www.etsy.com/shop/NattyMatty by Matejka


Art Deco Treasure – Hidden Away For Over 70 Years!
Fairytales, Vehicles, People, Life and Landscape.



Fairy Tale Castle 1920’s Print

“Imagine the delight of finding a treasure trove of art you never knew existed?”

“No one from my generation of my family had any idea that my paternal grandparents, Margaret Noble and Douglas Maxfield, had been such talented artists, so it was a real surprise to find rolled up, stacked and stuffed into an attic cupboard of a cottage in Wales a feast of gems from the Art Deco period that had been hidden away for over seventy years… (Article published in bestofbritishmag.co.uk in July 2007, written by their granddaughter.)”


Standard Nine Car Print

“What you can find in my shop are reproduction prints of an original paintings made in 1920’s and 1930’s by my husband’s grandparents. They are one of a kind and you can find them only at Natty Matty’s.”

Matty’s word’s speak for themselves.  Her shop is filled with truly unique pieces which transport you back to the decadent time of the 1920’s.  The children’s prints would bring a special touch to a child’s bedroom to animate their dreams as they drift off to sleep or remind you of childhood daydreams.


Jack and the Bean Stalk

I hope you will also stop by the other shops which I have recently featured as well as MY SHOP, www.etsy.com/shop/JuliesSugarSoaps:







YoMo Essentials

It’s a Real Hitt

Store Ustav


A Little Bead of Me

All Sylvia’s Creations






Sunny Beads by the Sea

Pebble Creek Designs

www.etsy.com/shop/theyarnoverproject by Jennifer



Knit Barbie Clothes

I am finally able to get caught up with the last two shop features that I would like to share with you for this season’s shopping.  Today’s shop is the  www.etsy.com/shop/theyarnoverproject by Jennifer.  Jennifer is located in Truro, Canada.  Jennifer has a 5 star rating and offers a variety of items.

One of her best selling type of products are her Barbie and doll clothes.  She makes several different styles knit dresses and you can choose from a variety of colors.  Fashion doll accessories are often pricey, but Jennifer’s products are reasonably priced. Jennifer also accepts custom orders.


Jennifer shares this on her profile page, “The Yarn Over Project was established in 2013 through a love of knitting. All of my products are handmade in a smoke free, yet pet friendly, environment. Each piece is made by me, a perfectionist to my very core, and thus I strive to make each item as perfect as possible. I love designing new items and showcase them here in my Etsy shop, as well as on Facebook and Pinterest. “

Other items include hats, scarves, and gloves for babies and adults.  One of my favorite items is this panda bear hat for babies.


Jennifer also offers a variety of patterns for Barbie fashion and wearable fashion.  She also has a section for vintage patterns.

Black Friday at www.etsy.com/shop/JuliesSugarSoaps


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Yule Log Soap

Stop by my shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/JuliesSugarSoaps Thursday night for BLACK FRIDAY sales.


Peppermint Bark Soap with Apothecary Jar


A coupon code will be posted for Buy One, Get One Free for items in my “Christmas & Gifts” section of my shop. It will start at 6pm (eastern standard time) on Thanksgiving, November 27th, 2014 and run through midnight on Monday, December 1st, 2014 (eastern standard time).




Lump Of Coal Soap

No need to leave your home or stand in line to get great deals for Christmas gifts. I even refund shipping overages at the time of shipping so you can be sure you will always get the very best rate.



Pink Grapefruit Spa Gift Basket

Growing Pains????



I often remember my mother telling me that the knee pain I experienced as a kid was nothing more than growing pains.  Apparently, my mom had the same “growing pains” as a child and her mother told her the very same explanation.  Every once in a while, I still hear people use this phrase to explain persistent pain to children.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there is no evidence that growing causes pain.  Psychological issues or health problems can cause physical pain, but growth (even rapid growth during puberty) does not cause pain.  Being bullied can cause stomach discomfort or migraines.  Other psychological factors can be sexual abuse or feelings of abandonment by a parent after a divorce can also cause physical pain.

Real health factors can cause vague “growing pain” type symptoms as children are often unable to correctly or fully describe health symptoms.  Children can have GI difficulties such as Chron’s disease, IBS, or lactose intolerance which may take several years to diagnose.  Just because there is a lack of a diagnosis does not mean there is an absence of a health problem.  It might simple mean that the doctors are looking in the wrong place.

Children can also develop Juvenile Arthritis, Tendonitis, and Fibromyalgia.  They might not be able to explain to you, “My joints hurts. My shoulders and elbows sometimes become red, hot, and swollen.”  Your child may simply say, “My legs hurts.”  According to the Mayo Clinic, parents may notice that so called “growing pains” may worsen in the afternoon to evening hours and the child may feel better in the morning.  However, if your child has JA, they may actually feel worse in the morning.

Parents and teachers ought to pay attention to children who have chronic complaints of pain or stomach discomfort.  It could be an indicator of a social issue, depression, or health problem.  It may take several years to find the explanation, but don’t give your child an explanation that isn’t true.


www.etsy.com/shop/MyRedBalloonBouquet by Candace.

ornamenthatChristmas Ornament Hat

If you are looking for unique, handmade Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers; then www.etsy.com/shop/MyRedBalloonBouquet is the place to shop! “Once I started knitting and crocheting, I was hooked,” writes Candace.  Candace has a 5 star review rating and ships from Texas.


Candace also sells photography props.  This wooden airplane will make a cute addition to your baby’s photographs.


Other items in Candace’s shop include  headbands, baby clothes, baby blankets, purses, and scarfs.