Saturday, October 31, 2009


Colorful Butterfly Knit Necklace by DZFANTASY
Give a gift of whimsey and magic!

At DZFANTASY you will find magical fiber sculpted, fairies, mermaids, wearable art fairy face pin/knit necklace sets, fairy face pins, and many more magical creations!

It is hard to believe that the "holiday shopping" season is almost upon us.  Another year has flown by so fast!

Why not take the hassle out of shopping for Christmas gifts, or other gifts by shopping on-line!  No waiting in long lines, or wandering through hot, crowded shopping malls trying to decide what to buy for everyone on your list.

There are a tremendous amount of interesting, delightful shops that could very well meet your gift buying needs without ever leaving the comfort of your home. 

Sit back, grab a hot cup of coffee, tea or a glass of "whatever", and take a look at a very small sampling of what you can find on Etsy. 

Below you will find a photo of the shop owner's favorite item, and also links to visit the shop to see what else they have to offer.  Give a special "handmade" gift. 

At ART N JOY you will find artful paper gifts, goodies, and prints.


This Versatile HOLD IT! is Great For Holding Post It Notes, Lists, Coupons, Recipes, Photographs, and More! A Wonderful Gift for Any Occasion, For Anyone On Your List, or Give One To Yourself!


At SHUFFLE STUDIO you will find fun, colorful, original designed lampwork beads and jewelry! Lampwork beads to create your own jewelry or buy ready made.

Purple Passion Handmade Lampwork Earrings by Cara

This pair of earrings are sweet and girly in lovely shades of purple, with handmade lampwork beads from Shuffle's torch. These earrings are made with silver plated findings and swarovski crystal accents, and they measure 50mm long.


At LAUGHING FRIDGE you will find fun, colorful art magnets which will certainly liven up your refrigerator, file cabinet and more!  Great selection to choose from.

Winter Wonderland Weiner Dog - Daschund Art Magnet

This cute little magnet is a dachshund dressed in her winter wonderland sweater with the snowman applique and matching knit hat (no doubt from an Etsy artist). Her furry winter boots will keep those little paws nice and warm. She'd be stylin' on anyone's fridge or file cabinet!


At CROCHETED LITTLE THINGS you will find delightful hand crocheted selection of cupcake, faux food and spa items!

Crocheted cupcake Christmas tree ornament - Personalized with initial

This is a funny and yummy crocheted cupcake Christmas tree ornament that will spice up your Christmas!!

The amazing feature of this cupcake Christmas ornament is that you can personalize it with your initial or the initial of your dear ones for a small but thoughtful gift.

Hand crafted Jewelry

At SIMPLY FLAUNT, you will find Sterling silver PANDORA & TROLL charms, handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

Autumn... Earring charms sterling silver and Swarovski crystal

A beautiful Trio of handcrafted fall color sterling silver and Swarovski crystal earring CHARMS; 6 charms in total for a flash of colorful sparkle! Wear one, wear two, wear them all - or mix them with other charms from our Collection. These charms work with all the Flaunt handcrafted sterling earwires.


Ojami specializes in otedama (juggling & jacks game) and obento lunch bag sets!
Otedama is a traditional Japanese juggling and jacks type game played with bean bags. Very addictive! Ojami are the beanbags with the distinctive traditional round indented shape.

A miniature otedama ball in white snowflakes on deep red. Show off your seasonal spirit with this original otedama necklace! (Yuki means snow in Japanese.)


At H & J STAR CREATIONS, you will find a wide assortment of colorful handmade fabric Zippy/multiuse pouches, purses/wristlets, cosmetic bags, totes and more.

This is the sweetest little thing, and the perfect gift or stocking stuffer for your crafter (or yourself). It is made of high quality Japanese fabrics, the main fabric is a light pewter blue with a white and blue accents. The binding and pocket strip, pincushion and needle panel are from black "Japanese crossing" fabrics. So beautiful and useful. Three panels, one with a pocket, one with a pincushion and one with a needle panel to store all you need for a travel kit


At ADORABLE BABY CREAIONS, you will find Baby Gifts, Personalized Blankets, Memory Quilts, Bibs

These candy cane bibs are so cute and functional!! The front of the bib has candy canes and snowflakes on a Chrismas green background. On the back side is a soft, absorbent, white terry cloth. In each bib is 100% cotton batting. The snap enclosure makes the bib easy to put on and take off!!


Eca Echo crafts handmade knits, specializing in scarves and hats for men and women. One of a kind ornaments have recently been added for the upcoming holiday season!

Bascom Scarflette

Wrap it around your neck while outdoors, and you can even wear it indoors to spice up an outfit. The rich royal purple will complement many outfits and the wooden dongle adds some interest.

GoodNite Gracie A Gallery of Cats In Clay

At A GALLERY OF CATS IN CLAY, you will find a delightful array of clay bowls, boxes, dishes, pendants, earrings and more....all with original whimsical cat designs. 

The clay disk is 1-5/8” in diameter, 3/16” thick, but the piece is approximately 2-¼” tall with the wire and bead. You are receiving the pendant only (not a necklace.)


Lil Miss Polka Dot offers a variety of custom original artwork, handpainted nursery /kids room art, decor, personalized letters, initials, jewelry, accessories, gifts and more.

Banner / Garland - - Canvas Handpainted - - Custom Made- - HAPPY BIRTHDAY- - 5 inch shapes
Do you want a special BIRTHDAY BANNER ? Use it with the birth of your child as a unique BABY MUM and later on as special NURSERY DECORATION....

How about a teachers gift ? Or just as decoration in a room...It is also a wonderful and special gift to give as a remembrance ornament/wall hanging!


At HATT STREET, you will find original designed handknit toques, slippers, mittens and more.  Keep warm in style!

Multicoloured toque with pompom
A real mishmash of colours and textures. Finished with a big pompom on top.

The infant toque and slippers set was SO ADORABLE I had to add it also!

Infant toque and slippers -  Fits 0-12 months.
 Fun and bright colours in hypoallergenic yarn with non-slip tread on slippers. Slipper strap buttons with a yarn bobble.


Gifts, Jewelry, Curiosities

At ALTERED BEAUTY, you will find a wonderful , unique selection of necklaces, earrings, pendants and more.

Ocean Ceramic and Fiber Necklace

This beautiful necklace was created using a pendant and beads from Etsy seller Shaterra. The pendant and beads are strung onto some beautiful multicolored fibers and finished with a silver tone lobster clasp


Naturally aged brass; Beautifully handcrafted earrings

When you pay at visit to AT FIRST BLUSH, you will find beautiful, handcrafted brass earrings combined with beautiful Czech glass beads, pearls and more.

The Bronze Age - cultured baroque pearls and antiqued brass

Seven golden bronze cultured baroque pearls make up these cute cluster earrings. A large antiqued brass jumpring gathers the pearls and adds an industrial feel, yet it still manages to melt into the background--allowing all your attention to fall onto the pearls. The pearls are not completely smooth, they have bumps and ridges which only add to the character of these earrings.


At LAST LEAF DESIGN you will find screen printed "tees' for both adults and children.

Cute pink Owl print. 100% cotton onesie


At ABBEY'S ALLEY, you will find custom designed scrapbooks, cards, invitations and more!

Plaid Post-It Clipboard

The 4” X 4” board is cut from a medium weight chipboard and then covered on both sides with patterned paper. There is a binder clip at the top of the board, also covered in coordinating paper and then tied with ribbon to finish it off! These make great gifts for anyone, even yourself! Each board comes with one pad of post it notes.


At ECO CHIC HAND KNITS, you will find a wonderful assortment of eco friendly handknit bowls, which the artist designs using 100% organically grown cotton yarn....Nesting bowls, large bowls, bowl sets and more.

Organic Nesting Bowls - Set of 3 in Pistachio - Perfect for Christmas

This particular set is a wonderful addition to any Christmas or holiday decor. They also make a perfect hostess gift if you will be stopping by friends and family homes over the holiday!


At DESIGNS ARE UNIQUE, you will find a beautiful array of necklaces, earrings, pendants, and more!  The gorgeous necklace below really caught my eye when I paid a visit to this shop.  Just spectacular!

Coral - Handmade Sea shore lampwork beads with sterling silver

The fabulous focal bead has starfish on one side and small sea urchins on the other. It is surrounded by sterling silver bail "spike" beads. Inner sections are packed like a school of fish with the colors of the ocean. This beauty even has a bed of coral on each side where a sterling turtle makes his home! The toggle is a large wave of sterling silver washing ashore. This seaside wonder measures 9.5 inches end to end and would make a unique addition to your treasure chest!


Necessities for the Chic Mama

When you pay a visit to JORDAN - Necessities for the Chic Mama, you will find a shop that specializes in diaper bags, handbags, wallets, accessories, and wetbags.

The Mini Purse- Deco Rose Forest
A brand new purse from Jordan!

This purse is so cute and just the right size for all the essentials. Features a zip top to keep all your essentials secure and a stylish handle with silver O-rings. Purse has pleats along either side and a flat bottom to keep everything upright.  Measures approximately 12"(long) x 6"(tall)x 4"(wide). Stap is about 17 inches long from end to end. Purse is lined with heavy duty interfacing for maximum durability.


Cute Caps and more by Lynne Adamson

Pay a visit to HIJINX, and you will find beanies, fingerless mittens, pins, and a lot more to choose from.

Slouchy Beanie in Cranberry

Cozy slouchy beanie in the most beautiful shade of red I've ever seen. The rich red color of cranberry, not as dark as burgundy or as bright as crimson. Perfect with your most chic black outfit or add a splash of color to your denim. This hat will be perfect for holiday shopping. Plenty of room to tuck your hair up in inclement weather. Add some bling with a sparkly pin.

Wear it forward over your brow in blustery weather or push it back and show off your shiny locks. This hat is tighter around your face for a snug, comfortable fit.


When you pay a visit to THE MONKEY SHOP, you will be sure to find a cuddly "sock monkey" that needs to make his/her home with you!  Several sizes to choose from. 

CONLEY the Sock Monkey

You will love the softness that this sock monkey has. It measures 19" long 5" wide, it is light brown and white, and it has a white attached hat. It is Machine washable in the gentle cycle and you can machine dry it too. I use the softest socks I can find to create a cuddle affect that any child or adult will love to hold.


At MIMSY DOES IT, you will find MIMSY knits, MIMSY art, and MIMSY Sews It selections.

Preemie or Doll Blanket with FREE Matching Pillow

The adorable blue and lavender striped blanket comes with a FREE matching pillow. This set is the perfect size for a tiny baby or a little girl's favorite baby doll comfy. Knitted of bulky baby boucle, the blue has a slight lavender undertone. The blanket is about 19" x 17" and the pillow is about 9" x 6".


When you pay a visit to INSPIRATIONS BY KAREN, you will be charmed by her wonderful needlesculpted figures.  Karen creates "life-like" figures of dogs, cats, birds and more.  She would be more than happy to create a "likeness" of your beloved dog or cat.  Karen also does other figures and scenes like the beautiful "angel" below

Angel Needle Felted Angel Wool Portrait Painting

This Angel was Inspired by my love of fiber and Angels~

This Wool Painting measures approximately 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" and is almost 3-D while she stands holding her Basket of Yarn in colors of Sky Blue, Turquoise and Royal Blue fiber with a background of night sky deep blue. Her gown is Peridot with Golden stripes, she has deep Reddish Brown Curly Locks of hair which are actually Lincoln Locks, with Falkland Wool Wings in shades of pale Aqua and brown.


When you pay a visit to james0812, you will find the most adorable handknit baby items!  Sweet little outfits, such as the one pictured below, little booties, gorgeous baby shawls and more!


This little Santa outfit is handmade using baby soft red yarn and winter white Eskimo, which is a fur like yarn. Little Santa baby comprises of a full skirted matinee coat, an elf styled hat and little red snow booties. The matinee coat is knitted in red yarn with the back,front,cuffs,neck and yoke all being trimmed with the fur like yarn and is fastened with three snow flake designed buttons. The elf styled hat is also hand knitted in red yarn and trimmed with the same fur like yarn, but it also has a little bit of fur on the top designed to look like a little ball of snow while the foot of the booties uses the same red yarn also,but they have a collar of winter white fur which is designed to keep the feet extra warm and cosy. The ideal Santa outfit for babies first Christmas.


At POSH ADORNMENTS, you will find a delightful selection of one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces, bracelets, hair adornments and more.  Add a bit of "glitter" or "glam" to your outfit!

Grape Soda Purple Hue Crystal Drop Earrings

Purple is my favorite color, and I tried to put every shade of purple glass bead I had in these dazzling earrings! The earrings are made of a sterling silver oxidized chain, hung from a silver plated tribal hook. They have glass beads and crystals on the ends, and are hung with a smoky mauve/purple Swarovski bead. They hang over 1" long and sparkle in the moonlight.


At DONAHUE DESIGN GLASS, you will find beautiful, original artist designed glass....stunning glass bowls, wall vases, masks, flower suncatchers and more!  As I have 3 of Bonnie's pieces, I can tell you that they are truly gorgeous! I have one of the turqoise flower suncatchers shown below, and I love watching the sun shine through it.

GLASS SUNCATCHER Large Turquoise Flower

Organic, textural and glowing with a light source, the iridized surface of this delicate fused glass suncatcher shows a rainbow of colors when the sun goes down. Designed to hang in a window it measures 8" tall by 8" wide. FREE SHIPPING in the continental US.


D. J. REIGAL offers personalized custom engraved fixed blade and folding pocket knives. Individually engraved by hand, the knives are unique to each owner, a timeless, personal memento that will pass to the next generation.

Personalized Custom Engraved Folding Hunter Pocket Knife

If you are an avid hunter or outdoor sportsman, consider taking this elegantly hand engraved folding pocket knife with you on your next trip. This folding knife by Rough Rider has been engraved by Dennis Reigel in 19th century-style scrollwork and floral designs. Dennis uses deep cuts to ensure that the design won't rub smooth over time. The single stainless steel clip blade is razor sharp for a clean cut. The polished, "antiqued" bone handle gives the knife an overall vintage quality. Folded, the knife measures just under five inches (12.6 cm).  If this is a special gift, let Dennis engrave your loved one's initials at no extra cost.

Handcrafted ornaments and jewelry

When you pay a visit to SERENITY COLLECTIONS, you will be amazed at the beautiful beadwork created by this talented artist.  You will find exquisite beaded amulet bags, bracelets, necklaces and more!  I have one of Debbie's gorgeous amulet bags, and also had her make one for my daughter, so I can tell you that the workmanship, quality and design are absolutely fantastic!  Perfect gifts to be treasured for years!


This bag is done in royal blue matt seedbeads. The rose on the front of the bag is a peice I bead embroidered separatly then wove onto the bag, it is open top, no flap. The fringe ends in a combination of a small lustered acrylic bead, a larger clear glass druck then a marbled blue/white gemstone chip. The bag is 2 1/2" by 2 1/2". The fringe hangs 4" at the longest point. The chain which is 27" just slides over your head, no clasp.


Whimsical polymer clay Jewelry Accessories and more...!


What better way to get into the Christmas mood, than opening a little gift each day of December!

Make your special other a different kind of Christmas gift. One that starts the 1th of December and keeps on giving till Christmas Eve.

This is a wonderful gift for children too! Just imagine how much fun they will have opening a little drawer everyday, with a nice surprise inside.

I'd like to thank the Etsy shops that participated in this special feature! There are a lot more delightful shops to see on Etsy, so be sure to pay a visit! I'm sure the shop owners would love to hear any comments you may have. Thanks for stopping by DZFANTASY. 


Messy said...

thankyou Dzfantasy for featuring my shop. You have choose a fantastic arrangement of shops and items

hotglassbabe said...

Love the collection of shops and items! All beautiful!

Luisa Patterson said...

whoa awesome findings! I have my eyes on those cute clipboards!
Thanks for including my new shop with my cupcakes!

Flaunt Designs Jewelry said...

Wow - what a beautiful selection of great gift ideas! Fabulous - this must ahve taken ages to put together. THANK YOU so much for including Simply Flaunt amongst the collection, I feel honoured...
~ Lin from Flaunt ~

laughingfridge said...

Thanks for such a nice feature not only on our shop, but all the others! I have some new favorites and gift ideas! Great job on your blog!


Thanks for your comments everyone! Glad to have you in the feature.

mayko said...

Wow !!! It's so cute, thanks for sharing
I love shopping Baby Gift set, Baby Cloth , Baby Stroller, Baby Furniture
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Mathias said...

very cool!! thanks so much supporting mine, and everyones shop here. Great stores everyone! so many neat things!



35th of May said...

Thank you so much for posting my item! I specially love the The Bronze Age - cultured baroque pearls and antiqued brass!