Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from the

Handmade Movement Team on Etsy! Thank you for a wonderful year! See you at the next Sneak Attack, January 8, 2015


Without our Hosts/Hostesses we wouldn't be able to carry out our team's mission of helping new or recently opened shops with few or no sales get a significant boost in views, faves and maybe their first sale! It's very rewarding and lots of fun and
you'll have plenty of support from the rest of the team!
So sign up, get a warm fuzzy feeling
and be a hero to the shops you Sneak Attack!

If you are a member of the Handmade Movement Team on Etsy and would like to help continue our mission by hosting a Sneak Attack,

you can find out how and sign up here

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.

Virginia is one of our frequent hosts, a treasury guru, and a gal who crochets for charity.

I love to crochet blankets and I crochet for charities. I believe that handmade items convey good wishes and help in the healing process. It's amazing how crocheted items can last through generations. I have (and still use) crocheted blankets and throws that my grandmothers made and they are still comforting. 

And her love for crocheting comes thru - in everything she makes - we use her crocheted dishcloths all the time.

Come join us today - our last Sneak Attack of 2014 for lots of fun, clues, excitement and so much more!!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Meet Lynn

Lynn from LynnHanousekDesigns is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. Lynn always finds the cutest new Etsy shops for us to surprise.

When Lynn first started hosting back in 2012, I asked her where she got her inspiration for her paintings.

I get my main inspiration from all the cats I know and have known. We've always had cats and many of our family members and friends have cats too, and they show up in my work. The white cat in my work is Dotty, who was my brother's cat and very special to me. The black cat in the daisy field is a tribute to my friend, Marguerite. The name Marguerite means daisy in French and Marguerite had a black cat. Sophia and Dubinski are the models for my brush paintings.

Of course I love all of Lynn's paintings, being a cat lover myself. Sometimes it's really difficult to figure which one is my favorite. Today, this is the one I love!

Have you picked your favorite?

Come join us in our sneak attack thread as we get ready for some fun!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Meet Christine

Christine from MCBDdesigns is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.

A little bit about Christine:

 I have been creating "things" (poems, crafts, beaded jewelry, tote bags, stories, rugs, etc.) since I was a young child in the 1960s. And I enjoy challenging myself by learning new things.

I love the way Christine takes a variety of items (mixed media) and creates something just right! I love this card.

And you will too. There are adorable cards for everyone and jewelry to ooh and ahh over! Be sure to find your favorites in Christine's shop.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread today - to see who is there, and what kind of clues Christine will give us to help us 'guess' her pick of new shops today.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Meet Charlie

Charlie from TearfulTenshi is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm.  Charlie loves to host and always picks the cutest shops to surprise. I'm sure that today will be no exception.

Did you know that Charlie is also participating in the giveaway for this week? Really adorable cards.

You will find lots of cute cards in Charlie's shop. And 50% of all proceeds go to charity - so you can select some of her cards and other creations, knowing that you are helping out as well.

Come join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun!! And be sure to sign up for the giveaway - the winner will be announced on Thursday, Dec 4.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi has made a lovely treasury of our latest "Victims" and our Hostesses,
Sandi of HandmadeBySandi and EliSe of xEsFunThings!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Meet EliSe and Sandi

EleSi from xEsFunThings, and Sandi from HandmadeBySandi, are co-hosting today's sneak attack - the reveal is at 3pm Etsy time.

I'm Sandi, I write the blog posts about our hosts.

Today I'm writing about EliSe who has co-hosted with me several times this year. I had lots of things to do this morning - as Monday's are always very busy for me. And EliSe, being the special friend that she is - has helped keep the thread going!

Want to see what's creations EliSe has come up with for Christmas? Take a look at two of them. You will bead-ecked in holiday spirit!

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - have lots of fun, try to guess who are victims will be and meet some of our members!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet Lynn

Lynn from LynnHanousekDesigns is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. Lynn loves to host sneak attacks, though she doesn't get the chance very often.

I asked Lynn back in 2012 what prompted her to join the team. She said:

This past May (2012) I was featured in a Sneak Attack treasury. I checked out "The Handmade Movement" website, liked what I found and decided to join. Helping and encouraging others fits into my basic life style values and I have found this team to be genuinely warm and supportive, not only to new shop owners, but to one another. 

I can tell you, that every one of our members feels the same way!!

A gal after my own heart  - Lynn loves cats and paints the cutest pictures of them. Like this one:

In addition to loving to paint, part of the proceeds of each purchase from her shop goes to support animal charities. Be sure to check out all the delightful paintings in Lynn's shop!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - lots of fun and clues to help you guess who the 'victims' will be.