Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blog Update...

Hello all, just wanted to give everyone a little update. The blog has been on hiatus the last few days & unfortunately will be until Saturday. Life has become VERY hectic this week.

I have about 7 custom orders right now (no I'm not kidding), family coming in, cleaning to do, baking to accomplish, gifts yet to be completed, and work.... Not too mention that my 84 yr. old grandmother took a spill on a concrete sidewalk last night! We took her to the ER & she has a HUGE lump on her head, a banged up wrist (no fracture thankfully), & a dislocated left knee prosthetic (she has had her right knee replaced twice & her left already done once). She is a trooper though!

I will be back on schedule with the Featured Seller blog on Saturday...with a vengeance! ;) I am going to (hopefully) featuring around 10 Etsy sellers. Showing my favorite item from each of their hopes that this will make up for my absence.

Well, it is WAY past my bedtime & their are doctors visits in the early morning & holiday mailings that go out as well. Time to catch some zzzz's. Thanks again to everyone who has been so supportive!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Holiday Greetings

Hello all! I have been working away like one of Santa's elves. Lots of orders coming in, still many more to complete. I have been so busy with the shop, orders, and posting feature blogs...that I realized I haven't updated our own info! ;)
We are still chuggin away towards the holiday season, and I'm excited to say that it will be the first time in 8 years that all of my family will be together! YEAH! Watch out people, all three of the Potts girls in one town! HA! It's exciting that my oldest sister will actually be home for Christmas, instead of just a phone call from New Mexico.

I am working on some ideas for this spring. I will be rolling out my paper line (scrapbooking, cards, etc), and I am in the works for some jewelry design. I have been really inspired by 'Alice in Wonderland' lately & the jewelry will have a surreal flavor to it.
Here is a sneak peek of our embellishments:

More where that came from! ;)
We will also be rolling out in full force our 'Pantry' section. I have had several comments in the forums about needing to fill this section in, because people are very intrigued by it!

Pantry selections to come Spring 2010: homemade granola, breads, other baked goods, & plenty more. Our granola has gotten a lot of great reviews locally, and I think it is time to unleash it on the rest of the world. ;) I have been working on some new flavor combinations the last few months.

I will also be bringing out a new line in 2010 with quilts, as well as handmade mobiles. I have lots of ideas brewing, and I can't wait to get started!

Well, there are orders to to do...decorating to be completed...baking to be done. Enjoy your holidays!



For the Younger Crowd!

I am still running around like a chicken with my head cut off! Still searching for some last minute gifts for people! Still trying to fill orders! The 3 hours of sleep a night every night is starting to catch up with me...hopefully tonight I will make it to bed before midnight.
While I was looking around Etsy for some gifts for my nephew, here is what I stumbled upon.
LastLeafDesign has some adorable onesies left (limited sizes available). The Cloud Monster is by far my favorite, and at $10 plus FREE can you pass this one up?

How about a cute little plushie? Divababy's adorable little scottie dog will be a new favorite for any kiddie to toddle around with. At $8, this is our STEAL OF THE DAY!

I was browsing the Felt Food Section, and here are some of my faves:

PickleThings's attention to detail is what caught my eye, check out this sandwich.

Ham & Cheese Sandwich ($18)

Who could resist jdensing's Sushi Rolls?

Sushi Rolls & Chopsticks ($9)
There are always great stocking stuffers @ Nutshell Farms ;)
Here is our favorite:

Jack Frost Button Booties ($7)

Monday, December 14, 2009

While I Was Doing My Christmas Shopping

I have been doing a lot of online browsing on Etsy this weekend, as I am still in search of the perfect Christmas presents (of course I am STILL stumped on my dad). I thought I would share a few random favorites of mine from the past few days...

I have been on the hunt for some great artwork or photography for Susan (my older sis) and Todd (her husband). While I chose a different print, this one caught my eye.
'Turning Leaves and Streetlight' by PrintsByMRB is a refreshing block print. This piece would go great in any living room or office!

Turning Leaves and Streetlight Block Print ($20)
* PrintsByMRB also specializes in block printed cards, gift tags, & bookplates.
I am a crocheter by nature. I have tried knitting, & I just couldn't pick up the swing of it. While I love my work ;) I also enjoy the patterns that can come out of knitting. Here is one that I stumbled upon while doing some promoting this weekend.
Tessacotton has some great neck warmers ranging from Victorian to modern, and in lots of great color variations! The coal cowl will keep your neck & your face snuggly warm, plus charcoal is a very "in" color this season!

Hand knit Coal Cowl ($19)
*Tessacotton has many more great neck warmers in stock!

One recurring trend that I absolutely LOVE is the clutch. So black & white movie! Unfortunately for me, you can't carry very much in these little lovelys. My bags (yes BAGS) are usually huge & stuffed to the gills with absolutely everything that I will need for my day...snacks, over sized wallet, phone, keys, planner, notebook, pens, etc!
Katazyna has several hand felted purses, but her milk chocolate ruffle clutch is gorgeous!
Perfect for any holiday party!

Felted Ruffle Clutch ($30)
*Katazyna carries hats, purses, & headbands.

On the hunt for some clippies & hair pins for my nieces I stumbled across these colorful numbers.
Emariecreations has come up with some great bobby pins in fun stripe colors!

Fun Stripe Bobby Pins ($4.50)
*Emariecreations carries a full line of polymer clay ornaments, charms, magnets, and jewelry.
December Blog Giveaway:
Baby Gift Set Giveaway
Drawing December 31st, 2009

Shop Announcements:
If you are a follower of the blog & make a purchase by December 20th, 2009...
you will receive 10% off your purchase (minus shipping)!
Just enter "Blogger-riffic Deal" in the message to seller box.
I will refund you via paypal.
Happy Holidays From

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Jewelry Extravaganza!!! ;)


Here at the Farm we are working away to get things ready for the holidays. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done...time is flying by. This year we are doing something a little different with our gifts. We are making almost all of them, and what we don't create ourselves...we are purchasing from fellow Etsy sellers.
Looking for a lovely lady in your life (or yourself!)? Jewelry is the way to go this holiday season! Here are a few of our favorites from our fellow Etsyians...
Is someone in your life a jewelry fanatic? Always wearing knockout bold items? Safiya Alyse has some amazing statement pieces for anyone in your life @ VERY reasonable prices!
They also have a BOGO 1/2 off sale until December 25th!!
This sweet asymetrical necklace features a handmade yo-yo flower and black satin ribbon.

At $9.50 this necklace is the perfect accessory for the little holiday black dress.


SerendipityLicious has lots of pieces in their shop. The best part is you can pick up a whole collection for around $35!

We matched up three pieces for you! These three pieces are from the Luminous Collection.

Koi Pond Lariat Necklace ($15.99)

Deep Blue Ocean Earrings ($6.99)

Orange Crush Ring ($9.00)


Element4You caught our eye with this necklace/earring set. The olive green of the freshwater pearls drew us in, and the price made us take a second look! The pricetag on this elegant set makes this THE STEAL OF THE $18 you can't pass this one up!

If you are looking for some chunky; yet elegant, jewelry...then HeavenForBead has got what you are looking for! 'Love Bullets' is a gorgeous arrangement of 5 layers of chain. This piece can be dressed up or down! This necklace will get lots of turned heads, but at only $26 you won't go broke!


December Blog Giveaway:

Don't forget to become a follower of our blog!! All followers

will be entered each month in our giveaways!

For December, we are doing a baby gift set giveaway.

Winner will be drawn on December 31st!

Shop Announcements:

FREE SHIPPING on all orders $20 & up!

FREE GIFT with every purchase!

If you are a follower of our blog, and you purchase by December

20th, 2009 you will receive 10% off your purchase (minus shipping)! Just

put "Blogger-riffic Deal" in the message to seller box

& we will refund you via Paypal!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Stocking Stuffers Delight!

There are only 13 shopping days left til Christmas is here!!! YIKES! ;) If you are like me this year, then you are trying to NOT step foot into any stores. I would rather stay out of the bitter chill, and in my jammies while I'm shopping. I'm also not into the madness that is the malls this time of year.

Today's featured CJSCraftCorner has some great gift ideas (that are right on budget for this time of year). They are also offering FREE SHIPPING until December 14th!

Is there someone at work or in your family that is tea fanatic (I am-hint hint)? This Tea Wallet is the perfect gift for any tea lover! The vintage inspired fabric and beautifully creamy button, will hold enough tea bags to get you through your hectic day. This lovely tea wallet will fit nicely in your purse, or even a pocket! At $5.50; this is a perfectly priced gift for an office gift exchange, or even a stocking stuffer.

Here is the direct link to this lovely Tea Wallet:

*You should check out Teaman @ for some great tea! They are also giving away free tea! You heard me right...FREE TEA!


Another gem from CJSCraftCorner is this Coffee Cozy, handcrafted from colorful mitten fabric. How cute is this little guy? This eco-friendly, insulated cozy would fit nicely in any coffee lovers stocking! And at $4.50, you still have plenty of money leftover to get the recipient (or yourself) some great hot cocoa mix to go with it!

Here is the direct link to this Coffee Cozy:

*For great hot chocolate mixes, in delicious flavors...check out TetonCocoaCompany on!

Are you a mom on the go and need to keep your little ones entertained? Tired of finding random broken crayons in the bottom of your purse? Stress no more, this Mini Crayon Holder is the answer to all those problems! It's fun colors, compact design, and ability to hold 10 crayons neatly tucked away; are todays STEAL OF THE DAY! At $4 this little guy would be perfect for any busy mommy!

Here is the direct link to this Floral Mini Crayon Holder:

December Blog Giveaway:
Don't forget to become a follower of our blog!! This month we are giving away a Baby Gift Set! The winner will be drawn on December 31st. The winner will be notified on January 1st of their victory;) All blog followers are automatically entered into all of our drawings.
Shop Announcements:
FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $20 & up!
If you are a follower of our blog, and you purchase by December 20th, 2009 you will receive 10% off your purchase! Just put "Blogger-riffic Deal" in the message to seller box & we will refund you via paypal.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 11th Featured Etsy Seller

Starting today (until Christmas Day) we will be featuring one Etsy seller each day!

Our first Etsian is Paper Yo Yo. If you are on the search for some original Prints, or cut paper artwork...this is the place! They feature great artwork for a child's bedroom/playroom, or even for the child-at-heart's office!
This first piece is a spectacular hand-cut greeting card. For $5, 'Silent Night Cut Paper Nativity Card' is a REAL STEAL! This special card would be perfect for those who just love nativity scenes (my mom is a FANATIC!).

The second listing is for 'Flower Back Print'. This whimsical print would blend beautifully in any matter the gender! This 6" x 6" print is quite a deal at $12!

Our third featured item is the 'Hank Plays the Banjo Original Cut Paper Artwork'. While this one comes with a larger price tag ($200), this piece is large on entertainment! This will definitely be a conversation piece!


So I have been a busy little bee! I have neglected the blog, oops! Things have been in warp speed lately though. Our first Craft Show was a big success. I have recently gotten a Facebook fanpage up and running, as well as a Twitter page.

Trying to keep up with the custom orders, and I STILL haven't decorated the house for Christmas or put up the tree. I am thinking that the decorating will have to wait til this weekend.

Lots of new items in the shop right now! Adding some pics to show you a little of what is new! :)

Lots more items to come before I hibernate this spring. Cheers!