Friday, May 28, 2010

Favorites on Fridays

Welcome to all my new followers!
I have been very surprised and touched by all of the wonderful positive responses I have received during my Anniversary Drawing.  I truly wish I had a bear for each and every one of you.

I'm still getting entries for the drawing every day, but at least it is now at a pace that I can keep up with so life is returning somewhat to normal.  Besides the drawing, I also seem to be busy visiting JoAnn's Fabrics this week getting this and that to finish up some bears and to start on new ones.  On one of my trips, the new big brown bear that you saw last week, Maxwell, had a load of fun joining me and picking out a ribbon for himself and riding in the cart.

Now, I don't tend to be much of a shopper;  I'm really more of an internet girl.  I'm sure most of you know about it, but let me tell you anyways that my absolute FAVORITE "store" to shop is Etsy.  I find so many fabulous things there.  I especially like to buy gifts on Etsy--there are SO many talented people sewing, drawing, and making jewellry and ceramics.  I even bought a new ironing board cover for my old tabletop board last week.  It looks SO much better now in my art room--much fresher.  I still check out Michelle Palmer's shop every day as I mentioned several weeks ago, but there are some other "shops" that I like browsing through that I thought you might like to see as well.

Rumpunch makes lovely sterling silver initial and botanical jewelry.  Beautiful stuff!  She'll be at a local arts and crafts show in a week and I'm just itching to see what she brings.  AND her initial jewelry isn't just regular old initials!  Check out this "A" from her store!
For Easter, I ordered two sets of porcelain egg votives, one with a bunny and the other with a little bird from Revisions.  Although Easter is long gone, we still have them in our centerpiece.  I just love how the translucent porcelain eggs glow when they are lit.  The bunny has also proven to be a popular model in our homeschool art classes.  Here's a photo from one of their listings.
Well, that's all I have time for today, but I'm SURE I'll have many other Etsy shops to share with you in the future.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



  1. Gracias por todos los enlaces, hay verdaderas maravillas!!
    besitos ascension

  2. Hee hee, I'm just imagining a bear travelling around in the shopping trolley at JoAnn's. Now you've given mine ideas!

  3. Oh, he DID enjoy it! So did many of the other shoppers!

  4. Hi Cheryl, You are an inspiration to me and I have passed an award on to you. Please visit my blog to see why and pick up your award.

  5. You're sweet :) I love to visit your blog~ you always make me smile!
    Please hug Sammy for me...
    Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  6. We, unfortunately do not have a JoAnn's here in Ontario.....but we do have Etsy and I totally agree with everything you said about this amazing site.

    I'm just new to your blog and am totally enchanted with your creations.


  7. The necklaces are beautiful. I love how ornate the initial is. I am thinking perhaps I should stop in at Etsy sometime and look around!


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