Friday, November 29, 2013

WOW Wednesday... begins!

The first WOW Wednesday is starting off on a Friday.

Thanksgiving was an extra busy one this year and by the time I looked up, Wednesday (and Thursday) had passed.

This one is worth the wait though... With Thanksgiving just over and the Christmas holidays coming up, food has been on my mind.  So we’re starting off with a wonderful sampling of some yummy goodies.  Definitely feel free to click on any of these delectable looking photos to go right to their shops.

I chanced upon this beautiful cookie shop while visiting the Etsy forums.  Each of these babies is a work of art.  Teresa from Sugar Me Desserterie is certainly an artist.  ;)

My absolute favorites are these pretty snowflakes, but she’s got so many beautiful designs it’s really hard to choose.

What could be better than relaxing after a long day at work (or shopping) with a cup of this marvelous mint tea from Sparta.  
This shop is definitely a great find.  I couldn't resist ordering some of their tea and  Jehny from The Spartan Table was extremely helpful and my order arrived Very quickly.  I am definitely going back for more.

I have a real sweet tooth and caramel is one of my all time favorites; so it’s no surprise these beauties by Lisa from The Groovy Baker caught my eye.  Caramel, pecans, cinnamon and cranberries… YUM!  What a perfect holiday treat!

Hope you enjoyed reading this installment of WOW Wednesday as much as I enjoyed making it.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'd love to have you drop by again.  

Saturday, November 16, 2013

HandMade Call to Arms

Can't believe this year has gone by so fast.  It's November already!
Hope everyone has had a productive and happy year.

I saw a wonderful mention on Etsy's blog this morning geared toward making the public aware of the wonderful handmade items still on Etsy (they'd received a lot of bad press lately with all the changes to their policies).

There's been a "call to arms" from many of the handmade sellers to let the public know that we're still alive and crafting.
I'm posting the following (as are many other homemade shops) to hopefully bring folks in who still support handmade.

Here goes:  

The Holidays are quickly approaching. Before you spend precious time and gas running from store to store and fighting the crowds only to find the same selection of gift ideas everywhere you go why not spend at least a few moments visiting

Etsy is an online marketplace made up of over 850,000 independently owned and operated shops that create and sell their own handmade jewelry (like me: ArtistiKat), clothing (brand new t-shirt shop that is worthy of a peek:  WearItTees) , housewares, supplies, and personal care items as well as unusual Vintage and Antique items.

By shopping with one of these independently owned artist shops from the comfort of your home you will not only find unique gift ideas but you will be helping a small business person this season.

Definitely a win-win situation.

Hope to see you there.

Have a wonderful day.