DATE: Thursday, Oct 8th; 2 pm EST

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome, is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. A frequent hostess, and a busy crocheter, Theresa always finds the cutest new Etsy shops to surprise.

Always with something going on with her shop - Theresa crochets cute little hats and such for babies. I love browsing to see what's new - I have no babies in my family - but always find the time to oooh and ahhh over her creations.

A definite oooh and ahhh - for this one!

There's is always something new in Theresa's shop!
Come join us in our sneak attack thread - meet our members, try to guess who the 'victims' will be by the collection of clues that Theresa gives us, and just have a lot of fun!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Meet Mark and Lynn

Mark, from xEsFunThings, and Lynn, from LynnHanousekDesigns, are co-hosting our sneak attack today at 11am. A great duo - both love the warm feeling that they get as they surprise new Etsy shops!

Mark's passion for beads is evident in his creations. Says Mark:

Always keeping my hands busy with a 'project'. A friend got me hooked on seed beads. Hey, if men knit why shouldn't they bead?

I love his creations that use both beads and charms like this one.

Lynn paints with her heart. And her love of cats shines. Combine those two, add a charity that she is supportive of, and you will want to help too. Says Lynn:

We are now donating $5.00 of the purchase price of many of our cat themed 5x7 acrylic paintings on canvas to Courageous Cats in Malverne, NY

This is one of my all-time favorites

Be sure to visit our co-hosts and find your favorite items.

Come join us in our sneak attack thread where you will get to meet our members and have lots of fun!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Meet Lynn and Amanda

Today we have co-hosts for our sneak attack that starts at 2:00 PM, Lynn from LynnHanousekDesigns and Amanda from CuteNCurlyBowtique

Lynn, who is one of our members from New York,  makes the most beautiful cat paintings. I have several and love to give them to family members and friends.

When asked why she joined our team, Lynn said:

In 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 have a hard time picking a favorite cat from Lynn's shop - how about this one!

Amanda, who is one of our members from Michigan, and has been making the cutest hair bows for a long time. And each one is a work of art!

When asked why she joined our team, Amanda said:

I joined the Handmade Movement after reading someone's reaction to being a sneak attack victim in another team. Their genuine reaction of excitement and happiness made me want to be apart of that. I've always been the pay it forward type of person and this team is a great fit for me.

Girls are football fans too! Check out this wonderful hair bow!

Be sure to browse through these shops - there is always something new!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Meet Christine

Christine from MCBDdesigns is hosting our sneak attack today at 1:00 PM.  Christine has hosted several times before and always find the cutest new Etsy shops to surprise.

I always love browsing through Christine's shop, there is always something new and unique for every member of the family.

Did you know that Christine makes earrings?  It's one of my favorite items.  OK, OK, I'm a little obsessed with earrings. I had a hard time deciding which are my favorite. I really think the gumball ones are it!

Please check out Christina's shop for your favorite item.

Come join us in our sneak attack thread for lots of fun and unique clues as to who our victims are for today.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Meet Kathleen

Kathleen from ArdentlyCrafted is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm. An artist with an unusual craft, Kathleen loves to surprise new Etsy shops and help them get started in their business.

Kathleen's craft is paper dolls, but none like you have ever seen. These can be moved and posed and are fun!

What ever happened to this detective - one of my favorites.

Be sure to check out all the characters from Kathleen's shop. Who are your favorites?

And come join us for lots of fun at our sneak attack thread.

Friday, August 28, 2015


Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi made this wonderful treasury of the chosen shops for this week's Sneak Attack!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. A frequent hostess, Sandi loves to search for new Etsy shops with a variety of creations!

I enjoy writing about our hosts each week, and finding something really neat in each shop.

Today, I'd like to do something a little different....

Take a look at my new avi:

It was created by Ros from StickersNStuffByRos, a very talented lady - and the glue that keeps this team together.

Ros is the captain of our team: handmademovement, keeps us on track, motivates us and is a very dear friend to all of us. Encouraging us when we're down, congratulating us when we have a sale or are in a treasury, offering advice and for many, being a second Mom!

Ros is also an artist - be sure to visit her other shop - and see the many paintings that she uses to create greeting cards or have available as a digital download.

And come join our team as we get ready to sneak attack on some unsuspecting new Etsy shops.