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Crochet by MSA

Crochet by MSA Featured Shop

Crochet by MSA is this months featured shop here at the On Fire for Handmade Gift Guide. This shop is filled with beautiful crocheted doilies and more! Specializing in the Fine Art of Thread Crochet. Doilies, Bags Purses.Jewelry, Home Decor & More Thread Art. I keep a bariety of items in all price ranges.  Custom orders always welcome. Small hand crocheted tokens thank you gift (i.e. ornament, magnet or coupon) included with your order.
I was sort of forced into early retirement in 1995 I had brain tumor surgery, the tumor was benign, however I was paralyzed on the right side. By the grace of God, much occupational & physical therapy I’ve regained full use of both hands. Crocheting has been great therapy both physical & mental and has help me get through breast cancer treatment.

Crochet by MSA

Maryann Suozzo Albite – Owner/Designer

My name is Maryann I’ve been married to a wonderful man,Joe for 42 years this past June 29th, we live in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Pocono Mountain resort area. We have no children or pets, just a large extended family & the wildlife around our home, especially the deer and bear.

I was sort of forced into early retirement in 1995 I had brain tumor surgery, the tumor was benign, however I was paralyzed on the right side. By the grace of God, much occupational & physical therapy I’ve regained full use of both hands, wear a brace on my right leg & walk with a cane. Crocheting has been great therapy both physical & mental and has help me get through breast cancer treatment (April, 20080. Unfortunately, cancer came back and I had to have a mastectomy, Dec. 16, 2015.

Passion for Crochet

I’ve been crocheting for over 39 years mostly gifts for family,friends & donations to local charities; till about 14 years ago when asked my friends, family, neighbors, church members, etc. to sell them things, to do craft shows & sell on line. I’ve been selling on line since 2002. I have 100% positive feedback many repeat buyers, worldwide buyers & have made many online friendships over the years.

Crocheting with thread (will use yarn upon request) is my passion! I take great pride & joy from each item that I create from a simple ball of thread & a hook. Each item is created with care to detail and of course with lots of love. Great joy in giving a gift that is handmade is a part of who I am. I use all new materials in my items unless otherwise stated. All items in my shop are handmade by me and only me!!

Crochet by MSA Featured Shop

Natural Hearts Doily Crochet Lace Thread Art New Handmade
5 out of 5 stars

Pretty doily nicely packaged also Thank you

Natural Hearts Doily Crochet Lace Thread Art New Handmade

 

Romantic 3 D Roses Crochet Lace Thread Art Doily New Handmade5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful doily just exquisite design Thank you

Handmade Gift Guide 2018
MaryAnn is truly “On Fire” for Handmade!

 

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Designs by Di Blankets

Designs by Di Blankets is the Featured Shop of the Month here at the Handmade Gift Guide! You will fin beautiful, handmade minky blankets in this Shop!

Designs by Di BlanketsCamo Minky Baby Blanket Designs by Di Blankets

At Designs by Di Blankets you will find Handmade Minky Blankets, Baby Blankets ,Cloth Books and more! I am a one person shop and I make Minky blankets that will provide your family with the highest quality soft and cozy blankets. All Blankets are sewn and top stitched for durability. Baby to adult, everyone needs a soft and cozy moment added to their day. I can customize a blanket to your needs and also make the crib sets to match the blankets.

I have sewed a lot in my life and my first job was sewing truck tarps, home window awnings and circus tents.  Went from that job on to nursing for many years and now have come full circle. When my daughter was younger she was in competitive dance and a ballet conservatory.

I was sewing tutu’s and costumes for almost 13 years. Now both of my children are off to college and I get to go back to my beginnings again.  Dorm room to Family room and everything in between, these blankets will add a bit of soft and cozy to your day!

– Snuggle up with Designs by Di Blankets! You will be glad you did!

 


Jungle Print Minky BlanketDiane Keller – Owner/Designer

Diane Keller is the Owner/Designer that works behind the scene! She has  2 very sweet nieces and she love to spoil them! One day their mother came to Diane frustrated because every night when the toes came out of their blankets they would wake up and would not go back to sleep. Well of course she had to remedy that situation; so, she made a blanket just the right size to fit each of them. Her friends saw it and then they wanted one and this was the start of blanket sewing days.

She has sewed a lot in her life!  Diane’s first job was sewing truck tarps, home window awnings and circus tents. She went from that job on to nursing for many years and now has come full circle. When her daughter was younger she was in competitive dance and a ballet conservatory.

Diane sewed tutu’s and costumes for almost 13 years. Now both of  her children are off to college. Diane has gone back to her beginnings again.

Diane has a true passion for handmade!

 


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Average item review 5 out of 5 stars
swensonleta

swensonleta on Feb 15, 2018

Reserve Listing Teal arrow 60 x 72 inch

5 out of 5 stars
Shelly

Shelly on Feb 1, 2018

XL Teal Bloom Minky Blanket with Black Back

5 out of 5 stars

Ashley Rosenberg

Ashley Rosenberg on Jan 29, 2018

Blue Brown Dot Toddler Blanket

5 out of 5 stars

Treat yourself to a truly Unique creation or gift to your special someone! 

  

 

 

 

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Aunt Maymes Attic Featured Shop

Aunt Maymes Attic

Aunt Maymes Attic is the Featured Shop of the Month here at the On Fire for Handmade Gift Guide. You will find unique, one of a kind, creations that blend the Vintage Past with Modern Aspiration in this shop!

Aunt Mayme’s Attic where vintage linens find new life in modern and functional items. My Shop name came as a result of my desire to keep vintage embroidered linens out of the landfills.  Many items like this I found during the summers I spent as a child visiting maternal relatives, so many years ago. Aunt Mayme, (“May-me”) my oldest aunt, lived in an old farmhouse with a walk in attic.

This home contained several assorted pieces of furniture, glassware, and most especially trunks that held clothing and other personal items, such as photographs.I’ve always been a lover and sewer of vintage linens, ever since my Aunt Mayme let me play in her farmhouse trunk. When I saw them stashed away, I was saddened because they weren’t getting used. My shop is about bringing those linens out of our “trunks” and using them in modern and functional ways.

 

Beth Pierce – Owner/Designer

Hand embroidered vintage linens have been a love of mine ever since I was a child and rummaged through an old trunk found in my Aunt Mayme’s (“May-Mee”s) attic. While perusing the pillowcases, tea towels, and dresser scarves that my aunt, and possibly my deceased grandmother worked, I came to the conclusion that they would never be locked away if I had them.

Although my ability to hand embroider is long since gone, it’s my love of  vintage linens I want to share with you in Aunt Mayme’s Attic. Vintage linens are upcycled into modern and functional items. I bring the past to the present and allow the beauty of the handwork to shine through.

 

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lauren31279 on Jan 30, 2018 Blue Bed Pocket for Bedside or Dorm Storage, Bed Caddy, Remote Holder, Nightstand Organizer, Bedroom Organization, BP50

5 out of 5 stars I absolutely love mine!! So cute and great quality!
Patsy

Patsy on Jan 19, 2018

Pink Business Card Case, Small Wallet, Gift Enclosure, Credit Card Wallet, Gift Certificate Sleeve, GE16

5 out of 5 stars This will hold my business cards much classier than the boring one I have now. Very well made and fits in with my “vintage” personality and all the ladies at the antique mall will be jealous! 🙂 Thank you for such a wonderful transaction!!

 

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Nancy Anderson Designs

Nancy Anderson Designs Featured Shop of the Month

Nancy Anderson Designs is this months featured shop at the On Fire for Handmade Gift Guide. You will find stunning, handmade creations you will love to wear! Everything you can imagine to adorn yourself from Head to Toe. Must have pieces for every jewelry box!
Jewelry….do we need it? Do we love it? I think most women enjoy wearing a beautiful necklace, the perfect bracelet, or a special pair of earrings. I have been designing and creating jewelry for seven (plus) years. Designing is an enjoyable, creative challenge. Attention to detail is an important component to the process. I love variety so my designs are mostly one-of-a-kind, ranging from classic to bling, to ethnic.  Jewelry is for fun, compliments, enjoyment, and to enhance what one is wearing. That is my design goal. Nancy Anderson Designs wants you to have the very best quality jewelry that you will love to wear!

Nancy Anderson

Owner/Designer

“My name is Nancy and I am the owner and designer/operator of Jeweled Designs by Nancy Anderson.  After retiring from teaching a door opened and I found a wonderful new interest. I had always loved decorating gardening, playing with color but had never discovered an outlet for that passion.

 

Along came a gift of beautiful jade from my parents trip to China. What to do? Happily the Signed up for a class and now I have a closet, and then some, full of beautiful gemstones, antique silver pieces, pearls, ethnic beads, etc.

All, of this to choose from when creating, for the most part, one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

 

Passion for Jewelry

I am proud of my attention to detail which I learned in the beginning and is a benchmark to all of my designs. This new creative avenue for me covers seven plus years.

Time passes quickly. I continue to learn and to love what I do. Who would have thought retirement could be so much fun.”

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Returns and exchanges – Your satisfaction is important.
Payment
PayPal or credit card. Special arrangements are available for checks or money orders. Please contact me if you prefer to send a check or money order as the method of payment.
Shipping
All items shipped USPS First Class mail. UPS shipment available upon request.

If you are interested in earrings or a bracelet to match or complement a purchased piece, special orders are available. To provide special care to each piece Items will be shipped in individual boxes. One note as to care of your necklace……some items are strung on a strong thread so hanging such items on a jewelry tree will, over time, cause the thread to stretch.

Step out in style with a beautiful, handmade jewelry piece by Nancy Anderson Designs!

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Annes Knits

Featured Shop Annes Knits

Annes Knits is this month’s  featured shop here at the On Fire for Handmade Gift Guide! At Anne’s Knits you will find stunning fall and winter fashion accessories that you will love to wear! Everything you need to jazz up your wardrobe this season. I have been knitting for over 40 years and love to knit items for babies and children too. I also like to knit scarves and shawls. Step out in style with a Fashion Accessory from my Shop! Fashions for Her, children and more! All made with Love.. All Made by Hand! Fashions you will love to wear! Treat yourself or Gift to your special someone. You will find a style that is just right for everyone in this Handmade Fashion Shop!

I enjoy making scarves and shawls and hope you see something that you like. I will also make custom items. 25% from all sales goes to local animal rescues in Tucson. Please contact me if you would like an item shipped overseas .

I have been knitting since the age of 12 and I am now in my fifties! Originally from Scotland , where I knitted items for a yarn store. I now live in Arizona. I have made a number of custom items for a family in England who love Disney characters. Knitting is my passion and I enjoy spending any free time I have with knitting needles in my hand! I enjoy knitting baby and children’s outfits and also like to knit scarves and shawls. Custom items available on request. I donate a % of all my sales to local animal rescues here in Tucson.

Anne Sherwood – Owner/Designer

I have been knitting for over 40 years and always have knitting needles in my hand ! I am originally from Scotland and now live in AZ.

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Break it Up Designs

Break it Up Designs is this months Featured Shop. At BreakitupDesigns you will find beautiful, hand made Mosaic Decor for your Home. Unique designs that will jazz up your home. These Handmade pieces make great house-warming gifts too! Working with mosaics and glass is my passion. As my shop name implies, I started all this with a broken item, namely a favorite flower pot given to me by my son. Two frisky cats broke the pot and I tried to come up with a way to salvage the broken china. I designed a plaque from the pieces and the ideas kept coming. Birdbaths, tabletops, flower pots and stands, house numbers and then frames, coasters, lazy susans, switch plates and more.

Most of my products are one of a kind and all are handmade pieces of my own design. I use a variety of glass including hand cut mosaic tiles,stained glass, Beach/Sea Glass, Abalone Shell, glass and stone tiles, re-purposed china and glass beads in a variety of styles.

As my shop name implies, I started all this with a broken item, namely a favorite flower pot given to me by my son. 2 frisky cats broke the pot and I tried to come up with a way to salvage the broken china, which was beautiful. I designed a plaque from the pieces and the ideas kept coming. Birdbaths, tabletops, flower pots and stands, house numbers and then frames, coasters, lazy susans, switch plates and more.

Most of my products are one of a kind and all are handmade pieces of my own design. I use a variety of glass including hand cut mosaic tiles,stained glass, Beach/Sea Glass, Abalone Shell, glass and stone tiles, re-purposed china and glass beads in a variety of styles. Many of my frames incorporate recycled, upcycled or re-purposed materials such as stone tile, pottery and glass. I try to salvage materials that otherwise might be wasted by giving them a new purpose.


Break it Up Designs

 

Anita Berner Collins – Owner/Designer

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Linda

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Black Glass Coasters
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KiJean

5 out of 5 stars
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