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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Meet LaRue & Handmade

Today, we have 2 sponsors for our Sneak Attack! And today's attack is Make Someone's Day! Many of us familiar with sneak attacks are asked to recommend 1 or 2 new shops that will be our 'victims'. Usually our sponsor or sponsors introduce 2-3 victims total. So for today, there is no telling how many shops will be introduced! And lots of delightful items to purchase, heart and drool over!

Who are our sponsors today? Why Lisa from LaRue Fashions and Sandi from Handmade By Sandi!

Let me tell you a little bit about Lisa...

Busy with an 18 year old son, ready to enter college, a 3 year old daughter, and a successful Etsy shop you would think that Lisa has no time for extra hobbies. Well, about 10 years ago she started doing genealogy and loves it!

Says Lisa, During a visit to the cemetery where my grandfather is buried, I noticed that so many of the markers in there were disintegrating rapidly. With my roots in genealogy, I realized that these relatives would soon be lost to future generations of relatives searching for them. I began transcribing and photographing all of the cemeteries on our county, and posting them to the internet, for relatives to find.

Lisa also started creating chainmaille jewelry a couple of years ago - this is a favorite of mine!

A little bit about Sandi... Sandi and her husband are both retired from the federal government and now run a 40 acre farm, where they grow produce to sell to the local public. They also have chickens and sell eggs. The pace is fairly easy for 6 months out of the year, but starting in May and going through September, they sell sweet corn, which is their major crop. Hubby works the farm and Sandi runs the produce stand. And since she love to talk - that's an easy job!

A little over a year ago, Sandi discovered felted bowls and now is obsessed with making them! So there are quite a few available in her Etsy shop - with more in the wings. Expanding that felting, she's now making coasters! These are my favorite - love the spiral look.

Be sure to check out Lisa's other chainmaille items and Sandi's felted items. Then come chat with us in the Sneak Attack Thread! Lots of fun - guaranteed!


  1. Fun to read about the two of you--and thanks for teaming up today!

  2. You two are great! I can attest to Lisa's chainmaille jewelry...I got my daughter a bracelet for Christmas and I have not seen her once without it on (& she and her family lived with us for 7 months!). Sandi is so multi-talented, I can't even keep up with her!

    Check out their shops!