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December 15, 2013

Katya Valera by the Fireside

Well, it's that time again... And Katya Valera's ready!

Ice and snow, poinsettias, peppermint, red and green....

The Fireside Collection's got you covered!

Blue Christmas, anyone? :)

Several options to choose from in my Etsy shop and a few more on Clearance (what??) on my Facebook page. Do some lookin' around, and maybe finish some Christmas shopping while you're at it!

And until next year, do have a Very Merry Christmas and don't forget the Reason we celebrate. :)

December 6, 2013

Endless Possibilities...

I love that custom order season has arrived!

LOVE this custom order from a while back! The customer saw this piece and wanted it in a specific color.

Then this custom order was recently requested to be in the customer's wife's birthstone color (which is also that of her brand new baby girl). I'm so happy with how the set turned out and was thrilled to hear she was too!

I've mentioned before that if there's any piece that's sold that you wish could be remade, sometimes it is possible, even if I need to order the supplies. I had to hunt all over creation to find enough of these leaves, but I did it!

Never before have I had such a big custom order! And there were a few more pieces not pictured.

The leaves were a hit! And Daisy loved them too. ;)

There's a world of possiblites with custom orders!

Custom orders are so much fun, and I would love to make your dream reality! Feel free to message me here or here to discuss yours! :)

December 2, 2013

Time to Show Small Businesses Some Love :)

In case you missed it, it's officially Cyber Monday. And this comes right on the heels of Small Business Saturday. Put those two together, and Etsy sounds like a really good place to be right now. ;) You can support small businesses--handmade or not (yes--handmade!!) from the comfort of your home and get Christmas shopping done! And to top it all off, a lot of these small businesses have sales going on in honor of the day!

Katya Valera is certainly a small business that would LOVE your support. But there are tons of small businesses out there, on Etsy alone. So I've got six suggestions to make life easier for you. :) (Just click on the shops' names to go to their respective pages.)

Carolyn Cochrane Photography


I fell in love with this lady's photography as soon as I discovered it. She has gorgeous prints in any theme you could possibly want, plus sets of prints, canvas prints, and iPhone cases. And she's currently having a sale! I'm waiting til I have enough money to buy a BIG print. So buy some of my jewelry, okay? ;)



Well first of all, this is one of the most brilliant shop names I've seen. And I've seen a lot of shop names... And her jewelry is beautiful! All composed of vintage parts upcycled into one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Perfect for bridal or special occasion jewelry.

A Vintage Jewelry Chest 


If you're into vintage (and if you're not, you should be...), I totally recommend this shop. I've bought from this seller a few times now, and she is so friendly. There are so many gorgeous pieces! And she's having a sale!

Handmade Fun



Need gifts for the females on your list? Gorgeous clutch purses are found here. I just wish I would have found her when I was in college and had fancy events to dress up for for four years... Sigh.

Madgem Designs


Welcome to where felt meets cuteness! Think ornaments and special gifts. This lady is so nice (guess I bought from her too ;) and her pieces are so sweet. A dove ornament for newlyweds' first tree? Hellooo! So many possibilities!

Retro Revival Boutique 



And finally, one of my favorite shops and sellers in my Etsy experience! My husband actually bought me a necklace from this shop last Christmas, which I about died over, and I love looking at her pieces! She specializes in taking vintage pieces and turning them into one-of-a-kind, gorgeous masterpieces. I may have another one coming for Christmas this year. ;) See her Facebook page for her awesome coupon code.

So! There you have it: I've narrowed down the world of small businesses to just six fabulous choices. And seven including mine. ;) Happy shopping, and thank you for supporting handmade!!