Monday, February 27, 2012

Featured Shop Blog: Bespangled Jewelry

Bespangled Jewelry: Unique handmade, beautiful artisan jewelry. Always happy to recreate a previously sold piece when possible and custom orders.
From Dallas, TX

When it came to which one of us was going to write this blog, I was the perfect choice being that I own more jewelry than the bun bun and several other people put together. We have shared many a show with Bespangled even our 2nd Arts Goggle where we were rained out.

From Bespangled Etsy Site
 I hope you will find that special something that warms your heart and puts a spring in your step :)

Jessica began making jewelry for herself because she couldn't find that special, 'just right' for the occasion...then it made its way to making gifts for family and friends, and as people began to request more and more custom pieces for special occasions and gifts for their family and friends...Bespangled Jewelry was born!

She has had tons of hobbies like us she also has the craft store curse of coming out with a new hobby. We found another knitter but, handmade jewelry is a is an obsession...
She is also a member of Fort Worth Etsy, and we hope to share many more shows with Bespangled Jewelry in the future.

The Raven was here
Stocking Tally 0 out of 24, but we have to give the bun bun credit her patches look amazing and she has been working on those. We hope that she can fit a stocking, two or four in there to catch up. I prescribe Holiday music to get you in the mood and turn down the air.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Feature Shop: Book-Inz
By Ky Nguyen of Hurst, TX

A fellow sewer and crochet junky. I am delighted to say that I own a book-inz myself that I bought at the Etsy 817 show last winter, and plan to order a special one soon.
Book-Inz is a patented magnetic bookmark that stays ON your book and IN your book till your done.

About Ky from her Etsy site

My love of reading and books, and an engineer dad, led me down this path of crafty creativity. Too many damaged books from lost bookmarks and dog eared pages. I crochet in my free time (what there is of it) and merrily sew my days away!

I own both the Book-Inz and CrochetyHooker shops.
Member of etsy Fort Worth team.
Member of etsy 817 team.

So many pretty colors and designs it can take a while to pick your favorites. Of course we picked a few that we wouldn't mind seeing on our school books and patter books, there is nothing worse than losing the page of your crochet pattern.

The Raven was here
Stockings talley 0 for 24

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


My favorite embroidery site recently released a monster builder and made it into a contest.  It has been hard choosing which way to put the designs together.  Here are my 3 entry's.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello from the Raven Nest

Hello from the Raven Nest here is a photo of me working on the shrug that I told you about. I also have a new baby blanket I am working on for the shop. In April we will have blankets available at the shows. 
We have so many new plans; a web site is in the works, and new business cards. We will also be having a few blogs featuring some very special shops so look forward to those in the coming days. 

Stockings as of yesterday: 0 for 24
The bun bun has been working on a monster contest on Urban Threads so we will have to tell you more about that.

Have a great time playing on the web everyone we have alot to offer.

Raven was here

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Toys

The new Singer anniversary edition has made its way to the web.   I am looking forward to trying some projects I have been waiting on to do.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

Raven's nest

Here at the Raven's nest the tangles of yarn are coming together. I admit freely that I haven't worked on anything for the spring shows; instead I have a shrug I am making for my boyfriends sister up at work, a lap blanket I am making for the shop, a lap blanket I am making for a room-mate, and a scarf I am making for myself. I will take some work in progress photos and share them next week.
The Bun bun has done a wonderful job updating the look of our blog. Speaking of the Bun bun we are going to start a monthly tracker of stockings that the Bun bun has made. As of the beginning of this month we are 0 out of 24 stockings to make before December. We started this idea of her making 2 stockings a month so she isn't making tons in October and November for the winter shows and sales. So please send her ideas on stockings and maybe you just might get a discount on the one, you will have to talk to her about that.
I am looking for inspiration for the spring/summer months, crochet and knit tends to be a winter craft. So send me somethings you guys would like to see the shop make.
May you all have a wonderful week and from our web to yours may your hands be busy and your hearts light.