Saturday, April 30, 2011

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things by VABeachQuilter

VABeach Quilter has been a master quilter for the past 12 years. She's been honored to have made a number of quilts for local MLB (Major League Baseball) players BJ and Justin Upton, Michael Cuddyer, and their families. She's also had a custom ordered quilt mentioned in an article by Seth Livingstone, reporter for USA Today Sports. "To relax, at night, I like to work with wool and cross-stitch," she states. Below is just a sampling of the many artisan creations in her Artfire shop.

Civil War Log Cabin Quilt

Noah's Ark Baby Toddler Quilt

Fiddle-de-Sticks Lap Quilt

All of Kim's items ship for no charge in the continental U.S. She's also having a sale - 10% off all items when using the coupon SPRING at checkout.

Kim has also curated a wonderful Artfire Collection entitled "These Are a Few of My Favorite Things." This collection features handmade items from the Shops with Less Sales guild. "A collection of some of my fav items from the "Shops With Less Sales guild," she states. And I couldn't agree more!

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things Artfire Collection

Monday, April 25, 2011

In Need of a Little Brightness! by CraftsbyKeri

KeriMae of CraftsbyKeri is a multi-talented artisan. She handcrafts wonderful, colorful hair clips, amigurumi, crochet, playfood, needle felted ornaments/decorations, sock dolls and many other treasures. CraftsbyKeri is brimming with brightly colored spring and summer items. Her shop is a delight to see!

Hand Felted Daffodil Brooch

Crochet Tunsian Coin Purse w/Tulips

Hand Felted Butterfly Brooch Pin

Right now CraftsbyKeri is offering 50% off her pretty, handmade flower hair clips, just in time for spring!

Daisy Wool Hair Clip

CraftsbyKeri has created another wonderful Artfire Collection entitled, "In Need of a Little Brightness." If you love oranges and russets, you will love every item she's selected! Featured artisans are, from L to R, First row: Signs of Elegance, Too Fancy, Ultramarine, KeriMae. Second row: Cornelias Creative Corner, Aussen Wolf Designs, PhotoStudio311, Zoomgraphik. Third row: Judy Cogo Designs, SpiritGirl Jewelry and Art, VABeach Quilter, and Desert Wind Design.

In Need of a Little Brightness! Artfire Collection

Friday, April 22, 2011

Gifts for Mothers Day by Judy Cogo Designs

A wonderful Canadian jewelry artisan from is Judy from Judy Cogo Designs. Living in a small community north of Toronto, Judy is very talented in the art of wire wrapping, crocheting, and fine jewelery fabrication.

"I design and make custom jewelery for any occasion such as everyday wear, formal affairs and special occasions like weddings and graduations," she states. "My creations are made using either semi-precious gemstones, bead crochet, wire wrapping and other materials to obtain stunning pieces." And stunning they are!

Blue Sapphire Faceted Gemstone Chandelier Earrings
Freshwater Pearl Earrings
Handmade Crochet Bead Rope Blue Necklace

Judy has also curated a wonderful Artfire Collection entitled "Gifts for Mother's Day." The items in this collection are handcrafted by members of the Guild, Shops with Less Sales. Take a look, you may find something special for your Mom, or for you!

Featured artisans are, from L to R, First row: VABeach Quilter, Too Fancy, KeriMae, Signs of Elegance. Second row: SpiritGirl Jewelry and Art, Judy Cogo Designs, Aussen Wolf Designs, Too Fancy. Third row: Signs of Elegance, SpiritGirl Jewelry and Art, Desert Wind Designs, and VABeach Quilter.

Gifts for Mother's Day

Monday, April 18, 2011

Desert Wind Designs New Artfire Collection

Desert Wind Designs is a wonderful shop that can be found on This artisan is a true artist when it comes to creating in polymer clay. "I sell handcrafted jewelry and accessories. Most of my design are primarily polymer clay," she states. "I also do free-form bead weaving and some metal work in copper and occasionally sterling silver."

Green and Copper Colored Pendant

Tree Pendant on Steel Choker

It's really hard to believe that these jewelry designs are fabricated in clay! The artist's work proves that clay is not for kids! The one below is my favorite!

Earthy Sunflower Pendant

Desert Wind Designs is the curator of an awesome Artfire Collection entitled "Earthy and Blue." "A collection of wonderful blue and earthy colored items from members of the guild, "Shops With Less Sales."

Featured artisans include, from L to R, First row: VABeach Quilter, Too Fancy, Spirit Girl Jewelry and Art, Aussen Wolf Designs. Second Row: Judy Cogo Designs, Too Fancy, KeriMae, Judy Cogo Designs. Third row: Aussen Wolf Designs, VABeach Quilter, Signs of Elegance, and Spirit Girl Jewelry and Art.

Earthy and Blue Artfire Collection

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Gift Arfire Collection from KeriMae

KeriMae of Crafts by Keri on is an artisan who hand felts many wonderful items. She has numerous items ready to go for Easter, such as bunnies, easter eggs, butterflies, flowers, and birds to name just a few. It's hard to pick a favorite, maybe the pink bunny or her baby harp seal!

Bunny Rabbit by KeriMae

Miniature Blue Bird by KeriMae

Baby Harp Seal by KeriMae

KeriMae's also been busy curating the wonderful collection entitled "Easter = Family." "Some fabulous gifts for the ones you love this Easter," she states. Featured artisans are, from L to R, First row: Signs of Elegance, Suzanna Originals, Forget Me Not Soap Shop, Jewelz Creatives. Second row: Desert Wind Designs, Boreal Designs, Judy Cogo Designs, Zoom Graphik. Third row: SpiritGirl Jewelry and Art, Too Fancy, Northern Girl Jewelry, and Aussen Wolf Designs.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Etsy Treasury by Warm Weenies

Many thanks go out to Etsy artisan Warm Weenies (she knits sweaters for dachshunds) for curating this wonderful treasury on Entitled "Green Grass vs. White Snow," this great treasury has items in beautiful green colors and tones. "Hey Michigan! Wake up, it's time for Spring!" the curator states.

Featured artisans are, from L to R, First row: soperk, Mosslove, dandelion lady, glb creations. Second row: Willew Creations, Celtic Cat Photos, jeannette jed, SpiritGirl Jewelry. Third row: T Surfer, Sew Creepy Confections, Relove Designs, Clever Crafter. Fourth row: Bodybalm, Mel Joy Creations, and handsewnbyme. *For items that have already sold, contact the artisan shop for custom orders or recent listings.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Artfire Collection, Plus Free Jewelry Giveaway

An exciting, new Artfire Collection is curated by Signs of Elegance on It's entitled "Over the River and Through the Woods." As the curator states, she's "Showcasing the critters and colors of rivers and woods....these lovely items from members of the "Shops With Less Sales Guild!." My shop is the featured shop this week Stop by for a chance to win a free jewelry gift, valued at $15. You don't have to register, just leave a comment. The more you comment, the better your chances to win!

Features artisans are, from L to R, First row: SpiritGirl Jewelry and Art, Desert Wind Designs, Keri Mae, VA Beach Quilter. Second row: Desert Wind Designs, Too Fancy, Aussen Wolf Designs, Judy Cogo Designs. Third row: Judy Cogo Designs, Keri Mae, Too Fancy, and SpiritGirl Jewelry and Art.