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Weekly Contest on Facebook Fan Page

Posted in CafePress Designs, Zazzle Designs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Starting today (Tuesday, July 12, 2010) I am running a weekly contest on my Facebook Fan page. You could win the design of your choice on a t-shirt, hat/cap, bag or mug.  For now, the product will come from my CafePress store or my Zazzle store.

While I will tweet about the contest, you can only win on Facebook, not by tweeting me.

The Rules

  1. I will put a quote from a recent dog breed design post (Wry Toast Design facebook page) in the status. The quote will be from within the last month.
  2. You must comment on the “status” with the correct breed.
  3. The first one to comment CORRECTLY is a winner.
  4. You get to choose any design, any t-shirt, hat, essential tote, or apron or mug (single only) from WRY TOAST designs on CafePress or Zazzle. Designs that do not come from my store do not apply. See Tuesday’s Toasty Tidbits Contest post for updated information.
  5. While I will “tweet” about the contest, the contest winner will only be chosen from the Wry Toast Design Facebook page. You cannot win from twitter.
  6. I can suspend the contest at anytime at my discretion.

Note: All of my designs are on CafePress, I’m still working on the Zazzle store. If the design you want is not on the Zazzle store, I will upload it for you.

Hats for All Ages and Sizes and a Beautiful Scarf

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve been busy knitting up a storm for a few craft bazaars. Alas… no sales. So on they go to Etsy and Artfire. The first three are all baby/infant/toddler hats knit up in 100% cotton. They are cute as can be (even if I do say so myself). The second two are for older kids/adult knit up with soft handspun merino wool. I love the subtle stripes on these two hats. Finally the scarf is knit up in a diagonal lace from a hand-dyed, super-soft, cotton flannel bouclé. Perfect to keep you warm on a cold winter day.

2010 Handmade Gift Guide for Younger Kids

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for younger kids. Shopping handmade contributes to local economies, gives the finger to the big corporate box stores, and often helps with recycling. Join the handmade movement and purchase handmade this year.

All these gifts suggestions are handmade, and because I have great taste… the artisans that I’ve featured have exceptional designs and products!

  • Encourage the young artist in your life. These crayons from Kitty Baby Love are perfect a toddlers hand. From the artisan… “Each Kitty Egg is made from 7-8 non-toxic crayons with no paper wrappers or broken stubs to worry about. Kitty Egg Crayons are made to be long lasting and durable!”

  • Wanted new parents for alien. How cute is this alien from Adopt An Alien. From the artisan… “Dohomey, a green stripe print newborn is up for adoption and needs a loving home. He was found on Neptune sleeping standing up and when we woke him, he got scared and tried to run off.”

  • Dress up is not just for Halloween. Pretend play is one of the most imaginative things we can do as a child. Below is just two samples, check out all the great costumes from Dress Ups. From the artisan… “Quality Handcrafted Children’s Dress Up and Fancy Dress Costumes. Wholesome, and Memory Stirring of days when you ran/flounced around Grandma’s yard ordering your little brother to “Follow!” Dress up is in Australia, please order early.

  • With so many great wooden toys available from the Wood Toy Shop, I’m not sure what to feature. I settled on this great catapult, what kid (small or large) doesn’t want to have a great “machine” to throw stuff? From the artisan… “The wooden catapult comes with 3 bean bags for ammo. Use it to pummel those block castles. For the older kids who work in cubicles, use it to defend your territory or launch M&Ms at your neighbor.”
  • Here’s a wonderful baking set for the little helpers in your family. Check out Ooh La Lollipop’s great Little Baker Extraordinaire Gift Set, that includes usable cookie sheet and baking cups. From the artisan… “This is the perfect play set for your little baker-in-training! They will have hours of fun whipping up pretty little sweets to serve to all of their friends (or teddy bears, American dolls, or even Mom & Dad!).”
  • Keep little minds busy on long trips. Pi’lo is another shop full of wonderful gift ideas. I’m featuring this great Car Bingo Game. From the artisan… “wooden boards transferred with hand drawn images and small finishing nails to hang tags on as you spot the items. comes in 4 rural (10 x 24″) and 4 urban (8 x 12″) versions.”

  • To keep little bodies buy, here is a great little bowling set from Green Bee Good. From the artisan… “An adorable bowling set for little ones. You’ll receive 10 pins and a ball, all stored in a matching drawstring bag.”

All photographs are property of their respective owners. Photos used for illustrative purposes only.

2010 Handmade Gifts for Him

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

Time to embark upon the “buying season”. I will be featuring a series of blogs with gift ideas that are all handmade. Shopping handmade contributes to local economies, gives the finger to the big corporate box stores, and often helps with recycling. Join the handmade movement and purchase handmade this year.

Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for that special man in your life. All these gifts suggestions are handmade, and because I have great taste… the artisans that I’ve featured have exceptional designs and products!

  • Does your guy like to be a little different from the crowd? Maybe this is the hat for him. From the artisan… “Constructed from a recycled wool blazer. Fully lined with cotton print fabric. Soft corduroy sweatband. Extremely soft fleece ear flaps are held up by vintage buttons.” You can purchase this hat or similar at Delanco.

  • Check out this gorgeous ring from Tinah Dee. From the artisan… “The hand-hammered pattern on this 10mm ring makes a beautiful statement. It’s simple enough to wear every day, and would make a unique wedding band for a man or a woman.”

  • I love this skull wrapped t-shirt. The art work is fantastic and I love that the printing is on both sides. From the artisan… “These skulls are happy to be dead. Printed with bone colored ink on a 100% organic cotton American Apparel. You can pick up this tee at Ahpeel.

  • There was a time when all men carried two things… a handkerchief and a pocketknife. Check out the wonderful scrimshaw work from Linda Layden. From the artisan… “Scrimshaw was practiced by American whale-men of the early 1800s who spent their idle hours on long, monotonous whaling voyages etching or carving ivory or bone.”

  • Is your guy an avid fly fisherman? Then this beautiful watercolor print by Dean Crouser is for him. From the artisan… “Racing the Storm was inspired on a trip to Silver Creek, ID., one of the most famous trout streams in the U.S. and a favorite of Ernest Hemingway.” Dean also has many original paintings available on his website http://deancrouser.com. I am featuring a print since it is more affordable. But I call dibs on the Central Oregon original paintings (my home town).

  • Perfect for the game-player, a compact traveling cribbage board by Bark Up a Tree. From the artisan… “The Compact Travel Cribbage set is great for RVs, auto glove boxes, or as your everyday standard cribbage board. The game board forms a box to keep the pegs and deck of cards in one place.”

All photography are property of their respective owners. Used for illustrative purposes only.

Thinking Pink

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added another cute little hat to my WryKnot store. A pink stripe cutie, perfectly sized for preemies, newborns or infants.

Handmade Gift Guide for Older Kids and Teens

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 8, 2009 by kellyjcallahan

Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for those crazy kids and teens in your life, hopefully they’re not on Santa’s naughty list. All these gifts suggestions are handmade, and because I have great taste… the artisans that I’ve featured have exceptional designs and products!

  • Rubber Chicken Duct Tape Wallet. From the artisan… “Each of our wallets is hand-made with 100% duct tape. That’s right, no cloth, cardboard or animals were harmed during the construction of these products.” This classic billfold wallet has a large pocket for your cash, 4 credit card slots and 2 “behind the scenes” pockets. You can purchase this and other wallets from jDUCT on Etsy.

  • Monkey iPod/iTouch/iPhone Case. From the artisan… “This monkey case is made of double layers of felt to keep your gadget safe from scratches.” This case measures approx. 4.7 x 3.1″ (12.3 x 8cm). It can be custom ordered to fit your device. You can purchase this case or others from Gadget Gear on Etsy.

  • Bonnie Brown Bonnet. From the artisan… “It’s warm and light weight making it great for many seasons.” Knit from soft Alpaca sport yarn, this cute hat should fit most. You can purchase this lovely hat and other warm snugglies from Friendly Trees on Etsy.

  • Gas Mask Hat and Ski Mask. From the artisan… “It is not intended for robbing a bank because everyone would ask you where you got it so they could get their very own wicked awesome hat.” The gas mask fleece hat and ski mask is *MADE TO ORDER* and perfect for the slopes – whether snowboarding or skiing. You can find this hat/mask combo or other great quirky finds at HiDee Bug Designs on Etsy.

  • Personal Cupcake. From the artisan… “Isn’t it sweet? Perfect gift for your little cupcake.” This darling cupcake is designed with Precious Metal Clay and is set with your choice of a pink corundum cabochon or a lab-grown ruby. You can purchase this confection or many other delightful pieces from West Byron on Etsy.

  • Felted Woolen Slipper Socks. From the artisan… “My slipper socks were a hit from the very first pair I knitted for my niece and all the nearly countless, colorful pairs that followed.” These slipper socks are made from pure wool and are ideal to keep your feet toasty warm and dry. You can purchase these wonderfully warm woolies and many others from Paw Felts on Etsy.

  • Bigfoot versus Werewolf T-shirt. From the artisan… “An original one color silkscreen print designed and hand printed by me.” The t-shirts is printed on a 100% cotton American Apparel men’s/unisex fine jersey T-Shirt.  Apparel shirts are super soft and comfortable shirts made in America and sweatshop free. You can purchase this t-shirt or other designs from Mis Nopales Art on Etsy.

  • Nightmare Snatcher Journal. From the artisan… “The world can be a scary place, full of nightly noises, menacing monsters, and dreadful dreams. But not every monster wants to scare and terrify. With the help of a magical spell and an appetite for troubles, a monster can be your dearest friend.” The book measures a little over 5×7″ and has 100 pages (50 leaves) of French Paper company’s acid free parch-tone paper. You can purchase this monster or many others from The Spiderbite Boutique on Etsy.

  • Pirate’s Box Game. From the artisan… “It is a challenging game of strategy. Wager on the outcome and it is back to the days of the pirates when treasure’s were won and lost at this game.” You get a wood game board that measures over 7″ square and 3/4″ thick solid wood, two “faux bone” dice, leather playing pieces, and a cloth bag to keep it all in. You can purchase this game from Q Branch, Ltd. on Etsy.

  • Learn to Knit Kit. From the artisan… “The booklet was written by a librarian who has been teaching kids to knit for 10 years and includes easy to follow instructions and pictures.” This kit includes a skein of The Alpaca Yarn Company’s Snuggle, a pair of Peace Fleece Knitting Needles in size 10, a booklet with instructions, in a cotton bag. You can purchase this kit from Nightingale Fibers on Etsy.

Timberline

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added two listings to Etsy… the Timberline Hat and Timberline Scarf. Both of these items were knit from a 60/40 blend of wool/alpaca. They are very soft and would make a wonderful gift to the man in your life.

timberline

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