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Fall Beret — For sale

Posted in Knitted Goodies for Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2016 by kellyjcallahan

I recently retrieved my unsold fiber art pieces from Gallery 262. I will be offering them up for sale on this blog. First up… Fall Beret.

This is a repurposed wool sweater that I turned into a cute beret. I embellished with beautiful flowers and leaves.


Fall Beret is $30.00, plus $5.00 shipping.

Lemon Lime Handknit Hat

Posted in Knitted Goodies for Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2014 by kellyjcallahan

This cute hat is made from soft hand spun wool. The wool is a great mix of yellows and greens. The yarn creates a subtle striped pattern. The hat will fit a child to an adult.

Hand wash in cold water, do not agitate and lay flat to dry. This hat comes from a smoke-free home.

Originally priced at $30.00, now $15.00 plus shipping.

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Crushed Berries Hand Spun Hand Knit Scarf

Posted in Knitted Goodies for Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by kellyjcallahan

This one of a kind scarf is perfect for fall or winter when the wicked wind is blowing. The yarn is a hand-spun thick-thin yarn with colors varying from creamy pink to deep merlot. This hand-spun super soft merino was knit it a loose seed stitch. This scarf measures 6-inches wide and 40-inches long.

Hand wash in cold water and lay flat to dry. This scarf comes from a smoke-free home.

Originally priced at $45.00, now $30.00 plus shipping.

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Riverstone Merino Scarf

Posted in Knitted Goodies for Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2014 by kellyjcallahan

This one of a kind scarf is perfect for keeping you warm during those cold days and nights. The yarn is a hand-spun, then knitted by me. This thick-thin yarn has colors varying from taupe to dark brown. This super soft merino wool was knit it a loose seed stitch.

Hand wash in cold water, do not agitate, and lay flat to dry. This scarf comes from a smoke-free home.

Originally priced at $50.00, now $30.00, plus $5.00 shipping.

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2011 Handmade Gifts for Her

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , on November 14, 2011 by kellyjcallahan

Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for the women in your life. Shopping handmade contributes to local economies, supports small business, 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!

  • Does she have a fun and funky personality? Or does she just love hats? From the artisan… “This hat has some fun fabric with lots of colors and lines. It is Made with pure merino wool, and cotton fabric. Merino wool fibers are spread thinly upon a cotton fabric. The result is a light, soft and warm hat.” This unique hat any many others are available from Jannio.

  • Does she dream of walking the lavender fields of Provence? Here is the perfect little gift for her a wonderful original painting of oak trees and lavender fields. From the artist… ” These small paintings look great on a mantel, coffee table or hung on a wall.” You can purchase this painting or other little gems from Robert Frank.

  • Boldly beautiful and yet functional. These ceramic nesting ranunculus flower bowls are perfect for the flower lover. From the artisan… “These Nesting Ranunculus Bowls have a fun, geometrical feel, and an Art Deco look that I find very appealing. They are completely functional for serving food while also creating a beautiful centerpiece for your dining or living room.” You can find these bowls and many others from Whitney Smith.

  • These handmade earrings are truly unique, no two pieces of pottery alike. From the artisan… ” These earrings each feature a piece of crackled beach pottery found on the banks of the River Thames, London. These are one of a kind – each piece of pottery is set in a custom made sterling silver bezel – all hand made by me. ” You can buy these are many other unique pieces from Moon Fly Silver.

  • This oh-so-beautiful shawl is perfect for any woman. Lovely, dreamy and warm to boot. From the artisan… “Very thin, lightweight, soft and tender cobweb shawl /scarf made from the natural Beige Alpaca wool and hand dyed with natural dyes in golden shades Mulberry Silk fibers using wet felting technique. This combination of a lustrous silk and luxurious fibre produces a unique effect and a soft silky feel.” You can purchase this shawl or other lovely felted pieces from French Felt.

  • For the girl whose on the go, a beautiful tote, briefcase, purse, catch-all. From the artisan… “Like all Mims bags, the FAT PACK is an original Mims design. The FAT PACK is handmade, one at a time, with care, and attention to detail. These bags are made to last!” You can purchase the Fat Pack or many other styles from Mims.

  • I love the thought put behind these robes (be sure to read the full description on the listings). Even though it is a traditional Christmas gift, it doesn’t have to be dull and drab. From the artisan “We gave a lot of thought in creating these beautiful, hand sewn robes.” This robe and other lengths and fabric can be found at Underwrapz.

  • For the nature lover, a pair of subtle birch bark earrings. From the artisan… “Sterling silver earrings are hand cut, textured oxidized and buffed.” You can purchase these earrings and other lovely nature inspired jewelry from Jasmine Virani.

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2010 Handmade Gifts for Her

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for that special woman in your life. 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!

  • The great thing about a beautiful vase is that you don’t even need flowers to enjoy it (but the flowers are nice too). This beautiful tulip vase was crafted by Nancy Monsebroten of White Earth Studio. From the artisan… “This handmade Tulip Vase was designed while yearning for spring. I tried to capture the feeling of a burgeoning Tulip bulb becoming a long awaited blossom.”

  • How can she help but feel beautiful in this lovely lace hand knit cardigan. From the artisan… “A uniquely design cardigan that is chic for those winter days.” You can find this lovely sweater and many other lovely items at Sweet Knitting. Be sure to purchase early, as she is in Europe.

  • Looking for something unique to express your love? A special proposal or extra special gift. Give the gift of jewelry designed just for you. At Holly McHone Jewelry you can find just that. I know from experience what an excellent designer and craftsman Holly is. Holly design our wedding rings. I cherish these rings even more because there is no other set like it in the world. Below is just a sample of a few things on Holly’s site. She will gladly help design something special just for you. From the artisan… “We happily collaborate with customers over the internet to create special jewelry. We share design ideas and images to design exactly what you want. We guarantee you’ll be happy with the product you receive.”

  • So you like your coffee strong, but she prefers to sip a cup of freshly steeped tea. This teapot from Barb Campbell Ceramics is a great little surprise, and a wonderful unique item for collectors too. From the artisan,,, “Small hand-built teapot. Holds 8 fluid oz. Nice for a small pot of tea.”

  • A beautiful nightgown which is both demure and sexy. This lovely chemise features delicate lavender embroidery on pleated cotton. This gown is handmade by Southron Creations. From the artisan… “This soft, flowing chemise works beautifully as either a nightgown or a Victorian undergarment!”

  • How about a lovely botanical fragrance by Illuminated Perfume. This perfume contains no synthetic materials, it is completely organic. The Illuminate Perfume store also has sample sizes and gift certificates available. From the artisan… “Melodic notes of jasmine absolute with percussive beats of resinous amber and a flourish of citrus tops notes engage your senses.”

  • I had to add one more item, though reluctantly because I want it for myself! But I just had to share this lovely stained glass panel from Bazaar Glass. The colors are just enchanting and would look lovely in any window. From the artisan… “A patchwork of cut glass pieces accented with shiny glass nuggets and a glass face in the sun.”

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

Busy, Busy, Busy October

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

Hi, hello there world, it’s been a while… I’ve been swamped. What with the English Springer Spaniel National Specialty during the first week of October, catching up at work last week. Knitting, knitting, knitting, trying to get ready for Winter selling season and hopefully Crafty Wonderland. I have finished three scarves and uploaded them to Etsy… One scarf sold in less then 12 hours. So I’ll be highlighting the other two.

The first scarf was knit from handspun yarn from FlyngMunky on Etsy… Acid Wash Jeans. The beautiful gray-blue color is perfect for a guy or gal. I knit it in sections of seed stitch, banded with rows of stockinette.

The second scarf was knit with Cascade Jewel (in a now discontinued color). I knit Shocking Pink in a seed stitch to bring out the wonderful thick and thin aspects of the yarn.

Both scarves are now available at Wry Knot on Etsy… check them out.