Month: May 2018

Here We Grow Again!

    Gypsy Spoonful is on fire with exciting new shops filled with unique, trending items that you are not going to find at any big name store! We have so many new, amazing shops to browse through. You are not going to want to miss taking a minute to visit these brilliant new shops. … read more

    Gypsy Spoonful is on fire with exciting new shops filled with unique, trending items that you are not going to find at any big name store! We have so many new, amazing shops to browse through. You are not going to want to miss taking a minute to visit these brilliant new shops.

click on the highlighted shop name to go directly to their shop and browse around!

I absolutely love this look from The Rustic Barn! This sweet, quart-size glass mason jar tissue holder is hand painted with two coats of chalk paint and a professional vinyl decal. So cute for a bathroom or even an foyer! Bless Your Heart and other sayings available.

This adorable little dress from Denim and Ruffles Boutique would be the perfect way to keep cool this summer whether you are off on a camping or taking in the local 4th of July Parade.  Teal cotton fabric with a peach and white polka dot fabric for the bodice and ruffle and little gray straps that help bring out the gray of the bear and teepee.

Ready to ship

Looking for a Father’s Day gift for a Harry Potter fan? This 6 0z engraved flask from Dake Designs Boutique with the saying “I solemnly swear I am up to no good” is laser engraved so it will not fade or wash off.  It is stainless steel so it will be long lasting and will not rust or discolor with use.

Another great Father’s Day gift for a veteran or active military! Either one would be sure to appreciate the care taken by  Crystal’s Creatables to create this wood plaque wall hanging

Military Engraved Wood Plaque Sign Wall Hanging by Crystal's Creatables

Morning Star Art created this special gift for teachers, a gift for your parents, or as a memorial stone for someone special. It is a special handmade and formed cement stepping stone. This particular stone is a discontinued style and is 50% off with shipping included and they have many other designs available.

Teach teacher

“I am who I am” inspirational memorial stone

This rustic hand painted wood sign from Morning Star Art Wood Signs  is an precious addition to any room, front porch or “coop”! Perfect as a gift or something special for your own home!

Rise and Shine

Rise and Shine Wood Sign

This cute Crochet Eye Glass Holder from Barb’s Yarn Gallery resembles an Old Man. He is hand crochet with beans in the bottom for stability and is 6 inches all the way around. The Eye Glass Holder is crochet with acrylic yarn in cream, grey, and black, The glasses softly rest on the nose and ears protecting your glasses from harm and looking awfully cute doing it.

Crochet Eye Glass Holder (Old Man)

 I hope you have enjoyed some of our newest shops and will keep coming back to see what we have to offer.  We have been adding new members every day so as they are listing, they will be featured here as well.  If you feel like you want to be a part of this amazing journey with us, feel free to apply

Do you know who made the items you bought this week?

From the desk of the empowered and crafty woman dropping knowledge on the world, lololol What is happening inside my brain today: (thank you “secret squirrel cbd strain haha)   As we all know by now, Gypsy Spoonful is what we promote as “American handmade”. and no , we don’t have international sellers (yet) .. … read more

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Heather AKA Goose, Owner/CEO at GypsySpoonful.com

From the desk of the empowered and crafty woman dropping knowledge on the world, lololol

What is happening inside my brain today: (thank you “secret squirrel cbd strain haha)
 
As we all know by now, Gypsy Spoonful is what we promote as “American handmade”. and no , we don’t have international sellers (yet) .. and the main reason for that at the onset was because so many imports were flooding Etsy and other marketplaces, and people were reselling imported copies of handmade products. Then it also came down to the shipping issue, if we were giving site wide, shipping for free (aka included in the price), it may not be feasible for us to ship internationally, or if someone overseas made a sale and had to ship it, it might be very hard to figure the cost when including shipping. (That has evolved a little bit over the last year but I’ll revisit that later) .
I am aware that today is International Fair Trade Day (5/12 every year) , and this brings me to something I am very passionate about, When someone purchases an imported item (especially from China) they have no way of knowing WHO actually created that item, OR how it was produced, or under WHAT conditions. I love the fact that the fair trade organization and guarantee exists, because of those reasons. (it’s time for a fashion revolution, people!) 
 
I think it is VERY important to understand, that imported items may have been created in sweat shops, where people are treated inhumanely and very poorly, or there may be human rights violations such as using child labor or forced prison labor. China has the WORST record in the entire world of human rights violations, they are a communist country afterall. Some day, if it’s possible to add international sellers , it is extremely important to me that we know their creative process (to be sure each item is individually handmade and not mass produced) as well as under what conditions they create the items, and that the people are being paid a fair wage as well. For more evidence and information about imports from China, go HERE
 
Just a message from the girl with the Gypsy Spoonful vision she’s trying to impart to everyone. Thanks for reading! Thoughts? drop a comment below and please share using the social media share buttons! 

Shout Out to Some of Our New Makers!

Gypsy Spoonful is exploding with exciting new shops filled with unique, trending items that you are not going to find at any big name store! You are not going to want to miss taking a minute to visit these brilliant new shops. CLICK ON THE HIGHLIGHTED SHOP NAME TO GO DIRECTLY TO THEIR SHOP AND … read more

Gypsy Spoonful is exploding with exciting new shops filled with unique, trending items that you are not going to find at any big name store! You are not going to want to miss taking a minute to visit these brilliant new shops.

CLICK ON THE HIGHLIGHTED SHOP NAME TO GO DIRECTLY TO THEIR SHOP AND BROWSE AROUND!

If you are looking for customized stickers to go on your packages, Sticker Art Designs can help you. Thank your customers, employees, students or volunteers with special stickers just for them at an affordable price.

Summer is coming and little girls are going to need cute little bags like the ones Allicia Designs has to carry around all of her tiny treasures.  This adorable butterfly drawstring bag will put a smile on any little girls face.

Butterfly drawstring bag

Being a Wisconsin farm girl at heart, I just love the farmhouse style signs that The Mountain Pallet has brought to Gypsy Spoonful.  It measures 34″ X 6″  with “ALWAYS KISS ME GOODNIGHT” in black lettering on a white barnwood background. Perfect for your bedroom decor or a wedding gift!

Getting ready for those summer cookouts? These red, white and blue star cloth napkins from My Project, Your Gem make everything feel more comfy and welcoming. Plus, they are easy to clean, just wash with like colors. Perfect for some summer fun.

Red White and Blue Star cloth Napkins,

Don’t forget! This weekend is our Summer Auction. You are not going to miss the fun for this one. This is just one of the many amazing door prizes our awesome shop owners are offering over the course of our weekend auction! Join our Facebook group so you don’t miss out on all the fun!!

I hope you have enjoyed some of our newest shops and will keep coming back to see what we have to offer.  We have been adding new members every day so as they are listing, they will be featured here as well.  If you feel like you want to be a part of this amazing journey with us, feel free to apply at Gypsy Spoonful.

Gotta Love Baby Day!

National Baby Day is here and we are ready to celebrate. The actual origin of Baby Day and how it came to be seems to be unknown, but nobody seems to care. Apparently,  someone came up with the idea and it just caught on because, honestly, who doesn’t love celebrating babies? Baby Day doesn’t really … read more

National Baby Day is here and we are ready to celebrate. The actual origin of Baby Day and how it came to be seems to be unknown, but nobody seems to care. Apparently,  someone came up with the idea and it just caught on because, honestly, who doesn’t love celebrating babies? Baby Day doesn’t really have a whole lot of events attached to it but it is a great day to take that little bit of extra time to spend with your little ones. If you don’t have any, go find some! They are sure to make you smile. If Baby Day puts you in the mood to shop for the littles in your life, Gypsy Spoonful has so many cute things you are sure to find something that tickles your fancy.

Sweet Circle Baby Blanket from Just Bobbin Along would make the perfect gift for any baby in your life or for a baby shower gift!

Pink Plush Artist Bear Primavera by Chicago Bear Company is a 9 inch plush artist teddy bear made with love! The sweetest little thing to cuddle with around!

Primavera

This adorable baby toy set from Give A Yarn Crafts includes two fish, the larger orange fish that has a slight crinkle when squished and measures approximately 4.5″ long, and the smaller green fish that has a bell and rattles when shaken and measures approximately 4″ long.

Perfect to adorn a baby nursery decorated with fish or other underwater creatures, a baby shower gift, or just toys for little hands.

baby-toys-fish-set

So, run on out today and make sure you spend some time with the baby love of your lives and have a great day!

Don’t forget…the auction starts May 4th!! Get in the Gypsy Spoonful group now if you aren’t already in it!

Happy May Day and Mother Goose Day

May Day is an American tradition that was originally an ancient Pagan holiday celebrating the start of summer. Over the years, it also evolved into a day to commemorate the historic struggles of the labor movement and the 1886 Haymarket Affair that occurred in Chicago. May Day is traditionally celebrated with lots of flowers and … read more

May Day is an American tradition that was originally an ancient Pagan holiday celebrating the start of summer. Over the years, it also evolved into a day to commemorate the historic struggles of the labor movement and the 1886 Haymarket Affair that occurred in Chicago.

May Day is traditionally celebrated with lots of flowers and dancing, planting trees, making a May Pole or making a May Day basket filled with goodies and leave them at friends and neighbors doors. It’s kind of fun because you get to play ding dong ditch em’ but leave them a little gift to make them smile.

This cute little basket of flowers 3D art from Paper Pixies Designs would be great to make a card for that special someone or to include in a May Day Scrapbook page.

Basket of Flowers

Need a gift for someone you love? This Mason Jar Rustic Farmhouse Tin Table Top Centerpiece from Shutey’s Bottle Shack Home Decor is so adorable it is sure to make anyone feel like Spring is in the air.

Sunflowers

Today is also Mother Goose Day, which honors the imaginary author that wrote a collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes still loved to this day. In 1987 Gloria T. Delemar founded Mother Goose Day.

Mrs Brittons Creations has the perfect addition to any baby’s nursery. This 7 Point Star Baby blanket makes me think of wrapping up all cozy. I can just hear Twinkle, Twinkle little star in my head.

MrsBrittonsCreations 7 Pointed Star

MrsBrittonsCreations – 7 Pointed Star Blanket


Of course, here at Gypsy Spoonful we like to call it Mother Goosie Day to honor our fearless leader! If you missed the post about our very own Heather Gray who founded Gypsy Spoonful, you can check it out at here!

Hope you have a great May Day and Mother Goose Day!

Make sure you join our group on Facebook group so you don’t miss the Gypsy Spoonful Summer Auction starting May 4 at 6PM. Join here.