Monday, August 30, 2010

Fall is in the air

So you may still be enjoying summer weather but those of us living farther north have found there is a decidedly chilly feeling in the air. Fall is fast approaching along with back to school, Halloween and Thanksgiving.

In the spirit of this seasonal change here are some Fall inspired offerings from some of the AFPlurkies.

Nightmaiden Designs has this gorgeous rainy skies bracelet for your shopping pleasure. She is a fantastic artisan and wonderful to work with. You can't go wrong with her varied shop offerings.

BugEater has some wonderful gloves available for the man in your life. Rich colors and gloriously warm these fingerless gloves are a fantastic addition to any autumn wardrobe.

This offering from cnewcomb is one of my favorite. I can hear howling wolves and coyotes from my bedroom windows in the fall. This exquisitely detailed plaque would look fabulous in a "man cave" or den.

There is nothing that says autumn to me then the smells of vanilla and pumpkin and Essensu has captured the essence of fall in her all natural body wash. Divine.

Finally a charming acorn from EmilyClaireCreations. The perfect fall and back to school accessory for any woman. The copper and fall tones will suit any autumn outfit in your wardrobe.

I hope you are gearing up for fall. I know I am.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lookey what I found!

Good day to you fellow shopping enthusiasts!

Artfire, as you may or may not know, is a diverse playground teeming with marvelous and uniquely handcrafted items created by an impressive collection of talented artists. And, being the shopper that I am, cruising through their offerings isn't ever a hardship!  :o)  Personally, I just LOVE to browse there and discover different and uniquely wonderful things- some that fill a need or maybe a want -or- that just catch my eye. SO while I was perusing what is available by our top-notch AFPlurkies members in golden colors and all around yumminess...I came across a few uncommon creations.  I'd like to share with you, what I found today...!

This stunning pair of vintage inspired earrings comes from JewelledTrellis. Robyn has a such wonderful eye for romanticism, femininity and a style appealing to the sophisticated woman, you can't miss if your're looking for a gift for that hard to please woman..  Look in her store and you'll see what I mean!  I usually don't notice browns or golden colors per se...but this set is really striking!

If you're looking for another treat in jewelry, this glorious necklace from HaffinaCreations fits the bill nicely.  The playful colors with impact, that this murano-style and flirty focal has, is just mesmerizing!  Again, I'm not a wearer of gold frills, but you cannot turn away from this dreamy confection. Bellisimo!

Oh...and I've found something that looks SOOOOO good you're gonna wanna eat it!  This Cranberry Orange Bath Butter Dead Sea Slat Scrub by Essensu  is mouthwatering!  She makes wonderful body lotions, scrubs and well... bottles full of heaven!  Plus, Tami is absolutely willing and able to answer questions.  Her blog  is chock full of clear, helpful information, too...check it out yourself.

Speaking of wonderful, I ran into this sweet young thing from EagleHawk aka CNewcomb's Woodwork.  This is lacy, wispy Greeting Card or Mail Holder, you choose,  is a beautiful  accessory combining the tawny wood's sturdiness without looking blocky or rough hewn. She's appealing and perfect to grace any decor- from formal to country- Lovely!

Well, that's all my time for today.  I hope you found yourself a unique gift to entice your loved one, or perhaps a new gift for yourself!  How about checking our BlogRoll of members' shops to see if there is some interesting and handcrafted goodie you have been searching for unsuccessfully...until now.  Remember to bookmark us and come back again to see what new treasures get featured here...I must go a'wandering again!

Hope the Day finds you well and Happy!

Heather aka StudioDTQ

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


After a bit of a hiatus...AFPlurkies is back on the air!! (cue the doves.........w-we have no doves...? OK...cue the cat to saunter across the floor......*shakes hand in front of kitty* won't move..? OK...push her...! *Sigh...forget it...I'll work on the fanfare later...)

This blog is dedicated to the wonderful network of sellers on Artfire who also use Plurk to promote and support themselves and each other. We spolight their talents, announce their current promotions and give the general puilbic at large who love quality handmade items a glimpse of what they can acquire for themselves or as gifts for their families and friends! This will also be a place for general articles on their chosen craft, where their inspirations come from...and so much more!

Please give us a bit of time to start posting all the articles we had previously...and to those AFPlurkies who would like to contribute an article or us!