NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

Date: Monday, Oct 27th; 2pm EDT

Shop Name: To be announced at above time

Hostess: KraftyGrannysHome

What's all this? Read our About Us page to find out!


HELP WANTED: SNEAK ATTACK HOST/HOSTESS!

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
www.etsy.com/teams/7565/handmademovement/discuss/14279735

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meet Kelly

Kelly from juBEADlation is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A long time member and frequent sponsor, Kelly can always be counted on to find the cutest new Etsy shops to surprise!

I always wonder how our members come up with the name for their shops. Kelly says it perfectly:

juBEADlation comes from jubilation (the feeling I get while making jewelry) and bead (my primary medium).

And you can tell that Kelly loves what she creates! In browsing her shop this morning, I discovered a brand new item! Wine charms - and who can't use a set of two of these.


From wine charms, to jewelry, to ornaments - you will definitely find just the right gift for someone on your list. (as of today, there are only 62 days left until Christmas).

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - friends, clues, shops - you will have lots of fun.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Meet Corrie and EliSe

Corrie from StrangelyEverAfter, and EliSe from xEsFunThings, are co-hosting our Sneak Attack today at 3pm. A newbie and an experienced hostess combining to come up with some fabulous new Etsy shops to surprise!

Did you know?

Corrie's shop was Sneak Attacked on May 7th of this year.
EliSe's shop was Sneak Attacked on Dec 10th of 2012.
What a great combination!!

I took a peek at Corrie's shop this morning - she has wonderful items for the girls in your life - but what about your guy? Let's not forget about him... creative bow ties!

I love this one with it's Christmas look:



And EliSe's shop always has new creations ... something for Christmas as well.


These two shops are treasure troves - something for everyone in your life. Enjoy shopping.

And join us in our sneak attack thread today - for some fun, and excitement when the new shops are revealed.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. I was supposed to host, but had a little health issue, and Virginia jumped right in to take over for me. Our whole team is like that - and it's such a warm and wonderful feeling to have lots of friends like Virginia.

I decided to take a quick peek at Virginia's shop and fell in love with this scarf! So classy looking, will go with almost anything.


Check with Virginia - she would love to make a custom scarf for you!!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - can you figure out who the 'victims' will be?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Meet Susanne

Susanne from SussesSpindehjrne is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. One of our international members, Susanne loves to find new shops on both sides of the pond - for all of our members to meet and greet!!

Susanne makes the most wonderful hand painted and hand spun yarn. But did you know she also makes the cutest hair accessories? I for one love to get things like this - I have two granddaughters who just love to dress up!


And not only does Susanne make this for your little one - there is also a story behind it. Be sure to check out this and other items from Susanne's store - something for everyone!!

Join us in our sneak attack thread today to see what kind of clues Susanne will give us, to help us guess who her 'victims' will be.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Meet Lynn

Lynn from LynnHanousekDesigns, is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.  A cat lover from way back, Lynn is always there to help, offer advice and join in the fun at past attacks. Today, Lynn will be creating her own fun by supplying clues to help our members figure out who her 'victims' will be.

When Lynn first hosted an attack, I asked her why she joined our team.

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. 

And now, Lynn is helping again, by having a fundraiser in her Etsy shop for Courageous Cats - an animal rescue program on Long Island, NY.

Here is one of Lynn's paintings for her fundraiser and I was lucky enough to get it and help support her cause.


Keep checking Lynn's shop - her fundraiser goes on all month - and you might be able to help too.

Be sure to join us in our sneak attack thread today - check out the clues and have lots of fun!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sign up to be a hostess!

Our sneak attacks average 2 a week - and they are so much fun. Choosing new shops to introduce, viewing lots of creative items, sharing hearts and even a sale or two.

We couldn't do it without our hostesses. They pick the shops for their sneak attack, come up with a list of clues to tempt our members when they want to create treasuries, and generally keep the thread going throughout the day.

If you have never been a hostess of a sneak attack - don't let that stop you. We have a number of long time members, who host frequently, and they can give you lots of tips to make your hosting experience fun and rewarding. They will co-host with you if you want.

We even have a supply of possible new shops you can choose from - from the snoopy member. Shops are added to Snoopy from treasuries that have been created by members during the day of a sneak attack. And other times, someone will convo snoopy and suggest a shop or two. So most of the time, you really don't have to search on your own.

And best of all, it's very rewarding to have the warm feeling that you are helping someone else get a good start.

Come on over to our sneak attack thread for today, meet the members, get a feel for what's going on, and plunge right in - we want your hosting experience to be one to remember - and you will want to do it often!

Monday, September 29, 2014