Monday, February 25, 2013

Spring is coming- Piggie Bib

Luly , Thanks for featuring my hand crochet Piggie Ribbons & Lace Bib in this beautiful Spring collection.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Near Far, whereever you are~Butterfly ponytail holder

Polina, thanks for including my hand crochet Butterfly ponytail holder here.  I love your Spring collection!

Treasury 116 by Eve features my Pixie Hat

Thanks for including some fun and creativity in your collection with my hand crochet Pixie hat Eve!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

In Love with Blue~ Hand Crochet Pinafore Bib

Daniela, thanks for including my hand crochet pinafore bib!

T 100~ Hand Crochet Musical Pincushion

Eve thanks for including my Hand Crochet Musical Pincushion in your Treasury

Weekend Shopping~Hand Crochet Sacque & Cap

Seelje, Thanks so much for including my hand crochet Baby sweater and cap here.

Fresh Finds for a Pretty Spring Day!~ Hand Crochet Bonnet

Kesha, I could hug you for including my hand crochet doll/preemie bonnet in such a beautiful treasury. :)

February Gifts~ Hand Crochet Antique Reproduction Sacque & Cap

Hello Katrin, and thanks for Including my hand crochet Antique Reproduction 1800's-1900's Baby Sacque & Cap in your collection of beautiful and unique colloection of February gifts.

I Want It!~Hand Crochet Lion & Lamb Sweater

Great Job Yarinka! Thanks for including my hand crochet lion & lamb sweater/cardigan here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Spring Power~ Hand crochet sweater/cardigan

Ksusha, I am so ready for warmer weather and beautiful flowers. Thanks for including my hand crochet Sweater/Cardigan here.

Naturally Sweet~Sacque and cap

Theresa , I love this naturally sweet treasury and am thrilled that you chose to include my Hand Crochet Antique Reproduction 1800's-1900's Crochet Sacque & Cap in Cuddle Brown colors

For Love~ Hand Crochet sacque and cap

Thank you so much for including my hand crochet sweater saque and cap here in your gorgeous treasury for love.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Moments Sunlight~ Butterfly ponytail holder

Theresa, thanks for including my hand crochet butterfly pony tail holders here.

Bunny Hugs and Love~ Hand Crochet Bunny

Thanks Kesha! You did a great job on this treasury and I am honored that I was able to inspire it. Thanks for including my Hand Crochet bunny.

All Things are Possible~ Hand Crochet Chunky Hat

Hi Theresa! Thanks for the feature of my Hand Crochet chunky hat here in your all things are Possible treasury. I believe that with God all things are indeed possible.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vintage Glow~ Hand Crochet Head Band

A collection of beautiful and functional finds with a vintage glow put together by Charlotte Colistro Brown from Charlottestyle on Etsy. Thanks for including my hand crochet Headband with Vintage button from my collection. The headband is sold only at Antiquebeginnings on Etsy

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Joy of living~Hand Crochet Ribbons & Lace Bib

Thanks Elizabeth for the feaure of my hand crochet lady bug ribbons and lace bib here in your treasury!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Fresh Look~Hand Crochet Reversible Bib

Elena thank you so much for featuring my hand crochet reversible bib here in your treasury.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Pink & White~ Hand Crochet "Be Mine" slippers

Hi Anna,
Your treasury is such a nice surprise! I love everything that you chose to be in your treasury and am grateful to have my hand crochet "Be Mine", Lacy shoes featured.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

A touch of Green Wanelo weekend team~ Hand Crochet St. Patty's day hat

Thanks for featuring my hand crochet St. Patty's Day Hat  in your Green treasury Barbara!  I am really honored that my friends continue to do treasuries which feature my items and help to promote my talents.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Dedicated by Tammy~ Hand Crochet Car Striders

One of our friends here on Etsy is about to become a Grandmother.  She is already sharing this happy event with all of us in her circle.  Tammy thanks for letting us know and sharing, but also for the featuring me in your treasury.

Freinds, some are Silver, some are Gold~Crocheted Pinafore bib & Slippers

On Etsy I have many freinds some are silver some are gold and we all feature each other's items and try to promote each others talents in any way that we are able.  Sometime it is through treasuries, social media sites, or simply by being attentive to the activity feed on Etsy.  Below is a perfect example.  Thank you Valerie for the feature.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

How I began on Etsy

Modern Heirloom Christening Gown story- I was involved in Campaign for liberty and met a young lady who I told about my talent, crocheting christening gowns. She gave me the website for and now I have given it a shot.  I had been in the working world for thirty something years doing various things and letting my talents be my hobby.  Only my friends and close neighbors realized what I could do.  I never realized that I could actually make money for what I am good at.
During my life working for others, I learned much. I grew up in foster homes with many children in each home.  Each of us had duties and responsibilities so having a talent was considered a fun thing to do when you weren't fulfilling a duty or responsibility.  One of my first jobs was in a daycare for children where I got to enjoy my day by creating and planning crafts for toddlers.  That didn't pay enough to help with the rearing of my own children so I took a job working with a group of Ophthalmologist as a file clerk.  I
am very good at bringing order to an office by filing and sorting .  I got experience on the computers, fax machines, copiers, etc.  I also learned that when money is tight and shelf space isn't available you have to get creative.   We stored files in numbered boxes with dates and alphas on them. At night when I would come home I would practice crocheting with different weights of thread and creating Christening gowns that I always wished to have for my child.   I also filled my grief over the loss of a boyfriend with creating these gowns and entering them into the state fair. I have won prizes there for my work.  So whenever I learned about I was very happy to be able to finally be able to find a market for my talent and craft.
I am presently registered with a temp agency. They send me on a job here and there from time to time.
I am trusting God and my abilities to bring my family through the econmic pinch that all of us Americans are feeling at this time.
I love to have the freedom to work for myself and sell to others from my home with out the overhead expense of a shop. I have learned through others that whenever you buy a craft, “talent”, you support a person and that is what I think that OUR maker intended. To God be the glory for any crafts that I sell.~Becky Van Loozen-McCarty

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kesha featured my hand crochet sweater here

Thanks for featuring my hand crochet sweater Kesha! I love your treasury selections.

Nadia's feature of my hand crochet Valentine slippers

Hello Nadia, Thanks for featuring my hand crochet "Be Mine" lacy slippers here

Happy Groundhog day!

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Luly featured my Valentine Mittens

Luly, Thanks for the feature of my hand crochet Valentine mittens!

Kesha Featured My Hand Crochet Reversible Bib

Kesha, thanks for featuring my hand crochet reversible bib here in your treasury!

Feature of my hand crochet ballet booties by Valerie Stewart

Valerie, Thanks for including my hand crochet ballet booties for dolls/preemies.