Tuesday, August 14, 2012

It's Better Handmade Blog Ring Post #10 - Icehouse Crafts

Okay, so I lied or maybe I couldn't count...but this is the last victim of the Blog Ring Post. Seriously...I mean it this time...*crosses fingers*

This week's roastee is Icehouse Crafts.  She lives in Baltimore, Maryland and has been a full-time professional crafter for a good long time. She hits up and down the Eastern shore doing shows. Good on her. I'm pretty localized, except for when I go to Chickenstocks, but that's another story.

She paints and stencils signs and home decor goodies.  She's got a great sense of humour...I giggled looking at some of her work.
How true is THIS one?
No Soliciting, We Found Jesus, We Love Our Vaccuum, We Gave At The Of

This one too:
If It Has Tires Or Testicles Theres Going To Be Trouble Sign

Obelisk could use this one for her chicken bucket aka cat carrier because that's her attitude:
Queen Of Everything Sign

This is too true for here:
Danger Beware of occasional foul words and flying debris sign

I could use this one for DS:
The Beatings Will Continue Til Morale Improves Sign, Pirates, Little

This is another must have for my place:
The Witch Is In Sign, Halloween, Witches, Wicca, Wiccan, Black Hats

Wrong Answer Sign funny sign for the wicked women in your life

I like this one too:
Earth Air Water Fire In A Circle We Conspire

Being a Pagan, I'd have these out all year long...The neighbours are already afraid of me...sheesh I never thought I was terribly scary, but I guess so... :(

She has a section for the spring holidays, for pirates, kids and adults. She has one for pets, even.  Basically something for everyone. I suggest that you guys come in and check her shop out.

Dear Icehouse Crafts can be found on Artfire:
Her own website is here:
There are some other neat things here, like Rag Dolls, pie tins, blocks, spoons, wreaths, all sorts of kitcheny stuff.
She's got a cute little blog too:
And she's on FaceBook:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

It's Better Handmade Blog Ring Post #9 - CatyAnn

This is our last victim...sigh...I've enjoyed getting to know my team mates and checking out all the shineys. Her name is Cathy and she lives in NW Ohio! A BuckEye, if I remember correctly. My cousin went to Ohio State.

This is SOO Springy looking.  Look at the details in the glass flowers!  The flat disks remind me of Caramel Bulls Eyes. mmm.
Lollipops and Daisies Necklace

This is just dreamy! Look at that Focal...Love the deep green. And  it's got Orange!!
Village Green Necklace - N028
She's got matching/complementary earrings for both of those necklaces. I like to do that too. And a bracelet for the yellow lollipop one too...so you can be completely stylin'.

These are very rich looking especially as we head for fall. 

Amber Drops - E085Cream Puff Earrings - E023

This bracelet is a classic...you could wear that to see the Queen or the President whilst carrying your Chanel bag.
Red Hot Golden Charm Bracelet - N054

She also has things to showcase your new bling...Gods, I dislike that word. They're made of old picture frames and have screen to hang your goodies...what a great idea! Wish I had thought of it. ;)

On another note, she's a Breast Cancer survivor...
Can I hear some applause from our audience?!
Damn Straight! It's a HUGE accomplishment. Two women from my son's grade school died from it, another friend's sister has it and my hubby's aunt had it.
She has some charms in her shop for that too.
Pink Hope for a Cure Purse Charm P007 4-5Pink Hearts of Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Charm PC006 4-5

She can be found here on Artfire:
On Wordpress:
On Blogspot:

Thursday, August 2, 2012

It's Better Handmade Blog Ring Post #8 - Wyvern Designs

This week's victim is a fellow BayStater! W00t!! Think I'm a bit State-centric? hehehe. She hails from Auburn, which is way way way northwest of me, out by Woostah.
File:Auburn ma highlight.png

She's also a Pagan, as am I. We don't bite and we throw the best pahties 8 times a year.

Dear Wyvern is a Jill of all trades. She paints, works with Polymer Clay, knits, crochets, and makes jewelry and house stuff too...

Off we go to see some wicked pissah (New England Speak for really cool) goodies in her shop.

Oh boy oh boy...the first things I see are ORANGE!!! W00H00! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Orange!!!
Tangelo Orange Bulls Eye Dangle EarringsTangelo Orange Dangle Earrings

Utoh she's got Flamingos and a Crow too... I'm a bit of a bird brain myself...
Pink Flamingo Earrings Hand  Made in USARaven Pendant   Made in USA

These are really neato in her supply department: You can NEVAH have too many Scarabs...or Wolves either.
Howling Wolf CharmEgyptian Scarab Beads  Hand Made

She makes very intricate and interesting greeting cards too.

Boxing Gloves Breast Cancer Awareness Greeting Card
Youre Hot Valentine Day Greeting Card

She sends them in puffy envelopes so the "Post Orifice" doesn't squish em or otherwise wreck them. Good idea...They can manage to mangle magazines...pfft.

I love her Rune Bracelets too. This one's for guys:
Rune Bracelet Mens

She has some SteamPunk and some Pagan-y goodies too.  A very neat and cool shop to take a wander through...I hope some of our Team Mates will take the time and have a peek.

Wyvern can be found here on Artfire:
On Twitter:
And on BlogSpot: