Tuesday, November 30, 2010

’10 Holiday Gift Giving List :: #1

Keep your best girl warm this winter with these handknit Fingerless Mittens! These are just one of Bysweetmom’s wool gloves on Etsy (these happen to be my favorite).

I’m naming these hand warmers as the first on la Naváa's ’10 Holiday Gift Giving List. Perfect for the cold season to come!

Bysweetmom’s shop is a collection of family creations; the shop name inspired by who else… their sweet mom! How adorable is that… and how adorable are their knit and crocheted fashionable designs.

Another fav of mine is this boho chic crocheted poncho! I absolutely am in love with the pink colored Afghan motifs.

A fun little tidbit... bysweetmom is offering 10% off their shop until tomorrow, Dec 1st with coupon code:

Seriously, how much better can it get!?

Thanks bysweetmom for your super stellar handmade creations! 

Much !

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday With Ketchup and Mustard

ArtByAmarose on Etsy designed a solid gold, and black, treasury with Black Friday in mind.  Textures and stripes of yellow, black, red and white:

Some of my favorite items Anita chose include the Fabric Wall Art by merriweathercouncil who makes home decor; how cute!?

Also, theses red coral quartz earrings from ThePeachTree's Flor Collection.  10x14mm faceted flat briolette drops wire wrapped in Sterling Silver; how hot!?

If you think this Hand Painted Owl Necklace is adorable as I do, be sure to check out pashiko's other whimsical listings!  How charming!?
la Naváa was lucky enough to be included in this treasury along with these other great artisans of EtsyDouble Hearts Gift Box is made with 100% recycled tagboard. Wrapped in black and white ribbon, ready for giving!
Currently 50% off for the Black Friday Sale! 

Happy Shopping and Spirited Holidays to you!

PS: be sure to "fan" ArtByAmarose on Facebook!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

50% Off EVERYTHING Sale!

Announcing la Naváa's 50% off EVERYTHING Sale beginning at 6am
Black Friday thru Cyber Monday!

Shop till you drop without even having to leave your house!

Happy Shopping & Holidays!

*Sale applies to la Naváa's Etsy shop listings only.  Custom orders do not apply.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Thanksgiving Blessing to each of you

Thanksgiving, in my opinion, is a time for reflection on all that we have been given: both joys and sorrows. I find this best stated by whom I believe to be one of America’s finest Presidents, Abraham Lincoln in his Thanksgiving Proclamation:

I am thankful for the life I’ve experienced on this earth. I am grateful to have been born in a country were I am free; free to believe how I believe. I understand how fortunate I am.

I am thankful for the people who are constant in my life and for those who have come in and out over the years. I am grateful for the life lessons they taught me. Without them, I would not be who I am today.

I am thankful for the tender mercies the Lord has provided me. I am grateful He chose me to follow Him.  Without him, I would not have been created. 

While I carry this with me year round, I believe this is a season for emphasis on faith, family and friends. A thank you to each of you for being in my life.  May you have a blessed holiday season.

Many thanks and much

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving wishes for you and your family!

There is a shop found on Etsy which is known for its unique and elegant styles.  kareninadesigns specializes in feminine lace jewelry. 

kareninadesigns also has a flare for curating unique and elegant treasuries.  You will find these Thanksgiving themed selections varying from housewares like the fine Hand Beaded Hostess Serving Set from Beadz2Pleaz, to WeeKnit's super cute Thanksgiving Finger Puppet Set all the way to old fashioned caramels from TheCaramelJar.

Also featured in this treasury, is la Naváa's Festive Maple Leaf Note Card Set!  The red/orange colored maple leaves were hand-stenciled and layered atop 100% recycled construction paper, and textured card stock.  This set of six is on sale now!

Here are more items from my fellow artisans who were included in this Thanksgiving Wishes treasury:

A Happy Thanksgiving to all who will be celebrating this Thursday!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Introducing the ’10 Holiday Gift Giving List

Between now and December 20th, 10 great handmade gifts for Christmas ’10 will be featured in my la Naváa blog.

The items will be found online, anywhere, but will always be handmade. I’m a big advocate of handmade items. Buying handmade doesn’t just support your local communities, but it supports individuals pursuing an interest, and a talent. Kudos to them for being so brave as to venture.

This may pose to be a daunting task with the holiday hussle and bustle quickly approaching, so I’m recruiting your help. When you come across a great handmade item you’d like to share with others, please let me know. Leave a comment here on my blog, email me @ info@lanavaa.com, send me a convo on Etsy, or a post on Facebook. Either way, leave the url link to the item online and why you think it should make the ’10 Holiday Gift Giving List.

Artisans and crafters: this is a chance for you to promote your creations! Please do partake!

I’m looking forward to the finds of the season and hearing from each of you; suggestions and comments alike!

Much and happy holidays!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Turkey Day on the Way!

Michelle of SweetSamantha took sometime earlier this week to show just how ready she is for Thanksgiving.  She put together a colletion of festive Turkey Day inspired handmade creations ranging from holiday decor such as AnnaHailey's Seasonal Weath to adornable art like the adorable Turkey Hair Bow made of ribbon by KenziesCloset.  I'm wishing that super cute baby came with that bow!  ;)


With this celebratory Thanksgiving Treasury on Etsy, Michelle exclaims:

Gobble, Gobble....it's almost turkey day!!

la Naváa was lucky enough to be featured in this Holiday inspired compilation.  My set of Orange Maple Leaf Note Cards intermingle beautifully with all the other autumn hued items. 
Find this set of five blank Note Cards ready for giving in my Etsy shop.

Mini Note Cards are new to my shop as of late.  Please stop in to see my other Note Card sets and let me know what you think!

Much and many thanks to SweetSamantha for curating this ode to Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Go Green for less :: Green Gifts under $20

FancifulFluff of Etsy curated this great gift list for the approaching giving season.  She has collected items from Etsy Artisan's under $20.

A list full of recycled and up-cycled goodies to help you with your holiday shopping.

Featured in this terrific treasury is la Naváa's Green Polka Dot Gift boxes.

Super Eco-Friendly handmade gift boxes made with 100% recycled green construction and up-cycled tissue paper!

On sale now, under $10 in my Etsy Shop!

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

For: Diann

A dear friend of mine requested a custom necklace to match her newly purchased la Naváa earrings.  Her earrings were made with Rainbow Tourmaline Gemstone chips suspended on Sterling Silver wire.  The necklace would embody both components.

The result:

5mm and 4mm Tourmaline gems individually wrapped in Sterling Silver and linked together.  Figaro chain seperates the three gem links.

She loved it!  And I that!

Presented in her very own gift box... made just for her.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Giving... with Love

'Tis the season for giving... with love! Present your Christmas gift in a la Naváa handmade holiday gift box!

Whether you fill the box with cookies, candies or other treats your thoughtfulness will show.

La Naváa's line of Note Card Boxes are exactly what they state. Adorning the box top is a paper note card with a festive design or saying; perfect for leaving your note for the recipient. At the moment, my Ho! Ho! Ho! 5 piece set is available in my Etsy shop.

More Christmas Holiday boxes to come:

Joy to the World Gift Boxes with Cards

Ho Ho Ho in dark red

Joy to the World in light Green

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Untitled

Last summer I came across some super fun swirly round beads (even blogged about them), and created an eye-catching necklace.  A good friend of mine snatched it up before I could even name it. 

I had a few of the same beads still, and loved it so much I created a new Untitled Necklace quite similar to the first.  Coming soon to my Etsy shop.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Autumn!

Fall Sets, originally uploaded by la Naváa.
Send a note to say "thank you" or just a simple "hi."

Give it with love on one of these new la Naváa Note Cards.

Colorful and festive- just in time for the Thanksgiving season.

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