Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Featuring TheEclecticElement

As promised in my previous post, I'm introducing to you to an amazing young artist that I was blessed to met few weeks ago, Kayla the owner of TheEclecticElement where you can find plenty necklaces, bracelets, earrings, Jewelry sets and vintage pieces.

I'll leave you with her enthusiastic words describing herself and with some piece of eye candy that are her creations!

Hi, my name is Kayla, I am 19 years young (November baby), I fancy myself a spiritual person, but not religious, I can't stand politics, and I have been sick with Lyme Disease for 5 ½ years now.

Lyme Disease Awarness 'Healing' Bracelet

I am unable to go to school because of the LD (I would be a freshman in college) or hold a job for that matter, but more ME time right? Please don’t feel sorry for me because that’s not what I’m about. Yes, I’m sick and sometimes I feel sorry for myself, but mostly I embrace this journey because it has given me many wonderful things.

Au Natural necklace

One of which is my passion for jewelry and creating it. I started a little after I got sick and it has been a staple In my life ever since. It has definitely helped be through good, bad and ugly.

Gorgeous Vintage Sarah Coventry Feather Leaf Brooch Pin

I also love to do other crafts. You name it, I have either tried it, are currently doing it, or plan on attempting to within my time. Love love love to read anything and everything I can get my hands on(especially self help books; Now THAT'S telling you something-Lol-). Outdoors is my inspiration. I hate it when I can't be outside; Its like a part of my soul is missing.

Black, White, and Red All Over Upcycled Necklace and Earring Set

Kayla started this shop few months ago and is doing really great. That's more than a full time job for her, so let's show her some support! She loves customs work and right now she's offering a pretty good deal: BUY TWO OR MORE ITEMS, GET 10% OFF THE FINAL TOTAL!!

To know more about this amazing artist, don't forget to stop by to her blog to say hello or follow her updates on twitter!!

Now, for all my friends whom support helped me throught my son's illiness, I'm happy to say that Gabriel is doing fine and will be back in school tomorrow.

Stay tuned for an amazing giveaway coming up....until then.....see ya!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Crocheted Little Things featured on 3 cool blogs.

The past week was crazy in my household, but my shop kept going on strong and clear at the point to be featured on 3 very cool blogs! Unbelieveble, isn't it?

First was Lillyshaystyle that fell in love with my crocheted bags eheheh

Then, the sweet Kayla offered her time to critique/review my etsy shop. You can read her opinion here (and I swear I didn't pay her to say those things LOL)
I'm my next post I'm going to talk more about her and her shop, TheEclecticElement, so stay tuned.

And last but not least, this morning Rebecca, the owner of edwardandlilly, posted my granny square earrings on her blog

BTW, this awesome picture of my earring was taken by my best friend Michele at sweetirie

Thanks for all the support!!!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Once again......

....I had to neglect my poor blog for personals matters.
Once again my son got really ill and for a moment I was really terrified.
But now the scary moments are behind and there are beautiful things awaiting.
I wanted to personally thank my closest friends (you know who you are) that stay closed to me in this difficult week and prayed for my boy. Your prayers helped us coming through, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
So now, as promised some posts ago, here some pics of my beloved children!!!

This is Gabriel and Michelle during the Easter eggs Hunt.... I swear my living is not so messy usually!!

This is my children blowing the candle on Michelle's birthday cake

Hope you enjoy meeting my children!!! Until next time......

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Featuring Laura L. Trevey

Hi there, readers! Tonight I'm here to present you a very sweet etsy seller that I met a while a go, Laura Trevey, the owner of a gorgeous art shop where you can find Originals in different dimension, Giclee on Canvas, notecards, limited editions and invitations.

Here what Laura has to say about her works:

Bright... Bold... Beautiful
I love to paint with bold brushstrokes and vibrant color.
I am always trying to find new ways to express myself on the paper!!
Art is my passion...
and my objective is your 100% satisfaction.

Laundry Line, original watercolor, For sale just $18!!!

Summer Breeze, original watercolor notecards, 4 cards/envelopes beautifully wrapped, $6.

Bahamas, Giclee on Gallery Wrapped Canvas by Laura L Trevey, $158

Amazing isn't it? Go visit Laura's shop to find more beauties and her blog to know more about this very talented woman.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tiny Dipples cookbook giveaway: The winner

First of all, I want to apologize with my readers. It occur to me just know that this giveaway is over that my blog post wasn't set up exactly like I thought it was. This wasn't intentional of course, was just the consequence of all the computer trouble that I had in the last 2-3 weeks and now that they are completely resolved, won't happened again.
So, please accept my sincere apologies.

But now, let's found out the lucky winner that will bring home this sweet cookbook full of yumminess:

#11Tumbleweed Trails

I already contacted you, so please get back to me as soon as you can so you can start making good meals for you and your family!

Stay tuned for more giveaways, features of amazing artists and soon I'll post pictures of my kids from the Easter egg hunt and of my little Michelle that today celebrate her 3rd birthday!!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Sale at Crocheted Little Things!

Easter if quickly approaching and I want to greet my costumers with a sweet sale.
So, here it is and I really hope you'll enjoy!

For every purchase from my etsy shop, get 50% off for any item in my sale section! Yup, your heard me right 50% OFF. Now, isn't that sweet?? You don't wanna miss it :)

Crocheted little things needs room for new creations, so I'm glad to offer my costumers a bargain! What are you waiting for? Go shop now!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Artfire item of the hour: Doilie earrings

My multicolored doily earrings made it to the front page to ArtFire like item of the hour!!!
Here a screen shot of the event, that obviously please me so very much!!!

Exciting isn't it??
I really think ArtFire has a lot of potential and I'm very happy to be part of it.
Until next time......;)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Visit to the in law

This week end I visited my in laws. My mother in law asked me for a dream catcher afghan and I finally had it ready after 4 months of stitching LOL

I thought to post the picture here to give an idea to my follower what I was up too.

My mother in law liked so much that she asked to another one! Luckily more order will start pinch in!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Featuring sweetcrabhoney18

This is the first time my blog host a giveaway for another seller, and obviously I'm really excited about it!!

Chimica, sweetcrabhoney18's owner, sweetly decide to share with me and my readers one of the recipes included in the "Tiny Dipples" cookbook that it the prize of her giveaway.

Here it goes:

-Oh my goodness Gumbo-

2lbs cooked medium to large shrimp 2 to 4lbs uncooked chicken boneless skinless 2 to 4lbs cooked Italian sausage 2 Tbsp minced garlic 3Tbsp salt 2Tbsp black pepper 1 chopped onion 1 12oz can of diced carrots ¼ cup chopped celery 1 can tomato puree 2 cans diced or stewed tomatoes 1/3 cup hot sauce( Mexican hot sauce is best) 1Tbsp cayenne 1 Tbsp red pepper flakes water 1 cup chicken broth

In large soup pan place water and broth. Heat over medium high heat. Cut chicken and sausage into bite size pieces. Set aside. Add veggies to pan and allow to cook for 7 minutes. Add chicken and sausage. Stir to combine. Add rest of items except shrimp lower heat to medium low after gumbo comes to a slow boil. Stir gumbo often. After gumbo has cooked for 1 hour add shrimp and cook for up to 1 hour more. Serve warm over rice. For a hotter gumbo add more hot sauce. 1 small can of jalapeƱos can be used in place of hot sauce.

Sound yummy, doesn't it? So, don't wait any further and go enter this sweet giveaway!!

Now I leave you with more info about this amazing woman:

My name is Chimica. I'm a new mom and a long term writer. I love cooking. I decide late in 2008 while I was still pregnant that I really should write down my most loved recipes. My main thought was that I didn't want to forget those great tasting meals when I get older. Soon I'll be releasing a poetry book and a fantasy and I'm even considering writing an actual romance novel. I'm also a crafter with an on line store.
I work very hard with everything I do; from being a mother to being a business owner to being a writer. And what makes me work so much harder and makes people understand me even more is that I'm a 20 years old proud African American woman.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sweet Deals!!!

Looking to treat yourself or buy a Easter gift??? Take a pic of these deals and find something you love!!!

sweetirie - 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE (Ends 4/05)

CreasolMosaic - boxes, coasters and some other items are 20%-30% off

caliklein - Recession Sale (Help her have her first sale on Etsy and gain FREE sterling silver and semiprecious stone earrings)

BlissfulBloomsPaper - Free shipping on Easter Items

ptdrummajor - Free shipping

DycheDesigns - 20-30% Off

Gingeroni1 - Buy 3 Get 1 Free of equal or lesser value In section "Buy 3 Get 1 Free" Mix or Match

Crocheted Little things - Free shipping worldwide (Ends 4/05) ans Spring Cleaning Sale

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Giveaway: Tiny Dipples

Finally after several days of troubles with my computer I'm back to blog again! I miss it so much, I felt really lonely!

This time I'm presenting to my readers a new etsy seller, whom graciously agreed to give away a prize on my beloved blog. The prize in question is a cook book, written by the sweet sweetcrabhoney18's owner, Chimica R. Robinson.
The book is title is "Tiny Dipples" and you'll find yummy recipes like Spicy Turkey Wraps, Crab Dip, Macaroni Salad and much more!

Prizes Details:
One lucky winner will receive a cook book, written by Chimica R. Robinson

How to enter:
1) You must go through sweetcrabhoney18 etsy shop and comment back here on your favorite item with your name and contact information.
2) You must go through and comment back here on your favorite item with your name and contact information.
3) Become a follower of my blog and earn ONE extra entry. Leave another comment telling me you did!
4) Subscirbe to my blog and you'll earn ONE extra entry. Leave a separate comment about it!
5) Blog about this giveaway and receive ONE extra entry! Just come back here and leave a separate comment with your blog link.
6) Twitt about this giveaway and earn ONE extra entry. Be sure to put @piccoladonna before your twitt, so I will know you did it :)
7) Earn TEN (10) extra entries by purchasing something from my etsy shop. Just come back here and tell us what you purchased along with your contact info to claim your extra entries!

Leave a separate comment if you do more than one of the above things to increase your chance of winning!!!

This giveaway will last for 2 weeks.
Winner will be announced on April 16th, at which time I will contact the winner to get shipping information for shipping. If the winner does not contact me within three days, I will appoint another winner through a random number drawing.

Sounds fabulous doesn't it!?! What are you waiting for....enter now...good luck!
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