Friday, July 31, 2009

Cleveland Rocks!

Special thanks to virtuallori and petitelibellule for representing Cleveland Handmade on Fox 8 News this morning. You ladies rocked the Rock Hall!! Thanks for showing my shrug on a hanger. I was so worried it wouldn't look like much if it was just folded on the table. Thanks to Kenny Crumpton for inviting us to "Kick it with Kenny"!
Check out for some special offers from the team.

My New Rock Shawl

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rise and Shine NE Ohio...we're on TV!

Wake up NE Ohio! Cleveland Handmade will be making an appearance on Fox 8 News in the Morning tomorrow (Friday, July 31st)! Jodie and Lori will be representing the team and Kickin' it with Kenny, live at the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame sometime around 7:20 am on Fox 8, Cleveland.

There are many ways to browse Cleveland Handmade shops. You can search ClevelandTeam on Etsy as a tag for handmade, supplies, and vintage items. has links to the artists page, easy shopping links per category, and local show calenders for all of our members. There are also contests each month to win fabulous handmade items from Cleveland Handmade members.
Stay tuned to Fox 8, Cleveland on Friday, July 31st.

Fun new designs and FREE SHIPPING through Sunday, August 2nd at
Visit this promo thread for Amazing Weekend Deals from Cleveland Handmade: See What's on Sale?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sugar and Spice....and everything nice!

These are my favorite cookies from my Grandmother's recipe box!


Cream together 3/4 cup Crisco shortening and 1 cup sugar. Add 1 egg and mix well. Add 1/4 cup molasses. Mix together then add to egg mixture: 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger. Mix well and chill dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Form dough into balls and place on baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a flat glass in sugar then gently press the cookie to flatten slightly. (Double dip for a little extra sugar.) Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until brown on the edges.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Yarn Sale!!

Local fiber artists....I thought I would share this upcoming SALE at Knitting on the Square in Chardon. Sounds like we can find some great deals! I hope to go, so if you want to meet up, let me know!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Featured EtsyBlogger for July is MIESMAMA!

I've always loved miesmama's style. She loves working with felt and fabrics. Some of my favorites from her shop are the recycled sweater bags and knit, felted bags (of course I'm partial to that myself). She has a way with color and, she must have an amazing house because her pictures always have a gorgeous background! Take a moment to visit miesmama on Etsy and stop by her beautiful blog and see what's new.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Buttons and Inspiration

Big thanks to Jenn of the Fulmer House for the fabulous assortment of vintage buttons! I love the big ones especially. There are some fun shapes and sets as well.

I went through a button-buying phase that left me with lots of fun and pretty buttons. I have them spread out with some other pendants and doo-dads, just waiting for the right project and fiber to come along to compliment them.

Check out these fun wooden buttons from!