Wednesday, March 30, 2011

All About Cats - A BESTeam Feature

Mac The Mouse Organic Catnip Cat ToyCat lovers!!  This shop is a must-see!  All About Cat's owner, Linda, is a cat lover who has three rescued cats to keep her company. She has a such a great variety of colorful toys to entertain and spoil your felines for hours! Her handmade catnip toys are organic. If you prefer toys without catnip, just let her know.

Marty The Purple Monkey Organic Catnip Bell Cat Toy

There are some great gifts for family and friends who are crazy about these critters! How about a cat print wallet, or coasters, or tissue holders, or magnets, or plastic bag holders? Such colorful and cute items!

Four Large Abstract Fabric Cat Magnets
Four Reversable Cat Print Fabric Coasters Cat Print Mini Wallet, Business Card Holder, Gift Card Holder  
  All these cats are making me miss my Calvin and Lucy - who I had to leave behind in Thailand when we moved to Chile. :(

Two Balls Organic Catnip Bell Cat Toys

You can find Linda's blog here:  
Her blog has great cat quotes such as "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
- Unknown

as well as poetry and lovely pictures of her growing up and her cats.
And her Facebook page is here:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ms Formaldehyde

La Catrina Dia de los Muertos Flower skull necklace
Ms Formaldehyde's shop is an oasis of an eclectic collection of fun, fashionable jewelry and hair accessories!  This clever handicrafter specializes in make carved skulls, sugar skulls, gothic, voodoo, glitter fashion, lowbrow, lolita pin up and dita burlesque accessories. There is a huge variety of skulls- earrings, hair pins, barrettes, and necklaces!   These hair flowers are so beautiful!  Lots of colors and styles! Check out the hand painted butterfly hair clip (or hairpin).
Day of the dead skull white glitter butterfly barrette
 Ms Formaldehyde is happy to help with weddings - these gorgeous hair flowers would look lovely on the bridesmaids!
Wholesale orders are welcome. 
 You can also check out Ms F's blog.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Elle's Beads

 week's BESteam feature is Elle's Beads. This talented jewelry creator loves combining recycled pieces, donated and discarded items, and lovely beads to mold into modern fashion accessories. The colorful earrings will add pizazz to any outfit!
 Get ready for the party season with these rings !  The cluster rings are great for evening, but could  even be fun to wear to jazz up your daytime wardrobe! The button rings are really fun!

They're adjustable in order to fit everyone.
The lovely vintage jewelry makes a classy and sophisticated  statement.  
Elle's beads also has brooches n pins, barrettes, bookmarks, and cell phone charms. Not only are Elle's beads funky and modern, they are also eco-friendly!  There's a little something for everyone as well as great gifts!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Creativity Bugs from Etsy

Meet the Creativity Bugs - also known as Sandy and Sue.  These two sisters inherited their mother's love for crafting at a young age. They have learned how to make treasures out of found things. Their passion for crafting began as gift making for friends and relatives - then it turned into a business with their Etsy shop opening its doors in January. You will find a wonderful variety of handcrafted  cards. their blog to check out some of their favorite things and discover some delicious recipes!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Just Peachy - Jewelry and Accessories

 Looking for something cute, charming, and whimsical?  "Just Peachy" at etsy has a great selection of hand crafted earrings, necklaces,  bracelets, and hair accessories!  Her collection of  earrings would be perfect to wear with cute spring dresses. The bold jewel-toned color combinations of her jewelry and hair accessories would compliment a summery white top or sundress. These pieces would brighten up any outfit - regardless of the season.