Saturday, November 29, 2008


Definition: Citrine is a variety of quartz. It ranges in color from a pale yellow to brown. Citrine has ferric impurities, and is rarely found naturally.

Now whether you're looking to purchase jewels with this beautiful stone or looking for supplies to create your own magic -- here are some great places to take a look-see . How do you feel about Citrine, is it a favorite of yours?

Citrine Glass Bracelet - Noaki
- a shop full of these beautiful creations, where old and new meet to bring a new life from vintage pieces!

Spiral Twist Champagne Citrine Briolettes
- elrut123

Vintage Glass Citrine Cabochons - momomatic

Genuine Citrine Smooth Ovals - Loosebeadshop

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Enjoy Your Holiday!

Okay, so now you're totally full, relaxed, maybe a bit tipsy and about ready to fall asleep, but before you do check out some of these great supplies, kits and beads that fit the day! Now I'm not saying that you can't can still be relaxed and feel a bit tipsy, but don't fall asleep just yet :) -- let these supplies lull you into dreams of crafting some of your favorite things......

Owlishly -Crochet Pattern, Chester the Turkey

Supply Candy - Berry Atomic Printed Paper Pack

Shufflestudio - Tom Turkey Lampwork Bead

Forest Fiber Works - Thanksgiving hand-painted
Merino Roving Wool

Little Red Cottage - Thanksgiving Button Pack

simplesplendorretro - Autumn Inspired Vintage Trimmings

Sparklingtwi - Polymer Clay Burnt Umber Red Beads

Okay, now you can go off to night-night and dream of all the crafting you are going to wake up and do in the morning now that you have an extra long weekend and hopefully some extra time on your hands -- Happy Holidays to everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mosaic Madness

Here are some absolutely stunning examples of mosaic at its finest. Now whether you are just an admirer or a collector of this art form or if you'd like to give it a try yourself, there are some great supplies listed below to get you started. Have fun and enjoy some great eye candy!

Baby Sings the Blues Guitar

Millefiori Blues Mosaic Belt Buckle

Blue and White Mosaic Serving Dish

Pale Blue Mirror 1" Glass Squares

Murano Glass Beaded Fringe - Turquoise

Round Found Sea Glass Cobalt Blue

Monday, November 24, 2008

Closeout Sale

Lavendar Fine Glitter

LaDeDa Designs is selling off the rest of their inventory so if you are a crafter who likes to buy in bulk there are a few things still left like glitter, bracelet beed'able kits and seed beads. Supplies seem to be going quickly.

Bulk Seed Beads

Pink Beed'able Rings

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Handmade Greeting Cards Ready Made or DIY

Whether you buy them or make them yourself, handmade greeting cards and gift tags are a special touch to any occasion, given alone or with a package these cards are truly a celebration on their own! Below are a couple of shops where you can find handmade greeting cards and tags. If you'd like to give it a try on your own a great set of brads to use in your own holiday creations and a how-to.

Handmade Christmas Holiday Card by Expressive Papers

Let it Snow Gift Tags by sunshineandravioli

Fabric Covered Buttons/Brads by aimoobaroo

Handcrafted Christmas Card How-To

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Cabochons - Can't get enough of 'em

California Pink Tourmaline Cabochon 5-6mm
Many a beautiful cabochon in Best Beads, something to tickle your fancy no matter which way you turn! There are loads of cabochons to place in your favorite setting or loose beads to string on a necklace that you've longed to create. As you can see I've taken a fancy with the cabochons. So many lovelies.

Cushion Prehnite Cabochon - 12 mm square

Friday, November 21, 2008

Craft Savings

Crafts, Etc. now having 25% off on Christmas candles, holly and berry bushes, all needlework and all scrapbooking items plus there's free shipping with an order over $25.00.

Coupon good through Saturday, 11.22.08.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Advertise Here

I'm offering two spots for advertising on Indie Sista's blog. They will be placed on the left sidebar (see ads at left sidebar). If you're interested in advertising weekly for $5.00/week, please email me at or leave a comment with your email address and I will get back to you. Payments will be made via PayPal. The ads will run weekly Monday 12 pm CST through Sunday 12 pm CST.

99 cent sale

Jewelry is having a great 99 cent sale on a lot of their jewelry supplies. Check this out if you're in the market for some new beads, charms,findings and more! Some are even less than 99 cents -- Sale Ends November 30th or while supplies last.

Cameos and Then Some

Fairy Cameos
Cathysjewels has loads of beautiful cameos, jewelry cabochon, filigree, stampings, findings and more.

Dragonfly Stampings

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mixed Media, Assemblage, Dollhouse

Child Dolls - Boys and Girls Vintage German Imported
Doris Dotz is a shop loaded with little pieces of dolls, animals, trees and various other items made in plastic, glass and wood a lot of which are vintage. There are so many little things in here if you are into assemblage, mixed media and dollhouses. These are just a couple of items I pulled from a shop full of fun things to get your creativity rolling!
Vintage wooden duck family

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Fabric Attic


For all you fabric junkies out there, check out the Fabric Attic. This site has loads of fabrics to choose from. These are just a couple of my favorites, but there are much, much more to choose from.

Amy Butler Fabrics

Monday, November 17, 2008

Annie Applesauce Bead Set

Annie Applesauce loves apples, she loves to eat them, loves to give them to her teachers, loves to make pies with them and loves to wear them, she just loves them. I'd say Annie's a little obsessed, she even has a little apple friend to keep her company.

Annie and her apple friend are both hand-sculpted from polymer clay and are available in my shop. They are a set of beads, both pierced vertically from head to bottom.

Sizes are approximate:
1-1/8" tall x 1/2" wide around

Apple friend:
4/8" tall x 4/8" wide

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Just a little this and that ...

Nature Pack
Renewed Resources is full of various bits of this and that for all your creative and crafty needs. I especially love these two packs found in the shop. The vintage findings and nature pack would be helpful in so many projects including assemblage, mixed media, folk art, scrapbooking just to name a few. These are definitely the kind of pieces to get those creative juices on the move.
Vintage Findings

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Soap Making Supplies & How to Make Soap

Chamomile Flowers

There are loads and loads of supplies found at Sahara's Supplies for soap making. You'll find large soap molds, applique soap molds, fragrance oils, flowers and powders and much more. If you're into soap making or would like to try it out, check out this shop for all your soap making supplies. And if you're looking for a tutorial on how-to make soap I found one here with an Introduction to Soap Making and Make Soap From Scratch. Now I know nothing about soap making, but this site looks like it has easy to use instructions with photos and videos to help you along. Good luck and most of all have fun!

Heart Applique Mold

Friday, November 14, 2008

PDF Felt Patterns

Fabulous Fruit PDF Pattern
Gulf Coast Cottage PDF has sooooo many adorable patterns to choose from. If you're interested in felt and would love to start making some of these creations yourself, this is the place to stop and take a look. There are many patterns to choose from and when completed they are great for the kids to play with and have tea parties -- or you can teach the kids how to make them too, keep those little hands busy and keep the creativity flowing! That definitely makes for happy children and parents alike.

Little Cake Decorator Felt Food PDF Pattern

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Buttons for sewing or do it yourself

Sunburst Fabric Covered Buttons
The shop buttonboutique has buttons available that you can do yourself or buttons for sewing. The shop is full of buttons, ponytail holders, barrettes covered in pretty fabrics. And if you'd like to do it yourself there are also aluminum buttons available waiting for you to create your own little pretties.

Aluminum Buttons with Tool

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Coupons and Classes

Learn with Joanne's -- find a store near you where classes are now being offered. Joanne's is offering workshops to learn various crafting techniques. They are offering a 25% off on any of their how-to classes. Click on the coupon to print.

Enjoy Michaels 50% off one regular price item - good Nov. 11 through Nov. 15

For more Michaels Coupons - click on the yellow bonus coupon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sensational Pin Cushions

Voodoo Doll Pincushion
Voodoo dolls and skulls, these aren't your average every day pin cushions, but oh how cute they are! I fell in love with the idea of a voodoo doll pincushion, not only can you sew, but you can put a hex on someone at the same time. These wonderful pincushions come from sewsewsuckurtoe. They are bright, fun and will make your sewing time just a bit more pleasurable!

Dia De los Muertos Softie Novelty Pincushion

Monday, November 10, 2008

Carve Your Own Rubber Stamps

Large Carve It Yourself Kit
I found this wonderful little rubber stamp kit at Tracy Bunker's shop. This small kit comes complete with everything you'll need to learn how to carve your own stamps, a great kit whether you're a beginner or a pro. The kit comes with everything you'll need to start creating including cutters with carving handle, erasers, stamp pad, notebook and instructions. This would be a great kit if you are new to carving your own stamps and would like to give it a try.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Indie Sista's First Blog Award

I received this award from Renaes Crafty Corner

1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool

I've chosen 10 blogs to receive this award because their blogs deserve this award, they are creative and interesting!

I'm passing this award on to the following:
A Few Pretty Things
Kitsch Designs
Altered Events
Ellen's Sew Crafty
Simply Stamping
Top Cat Creations
The Boulie Blog
Dirty Shanks

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