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Saturday, January 30, 2010

I've Never Been So Excited

I must admit, I haven't been this excited about a product of mine since...
well, I first started making 3 dimensional ornaments way, back when.

Years ago, I made dolls. Dolls of all shapes and sizes. I did well with these dolls of mine; but you know when you just don't "have" it anymore. Like, there was no excitement when I went to get material or even make a custom doll. So I stopped the dolls and concentrated on my ornaments.

I just LOVE making my ornaments and now, to be able to combine both my love of dolls with the unique style of my 3 D ornaments is a dream come true!

Here is YOUR special "Sneak Peek" into my newest grouping of free standing "ornaments":

"Wow, Nancy, I just can't believe it," I hear you saying. "They look just like the ornaments you make!"
Well, YES they are but they are now STANDING on their own two feet (as it were)!

These two little ones are just the beginning of a whole new line of items I will be carrying in my ETSY shoppe and you will be able to see them THIS WEEKEND!

Their dimensional depth really can not be seen by these photos and I really didn't want to show a side view - just to keep my secret going for a tad bit longer!
But they are layered 7 times and are specifically unique to From Nancy's Heart!
They are being copy written as I type this, so for me - this is VERY BIG!

The VERSATILITY for these new items will be endless - As a Party Favor; Cake Topper; Shelf Sitter. They can even be Personalized with an INITIAL or NUMBER (age). Actually, there is no limit...

So, stop by Saturday & Sunday for these and a FEW more VALENTINE items that will be making their debut in my shoppe! Thanks to all for their encouragement and for all their well wishes. :D

Sunday, January 24, 2010

All My Love - Etsy's Olde World Shoppes Team

After returning from my fictitious "12 day European Excursion" I wanted to return to my roots and here they are... my first Etsy Team... Old World Team! Although, I was unable to gather ALL my favorites into this SPECIAL Nancy "Old World Treasury", I just wanted everyone to know that you can find more of my Teammates at the
Old World Shoppe Blog - where there's tons of info on all our artists; and also at this wonderful mini treasury - just click the link and see so much more!

Cindyhoo - aka, At Fallen Leaf Creek: has such extraordinary items which are just a wonderful extension of this artist. I just adore all her pieces and I must say this piece in particular is tops on my list! What imagination and creativity to create a piece of art which can be worn - especially all year round. This delicate piece is for those of us who just love the simple statement.

From Backwoodscreations: this fabulous piece of art. What a tender way of showing LOVE this Valentine's day; Made with a hand carved stamp on vintage handkerchief then embellished with mixed media hearts and embroidery it is one of a kind. It comes with an envelope in a clear protective cover. Just amazing!

Baconsquarefarm has such a diverse range of decorative items - I defy anyone to tell me they can't find something in their shoppe that they just love. Diversibility - that's a new word created by ME!! These wonderful pieces can be used anyway - anyhow!! Mod contempo black chalkboard message board magnet combo with handcut sculptured red metal flower perfect to write love notes or attach a photo of your child or pet. Just terrific!

Brainella: wonderful pottery at just an amazing prices! Couldn't you see yourself being served some delicious bon-bons from that strapping man servant on this beautiful plate? Well, I can, if I close my eyes; but then I won't be able to enjoy the plate? This is just a colorful way of bringing joy to anything you choose to serve!

RedCrowArts: This wonderful multi media artist creates so many things, I just don't know how she does it!! She must pass me her secret. ;D "I find mosaics relaxing and very much like putting together a puzzle," she says, "and it is like unveiling a secret after the grout is cleaned off.....ewe - awe!" Her mosaics will always be ready to hang if they are a wall hanging - unless otherwise noted; yet there is still more in her shoppe - you need to stop by just to see!

These next are Bubushka Babies by Woolies! Each doll is the PERFECT companion for that sweet little one in the family - hey, we can't forget them, never!! Let's bring a smile to their faces because we know they bring smiles to ours! Each Babushka Baby measure about 8" tall. Perfect for taking on car rides, or sitting politely at tea parties. Our friend at Woolies, also thinks eco friendly and uses eco friendly fabrics and stuffing!

We all know someone that LOVE vintage! Here's a wonderful item that just "sifts" into our hearts!! Sorry! ReBopShop has so many wonderful items - this is something that would be wonderful for any collector or decorator! I, personally, could see one of Woolies babies peeking out from inside, sitting on your shelf bringing the love of simpler days gone by. Stop by the ReBopShop, and see some wonderful candles too! She's just so creative!

Titled, "Key to my Heart" necklace, this wonderful piece is created by Mysticgriffin. On a side note, Mysticgriffin is donating $1.00 from each sale of her Etsy Shoppes in January to Haiti. There are so many sensational pieces of artistic jewelry at her shoppe but I chose this one for the upcoming gift giving season. You need to cruise by and see all the one of a kind items that you would be so honored to wear. Her spirit shines through all her creations.

Well I just can't help but smile as this sweet cupid is shooting a arrow at my heart and if you want to shoot an arrow at someone - here's the perfect gift by Rabbithollowprims. At Rabbithollowprims, you can find so many things to fall in love with, that you may wish to buy 2; one for yourself and the other for your love.

This amazing 3D butterfly choker reminds me of my LOVE for Sex in the City and if you want to be hip and happenin' like Carrie, here's something that's willing to find it's perfect spot with you! Our gal, at Wildwood - or as we know them, Edge of the Wildwoods; these kids are just a wonder, creating both wood burning items - with a song in their hearts! They also sell original music by Mike Burns. Just a wonder in the Wildwoods!

Here's a Valentine's Postcard I can guarantee that your recipient will hang with pride, never forgetting your generosity and love! Created by Pamelaquilts, each one of her series of 9 postcards, named, Love Potions, are numbered and signed. Each quilt she creates is just a fabulous piece of art.

At LiberTEAS, creativity is extended to the art of creating flavorful teas. "Tea is a great passion of mine," says LiberTEAS, "so, I am driven to create the most flavorful teas; teas that excite and enliven the senses. All of my unique, artistically crafted tea blends are created from my own exclusive recipes." What better way to sharing a lovely cup of wonderfully blended tea with the one you love.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Etsy Twitter Team: Shop of the Week

As I began browsing through her shop, Sweetwater Gifts offers such a variety of designs and prices that I can't see why anyone would dare pass up her items. The Willow Spring Earrings (above) are so wonderfully delicate and yet still hold so much composition. They are made to go with the Willow Spring Necklace that is featured on Etsy's Twitter Team blog interview of Sweetwater Gift; where you can learn so much more about this creative shoppe owner.

The whole article can be found at The Etsy Twitter Team's Blog.
Check out previous articles on other team members, as well. You'll find we are a diverse group of artists who just love both tweeting and creating.

I have to say, I just love the Men's Joshua Turquoise (above). It's so says, "summer"; with that wonderful charm, I think I would get it for the guy in my life and then, oops, it suddenly disappears into my jewelry box!! Just like that Phillies T-shirt, but please keep that as our secret!

These City Chic Turquoise & Howlite Earrings (above) are right up my alley! The price is right and could you tell by my Sweetwater shop choices that I just adore turquoise.
I just love this photo as well, it shows all the marvelous tones of the stones and the care that is taken with making each and every unique piece of jewelry.

OH, and BTW, Sweetwater Gifts is offering FREE SHIPPING on all items from Jan 18th-24th, 2010!! So why not by a set or two and then get the 10% off they are offering as well on purchases over $50.00!! It's a STEAL if you ask me!
So get on over there!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

My Valentine Favorites

As I sit, recovering from a cold and watching so much devastation on television, I wanted to just send and feel some LOVE that I pray is going on around our world.

When I see these items, that are in my "Etsy Favorites", I just can't help but smile at their sweetness. From top to bottom, left to right are the following:

PeanutandTommy, first, loving their shoppe name; second, what a wonderful gift to send along to your favorite eco friendly pal! All pink and sweet, making your groceries just seem so much more than groceries!!

MachoMachismo. I'm sure you are saying, what is a vintage typewriter have to do with Valentines'... well, just think how many LOVE NOTES were typed up on this wonderful vintage typewriter. I'm sorry, but I'm now dating myself... but I took a high school class and learned how to type on this classic and you mean business when sending out a LOVE NOTE typed up on this amazing typewriter

Kimwhitecreations... what a warming feeling I get from this great COFFEE COZIE; I'm sure Kim wouldn't mind if you made a latti with that wonderful whipped cream heart on top - to give to your honey, either!! This just wonderful cable cozie is a sweater for your drink... it deserves the best, too!!

Southpawstudios has created this fabulous Salmon Flat Square salmon earrings for such a great price - if you are thinking of giving a bit of bling for your sweetheart. I just love them and hopefully you'll scoop them up before I get my hands on them.

Sassypackratstudios has this and so many more fun cards available for your gift giving... you need to see them all to see the fun and precious!

DeadpanAlley has become one of my most favs lately... I just adore her whimsical spirit and this LOVEBIRDS series is just one more in a series of great work!

Purplelemondesigns... what can I say about this gal... she has a wonderful selection of Return Address stamps that I've ever seen and they make for unique gift giving YEAR ROUND. I wanted to show how lovely this LOVE BUG Valentine is... just so adorable. Girl, when do you come up with all these great ideas??! I'm getting envious!! LOL

PunkyJane is no stranger to being on the FRONT PAGE of Etsy! Her work has been showcased in so many treasuries; yet she never rests on that... she keeps creating new works of wearable art and she is one of my favorites!

JaybirdDesigns. First, what a WONDERFUL baby face!! Next, this fabulous baby hat is as precious as the baby that's wearing it and I know every stylish baby that's on Etsy is cooing to their parents for this sweet CUSTOM hat!

FoxyGknits is a wonderful foxy gal with a whole SELECTION of Foxy Powerful scarves! I just love the ruffle effect of this handmade piece... great way of framing your cutie's face!

WellspringCreations also has some Australian Ruby Red Earrings to frame your wonderful rosey cheeks. These are also a great price for anyone trying to give economically. I just love the color; the ability to wear these earring with almost any outfit gives it great versatility.

FirebirdHouse has this Amazing International Heart for sale at her shoppe! This heart is engraved with "I LOVE YOU" in every language. What a wonderful and unique gift to your mom; sister; friend or even, heck, I say, yourself!

Here are just a few of the folks that I adore and the items they pride themselves to create or show in their Etsy Shoppes. I wish everyone a great weekend and I'm sending you all my heart! :D

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Valentine Tutorial via

Why not give someone a "HANDMADE" Valentine once again?

Remember those days in elementary school where we glued and cut our way into someone's heart? What's stopping us now?
Why must we rely on others for giving the love that we feel in our hearts?
Well, I know that smelting gold is difficult but I'll accept one of these pins in leu of gold;
because these hearts are just wonderful!

I know, I'm getting carried away with the but I have to say, they are just fabulous!
Check out this TERRIFIC small Valentine's Day Tutorial from Molly's sketchbook!
These are just wonderful felt pins that really need minimal supplies.

You need to just click on this link @ Purlbee and see that wonderful and
easy explanations that they supply.

These are the most amazing colors that I've ever seen and
I just can't get enough of all the items that can be created with all these supplies at one's fingertips.

I just wonder, how much damage I could possibly do to my credit card if I actually entered their brick & mortar; because I KNOW what damage I've done just by the click of my mouse.
Thanks everyone of Purlsoho for all the inspiration you are sending out to the world! :D

Etsy Twitter Team: Shop of the Week

This week's Shop of the Week for Etsy's Twitter Team is:

I must admit, due to my state of mind lately, having been sick with this crazy cold... my sights gravitated directly to the following sweet items created by Lost Mitten.

Check out previous articles on other team members, as well. You'll find we are a diverse group of artists who just love both tweeting and creating.

Check out these great Pill Capsule Japanese Buttons! (above & below)
I wish the pills I've been taking were as cute as these guys and gals!
I think my cold would have reacted so much better to these meds!
Look how sweet they are... wouldn't these be a terrific addition to... well, almost
Do you know any nursing student? Well how about this for a great Valentine's Day gift?
Are you trying to find the best way to mend a broken heart... well these pills are
just the perfect way to cheer.

Or perhaps your sweetie has been ill, this is just a FABO way of perking their spirits...
Don't we wish every pill we take is like these kawaii cuties?! Well, I know I would.

And these wonderful gift ideas are all made with joy from Lost Mitten.

So, pair those buttons up with this wonderful Nintendo Tissue Box Holder (below) for that loved one just sneezing away the hours of their day - and they can't help but think of you every time they reach for their Puffs.
You'll end up soothing their noses and their hearts as well! You just can't go wrong
with Lost Mitten; she has thought of every way to win the heart of
your love.

For me, I'll take these Lucky Cat buttons, (below) please...
After my last Lotto blog entry, everyone will know why! I'm entering into 2010 with a bit of luck; but everyone needs more, aren't I right?!

That's Lost Mitten...
and here's how you can get in touch with her @ her blog:
or follow her on Twitter @:


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Etsy Twitter Team: Shop of the Week

Shop of the Week: Scrap with Style

Each week the Etsy Twitter Team picks one of it's wonderful members to showcase their terrific Etsy Shoppes... this week it's Scrap with Style!

Here's just a brief bit of info of Scrap with Style - with her style and flair -
Check out previous articles on other team members, as well. You'll find we are a diverse group of artists who just love both tweeting and creating.

Here's one of Scrap with Style's fare: Rub-on's for Valentine's day or Any day you want to share your heart!!

I don't know what's better... Owls or PINK Owls!! I'm in love with this ribbon...
Girlie Pink Owls would be GREAT scrapin' with that special fridge pic you're daughter brought home from art class!! She'd LOVE it! I think, dare I say, better than Hello Kitty!!
Oh, yes I did!!

Oh, and here's the ENTIRE Rub on sheet, that Scrap with Style offers in her Etsy Shoppe!
This is just a terrific gal with such a terrific sense of business...

So, read the entire article about Scrap with Style and of course, stop by her shoppe and see what's Scrappin!

Colorful Garlin tutorial...

As I was browsing on the web, I stopped by one of my FAV blogs - The Purlbee.
It's a great place to stop by, get ideas; and check out what's going on in NYC!

The Purlbee, is the blog of Purlsoho. A wonderful shoppe filled with colorful wools, cotton threads; and simply joyful fabrics - I've purchased wool from them on SEVERAL occasions and they've always been warm and gracious; just what a customer likes. ; )

But on this day of browsing and sneezing, I came across this terrific garlin that I just wanted to share.

They have this wonderful category, Molly's Sketchbook - where there are tutorials of all types for all skill levels: in crocheting, knitting, embroidery too!
This one caught my eye because I received this same type of garlin as a gift for Christmas!!

This one, created by Molly, is so much more colorful and just so much FUN.
Great idea for kids and if you wanted to change up for the Various Holidays... cut out shapes, ie, hearts or shamrocks!

Below, is my version of the Felt Garlin - a free gift from Anthropologie - it's a bit different from Molly's but the difference is something that makes it versatile... rather than glueing two pieces of felt together... it uses a parallel cut in the center of the circle to thread the cotton twine. Here (below), cording was used rather than a heavier twine - same cording used in fleece hoodies!

I'm going to try the colorful version for the Spring!! It will look just adorable on my tinsel tree! Check out Purlbee... it's just fabo!! :D

Will Luck by my lady?!

As the cold winter days continue, I've made a great friend in my sweater and a terrific box of tissues! Well I should say, several boxes of tissues - he had some friends! :D

But what brightened up my day was this letter I received from one of my pals and to say it was a chain letter would be a great description but it wasn't really - because if you didn't want to participate, you didn't have to - but I think you would have been called a wimp!!
(No, I'm just kidding about the wimp stuff!)

It didn't wish you 6 months of broken mirrors or anything... just lotto tickets!

The letter said to send out six lotto tickets and see what happens!
So I bundled myself up and off I went to the Wawa (local tri state convenience store) only to find that I can get a great cup of coffee but no tickets!
"Yikes!" I thought, "now where?"

Off to the pharmacy I go, to get my medicine and, yeah, they have lotto tickets!!
As you can tell, I'm not a big ticket purchaser... not even knowing where to purchase these things! But boy do they get addictive when scratching them.
I got a few extra for myself... 6 for sending and 3 for me
no luck today!!!

What a wonderful thing it would have been to match 3 $10,000 amounts (because you need to match 3 amounts to win), and then 2x's it!
I wonder how many lotto tickets I would have to buy to find that one golden ticket?!

I think I'll have my Wonka bar, a nice warm cup of tea and finish sending out
the lucky tickets out to 6 friends. :D

Monday, January 4, 2010

And the Winners Are...

I would like to thank everyone who participated
and sent in photos of their Christmas trees.
It was absolutely amazing to see all those ornaments over the course of
the month of December and a great treat for me to see how they make everyone smile!

So now down to business; the decision of picking the BEST was so difficult:

There's Jamie, who started us off with the contest idea in the first place...

Then there was Nancy, who actually trained her beloved pet to stand watch over her ornaments!!

Or do I choose Colleen - who sent in a photo of the Baby Jesus ornament?

We can't forget the others....
There was Katie, Jo, Fran, Brenda, Jen, Michelle and Lisa...

Who to choose, who to choose.......... ouch!
My head was hurting making this decision, so I decided, why not make EVERYONE a winner!!
Be like Oprah and give a gift to everyone!!!

So that's what I decide... everyone will be getting ornaments so keep an eye out
for your postman or woman in the next few days to see your gift!!
Thanks again everyone and here's wishing you the sweetest of years to come!! :D

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