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Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Felines


My quality control team decided to test out a new product yesterday: French Fries.

My husband stopped at a fast food place for a burger and fries and put them on the table. While he was eating his burger, Fritz (Black cat) leapt toward the bag and stole 1 french fry and ran off to eat it. He walked toward Fritz and 5 paces away, he didn't notice Sammy spring into action and knock the fries off the table.



He came back to find the french fries on the floor and Sammy waiting for his buddy Fritz to come join him for a feast.

They scarfed up 3/4 of the bag with the expression, "What are you going to do about it? They're ours now."

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Flea Market Finds

A few weeks ago, I went to a Flea Market that used to be a craft show. Years ago, I went there and found some terrific paintings by Hargrove - we've collected more since then. I'll show you those in another post.

This time, I found some cloth handkerchiefs - I do use them. I used to buy them for my mom (z'l) when I was a kid, it was the only thing I could afford on my allowance, and I have part of the collection now.

Here are the new handkerchiefs


As I was ending my day at the show, I spotted these black cat glasses and had to bring them home.

They match Fritz, almost


New items in my shop


What interesting items have you found or made recently?

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tuesday Twitter Tree

Tuesday Twitter Tree


The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.


The Rules to participate:
You must tweet ALL the other posts here. (It is not fair to those of us who tweet your items, when you don't reciprocate)

Shorten your links please!!
Only two (2) hashtags
Check back during the day to tweet any new posts.
Post only two (2) items.
No google+ stuff. This is the Twitter Tree© (But you can share on G+ too.
Add your Twitter ID to your post (mine is @lindab142) 
No "mature" items.

Note: Linda can only tweet after work on Tues and Thurs. 

Linda's Affordable Jewelry

Prom or Bridal Party White Pearl and Swarovski Crystal Wire Wrapped #Comb http://www.etsy.com/listing/96203801 @lindab142 @boebot

Blue Cloisonner #Easter Earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/4351055 @lindab142 #AFPP @handmadebot
Thank you!

Linda B



Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 30 – Buy Israeli Goods

To counteract a planned boycott of Israeli goods on March 30, the EtsyChai team encourages you to support our Israeli team members and friends on Etsy. Support Israeli artisans and the EtsyChai team.

 

Mezuzah Case Matzah Plate
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Passover Cards Shabbat Challah Cover
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Miriam’s Cup - Passover

Hamsa Print

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Handwashing Towel for Passover Crocheted Chai Kippah
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For more information on this day, see Buy Israeli Goods

 

By Linda Blatchford, EtsyChai Team Captain

www.lindab142.etsy.com

Friday, March 23, 2012

Facebook $100 Rainy Day Frenzy

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hand Hurts

Just wanted to let you all know that my right hand hurts like heck so I can't blog or do much for awhile.

I'm having tests done on Friday to see if it's carpal tunnel or a pinched nerve.

Hope to be better soon.

Thanks,
Linda

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Etsy Team Captain – EtsyChai Team

I’m pleased to share that I’ve received a few gifts from Etsy for being an Etsy Team Captain of the EtsyChai team.

 

  Etsy Team Captain Card Etsy Tote Bag
EtsyCaptain etsyTote
   

New listings: Easter Earrings

Easter Basket Earrings Easter Bunny Earrings
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#Easter Basket Earrings http://www.etsy.com/listing/92491172 
@lindab142 #retwt @myhandmadetweet
#easter bunny earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view
/4499497
@lindab142 #retwt @rtmyart
   

Thanks, dear blog readers, for stopping by.

What colors do you think of for Easter?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sunday Shop in your PJs

It's time to shop in your PJs. Visit these terrific shops and make a purchase today.

Beige Pearl Necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/71489973 @lindab142 #retwt @myhandmadetweet

Weekend Special in my Etsy shop: Get 10% off purchases of $10 or more with Code SAT10. Plus, get great deals in my shops on other items.

Black and White Cross Earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/4272336 #rtwt @lindab142 #rtmyart

#Easter Eggs  Crocheted  Set of 26  Great @ChristieCottagehttp://etsy.me/zE5UYb via @Etsy 

Butterfly Spring Parker http://www.etsy.com/listing/95479953 @katersacres #retwt #rtmyart


@bluemorningexpressions #retwt #myhandmadetweet

Knit Heart Pin Brooch by nfallondesign http://www.etsy.com/listing/88603977/ #mothersday
#retwt @NFallonDesigns 


Turquoise Spiral Goddess Bracelet Prayer Mala Handmade by Lynell
@DragonflyRidge #artfire http://tinyurl.com/7tpfktl #RETWT 

Thanks, dear blog readers for stopping by.

Happy Shopping! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Friday Fun

Friday items
Relisted
Yellow daisy bottlecap necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/35173641/yellow-daisy-bottlecap-pendant-necklace @lindab142 #retwt #handmadec
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Sold and relisted: Facebook Tutorial – Just finished Part 2 on Facebook Timelines, and am almost finished with Facebook Marketing, Part 3. You’ll get all 3 with puchase.
Facebook Tutorial http://www.etsy.com/listing/72307494/ @lindab142 #retwt #rtmyart
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The weather here is gorgeous, it’s in the 60s to 80s and the sun is shining. I brought my camera to work.

A few weeks ago – my house Today, at work – Daffodils make me smile
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The pond Weeping Willow is starting to get green leaves
pond weep_willow
Have you seen those outdoor cat tents at Petco? Sammy made his own today in between the screen door and patio door. Sorry, our door has condensation, we need a new one.
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Have a great weekend!

Revised to include pictures of cat tents found online.


There are plenty choices, up to $1,000. Think my guys are staying inside. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

March Challenge Blogging Business Artisans

The March Challenge for the Blogging business artisans team was chosen by Rose of Random Creative.


"Your challenge is to create any item with turquoise and red as the primary colors. You can incorporate other colors, too, but turquoise and red must key components."


In my jewelry creation, I used turquoise and red - teal turquoise and red turquoise gemstones and coral beads and glass beads. I wire wrapped the gemstones onto a silver plated chain and secured it with a barrel clasp.


Turquoise and Coral Necklace
I really enjoyed participating in this challenge and I get compliments when I wear this necklace.

You will too.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday Twitter Tree

Tuesday Twitter Tree


The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different shop each business day.


The Rules to participate:
You must tweet ALL the other posts here. (It is not fair to those of us who tweet your items, when you don't reciprocate)
Shorten your links please
Only two (2) hashtags
Check back during the day to tweet any new posts.
Post only two (2) items.
No google+ stuff. This is the Twitter Tree© (But you can share on G+ too.
Add your Twitter ID to your post (mine is @lindab142) 
No "mature" items.

Linda's Affordable Jewelry

Turquoise and Coral Wire Wrapped Necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/94995651 @lindab142 #retwt #myhandmadetweets


Tree of Life Aragonite Gems Wire Wrapped Pendant http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/4467719/ Intro Price @lindab142 #retwt #rtmyart
Happy Tweeting.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Monday Musings

The springlike weather is wonderful. It was almost 70 in the Chicagoland area.

This week’s special – Save $

Peach Rose 2-sided Pendant

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New Jewelry listings

 Bridal or Prom Comb Green Wire Wrapped Ring
comb gr_ww_ring
   

Please remember to shop for St Patrick’s Day and Easter.

 

Thanks for visiting. What’s your favorite item from today?

Sunday Shop in your PJs

It’s easy to shop in your PJs with my online friends who have shops. Show their items some handmade love, please.

If you’re featured, please tweet all the items.

Special Price Black Swarovski Necklace http://www.etsy.com/listing/86083888 @lindab142 #retwt #myhandmadetweet
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Bangle Tiger Bracelet http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4456872 by Julie @bluemorningexpressions #retwt
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Splashy Ducks/Geese Original Watercolor painting http://www.etsy.com/listing/38397284 @waterrox #retwt
duck
Womens #Justin #Boots - Western -Size 7.5 B - Brown http://r.ebay.com/RsAKsk @christiecottage #retwt @ebay
Boots
Moonstones Bone Hairpipe Blue Suede Choker Necklace Handmade Ooak  @DragonflyRidge  http://tinyurl.com/6rqalm2  #retwt #handmadeBot
Moonstone
Turquoise Teardrop http://www.etsy.com/listing/72424064 @Bijibijoux #retwt #boebot
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Swarovski Green Heart WW Earrings http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/lindab142/3297062 #retwt @lindab142 #rtmyart
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