Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #3

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

Welcome to our largest “Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival” ever!

This week, the number of Carnival participants has increased nearly three times since our first carnival! Woohoo! You know what that means? 3 times the amount of awesome stuff to check out!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s Carnival! Don’t forget, if you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

Now onto the goodies!



Kristen Miller from Sew Red wanted to share: High Waist Pencil Skirt in Stretch Knit Cotton – “This stretchy knit skirt is very comfortable and OOAK! It will become your go to staple skirt that you’ll want to own in every color and wear EVERYWHERE and to any event, from casual picnics or even at the office! It can also be worn as a hip bohemian style skirt out and about and would also make a very cute and flirty beach cover up! This skirt has a doubled up waistband and doubled up fabric for the skirt for extra stability and hold on the body. This skirt stays in place and moves with your body when you walk. The same fabric as the rest of the skirt is sewn in underneath for a little extra modesty and coverage, still leaving the raw edge hemline. I call this my miracle skirt!! The waistband can also be folded down and worn low on the hips. The fit is a body hugging stretchy knit. The skirt can be worn as a below the knee pencil skirt worn high on the waist, and when folded over, a low-slung-on-the-hip pencil skirt. You can also get this skirt hand dyed in pretty much any color under the sun! See my color palette photo in the listing.”

Amanda from TOMgirl Apparel wanted to share: Velcro Back Comfort Bra – “TOMgirl’s Original Velcro Back Comfort Bra is now available in SKY BLUE!!! This bra (pictured in white) is designed to give you the comfort of a sports bra with the lift of a push-up. Wire free with adjustable straps and band. Unique Patent Pending Velcro Back closure allows the wearer to adjust band size, especially helpful to women with large cups and small backs or small cups and large backs. Nylon, Spandex, and Elastic. Unbelievably comfortable and incredibly supportive.”

Kim Ranum from Wishflower Gifts wanted to share: Sweet jersey & lace skirt – Your favorite sweatpants just got a new competitor! Super comfortable & totally feminine, this sweet skirt adds a bit of style to your casual look!

Darla Gordon ( Dee Dee) from Dee Dee’s Creations wanted to share: Pillow case Dress – “Beautiful mixture of tan, brown and creme lace. On the front of the dress there is a tan, creme,pink, plum, and sage patch work. The entire dress is trimmed with brown and white to bring out the vintage shabby chic look. I have the 0-12 months size and a 12-18 months let.”




Anna Trimmel from Anna Trimmel Designs wanted to share: Felt cat ponytail holder – Cute Felt Handmade creatures as hair accessories and purses/tote bags and some more.

Kelly from juBEADlation wanted to share: 3 Piece Jewelry Set in Brown and Gold – “Brown mother of pearl beads and copper and gold glass beads. Necklace is 24 1/2″” in length and finished with a gold plated self closing clasp. Earrings are 2″” in length on gold plated fish hook style ear wires. Bracelet is 8″” in length and finished with a gold plated self closing clasp.”

Susan Tao from BlueBreezeJewelry wanted to share: White Baroque Freshwater Pearl And Crystal Chips “Y” Necklace In Sterling Silver, 16″ – “This lovely freshwater pearl and crystal chips ‘Y”” necklace design was inspired by my daughters graduation. Upon her acceptance to a great university I wanted to surprise her with a necklace featuring her favorite, pearls.”

Sandy Tepper from Step Originals wanted to share: Mosaic Sea Glass and Silver Sea Shell Belt Buckle – Mosaic Sea Glass and Silver Plated Sea Shell Belt Buckle Embellished with Graduated Pearls and Rhinestones. This piece is one-of-a-kind.

The Dorothy Days from The Dorothy Days wanted to share: Set of three handmade hair clips/ bobby pins – Set of three handmade bobby pins/ hair clips in vintage rose design. Beautiful for summer and great if you love the vintage look. They come carded up on a gift tag so are also perfect for giving as a gift

Esra from Knitella wanted to share: Flower Headband- crochet headband – “This hand crocheted headband is a gorgeous treat for yourself or someone you love. It’s blue and got a big flower on the side & you can use it as an ear warmer as well. It fits most adult heads and it stretches to be on your exact size. This item was made in a smoke free, pet free environment. >>Custom Orders Available<< ”

Tequisha from Unique Xpressions By T wanted to share: Sterling Labradorite Earrings – “This gorgeous pair of hammered sterling silver “”S”” earrings feature lovely, flashy labradorite puffed briolettes and sterling beads. A tiny, sterling wrapped labradorite rondelle rounds out this unique pair.”

Finna from With Love From Lucille wanted to share: Cassette Mix Tape Crochet Clutch – “This clutch is a fabulous conversation piece! I made a similar one for myself and I get complimented all the time! As a child of the 80’s generation, and seeing trends come back “”in style””, I’ve decided to pay homage to the decade that gave birth to me. This one of a kind “”cassette tape”” clutch was designed, crocheted and constructed by yours truly. This clutch was made using chunky yarn for stability as well as soft, for comfort. The bag is approximately 8 inches in length and about 6 inches in depth with more than enough room for the essentials on a fun night out!”

Kristen Murphy from KristenMCreations wanted to share: Bright Teal Labradorite Necklace With Apatite Beads – This beautiful teal necklace is hand made by yours truly with great attention to detail. The necklace features a blue and green labradorite on black silk and gold threads. What makes labradorites interesting is that the color that you perceive depends on the angle that it is viewed from, making this a living stone, literally! The hand knotted chain beautifully accents the pendant with apatite and flashes of gold from tiny 24K gold plated beads. The labradorite pendant measures 35mm (1.38 inches) and the necklace has a length of 15.5 inches, including the gold plated toggle clasp.

Cheryl from BundleOfJoyshop wanted to share: Newborn Blue Sandals – These hand crocheted pastel blue with white trim sandals are perfect for your newborn.

Fate from madebyfate wanted to share: Hat – “This Black hat has an interesting slouch shape. You can hide anything inside and it covers your ears and whole hair! Hand wash in cold water with detergent or shampoo and dry flat. Made with soft acrylic. Color: Black. One size.”

Michelle Berry from Cynical Redhead Creations wanted to share: Born To Be Wild necklace – Glittery red heart brings a gorgeous pop of color to this tattoo art-ish necklace.

Barbara Richmond from TheLogicalCat wanted to share: Aqua Crystal, Pearl and Sterling Silver Bracelet – This bracelet is made from round Swarovski crystal beads in Indicolite, pale blue rice-shaped freshwater pearls and Bali style sterling silver beads. The bracelet measures 8 inches in length, is strung on SoftFlex bead wire for strength and flexibility, and has a solid sterling silver toggle clasp.

Samantha Martin from Angelic Ambitions wanted to share: Leather and Murano Glass Bracelet – “Created with your ray of sunshine in mind, your daughter is sure to adore the “”Happiness and Love”” bracelet. Made with a durable pink single strand braided leather bracelet which is the foundation to your bracelet; smiles are sure to begin the moment she sees it.
This bracelet was designed to be adjusted from its starting length of 7 inches which is perfect for pre-teens in most cases, but will also fit comfortably to an adults wrist with the added 1 3/4 inch extension.”

Leslie Kill from Aunt Matilda’s Jewelry Box wanted to share: Steampunk Eiffel TowerPendant – “Steampunk Eiffel Tower 1″” made of Antique silver and protrudes from a silver oval frame. It forms a collage with 3 gears over a vintage dictionary page. Pendant measures approximately 2″” long and hangs from an 18′ antique siver chain.”

Catherine from Janjat wanted to share: Perfect Sky – A lovely long light blue necklace! My inspiration for this piece was a beautiful clear blue sky with soft puffs of white clouds. I have used several light blue lampwork glass beads that have been lined with silver in a variety of shapes. There are gorgeous silver pieces and Swarovski crystal rondelles and I have used white pearls adorned with silver hats to be the little puffs of cloud!

Janet Firooz from Janet’s Design Studio wanted to share: Murano Heart Pendant – “This multicolored Murano lampwork Heart Pendant features swirls of green, blue and gold. It is on a chain with green, blue,white and gold beads. The pendant is handmade so unique with all its colors. The catseye beads of green and blue really help accent the colors in the pendant.”

Christina from VeniciaCreations wanted to share: Neon Pink Chunky Necklace – Very trending right now, neon pink is the perfect color for summer and back to school! This necklace is made out of neon pink wood beads, is very light and measures 18 inches. It’s the perfect fashion accessory!

Christine Daly from Daly Studios wanted to share: Handmade earrings – This is a pair of beaded copper earrings that resemble fiddlehead ferns unfurling in the spring woods. Hand formed from solid copper wire, these spirals were lightly hammered before they were wrapped with fine copper wire and opaque glass beads in a mottled dusky teal color. The earrings were oxidized to blacken the wire, then polished with steel wool to bring up the copper highlights. They hang from solid copper ear wires and are approximately 1 3/4″ long and a little over 1 1/4″ wide.

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey’s Creative Creations wanted to share: Skeleton Key Scrabble Tile Necklace – Making jewelry is a way of relaxing for me. I love to take some not so common items and make them into something that is awesome. You’ll find a mixture of treasures at very affordable prices offered in my shop. This little beauty was created with the desire to create a cute summer item and combine unique materials in doing so. It pretty much covers all the things I enjoy…. popular colors, upcycled/recycled items, and unusual combinations.

Paula from Amadi Sloan Designs wanted to share: Polka Dot Mary Janes – Sweet little Polka Dot Mary Janes for newborn through 18 months. 100% cotton and organic batting were used to create these little treasures.

Linda Rieschel from Nini’s Niche wanted to share: Work-Out Hair Wrap – The Work Out Hair Wrap is ideal for the woman who wants to keep her hair out of her eyes, or her hair piece on (if she wears one) while exercising!

Jaimee Beck from Cog and Compass – Costumes and Couture wanted to share: My signature Beetle Belt – “The Beetle belt is button up waister belt. The flattering belt has 8 contoured panels to accentuate your waistline, with a classic mitred front. Dramatic sweeping tails complete the formal look. Designed and sewn by myself, this design is an original Cog & Compass style you won’t find anywhere else!”

Melani A from MagsBeadsCreation wanted to share: Wire Wrap Turquoise Necklace – This necklace features wire wrapped pendant with bright blue turquoise and black agate, sweet and elegant. The pendant is carefully wire wrapped with sterling silver wires. Lovely color combination of bright blue, a touch of black and silver.

Christine Daly from Daly Studios wanted to share: Lime beaded bracelet – “Silver plated copper wire and chartreuse jade beads combine to make a vibrant summer bangle. I wrapped 25 jade beads onto a hand formed wire bangle and crafted the easy working clasp. A bright pop of citrus on your wrist, this is perfect to stack with silver bracelets, yet it’s pretty enough to stand alone.”

Monica L. from Sew I Like Patterns wanted to share: Denim Necktie – Crazy quilted recycled denim necktie. Machine wash and line dry. Press when necessary with hot iron. Starch is optional.

Laura from Fun 2designs wanted to share: Tumbled vintage Glass Pendant – This chunky frosted glass loop pendant is made of antique or vintage castoff clear milk bottle lip, sliced, tumbled. surrounding an interesting aqua blue piece of a vintage mason jar crafted to create this beautiful piece of historical jewelry. The chunky hoop circle measures 1 3/4“. It comes on a 24″ silver plated 2mm adjustable ball chain. Eco Friendly

Debbie Finch from Finch:Bespoke and Alternative Jewellery wanted to share: Cherry Bracelet – “Cherry charms on silver chain with green apple beads on short head pins with toggle fasteing. This bracelet would nicely finish any 50`s outfit, there is also a matching necklace to acompany the bracelet. Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.”

Sil from LOVE n LAVISH wanted to share: my botanical pressed flower necklace – “For all the nature lovers and garden enthusiasts, this clear resin and flower pendant is for you. The sunny yellow flower gives a pop of color to this beautiful clear resin pendant. The flowers and plants that I use are Canadian grown, then picked and pressed and perfectly placed with a smaller budding piece. This is a great gift for a nature lover or garden enthusiasts.This is my large sized resin pendant.These necklaces are truly one of a kind and even I can not make one exactly the same as the next.”

Deb Dellatore from A Touch of Twilight wanted to share: Natural White Marabou Feather Earrings – These Natural White Marabou Feather Earrings are approximately 5″ long and hung from silver plate earwires. They are so lightweight, you won’t even know you have them on! These are the perfect feather earrings for summer or winter and are perfect for any occasion!

Tammila Birt from Euphoria Road by Tammila wanted to share: Embroidered Felt Animal Hair Clips – “These adorable embroidered felt animals are all made one at a time for your little darling, with your satisfaction in mind!! Clips are nickle free, hypoallergenic, fully covered, and have no slip grip included for fantastic hold even in baby fine hair. Bows/antennas are stitched into place to ensure they will not come off, or come untied. ***One clip $ 3.50****”

Kenya Woolsey from Kenya’s Homemade Creations wanted to share: Sparkle Butterfly Headband – This listing is for one Sparkle butterfly attached to a 3″ marabou feather hair clip and one 1.5″ crochet headband:) There is 3 colors to choose from….

Epic from EpicjewelsSD wanted to share: jewelry – We sell great handmade jewelry. We make anything from bracelets, necklaces, car rosaries, headbands, and rosaries.


Health & Beauty


Lilly from Pink Blossom Cosmetics wanted to share: Birthstone Eyeshadow Collection – “Birthstones are supposedly render legendary powers and unique personality traits to people born under the zodiac signs of their ruling planet. According to legend, birthstones are supposed to bring healing powers and therapeutic influences. When worn during the month it is designated to, the healing powers of the stone are believed to heighten. In this collection every color is coordinated with each month and gemstone. Find your inner healing power when you wear our mineral eyeshadow. January – Garnet February – Amethyst March – Aquamarine April – Diamond May-Emerald June-Pearl July-Ruby August-Peridot September-Sapphire October-Tourmaline (watermelon) November-Topaz December-Turquoise ( zircon)”

Tanya Solovyova from Alta Skincare wanted to share: $1 10-day Sample of Custom Blended to Order Face Cream, Natural, Botanical – Generous 5ml (enough for about 10 to 12 days) sample of the natural, botanical, custom blended to order face cream for just $1, including shipping. You feel out a questionnaire about your skin and I blend the cream to address your specific needs.

Amanda & Ginger from Living Earth Botanicals wanted to share: Soothing Anti-Itch Roller – Bug bites, skin irritants, dryness… Ugh… As easy as it is to say “Don’t Scratch!” We all know how impossible it is to follow through. Keep this little roller handy for those times that you just can’t stand the itch anymore! This simple blend includes the power of Witch Hazel, Tea Tree, Calendula, and many other soothing essential oils to stop that irritating feeling in it’s tracks! Simply roll on for instant relief!

Nia from LeNi Naturals wanted to share: Lavender Shampoo Bar – “Natural oils and glycerin provides a perfectly balanced blend that help to condition hair while cleansing. It is SLS free, all natural and suitable for ALL types of hair. The shampoo bar is vegetable-based with no animal ingredients. Lightly scented with Lavender Essential Oil. Made by us with love and care.”


Decor & More


Eva Babika from ProperPillow wanted to share: Table Runner Porcelain“This is one of the most popular table runners in our shop. Everyone who is looking for indigo blue and white combination falls in love with this design inspired by historical document. This is listing for a table runner 14″” wide and 60″” long but it is also available in other sizes.”

Jen Pasa from Designs by Kalena wanted to share: Sage Green Minky Chenille Rag Quilt – Toddler, Crib – Boy or Girl – Pretty sage green rag quilt. Made with sage green minky dot chenille on the front and soft green flannel on the back. Perfect for newborns, baby shower gifts, birthday gifts, toddlers and more. Super soft, super comfy and oh so warm. Your little one will love snuggling with this quilt.

Stephanie from My Honeypickles wanted to share: Tiffany Blue Seashell Cross – “Tiffany blue seashell cross is handmade and one of a kind. The cross is encrusted with a vast assortment of shells including quahogs, scallops, whelks, moon snails, umbonium and oyster shells. I highlighted the Tiffany blue color by adding the beautiful blue limpet shells. The cross is approximately 20″”L x 11″”W and has a hole drilled in the top for hanging. Your cross is personally signed by me and I will happily personalize it, just message me at checkout. My crosses make a special gift for a bride or hostess gift. ”

Monica Burnett from Hand Painted Heartwork wanted to share: Wedding Gift Monogram Initials on Serving Bowl and Spoons – “This personalized serving bowl and spoons will make the perfect gift and a unique addition to any kitchen.
The recipient will never lose their serving dishes again at pot lucks or reunions because it will be easy to know who they belong to! The bowl and serving spoons are made out of Birch wood and the initials are permanently wood burned which makes it easy to clean and makes it long lasting. The diameter of the bowl is 11″” and the height is 5″”. The set comes with three serving utensils: Stirring spatula 12 1/4″” Spoon 12 1/4″” Fork 12 1/4″”. Care of Wood: The surface has been treated with oil. For full protection, oil it regularly with wood oil. Handwash only. You will not be dissapointed with this memorable gift!”

Dee Brown from PortElizabethVillage wanted to share: Fortune Cookie Notebook“Here’s a great spiral notebook featuring LACHOY FORTUNE COOKIES!. So Yummy! How cool! Made from an actual package – so please expect signs of its prior life (although my kids have learned to be ‘kind’ to the boxes!) 50 blank white inside. (100 pages front & back) I added a few colored pages of cardstock for fun. Measures approximately 5.5 inches x 5 inches”

Colleen Weikel from What’s in Grama’s Drawers? wanted to share: Painted Welcome SlateThis slate is upcycled from a church roof in Honeybrook, PA. It is hand painted with a cardinal on a post and a fence. Welcome is at the top of the slate. It is treated with polyurethane to protect the painting and hung by an included rawhide strip.

Crystal from Krafterskorner wanted to share: Lakeview Photo Card – This photo was taken by me at the lake below our house. Isn’t it beautiful how the blue of the sky meets the blue of the water with the tall grass waving in the wind on the hillside? I wish I could convey the sound of the waves through the photo!

Megan from Made by Meg wanted to share: Blue and Brown Ceramic Coasters – A set of four ceramic tile coasters, in blue and brown patterns.

Becky from Good Neighbors Candle Co. wanted to share: Pina Colada CandleWith Summer’s heat making its presence known, this is a light and lovely fragrance.

Julia Sue from TheShoreDecor wanted to share: Sand Dollar, School of Fish, Starfish Shadowboxes, Cottage Decor (Set of 3),“I am submitting my latest listing of my shop! I made this set of 3 shadow boxes. These shadow boxes each have
a coastal “”display piece””, including 2 starfishes, a sand dollar, and a school of fish! They’ve each been
painted with a gradient hue of blues to add interest to the piece. This will look perfect hung up on the walls of any house especially one that could use some nice beach decor! I hope you like it!”

Erica from Wilkarama wanted to share: Dia De Los Muertos Trinket BoxThis wooden, hand painted Day of the Dead designed box is perfect for anyone! The inside of this box is lined with purple felt making it complete and ready to hold anything you wish. Use it for your jewelry, stash, coins, movie ticket collection or use it as decoration or get to give to a friend as a unique gift. There is only one like it so snag now while you can!

Leanne from Boy Oh Boy Boutique wanted to share: Personalized 8 x 10 Birth Stat Print for Baby’s NurseryThis makes for a great baby gift or is nice to have made for your own little one to display his or her birth stats! This 8 x 10 print looks great in a matted frame. You can customize the colors and choose which information you’d like to include & will receive a digital proof before it goes to printing!

Andrea Doss from Andralynn wanted to share: “Star Chasing” Whimsical Painting – Original acrylic painting on 12 x 9 flat canvas panel.

Carrie from Carrie’s Curiosities, LLC wanted to share: Hand Poured Daisy (Orange) Scented Palm Wax Candle — 6.5 ounce Jar“This lovely candle was made using, Sparkle Light Palm Wax and has the appearance of granite or quartz. (It is a very pretty candle!) Scented with Daisy, it has notes of tangy lemon and jasmine; followed by middle notes of lily, rose petals, African violet, and day-lily; sitting on base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, and musk. Colored a lovely, rich burnt orange, this palm wax candle will bring hours of enjoyment. (The inspiration for the color scheme comes from Gerber Daisies.) (Burn Time = 30 – 45 hours.) This candle was handmade, with all natural palm wax and a HTP wick, that is designed to work well with palm wax candles. The jar is a 6.5 ounce jar, that is reusable once the candle is finished!”

Roanne from GrandmaGrizzlys wanted to share: teddy bear clothing patterns – “A vintage style teddybear Witch or Wizard Halloween Costume pattern for your sewing pleasure. This easy to sew pattern dresses your favorite bear as a scary Halloween Sorcerer! The pattern includes a material list for a witchs cape, hat and sack dress and easy to follow instructions. This listing is for the pattern only. The choice of fabric and color is left up to you. That way you can tailor the costume to fit your bear’s individual personality.”

Sherry Morgan from TreasuresfromTexas wanted to share: Cross wall hangingThis lovely, slightly Gothic looking cross is 6×3 1/2 by 1/8 inch thick. It is lightweight enough to hang anywhere; on a wall, Christmas tree, mirror, or wherever you want to put it. It is laser carved to create a raised design on a darker background. I have attached a satin ribbon to the back so that no hangers that would keep it from laying flat, are necessary.

Marilyn from handcraftusa wanted to share: Plush LambHandmade hypo-allergenic softie child friendly and loveable.

Tatiana from TreesAndFaces wanted to share: Mandarin Cat Photo – This picture was taken in Beijing in April 2007.


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