Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BESTeam Feature on SewDandee!

It's that time of the week again, time for me to show you the lovely work of a fellow Etsy BESTeam member.

This week my feature is on Sew Dandee. She has a lovely blog that is often updated with interesting tidbits, along with her art and the art of others.

Sew Dandee's Etsy store features all different designs of switchplates, many inspired by pop culture. She also has an array of greetings from sarcastic movie quotes, to pretty cards to show your love.

I would advise you to make sure to add her on Twitter as well as visit her Etsy shop and show her some love!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Better Late Than Never

So first I need to apologize to UniqueDesignsbyMsP for not posting sooner, so for that I am definitely sorry! But with a cross country move in my midst, free time is something I have very little of.

But on to UniqueDesignsbyMsP, she is a fellow BESTeams Etsy blogger and for those of you who don't know what that is, it basically a group of us Etsy sellers who love to spread love and good sales to one another.

So, Paula the designer and owner of UniqueDesignsbyMsP and Tomboy Tools has two great blogs under her belt but I think I would like to focus on TomboyTools. I think this is a beyond great idea! As a fellow tomboy, I love the dolled up power tools! What a fantastic idea! She has many different options of power tools, garden tools and other random tools that you can usually only find in bland "manly" colors. So for all of you DIY-ers, spice it up with some of her Tomboy Tools!

Below are some photos of some of her awesome products but make sure to check out her blog for more! 

Also check her out on Twitter!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wish List on Sunny Saturday

Like many of you, I spend too many hours on Etsy checking out the wonderful art and products made by the artists on Etsy. Lately I've been looking at a lot of unique jewelry and different art prints. So lets take a look at some of the wonderful artists that have caught my eye this week.

Rose Garden Diamond Ring   

       Sing from the heart original 5x7
Secret heart necklace, the green owl.

I really thought this bed was like a magical wonderland. If I ever have the money to buy something like this I definately will have to buy it so I can feel like I'm in the woods every night. :)  

Under the Apple Tree Canopy Bed

Orange Sunrise with green bag purses leather


Well I hope you really enjoy these fabulous items. Make sure you check out their shops and give them some love. Make sure to support the homemade community!!

MaPetitPapeterire, AttilaDesign, RTNT, Timssally, WexfordJewelers

Friday, August 6, 2010

New Twitter

So I broke down and finally got a twitter....but I want to point out this is for my etsy only. Don't expect to find what I had for breakfast as an update anytime soon :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Who likes Ireland?

So my friend Calamita added me to her lovely Irish Treasury so I thought I would show you some of the lovely work of mine and hers that either comes from Ireland or is at least somewhat related.

ALSO I was LUCKY enough to spend a summer in Ireland with a family as their aupair, which was the opportunity of a lifetime and I suggest that everyone do it if you have the chance!!

Anyone have any Irish memories to add? Leave them below! I love hearing about The Emerald Isle. 

So lets take a little walk down the lanes of Ireland and take a look at Calamita's Treasury

Now I have a plethora of photos of Ireland I have posted on Etsy for sale so we can start with those, and then I'll just show you some fun ones of my time in Ireland.
Friendly Horses
The Coolest Cafe in Dublin

My First Guinness ( I was only 18 at the time, this was a big deal to drink in a bar!)
So if you ever get the chance to check out the Emerald Isle DO IT! There are so many beautiful places and people and of course it is the country that gave me my ability to burn in any kind of sunlight and my red hair, so that also makes it cool.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

For the Cowgirl in Everyone!! New Items Today

So I was so happy to get the time last night to take some photos so that I could add some great pieces for you today!! They're all vintage items that I've collected over the years that I absolutely love.

They're inspired by the ramblin' cowgirl of the wild west! 

Glass Cowgirl Boot Perfume Bottle

And for the low price point we have a unique pendant I found at a flea market a while back

Texas Longhorn Pendant

AND, for all of you non-cowgirls out there I added my Grandma's memory book. I was cleaning my parents basement and was so excited to come across this. The album has never been used and it even as unique pages for your family tree and other family details.

So what are you waiting for? Check them out already!

And don't forget, 10% of all sales this week are being donated to the National Wildlife Federation to help animals hurt by the gulf oil spill!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Etsy Treasury

I was featured in a Treasury today!!  So excited! Thanks PoisonGarden

Please check out her Treasury here!

And while you're at it, check out my new treasury! 

New Special in the Shop

So, I am a huge nature lover. As a child my dad really pushed nature oriented activities and a love of animals and the earth and from that love I have been very, very upset seeing images from the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.

With say that, I would like to let you know that I am running a promotion in my shop currently where I will give 10% of this weeks profits to the National Wildlife Federation and if my sales continue with this I would love to do it for the whole month of August.

I would really appreciate any help in this matter that is near and dear to my heart!!

NWF Website

Provided by National Geographic

New Items in my shop!

Over the last two weeks I've had some great changes with my shop. I am currently trying to decide my business goals and what all I would like to use my attention for.

I have many ideas but I'm trying to remind my impulsive self to take my time (Which I am not the best at!)So, here is what I've started so far.

Some new items in my shop

Monday, August 2, 2010


Just to start off, I LOVE Willie Nelson. My friends named me after him. So here is a taste of the Redheaded Stranger.

Along with Willie, a lot of my work is inspired by a country, rambling, Texas lifestyle even though I'm originally from the North. So if we have any sassy southern ladies out there, lets chat!! Or I hope you at least enjoy my blog!


Welcome everyone to my blog!

I thought I would try this whole blog thing out so I can connect with all of you wonderful people out there.

So let me tell you a little about myself and what you might find on this blog.

My name is Amanda and I own the Etsy site, Wayfaring Magnolia. On Etsy I sell all different sorts of things from photography, picture frames, vintage fashions and my paintings.

I have always been called a free spirit and I think my art and my blog will show you that.

Things you could expect to see from me

  • Unique handmade fashions
  • Music History (I love it!)
  • Anything Americana
  • Vintage
  • History
  • Anything I pick up on the side of the road (I'm always moving!)
  • Art
  • Other Etsy artists that I like and will hope to feature
  • Whatever I decide on that day
I am inspired by many things in the world and these are often changing. I am a musician and an artist and my life is filled with many beautiful ups and downs which I hope to share with you through my blog. I'm always hoping to hear from others so if you have anything to share feel free to contact me!!

Thanks for stopping by ;)

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