Launching Something New : Knitted Play Bracelets

I’ve been working hard at the Etsy shop recently – updating photos, SEO (should I think about a post on this?), and promoting in and outside of Etsy. I also had an idea for a new product, inspired by my own daughter’s desire to play with my yarn. Not that I am upset about her playing with yarn – she just seems to be taking after me 🙂

Anyhow, she wanted some “lovely jewelry” to wear, and I wanted to make her something that would last through her hard wear and boisterous play. I grabbed a pair of double pointed needles and started knitting i cords. A few days and some cycles through the steam washer later I had something I was happy with, and something I could hardly get her to part with!

I love these little wool bangles – they are bright, colorful, soft and durable. They can be made in a rainbow of colors and variety of sizes. My daughter attends a Waldorf style preschool and toys like these fit right into the sensory toy theory and encouragement of creative play. They’ve also been proving popular with Etsy buyers and folks on Facebook. I especially like the custom orders that have been rolling in.

My next adventure is trying a rainbow pattern in one bracelet… we’ll see how that goes. I’m also toying with the idea of making a tutorial for these guys – any interest?

If YOU want a set of bracelets feel free to contact me in the comments, through my facebook at http://www.facebook.com/knittyvet or Etsy at http://www.knittyvet.etsy.com -Kendra

Busy Treasury Tuesday – Artist Feature

I know it is Wednesday. But yesterday I had so much fun creating treasuries with a great group of people on Etsy that I didn’t have a chance to post over here! I think instead of linking each treasury I will highlight some awesome finds from the artists I met. In no particular order…

Beautiful bright necklaces from ElliegantGems:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/108770338/gorgeous-rainbow-heart-necklaces-limited?ref=shop_home_active_6

A sweet bird painting from StudioEmmaKaufmann:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/219336681/bird-pillow-love-birds-painting-mothers?ref=shop_home_active_13

A magical fairy door from DoodleDotGifts:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/201223710/hand-painted-magical-rainbow-fairy-door?ref=shop_home_active_2

An adorable felted cloud from Fairyhollowcreations:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222832556/grey-cloud-kawaii-keyring-hanging?ref=shop_home_active_5

Amazing espresso cups from JennyNguiDesign:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/159525845/travellers-joy-espresso-cups-and-saucer?ref=shop_home_active_14

A cute toddler dress from SecretSquirrel13:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/206868938/2-3-years-dress-in-raspberry-with-tree?ref=shop_home_active_13

A groovy giraffe from ThePaperLighthouse:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/207765119/cut-your-own-giraffe-profile-head?ref=shop_home_active_16

A folded page sculpture from TheBookVandal:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/223167380/3-hearts-folded-book-art-love-themed?ref=shop_home_active_5

A charming cross stitch pattern from redbeardesign:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/199358476/home-sweet-cross-stitch-pattern-pdf-a?ref=shop_home_active_7

A bright bag charm from WillowCraftsx:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/218508438/pretty-flower-bag-charm-filled-with-pink?ref=shop_home_active_13

A fun and funky needle book from StripyKite:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/187565388/ripples-needle-book-crafty-gift-for?ref=shop_home_active_1

An amazing copper bangle from EmmaWyattArt:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/217538145/copper-bangle-labradorite-cuff-wire?ref=shop_home_active_22

A bright poppy purse from EngeeStar:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216847584/bright-red-poppy-zip-purse?ref=shop_home_active_8

A beaded tribal cuff from TheBeadyLittleEye:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/219853205/tribal-triangles-boho-bracelet-beaded?ref=shop_home_active_4

A lovely butterfly bracelet from 44DaisyStreet:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/204961588/turquoise-gemstone-butterfly-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_15

A cheerful embroidered garden from CrafyFox:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/222373107/spring-garden-button-embroidery-hoop?ref=shop_home_active_1

A vibrant handmade card from HandmadePeaCards:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/189721063/i-love-you-to-the-moon-and-back-card?ref=shop_home_active_4

 WOW!!! I hope you enjoy the great items – don’t forget to visit the artist’s shops for more amazing finds! -Kendra Ann www.knittyvet.etsy.com

GIVEAWAY! Through 3/1/15 at noon CST

To thank all fans and customers I am hosting a little giveaway. The prize will be any cozy in the shop or a $10 gift card towards any other shop item. What would you pick?

Rules: 1. Head over to facebook and “Like” the KnittyVet Page: www.facebook.com/knittyvet
2. “Like” the contest post and comment with your favorite color.
3. I’ll pick the winner randomly from the comments 3/1/15 at noon CST.

No facebook account? No problem – just leave a comment here on the blog!

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