Friday, June 25, 2010

Lily Loves...

Good Morning!!

Before we get to our Friday Feature, I have to first congratulate reneek as the winner of the ConstantGalore giveaway! Thanks for entering, and I have let the twins know, they'll be in touch!!

Now, this week Lily was a little extra playful, and her favorite toy is a homemade one... a simple toy made with 2 strands of yarn and a glittery pom pom tied to the end! Paw picked this week is 7 different hand dyed yarns from 7 different Etsy shops! Be sure to check out their other great color choices!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Focus Feature and Giveaway!

Just like any other Thursday, it’s time to start the day with a huge CONGRATS to the winner of the ourhometoyours giveaway! So without further adieu, CONGRATS to ChristieCottage! I’ll put you in touch with ourhometoyours and that amazing quilled cross will be on its way to you!

Welcome to Waterwaif! This Etsy shop ( features the most gorgeous jewelry at the most reasonable prices! The giveaway from this shop will be a $20 gift certificate (open worldwide) to use on any item, so start the search for your favorite now, be prepared when you win!

This giveaway is not just for the winner though!! For the week that this giveaway is running on my blog, Waterwaif is offering 10% off everything in her shop for readers of the Clever’s Corner Blog!

Here’s what Waterwaif had to say:

What’s your favorite item from your shop and what makes it your favorite?

I don't necessarily have a specific item that's my favorite at the moment. In the past when an item was my favorite, I'd have to make extras and keep one for myself until I realized how much money it was costing me. Oops! I really like the sea glass necklaces I have listed right now but I couldn't pick a favorite. Maybe the one with the sand dollar!

How did you get into your line of crafting?

I've always been a big fan of finding, owning, and wearing jewelry but for so many years I've had the hardest time finding pieces that I just *had* to have. There was always a reason a piece wouldn't work for me or I'd find myself saying "If only it looked like this... then it'd be perfect." I've been wanting to make my own jewelry for years but always put it off to do other, more immediate things like family and home. I finally said "Enough!" and just DID IT.

Do you belong to any groups on Etsy?

The only team I'm a member of right now is the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. I participate in a few other Etsy-themed groups but BEST is the only one actually sanctioned by Etsy.

If you had one super power what would it be?

The power to heal. There is so much pain and suffering in the world, both humans and animals. I wish I could just hold someone or something and make it all better.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Laying in the sun. I shouldn't do it as often as I do but I just can't help it. There's something so healing and fulfilling about a sunny day at the beach.

If you could be any animal what would it be and why?

My first instinct is to say an owl and my second is to say a tiger but then when I stop to think about having to hunt and rip apart my meals, and I realize I'd rather be a sea turtle. They're such gentle, peaceful giants who enjoy the beach as much as I do.

Do you have a personal favorite Etsy shop that you would like to share with readers?

I have way too many favorite Etsy shops to even begin listing them! My favorites list is a mile long. A good hint to what my favorites are in any given week is to check out my Tempt Me Tuesday blog posts. I list 4 or 5 favorite items each week from other sellers.

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you?

Hmm, can I say my husband and my two children? That's three! If I had to choose things and not people, I'd choose my floppy straw hat, a bikini, and a favorite book that I wouldn't mind reading over and over again.

From my own personal crafting I’ve been through frustrating moments with new projects. What have you learned from your own crafting frustrations?

Nothing. I don't learn from my frustrations except that sometimes I just have to walk away. A fresh pair of eyes sees everything totally differently.

What advice would you give to new Etsy sellers?

I wrote a blog post about this very thing!

Blog, twitter, facebook links:


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Anyone can post and accumulate up to 15 entries for the giveaway! Please be sure to include your email address so that you can be contacted if you win, and don’t forget to post each entry as a separate comment!

There is only one MANDATORY ENTRY, necessary to collect your email address for contact if you win:

Visit Waterwaif’s Etsy shop and post your favorite item here. (1 entry)


Follow Clever’s Corner Blog and post to let me know you follow. (1 entry)

Tell me your guilty pleasure. (1 entry)

Follow Waterwaif’s Blog, where there are many great giveaways available! (1 entry)

Tweet about this giveaway and post the link here. (1 entry)

Make a purchase from Waterwaif’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

Make a purchase from The Clever Crafter’s Etsy shop and post the transaction here. (5 entries)

The giveaway will end on Wednesday, June 30 at midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Winner will be contacted Thursday morning and prize details will be arranged with Waterwaif. GOOD LUCK!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BESTeam feature: SewDandee!

Welcome to another BESTeam introduction feature! This is one of my favorite shops for humorous cards, and I can't wait to have the right person to buy one for! Dandee ( has a wide range of cards to choose from in her shop, one for any occasion. These cards are witty and sarcastic, right up my alley!

I'm loving this engagement card!



and even for dad!

In addition to her line of cards, Dandee carries equally awesome switchplate covers and this screen printed kitchen towel!

Don't forget to check out the SewDandee blog at! She'll keep you up to date on the latest and greatest!

Tuesday's Top 10!

Good Morning and welcome to another Tuesday's Top 10! With this week marking the first official day of summer, I decided that what we needed was a collection of items that were "just beachy!" Please be sure to click on each Etsy shop and cruise around. These great shops have more than just the beachy items seen here! Are you ready for your trip to the beach?