Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fairy fashions

Those of you who know us know we love making fun fashions amongst those are woodland fairy theme. I've even been drawing alot of fairy related fashions in my illustration works. So for a change I wanted to show off some of the fairy finds I'm in love with around the web!


I love both of these by TrendLightGear. I couldn't pick just one, the amazing craftsmanship they've gone into these boots is simply amazing!

To get more info go: HERE

To get more info go here: HERE


I love masks, these two are perfect for a fairy going to a masquerade.

Beautiful handmade mask by: Beadmask - to see more great styles go HERE

Those detailed design is handmade by: MysticalDesigns - to find out more go: HERE


There are many whimsical fantasy tops that are great out there but here are just a few.

By: Fairyfloss they've got a unique look for factory produced pieces. To learn more go here: HERE

Handmade by: AliceandWillow - To learn more about this beautiful corset go: HERE

A unique feather top by: FeathersofArtemis - to learn more go HERE


Normally I'm not the one for hats and headgear but these beauties are an exception. Amazingly detailed and crafted these are very unique.

By: SpinningCastle - To see more of their amazing work go: HERE

By: FeatheryLeathery - To learn more go HERE

Full Costumes:

But let's face it, sometimes you don't want to go to 80 stores to get that outfit! Check out these outfits

By: Vintageduck - Theses guys can custom make fairy outfits for both kids and adults! To learn more go: HERE

Handmade By: FairyNanaLand - To see more of their lovely designs go: HERE
 I hope you all enjoy my picks and hope to see you around the web!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Free Shipping Cyber Monday!

( To see more of our designs click HERE )

Just to let everyone know we'll be doing free shipping world wide for cyber Monday on this kick off the holiday season weekend! All orders placed before midnight on Monday 28th will ship out Tuesday 29th.

Shipping is $0.00 on all orders domestic or international and everything on Shamble Ramble is included in this offer Bridal, Steampunk, Woodland fairy, and more even our home decor items ship for free. So click the link under our lovely fairy cabochon choker above.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

We're back!

( To see more of our jewelry works go HERE )

Wow finally starting to recover from the New Kingston craft fair lots of people and a 4am wake up call with 3 hours of sleep really knocked me into hibernation for abit! To boot we also attended a costume party later that day and we were sewing for 3 days straight on a last minute design! I'll be posting more on how that went later this week! We're also now uploading some of our latest designs made for the New Kingstown show up onto the site. Like this amazing pirate Captain's choker. We've also added a new section only for the Christmas/new year its called: Holiday Gifts there customers will be able to find in one place suggested gifts from our site. This area of course will only have small selection of items so be sure to browse our whole site for more great items!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

November Craft fair coming up!

We're happy to announce we're going to be at the New Kingstown Fire Company's Annual Craft fair! It's an indoor event that kicks off Sat, November 5th and runs 8AM - 2PM their address is: 277 N. Locust Point Rd, New Kingstown, PA 17072. There is no cost to get in there will be handmade wonders, food, and a few games. We'll be in the fire houses engine area!

Me and my sister are so exited we'll also be bringing alot of new jewelry pieces those of you who know us in Mechanicsburg also know we preview our latest designs and you'll also see items that will never be featured on site so live shows are really the only place to buy some of our items!

We've got brandnew fairy, tudor, gothic, steampunk, and bridal designs making their first appearance to the public and only a portion of these will make it to our Etsy store. We'd love to see you all there!

To read more into the New Kingstown Fire Company drop by their site: http://www.newkingstownfire.com/

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Updates added!

We've updated our how to section with easy tips on photography! And we've added TONS more items to our Etsy store!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Free ship October has begun!

( To see more of our jewelry go Here )

That's right our free shipping for October has begun, no codes to remember you just shop! October is a great time to get holiday gifts but to also get lovely items for the new year! We've been on Etsy now for 2 years and like last year we've brought back our free shipping offer it covers all items and we'll ship world wide for free! So come by the store at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/shambleramble

Monday, October 3, 2011

A new face at Shamble Ramble

Those logging onto the site may’ve noticed a change…we have a model showing off some of our looks as we begin the first step of several to change Shamble Ramble for the better. We’d like to introduce you to a few who are helping to make that happen.

The woodland maiden

Jerika is her name she is a radiant red head who like us is a Jane of all trades. Jerika is a model, gym teacher, and talented painter. When me and Nicole first decided to shoot our woodland fairy collection with another model we found out working with live people could be a challenge. Weather and schedule changes nearly thwarted our effects and then we had to find a new model and that’s when we found Jerika.

Hailing from Middletown, PA, she was gracious to volunteer to be our woodland fairy model on very short notice, she loved the idea of the project and between me, Nicole, the photographer Adriane, and Jerika we pulled together some great looks. Jerika showed her versatility and became a huntress, fairy, and fairytale maiden all in one day and she did it all while being mobbed by mosquitoes!

The woodland spot we chose was perfect for the setting but the mosquitoes were a whole nother thing! They were completely unhappy with our presence and showed it! But both Jerika and our photographer Adriane owner of Wraven Design were up for the task, they struck back with professionalism mixed with a bit of humor to brave our unwanted fans!

The Wraven arrives:

Our magic maker of the day was Adriane she’s the owner and photographer of Wraven Design right here in Lemoyne, PA! Her home based studio is not far off of Market Street and is easy to get to. She’s done photographs for weddings, bands, students, along with boudoir and gothic, we loved her portfolio and knew she’d do well with our new look.

Adriane volunteered her camera, time, and talent along with dresses, and corset for Jerika’s look. She was unfazed by the mosquitoes as her eyes stayed trained on her subject, her hands were steady as our enemies swarmed around and bit by the end of the day our talented duo won the day with some great photos!

With all the delays leading up to our woodland shoot Adriane was able to adapted quickly and adjust her own schedule fast to insure we’d finish this project with success! Thanks to both Jerika and Adriane we have great new photos for our site!

Adriane of Wraven Design and Jerika our model were great and gracious for helping us with a new direction for Shamble Ramble and they’re both looking for new adventures for their trades:

Here's how to contact them for assignments!

 If you are in need of a model to show off your wares Jerika can be contacted at her site found here: http://jerikarenee.webs.com/

To see more of Jerika’s portfolio go here: http://jerikarenee.webs.com/belowthesurface.htm

Wraven Design

If you’re in need of a talented photographer or photo editor Adriane’s skill is available and she can be contacted through her Wraven Design site found here: http://www.wraven.com/

To see even more of her talented works you can checkout Wraven Design on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wraven-Design/112709815408192

And on Model Mayhem: http://www.modelmayhem.com/722565


Next in our New looks series: The Pirate (coming soon)……………


Here are a few more images from the shoot!

Shots from Wraven Design:

Our Photos:

Friday, September 30, 2011

ATTENTION: Willow Mills has moved to New Kingstown for the fair!

Due to unsafe set up conditions for vendors the Willow Mills coordinators have decided to relocate the venue to the New Kingston Fire house at 277 North Locust Point Road, New Kingstown, PA 17072-0247 the craft fair will still be held tomorrow ( Sat. Oct. 1st) and will still run from 10am -4pm however it will be an INDOOR show! So no matter what the wind or the rain you and us will still be dry!

The town of New Kingstown isn't far from Mechanicsburg only a 20 minute drive and the address above can be put into mapquest.com for easy directions!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Craft fair for October!

(To see more of our jewelry go HERE)

We're very exited to be able to attend the Willow Mills Craft Fair in Mechanicsburg! Sense we moved we are still getting use to what is happening in our new area and hearing of Willows Mills we had to join being able to attend a local craft fair was always something me and Nicole wanted to do.

The craft fair will be held Saturday October 1st in the Willow Mill Park located on 80 Willow Mill Park Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA, 17050. the hours will be 10am - 4pm rain or shine. It is free for parking and for admittance! 

We're going to be located on the right side of the park near the creek just past the pavilion I hope there are no geese! We'll be bringing items not shown online in various styles so if you are in town that day drop by and say hi we'd love to see you there!

Monday, September 12, 2011

If You Go Into The Woods Today Treasury - Featured

We were lucky enough to have our Neverland Autumn Leaf and Flower necklace, selected to be part of a great Etsy Treasury created by AnnDadd that was featured on Etsy's Treasure Hunters blog. This was our first time appearing on the front page of their fantastic blog and we'd like to thank AnnDadd for including us! This Treasury is truly a feast for the senses, take a look and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Falls coming!

Neverland Autumn Leaf and Flower Nature Necklace
(to see more of our jewelry go to: Here)

As fall and colder weather approaches we're making tons of stuff more then we can photograph and list! We're also working on revamping the site a bit and giving it a new look (if it all works out!). Having a foot injury has allowed me time to do what I love, spend more time with my family, and try some new recipes as well!

One of my most favorite recipes is called Blessing of the Bird we nick named it Bird soup but it's delicious and combine it with Italian bread and butter and it's even better! We've been working on variations of it at our home for some time and are getting real close to having it suit our family best! The original recipe is tasty but we wanted it to have more rice so it was more filling!

We discovered this little treasure from the Mary Janes Farm magazine and have altered it slightly to make it the most yummiest dinner for our large family!

Original instructions - (what we did)

Saute 1 diced onion, 2 diced celery stalks, 2 carrots, and 2 garlic cloves, place in large pot with 3T butter.

Next add 8 cups of turkey stock ( we use Swanson turkey broth and add four 32oz boxes), 1 cup brown sugar, and wild rice mix (we use Uncle Ben's long wild Rice 2 is a decent amount but sense we want it heartier we use 3! Also trying different wild rices from different companies will change the soups flavor!) and finally add in 2T of fresh parsley (we don't), bring all this to a boil, then reduce the heat place a lid on it and let simmer for 1hour.

Then add 4 cups of diced turkey (or you can use chicken breast cook a bit, shred it, then add it to the soup) cook for 5 minets. Add salt and peper till taste.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Fashion Insider Reviews Shamble Ramble!!!!

We're excited to announce that Shamble Ramble has been reviewed by Kim of The Fashion Insider blog! This trendy fashionista's blog features a wide variety of fashion reviews and style tips and Shamble Ramble has been added to her wonderful editorial works!

STOP BY KIM'S BLOG AND READ HER REVIEW Click here also while you're there be sure to check the archives for more great articles!

Kim reviews our gryphon purple cabochon choker and combines it with a smart trendy look and lovely red scarf! (Top image above)

To see her fabulous complete look go here Here

She also reviews our sweet 3D crown with white pearls and ribbon and sports another cool street friendly look!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reaping What You Sow - fall treasury!

Shamble Ramble is happy to announce that we've been featured in another creative esty treasury! We love to hear that people enjoy our creations and having our items listed in treasurys is always a very happy occasion!
The creator Justaspire has brought together some of the most uniquely photographed items I've seen on Etsy to make a visually entertaining and colorful showcase! To see Justaspire's beautiful collection go here: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTAzOTQ2MDd8NTA0MzA2NzEz/reaping-what-you-sow

Saturday, July 2, 2011

4th of July Sale

Shamble Ramble is having a 4th of July sale! We'll be giving 20% off all items in our store! No exclusions home/apartment decor, our upcycle line, our fabulous cabochon chokers, you name it it's on sale from July 3 - 17th. So come by our shop! Click the image to go to our etsy store!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

New items on Shamble Ramble

First I'd like to thank everyone who checked out our Etsy store during our sale last week! This week we've added a lot of new items to both our Etsy site (http://www.shambleramble.etsy.com/) and our Jewelry Wonder Supplies shop (http://www.jewelrywonder.com/shambleramble).

Above is our brand new Victorian shabby chic necklace based off our last and popular Victorian gothic necklace (http://shambleramblejewelry.blogspot.com/2010/06/handmade-victorian-gothic-necklace.html)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sale at Shamble Ramble Etsy!

Hi everybody! Just wanted to let you know we have a sale on our etsy store for 20% off April 25 - May8th! Go check out our store announcements for more info http://www.shambleramble.etsy.com/

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lessons from Herb Fest

(herb fest set up day 1)

(Yawn...) We're finally back from both Herb Fest and the Spring Craft show in Mechanicsburg and boy are we tired! Two shows in one month! But it was fun and something to learn from! I wanted to get on and blog individually but now that I'm sitting here I figure why not tell a bit about each?

Going for a year to Williams Groove in Dillsburg, PA I figured we'd be quite prepared for events sense both are public spaces and both would be rather unpredicted and while dealing with the public doesn't change their reception and perception does. So primarily this blog is for vendors to help those who're like us rather new to the crafting scene prep, market, and showcase your works.

We all know it can be a challenge sometimes getting people to our booths and to stay. Some customers expect to be left alone, and the mere utterance of a friendly hello, sends them dashing from your table! But then others expect the hello and enjoy knowing the vendor notices them. While there isn't too much I can say on your greeting I always say a warm and welcoming Hi or good day to all who take the time to stop by our booth even if it doesn't always give me the desired Q and A response.

Know you product! And tell your customers! We found the more engaged we were, the more those truly curious customers wanted to know! We'd notice some one looking at a particular piece and I'd approach and say, " That item is made from...." and beging telling them about the materials was it a unique bead design? Was it made from vintage findings? Sometimes I'll even begin with, " That was a fun piece to make," and usually the next response I get is, " You hand make all this?" and when we say yes most customers are pleasantly surprised! I'm still trying to figure out if this is good or bad but they seem happy, so I am too!

Be informative and friendly to everyone! Customers who're passing by and praising your work are another group to try and start up a conversation with even if they won't buy, you can maybe get them to take a card and check you out online at your Etsy or other online store!

Keep your customers in the know! Now here's a prior tip I heard about and just started doing an emailing list customers who we engaged on the topic loved the idea and with every new sign up I found myself becoming very happy to have a reach out in place to all those who took the time to sign up! We plan to do this monthly and maybe a little more to let them be the first in the know on discounts, promos, giveaways, shows we're attending, and new products added to the store!

Don't eat at your booth if possible! This for me is a pull over from my retail days you'd never eat on the floor in the public eye even if you're neat and tidy. As your hands touch everything a customer seeing you eat may not stop by they may not want to disturb you but they also may not want you're, once on food hands, touching something they may be wearing! So step away, find the cafeteria, or your car and enjoy a quite work free meal!

Check and recheck your pack list! You don't want to leave a single thing behind if you're away from your work space so bring that tape, thread, pins, bottled water, band aids, repair kits, jewelry tools, ect! My list was so long and I took a week to be extra sure! You never know if you or your neighbors may need those little extras!

Get to know your neighbors! Sure I'm reminded a bit of Mr. Rogers when I say this but its true not only can your neighbors watch your table if you're a solo vendor, but they can give you tips and if you need it small supplies like tape, paper, or pins and sense you packed these things too you can always reciprocate. They can also keep you company between tidying up your booth and waiting for customers to arrive.

Tidy those tables! A hold over from retail, we always had to fix the products, make sure items where straight, and accessories displayed properly all day long and I'm constantly making sure how I placed my pieces in the day is how they stay inbetween customers dropping by and handling them!

Keep signs visible. I printed all the signage days before going and put them on my demo table in my home to make sure all signs worked, were visible, and clear for any passerbyers.

Dress for success! Wear event appropriate clothing going to a park craft show? Wearing Sweet Lolita while cute and frilly may not attract customers to your works they may just stop to check out your dress detracting from your creations! And if you are a jewelry vendor like us, show your pride and confidence by wearing what you make! Make earrings, necklace, or bracelet for your event wear it and show it off so customers know you aren't scared of what you make and they can have that confidence too.

Experiment w/ layout. Especially if it's a multi-day event. At herb fest day one we placed our gypsy fabric in a triangle right in the center. We had lookers, compliments, but we noticed customers had to really look at what was on the high patterned fabric it was pretty, but it made it hard to see the design without picking that item up.

Herb fest day 1 layout

Herb fest day 2

We decided to move our gypsy fabric over and let the creme tone of the cloth below showcase our works for us! We found this layout got more attention then our last.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shamble Ramble's going to Mech. Spring Craft show!

Shamble Ramble is very exited to announce we're attending the Wesley United Methodist Church's Spring Craft show in Mechancisburg PA! Located at 203 S. Filbert St

The spring craft show will be held Saturday,April 16th from 8am - 2pm. There will be varied types of craft vendors on site the event will be held indoors and if the weather permits the organizers want to do outside to!

We will be bringing our jewelry with new designs from rock based, vintage, steampunk, and more! We also plan to bring some of our home decor as well! It's going to be an exiting day and if you can make it we hope to see you there!

Also new to Shamble Ramble is we're starting an email information list. This list will keep those signed up with us apprised of what Shamble Ramble is doing as far as craft shows, early notification of sales, the blog, and of blog giveaways! We promise to try to tell you as much as we can in one email rather then sending you 80 billion! If this sounds like fun or you'd be interested in signing up just email us at:


and say add me to the list!

The email that sends us this request will be what we put into our database! We hope to have our readers sign up with us so we can keep in touch with you more often!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mesquite Grilled Chicken Yummy!

Who doesn't love to grill? The smell of smoke steaming from your choice of fuel, being outdoors in the fresh warm air? Well I love it or at least I love to have my brother in law grilling for us! Yes that's right he's a professional! But one new summer favorite we found is Mesquite Chicken! The flavor is absolutely wonderful it's sweet and sticky and in our case feeds an army which is 6 plus in our case!


3packs of Grill Mates Mesquite Marinade
1/2 Fresh squeezed lime
5 - 6 heaping yes that's right heaping tbs of brown sugar (Nicole came up w/ this measurement!)
1 - 2 packs of chicken legs (depending on your armies size and stomachs!)

Combine all ingredients into a bowl marinate chicken generously and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 mins then take out side grill until done! It's simple, not too much clean up kitchen wise, and taste fantastic!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New add ons

Ok So I haven't typed here for a bit, but I just wanted to let everyone know you now have the ability to comment in our Tutorials, and Getting down to business sections! Comments in these areas will help us make an even more fun and inspirational blog for all users!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We're going to Herb Fest!

We're exited to announce that we're taking Shamble Ramble to the Herb and Garden Festival located in York, PA in the York Expo Center!

We're very happy as this is our first craft show! We'll be taking brand new jewelry concepts that we've been working on all month! We'll also be selling home accent decor as well so if you plan on coming into York or live in PA and can come by the Expo Center the festival is a wonderful 2day event starting April 8 running from Noon - 7pm and April 9th running 9am - 4pm. According to their site discounted admission fee is $5 and children under 12 years old are free! It'll be fun and we hope to see you there!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Refining the Moment blog feature!

It's always great to be able to do the thing you love the most. It's alittle sweeter when someone gives a compliment and nothing is more of a compliment and an honor then being featured on a blog. Bloggers today are thought of as the up and comming source for all things news, fashion, and resource wise. Bloggers are being depended on more and more to give their unique views on a variety of subjects and today we're very happy to announce the blogger Marry of Refining the Moment has taken her time and passion and given Shamble Ramble a bit of spot light.

In the past Mary has done Friday favorites, where she details to her readers her favorite items ( http://refiningthemoment.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-finds-new-blossoms.html ). Now looking to get back into the habit of making Fridays once again the favorite day Marry has come up with a blossom theme treat to get her readers thinking if not just excited about spring.

Warm weather, flowers in bloom, and clear skies are just a few of my favorite things of spring. Also getting back out to market is another. We love going to various flea markets around our area sometimes to sell, other times to browse and buy. The walking is not only good, but the person to person interaction is what me and my sister love most. Being cooped up in wintry PA there isn't too much face time one can give when it's blistering cold so the spring and summer months are long awaited treat so we can get back to interconnecting with those around us.

So our dear readers and new to the our blog seeres please take a moment to stop in and see Mary's blog at: http://refiningthemoment.blogspot.com/2011/03/friday-finds-new-blossoms.html and check out her post to discover what other fun favs she has to offer!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New arrivals to the tutorial section!

Hey everyone, I just wanted to give a post to let you know we've got a fun new tutorial up! It's so sweet and cute go check it out and get some inspiration for more! Oh and sense I said last post how I never took that photo of the tree I made my sister well, here it is!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

It's alive!

So for my birthday I decide to take our second store and make it be alive! Now we have two stores! We couldn't pass up the opportunity to sell in a second venue and reach a wider audience who may not be familiar with etsy and when we found jewelry wonder we couldn't resist giving it a go. The JW site will sell more of our unique pieces and will also sell jewelry, sewing, and other supplies as we find them sometimes me and my sister find wonderful things that we just can't use but at the same time just can't say no to so JW will be selling these unique treasures to those creative people who would give them a happy home and purpose with in their own collections! Our proud new site is: http://www.jewelrywonder.com/shambleramble

We will still always update and stay with our Shamble Ramble site on Etsy but JW is giving us new range of people to meet so we can share our creativity with more onliners with both sites!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The snow is melting!

I love the fact my yard is clear of snow! Sure it's yellow, sure its nearly dead, but it's a lawn! And that means spring is finally on it's way! I don't know about you but I can't wait for market! I can't wait to be in the air, amongst the crowds, and ogling over the neatest trinkets! Winter was fun with the ice glazing over the fallen snow but I'm ready to move out into the green open world once more!

But I must confess being trapped in one's studio has it's advantages! I've been beading up a storm and sewing too! More then one woman should I'm sure! My sisters beginning to think it's an obsession on my part but it's a great way to pass the winter bye and keep my mind thinking spring! I've updated our getting down to business section with lovely treats for spring.

I've also made Nicole a unique spring time gift one that isn't Easter related but screams spring! I recently learned how to make a tree decor! Using a beautiful cup, and various crafting supplies I created a blooming tree and lush green base! She loved it and I want to make more for around the house to brighten up the place perhaps if I remember the camera this time I can get a brand new tutorial up!

Another exiting adventure we're in the process of opening up a new store! We plan to not only sell jewelry but also crafting supplies as well! Me or Nicole will post the site once its all ready! So far to say it's in the oven!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Many New Looks For The New Year

Stacey and I have been busy over the past few weeks just making new pieces to add to our collection. I think we've got spring fever already. We've given the front of our store a new look and wanted to show it off a little. Enjoy.