Date: Thursday, Sept 18th; 3pm EDT

Shop Name: To be announced at above time

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet Virginia

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

A frequent sponsor, and lover of making treasuries, Virginia always finds the neatest new Etsy shops for us to surprise.

Did you know? Virginia is part of the Snoopy Team. Checking new shops from Challenge Treasuries, to add to the Snoopy user so you have lots of wonderful creations and shops to check out for your 'victims'.

I love looking at Virginia's shops. She loves to take a new pattern that she has discovered and create wonderful color blends. Don't you just love the colors in these dishcloths/wash cloths? I've bought some over the last couple of years in lots of color combinations. They make great gifts.

See the other colors available in this design. Don't see what you would like - just check with Virginia for a custom order!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - can you guess any of the 5 shops that Virginia has chosen for her 'victims'?

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi has given us another beautiful treasury of our latest "Victims" and Hostesses, Sandi of HandmadeBySandi and Virginia of MadeByHand!

Meet Virginia and Sandi

Virginia from MadeByHand and Sandi from HandmadeBySandi are co-hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.

Differences: Virginia lives on the west coast, Sandi on the east.

Similarity: Sandi used to live in California, both gals love to crochet, both are retired from the 'real' world, and both gals love being hosts for our sneak attacks!

What more can you ask for in a great team!!

One of Virginia's crocheted items - did I tell you she loves to find new patterns? Isn't this gorgeous?

Sandi too loves to find new patterns - and one of her latest creations was for a customer:

I bet, if you ask either gal - they will make you one of their creations!!  And with so many other things to choose from in their shops - you will love your 'handmade' items!

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - can you guess who our 'victims' will be?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meet Charlie

Charlie from TearfulTenshi is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. An international member, Charlie recently hosted and is doing it again. She has so much fun finding new Etsy shops to surprise!

When Charlie first joined our team, I asked her what gave her inspiration.

General inspiration for my artwork can come from the smallest things, since I was a little girl the simplest things made me happy like the wind in fall whipping up the leafs in circles, I used to say was fairies riding on them and having races, as you do at 7 years old! 

What a vision!!

And you can see how Charlie's visions work for her. She makes the cutest hair clips!!

Check out the other adorable goodies in Charlie's shop!!

And come join us in the sneak attack thread today - to see who her 'victims' will be. (there are 6 of them!!)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blast from the Sneak Attacks Past September 3, 2014

On 10/6/2011 we were sneak attacking The Amber Dragon Fly with love from the Handmade Movement Team.

The Amber Dragonfly is the home for vintage collectibles, handmade purses, tote bags, kindle and notebook covers, and I found this amaizing original and signed Robert Held art glass vase.

I asked Carol the following questions when I visited her:

How did the sneak attack affect your shop?
What was your reaction to the sneak attack?
Are you selling on other venues?
Comments you would like us to pass on to the team?

and here are what she told me:

The sneak attack was great. I felt like the Etsy community was reaching out.
My reaction? I loved it.
The only other places I sell is Amazon for a few books (newer) and occationally Ebay for something not suited for Etsy. Basically I prefer Etsy.
Comments? KEEP IT UP. After all, we all do feel totally alone out there and a surprise sneak attack makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I wish Carol good luck and I´m so happy to hear what a differens the sneak attack does.
Bye, bye for now, see you in another sneaked shop.


Today we visit our very own crafty granny Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome. Theresa was Sneak Attack by the Handmade Movement on November 3, 2011 and has been an active team member since. She creates lovely crochet; blanks, hats, and baby booties. She also makes gorgeous quilts, ornaments, seasonal decorations, and so much more. Theresa has something for everyone!

These Halloween coasters are super cute! When I asked Theresa how the Sneak Attack effected her shop, this is what she shared;

The sneak attack effected me in so many ways, I was jumping for joy at having my very first sale and wasn't sure what was going on. I read up on what Handmade Movement Team was all about and knew right then that that was where I belonged. I was overjoyed that someone would buy something that I made. 

I do not sale on any other venues and don't think I ever will.

This team is my extended family and I love each and everyone of the members. I pray for those who need the prayers in their life and smile with joy at the happiness in their lives, My husband knows everyone also, just by my talking about this team and he know how important everyone is to me.

And we love you too Theresa! The Handmade Movement team wouldn't be the same without you in it! KraftyGrannysHome has over 700 sales today, what a milestone! Keep up the good work and we wish you much more success with your great shop. Stop by and pick up a few handmade items from Theresa, you won't be disappointed. :) 

Until next time,

Monday, August 25, 2014


Once again Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi has given us a beautiful treasury of our latest "Victims"
and Hostess, Amanda of CuteNCurlyBowtique!

Meet Amanda

Amanda from CuteNCurlyBowtique, is hosting our sneak attack today at 1pm. A wonderful hostess, she always finds the neatest shops for us to surprise!

Amanda makes the 'cutest' hair bows and fascinators, for all kinds of celebrations, seasons and holidays. And right now, Amanda is promoting a back to school sale - omg is it that close? And can Halloween be far behind??

Speaking of Halloween, how about seeing your little one wearing this adorable fascinator for part of her costume.

What will you choose from Amanda's shop - to take advantage of the back-to-school savings? You have until the end of this month...

And who do you think Amanda's victims will be? Come join us in our sneak attack thread and see if you can guess.