Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

What's your sign? Today's Handmade Tweet comes from The Homespun Raven on artfire.

From TheHomespunRaven Studio Announcement:

Thanks for dropping bye! We hope you enjoy your visit. You will find a wide variety, of what I hope are some of the most unique signs you will find. We paint any design you see in the colors of your choosing! We also do custom work, please convo me and I will work something up for you!"

These signs are just too much fun I had to read all of them. Found a few I could use at work. I picked this one for Halloween but they have signs for every occasion. Click on the picture to see them all.

Black Cats for Sale Witch Wiccan Handpainted Wood Sign Plaque Halloween Home Decor Wall Hanging

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes all the way from Versailles, Troll Tracks on etsy.

From trolltracks's Shop Announcement:

"Troll tracks are very hard to see. Everyday I walk in the woods and search all around.I may spot a gnome, elf, or troll. Fairies don't leave tracks at all.


OMG is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen?! Eat your heart out Edward! You can search the woods for more of them or just click on the picture.

Drake dressed for Halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from New York Glitter Designs on etsy.

From New York Glitter Designs Bio:

"Whatever brought you to my shop THANK YOU! :o) Pour yourself something to drink and have a look around. I hope you find something you like! My designs range from Hip & Trendy to Romantic and Vintage and then everything else in between. I love using Lampwork Beads, Swarovski Crystals & Pearls, Gemstones, Vintage beads, Lucite, Freshwater Pearls just to name a few and I use Sterling, Bali, and Hill Tribe Silver, Gold Fill, Antique Brass and Copper. I have been designing Jewelry for about 8 years and love every minuet of it. If you see something you like but might want another color or something changed up convo me and lets see if we can make something just for you!"

I'm sure I've said this before but I love fall colours. This bracelet is stunning! I would never want to take it off. Click on the picture for more stunning designs.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

A great Halloween pick for today's Handmade Tweet, Chenille Macabre on etsy.

From ChenilleMacabre's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to the Chenille Macabre Etsy page! Here you can buy original hand-made monsters constructed from pipe cleaners! Among the items we make:

* Handmade, original monsters- dragons, zombies, werewolves... you name it!
* Custom creations for customers! Have an online gaming character you want a figure of? Contact me, and send some photos!
* Figures and accessories for AMPUTHEATRE- The World's Goriest Board Game (rulebook coming soon!)

The bodies of every creature here at Chenille Macabre are built completely from chenille stems. Acrylic paint and marker embellish the beast, along with additional materials such as fabric. Every monster is unique- signed and dated by the artist."

I had a really hard time deciding which monster I liked best but these reminded me of Thriller. Don't they just look like they're dancing? Maybe they just appeal to me because I was wrangling zombies last Saturday. I guess I still have zombies on my brain. ha ha :p
Click on the picture for more amazing pipe cleaner monsters (who would have thought?)

Zombie Minis (Pack of 3)

While your in the right frame of mind why not check out some pictures from the Toronto Zombie walk last weekend.
Photos from 2009 Official Toronto Zombie Walk

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Juls Fantasy Flowers on artfire.

From julsfantasyflowers Studio Announcement:

"Welcome to my shop, I hope you like what you see. New Flower Brooches and Photos are blooming all the time. So check in often!

All Flowers are "One of a Kind," hand sculpted one petal at a time. Made of homemade clay, based on a "COLD PORCELAIN" technique.

Sprayed with a protective gloss finish. The Brooches are Light Weight, Very Durable, Water Resistant and Fun to Wear.

Every Brooch comes Gift Boxed and Ready for Gifting.

"Wearable Art", and Photography made with Pride in the USA!

My love of nature is reflected in my photography. I never get tired of exploring the great outdoors. Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. Not to mention the abundant waterfalls in the many state and national parks. So expect everything on my site to be a celebration of nature and all of the gorgeous surroundings creation has to offer."

What rich beautiful colours, the best thing about fall. All of her pins are just gorgeous and her photography is breathtaking. To check them out just click on the picture.

Colors of the Wind Autumn Leaves Brooch

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is a creepy creation by Luna clay design on artfire.

From Lunaclaydesign's Studio Announcement:

"In my shop I will often create a variety of different types of pendants and gifts using reclaimed,recycled and vintage items. I always add new items so check back to see what unusual item I have put together! If I find a bag of vintage This or That I am going to turn into something unique."

Now these would be just too fun to leave around the house for the inlaws to find. I have this great vision of the cat carrying one into the living room and dropping it at my mother-in-laws feet. I'm so sadist ;) Good thing she's not on-line. For these and more unique creations from Lunaclaydesign just click on the fingers. Come on, don't be scared.


Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Artreasury on etsy.

From artreasury's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to the Artreasury fair!
I create a lot of things - from handmade journals to earrings and pillows, everything you can think of. The process of making an art object flows naturally - I let myself inspired by places, things, people or details, then I hurry back into my workshop to give a shape to my idea.
Each and every one is made with positive energy and creative joy.
I love going to the fair and find little treasures hidden here and there. If you like that too, go ahead and look through my stuff, pick what you like and even bargain if you wanna buy more items.
Feel free to ask me anything and please check my shop policies for detailed information.
Let the fun begin!"

I love books, especially hand bound ones, and this is truly beautiful. Click on the picture to visit Artreasury's shop and be sure to read the story attached to this gorgeous book, you'll love it.

The Hourglass Totem - Blank Art Book

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is a wonderfully creepy selection from Brat Boutique on etsy.

From BratBoutique's Shop Announcement:

"Hello and welcome to my shop, home to lots of Gothic, Steampunk, Feathery and Sparkly goodness!

Enjoy browsing everything from gorgeous fascinators to the many styles of clock arm earrings and various sizes of lovely mini top hats all handmade by me.

You can almost always find me in the corner of my loft in a tornado of feathers, glitter and ribbon! I hope you enjoy my items as much as I have enjoyed making them!"

People will do a double take when they see you wearing this fabulous hair clip. It would made a subtle but awesome Halloween accessory for those of us who can't wear a costume to work. For more fabulous accessories from Brat Boutique just click on the picture.

Skeleton Hands Bow Hair Clip

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from Art By Sammo on etsy.

From sammo's Profile:

"My name is SAM MOrrison (aka sammo). I reside in Vicksburg, Michigan where I like to draw and paint.

To learn more about me and my work visit these sites:

My personal blog:

My flickr photos:"

If only I had these for the zombie walk this Saturday. These could really help since I'll be wrangling zombies, which is just a little easier than herding cats. For more unique lunchtime fun, including 'Crazy Cat Lady', just click on the picture. And remember, zombies only want you for your brain.

5 - Zombie MMMM-BRAINS Lunch Bags

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Time for a little steampunk. Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow Etsy Steam Team member Mythdemeanor!

From crescentwench's Profile:

"Mythdemeanor! is made up of Sandy (crescentwench) and her girlfriend Taryn. Taryn does most of the artwork while Sandy does most everything else including sewing, printing, etsy-stuff.

After earning a BFA in Costume Design at the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sandy worked in theatre for 2 years before returning to her hometown - Bloomington, IN. She now works as a seamtress at a local alterations shop and spends her free time crafting, sewing, and playing with dye.

Taryn is a lifelong artist, history buff and not your average cripple. She pumps out history and geekery inspired ink drawings faster than Sandy can keep up with and frequently entertains the neighbors with her saucy humor and no-nonsense attitude. Taryn's fondest wish is to be the first cripple velcro-tossed on the David Letterman Show."

This is a very sexy skirt. You've got to love ruffles and a bustle. Click on the picture for great steampunk items and more from Mythdemeanor! Oh and good luck with the Letterman thing Taryn ;)

Steampunk Ruffle skirt with drawstring bustle

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Oh what a beautiful Handmade Tweet I have for you today from Tigerpixie on etsy. If you're a cat lover like me you're going to go crazy for this shop.

From tigerpixie's Shop Announcement:

"I'm Carrie Hawks, cat artist "Tigerpixie" & this is my etsy shop for my fantasy cat art prints & gift items like bookmarks, magnets, notecards, cameo pendant necklaces & more. I hope that you enjoy my fairy cats, mercats, gothic cats & all of my other fantasy cats! If you don't see exactly what you are looking for please contact me. I have many more items available that aren't listed here yet."

I'm so glad I found this artist. It is one of my favorite shops so far. Her artwork is so beautiful and fun it took me forever to decide on one item to feature. I finally decided I couldn't go wrong with cats and dragons, my two most favorite things. Click on the picture to see more of her gorgeous art and check out her wonderful blog. Cat Art Journal by Tigerpixie

Dragons Tuxedo Cats Mushrooms Fantasy
LE Canvas Art Print 14x11

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Revolution Garden on etsy.

From RevolutionGarden's Shop Announcement:

"Beautiful vintage-inspired handmade accessories from hair pins to home accents, party supplies and decor, original artwork, jewelry, and more!

We are so excited to finally have our shop up and running! Thank you so much to our friends and family for your support, and for all of our followers for your encouragement!"

This mask is truly breathtaking! It's just so vibrant and alive with colour. I would love to create a costume around this mask. Click on the picture to see more stunning creations by Revolution Garden.

Madame Butterfly Pink

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow Etsy Blogger's team member Ametista Artistic Offerings.

From Ametista's Shop Announcement:

"FREE SHIPPING on select items NOW through Halloween! Offer good for US and Canada ONLY.

PurVeyOrs of DeLiCiOuSly DaRk aPoThEcArY bOtTlEs, FuRrY mOnStEr BoXeS, uNuSuAl OnE oF a KiNd GiFtS aNd MoRe..."

It was hard to decide which item to feature from this shop, they are all so fabulous, but this was just right for Halloween. Click on the picture for more fabulous creations from Ametista. BTW they have a great blog too, especially if you love Nightmare Before Christmas as much as I do.

FREE SHIPPING - Blackthorn Artistic Apothecary Bottle

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from pushok1983 on etsy.

From pushok1983's Shop Announcement:


My SOLD items via other auction you can find here:

Look my vintage items shop.May be you find something interesting for you."

I love this shop! Not only are the steampunk sculptures fabulous but her cat paintings are adorable. All her work is gorgeous but I especially love cats. Click on the picture to check them out.

Steampunk altered art sculpture mobile air balloon
Conqueror of the skies

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Another fabulous Halloween find by House Morbid on ArtFire.

From House Morbid's Studio Announcement:

"We specialize in handmade art for the darker mind. Skeletons taking tea. Giving your sweetie a heart,anatomically inspired, of course,to show your love. Or having something on hand to make the nosy office gossip think twice about poking around your desk again. If any of these things have ever crossed your mind, you have come to the right place. We have offerings for all those tastes and more. From the mundane with a twist to the truly disturbing. If you do not see what you are hunting for, just ask.

If you can not find what you are after, just give us a scream and we'll make your morbid dreams a reality!"


Well if I my dust bunnies would end up like this I might clean more often. "I'm ebil I tell you ebil!" But really, this little monster is too cute to be scary. Click on the picture for more cute and scary creations by House Morbid. I'm off to check under my bed.

Bunny monster, Dust bunnies, sculpture

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Fused Elegance on etsy.

From fusedelegance's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to Fused Elegance. Each piece I create is individually hand crafted and therefore has its own unique charm. I take great pride in the quality of every piece I create. All of my pieces have been hand cut, ground, kiln fired and properly annealed for durability in my studio making each a wearable work of art."

I do so love dragons and this one is so richly coloured and beautiful. For more beautiful fused glass creations just click on the dragon.

Fire Dragon Fused Glass Pendant

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Something for your little trick or treater from Cathy's Totes on etsy.

From cathystotes's Shop Announcement:

"Handmade Eco-Friendly All Purposes Tote Bags.
Let's help save our planet's precious resources, and look fashionable doing it too!
These large lined totes are very sturdy and hold a lot!
If there is a print you would like, and do not see offered here, please convo me! I love custom orders."

This is so cute and pretty I would want to use it all year. How about you let your kids have it on Halloween and you use it as a purse the rest of the year.
For more great bags from Cathy's Totes just click on the picture. Be sure to check out her wristlets, they are gorgeous!

Eco Friendly Trick or Treat Tote 100 percent Cotton Goodie Bag

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet is a fabulous journal by Diarment Creations on etsy.

From diarmentcreations's Shop Announcement:

"Hello everyone, welcome to my store. My name is Rafa Maya, and I am a painter and art designer.
Here we present you some of my latest creations.
All pieces are completely original and an accompanying certificate of authenticity.
You can also learn more of my work at:"

This is such a beautiful journal, if only I kept a journal I'd buy it in a heart beat. Click on the picture for more gorgeous creations by Diarment Creations but hurry, anything this pretty won't hang around for long.

Steampunk Red Journal

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Items for you to Peruse

I've added a few new items to my shop. Please check them out if you have a chance. Just click on the pictures to go to any of them. I'll be adding more listings within the next few days.

The Handmade Tweet

Definitely a Halloween find, today's Handmade Tweet comes from Custom Creature Taxidermy Arts.

From CustomCreature's Shop Announcement:

"Sarina Brewer is an internationally recognized artist working with taxidermy related materials. Specializing in creating fanciful composite beasts, her eccentric taxidermy sculptures reside in prestigious collections around the world, including Oceanopolis Cultural Centre in Brittany France and the Genva Museum of Natural History in Switzerland. Her work has been featured in major publications here and abroad. Some of the most notable being The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Press, The Sun, Fortune Small Business, Juxtapoz, FHM, Maxim, Bust, and Bizarre magazine. Although new to Etsy, she began selling her work in 1997 via her website and soon thereafter began offering her work on Ebay, where she has now been doing so for 10 years. With an impeccable track record of buyer satisfaction, a large portion of her clientele includes repeat customers who collect her highly sought after pieces. We invite you to peruse the culmination of nearly three decades of the study of art and natural sciences in her unusual works at"

This is officially the creepiest thing I've ever seen, but really cool too. Wonder what it's really made off, or do I want to know. Click on the picture for more wonderfully creepy creations from Sarina Brewer. Also check out her website, not for the faint of heart.

faux monkey paw talisman magic trick prop /
taxidermy good luck charm

Monday, October 12, 2009

Handmade Tweet and Featured EtsyBlogger

Today's Handmade Tweet is all about this month's featured EtsyBlogger Made By Melissa.

From Made By Melissa's Bio:

"All of my items are one of a kind! Although things I make may look similar - no two items are identical. Therefore - you will become the proud owner of a 100% unique item!

I am a 28 year old engineer by day - I started crafting as a way to express my creativity.

I make jewelry and crocheted items. Please feel free to contact me if you would like custom items.

Proud member of EtsyKids, EtsyMom, EtsyNJ, EtsyBloggers and EtsyBEAD!"

This little bowl is such a cute idea. I've only been using old T-shirts as rags. Who would have thought there was a way to make them so beautiful. Click on the picture for more inspired creations from Made By Melissa and check out her blog.

Gray and Green T-shirt Bowl - OOAK

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from fellow EtsyBloggers Team member Foxy G. Knits.

From FoxyGknits's Shop Announcement: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
"Welcome to Foxy G. Knits where every scarf, shawl and wrap is designed with you in mind – to both complement your style and enhance your comfort. Foxy G. Knits run the gamut from simple ribbon scarves that can be tossed into a weekend bag to beautifully choreographed goddess shawls that can take you all the way to the red carpet! And each item is hand knit with love – from my heart to yours. Please make yourself at home, and let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help you."

Now that the cooler weather is here we could all use a soft fuzzy scarf and this one is in my favorite colour. To find one in your favorite colour just click on the picture.

Hand Knit Sassy Wrap Scarf - Lavender Sky

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Another Halloween find from A Touch of Glass Jewelry on etsy.

From Atouchofglassjewelry's Shop Announcement:

"I specialize in handpainted fused glass pendants. I do have other types of jewelry also. Please feel free to email me with any questions. Enjoy your visit!"

This piece satisfies my love for dragons, Halloween, and steampunk. What could be more perfect? Click on the picture for more unique and wonderful creations from A Touch of Glass.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Etsy Bloggers Blog Carnival

Something a little different today. I recently joined the Etsy Bloggers Team. Twice each month they have a blog carnival where members are asked to write about a specific theme. So at least once, possibly twice a month I'll be posting my thoughts on the given theme.

Here is the first theme for October: "Halloween is approaching! Do you do any kind of decorating for this spooky, fun holiday? If so, show us pictures!"

So you think being a costumer I'd have these great plans for Halloween but I usually just stay home, watch horror movies and hand out candy. Maybe by October I'm just costumed out for the year. I use to do a lot of decorating but over the last
few years I haven't had time. Also I got tired of replacing the decorations every year because they kept getting trashed. We have a problem with that here, can't put out Christmas lights either.

I have done my share of Halloween costumes and Halloween type costumes for conventions. Here are a few from past
conventions that you might enjoy.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet for today comes from fellow HAF Team member Ginger Kitty Designs on etsy.

From Ginger Kitty Designs Bio:

"My name is Tracey and I am the designer behind each item in my store. I am the mother of two wonderful boys and I LOVE designing jewelry.

I have always been creative but jewelry designs allows me the freedom to express myself. I am the original creator of the "Nail Polish Jewelry Line", which is a line of jewelry made with nail polish."

These are so sparkly and shiny they would be such fun to wear. It would be hard to decide which colour to choose though so why not just buy one of each. To see more of Ginger Kitty's marvelous designs just click on the picture.

Nail Polish Rings - Circle

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

The Handmade Tweet is back with a wonderfully talented artist all the way from Greece, Heartshaped Creations on etsy.

From HeartshapedCreations's Shop Announcement:

"Welcome to HeartshapedCreations!
"Clay creations made from the heart"

My little place is inhabited by all sorts of cute creatures that can't wait to make you or someone you love smile. Here, they have found a warm and cozy place to stay until they make their journey to your hands. I have new creatures coming over very frequently so you are more than welcomed to come and visit whenever you wish."

Who would have thought a vampire could look so cuddly? Click on the picture for more adorable creatures from Heartshaped Creations. Watch for more Halloween inspired items to be featured this month. I've been saving some really awesome ones for October.

Vampire Bear

Friday, October 2, 2009

Off to another Convention

Well I'm off to ConCept in Montreal so I won't be updating my blog for a few days. I'm going as a vendor so wish me luck. I should have The Handmade Tweet up again either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on when I get back and how tired I am.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Handmade Tweet

Today's Handmade Tweet comes from Kitty016 all the way from Bursa Turkey.

From Kitty016's Profile:

"Welcome to Kitty016 shop. In this lovely shop, you can find wonderful traditional Turkish hand made scarves with lace edging -crochet or needle lace-, shawls, necklaces and earrings. All of them reflects Anatolion spirit.

All goods are one-of-a-kind or made in a limited edition and will be sent in a nice packaging. If you want some changes in one of my pieces of jewelry please let me know. Every change is possible.
All customer orders accepted. Our goods are produced in non-smoking area.

By buying one of my needle lace scarves or brooches, you will help my 75 years old Grand mom :) who needs Money for living."

I love the colours in this beautiful handmade scarf and the handmade lacework is so wonderfully intricate. You really must look at the closeup photos to fully appreciate it. Click on the picture to see this and other fabulous handcrafted scarfs, lacework, and knitting by Kitty016.