Monday, January 25, 2010

Etsy Texas Winter Design Challenge

"What makes winter wondrous to you? Is it the holidays that occur during December? Or perhaps the miracle of snow in Texas? How about it finally getting cold enough to wear those scarves, gloves, and hats you love so much? Maybe long hot baths with your favorite handmade soap or bubble bath or slathering on your favorite handmade lotion or body butter to fight off winter's drying effects on your skin? There are so many possibilities!"

The Etsy group I belong to--EtsyTexas--has combined its December and January Design Challenges for one with a winter theme. There are a number of lovely entries, including  this one by Anastasia of WildMoonDesigns.

Gorgeous, isn't it? And I'm not even fond of jewelry!

Apparently Anastasia is from my part of the country; she says she made this at her friend's bead shop in Fredericksburg. (For those who don't know the area, F'burg's about an hour drive from my home--one of my fave day trips.)

This is another entry I find interesting: an ID badge holder made of upcycled junk jewelry. Clever, huh? This one is from Monica at TheIDconnection.

And this darling hoodie for a child! How cute would a kid look in this? It's from Julie at StitchesbyJulie.

Another by Julie from her Nature In Pastels shop.

And of course I entered a couple.

This is the one on which I did the tutorial before Christmas. You can see it here.
And a sewing set created from upcycled herringbone wool. Gotta love it! (At least I do.)

If you have a minute, why don't you stop by here, take a look at the entries, and vote for your favorite?

1 comment:

Mary Keenan said...

LOVE that sewing set!! So gorgeous and clever and useful :^)