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Vintage Holiday Papers

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Wrap up your holiday presents in style this year! Think Vintage!


How cute is this vintage St. Nick? He’s just one several vintage wrapping papers  being offered at Mireio during the holidays. Grab a set before I sell out! (and take a peek at the other prints included in this amazing Vintage Wrapping Paper ensemble.)

Why I Love : Mary, Not Martha

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Gorgeous Vintage Lace Applique by Mary, Not Martha


You’ll not only find amazing supplies at Mary, not Martha—but once you order, you’ll get lightening fast shipping, excellent packaging, and wonderful customer service. So much to adore!

But what makes me LOVE this store is the invoice that’s included in my packages. That’s right, an INVOICE. You’d be surprised how many sellers don’t include an invoice. It’s such a simple step and it makes such a difference—especially if you’re selling supplies to artists like me. I keep track of my expenses and if a seller doesn’t include an invoice, I have to go back, find the invoice, and print it out for my record keeping. It’s a lot of work and including an invoice really saves me the hassle.

So, YAY for Mary, not Martha. Fabulous customer service, savvy business practices, and amazing products. What’s not to love?


The Best of Etsy — The Ultimate Craft List

There’s something about September that gets me thinking about holiday crafting. Not everything on my gift lists will be handmade, but I try to include at least one thing I’ve made each year. Having a store helps, but even so—there are just so many candles and pillows my family wants. I think I might have saturated that market a bit. . . so I’m working on collecting new ideas for this season.

Below you’ll find beginnings of  a resource list I hope to keep adding to, so we’ll call this Part One. It’s separated into 4 categories—Supplies, Fiber, Diy kits, and Fabric. As I find new ideas for “making” this holiday, I’m going to keep adding to this list. If it gets too long, well–we’ll give its own page! So, keep checking back for new ideas. And, by all means, if you have a suggestion please leave it in the comments!

The Best of Etsy — 9 September 2009 — The Ultimate Craft List (part one!)

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Supplies:

(shown) Carta, inc (gorgeous ribbon from Italy!)

Mosaics! If you need tiles for anything Cocomo is the place to go!

Handknitted and crocheted By Clarice

Chicalessia (ooh, velvet beads!)

Anti-nu Fun vintage and upcycled notions

Whimsical ceramic buttons Sienna Orlando

Hand-dyed ribbon Jody Poesy

Paper stock ThienThanh

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Fiber:

(shown) Yarmee

Spazzy Handspun Yarn

Robayre

For a deeper palette Three Ravens

Fibro Fibers (for charity!)

Loop (fiber arts and supplies)

Hazel Knits

Lulubeans

Rawfish (batts and handspun yarn!)

Springtree Road

Knitty and Color (ooh, hand-painted roving!)

Moonrover

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DIY:

(shown) DIY kit and tutorial for ribbon rosettes Bustle

DIY kit Doll house miniatures by The Twelfth Dimension (Seriously cute!!)

Kit: Make your own cosy cup by Bird and Belle

Patterns! Taffy Jane

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Fabric:

(shown) Uberstitch

Antique Linen Store, Grainsack

Cicada Studio (handprinted fabrics)

Yarnahoy (exotic fabrics)

Varigated Wool and linen remnants

Feedsax

Paperhill Fabric (bolt vintage!!)