24 February 2012

Welcome February Sponsors

Today, I would like to welcome you to the last Welcome Sponsors post as you know it. Yes, much has been going on around Kanelstrand lately and we are steadily moving up on all levels.

Starting March all Kanelstrand sponsors will be sharing their discounts with our newsletter subscribers, leading to a deeper level of contact between artists, designers and all of you, who appreciate handmade products! If you want to keep updated with all the amazing goodies offered through Kanelstrand I strongly encourage you to sign up for our free newsletter now!

There is yet another exciting news that has very much to do with the Kanelstrand sponsors and the increase of your interaction with them but I will keep it secret until it becomes reality next month.

Yay! I am excited with everything that is to come because it will not only increase the popularity of all Kanelstrand sponsors but it will increase your pleasure in getting to know them.

So, today, say Hello to the eco-friendly February sponsors on Kanelstrand and Goodbye to the old layout of presenting them! Take a moment to get to know these amazing crafters and visionaries, like them on etsy and go through their shops and don't forget to take advantage of the generous discounts they have for you!

Hand with Hearts     shop | blog | facebook | twitter
Hands with Hearts is a brand new online yarn shop offering a selection of the best natural yarns for knit and crochet!

I promise to be your eyes and hands in choosing yarn. I will answer all your questions and help you find the perfect yarn for your project! My motto is "everyone deserves a little luxury". I offer free world wide shipping all the time.
I only sell yarns and accessories from companies that are committed to responsible development for people, animals and the environment. 

Buying socially and environmentally responsible is also very important to me. On my search for natural fibers I discover wonderful companies, big and small, who are working hard to empower women. Any small thing we can do to reduce poverty and illness particularly for the children of the world is very important to me. People who produce natural fibers are also concerned with the environment, how to properly treat the animals, how to produce and dye wool with fewer or no chemicals, using plants to create yarns.

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Silkiness     shop |blog | twitter | facebook

"I am a silk artist and mother of two almost three little ones. I am an American, but I live in Latvia, a small country in Eastern Europe, nestled between Lithuania and Estonia.

I paint a variety of silk accessories including scarves, wraps, neckties and hats. I am glad to do custom orders and trades. I delight in satisfied customers, and offering you the most unique, fun and gorgeous silk accessories around! Peacock scarves and ties are some of my best selling items and come in gorgeous tones of turquoise and purple.

I blog about life, mothering, pregnancy, cooking and of course my art! 
Coupon code KANEL10 gives you 10% off your entire order. 
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Additions Style    shop | blog | facebook | twitter

I started my creative career 15 years ago as a sterling sliver jewelry designer.  About 5 years ago I decided I wanted to create a new collection that was young, hip, and affordable and Additions was born.

All my pieces are created with recycled and upcycled hardware. My goal is to create pieces that are unique and easy to wear. That is why I experiment all the time to come up with new ways to add color, texture, and designs.

My Etsy shop has a variety of pieces to suit many styles. I have pieces that are unisex, and will look great on a man or women. Several pieces have beads for the person who want more feminine styles, and some pieces have little establishments showcasing the wonderful variety of hardware available.

The process of creating my new collection inspired my blog.  My blog focuses on inspiration, creativity, and business. I am working towards building a community of artistic individuals to inspire each other on our creative journeys.

Coupon code KANE15 will give you 15% off entire order.

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Larson Farm Naturals     shop | blog | facebook

Simple. Gentle. Natural. That's what I strive for in all of my products.  Handmade cold-process soaps, lip balms, laundry detergent and more. I make them all myself in small batches using only quality natural ingredients. From our farm to you!

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Barnwood4u     shop | facebook

Stay at home dad working with reclaimed wood, handcrafting heirloom quality home decor and furnishings. Never had a clue when I was younger that I would end up as a woodworker. Started part time 16 years ago and went full time April 2011.

Our shop creates unique earth friendly home decor ranging from simple wall shelves to entertainment centers. Pictures frames 8x10  up to 28x22, and a few even bigger. Each piece will have it's own unique character from it's previous use. Nail holes, knots,knot holes and imperfections are just a few of the characteristics our products have. 

Coupon code FALL2011 gives you 10% off your entire order.

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Fia Naturals     shop | blog | twitter | facebook

Welcome to the world of vibrant colors where glass, natural seeds and earthy stones are mixed together to give you a stunning unique handmade jewel full of love!

Women can be beautiful and respect the planet Earth by using all natural eco-friendly jewelry.

Most of my beads are from Africa. Add a beautiful eco-friendly African fabric gift-wrapping or jewelry pouch to your purchase!

Use coupon code ECOJEWELRY to get 10% off your entire order.

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Cherry Walls     shop | twitter | facebook

Veronica is a Seattle based designer, small business owner, wife and mom. My small company specializes in creating wall decals for contemporary interiors and baby nurseries. Our decals are only original, made here in the USA and we are proud to offer some of the best quality decals on the market. Hope you enjoy!

Coupon code 10CHERRY  gives you 10% off your entire order.

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Sesame Seed     shop |blog | twitter | facebook

I was invited to be part of an Advent Conspiracy holiday DIY fair when my oldest was just 6 months old. It was designed to give people ideas of gifts they could make themselves, instead of buying things their relatives didn't actually need. I decided to show people how to felt sweaters so I made several different items out of the felted wool as examples. My daughter wore the little hat I made all winter and I got so many compliments on it that I realized I'd hit on something worth selling. I make quite a few other items now but the hats are still my biggest sellers.

I'm lucky enough to live in Portland, Oregon where green space is abundant and we have curbside composting. It's a very "green" city and I love being surrounded by people who care for the environment. I run a nature-based day camp for kids and get to spend my summers in a gorgeous state park, helping kids age 4-14 develop a sense of wonder and curiosity about the natural world.

Coupon code  kanel10 gives you 10% off your order.

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Pro-Soap Propaganda     shop | blog | twitter | facebook

Hello! My name is Brittany and I'm the girl behind Pro-Soap Propaganda. I make awesome, fun soap from organic ingredients and natural colorants, such as herbs and spices. I wrap my soap in colorful origami paper and washi tape. This soap is HAPPY and makes you feel good!  They smell fabulous!!

I also blog over at Pro-Soup Propaganda about fun adventures I'm up to, eco-friendly finds, yummy-looking recipes, and much more!

(Yes, I am both pro-soup and pro-soap!) I am currently saving for a month-long trip that will fulfill a lifelong dream for me. I'm going to Antarctica! Well, and South America and Easter Island, too. I save $1.50 from each soap sale to go toward my travel fund. I'm really, really trying to get there in February, 2014. Your buying soap helps fund my trip. If you feel like checking out my funding page or like donating a small amount for the heck of it, please check out my Smarty Pig page. When I return I promise to post lots of pictures of moai (the rock statues of Easter Island), penguins, minke whales, albatross, and probably more photos of rocks and ice than you will ever care to see!
Coupon code KANEL10 will give you 10% off your order!

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Dandelion House     blogfacebook

I author the homemaking blog, Deborah Jeans Dandelion House where you'll find creative seeds for your homemaking hands, heart and soul~ I am a wife to my handsome Yankee husband, home school mom to two pretty terrific kids, artist, writer and home arts enthusiast. Dandelion House is my place to share everyday beauty, inside and out. Meet the Cottage Hens, stroll my organic gardens, ( weeds and all ) and enjoy recipes with fresh, wholesome ingredients. Join me in the workshop for up cycled trash to treasure makeovers too! There's magic in coming home!

 I am also honored to write for MaryJanesFarm as their BEACH farmgirl blogger!"

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Skyejuice     shop | blog | twitter | facebook

If you are looking for wedding or bridesmaid jewelry with a dash of colors, look no further. From pearl cluster bracelets to colorful gemstone earrings, I offer a wide variety of designs and colors for you to choose from that are suitable for any weddings and other occasions. Seriously, I have like over 100 pearl colors and can be mixed into a million different color combinations!

Wear something in color today and feel good about yourself. :) Use coupon code KANEL10 gives you 10% off your entire order!

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Belle Terre     shop | blog | twitter | facebook

Belle Terre use only organic oils in their natural handcrafted soaps, lip balms and related products. They also use minimal and recycled packaging, and commit 5% of our sales to charity. All of this means you can enjoy our products with peace of mind, knowing that not only are they great for you, but they are also helping to create a cleaner and healthier world for everyone.

With coupon code Kanelstrand you get 15% off your entire order.

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A Simply Good Life     blog | twitter | facebook

After being on the recession roller coaster for two years, I decided to get off and forge new paths. What I have found is a better way. That living with less, actually means living with more.

A simply good life.  is a lifestyle blog that explores how lower standard of living, doesn't mean lower quality of life.

After years of writing for clients in the public relations industry I decided to break out on my own. My blog chronicles the journey of a young millenial couple in recessionary times. I live with my husband, and two cats, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Designed by Amber     shop | blog | facebook

I work part time and am able to bring my children with me to work.  I have 2 wonderful children - Katlynn, 3, and Ryan, 9 months - and an awesome husband. I really enjoy making pretty accessories, tutus, and home decor. I make some of my products from upcycled material (I mention in the product description if the product is made from upcycled material). I also enjoy making custom orders for my customers.

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Red or Gray Art     shop | blog | facebook

I am a redhead with a touch of gray hair .. my shop name! The pieces are gently created using repurposed stone . cloth . paper . wood offered to you from the earth, many pieces are one of a kind .. all are unique, which is the joy of handmade!

With coupon code REDORGRAY10 you get 10% off your entire order.

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Hey Harriet     shop | twitter | facebook | blog

Hello! I'm a photographer from sunny Brisbane Queensland Australia. I have a range of TtV (Through the Viewfinder), lomo and vintage style fine art photography prints for sale covering a variety of themes. Affordable wall decor for your home, office or creative space! 

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Betsy & Bess     shop | twitter | facebook

Eco friendly purses, handbags, and accessories, made from repurposed, upcycled, and recycled materials, down to the zippers, buttons, and pockets. Nothing goes to waste!

With coupon code KANELSTRAND you get 10% off your entire order.

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HerbanLuxe     shop | twitter | facebook

Myra is the Chief Makeup Developer and owner of HerbanLuxe. She learned how to craft makeup while growing up in Puerto Rico with the guidance of her abuela who was an herbalist. She grew up in an environment where everything we needed could be gotten from the backyard, literally – including makeup. About 10 years ago it became a business. In 2007,  she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a finalist in her search for the next big idea.  In 2009 she sold her business AND NOW caters to her favorite group of people, savvy Etsy shoppers who appreciate all that goes into making anything handmade.

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Adrienne Audrey  shop | blog | twitter | facebook

Adrienne Audrey Jewelry is a collection of handmade jewelry and accessories hand crafted by Adrienne in her home studio in Washington State. The colorful and feminine collection is inspired by nature, fairy tales and uses materials such as lace and beads.

When Adrienne is not working on new jewelry designs you can find her blogging over at Crafty Little Gnome where she shares fun projects for the home and garden. 

Coupon code KANEL20 will give you 20% off everything you buy in Adrienne Audrey jewelry shop.

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Thanks to all amazing Kanelstrand sponsors for another month of creative collaboration and generous discounts! All funds raised by the ads go back into spreading the word about handmade and green living, and promoting the Kanelstrand blog.      


  1. Dear Sonya,
    What an honor to be included among your sponsors for February! I've so enjoyed getting to know you and some of your readers and I look forward to learning more in the future! God Speed!

  2. I really enjoy reading about your sponsors and visiting them Sonya, what a group of talented artisans:)