you could win this!

2013-05-31this was my first try at a micro macrame ring. I really like how it came out. It is made from stretchy multi colored thread and some beads and a button.

If I keep it in my house, it will not be mine very long…..

I would like to find out how it holds up to every day ware. If you win this, could you let me know how it does?

So, here to your chance to win!


I will have one of my kids help me to pull a winner if there is multiple right answers.

You have until June 8th 10 pm, to let me know in the comment section what you think my eye color is.



Spotlight Friday: lips

This morning when I was getting ready. I was thinking about what I could find about lips on

Look what I found so far! and there is many more. Have fun and explore.

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Sign Photography Props Bride and Groon Signs.(Mustache & Lips)
by CreativeConceptbyKate

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Bakery Dessert Flavors – Lip Balm Set of 3
by Fashioncandy

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Mouth of David Cast Painting

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Solid Lotion Moisturizing Body Bars, lip balm, stretch marks
by meadowmuffin2010

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Bead loomed cuff – I vill bite you
by CatsWire

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Vintage Lipstick Lentheric
by NymphsNecessitys

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Kisses from Greece
by lorenabr

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Red Hot Lip Stud Earrings
by PrettyPunkJewelry

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Hand Colored 4×6 Matted Photo Of American Flag Mouth
by sweetvioletlane

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This Weeks Featured Artist is Cindy Wilson of Sea of Dreams! At Sea of Dreams you will find stunning jewelry  inspired by the beauty in God’s creations. Most of her work is with the sea glass that is collected from Fortescue Beach, NJ. Authentic sea glass takes years to acquire the frosted finish and rounded edges that collectors prize. All of the sea glass in her shop has been created by the sand and sea over years.

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Meet Melissa, that has a big heart for furry friends

Today I would like to introduce you to Melissa. She merged her love for pets and crafts and started a business on Zibbet. Go grab a cup of your favorite liquid and enjoy the interview with her.

meet Melissa from Melissashandycrafts  100_0371 (1)

I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Knoxville is a pretty good place to live because there is a little bit of everything to do, and because it’s near the mountains (the mountains are absolutely beautiful). I technically started my business in 2010 but started having some medical issues so I had to give it up. At that time I was trying to sell on Etsy. Last year I started working with an organization called Feral Feline Friends of East Tennessee and started making things for some people in the group, mostly cat toys. After making toys for the people in the group I noticed a sense of peace that I have never felt before. I’ve always wanted to work with animals and I’ve always loved crafting so it just seemed right to start my business again since I was with the group. The reason I say that is because I donate a portion of my sales to the group, which goes towards vet care, food, supplies, and more. So by doing that I’m doing two things I’ve always wanted to do most in my life, work with animals and craft.

Crochet Pet Bed with Paw Print

The studio got it’s name mainly because my name is Melissa and I craft, and I’m very resourceful if I run out of something I need for a project. The original name of my studio was The Purrfect Life but it had to be changed, long story, so when I renamed it this name seemed most appropriate due to the 3 reasons listed.

Crochet Pot Holder Set with Paw Print

I actually work with several different types of materials because I sew, crochet, and make jewelry. For the jewelry I stay mostly with Swarovski crystals, Beadalon wire (either 7 strand or 19 strand), and sterling silver is a must because I want to make something my customers can wear without worrying about allergies. I’ve just recently picked up sewing again after several years of a hiatus from it so I’m only using cotton fabric for my catnip toys, and lots of catnip. I use a lot of different types of yarn depending on the project I’m making. I love cotton yarn the most because I’m allergic to acrylic and because I use it to make my pot holders. I either buy I Love This Yarn at Hobby Lobby or Peaches and Crème cotton yarn, and I use I Love This Yarn and Red Heart acrylic yarn.

Swarovski Crystal Bracelet-Hyacinth and Blue Zircon Bicones

I had always known I had a creative side from the time I entered school because Art was the only class I really enjoyed and excelled at. I mainly stayed with general Arts and Crafts up until I was a teenager when my mom taught me to crochet, and when I took Home EC and learned to sew. From then on I was hooked on the more advanced stuff and taught myself to make jewelry, and the more advanced stitches for crocheting (I had only learned single crochet when I was a teenager).


Crochet Pot Holder with Flower and Butterfly Motifs

My inspiration and motivation come from the same thing, helping unwanted or misplaced animals by doing something I love. Knowing that I can help them by selling my completed projects brings me great pride and a sense of achievement.

If I had to choose 5 words to describe myself with they would be obsessive compulsive (I can’t stand for a project to have something wrong with it), creative, introvert, intuitive, and rational.

you can find Melissa here online: (artfire studio)

Spotlight Friday: Fathers

You all know Fathers day is coming up (here in the US it is June 16th) and it is not very easy to find something for Dad sometimes. So let’s see what we can find on

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Men’s Whipped Shaving Cream (Shaving Butter) 8oz Jar Now with Mango Butter
by southernbathsweets

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Blue Bud Light Platinum Beer Goblet Drinking Glasses Set of 2
by BoMoLuTra

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Mathematics Chalkboard Clock – High Quality, Acrylic 8 inch diameter – Perfect clock for math student, teachers, engineers, physicists
by RipdNTorn

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D is for Dad Custom Cuff Links – Recycled License Plates
by VintageInRetrospect

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NFL Miami Dolphins Father’s Day Sign – Dad’s Man Cave – Can Be Personalized
by ScooBaDee

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Battle Axe Necklace with Double Chains / Necklace for Men / Unisex Jewelry / Father’s Day Necklace
by 1337art

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Dad’s Fix it Shop Double Light Switch Plate Cover Wallplate
by SheliciousBling

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Golf Greetings Card with Bookmark, Male Card, Blue, Green, Handmade
by ButterflyCrafts

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colorful stiches abstract neck tie
by AbstractDesigns