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SNEAK ATTACK NOW GOING ON!

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Meet Time Kitty

Who is Time Kitty? One of our long time standing sneakers. Really her name is Wendy and her shop is UUendy and Friends See how the UUendy looks like Wendy?

Anyway, Wendy is known for her play dress up earrings, in a variety of subjects. They are just too adorable!


Now why do we call her Time Kitty? Well, she keeps us on track, and lets us know frequently during the day, how many hours and minutes it is until the Sneak Attack starts. We couldn't do it without her!

Wendy is sponsoring our sneak attack today, and because she works during the day, and she lives in California - night time is her time! So today's sneak attack will start at 9pm EDT. For all our sneaky friends, and for those of you on the west coast and our international Etsy friends, you will be able to check out the 'victims' all night long!

Come chat with us at our sneak attack thread! You are in for a treat!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Meet Bead

Welcome to the world of Sneak Attacks! If you have never participated, you are in for a treat. Our Sneak Attacks occur twice a week, and each one is sponsored by a member of our Sneak Attack team. (You too can join and be a sponsor) Bead from Beadsoul will be our sponsor today.

As a sponsor, Bead gets to choose the Etsy shops she will introduce to us. And because Bead has sponsored before, we can count on the new shops being fantastic!

Bead lives in the beautiful state of Colorado! According to her: The views I get to see every day never cease to amaze me. I think my love of color is inspired by the amazing mountains, sunsets and foliage. And while she didn't say it, I'm sure Bead meant to add sunrises as well, like these gorgeous sunrise earrings...


Be sure to visit Bead's shop and see what other surprises she has for you! Then come and chat with us in our Sneak Attack thread. We would love to 'see' you!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

What is a sponsor?

We are often asked how a person can be a sponsor of a Sneak Attack. And what is involved.

Being a sponsor is easy and fun!

The first requirement is, a sponsor needs to have been active (posting, not buying) in the Sneak Attack threads for several weeks before they are given a date to sponsor an attack, that gives them time to figure out how it is done and for the Sneakers to get to know them :)

After this, if the person still wants to sponsor an attack, they are sent an instruction sheet on how to pick shops, and what the requirements are for a shop to be eligible for an attack.

They will be sent all the instructions on what has to be done to have a successful attack.

If you feel like you would like to sponsor an attack, please convo http://www.etsy.com/shop/LaBeq, and she will be more than happy to help.

And there are lots of us 'veteran' sneakers who would be delighted to co-sponsor with you!

I guarantee, once you sponsor a sneak attack, you will be hooked, and want to do it again!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet Snow

I LOVE it, when we have a brand new sponsor for our Sneak Attacks! Snow from Snow Berry Needle Arts is brand new, and creates Cross stitch, embroidery and felt needlework.

I recently asked Snow how she got the name for her shop: I have always been inspired by Mother Nature in both my stitching and my finishing...pieces that have a nature theme or incorporate elements of nature, remain my favorites. My business/shop name is actually a combination of two favorite things in nature... snowmen and strawberries (these are also two of my favorite things to stitch).

You are sure to find lots of items in Snow's shop created with strawberries! But what really caught my eye when I was browsing through her shop was this wonderful felted garden glove creation!


You are in for a treat when you visit Snow's shop. Be sure to find your favorite. Then come and chat with us at our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready for today's attack at 5pm.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Berry Sweet Earrings

April 15– April 28:


CONGRATS TO THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY: Elf Renee


Star Jewelry on Etsy is giving away these Berry Sweet earrings!!

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How cute would these beauties look dangling from your ears?




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Beautiful berry-licious colors... Sterling silver bali-style earwires suspend purple velvet swarovski bicones, and light rose swarovski hearts, hand wrapped in sterling silver wire by Star Jewelry

Earrings are 1.25 inches in length.


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A little bit more about Star Jewelry :



I've found that I always needed a creative outlet to offset the exacting nature of my computer career. As my childen were growing, I've engaged in crochet, sewing, quilting, needlepoint, and cross-stitch. Then one holiday season, I picked up a kit to make a badge holder necklace for a gift for a friend. Once I finished it, I knew I could make a better, prettier necklace than the materials this kit provided, and a new career was born.

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 April 28th. 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, April 14, 2011

Meet Well Criated

Yeah, I love it when we have a brand new sponsor for our Sneak Attack. Today's attack is being sponsored by Sarah from Well Criated Don't you just love the way she has named her shop??

I always ask our new sponsors about how they got started, why they chose the name for their Etsy shop and so many other things that I think our readers would love to hear about. Sarah, with her parents and boyfriend, raise alpacas. And how did she come up with the name...

It was easy!! The name of our Alpaca ranch is "Alpacas at the Well". My mom has always wanted to have her own Ranch-Resort and artist community, called The Well. That's what we're really working towards. When we decided on Alpacas, "Alpacas at the Well" seemed like a perfect fit!

And "Well Criated" is the name we chose for our product line! Created is spelled with an "i" because a baby Alpaca is called a "cria". So that's just our way of being cute and criative. :)


Love it! And I love this too... a kit with everything you need including instructions to make these adorable mice!


Be sure to take a look at all of the items in Sarah's shop - there is so much to choose from! And then come chat with us, at our Sneak Attack thread as we get ready to surprise some 'victims' at 6pm!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meet Summer

Recently, Summer from Summer Wilson 8 was a brand new sponsor at one of our Sneak Attacks. And she's back today to do it again! I love it when a new sponsor rolls up her sleeves and dives right in. Or in this case dances her way into the Sneak Attacks!

Yes, Summer teaches dance and when I asked her how she got her inspiration for the wonderful things she creates, she said: I get my inspiration from life. I am just a creative spirit and have found that crafting (and dance) are two of the best ways for me to express myself.

I was browsing through her shop to show you something that shows that inspiration from life, and found the following necklace. Graduation is right around the corner and Summer has caught just the right look for that special graduate!


See what other 'graduate' items Summer has created, and then come chat with us during our Sneak Attack thread! And our Sneak Attack starts at 2pm today, and will be lots of fun all day long!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meet ET

Our sponsor for the sneak attack today is ET from Elephunks Trunk A sneaker from way back.

I asked ET, about how she get started with the sneak attacks:
I used to hang out a lot in a thread for promoting yourself if you had less than a certain number of sales. Way back then a past member was still really involved in sneaking and I knew her through that thread. She told me about the sneak attacks and I thought it sounded like a really fun way to help newbies on etsy get their start.

ET has a passion for hats - and you can see that passion in every one she makes, like this cocktail hat with ostrich feathers...


Be sure to check out everything in ET's shop - hats are not all she makes with love! And come chat with us during out Sneak Attack thread as we get ready for our 'victims' being introduced at 7pm tonite.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Meet WMS

One of our frequent sponsors, WMS of Wine Maker's Sister, will be the sponsor today, for the sneak attack that starts at 5pm. You can always count on her 'victims' being wonderful, with lots of fiber and other great items that you will love to see, heart, and purchase!

WMS' shop is a wonderful collection of items that any one will love! From items for your favorite knitter, to stamp users, to papergoods and more. It's was so difficult for me to pick just ONE thing today - to show off WMS's talent. But I'm always looking for gift tags and thank you cards - and love these!


Something for everyone in WMS's shop - be sure to find your favorite! And then come chat with us, at our Sneak Attack thread, as we get ready to surprise some new Etsy shops!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Organic Bath Botanical Tea Bags

April 1– April 14:
CONGRATS TO: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BooBooZoo - the winner of this giveaway!!

Spirit Cleanslates Creations on Etsy is giving away 6 Organic Bath Botanical Tea Bags!!!

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Whisk yourself away with these organic botanical tea bags! You receive six Bath Tea Bags in a 4 x 5 inch tea bag all natural oxygen bleached bags. This will come with a red ribbon tied around it, and a handmade unbleached muslin bag hand sewn, with machine embroidery. Measures 4.5 x 7 inches. The bag is reusable.

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Herbal Baths are an enjoyable way to enhance your bathing experience. Botanical and herbs have been seleceted for their aromatic properties as well as beneficial properties. Relax and enjoy, light a candle, prop a bath pillow and close your eyes letting the the aroma fill your senses.


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A little bit more about Spirit Cleanslates Creations :



"Having worked as a therapist and volunteer for over 22 years in the health profession I developed an appreciation and understanding of the balance we all need in our daily lives."

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 April 14th. 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.