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All Things Handmade -- Post your links!
November 30, 2009
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I went to a craft sale last week and a lady was selling paper bag albums for 40 up.  They were heavily embellished for all the holidays, some spelled out Father etc.  They were beautiful but I could not bring myself to pay 40 for one.  If you go online you can find them.  They are so economical to make and beautiful.  You can decorate anyway you want to. 

Scrapbookie.com has one.  I found a video of one too.  There are several ways to make them.  You can use the lunch sacs or colored one frome the craft store and decorate and embellish any way you want to.  This lady used cardboard cut outs of the letters like Father so it fanned out the name.  A great idea. 

November 30, 2009
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I've seen these, jane, they are just way cute.

I wouldn't be able to bring myself to pay $40 for one, probly, because I know I could make that…….but many people who aren't crafty will and do.  Nothing against those that do.  We have to support the handcrafters!

Here's a site I have bookmarked for them!  (I have many bookmarks of “Things to Do”  Smile)

http://www.scrapbook-crazy.com/scrapbook-album-instructions.html

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November 30, 2009
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This is a great site.  Thanks for posting it.  Lots of great ideas here.  Once you get the bags together, it is easy to decorate the pages. 

December 2, 2009
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I'm a craft junkie, but i'm trying to start a real business. so while i've been making things for years for family and friends, i want to clear out my stock of crafts. with four kids and a part-time job, i need the space and i have no more time right now!

so i've started 2 etsy shops; one for jewelry and one for random things.

i've looked at everyone's shop and the quality is just amazing! beautiful stuff. i can hardly visit etsy without buying something…it's better than any store or mall!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RocksThatRock

http://www.etsy.com/shop/funkyfunctional

December 2, 2009
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jane said:This is a great site.  Thanks for posting it.  Lots of great ideas here.  Once you get the bags together, it is easy to decorate the pages. 



A friend mentioned that the brogn paper bag albums would be good decorated for the kitchen with recipes stuffed in the pockets – mabye with some cookies for a gift.
December 2, 2009
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A very good idea, jane!  Oh my head is hurting!  Too many things in there that I want to do!  heehee

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December 13, 2009
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Runningtrails - Sheryl
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Indoor grapevine wreaths:

http://providence-acres.blogspot.com/

Everyone's stuff is just beautiful!

I like those stones too, Chickypez! Beautiful pendants there!

I have an Etsy account but have not used it yet. Maybe I will. Is there a lot of traffic and do people really buy stuff form there?

I make beaded lanyards, eyeglass chains and key chains and am looking for a place to sell them. I make jewelry too, but just custom stuff. I make the beads as well to match the outfit.

I am always looking for a place to sell soap and art. EBay has been pretty good for selling the artwork. I haven't posted anything else on there.

Sheryl - sherylgallant.blogspot.com - providence-acres.blogspot.com

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December 13, 2009
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Good Morning! 

Sheryl – a new sight which is very much like Etsy is TrendyIndie.com.  This was started by the daughter of a friend of mine and I think it will be as big as Etsy before long but it is way cheaper to sign up with no % of sales being taken so you and others may want to check it out.  Plus – there are lots of things to look at while you are there.

I love your elephant painting – you have such beautiful talent.

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January 6, 2010
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Hey Grace!  Welcome to the forum!  Be sure to go to the introductions thread and tell us about yourself!

Located in N.E. Ohio

January 20, 2010
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I love the idea for the paper bag scrapbooks. My daughter-in-law hosted a Paper bag scrapbook party at her house last weekend.( After I told her what I had seen here!!!)
 She supplied glue and bags and stuff to munch on. We brought paper and embellisments. It was a lot of fun and we plan to have another one. We didn't finish it in one evening….but we got a good start and lots of ideas…When mine is a little farther along, I'll try to post some pics. It really is fun and easy!!!!

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January 22, 2010
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Mrngrly said:

“Here are some things you will find in my Etsy shop –

Vintage Clothing, Aprons, Linens, Jewelry, Sewing Notions and other unique Accessories.
Stitched and Hand Crocheted Doll Outfits – I use my own patterns to sew for the Helen Kish dolls, Bleuette, and miniature antique bisque doll house dolls. I love using the different threads, yarns and silk ribbons to create one-of-a-kind outfits.
Totes & Pillows made from Vintage Textiles – Sewing Fabric, Fat Quarters, Buttons, Laces & Trims – Quilt Patterns & Books and More!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrnglry

Thanks for visiting!

Grace”

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January 23, 2010
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Here's my Etsy shop:  http://www.thistlewoodmanor.etsy.com.  I sell patchwork quilts and pillows, aprons, tote bags, purses, and other odds and ends.

January 23, 2010
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thistlewoodmanor said:Here's my Etsy shop:  http://www.thistlewoodmanor.etsy.com.  I sell patchwork quilts and pillows, aprons, tote bags, purses, and other odds and ends.


Gorgeous embroidery. I'm jealous. I used to love to do things like that, but my hands don't cooperate anymore.

~Many of you have forgotten this truth but you must never forget it. You remain responsible, forever, for that which you tame.~Antoine de Saint-Exupéryn

February 9, 2010
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Hello I'm a basket weaver, quilter, sewing.  I have been selling at art fairs, and craft show for around 17 years, and just started selling on line a few years ago.  Having a lot of fun learning how to use the computer.  I never turn one on till my kids joined the army and this was the only way to keep intouch with them.  If  you have time please visit me at the following places.

http://basketsbyrose.com

Have a great and wonderful day

Rose

February 19, 2010
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Rose H
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I 'discovered' this site when I was searching to see what plarn is.

http://diyfashion.about.com/od/crochetsupplies/ss/Make_Plarn_4.htm

I thought that it may be useful for some of the crafters on the forum.

If it's got tyres or testicles it's trouble.

http://secondhrose.blogspot.com

February 19, 2010
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Rose H
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Sorry, should have said there's lots of ideas if you scroll down the page.

If it's got tyres or testicles it's trouble.

http://secondhrose.blogspot.com

February 20, 2010
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Oh, good heavens, Rose, thanks for the link. My daughter has a paper route and those blue plastic bags are floating everywhere about my house. I try to think of a way to at least use them before I toss them but there is only so much dog poop to scoop (I use them when I walk my dog to pick up after him. You put one hand in the bag, pick up the poo with it and pull the bag down over said poo, tie bag top, try not to look embarassed as you carry a bag of poo through town and pray to God that you don't met up with anyone who wants to chat.)

I actually thought “plarn' was a mis-spelling when I first read it here in the forums. So glad I'm the nosy sort.

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.  Ogden Nash

February 23, 2010
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No more cold knees or cold babies…..I've been stitchin”

http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrnglry

Grace in CA

February 23, 2010
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I have an etsy store at  http://www.shadowsofthegoddess.etsy.com and a website at http://www.1craftylady.com  I Love to make all kinds of handmade goodies. Keeps me from getting bored .Happy Flower

February 23, 2010
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fun stuff everyone has.. love looking at all the creativity Clover

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