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Monday, 6 October 2014

Poppies, Poppies, Poppies

It's all about the Poppies at this time of year!

Last year I posted about all the items I make with poppies - during October & November this year, like the last 2 years I'm going to be donating part of the profits from Poppy Sales to the Royal British Legion.

The most popular items are the brooches, which come in two sizes, large & small, with or without leaves:



Then there are the Poppy Keyrings (which are the smaller sized Poppy with a ribbon and a split ring attached):

And the Poppy Shoe Clips, which have so far been made to be used with baby shoes, so are the smaller size, but could always be made with the larger poppies for adults shoes:


Watch this space as there will also be a special, limited edition, Poppy Candle Mat coming into the Etsy Shop soon!

This year, the donation will be going straight to my local branch of the Royal British Legion, which has recently been established and is currently raising money to get it's colours.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Eurpoean Kids Etsy Team - Beautiful Collections

Yesterday, one of the teams that I'm part of on Etsy was having a Blitz, or Treasury Day. This is where all the members of the team who have signed up, making collections of things that interest them from their teammates shops and also from other shops on Etsy with items that fit into that theme.

Here are two of the three I made:

'Snuggly Kids' by GracesFavours

EK Team Blitz - number 3


Slouchy hat // Kids navy hat...
$25

European Linen Scarf, Scarf...
$86

Blue hooded baby coat / Hand...
$74

Toddler boy baggy pants from...
$33

Red fox scarf - Children kni...
$55

Snail / mushroom hoodie - re...
$35

Stuffed Bunny Stuffed Animal...
$35.95

Dragon kids hat, dinosaur ch...
$24

Bunny rabbit pillow stuffed ...
$18

Fox baby booties knitt grey ...
$18

Newborn-Adult Flower Headban...
$5.5

Grey Felt Bear Ring - Needle...
$8

Monkey Snuggles by Mama Bots...
$11.99

Girl purple hooded towel, be...
$25

Lilac Fingerless Gloves, chi...
$6

Newborn Layering Blanket- Po...
$29.95
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'Autumn / Fall Colours' by GracesFavours

EK Team Blitz - 2


Knitted baby autumn hat dark...
$25

3 Crochet Pumpkin cake toppe...
$14

Autumn fabric bunting, Fall ...
$18

Owl hoodie - reversible, red...
$35

Autumn Trees Photography Pri...
$10

Dinosaur wax crayons, set of...
$5.5

Orange Brown Yellow Headband...
$9.95

Owl Doctor Felt Brooch - Cut...
$20

FREE SHIPPING! Cherry Blosso...
$84

Womens Gloves - autumn handw...
$16.5

Baby Boy or Girl Autumn Stri...
$37

Vintage Child's Shoes, B...
$22

One Pumpkin Loopy Puff Bow f...
$6.95

Baby bib - white cat on blac...
$9

PRINT ~ of Painting by Poxod...
$25
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In each of these, I've selected 6 of my fellow European Kids Teammates to feature in the treasury. The rest is made up of other items that fit in with my theme.

The other ones that I came across yesterday and really loved are these 3:


'Love for my baby' by worksy

European Kids blitz :)))


Crochet Heart Brooch - Playf...
$16

Red fox sweater baby outfit ...
$39

Love Brooch - Love Pin - Cro...
$20

FREE SHIPPING! Phone case, s...
$44

Love Bird Handmade rustic gr...
$13

36 Red Heart Stickers / FREE...
$4

Matchbox doll miniature felt...
$20

Girls Ladybug Shoes, Childre...
$28

Baby Booties - Red & Grey Fe...
$15

Red leather belt, ecological...
$18.9

Lollipop bobby pins, felt fl...
$7.5

Small Red Felt Heart. Weddin...
$1.8

Big kid bandana bib - scarf ...
$14

Red apple sculpture, ceramic...
$48.95

SALE: 50% OFF!! Red crochet ...
$9

Red cat brooch, Needle felt ...
$14
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'Say BOO...' by ilkayider

Enjoy!


Halloween card Trick or trea...
$4.25

Black cat kids sweater Size ...
$55

A Piece of Autumn Found in S...
$10

Halloween Oversized Cowl. ch...
$55

Pumpkin Halloween Mask, Felt...
$12.5

Black Bat Suncatcher - Full ...
$24

Witch Costume toddler girl d...
$52

HALLOWEEN decor garland bann...
$28

Sweet Ghost Applique PLUS Ma...
$7.99

Pumpkin - Crocheted playfood...
$6

Black scary spiders - spooky...
$19

Fatsy Petsy Banditto Pampkin...
$29

Black Cat Ring. Halloween Ri...
$15

Halloween Home Decor Print I...
$25

Coin purse - coin pouch - fe...
$28

Halloween Favor Tags Hallowe...
$6
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' For Kids' by rasanenart

Enjoy!


Boys hat, slouchy beanie hat...
$14

Lavender baby jacket with ki...
$42

Boy in the Window original d...
$40

Felt flower hair pins, felt ...
$6

Titmouse Bird Print - Gray a...
$16

FREE SHIPPING! Japanese Doll...
$84

Baby Girl Nursery Art, Orchi...
$28

Girls Elephant Hat, Baby Gir...
$24.5

Girls autumn mushroom, bee a...
$25

Nursery Art Decor, Pink and ...
$9

Baby Rattle Toy Flower Croch...
$13

Purple and gray Baby nursery...
$42

Boy nursery decor Nursery ar...
$5

Small Scottie Dog Plushie To...
$10

Large Wall Art, Fine Art Pho...
$40

Personalized Monster face ki...
$30
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I love how many of these collections were Autumnal as the weather is definitely beginning to turn here.

If you want to have a look through the rest of the collections, here's the link to them:

European Kids Team Treasuries

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