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NEXT SNEAK ATTACK!

DATE: Thursday, July 20th; 2 pm, EDT

SHOP NAMES: To Be Announced

HOST: SayItWithBlooms

Check out this thread and join us for the fun!

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

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Adorable Handmade Album

June 24– July 7:

Baby Creations by Melanie on Etsy is giving away this adorable handmade album!!
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This album is neatly covered inside and out with the same colorful fabric.


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The over-sized bright red satin ribbon ties the album closed.


This album holds 100 4x6 photos and measures 4x6.5".


Fabric Designer: Riley Blake Designs
Fabric Name: Cars on Wavy Road


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A little bit more about Baby Creations By Melanie:


My name is Melanie and I am a married mother of three wonderful children.When I had my oldest daughter who is now 12, I received a handmade baby photo album and I absolutely LOVED it! Ever since then, I have been making albums for my friends and family.



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 JULY 7th. 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.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Meet Castle - having fun being a sponsor!

Castle from Castle Co is sponsoring our Sneak Attack today starting at 7:30pm. Castle sponsored earlier this week, and had so much fun, that she's doing it again!!

What better way to pep up your shower than to use this Bold and Spicy Cinnamon Spice goat milk soap!


You will find lots of wonderful scents in Castle's shop - pick your favorite! And then come on over and share the fun with us at our Sneak Attack thread!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Meet Castle

Castle from Castle Co is sponsoring our Sneak Attack today starting at 5pm. Castle always finds some delightful new Etsy shops to introduce to all the 'Sneakers'.

One of the new soaps that Castle has added is this yummy sounding nutty honey almond one! Almost good enough to eat!


See what else is new in Castle's shop and then come chat with us at our Sneak Attack thread!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Meet LaBeq

One of our favorite sponsors is also our team leader, LaBeq is sponsoring the sneak attack at 6pm Etsy time. She always has a unique way of giving us clues to the new Etsy shops we are going to be surprising.

One time she sponsored an attack, she sang the clues via video. That really had us guessing!! What will she do today?

When I asked LaBeq how she came up with the name for her shop, she said:
La Beq is a name I've gone by online for quite a long time. I've even had a previous microbusiness using that name. It more or less comes from my various nicknames I've had, and from my mom singing Alouette and sticking my name into it (About halfway through the verse: "et la Beck, et la Beck, Aaaaaah, Alouette, gentille Alouette, Alouette, je te plumerai"). But I like spelling my name with a Q.

Knowing my obsession with earrings (among other things) I had to show you these bobbin lace earrings that LaBeq has made and incorporated beads into the stitching.


LaBeq has a number of other pretty bobbin lace earrings that you can see at her shop. And then come on over to our Sneak Attack thread, and have fun while we wait for 6pm to roll around to surprise the 'victims'!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Meet WellCriated

One of our newer Sneaker team members, Well Criated is sponsoring the Sneak Attack tonight at 7pm, Etsy time. She has sponsored a couple of times since she joined, and the shops she has introduced us to have been fantastic. We know the shops for today will be just as great!

I asked Well Criated: what got you started with your Etsy shop?

We've (Mom too) ALWAYS wanted to start a crafty or artsy business, especially together. But it was when we got our first few Alpacas (almost 7 years ago), that we really decided on a solid plan and direction.

At first, my parents were just into Alpaca sales, breeding, and stud services. It wasn't until a few years ago that we actually started doing something with the fiber! Before that, we were pretty much just hoarding and hoarding it! After awhile though... our garage got pretty darn full of fiber, and we decided it was time to do something - ANYTHING - with it! That was when we got the felting bug.


Haha Hoarding - we all know about that!

Well makes the felted jewelry - like this piece:


Be sure to check out all of WellCriated's adorable items in her shop and then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for our 'victims'!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Meet Sandi

We are having a HOT Sneak Attack today. Warm temperatures, HOT Etsy shops, Sizzling Gifts and creations!! Something for everyone!

Our sponsor today is HandmadeBySandi And what does Sandi have in her shop today that is HOT HOT HOT???!!!

Why this tote bag made with John Deere Fabric!!


Check out all the HOT items in Sandi's shop and then come join us for our Sizzling Sneak Attack - chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread. Guaranteed to be lots of fun!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Meet WMS

Are you ready for fun??!! Well, you've come to the right place! Later today, we will be surprising new Etsy shops with purchases, hearts and love! And these new Etsy shops will be introduced to us by our very own WMS from Wine Maker's Sister!

Have you ever been to a Sneak Attack sponsored by WMS? If you have, then you know she ALWAYS introduces as least one new Etsy shop that has fiber of all kinds. And boy do we love fiber!

WMS's shop is dedicated to fiber - stitch markers, neat cups with delightful sayings and handmade rubber stamps, all for the knitter in your life. And I found a new rubber stamp in her shop this morning, that is too cute!


Not a fiber lover, yet? Stick around, and our obsession might just rub off on you :D

Come join us, at our Sneak Attack thread today, to find out clues that might give you some idea about the kinds of items we will get to see at 5pm tonite. Don't miss it!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Origami Bouquet of Purple Flowers

CONGRATS TO WINNER: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ButtonsandYarnOhMy

June 3– June 16:

Glycosidic on Etsy is giving away this amazing origami bouquet of purple flowers!


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An origami "bouquet" of purple flowers, packaged in a blue 5.1 x 5.1cm / 2in x 2in chiyogami design box featuring lucky bellflowers. The flowers in the bouquet are traditionally known as "irises/ayame", however they do have 4 petals instead of 3 main ones and so they are also known as "lilies". The flowers have been folded using patterned paper imported from Japan.


A little bit more about Glycosidic:


I'm a bit of a magpie when it comes to pretty bits of paper and soft, quality yarn. I prefer to keep them instead and turn them - fold by fold or stitch by stitch - into animals, flowers and ornaments.



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 16th. 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.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Meet Castle

Our sponsor today is Beth from Castle Co. Beth's shop is devoted to handmade soap, and other than a few of the scents, all the soaps use natural ingredients.

Have you ever tried handmade soap? That's the only kind I use, and many of our team members feel the same way. The scents are delicious and the soap doesn't dry out your skin, like commercial soaps will.

Beth has been making handmade soaps for a couple of years, and just loves creating and testing new recipes.

Says Beth:
I love making handmade soap. My family and friends know me to be organized, analytical and hard working. They’re now also seeing the creative, crafty side of me when they use my handcrafted soaps. One friend, whose husband will now use only the soap I make, told me I would have made a great pioneer woman. I don’t know about that, but I feel like one for a moment when I make these basic soaps.

Beth has so many different scents for her soap, but I think I like this one the best. Not only is it a nice clean lemony scent, but it has a personality with the calendula petals in it.


See which is your favorite soap in Beth's shop and then come chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready to surprise some new Etsy shops tonite at 7pm.