Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm Lovin' The Yarn Kitchen!

I am really loving the items from TheYarnKitchen on Etsy! Any of these would make great holiday gifts!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Things I Love Thursday

Here are some things I am loving this week!

Gorgeous holiday wrapping from

Peppermint hot chocolate mix! A great gift idea from

Christmas table setting idea from

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Work Wednesday

This week I have some new fabric boxes in holiday colors.

These fabric boxes are great for holding treasures, jewelry, office supplies and other items.





These unique, original design fabric boxes were created from a variety of hand-dyed cottons, silks and synthetics. The exterior of each box is embellished with couched yarns for added texture and the interior is lined with a commercial cotton fabric. The edges of the boxes are finished with stitched yarn and they are held closed by elastic and a brass or vintage button. Heavy interfacing keeps the box sturdy but flexible.

L: 5 inches / 12.5 cm
W: 4.5 inches / 11.25 cm
H: 2.5 inches / 6.25 cm

These, and other, fabric boxes are available now in my Etsy shop.

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Etsy Heart Hop - November 7, 2011

It's time for another Heart Hop where we follow a trail of hearts from one Etsy shop to another. This is a really cool way to showcase some of the awesome talent on Etsy and discover interesting new artists. Here are some interesting and fun fall and Halloween finds.

Last time we left off with Mietjie who hearts . . .


- seboldsoriginals (Mr. McKarr) who hearts . . .

- nonesuchgarden (Leroy the Ringtailed Lemur Doll) who hearts . . .

- paintboxsoapworks (Luxury Glycerin Soap) who hearts . . .

- orangethyme (Rhubarb Soda Lip Balm) who hearts . . .

- adatine (Bandit Rabbit) who hearts . . .

- andiespecialtysweets (Wild Sugar Mushrooms) who hearts . . .

- KettleConfections (Assorted French Nougats) who hearts . . .

- everythingok (Rainbow Wristwarmers) who hearts . . .

Check back next week to see where the trail will lead!

NOTE: Original Etsy shop owners retain copyright to all items and photos.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Beautiful Colors to Brighten Your Weekend

Here are some bright and colorful collections to liven up your weekend. Holiday gift giving is right around the corner and any of these fantastic items could be perfect for someone on your list.

Purple and Green lovers.

Peppermint Bark, anyone?

Bright and colorful for all ages.

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Things I Love Thursday

Here are some things I am loving this week!

Doesn't this just make you happy?? This was posted by SunshineandPearls.

I'm seriously loving this album by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.

Source: via Cindy on Pinterest

How cool is this zentangle cake masterpiece? It's from the Gallery of Wedding Cakes on The Grand Finale.

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Work Wednesday

In anticipation of the holidays, I been working on some new journal covers.

Large Moleskine Journal Covers

These reusable journal covers will fit the Large size (5" x 8.25") Moleskine journals and notebooks.




These reusable Moleskine™ notebook covers are made from a collage of hand-dyed cottons or cottons and silks embellished with yarn to give texture. The covers are constructed on heavy, flexible stabilizer and the inside is lined with coordinating cotton fabric. Inside the front cover is a handy pocket for notes, photos, memorabilia, ephemera and pens. The cover wraps around to completely enclose the edges of the journal and is held securely with a magnetic snap closure.

Journal Cover Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.5" (13.34 cm x 21.6 cm)

These journals/notebook covers are available now in my Etsy shop.

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Tidbits

I've come across some colorful and fun things to liven up your November.

A fantastic Moroccan Caravan Gypsy bracelet from SGArtandFashion!

If you like industrial style you will probably love this necklace make from a washer from MaddDoggofTomorrow!

A tiny, gorgeous beaded gourd bowl from Midnightcoiler!

The perfect journal for all your fall note and sketches from Thenibandquill!

©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)