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NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

DATE: Thursday, June 1st; 2 pm, EDT

SHOP NAMES: To Be Announced

HOST: SKWOriginalsbySummer

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

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Meet Engel and UU

You are in for a treat today. We have 2 sponsors for our Sneak Attack, and because both of them on are west coast time, our sneak attack will start at 3pm today!

Our sponsors are Engel (Linda) from Engel Felt and UU (Wendy) from UUendy and Friends

Linda is famous for her felted soaps - they are so great! I rarely use a pattern, and so my pieces are almost always one of a kind. I would go crazy if I had to make the same thing over and over!

For example, if you have a favorite college or sports team, Engel will make a special felted soap just for you!



And Wendy is our Time Kitty - she lets us know how many hours, minutes and even seconds it is until time for the 'Attack'!
When I asked Wendy why she makes 'play earrings' she said:
The earrings I sell here are because I couldn't find anything that was sturdy for my granddaughter. What isn't a gift becomes an item to sell. I can't keep all of this stuff!

Check out these adorable earrings...



hmm, I'm going to have to pick some for my two little granddaughters...

Be sure to check out all the delightful items in our sponsors' shops and then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread. We would love to have you join us!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Meet Beadsoul

Lisa from Bead Soul will be sponsoring the Sneak Attack tonite at 5pm! Lisa mentioned that she would like to have a theme today. We love to have themes for our Sneak Attacks, cause then we can dress in a different avatar! Like all girls, we LOVE to play dress up!

According to Lisa: I was thinking of a theme- what about May flowers? I don't know about your parts of the country, but the April showers have gone on a bit long!

In keeping with the theme of flowers, I went to Lisa's shop to see what she had that would fit right in, and found this perfect necklace with glass flowers! And don't you just love the hugs and kisses too!



So today, come see us dressed in our 'finery'! You can find us at the Sneak Attack thread, all day. And just check back here at 5pm to find out who our latest 'victims' are! Fun to be had by all!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Meet Beq

When ever we have a sneak attack, the sponsor always gives us clues to the upcoming 'victims'.

Beq from LaBeq is the captain of our Sneak Attack team and is sponsoring our attack today at 6pm Etsy time. I wonder what the clues will be!

Did you know that Beq does wood working? When I asked her how she learned how, she said:
Well, I first learned some woodworking skills in my shop class in middle school, then took another class my junior year in high school. I've always loved wood as a material. My lace making is what got me into the wood turning, though--my parents got me a bench-top lathe so I could make my own bobbins. I've been pretty much self-taught on the lathe, and I keep expanding my scope of what I can do on it!

When I was in school (way back when) girls took home ec and boys took wood working. Good for you Beq!

Here's an example of the wood working skill that Beq has developed This kaleidoscope is just perfect for your pocket or your desk!


In the past, when Beq sponsored an attack - she sang her clues. What an entertaining way to keep us looking forward to the clues!! Will she sing today? I don't know, but you should stop by our Sneak Attack thread and see. And then be sure to come back here at 6pm, to see who our 'victims' are!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vintage Cards and Tags

May 13– June 2:

UniqueGreetings on Etsy is giving away these beautiful cards and tags!

Just look at these exquisite Jane Austen inspired cards:


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Beautiful image printed on high quality Natural color Linen cardstock with matching Linen envelopes. 2 Cards in this set. Cards measure 4.25" x 5.5".

Card is blank inside for your own personal message.


Also included in this giveaway is this beautiful set of 4 antique rose vintage greeting cards:


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Beautiful roses printed on high quality Natural color Linen cardstock with matching Linen envelopes. Cards measure 4.25" x 5.5", 4 different designs
Card is blank inside for your own personal message.

This gorgeous tag set is also part of this fabulous giveaway:
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Set of 8 vintage rose gift tags!!


Vintage Rose Gift Tags-set of 8 embellished with Oatmeal satin ribbon.
Large tags measure 2 1/2" x 3 5/8". Blank on the back so you have plenty of room for your greeting. Tags are sturdy and printed on Vintage Cream 110 lb. high quality yardstick.


A little bit more about UniqueGreetings:



I've always loved crafts and have been creating cards, tags and scrapbooking for over 10 years. Enjoy working with my hands and have been creating since as long as I can remember.

Find out more about  from her Etsy profile.

We know you won’t want to miss this generous giveaway from  so here is how to enter to win:

  • Send an email entitled “I want to win this!” to handmadegiveaway@gmail .com.

  • If you have an Etsy shop, include it in the email so you’ll get some free exposure for it if you win!

  • The winner will be announced in the Sneak Attack Day Forum Thread on June 2nd. You can access the Forum Thread through the Handmade Movement site that day. You will receive an email if you are not present in the Thread and you are the winner!


If you would like to donate something for a future giveaway and get your Etsy shop in the ‘Spotlight’, send an email with the subject “I’d like to donate” to handmadegiveaway@gmail.com.

You will receive instructions on how you can take part in this giveaway and be a part of The Handmade Movement.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Meet Ruby

Boy are you in for a treat! We have a brand new sneaker sponsoring our latest Sneak Attack! And it's not just a normal Sneak Attack either. We are having a WEEKEND ATTACK!

Our sponsor, Ruby from Ruby Tombstone lives in Australia, and is 14 hours ahead of us on Etsy time. Because of the time difference, and the fact that Ruby was soooo ready to sponsor - she decided to have a 'beaut' weekend attack!!

I recently asked Ruby what she does to relax.
I like to do craft as relaxation, and I also train for roller derby. I have a chronic pain condition, and I find that roller derby is a great way to get fit, have fun and to learn to see pain as nothing to fear.

I think I would FEAR the roller derby LOL

Check out these 'adorable' shoe clips!



Hmmm, I wonder if Ruby wears them when she skates in the roller derby....

The attack officially starts at 11am tomorrow morning - Saturday, but we are all having a ton of fun here at the Sneak Attack thread that will go on all today, tonite and all tomorrow too! So come and chat with us, pop in and out during the day, and look for the shop names to appear here at 11am tomorrow morning!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Meet Well Criated

We recently met Sarah from Well Criated when she was a brand new sponsor. And she had so much fun, that she's back to do it again tonite at 7pm.

Sarah and her parents have an alpaca ranch in Washington state.

Sarah and her Mom run the Etsy shop. Sarah does most of the Social Media, Design, and Advertising/Marketing for our shop. She and her Mom do all of the felting, photography, and artwork together. Her Dad does all of the logistical work with herd sales, purchasing, breeding, and genetics research. And her boyfriend takes care of all the hard farm work. Such a together family!

How could you NOT love something this adorable - I understand their devotion to these animals!


Be sure to check out all the alpaca items in Sarah and her Mom's shop and then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready to meet the 'victims' at 7pm!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ever been to a Sneak Attack?

Would you believe that there are still Etsians out there, who have never participated in a Sneak Attack?

What's a sneak attack? Why it's is a fun party, designed to help new Etsy shop owners get a start in their business by sending lots of people their way!

Like most new Etsy shop owners, my co-sponsor LaRue and I started our business with an idea to make things that have special meaning to us.

In my case, I love to wear earrings! And as I started making earrings for myself, I thought it would be neat to make them for other people.


LaRue was taught to crochet by her Grandmother and found that crocheting was something that she enjoyed and could do while spending time with her family.


And the Etsy shops that we introduce you to tonight have similar stories to tell!

What do you have to do to participate? Well, just come on over to our Sneak Attack thread and chat with us during the day. At 7pm EDT we will be announcing the latest 'victims' in the thread as well as here at the Handmade Movement site!

You are more than welcome to buy anything you see that pulls on your heart strings. Can't purchase right now - that's ok, by browsing through the shops, and marking items that you would like to go back and look at, these new Etsy shops will be well on their way to a successful business.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Meet WMS

Come join us today, at 5pm Etsy time, for a fun festive attack, sponsored by WMS from Wine Maker's Sister!

You can be sure that our 'victims' will include some super Etsy shops, found by our Sponsor. WMS will give us clues during the day that relate to the shops - can you guess who they are? If not, that's ok, as it's all in fun!

I visited WMS's shop to see what delightful items she has added to her listings, and found this adorable Cinco De Mayo bracelet including all kinds of beads and charms! Just perfect for this week...



Never been to a Sneak Attack? Come join us in our thread today and you will fit right in! Look for the thread link here at our Handmade Movement site. We look forward to seeing you!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jewelry Set and Candle



April 29– May 12:
AND THE WINNER IS: http://www.etsy.com/shop/UUendyandFriends
SummerWilson8 on Etsy is giving away these beautiful and delicate jewelry set and candle!

Elegance and sophistication!


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This jewelry set is made from pink geometric stones, pink round stones, and silver tube beads with a toggle clasp.

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Necklace is 19.5 inches in length.
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The bracelet has a 7.5 inch diameter


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And the earrings are 2 1/4 inch drop
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The tureen candle is bright green and is scented with fruit slices. It's wonderfully fruity!!


A little bit more about SummerWilson8 :



My entire world revolves around creating things. I design my own sets and costume my own shows for my dance school and I am happy and proud to share my creations with easy.

Find out more about  from her Etsy profile.

We know you won’t want to miss this generous giveaway from  so here is how to enter to win:

  • Send an email entitled “I want to win this!” to handmadegiveaway@gmail .com.

  • If you have an Etsy shop, include it in the email so you’ll get some free exposure for it if you win!

  • The winner will be announced in the Sneak Attack Day Forum Thread on May 12th. You can access the Forum Thread through the Handmade Movement site that day. You will receive an email if you are not present in the Thread and you are the winner!


If you would like to donate something for a future giveaway and get your Etsy shop in the ‘Spotlight’, send an email with the subject “I’d like to donate” to handmadegiveaway@gmail.com.

You will receive instructions on how you can take part in this giveaway and be a part of The Handmade Movement.