Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Deals

ni-chern Designs - 20% off ready to ship items when you use the coupon code BFCM2012

simplypaperie - 15% off with coupon code shop2012

MeadowlandDesigns - 25% off ready to ship items with coupon code HOLIDAYSPECIAL25

indra08 - 25% off all items with coupon code HOLIDAYSALE25

Thyme2dream - Buy a Gift, Get a Gift Sale - Free Thyme2Dream Gift Card with every purchase $25 or more.  The more you buy the more you get, offer good thru December 31st, 2012.  See listings for details. 

NewleryJewelry - Free Shipping till the end of the month with code GIVETHANKS

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Reused and Re-purposed

A master crafter sees the world differently.  They see the world and the objects of everyday life in a totally unique way.  They see discarded objects - objects the rest of the world considers outdated, trash, old - and they see it's potential.  They see what it's next life will be, and mold, stitch, glue, cut, giving it new life.  


Thursday, August 16, 2012

SimplyPaperie's Back To School Giveaway

Check out SimplyPaperie's Back to School Giveaway!

She is giving away a weekly planner to one lucky winner!
Here is one of the planners! This is definitely one of my favorite designs!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

A Piece of Glazed Earth

If you have a love of handmade pottery than you need to know about Glazed Earth!  Glazed Earth pottery is unique, colorful and well crafted.  Each piece is made with care, using white earthenware clay or red earthenware clay.  Slabs are rolled to their desired thickness and then pressed with stamps, lace, doilies, handmade stamps and found objects to create the desired textures and impressions.  All glazes are food safe and each piece is one of a kind!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Say it Right with Simply Paperie

Laura Hudson is a Kansas City based graphic designer who absolutely loves paper products and designs stunning custom wedding and event invitations, as well as beautiful stationery for every need and occasion.  Laura also makes lovely small and medium sized spiral and hardbound journals.  Her complete line of paper products in her Etsy Shops at Simply Paperie (stationary and invitations) and Studio 873 KC (journals).

Friday, June 22, 2012

Maker Faire: Kansas City

Looking for a family-friendly, educational event to take the family this weekend?  Head to Union Station and attend the Maker Faire: Kansas City! This two day event is a family-friendly event to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.  It celebrates things people create themselves — from James Bond-worthy electronic gizmos to Martha Stewart-quality “slow made” foods and homemade clothes. Inspiration is ubiquitous at the festival and there are surprises around every corner for people of all ages.  Admission ticket information can be found here.

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 
9:30 am – 7 pm

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 
9:30 am – 5 pm


Friday, April 27, 2012

KCEtsy Members at Zeleny Art Fair

THIS Saturday (April 28) in Parkville, MO - KCEtsy members, Amathia Soapworks, FabTabulous, and Ni-Chern Designs, will be at the Zeleny Art Fair with other awesome handmade vendors!

Don't be shy! Stop by and say hi! We're anxiously waiting to see you and give you our best smile! ;)

Just in case if you can't see the address: 16965 NW Hwy 45, Parkville, MO 64152  (click on the address to get directions with Google Maps)

Hope to see you there!

Graduation Keepsakes from PreciousDesireables

Nikita Morrow is the amazing talent behind PreciousDesireables, a shop specializing in hand painted gifts - candle jars, glasses, keepsake photos and more.  Graduation is coming fast!  Have a beautiful custom keepsake created especially for you.  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Fab Fibers from R&B Alpaca Ranch

R and B Alpaca Ranch is a modest little alpaca farm located just 40 minutes East of Kansas City in Independence, Missouri.   They have a small herd of 25 Alpacas on their 10 acre ranch.  From this little herd, R&B Ranch offers hand spun alpaca yarn, alpaca yarn blends, alpaca roving, and more in FabFibersbyRB.

Alpaca fiber is so soft and warm. It’s easy to work with whether your spinning, knitting, crocheting or felting, and a fabulous compliment to other fiber blends.  You'll find lots of colors and combinations at FabFibersbyRB.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Custom Portraits from Linda Evans Davis

Linda Evans Davis, of Linda Evans Davis Art and Design, loves to make pretty pictures, and honor the relationships between animals and their people. No one loves us, trusts us, or forgives us as readily as our pets. They deserve to be honored.  Linda offers beautiful high quality signed prints of her original acrylic portraits on canvas in her Etsy shop.  She also does commissioned custom portraits upon request, you can contact her through her Etsy shop.  

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Reading with TheSewingMachine

The weather this Spring has called out to the porch for evening lounging with a good book and a soft blanket.  I think I need these to keep everything safe and styling don't you?

TheSewingMachine offers lots of fabric choices and styles of Kindle/Nook, iPad, iPad touch sleeves and cases for your spectacles.  

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sweet Anna Cakes:: Kansas City Wedding Cakes

Selecting the perfect wedding cake is no simple task.  But if you're in the Kansas City area, you should seriously consider having Anna Alvarez of Sweet Anna Cakes create a one of kind, handmade wedding cake for your special day. Anna works closely with her brides to create a totally unique cake that will not be duplicated.  You choose the cake, buttercream frosting or fondant covered, shape, size, decoration, etc.  

And if you are one of the first five wedding cakes booked in 2012, Anna is offering you 20% off your cake order! 

Try Anna's Sweet Confections and baked goods in person every Saturday morning at the Downtown Lee's Summit Farmer's Market.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Create a School Keepsake with AllAroundWhimsy

Can you believe the school year is nearing it's completion?  Graduation parties are starting to be planned, PTA end of the year celebrations, award recognition nights and so much more that comes with the excitement of the end of a school year.  Keep the memories of a fun-filled year of learning, friends and activities in this mini chipboard album created by AllAroundWhimsy (available in 6x6 or 5x7). Use it as a keepsake for a child, or an end of the year thank you gift for a beloved teacher, filled with pictures their students and activities from the year.  

Monday, March 12, 2012

Naturally Clean with Crimson Hill

Specializing in nature-inspired, spa-quality handmade soaps and bath, body & home luxuries, Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents offers Soaps, Body Creme, Sugar Scrubs, Perfume Oils, Kids SoapsParty Favors, Lip Balms & Tints, Gift Sets, Carpet Deodorizer, Home Fragrance Oils and much more! 

Need custom favors for a baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower, office party or any other event?  Crimson Hill specializes in creating custom party favors and would love to work with you to create something unique for your special event!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Beaded Threads

When Karen of BeadedThreads hears the words, handmade, she can't help to also think of elegance, detail and craftsmanship, and it shows in every piece offered in her Etsy Shop.  Karen designs and hand-fabricates each piece of jewelry and home accessory she sells and using glass, semiprecious stones, fiber, silver, brass or copper in her designs.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fanciful Things

Karla is the immensely talented and skilled craftsman behind Thyme2dream and Thyme2dream weddings, specializing in Fairy and Elven jewelry for everyday and special fantasy, medieval and renaissance occasions.  The unique and unusual handcrafted items ~ ear cuffs, bohemian wraps (ear wraps), arm cuffs, tiaras, circlets, hair vines, combs & twirls, rainbows and other fairy accouterments ~ found in Thyme2dream are enjoyed by Fae & Elven folk everywhere! {But we have it on good authority that mortals really like them too!} 

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Inspired by the colors in this gorgeous pillowcase from TinyStitches, pictured top left, kisforkitty, showcases a collection of red, hot pink and avocado green items from Kansas City Etsy Team Member Shops.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spinning a Yarn

Christine of TreasureGoddess, is known by her day job co-workers as the Crazy Yarn Lady.  A compliment for sure, if you've seen or had the pleasure of working with her high quality handspun art yarn.  She also shares knitting patterns and spinning fibers for your creative adventures. It might also have something to do with the fact that knitting, spinning and dying have taken over a great part of her life, including her back porch, which serves as a pretty sweet dye lab!

Turquoise handspun superwash merino wool yarn bulky thread plied 2 ply thick & thin.

Handspun Thick and Thin Art Yarn thread plied Twilight Colorway 69 yards.