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Monday, September 29, 2014


Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi made this lovely treasury of our latest "Victims" 
and Hostess, Theresa of KraftyGrannysHome!


Meet Theresa

Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome is hosting our sneak attack today at 2pm.

A frequent hostess, Theresa promises to surprise us with a wonderful group of creative shops.

I love browsing Theresa's shop - she always has new items to choose from, for holidays, your home, or kids! And today I saw these cute treat bags for Christmas with the most adorable snowmen on them! So imaginative and just perfect.

Check out Theresa's shop - so much to choose from, you will want 1 of everything.

Be sure to join us in our sneak attack thread - can you guess who Theresa's victims will be?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Blast from the Sneak Attacks Past September 26, 2014

Hi there, hope you all have a nice day, I have spent my day visiting a wonderful shop we sneak attacked on 9/12/2011, the day after the 10 years memory of the attack on World Trade Center, so I think we all were emotional.

Fortunately, Genevieve from SnowDayArtist ended up having a great day. Here is what she says:

I received many views from the Sneak Attack. Once I understood what was happening... it was great! But at first it actually scared me! - I think because it came the day after the big 911 anniversary.... I don't know something about that word 'attack' freaked me out... It's kind of embarrassing now that I think about it! But I was really confused at first. Maybe if it had said 'Love Attack' I would have understood right away? Again, I think the proximity to 911 and the word attack confused me.

Recently I split apart my 2 product lines: Mittens and Art Prints, and opened a second Etsy shop for my Art. My Art Print shop is GenevieveKeller.

I felt that the 2 product lines were too different and confusing to buyers - not professional. I would love to be sneak attacked at my new shop!

Technically I haven't had any sales at the new shop - though I did sell these prints in my SnowDayArtist shop previously. I know it will take a while to be found under my new shop... but it makes professional sense to have it this way.

Thank you for any and all exposure!

This was the Words from this Blast, wish you a happy time until we'll meet again

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoy the newest Blast from the Sneak Attacks Past. I had the pleasure of visiting Mary Ann from OvationStudio. Mary Ann creates lovely buntings, coin purses, keychains, lanyards, and much more. Her shop was Sneak Attacked November 28th of 2011, at the time her shop had only 12 sales, today she has over 3,000 sales! Way to go Mary Ann!

I asked Mary Ann what she thought about the Sneak Attack, here's what she shared;

As a new shop with few sales, I was thrilled to be chosen for your Sneak Attack in 2011. It was the best thing to ever happen to my shop. It gave me the exposure I would never have had otherwise. 

I'm convinced, it was the Handmade Movement Attack that launched my shop towards many successful sales. It's been a few years now, and I've added more items and am very happy with the results. I only sell on Etsy - it keeps me busy enough!

Thanks again to the Handmade Movement and for their support of new shops on Etsy. 

How wonderful! I'm so happy to hear that! I picked a few of my favorite Fall items from OvationStudio to feature. You need to stop by and pick a few favorites of your own, Mary Ann's shop has so many gorgeous items. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time,

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Meet Wendy

Wendy from UUendysCraftyCorner, is hosting our sneak attack today at 4pm. Wendy enjoys the California sunshine and really knows how to play!

Play? Why just take a look at Wendy's shop - she has playtime earrings for everyone. With so many styles to choose from, you will want several pair. How cool is that?

And just when you thought summer was over - you can wear these earrings and think of summer all year long.

I'll bet you can find a pair of Wendy's earrings for each day and each gift you want to give!!

Come join us in our sneak attack thread today - to see if you can guess who Wendy's 'victims' will be.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Meet Christine

Christine from MCBDdesigns is a new member and a brand new hostess! She will be introducing her 'victims' to us today at 2pm.

When I asked Christine what prompted her to join our team, she said:

I joined this team in particular because I like to do nice things for other people. I know that sounds dorky but it is true.

It's certainly not dorky - as that is what the team is all about and all of our members feel the very same way - so glad you joined Christine!

I am always thinking of cute things to get for my granddaughters - and I found just the creation in Christine's shop. These cuffs would be perfect and they are knitted, so soft to the touch. My problem is deciding who gets which style :D

Christine will be introducing 5 new Etsy shops to us - providing clues to help us guess who they are. Be sure to check in during today at our Sneak Attack thread for lots of fun!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meet Sandi

Sandi from HandmadeBySandi is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.  A frequent sponsor and loving the feeling of giving back, Sandi finds adorable shops to surprise.

Did you know?

Sandi is the other part of the Snoopy Team. With the help of Virginia, Snoopy has a variety of charming Etsy shops, low in sales and started in the last 2 or 3 months. Check them out - you too will want to host!

Sandi loves to wear earrings, and she loves to make them so others can too. With Halloween just around the corner - I found these in her shop - ooooooooooh scary!!

Lots of creations to choose from in Sandi's shop - be sure to browse often!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - to see who Sandi's 'victims' will be.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Meet Virginia

Virginia from MadeByHand is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.

A frequent sponsor, and lover of making treasuries, Virginia always finds the neatest new Etsy shops for us to surprise.

Did you know? Virginia is part of the Snoopy Team. Checking new shops from Challenge Treasuries, to add to the Snoopy user so you have lots of wonderful creations and shops to check out for your 'victims'.

I love looking at Virginia's shops. She loves to take a new pattern that she has discovered and create wonderful color blends. Don't you just love the colors in these dishcloths/wash cloths? I've bought some over the last couple of years in lots of color combinations. They make great gifts.

See the other colors available in this design. Don't see what you would like - just check with Virginia for a custom order!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread - can you guess any of the 5 shops that Virginia has chosen for her 'victims'?

Thursday, September 11, 2014


Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi has given us another beautiful treasury of our latest "Victims" and Hostesses, Sandi of HandmadeBySandi and Virginia of MadeByHand!

Meet Virginia and Sandi

Virginia from MadeByHand and Sandi from HandmadeBySandi are co-hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm.

Differences: Virginia lives on the west coast, Sandi on the east.

Similarity: Sandi used to live in California, both gals love to crochet, both are retired from the 'real' world, and both gals love being hosts for our sneak attacks!

What more can you ask for in a great team!!

One of Virginia's crocheted items - did I tell you she loves to find new patterns? Isn't this gorgeous?

Sandi too loves to find new patterns - and one of her latest creations was for a customer:

I bet, if you ask either gal - they will make you one of their creations!!  And with so many other things to choose from in their shops - you will love your 'handmade' items!

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - can you guess who our 'victims' will be?

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Meet Charlie

Charlie from TearfulTenshi is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. An international member, Charlie recently hosted and is doing it again. She has so much fun finding new Etsy shops to surprise!

When Charlie first joined our team, I asked her what gave her inspiration.

General inspiration for my artwork can come from the smallest things, since I was a little girl the simplest things made me happy like the wind in fall whipping up the leafs in circles, I used to say was fairies riding on them and having races, as you do at 7 years old! 

What a vision!!

And you can see how Charlie's visions work for her. She makes the cutest hair clips!!

Check out the other adorable goodies in Charlie's shop!!

And come join us in the sneak attack thread today - to see who her 'victims' will be. (there are 6 of them!!)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Blast from the Sneak Attacks Past September 3, 2014

On 10/6/2011 we were sneak attacking The Amber Dragon Fly with love from the Handmade Movement Team.

The Amber Dragonfly is the home for vintage collectibles, handmade purses, tote bags, kindle and notebook covers, and I found this amaizing original and signed Robert Held art glass vase.

I asked Carol the following questions when I visited her:

How did the sneak attack affect your shop?
What was your reaction to the sneak attack?
Are you selling on other venues?
Comments you would like us to pass on to the team?

and here are what she told me:

The sneak attack was great. I felt like the Etsy community was reaching out.
My reaction? I loved it.
The only other places I sell is Amazon for a few books (newer) and occationally Ebay for something not suited for Etsy. Basically I prefer Etsy.
Comments? KEEP IT UP. After all, we all do feel totally alone out there and a surprise sneak attack makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I wish Carol good luck and I´m so happy to hear what a differens the sneak attack does.
Bye, bye for now, see you in another sneaked shop.


Today we visit our very own crafty granny Theresa from KraftyGrannysHome. Theresa was Sneak Attack by the Handmade Movement on November 3, 2011 and has been an active team member since. She creates lovely crochet; blanks, hats, and baby booties. She also makes gorgeous quilts, ornaments, seasonal decorations, and so much more. Theresa has something for everyone!

These Halloween coasters are super cute! When I asked Theresa how the Sneak Attack effected her shop, this is what she shared;

The sneak attack effected me in so many ways, I was jumping for joy at having my very first sale and wasn't sure what was going on. I read up on what Handmade Movement Team was all about and knew right then that that was where I belonged. I was overjoyed that someone would buy something that I made. 

I do not sale on any other venues and don't think I ever will.

This team is my extended family and I love each and everyone of the members. I pray for those who need the prayers in their life and smile with joy at the happiness in their lives, My husband knows everyone also, just by my talking about this team and he know how important everyone is to me.

And we love you too Theresa! The Handmade Movement team wouldn't be the same without you in it! KraftyGrannysHome has over 700 sales today, what a milestone! Keep up the good work and we wish you much more success with your great shop. Stop by and pick up a few handmade items from Theresa, you won't be disappointed. :) 

Until next time,