Monday, May 19, 2008

Men like Handmade Too!

Its getting to be that time where we all start thinking about shopping for dads and grandfathers. EtsyNJ is here to tell you that you can continue buying handmade even for dad! Check out all the great manly items for sale by EtsyNJ team members!

This fabulous chain link key fob by ShutterKate is a great accessory for dad:

Does your special man like gold? Then these vintage cuff links from CreationsByDanielle are the perfect gift!

Help Dad go green with this camoflauge tote bag from BellaMental:

Does dad or grandpa work outdoors? Do his hands get cold? Well, here's some manly fingerless gloves from Lindercella:

Does your man drink beer? Does he have a refrigerator or filing cabinet? Well, then he'll love a set of bottle cap magnets from MadeByMelissa!

Perhaps Dad likes to snack on spicy treats? Well, this curry popcorn kit from WhatsEatingYin is sure to please him!

And what gift is complete without a card? Thepapercrown1 has this stylish card just for dad!

Support Dad and handmade artists! Shop EtsyNJ for Father's Day! Search EtsyNJ to see all the great gifts the Garden State artists have to offer!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Featured Artist - L M T Creative Designs

Who are you? Lynne Taylor

What is your Etsy Shop Name/link? L M T Creative Designs -

What tag categories do you specialize in? Needlework, embroidery

Do you create for children or adults, women or men? I create for mostly women

What do you like about Etsy? I like that all the poeple that I have come in contact are so nice and helpful when I have questions.

What do you love about your business? I like to work at home and have my own schedule. I also like to do local craft show

What is your favorite product right now? I like to make the handbags. I can be creative with the material, style and size of bag

What are some other sites to find out more about you and what you love to create?
Ebay Store:

Lynne also has coasters, check book covers and lots more. I love these cute monogramed finger towels:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Two More Donations!

I know I said the last post was my last one on the FOJ basket, but I forgot to include two of the many donations.

From came a lovely set of earrings...beautiful teal beads dangling from black hoops. They're fabulous in their simplicity!

And from came an awesome pale green and silvery glass beaded jewelry set:

That brings the total number of participating team members to 22! Wow! EtsyNJ is a generous group of people!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Final FOJ Update! And the winner is......

This past Saturday night was the Friends of Joey Benefit Dinner and Chinese Auction! The house was packed, and there were a ton of generous people who wanted to win some great prizes. Among those prizes was the Handmade Gift Basket made by the Etsy NJ Street Team!

Here are the last 4 donations that I received for the gift basket... generously donated a cute tote bag and a beautiful ocean-themed note card and envelope set! dropped off this awesome reclaimed bracelet with her own added flowery flare, and it's just DAZZLING!

From came this adorable crocheted shoulder bag!

And lastly, from is this fun and funky sea glass bracelet!

The winner of our basket was just absolutely thrilled with it. I got to run it over to her and talk to her about it a bit. I think per personal favorite from the basket was those floral hair clips by, as you might be able to deduce from the photo. ;-)

While I can't tell how much the basket raised by itself because it was a silent auction, I CAN tell you that the foundation made more than it ever has in the past...a whopping $10,000 in cash alone! This money is going to benefit a lot of families who are truly in need of it, along with cancer research, and it's touching that our team could come together and help benefit these people in our own special way.

Once again I'd like to thank everyone who found it in their heart to donate to this basket. What follows is a list of all the shops who have donated to the basket. Please visit them, as they are all talented crafters and artisans!