Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday's Favorites - Handmade For Life Artists

Some of my favorite "Handmade" Artists and Crafters just happen to be Artists for Life. They support the Handmade for Life blog and most are part of a Handmade for Life Team or HFL for short, on Etsy.com. I have chosen sixteen favorites from among the work of many,many more HFL artists and crafters. My selections all seemed to be neutrals or fall inspired, I thought I was still deeply in summer mode since it's still in the hight 90's and low 100's here in NW Georgia. Apparently, my inner clock knows that we are rapidly moving toward those cooler temperatures and influenced my selections! Hope you enjoy!


Rustic Nail Wall Cross (I AM)
From TotallyCrosses.Etsy.com OR TotallyCrosses.com
Rustic Nail Wall Cross I AM 7 3/4" x 4 1/4" $40.00
TC Cunningham of Totally Crosses is a brilliant artist. I own one of her
beautiful crosses and it is among my most prized possessions.
They make perfect gifts and come in all sizes and designs. 


Oriental Green Vintage Button Pendant with Organza Ribbon Necklace
The PaperButton.Etsy.com
Oriental Green Vintage Button Pendant  $30.00
You really should visit The Paper Button and see all of the great
jewelry, buttons and other great items for sale there. I love this
beautiful pendant. Don't You?

This pretty buckskin mare reminds me of Dale Evans horse - Buttermilk - Sugar is a 5 x 7 inch print of my original watercolor painting
From Tapestry316.etsy.com
5x7 Print of a Watercolor Painting of a Pretty Buckskin Horse $8.00
Kathleen is a dear friend and wonderful artist. I am pleased to
be an owner of one of her great little ACEOs and have my eye
on many more of her farm life inspired works of art. 



Try ANY 10 Samples of Mineral Makeup - Eyeshadow, 3-in-1, Foundation, Veil, Blush - You Choose - Free Shipping
From MummMumsCrafts.etsy.com
Samples of Any 10 Mineral Foundation, Eye Shadow, 3-in-1, Veil or Blush $10.00
Do you love mineral make-up? Now that I use MummMums, I do too!. Lucy, the
genius who creates these amazing beauty products has super sensitive skin and
couldn't find any commercially produced products that were gentle enough.
So, what did she do? She created her own line. This sample pack is the
perfect choice to try her wonderful products. These little jars go a long way too,
so, if  you already love MummMums, this would be a great way to
stock up on lots of eye shadow colors and different blush shades!


WORDZ FROM THE HEART SNIPPET - PRAY - Stitched From Vintage Quilt
From WordzOfLife.Etsy.com
Words from the Heart "Pray" Snippet $5.00
I love these little snippets for Wordz of Life. They are made from
vintage quilt pieces. The perfect little gift to give for any occasion.
Jeanette makes custom orders too, so you can have someone's name
 or your own faith inspired words stitched onto your own little snippet.
You might remember my post about my Project with Wordz snippets.




Foaming Bath Whip with Almond and Grapeseed Oils - You Choose the Scent
From LusciousLathers.etsy.com
Foaming Bath Whip with Almond and Grape Seed $10.00
How I love the wonderful soaps from LusciousLathers and cannot wait
to try her wonderful foaming Bath Whip...Doesn't it look lucsious? Hmmm,
maybe that's how Diane came up with the name for her wonderful soaps!
My granddaughter fell in love with her hand soaps and refuses to use the "stuff"
in the dispenser anyore...she is quite the princess and knows quality and
gentleness when she feels it on her skin!


Wedding Sign JUST MARRIED 20X9 OVER 100 DESIGNS IN OUR STORE Handpainted and Handmade
From FamilyAttic.Etsy.com
Wedding Sign "Just Married  $39.95
I have been drooling over the wonderful signs at Family Attic for quite a while
now. Know someone who is getting married? She has the perfect signs
to use at the wedding or for gifts for the bride and groom.  


The Door is Open original OOAK mixed media art collage

From DiaImage.Etsy.com
Art Collage OOAK, The Door is Open,Original $50.00
I have to say that I do not know the owner of Dialmage but I love her work.
This scripture inspired piece really caught my eye. I love all of the
materials used to create a wonderful piece of art. 


GOD BLESS YOU--Beautiful greens and glitter with butterfly and leaf
From AbbasGirl.Etsy.com
God Bless You Plaque, Hand Adorned $13.00
I could spend all day talking about the wonderful person who is the
artist behind this beautiful piece. A dedicated woman of Christian faith,
Catherine always amazes me with her wonderful faith-inspired jewelry,
plaques, magnets and other beautifully made and high quality treasures.
I am the proud owner of one of  those treasures and love it! 



Bible Cover In Gray With Embroidered Scripture Proverbs 16-9
From CarryTheWord.etsy.com
Bible Cover in Gray $30.00
Are you looking for the perfect Bible cover? Well, if you don't find
what you're looking for at CarryTheWord,  excuse me for saying so, but
there must be somthing wrong with you. j.k. But seriously, this
shop has a Bible Cover for everyone...with many verses to
from which to choose. There's even a camo fabric cover for that
very  masculine, man's man in your life! Love this gray with with
wisdom from Proverbs!


Lampwork Raku Drama necklace
From Carol.Artfire.com
Lampwork Raku Drama Necklace $10.00
I know Carol from her days on Etsy. She's moved over to Arfire now and I am
so happy I found her again. She makes the most beautiful lampwork beads and
jewelry.  I fell in love with this beautiful necklace which will be just
perfect to dress up a sweater and pair of jeans this fall.






BizzieLizzie Shoulder Sling - Khaki Twill and Red Stripes
From BizzieLizzie.etsy.com
Shoulder Sling Khaki Twill with Red Stripes  $45.00
I own my very own BizzieLizzie bag and I love it! You will be amazed at
the variety of fabrics used for these wonderful bags and the quality of
workmanship. I really love this sling and you have to go check
out the inside...red stripes! Fabulous!



10 x 6mm Rust, Green and Golden Natural Smooth Rhyolite Rondelle Beads - 12 Pieces
From BeadFrenZ.etsy.com
Smooth 10x6mm Rhyolite Rondell Beads in Rust, Green and Golden 12 Count $2.10
Don't these beads just scream, "Autumn"?  I love these beautiful,
natural colors. I'm not a jewelry maker but I am seriously considering
trying my hand at making a necklace with these beauties. 






Customized Digital Wedding / Personal Monograms - can be used for stickers, cards, invites, etc.
From BBDesignsCo.etsy.com
Customized Digital Monograms for Weddings/Personal $7.50
I guess I picked these wonderful Wedding Monograms because my
dear niece is getting married this fall and I thought of her when I saw them.
Wouldn't these be great to stick on a gift for the bridesmaids and groomsmen?
I really love the design of the one in the lower, right hand corner. These are
just a tiny sample of the gorgeous designs you will find at this shop.




knit boutique toddler earflap hat, 18 months to 4T - coconut with papaya, fern, and aqua stripes

From BaruchsLullaby.etsy.com
Knit Boutique Toddler Ear Flap Hat $29.00
Shannon of Baruch's is a wonderful craftswoman and a dedicated and loving
Christian. Her baby and toddler hats are so pretty and although I can't say it
first hand, I have been told that the quality is excellent. Pefect gift for
a mother-to-be or that sweet little girl or boy in your life.

Half Inch Scale Hacienda Mexican Dollhouse
From AdobeDollHouse.Etsy.com
One Half Inch Scale Hacienda Mexican Dollhouse $65.00
I know absolutely nothing about the artist who makes these
fabulous doll houses but I'm planning to find out! I am
simply enchanted by these beautiful and unusual adobe
doll houses.  Am I too old to play with dolls?
I don't think so...! Can you imagine how fun it would be
to furnish this beauty...tiny little Native American rugs and
pottery...I can!




Well,graceful readers, I hope you will check out all the HFL shops featured 
here today. I also hope you will visit the Handmade For Life Blog and
maybe sign up to be a follower.  
I still need to update my Favorites  page with all my selections.There
will be sixteen more favorites on there later today. Hope you will
stop back by and see those too.


Have a great Thursday...see you tomorrow, I hope, for Fingerprint Friday!


Correction: Some of Carol's Creations can still be found on Etsy at CarolsGlassCreations

10 comments:

  1. These are some of my very favorite people and artists and some I'm not as familiar with yet, but can't wait to be! Thanks for showcasing them. Now, I have to go browse some shops...

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  2. I love the items (and artists!) you featured! Thanks so much for including me and promoting our team!

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  3. Thanks so much for including my Oriental Green Pendant Necklace among your favorites! I am honored...

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  4. Such a wonderful team! Great post Vicki! Thank you!!

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  5. Thank you for the feature Dear Vicki! I L*O*V*E those adobe houses, and am adding them to my "wish list" :o)
    xoxox, Daff

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  6. I started out liking one thing and than another and another! Hard to choose!
    I will check out the blog, thanks Vicki.
    Love Di ♥

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  7. Vicki thank you so much for including my "Door is Open" in the post. I'm honored!

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  8. What a wonderful feature! Thanks for including me =) I, too, am honored to be included with these other great artists who promote Life!

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  9. Awwww - DELIGHTED to be a part of this blog! Fantastic picks Vicki! Yes - promoting Life - no better thing to promote!!

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  10. Wow, I'm a little late in seeing the Thursday Blog post, but am thrilled that I was included along with these other wonderful friends. Thank you Vicki.

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