31 August 2008

Etsy Featured Blogger of September 2008

Featured Seller: Joeyandalthea
What type of Etsy Shop? a super cutesie boutique for children
Member Since: 2006
The blog: http://joeyandaleethea.com/blog
Her shop: http://joeyandaleethea.etsy.com/

About Joeyandalthea...
s u p e r . c u t e s i e . c o o l n e s s . h a n d m a d e . b y . a . m o m
Giggle with us as you enjoy our unique handmade designs. I am a mama to an amazing 2yo boy and a beautiful newborn baby girl / a momtrepreneur / a professional programmer and website developer / wife to a super husband, super geek, and U.S. Air Force veteran, and I design and handmake each super cool and luxurious item...all by myself!

A Special Giveaway!!

I think I was supposed to be a Hurricane Hunter when I grew up....

Because I am just obsessed with hurricanes...
I am obsessed with the weather channel, with google earth, with the noaa website and with maps! Too bad I don't really care for flying...ha!

2008 Hurricane Names


Do you have what it takes to be a hurricane hunter? Check out the Hurricane Hunters Association to find out!

30 August 2008

Widget find of the day...Virtual Earth and Google Earth

Google Earth...such a cool download! You do need to get the special plug in to make it work but if you are obsessed with all things "earth" like me, then it is worth the small inconvenience!

This is also such a cool widget I found today!
It does NOT require you to download a special plug-in, however.
Browse the earth using the latest Maps
from Google, Yahoo and MSN...
You can even pull up your house!

29 August 2008

Blog Carnival..."All we want is fair hair"

In 1981, in the small suburban village of Mariemont, just outside Cincinnati, Ohio, I was 3rd grader at Dale Park Elementary School.

During the school year, the teachers at our school went on strike. I remember it was confusing. I also remember how strange it was walking by all of the teachers outside on the picket lines as we made our way to the school building. We had substitute teachers. Life went on but right outside the windows there was chaos....

The strike went on and on...it went for over 90 days before it ended, actually. And at some point, the children in our classroom came together in support of the teachers. All I can remember is that our parents we are all very supportive of the teachers.

The chaos seemed to manifest itself in the form of our own classroom strike. In our classroom we had had some type of cut n curl hairstyling salon. In Mariemont, at the time, a Cut n Curl Hair Styling Salon had opened at the square. I don't remember why/what we were working on in the classroom, though.

One day, I remember we were on recess and we all decided to go on strike from the salon. I recall making picket signs, acting out mini dramas and I have crystal clear memories of walking across the front of our classroom (which was an entire wall of windows) that looked directly out to the street where we could see our beloved teachers. There we were, as our teachers were striking, so were we. Back and forth and back again. We did this until the strike ended. Everyday.

We chanted, "all we want is fair hair"!

I'm not sure exactly why this memory is the one I thought of or the one I chose to write about...We had a small extremely creative class, in a tight knit community so it must have been far more of a big deal than I can even remember! Anyhow, there it is, in all it's glory:)

Widget find of the day...The HUMAN Calendar

How cool is this?
Looking for a unique calendar for your blog?
Well here is one for the record books!
Add it to your igoogle page or your blog!


Etsy Finds...Labor Day

We are on the cusp of Labor Day, the American holiday to celebrate and pay tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.It has been celebrated for over 100 years now.

Here are some great Etsy Finds to celebrate hard work and the American worker:) I can't think of any people more hard working than the independent artisans on Etsy!

28 August 2008

Widget find of the day...

In honor of all of the activity in the tropics, I am featuring the "National Hurricane Center" Widget.
Follow the latest activity with a live feed from the NHC!
The widget is fully customizable...you can configure the size, color and text you wish!

Check out widgetbox to download this today!

27 August 2008

Oooooh, look what I received today from Etsy!

Last week, I finally broke down and bought a complete business graphic design package! I couldn't be happier with the result. I searched and searched on Etsy and came across, McPrincessMaree!

I ordered the complete business package which includes ads, vacation banners, sale banners, and so much more!

Here are my new avatars...I love them:)

These are my new banners:) Love these as well!

This is my new business card...to coordinate with everything else!

These are my new box ads or cards I can make up!

These are more little cards and designs I can have made up for different things!

Last, but not least, is my new .gif advertisement...I love it:)

26 August 2008

8.26.08 A big day for Heather Knitz

Today was all about the big "3"...
1) I was featured today on etsy in a treasury!

2) Today I hit 3000 sales on my etsy site, heatherknitz!
Align Center3)All on one of the most important days...my son's birthday:)
Happy Birthday, Taylor!

Etsy Featured Seller...SandraKay

Today there is a new featured seller on Etsy, SandraKay. She makes a variety of really nice handmade cotton items of the eclectic variety but her lunch bags are absolutely adorable!
They are simple yet stylish.

Here is one of the large lunch bags with some of SandraKay's handmade linen napkins as well! I love the gingham:)

I love how you can fold up the lunch bag when you are not using it!

I love the checkerboard fabric lining on the inside...so sweet!
Congratulations on the FRONT PAGE feature this week, SandraKay!

25 August 2008

Have you started shopping for Christmas yet?

Today as I was "pouncing" on Etsy, I came across these adorable stamps made by Corrabelle. They are handmade, carved by hand so each one is completely unique. As I was scrolling the pages, I just kept thinking, How cute would these be for teacher gifts...have Corrabelle put initials of the teacher's on the stamps, get some cute stamp pads in fun colors and you have such a special and unique Christmas gift for your child to give to their teacher!

These are bookplates you have have personalized...a perfect gift for the librarian, secretary or your child's teacher!

I just love this strawberry stamp!

This is adorable....put it with a cute stamp pad and some plain stationary...what a great gift!

A little more about Corrabelle...
Member since 2006
Etsy store name: The Mayberry Sparrow

Check it out!

Boy am I glad I pounced today...

because I discovered the most adorable handmade barrettes made by Goldilocks!
These are the cutest barrettes I have ever seen!

This kite is the most adorable little thing I have seen in a long time!

I can't even believe how realistic the snowcone looks!

And look at this creamsicle...I can just taste it from here:)

Here is the knitty gritty on Goldilocks...
Member on Etsy since 2007
Goldilocks profile on Etsy