear all year 'round!


Other great items featured in this post include:


So, start your holiday shopping early and go check out all these fabulous Etsy sellers!

And don't forget to follow me on social media:

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Thinking Ahead!

by Margie Sarrao of Zen Cat Pottery Plus

It's July 21.
It's 90*F (33*C) outside.
It's than a month before school starts.

AND, as a maker, I'm thinking of Fall and Christmas!

I am mostly making ornaments for your holiday tree, but I just ordered a few fall acorn charms to make some Fall jewelry with.  So, I don't have much to show you, but, I was browsing Etsy, and there are some fantastic handmade Fall hats out there for your whole family!

Remember, when you buy handmade on Etsy:
*  you supports small crafts men and women from around the world. 
*  you are supporting the environment because mass production and factories are not used.
*  you are buying an item that is worth more because people value handmade items more than mass produced items.
*  you are helping the community in which the item is made.

So, take a gander at what I found!

This hand crocheted baby hat would be a thoughtful gift! by Knit Crochetby Marina

This women's straw hat is perfect for the farmers market, visiting the pumpkin patch or a Fall wedding! by Isabellas Hats and Bows

Just a fabulous Fall cap for men! by AD Leather Co

Purple and orange are perfect Fall colors for your little miss! Available in sizes 3-12 years. by Lani Bell Boutique

And for your little man: This beanie/cowl set comes in sizes 1-8+ years. by Hanzoor

If a wooden bow tie is not your man's "thing," how 'bout a wooden brim? by Austra Wear

This sweet 'lil baby beanie is perfect for mild falls! by Peace Love and Paisley

This denim bucket hat is perfect for any toddler. by Sew Vintage Susan

A wonderful lightweight Fall option for your daughter, granddaughter, or niece! by Think Butterflies Etsy

And we can't forget Fido and Felix!

To Scarborough Fair
Bella Loves Alex
Pawsome Crochet

Or, if you prefer to sew, knit or crochet your own hat, check out the one-of-a-kind patterns on Etsy.
Some of my faves:

The Velvet Acor
Indie Fiber Art

Cutie Geek Hats

Miss Niss Designs
Moxie Lace
Pink Avenger
Felt Soap Good
Elsewhere Millinery

There's lot's of jewelry PERFECT for fall at Fun 'N Fiber, such as:

Tribal Arrow Necklace

Druzy Arrowhead Wrap Bracelet  
Stone Angel/Dragon Wing Necklace in Fall Colors


And finally, a funny fall hat for any adult who enjoys explicit humor:

Warning:  Sexually Explicit Material Follows.  Do NOT scroll down if you do not wish to see this mating deers hat.


A funny one for the adult man or woman in your life! Theyve got this in a bunch of different colors, so browse their shop. by Razels

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