Saturday, 29 December 2018

Introducing you to - Knitux

Hi There.....Are you a fan of knits?

They are warm and cozy don't you think so?

I did a search on Wikipedia to find out how far knitting goes back 😉 It seems the oldest knitted artifacts are socks from Egypt. They were from the 11th Century. They are a very fine gauge, done with a complex colorwork and some have a short row heel. The complexity of these knits suggests that knitting is even older than this archeological find.

But let me introduce you today to Knitux 😃

The shop owner, Martha is a photographer, graphic designer, and illustrator from Latvia. She has been interested in knitting and crocheting ever since she was a little child. Like most of us knitters (I do also knit occasionally 😄), she was taught by her mother and grandmother. But later on, she also took craft lessons in school.

She makes knit and crochet beanies, berets, shawls, and scarfs. It is good to know that she works with natural materials such as wool, alpaca fiber, linen, and silk. But they are sometimes blended with small amounts of high-quality artificial fibers to make the yarn stronger and perfect for daily use.

She lives in a small village called Asune, that is located in Latgale. This region is famous for his blue lakes and strong craft traditions. Some people there still use horse carts as transport.

That is quite astonishing, don't you think so 😲

But let me show you some of her beautiful creations 😊

Hand knit rainbow gradient cat beanie hat. Kitty hat with cat ears



OOAK Oversized rainbow slouchy wool winter beret



Yellow and knit bandana cowl. Alpaca/wool lace shawl



Brown-ochre gradient hand knit ear warmer



OOAK gradient slouchy winter wool beanie. Hand knit hat



Wedding light pink hand knit lacy shawl. Bridal lace shawl



OOAK Orange-citron green-blue gradient hand knit hood hat



Hand knit pink and white gradient beanie hat



Wedding hand crochet ivory white lacy stole. Bridal lace shawl



Oversized slouchy wool winter beret. Hand knit hat



Tell me what you think? If you ask me.....those are really nice knits 😘

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend and New Year's Eve 🎉

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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Monday, 17 December 2018

My Christmas Market Stall this year






Hope you like my video.....Until next time.....Have a great day



Renata (Seadbeady)


Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Introducing you to - ARTEAMANOetsy

Hi There.....are you a fan of handcrafted jewelry?

I sure hope so.....Cause today I am introducing you to ARTEAMANOetsy.

Dimitra and Vangelis, a self-taught artist couple are the owners of this shop on Etsy. They like traveling and have a deep contact with nature which inspires them for all their jewelry creations.

They love macrame techniques. You might wonder what in the world is macrame

It is the art of knot tying with threads.....many little knots keep the beads or gemstones in place and give an ethnic-earthy style to their quality handcrafted jewelry.

They use waxed threads of superior quality with timeless durability. This makes sure that all the macrame jewelry maintains its shape and color for a long time, have a perfect appearance and stays strong and durable.

They also combine the macrame with silver soldered jewelry to create unique limited edition jewelry. 

The gemstones used in their jewelry is collected from their travels to make sure the customer has nothing less than outstanding quality at a very reasonable price.

That sounds great, don't you think so 😃

So if you are a fan of art and crafts and love authentic handmade jewelry, you surely will like the selection I made to show you from their shop.

Ammonite and chrysocolla necklace, macrame necklace



Ammonite fossil silver earrings nickel free-fossil earrings



Rainbow obsidian bracelet, macrame stone bracelet, cuff bracelet



Aquamarine macrame gemstone colorful bracelet with oval cabochon



Dragonfly silver ring-azurite silver ring-chrysocolla silver ring



Tourmalated quartz macrame stone necklace, crystal pendant



Star sunstone necklace/pendant-star sunstone macrame necklace



Macrame earrings, macrame jewelry, macrame with silver earrings



Sunstone macrame gemstone bracelet with brass beads design



Quartz point necklace/pendant-crystal point,macrame pendant



They are really unique, don't you agree? So tell me what you think 😊 

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Introducing you to - SnickerdoodleKnitsCo

Hi There.....Is it getting colder where you are too?

It is over here in Belgium. I am not a huge fan of wintertime especially not the cold 😞

But there are some things to help you fight the cold.....like warm, fuzzy knitwear.

That's why I am introducing you today to SnickerdoodleKnitsCo. It's a one-woman run shop and it's operated from Jessica's apartment living room.

You might think huh.....what the heck is so special about that. Well, it is the passion and enthusiasm that's kindled in Jessica's cozy knitter's heart and transferred to you in the form of warm, fuzzy knitwear and goods for your family and home.

She has been knitting for about 10 years but never dreamed of owning a knit shop until her last year of college. Mostly cause she never had time to even think about knitting as an engineering student. When she pulled out her knitting again over her last winter break, she rediscovered her love for knitting. The way the click of the needles and the squish of the yarn relaxed her stress and anxiety. By then she had discovered that engineering actually was not her 'thing' 😦

She had always had a love for crafts and creative work, but some influential people in her life had convinced her that things like graphic design or photography were not worth the limited paycheck. That might be true for some people, but sometimes you have to follow your heart. So now she is working as an interior designer 'by day' and operating a knit shop 'by night'.

So let's take a look at what her needles produced for you 😃

Cream Fringe Scarf - Cozy, Chunky Knit Cowl



Black Adult Cozy Cable Knit Hat with Pom Pom



Child/Toddler Blue/Turquoise/Gray Tweed Knit Beanie



Cream Tweed Small Adult's Chunky Mittens



Blue Cable Cup Cozy / Tea Cozy / Mug Cozy with Button



Adult Blue/Green/White/Gray Knit Slouchy Hat for Her



Child's Pink & Purple Ear Warmer / Head Band 



Soft Gray Knit Cup Cozy / Tea Cozy / Mug Cozy with Button



Cozy Chunky Arm Knit Infinity Scarf - Gray - Longer Version



Black Arm Knit Infinity Scarf Cozy Chunky - Long Version



Don't they look great? Do you like wearing knit scarves and gloves?

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Introducing you to - primadonnastudioshop

Hi There.....Do you like to plan things?

I suppose a lot of people do, so that is why today I am introducing you to Primadonnastudioshop

Donna, the shop owner wants to help people from around the world to stay organized so that they have more time to do the things they really love 😃

Everyone wants more time to hang out with family and friends for sure 😍

Her simple designs are perfect for you to be creative and decorative in any way you please. She says 'Remember your planner is a reflection of you, and there is no right or wrong way to set up your planner'.

In her shop, you can find calendar inserts that are dated or not in a variety of layouts. There is also a variety of tracker inserts to pick from. And she also has planner clips to match each style of planner. She is working on adding more to her shop, but they first have to meet her expectations.

So let me show you what you can find in her shop 😄

Notes Planner Inserts Printed Personal Size / Note Paper



Planner Clip / Black and White Planner Clip / Planner Accessory



Month on Two Pages / 2019 Jan-Dec Calendar / Planner Inserts



Online Order Tracker / Online Purchase Tracker



Agenda Dividers / A5 Size Dividers / Planner Accessories



Personal Size Planner Dividers / Planner Accessory



Planner Decorative Paper Clips / Planner Paper Clip



Printed Weekly Tasks Inserts / Daily Task Inserts





She wants you to grab your favorite beverage and snack (hers is hot chocolate and peach rings) and come on over to take a look inside her shop. 

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Introducing you to - ChelleLaVe

Hi There.....Are you a fan of handmade T-shirts and coffee mugs?

Sure you are.....we all wear T-shirts and we all use mugs.....don't we 😊

So let me tell you something more about a shop on Etsy called ChelleLaVe.

The shop owner started dancing at 9 years old and danced throughout high school at a magnet school for the arts and went on to get her Bachelor in Dance. Why not, she thought and believed that you should do what makes you happy every single day of your life.

After graduating she held on to a few jobs, but nowhere near to what she loved to do and that made her realize that she couldn't settle for what the world offered and she would have to take what she wanted.

She bought herself a silhouette cameo 3 or 4 years ago and made her first project on a coffee mug.

Aha, I can hear you thinking..... What in the world is a silhouette cameo 😃

It is about the same size as a small printer and it comes with software that makes it possible to create something and cut it out on paper, vinyl, or other kinds of materials. Yes I admit that I didn't know either but looked it up on the Internet 😀

So ever since that first time she used it she was hooked. Learning how to use this machine opened up a whole new world to her.

 She has been customizing shirts, hats, and mugs for about 2 years now and she can't wait to expand her creative reach even beyond that.

So if you are on the same journey as she is, be sure to follow her trail on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest  😃

But first, let me take you to her shop and show you some of those wonderful creations.

Santa Baby Christmas Shirt Holiday Party Shirt Stocking Stuffer



Coffee Babe Funny Coffee Mug



OCD Obsessive Christmas Disorder Soft White Holiday Shirt



Somewhere Between Humble and Hell Naw Mens/Womens



Good Vibes Only Svg Motivational Quotes



Stay Creative Printable Art Motivational Quote



The Darkest Night Produce the Brightest Stars Motivational Quotes



Phenomenal Woman Shirt Great for Outspoken Feminist Shirt



Hubby Wifey Matching Couples Shirts Great for Relationship Gifts



Floral tafelkaarten plaatsing voor huwelijken, Diners



She is quite creative, don't you agree? And she has some great quotes? What is your favorite?

Hope you like my blogpost.....Until next time.....Have a great weekend

Renata (Seadbeady)

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day.

Want to be on my blog next time ?? Just send me a message 😊

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