Etsy Handmade Craft Carnival: #1

The Best Carnival in Town!

Welcome to the Carnival!

 ♪♫♫ “Do do dodododo do do dooo do- do do dodododo do do dooo do!”  ♪♫♫

That was my lame attempt at carnival music, You get what you pay for! (Admission’s Free).

Again, welcome to our very first crafting carnival!

What’s a crafting carnival you ask? It’s our way of supporting the handmade community, by featuring a variety of handmade items from all over the world! Here, you’ll find everything from clothing and accessories, to home decor!

We’re so excited to have fellow Etsy Shop owners and friends here at the Carnival to showcase their awesome handmade goodies!

If you have an Etsy Shop and would like to be featured in next Friday’s Carnival, feel free to sign up here.

The carousel is spinning, the clowns are juggling, and the whole place smells like cotton candy. Sounds like we’re ready to go!  Have fun and enjoy the Carnival!

Amanda Castellote from McCloud Designs wanted to share: Chocolate Leaf Earrings“Like many of my designs, I draw from nature’s inspiration to create these Truffle Worthy Chocolate Leaf Earrings. I formed Chocolate Brown Polymer Clay Leaves and hung them from Sterling Silver ear wires. Small drops of Opal Green (which actually looks more blue to me) and Chocolate polymer clay above the leaves extend the length of these earrings to a little above 3 inches long (approximately 8.5 cm).”

Lisa Hamilton from beadsoul wanted to share: hand stamped silver stacker rings I make these rings from start to finish, using fine silver wire, which is fused, hammered, stamped, patinated and finally tumbled for shine and strength. The rings are approximately 2 mm in width and can be made in most any size up to 10- perfect for a sweet mommy ring or a fun, short quote.

Rochell Selvey from CCrafters (Karess Krafters) wanted to share: Candy Cane Handmade SoapNourish your skin with this 100% vegetable based soap blended with moisturizing olive oil, hydrating shea butter and soothing Aloe Vera. An uplifting, clean mint scent.

Hannah from BananaOrangeApple wanted to share: Baby sundress“A navy pinafore that crosses over at the back, featuring colourful elephants spraying flowers with their trunks. Matching bloomers made from an upcycled red pillowcase. Sized to fit a baby aged 6 – 12 months, but it should last longer as a top. Handmade by me in sunny Royalla, New South Wales, Australia. Custom orders welcomed.”

Sara Orme from WormeWoole wanted to share: Pocket Hand WarmersGive these handwarmers to someone special. When your kid or your honey feels them in his or her pockets she’ll be reminded of your love! Recycled felted sweater wool team up with rice to keep hands toasty. Just pop these little cuties in the microwave for 30 seconds and then slip them into coat pockets to keep your hands extra warm. Reusable — warm them over and over. No chemicals — no disposal.

Michele Nicholson from Haute Interiors, LLC wanted to share: Rhinestone Napkin CuffThis is a Napkin Cuff, so much larger than a napkin ring! A one-of-a-kind design featuring a Paris script fabric & adorned with a flower that has a vintage rhinestone center. I craft my cuffs using a rigid core. This ensures durability for your Napkin Cuff & it feels weighty in your hand. An elegant way to dress your table in seconds!

Michele Nicholson from Haute Interiors LLC wanted to share: Burlap Napkin RingI love the combination of burlap & lace! I craft all of my Napkin Cuffs to be very detailed & textural. I call them Cuffs because they are larger than most napkin rings. I use a rigid, inner core which gives my Cuffs durability & weight. A very sweet way to decorate your Cottage Chic table setting in seconds.

Maureen Wenchell from MLW Designs wanted to share: Orange Aspen Leaf PendantI have created this from a real Aspen Leaf. I use a metallic acrylic paint to enhance the natural texture of the leaf and to of course make it a fun color. The leaf is then coated with a few layers of a water based sealant. It’s a great way to display your love of nature and carry a little piece of Colorado wherever you go.

Judy Russi from angels n everlastings wanted to share: Twig wreath with seashells and sea glassThis heart shaped twig wreath is embellished with seashells and sea glass and measures approximately 18″ across from tip to tip. This shabby chic wall hanging is perfect for rustic home decor. If you love the beach and nautical decor this wreath is for you.

LaQueta from ClassicBabyWhites wanted to share: Sweet Dasies Baby Bonnet and Shoes, Heirloom Inspired size 3 to 6 mo.A sweet set of heirloom inspired baby bonnet and shoes. I have fashioned this charming little hat from a vintage white cotton doily. It features embroidered daisies, a small white crochet edging and a gathered teardrop opening at the back. The little shoes are a fine white cotton blend with tiny hand embroidered yellow flowers scattered over the toes.

echo from huee the button shop & art wanted to share: 2 little tigersi found them in local value village. their exotic form and bright color caught my eyes. i don’t know what they are used for. buy i currently put them out on coffee table as decorations. i found a tag that says they were made in india.

Zuda Gay Pease from ZudaGay wanted to share: House Bead NecklaceThis house bead necklace features hand-made polymer clay beads on a hand-knotted rustic ribbon. The necklace provides enough ribbon to wear in various ways: as a choker, a long necklace or wrapped around your wrist and tied for a bracelet.

Tim from Hey Look Art wanted to share: Love is Patient, Love is Kind – Digital Art Print 8 x 10This is an 8 x 10 Digital Art Print that features 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 “Love is patient, Love is kind” scripture. It is a constant reminder of what love truly means.

Sheila from SewFaithful wanted to share: Stuffed ElephantI thought this cute little elephant softie looks like she would fit right in at the carnival! She’s friendly and likes to play games. Approx 9 inches tall, and made from designer print high quality cotton. Stuffed firmly with poly-fil.

Laura Edwards from Laura’s Creative Attic wanted to share: Buttons & Blooms Pillows“2- 14″” square Buttons & Blooms Decorative Accent Pillows Girl is feeding the birds the other pillow has a bird with flowers & spools.The pillows are tan, beige, rust around the edges with a light blue back. Pillows are sold as a pair. The cover does come off for washing. Wash in cold water & can be ironed.”

Julie from Moonlight Shimmer wanted to share: Memory Wire Wrap Bracelet – Red, Black, Gold & Gray BeadsThis sparkling memory wire bracelet features 4mm glass beads in red, black, gold clear, and smoky gray. It will wrap approximately 5 times around your wrist. Memory wire functions like a spring and retains its shape. The bracelet is easy to coil around your wrist, and there’s no clasp to worry about fastening. It will stretch to accommodate all wrist sizes.

Dee from CraftBliss wanted to share: Decorative Bees With Daisies And Beehive Keep Calm and Carry On Inspired Digital Downloads for Printing 8.5 x 11 These lovely printables would make wonderful additions to a child’s room, kitchen, hallway or as gifts. Just print and add your own frame or hang as is. Buy both together and save!

Kristine Gulick from Wire Wrapped Jewelry by Kristine Gulick wanted to share: Amethyst and Sterling Silver Pendant“This pendant is made from an Amethyst cabachon that is wrapped in sterling silver wire. The gemstone is pear-shaped and showcases the natural quartz inclusions. It’s very beautiful and reminds me of snow-capped, purple mountains. This gemstone is large; with the pendant measuring approximately 2 1/4 in. by 1 1/2 in.”

Crystal from Krafterskorner wanted to share: Daisy MagnetThis is the only magnet just like this! It features a lone daisy and measures 2 x3 inches. It is very strong and will hold 3-4 sheets of paper.

Dana from CereusArt wanted to share: Beach Nursery Art“Coastal inspired starfish canvas – 11 x 14″” Canvas painted aqua with white wood chip letters and white pencil starfish with glitter: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. With a coastal inspired palette and using real starfish to interpret this familiar nursery rhyme, this canvas would be the perfect addition to a child’s bedroom or any other place where you want to add whimsical coastal charm!”

Larissa from LACED Headbands and Accessories wanted to share: Lace Rose Corset BeltThis item is a white stretch lace corset sash belt with black lace appliques and black satin roses. This sash closes at the back with white satin ribbon which is tied like a corset. The lace section of this sash measures 25 1/2 inches and the ribbon measures 81 inches.

Jennifer from ElegantQuirk wanted to share: Piano Jewelry Rack and Key HolderThis piano themed rack can be used to hold many things: Jewelry, keys, hats, scarves and other small items.

Zakia Lacey from Shop Zakia Lacey wanted to share: Pierced Snake Ear Cuff“Very unique snake ear cuff for pierced ears. Color: Silver”

Aurie from AuriesDesigns wanted to share: Altered Jumbo Clothespin Photo/Note Holder“Useful and Functional: Stands on any flat surface. Great for holding recipes while cooking. Use to hold photos of love ones, or memos at work. Appointment cards, to-do list. Display your child’s artwork and/or achievements.”

Lisa Bell from nerdbiskit wanted to share: Catnip kitty toys“Kitties deserve to be spoiled! Show your fluffballs how much you love them with this set of 3 catnip filled kitty toys. Hand sewn with felt, stuffed with 100% polyester stuffing and Whisker City Premium Catnip. BUT BEWARE – your cat will respond with GUSTO! *Just a heads up that kitties don’t usually respond to catnip until around the age of 2!”

Stephanie Kilgast from PetitPlat wanted to share: Ice Cream Earrings in Pastel“Ooh ice cream!! I love ice cream, especially in waffles! Unfortunately, ice cream is extremely expensive in France and I just can’t take it very often! So here a version which doesn’t melt, which has 0 calorie and which looks good 😀 Be aware though everyone will have the desire to touch these earrings!”


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