Monday, February 23, 2009

Friends in Love Scarf - Hooker Romance Challenge Winner - Congratulations spiffyspooner!

Voting ended today on our Hooker Romance EtsyHookers Creative Challenge No. 5. For this challenge members were asked to create a crocheted item that best represents the theme of romance, love, and friendship. Each entry was also required to include an additional embellishment such as a ribbon, button, bead, etc.

spiffyspooner’s entry, Friends in Love Scarf, won the hearts of the voters.

From the item description: “This 64" long scarf will warm your neck and your heart. One of the beautiful things about this scarf is that it gives the illusion of being a double scarf; but it is one scarf with two layers. The 5 heart buttons along the side allow the scarf to be buttoned at any point along the scarf so it can be worn in many ways.”

Please take a moment to visit spiffyspooner and see all of the beautiful items she has to offer. From her gorgeous scarves, and amazing afghans, you’ll be sure to find something lovely that you’ll want to make your own.

Red Pineapple Scarf with removable slide

Star Afghan (crocheted)

This is Stanley

Congratulations Candace (spiffyspooner) for winning the Hooker Romance Challenge!

I would like to thank Valerie of valeriesgallery for creating this theme. And thank you to all the members who participated and entered - you are all amazingly talented winners! And a very big shout out goes to everyone who took a moment to view the entries and vote for their favorite - thank you for supporting our EtsyHookers team!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hooker Romance - EtsyHookers Creative Challenge No. 5

It’s a season of romance, love and friendship and the perfect time for our Etsy Hookers Creative Challenge No. 5! For this challenge members were asked to create a crocheted item that best represents this theme. Entries must also include an additional embellishment such as a ribbon, button, bead, etc.

Thank you to valeriesgallery (Valerie), the winner of our 4th challenge, who chose this fun and creative theme.

Voting begins today, February 16th at 12 noon EST and the poll will be open through February 23rd (12 noon EST). Everyone is invited to vote for their favorite entry.
And as always, click on the item photo to be taken to the members shop for a complete description and purchasing details.
Thank you to our members who entered, you are all amazingly talented! Good luck!

1. Heart in Hand Pin2. Roses, Romantic Red Flowers3. Love With a Twist Pencil Holder

4. Love is in the Air Dam Troll5. Romanticized Votive Dish 6. Romantic Victorian Lacey Lingerie
7. Hold My Hand - Sock Monkey mitten for two8. Colors of Love Scarf
9. Blueberry Heart Scarf
10. Vibrant Violets Pan Handle Cover11. Kissy Face Monster Valentine Hat 12. The Pemberly, Romantic Ruffles Scarflette
13. Happy Valentine Crochet Pendant and Earrings14. Red and Cream Ruffle Scarflette- Valentines Day 15. Heart Charmed Crochet Wire and Beaded Bracelet
16. Romantic Colors Baby Book17. Wool you be Mine... Valentine Hat18. Friends In Love Scarf

19. Crocheted Flower Applique20. Romance - Merino Wool and Silk Fingerless Gloves

Monday, February 9, 2009

EtsyHooker of the Week --- Gray Overcast Creations

Assorted Spiral Coasters - Set of 4 (6 color varieties)

D, of Gray Overcast Creations, has been a busy new member to our EtsyHooker team. She has entered our latest creative challenge as well as take charge of having our team join Twitter. We are very excited to have a member willing to jump in and be active right away, so we are happy to share her talents and items in her shop this week as EtsyHooker of the Week.

12 oz. Tall Vertical Striped Can Cozy

Gray Overcast Creations has several interesting items for you and your home. I especially like the nifty coasters. They are a set, but you get a variety of looks in the set. She also has some cute beverage cozies that would be nice on both warm and cool days and help you avoid losing your beverage in a crowd.

The Smiley Scarf

D. also has a select few incredible scarves in her shop right now. This Smiley Scarf must have been very time consuming with all of the color changes involved in making those faces in the scarf. It would definitely bring a smile to the day of the person who wore it and those around him or her.

Monday, February 2, 2009

EtsyHooker of the Week --- BeanTownHandmade

Blue Blossom Dog Hat - Size Small

With a model as adorable and agreeable as this one, it is no wonder that BeanTownHandmade is off to a great start on Etsy with her shop of crocheted items for dogs. Anne's shop is named after her dog, Bean, who is apparently building up a following with a twitter feed, blog, and flickr page all devoted to him.

Blue Wool Dog Sweater with Popcorn Detail

BeanTownHandmade is great about giving several measurement details (including mention of several breeds that are about that size) for her items which helps to ensure a good fit. In addition, she is willing to make items especially to fit your special furry friend similar to those in her shop. The sweater above would be a great help on those days when your dog just does not want to go outside.

Pink Dog Sweater with Vintage Button

For the girls, Bean was willing to model this lovely sweater. Anne shows some humor in this listing by telling the reader that her husband wants everyone to know Bean only wears girls clothes for modeling.

For more about Bean as well as furry friends sporting some of Anne's creations, check out: