Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bottle Cap Jen

This adorable Necklace caught my attention on the home page of Zibbet.I absolutely love what this necklace "says". It's perfect for Halloween and perfect for some people all year round! ;o}
There's even earrings to match !

But that's not all you will find in this adorable shop!  I spotted some of my favorite soda pop drink bottlecap earrings,  I spotted some Strawberry Shortcake bottlecap jewelry!!  Such a fun shop!  I encourage you to go by there and give her a stumble or a tweet or two!!

I didn't find much about her in her Shop Profile,  except that she's from Phoenix,  has FIVE girls and LOVES to make things for them.  I think you can see she's a very fun person through her work!!

   There's even something for you Twillight Fans.....
If you are in need of some Halloween Jewelry please go check out all the adorable options Jen has for you!
Please go see her at:  BottleCapJen

Here are a few words from Jen:

I started making Bottle Cap Jewelry for my girls who LOVE all things Twilight, and then their friends started asking, and then my neices, and nephews, and it just kinda grew from there! I really Love to create, so I am always trying new things! If there is something that you don't see, just let me know, and I am sure I can make it!!!

I also have a blog at 
 or email me at:

Also, I just had a recent customer send me this link and ask if this was my "UP" bottle cap pin, and OMG it is!!! It is such a AWESOME thing to see your ha
ndmade items in a WEDDING!! Check it out!!


Monday, September 13, 2010

Jilly's Stuff

Jill Wilson or better known as Jilly was the second zibbeter to follow the zibbeters blog so she is my next feature!  I see Jilly here and there in the forums here on zibbet,  and she's always so nice! She does lots of "Stuff" as she calls it,  and I found this button crocheted bracelet a very interesting idea. 

She does very pretty work, and very reasonable prices!

Here's what Jilly says about herself :
I have recently retired as a custom framer at Michael's Arts and Crafts. My time there has been full of wonderful memories and stories of the art and handmade items that have been put in front of me for framing. These would inspire me to explore the vast regions of colour and creativity. The lessons learned there have been invaluable and have carried over into my own work. I can't begin to count the number of incredible treasures I have had the pleasure of working with. 
My mom lived through the bombings of London in WWII and learned to, "do and make do". I inherited a lot of her ideas, tips and ideals so recycling comes easily for me. I get enthusiastic when visiting our local thrift shops because it is always "the thrill of the hunt" for me. 

I now spend my time walking my beagle, buck, enjoying my family and home more, and constantly being iinspired by all I see.

I absolutely love these adorable pin cushions ! I so wish my grandmother was still alive, 
 she would love to own one of these! 
Maybe my mom will get one for Christmas,  she has recently taken sewing up again!
Jilly's stuff doesn't stop at crocheted button bracelets and pin cushions,  she has all sorts of very 
neat "Stuff"  like this......
 beautiful neck cowl, it's very girly and would spruce up any
winter coat not just a ski jacket!

If you see Jilly in the forums around Zibbet,  or if you shop at her lovely shop, please tell
her you saw her here!!

Here's where you can find her:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010



This sweet lady is the next zibbeter to be featured. I ordered  Flambe the Octopus from her, because he reminded me of an Octopus I received the night  I dislocated my elbow when I was a little girl.  The candy stripers brought me a yarn Octopus, when I had to stay overnight. My daughter loves to play with it,  but it stays at my mom's house,  so when I came across the cute little guy I just had to have him for my daughter's Christmas Stocking!
I just know she will love him!

Ms. Kathleen is from Long Island and here is what she has to say about herself and her love of crocheting really cute things!

"For a long time, the most visually creative thing I did was doodle in the margins of my notebooks, but over the past few years I've fallen in love with making tangible objects. It's like magic! (Especially when you're making an animal/object with a face, then when you're done it can look back at you.) I do a little bit of a lot of things---I write, I take photographs, I make artist trading cards---but crochet is one of my favourite creative mediums so far.
I think I took the amazingness of handmade items for granted as a kid, because I was always surrounded by them---my mom is an excellent seamstress/knitter/crocheter/weaver (I'm trying to get her to set up shop on Zibbet, too...) and was always making something. The only craft she's managed to teach me successfuly so far is crocheting. She taught me the basics when I was eight or nine, and when I learned about amigurumi on the internet, I couldn't resist its cuteness and picked my hooks back up. I'm always trying to learn new things and improve my skills and combine different techniques and media to make interesting pieces." 

 I LOVE that she named her Shop after her two 
favorite things....Sloths.....and muffins!! Too cute! 

Here's where you can find her:


Final thoughts from Kathleen of Slothmuffin:

"Things I love (besides handmade stuff and Zibbet, which is the most amazing community to be a part of!) include: music, stories in all their forms (books, TV, movies...), my crazy little grey and white cat Baby, cooking, Halloween, wearing giant earrings, and the ocean. "

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fabrics and Designs by Barbara


Fabrics and Designs by Barb

This lady is amazing! Let me just say WOW! I can only hope to be as engaging and as active on the World Wide Web when I am her age! I don't think I could keep up with her now!

She was born on September 9th, so first of all I'd like to wish her a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I wish her many birthday sales!

Barbara is from Pineville, Louisiana, USA, and has been sewing since her teen years and has acquired quite a bit of experience. Learning a lot from her mother whom Barbara says was a very talented seamstress, she has also followed in her mother's footsteps in trying just about every craft out there. Barbara claims "she doesn't hold a candle" to her mother's sewing, but I have to say she is very good at what she does.

She says some may feel she is to old to be doing this and she may not know what's popular with children, but I say you are never to old to do what you love and I say she is right on with what's popular for children! I know I have my eye on a couple of those beautiful dresses!!

She has owned several venues in the past such as a clothing & lingerie store, and a ceramic & porcelain doll shop, and today owns and operates several shops online. She has several Etsy shops, and her Zibbet shop. Barbara also maintains a blog that has over 50 followers! She stumbles, and tweets also.

This is where you can find her:

Please tell her you saw her here!
Until the next feature ~ Have a great day!!