The interest hasn’t been as high as we had hoped in order to post bi-weekly. If you decide you would like to be featured, please sus the necessary information (which can be found here) and we will post it. It’s great to get your some visibility! We hope to ear from you! Happy handmaking!
Hello fellow handmade art lovers! We realize we have been on a bit of a hiatus from this blog. But fear not, we’re back! The plan is to feature 2 stores a week! One on Tuesdays and one. Additionally, if we have any guest bloggers they will be featured on Mondays. Please refer to ourfor more information on how to bece a featured store. If you are interested in being a guest blogger please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! We hope to start in the next week or t
Handmade Monday has arrived. A day to celebrate handmade art and support your local and global handmade artists. Please consider making a purchase today! Whether it be for yourself, your family, or your friends, handmade art is sure to put a smile on your face!
As promised, we are sharing some deals going on today:
YouFascinateMeSo – 15% off everything (excludes bridal), free domestic shipping on all sales over $30 (code: Free30)
Freckle Dots – 1 25% off coupon for each quilt size (4 coupons only) – first come, first serve
Please leave a comment and share your Handmade Monday sale!
With Handmade Monday approaching fast (November 25th), we’ll be putting a little handmade touch on the blog for the next week or two! Guest bloggers will be featured, sharing what they love about handmade and letting their creativity shine. Starting Monday, the team leaders of the All Handmade By ME Team will be taking over the blog! And be sure to check in on Handmade Monday for a list of some of the specials that shop owners are running in honor of the occasion. Handmade Monday offers a perfect opportunity for some early shopping before the holidays get in full swing this Thanksgiving. Don’t forget that Small Business Saturday follows on November 30th!
So what are Handmade Monday and Small Business Saturday? Check out the posting by our very on Stephanie on her blog The Astral Charm to learn more!
*If you are a member of the All Handmade By ME Team and would like to be featured in this blog (to share a Handmade Monday promo or for a shop feature) please email us at email@example.com. Refer to this post for more information if you want a shop feature!
Today’s featured shop is Melgarita, started by Mel in June of 2013. Known for her party famous margaritas, her nickname stuck and became her shop name. Mel designs, sews, and sells handmade purses, clutches, and bags. While she isn’t afraid to stray from her favorite designs, her true passion is her handmade purses, clutches, and bags. A firefighter from Atlanta, Mel now lives with her husband in Parker, Colorado. (the two got married Oct. 27, 2012 – happy belated anniversary!) After the move, Mel wasn’t sure she was fit for the fire service and turned to her hobby. What started out as making a diaper bag for a new mom and other gifts for family turned into her shop and business! But sewing isn’t new to Mel, she once sewed industrial harnesses and equipment for firefighters and rescue personnel. Graced with a large industrial machine, Mel can use heavier materials for her purses such as leather. “What girl can resist a a great pair of shoes and new leather handbag? Now I get to make the art I like to wear!“
Today is 11/12/13! And it is also time for another featured shop! Today we bring you Artsy Clay by Judy in Asheville, North Carolina. Judy creates whimsical clay jewelry, ornaments, and more! From a creative family, Judy learned the joy of brightening other people’s lives with handmade gifts from her mother. “[My mother] was my role model: she was still crocheting and giving away beautiful baby blankets up to her last days at age 87.” The passion for creating is still with Judy as she has been creating all sorts of things out of polymer clay since 1997. And she’s passing the creative legacy along. Just this Mother’s Day, Judy’s granddaughter Megan made necklaces for the women of the family.
“I love handmade art because you can find such unique things that come from people’s imaginations and have “heart.” Things that are handmade with love and care will last and become keepsakes to hand down to the next generation.“
Artsy Clay started on Etsy in 2006 after encouragement from Judy’s friends and family. She finds the possibilities of polymer clay to be endless. Learning from classes, books, and online tutorials mixed with some playing and experimenting, Judy sells all sorts of polymer clay creations made with passion. And, she encourages custom orders.
What does Judy love most in her shop? Her cat jewelry and ornaments.
Check out this cat pendant.
A perfect gift for your cat loving friend or yourself! Check out Judy’s Etsy shop Artsy Clay for more adorable pendants and clay ornaments just in time for the holiday season!
Today’s featured store is run by Stephanie in Mesa, Arizona. Her store, The Astral Charm features handmade, personally designed jewelry created just for you! As 23 year old mother of two college graduate (AA), she’s working on her Bachelors and Masters in Social Work while running her Etsy shop.
“I love handmade art because of the personality and character that comes with every piece. Handmade is special in that handmade items really compliment your own unique personality. I make jewelry and love my earrings. I try to reach out to women of all ages, and I believe that jewelry should be unique, fun, and a little quirky no matter how old you are!”
Stephanie loves putting her own special touch on all of her art. An avid scrapbooker and paper art lover, she even makes her own earring cards to specialize your purchase even more. And while she’s not busy creating her gorgeous jewelry, she helps run the All Handmade By ME Team.
“I love being a leader of the All Handmade by ME team because it really gives a sense of purpose (besides being a mom of course!) and that I like helping the team whether it’s answering questions on the forums, or pinning items to our ever growing pinterest. There are always ideas going through my head on how to keep our awesome team interested and engaged, and it’s exciting that I have the ability to put those thoughts in action!”
And just in time for the holidays, Stephanie would love to share her Rose Hair Bobby Pin with you.
A gorgeous gift for friends, family, or yourself! Spice up your hairdo for that holiday party with her handmade bobby pin piece! Stephanie has all sorts of fun and unique handmade jewelry just waiting for you! Head on over to her Etsy store and check it out!