Monday, November 03, 2008

Home Show!!

You are all in for a such treat today! I am so pleased to welcome you to our Virtual Home Show!!

We are a group of gals who have gotten together to share with you some wonderful handmade gift ideas--for yourself and/or others, in this special two-day event. Stop by for a visit to each of these blogs and see what each one has to share with us--and remember to sign up at each blog for some fantastic DOORPRIZES!! Yeah!

Here are the other wonderful artists involved in our home show:

Sue Bleiweiss who will be featuring some of her beautiful notebooks!

Ginny Harvey with her delightful monkey creations!

Felicia Haywood with her wonderful and whimsical critters!

Lisa Jordan has the most adorable little felted creations!

Jenn Maruska is featuring her delightful gifts for those who sew and embroider!

Julie Thomas with her beautiful pottery

I'm Karen Wittkop-- AKA Mrs. Kwitty -- and I'll be sharing with you some of my gift tag creations during this show!

Thanks to a creative Mom, I began creating handmade items when I was a young girl....and I haven't stopped yet! lol I won't tell you exactly how many years this entails...let's just say it's been a few!

The tag making actually stemmed from my love of sewing. It's all about putting together color and pattern. I'm just as happy putting together lovely papers as I am putting together lovely fabrics.

A while back, I designed a little bird to use as an applique on some of my bags and wallets. One day, while wrapping a birthday gift for my niece, I was looking for a tag to add to top her gift, and saw the bird pattern there and decided to try making a tag with it.....

....and that was the beginning of a wonderful friendship! *lol*

I love the cottage style, which is really a mixture of different things, but all warm and comfortable. Timeworn, whimsical, homey, fun, romantic, vintage...all do their part to create items that feel like old friends-- cottage style.

I'm offering a few lovely DOOR PRIZES today-- The Main one is one of my 2009 Planners--with a cute pocketed cover made from a mix of playful colored and patterned fabrics.

Also, I've put together a couple of little goodie bags filled with a variety of tags--you will also have a chance to win those by following the easy instructions below!


All you have to do to get your name in the hat for the 2008 Planner is go check out my Etsy Shop and find your favorite BIRD! Leave me a comment here letting me know which is your fav and you will be entered. Easy Peasy. :o)

Each purchase made in my shop during this event --November 3rd and 4th -- will add your name to the hat for the Tag Goodie Bags!! Please stop back here and let me know if you have bought anything and how many so I can get your name added properly!

I'll draw for the prizes on Thursday morning--so be sure to check back and see if you've won!


NOW...I'd like to send off on the next leg of the tour, to visit Sue Bleiweiss and her lovely notebooks!



Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Karen, I am loving the holly and berries bird tags! That diamond patterned paper is one of my favorites (for decoupaging ornaments), though I can't find it anymore :-(, anywaayyy, off to peek at the other blogs! Kathy

Tif said...

Thanks for your tour! The dotty ol christmas is my favorite, what a wonderful idea and a special touch to presents!

Sal said...

What a fab idea!! I am looking forward to taking a look at all of it!! ;-)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Karen,
I just found your through Farmer Julie's blog. Please add my name to the hat. My favorite bird was the sweet pink bird ornament. Though I liked them all!
Patricia :o)

I'm off to the next tour now...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Karen, the holly and berries are my favorite, too. You know how much I love your handmade things!! Your creations are just fabulous!!

What a fun event!


Felicia said...

LOL I've been crafting a fair few years too! Love your delightful tags :)

Scrappy Cat said...

You have so many cute birds, it was hard to pick a favorite. But I love purple, and I'm an avid reader, so I would have to say the Pretty Purple Page Percher.

Elma said...

I just love the purple bird.:)

Sue B said...

Your stuff is great! I love those french dot birds :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm so much enjoying peeking into all the studios on this virtual home show tour...what fun! I like all your wee birdies, but would have to 'vote' for the Bluejean Bluebird. I love making things from recycled denim, so that has to be the one I would choose.

Barbara said...

Hello, I love your tags. They are not what I had in my mind when I read your link on Sue's blog. My favorite of your birds is Dotty Redbird as she reminds me of the cardinal, which was my Mum's favorite bird.



Lisa Gallup said...

My fave is the Orange Oiseaux Tag set! Love all your birdies!!

starrynightimpressions said...

Hi Karen,
I gotta go with the cream and mint birdies, my fav color is sage green.
But of course they are all so pretty!

iSew said...

We finally get to hear where the little birdies came from. ha! Your tags are so sweet Misses Kwitty, really. I love the Christmas ones and the polka dots. Adorable!!

Judy said...

I like the HOlly Berries birdies best but also love the trout tag. What a great idea to put a pocket on the back!

Linda Crispell said...

Well, that wasn't very easy, they are all so sweet! The caroler bird and the blue rose birds are particularly adorable.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

You have added some beautiful new things to your shop! All the birds are pretty, but I guess my favorite would be the holly berries one. What a great idea for a shop tour! I will go check them all out! Twyla

Jenn Maruska said...

Lovely, lovely birdies!

So glad you are able to join us for the Home Show - I hope you're doing well, Mrs. Kwitty.

: ) Jenn

Marie aka Grams aka Gramarme said...

Wow, another fun shop and website to explore. I love the page perchers. What a great idea. I think the bluejean bluebird is my favorite, although I would love any of them. Good work.
Marie E.

KathyK said...

Hi Karen,
You are so creative! All of your items are so nice! I can tell that I will be doing some christmas shopping on etsy this year. My favorite is the Pretty Purple Page Percher.

littlethings1 said...

Thank you for the touor !! Everything in your shop is adorable, this one is because of the pink colors :

You have a sweet blog & congrats on being a new grandma !!

Attic Rat said...

My favorite is the cream and mint set but they are all so darling!

I Play Outside The Box said...

It is difficult to choose...they are all so colorful and with the Holiday Season coming up...I chose the Holly Berries Birds. They are just perfect for the season. Best wishes for mega sales!

Tins and Treasures said...

I've always thought all your birdies were very sweet. In fact I remember including one in one of my very first treasuries! Today's favorite is Flower Power

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Your birdie tags are precious!

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