Welcome to my crafty blog, all about my adventures on Etsy! Here you will find the current deals and discounts in my shops, my giveaways, patterns, special projects, and write ups about great shops I've found on Etsy! Please visit often! You can contact me for more info on anything you see here via Etsy http://moandozzy.etsy.com , commenting on a post, e-mailing me at moandozzy@yahoo.com, or visiting my Facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/moandozzy .

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Sunday, September 25, 2011


Its giveaway time!  And we have tons of fabulous prizes!  (Listed in post below)
Sparkleberry Handspun Hand Dyed Single Ply Thick and Thin Wool Yarn with Sparkle Free Shipping - Cotton Crochet Hat For Women - Buttercream and Burgandy Rose Cloche Pumpkin Smash Handspun Hand Dyed Two Ply Orange and Yellow Wool Yarn Free Shipping- Toddler Boys Crochet Visor Sun Hat with Brim - Green Camo with Blue and Orange

Here's how to enter! 
1.  Comment on this post!  I need to know your first name, what you want to win (finished item only, finished item and yarn only, or finished item yarn and patterns), and contact info (twitter username or email.  (if you do not want to publicly post your email address, you may send it to me at thefinelime@gmail.com
              SAMPLE ENTRY: 
                  Yarn or finished item (no patterns)
                   @moandozzy, thefinelime@gmail.com
2.  Want extra entries? 
  • Comment on one of the sponsor's facebook fan pages with your favorite item in their shop.  (1 entry per fan page.) 
  • Share this giveaway on facebook.  (1 entry per share, limit of one share per day, must include link to this post.)
  • Share this giveaway on twitter (1 entry per share, limit of two shares per day, must include link to this post.) 
  • Invite minimum of 5 friends to "like" a sponsor's page (1 entry per 5 invites, unlimited earning opportunities.) 
  • Post a link to this giveaway on Google + (1 entry per post, limit one share per day)
  • Pin a link to this giveaway on Pinterest (1 enrty per post, limit one post)
  • Pin a favorite item from The Fine Lime on Etsy to Pinterest (1 entry per pin, limit one Fine Lime pin per day)
  • Pin a favorite item from Mo and Ozzy on Etsy to Pinterest (1 entry per pin, limit one Mo and Ozzy pin per day)
BE SURE TO COMMENT WHEN YOU EARN EACH EXTRA ENTRY telling who you are and what you did!  My psychic powers are less than awesome! 
If you cannot comment, you may contact Monica McDonald (that's me!) and I'll comment for you.  www.facebook.com/moandozzy, www.facebook.com/momcd, and thefinelime@gmail.com

This giveaway is in no way endoresed or sponsored by facebook.com. 
This giveaway is open to US residents only (Canadian friends, email thefinelime@gmail.com to be entered for the Mo & Ozzy and TheFineLime prizes!) 
Extra entries will be randomly checked.  If you are dishonest about your extra entries, you will be disqualified. 
Winners will be notified via the contact information they provide.  If you win and do not reply to your notification within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected. 
Entries will be numbered in the order recieved and random.org will select winners.  Each entry can only win once, but entrants may win multiple times due to multiple entries.  If a winner is selecet for a pattern or yarn who does not wish to win one, the prize will be redrawn. 
Winners will be drawn October 1st, 2011.  Entries will be closed at 10 pm MST (12 am Oct 12 EST)
Prizes are non-refundable, non exchangable, non transferable, not redeemable for cash.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Giveaway Preview!

Its giveaway time!  Since our last event, I've opened the yarn shop, The Fine Lime on Etsy full of my handspun yarn and hand dyed/carded fibers!  So why a giveaway?

Sparkleberry Handspun Hand Dyed Single Ply Thick and Thin Wool Yarn with Sparkle      Free Shipping - Cotton Crochet Hat For Women - Buttercream and Burgandy Rose Cloche       Pumpkin Smash Handspun Hand Dyed Two Ply Orange and Yellow Wool Yarn      Free Shipping- Toddler Boys Crochet Visor Sun Hat with Brim - Green Camo with Blue and Orange

1.  Mo & Ozzy on Etsy is 2 years old! 
2.  The Fine Lime on Etsy is now open and so much fun! 
3.  I have the best 1450 + facebook fans and the best 650 + twitter followers a girl could ask for!

So, what will we be giving away?  Here's a list of shops and fanpages (if you want to get a jump on things!), and the item(s) they've graciously decided to let YOU win! 

By Your Side - http://www.etsy.com/shop/byyourside2009
               One adorable Itty Bitty Bag . . . perfect to use as a purse or crochet bag

CrazySocks Crochet - http://www.etsy.com/shop/crazysocks830
               1 pattern (2 winners for this one!)

Earthen Soul - http://www.etsy.com/shop/earthensoul
               1 felted soap

Haff it Your Way - http://www.etsy.com/shop/haffityourway
               Any hat, any color, any size (wow!)

Mo & Ozzy Creative Crochet Hats - http://www.etsy.com/shop/moandozzy
               One custom hat or legwarmers - any color, any size
               15% off all your orders until 9/19/2012
               2 $5 store credits (2 winners)

My Creations by Graice - http://www.etsy.com/shop/palomiux
               Melody headband

Newbie Noggins - http://www.etsy.com/shop/newbienoggins and http://www.tystedyarn.com
               One Butterfly Beanie in a 3 to 6 month size

NorthStar Alpacas - http://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthStarAlpacas
                One lovely skein of millspun alpaca yarn (soooo soft!)

Ohio Crochet Lady - http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohiocrochetlady
               One crochet pattern of your choice

The Fine Lime - http://www.etsy.com/shop/thefinelime
               Free shipping on all purchases until 9/19/2012
               $10 store credit
               2 $5 store credit (2 winners)

Two Twisted Teens Fiber Arts - http://www.etsy.com/shop/fwlady
               One custom spin (up to 4 oz) by the twisted mama (fiber by me)

18 prizes!  Are you ready? 
A post for entries (with ways to score more) will be posted September 25, 2011.  Winners announced ON THIS BLOG on October 1, 2011 at 10pm MST. 

Vendors - if I have any of your information wrong, let me know ASAP and I'll fix it up! 
Want to be a vendor?  Comment below or email thefinelime@gmail.com and we'll get you in!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Toasted Coconut - Weekend Wonder

I really am trying to get back into the blogging groove!  Today is Sunday so let's do a Weekend Wonder post!  (I'm trying to feature an Etsy shop each weekend who has drool-worthy creations.)  This weekend, I've been crushing on The Toasted Coconut.  Etsy is getting SO BIG now that I often find new favorites based not so much on browsing, as recommendations from friends and fellow creative minds.  I discovered The Toasted Coconut on Twitter when my sister in law tweeted that she'd been to the farmer's market and fallen for this Etsy shop!  I LOVE finding funny connections like that.  So I clicked the link and picked some favorites that have been calling to me from my favorites page all week!  Who says potatos are the only yummy things that come from Idaho?!?!  (Oh, and also Farr's . . . . delish!)  Ok, on with the show! 

How adorable is this necklace?!?!  I started whining in my head when I saw it.  ("I neeeeeeed it!") 
And you know how homesick I can be for my damp, seaside childhood in Washington, so of couse, I also "neeeeeeeeed"ed the anchor pin.  
So, Stop by The Toasted Coconut for some crush-worthy, affordable adorable-ness!  <3 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Weekend Wonder: YahBag

I feel like this is the PERFECT shop to choose to bring back my Weekend Wonder posts . . . I got reasons. 
1.  I actually OWN a YahBag
2.  Not only are these handmade, but they are also upcycled from vintage items, so its really all the best the Etsy has to offer
3.  Melissa is a sweetheart and a good twitter friend of mine. 
So let's get down to it -
I'm showing off the shop YahBag on Etsy:  http://yahbag.etsy.com/
I think Melissa says it best, so here is how she decribes her items: 
"Yah Bags are built with fabrics that have stood the test of time. Providing their loving owners with comfort, safety, and trust for many years. That's what I put into my bags, and what I want you the buyer to feel when you own one.

Please note that because the fabrics are not new... there may be inconsistencies in the color, small marks and spots. These only add to the charm and uniqueness of each bag. It's not they're fault, they've lived a long life and have earned every mark. " 
Adorable, right? 
And I have one!  I know, I know, HOW, you ask, did little old Mo manage to get her hands on one of those?  I won a gift certificate.  But honestly, I would have ended up saving my pennies for one anyway.  Here is mine: 

 I use it for my current "personal project" (a crochet item that isn't for sale - its a gift or its MINE!) and right now it takes care of Big Mac's sweater for this fall.  My all-time fav YahBags are the Canada Post ones (I lived in Canada for awhile so there's a soft spot there) but they're rare . . . if you're in love with a YahBag, you need to just go for it, because they're beautifully one of a kind.  But my mom used Ivory soap all the time when I was growing up, so this one became mine. 

I love all the pockets.  My YahBag is a simple one (you can choose pretty elaborate messenger style ones!) but it still has a handy inside pocket and a big outside one so sometimes I keep a couple projects inside at once.  Its great because it makes my projects portable.  
Also, the craftsmanship is SO good.  No loose threads or popped seams and I have really loaded this baby down a few times.  This is NOT ne of those handmade items that falls apart after a few uses (and we've all run across those, I'm sure!)  It's a great piece that will serve you well. 
Here's my fav from her shop right now . . . so gorgeous. 
Do you have a favorite one?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

If life gives you crazy yarn . . . .

HAS IT BEEN 5 MONTHS?!?!  Sorry about that!  With Crazy Pants having autism and that hitting our little family like a hurricane, I just had to let some things go so that I could focus on getting back up and being proactive about helping him.  Sorry for the lack of posts.  Please love me anyway.  ;) 

ANYWAY, my mother-in-law invited me to a zumba class she takes with her sisters, daughters, a niece, some friends and my hubby made me go.  "Honey, its LIKE twitter and facebook, but its REAL LIFE!"  So off I went and it was actually really fun (and pretty darn hillarious).  I guess the trend in zumba right now is to add in some belly dancing moves, complete with the jingly hip scarves.  They're fun and all, and I have a couple coming, but they're just slave labor, really and that kinda breaks my heart.  So I checked Etsy for bellydancing hip scarves and found like, 10.  Some were just reselling the slave labor chiffon numbers (shame on you!) and others were really just scarves you *could* use as a hip scarf and none really suited me. 

I was at BigLots during my "mom break" yesterday and found yarn there.  Pretty, sparkly, barbie color yarn.  But I couldn't use it for a hat because of its ribbon-like qualities.  So I bought it anyway.  Because I'm like that with yarn.  And played with it last night and came up with this: 
(Excuse the thighs . . . I'm working on them, ok?  I've only been to a couple classes . . . )  Anyhow.  Its not really the finished product yet.  Today I ordered some jingly jangly gold coins to thread up and hang.   They'll be around the edge of the V and in the large open diamonds, ends of the ties and tassel . . . it'll be fab.  
 See?  Just imagine all the little jingly coins in the open bits.  CUTE! 
 I did the top kinda fun . . . added in some shells. 
This is the yarn.  It feels like velvet and has gold, sparkly squares in it.  (Hence, the gold coins.)  I have enough of this exact yarn to do another and some light pink for one more.  I also have some recycled sari silk I want to try out.  But it is not cheap big lots yarn and would be pricey.  I'm thinking the ones with the big lots yarn I'd charge about $20 for.  Cute, right?  (and yes, you can claim this one and I'll list it for you as reserved after I get the coins and add them.)  Crazy Pants just waked in with an armful of toilet paper, so that's my cue to go parent.  Nice seeing you all again!