DATE: Thursday, Oct. 19th; 2pm, EDT

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Audrey of Audreysdecoupagedesi has made a lovely treasury of our latest "Victims" and our Hostesses,
Sandi of HandmadeBySandi and EliSe of xEsFunThings!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Meet EliSe and Sandi

EleSi from xEsFunThings, and Sandi from HandmadeBySandi, are co-hosting today's sneak attack - the reveal is at 3pm Etsy time.

I'm Sandi, I write the blog posts about our hosts.

Today I'm writing about EliSe who has co-hosted with me several times this year. I had lots of things to do this morning - as Monday's are always very busy for me. And EliSe, being the special friend that she is - has helped keep the thread going!

Want to see what's creations EliSe has come up with for Christmas? Take a look at two of them. You will bead-ecked in holiday spirit!

Come join us in our sneak attack thread - have lots of fun, try to guess who are victims will be and meet some of our members!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Meet Lynn

Lynn from LynnHanousekDesigns is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. Lynn loves to host sneak attacks, though she doesn't get the chance very often.

I asked Lynn back in 2012 what prompted her to join the team. She said:

This past May (2012) I was featured in a Sneak Attack treasury. I checked out "The Handmade Movement" website, liked what I found and decided to join. Helping and encouraging others fits into my basic life style values and I have found this team to be genuinely warm and supportive, not only to new shop owners, but to one another. 

I can tell you, that every one of our members feels the same way!!

A gal after my own heart  - Lynn loves cats and paints the cutest pictures of them. Like this one:

In addition to loving to paint, part of the proceeds of each purchase from her shop goes to support animal charities. Be sure to check out all the delightful paintings in Lynn's shop!

And come join us in our sneak attack thread today - lots of fun and clues to help you guess who the 'victims' will be.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Meet EliSe

EliSe from xEsFunThings is hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm. A veteran hostess, EliSe enjoys finding new shops to surprise.

Did you know that EliSe's shop was attacked in December of 2012? And she hosted her first sneak attack the very next month! You don't have to host quite that fast, but it's so easy and there are lots of 'veteran' hostesses who would love to co-host with you! Join in and sign up!

I love browsing EliSe's shop - she always has new creations. I found this seed bead lariat. I love the touches that EliSe adds, the little charms that give this lariat some pizzazz!

Check out all the different lovelies that are in EliSe's shop. Something for everyone!

And join us in our sneak attack thread - come have fun and try to guess who the victims will be.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Meet Theresa

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

Did you know that Theresa's shop was attacked in November 2011 by Maria. Thanks Maria!!

When I asked Theresa why she joined our team she says:

When I got Sneaked it just thrilled me so much, after joining the Handmade Movement group it was great sneaking and trying to figure out what shops it might be (like a game) and I love games. These are just the best group of people I feel like I've known them my entire life.

Theresa is a wonderful hostess, always finding really cute new shops to surprise. And I love browsing through Theresa's shop to see what new creation she has.

Found this adorable felt envelope that can be used for little gifts or a gift card.

I have several grandchildren who would love to have this - as I'm sure you do too! Be sure to order early.

And come join us in our Sneak Attack thread - can you guess who Theresa's 'victims' will be?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Amanda of CuteNCurlyBowtique has made a lovely treasury of our latest "Victims" and our Hostesses,
Monika of TobisiasLilThing and EliSe of xEsFunThings!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Meet Monika and EliSe

Monika from TobisiasLilThing and EliSe from xEsFunThings, are co-hosting our sneak attack today at 3pm Etsy time.

EliSe is our favorite co-host - she joins up with new members and helps them have a successful sneak attack - Thank you EliSe!

And Monika is a brand new member - her shop was sneak attacked on October 20th of this year. She couldn't wait to start paying it back!!

Are you getting ready for the holidays? This cute card from Monika's shop will be perfect to send to a loved one.

And these darling earrings from EliSe's shop will put you in the mood!

Lots to choose from in both shops - for the holidays and every day of the year. Have fun shopping.

And come join us in our sneak attack thread, see if you can guess who our 'victims' will be.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Meet Andrea

Andrea from CunninglyCrafted is hosting our sneak attack today at 12 noon.

Did you know? Andrea was a 'victim' back in December of 2011. And in August of 2012, she was a host for the first time!

I asked her what prompted her to join our team.

Since running is the way I relax,  when I saw "Sneaker" I was thinking shoes...haha. But, I was prompted to be a sneaker after my shop was a victim! Best night of my life. =) My husband had to listen to what was going on about it for days. =)

Andrea started her shop with cards being her focus. But being a teacher in her church Sunday school made her realize that finding Bulletin Board letters in the right size and color was very difficult. So started a new creation!

Now you can order the right color and size for all of your bulletin board needs.

Come join us in our Sneak Attack thread, so much fun, clues and new Etsy shops to be revealed at noon.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Blast from the Sneak Attack Past November 5, 2014

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Dottie, one half of DarlinBabe. Dottie and Abby are a mother daughter team that create unique one of a kind handmade jewelry. I personally love the rings, this one is my favorite.

When I asked how the Sneak Attack affected their shop, here's what Dottie shared;

How did the sneak attack affect your shop?
There was a marked increase in sales! I was a brand-new shop at the time, and was delighted to finally see the sales roll in. And grateful. 

What was your reaction to the sneak attack?
Ha! Surprise. Like now.

Are you selling on other venues?
No. I don't. I do, however, for my other shop: Threadmill. Threadmill sells crochet patterns only on Craftsy.

Comments you would like us to pass on to the team?
Thanks so much everyone. I appreciate your kindness and keeping me in mind. I really appreciate the extremely welcome "bump" the first sneak attack gave my shop. 

This is wonderful, I'm happy to see your shops succeeding. DarlinBabe received 5 sale from the Sneak Attack, today they have over 100 sales. I wish you continued success. 

This will be our last Blast from the Sneak Attack Past post until after the New Year. The date is to be announced. Hope everyone enjoys the Holidays with their families, see you next year!!! 

Amanda :)


Hi from Susanne and the Handmade Movement Team. This is the last post from me this year and I want to thank you all, who have read and visited the shops and wish you all a wonderful holidays and a great new year.

"Buy Cranky Crow greeting cards here through our Etsy Store and help raise much-needed funds for animal welfare and habitat protection.We partner with groups that rescue animals of all types or help protect wild places. For every card purchased here, we will donate one dollar. Thanks for helping us support some fantastic causes!"

This is what CrankyCrowStudios is about. The Handmade Movement was sneak attacking the shop with the great cause 11/21/2011 and I had the pleasure to go back and chat with Adrian, and hear how their shop is doing now.

Here are what Adrian told me:

It was really great to have the attack. We haven't had much business since though. One reason is that cards are a strange product to sell online. We are working on a new line of kids art though, and are aiming for a May 1st launch. Busy times! We don't sell on any other sites, other than the occasional print through Fine Art America. Thanks very much for everything and I think what you do is awesome!



I hope you´ll go back and visit  CrankyCrowStudios and show them some more love, unfortunately animal still needs protection.