Monday, December 21, 2009

Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide

The guide is finished and the giveaway is up!!!! Please go and enter! Lots of great prizes from 8 different Etsy shops! Its really easy to enter, just have to be a follower of the greenhaven blog, and leave a comment under the giveaway post naming your favorite item from the guide, and your in!

Here are the items up for grabs!

This giveaway will include the following:

~ Big Bath Fizzie from Bathgasm
~ Roar Print from Kimsieboldstudios
~ Hair Scrunchy from Ants Accessories
~ Donut charm from Emariecreations
~ Set of gift tags from Ohhappydaycreations
~ Business cards from all the shops that participated in the guide

Giveaway 2:
This giveaway will include the following:

~ Set of cards from Leslywrytes
~ Bath fizzie samples from Bathgasm
~ Set of place cards from Ohhappydaycreations
~ Pendant and zipper pouch from Jo's Jewels
~ Donut charm from Emariecreations
~ Business cards from all the shops that participated in the guide

Interested??? Go enter! just click here!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is..... Calyx Ann! Congrats! You have won a sandwich and snack bag set in your choice of fabric!

This months giveaway will be from our Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide. Items featured from the guide will be included in the giveaway. So if you like something that has been featured in the guide, you can enter the giveaway to win it! There will be two giveaways at the conclusion of the guide!

The next addition of the Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide is up on The Green Haven Blog. Feel free to check it out and support the featured Etsy sellers!

This is a picture of items from one of the featured shops, Bathgasm. Take a look at the review to see Oh Happy Day Creations, items and read both the reviews =)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide ~Part 1~

Here is the first part (of many) to my Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide. Over the next couple of weeks I will be featuring Etsy shops and the lovely handmade products. The first shop I will be reviewing is Jo's Jewels, you can find her on Etsy at Gallagj. She has a lovely shop!
Here is a little information about Jo Ann and her shop.

1. Tell us some background information about you and your shop.
~I am a wife of 28 years with two boys who are in the Navy. The oldest is married and stationed in Tennessee and the youngest just returned from Iraq and is stationed in NC. I work a full time job as an Administrator in a Bio-Medical Company. My shop is a combination of jewelry and supplies at affordable prices. My favorite feature of the shop is the wire wrap items because that is my passion. I strive to make my buyers thrilled with their purchases and if not, I am happy to work with them until they are.

2. How did you get started in your craft?
~I bought a jewelry kit and I was hooked! I have done numerous crafts in the past but this one was the one I was searching for. I received lessons from an Etsy friend to learn the wire wrap. She was a great teacher! I used books and much practice (and wasted wire) to get where I am today.

3. How did you come up with your shop name?
~Jo's Jewels... I was thinking of what would go with my name and nothing I could think of would so I shortened it to Jo and the Jewels part seemed to fit.

4. How long have you been doing your craft?
~I have been addicted to beads for 2-1/2 years.

5. Where else can we find you?

6. Anything else you would like to tell us or include =)
~Making jewelry gives me much joy and helps me to keep from missing my sons so much. I love the joy making jewelry brings but I am most thrilled with meeting new people. I have made many great friends on Etsy who have supported and guided me. I am a people person and would love to meet all of you!

Now for the review =) I received a wire wrapped pendant, from her. It is absolutely adorable! The quality of her work is superb! The wire is wrap excellently and the red gems set off the silver of the wire very well. The pendant came in a cute little zipper bag. Extremely fast shipping and great packaging. Her shop also has very reasonable prices on both her items and shipping! I would recommend this shop for any jewelery lover.