Trend Watch: Roaring Fire

BeFunky Collage-fire1: Franklin Firewood Carrier (TheBeebeCompany, $129)

2: Burnt Orange Bird on a Wire Bird on a Branch Silhouette Infinity Scarf, Soft, Lightweight Scarf Winter and Fall Accessory Fall Scarf (PeddlingPanda, $15)

3: Fire Elixir: Cider of Fire for Immune-Boosting + Stimulating + Warming Goodness (RootsandCrownsPDX, $14+)

4: Fire Roasted Marshmallow Candle, Marshmallow Candle, Christmas Soy Candle, Small Soy Candle, Christmas Candle, Roasted Candle, Candle Gift (SugarAndSoy, $6)

5: Geometric Hammered Gold Flame Earrings-By Loop Jewelry-Sterling Silver Geometric-14K Goldfill Geometric-Portland Jewelry-Geometric Earrings (LoopHandmadeJewelry, $50+)

6: Canvas Bag in Burnt Orange – Messenger / Diaper bag / Tote / Handbag / Shoulder bag / Women / Purse – FIONA (tippythai, $39)

7: Red – 1 Tissue Paper Pom Pom – Valentine’s Day DIY Decor Kit – Portland Original – BHLDN – Chinese New Year – Christmas Winter Holidays (prosttothehost, $5)

8: Shapes and colors Czech Glass Bead Mix LoT Fire Polished, round, donuts, teardrops, Miyuki Magatama PORTLAND ROSES (NecessaryJewelry, $14.99)

9:  Orange and Blue Pillow, Turquoise Burnt Orange Pillow Throw Pillow Covers Art Pillow Decorative Pillows Abstract Pillows for Couch Cushions (DesignbyJuliaBars, $31+)

Trend Watch: Winter Wonderland

BeFunky Collage-winterwonderland1: Winter Beauty, Snow Scene, 8 x 10, 11 x 14, Fine Art Multi Layered Fine Art Photo Print, Affordable Home Decor, Surreal, Purple Blue White (PhotosByChipperfield, $15)

2: Frozen Birthday Frozen Chocolate dipped Rice Krispie Treats Frozen Cookie Winter Snowflake Rice Krispie Winter Wonderland Frozen Party Favor (CupcakeNovelties, $25)

3: WONDERLAND 80s Sweet Charcoal Gray Dark White Fair Isle Bohemian Button Up Cardigan Sweater Sweatshirt Indie Bohemian Boho Chic Small Medium (blacksheepVL, $20)

4: Down the Misty Path (boppinthebluesphotos, $27+)

5: Rustic Winter Photography | Eastern Oregon | Little Abandoned House | Travel Photo | Country | Rural | Snow (ThePDXPhotographer, $16+)

6: Antarctica* Gradient yarn Merino hand dyed – fingering weight (Wollelfe, $17+)

Trend Watch: Spice is Nice

collage-spice1: Pumpkin Spice, Color Story, 100% Wool Felt, 8 x 12 Inch Sheets, Autumn, Earth Tones, Brick, Melon, Bronze, Apricot, Pumpkin (FeltOnTheFly, $15)

2: Gourmet popcorn seasonings – 6 tins with spice blends – great idea for a movie night – no artificial colors or preservatives (purposedesign, $14)

3:  Rustic Wooden Spice Rack Ledge Shelf, Ledge Shelves, Wooden Rack, Rustic Home Decor, Picture Ledge Shelves, Kitchen Rack, Farmhouse Decor (DunnRusticDesigns, $30+)

4: Infinity Circle Scarf, Hand Knit, Chunky Wool Blend Yarn, Bright Olive Color (JoiedeWeave, $36)

5: HOLIDAY: Ginger Spice – Ginger Scented Christmas Soy Candle (waxandwanecandles, $16)

6: Industrial Rustic Kitchen Shelf Spice Rack w/ 24″ Pot Rack Bar & 5 S Hooks (KeoDecor, $125)

7: VINYL Waterproof Herb and Spice Label Pack – PRINTED – OLIVE green (LittlePaperSparrow, $25)

8: Pumpkin Trio – Burgundy – Mini Needlefelt Decoration – Fall Decor – Plush Hand Felted (Fiestacatyarnco, $18)

9: SPICE MARKET 2 x 50 gram gradient art batts – deep shades of wine red and burnt orange spinning fiber (Justadaydream, $19+)

Trend Watch: Winter Storm Clouds


1: april showers- rainbow rain cloud lever back earrings- aged brass nickel free (mossandmirror, $13)

2: Portland Oregon After a Morning Rain (boppinthebluesphotos, $30+)

3: Stormy Weather – silver gemstone bib necklace with aquamarine labradorite turquoise and apatite – gray teal baby blue (ZacharyPryor, $40)

4: Oceanside Raincoat- Waterproof Raincoat available in 15 different colors (LizzBasingerDesigns, $249)

5: Handmade Rainy Day Umbrella Tote – Hand Screen Printed – Handsewn Tote – Umbrella Print – Rain Print (dashanddart, $35)

6: Land’s End Dark Blue Rubber Rain Boots Size 7 (DesertMoss, $45)

7: Monster Trio Mini Soft Felt Creature Monster Miniatures Burgundy Red (Fiestacatyarnco, $32)

8: Organic Polwarth, 4oz, Wool, Roving, spinning, felting, needle crafts, hand Dyed, blue, teal, green, 6436 (WintryFlowerByDesign, $20)

9: Copper Patina Cuff – Bohemian Style – Patina Bangle – Rustic Cuff (wildraindesigns, $38)

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

As the holidays approach, it’s always the little things that make a difference! From decorating to donating to remembering to say a simple Thank You!
One of my favorite parts of gift giving, is the simple yet thoughtful stocking stuffers or hostess gifts that can be both useful and appreciated by your recipient!

Here are a few of my top picks from products that I have reviewed and can recommend!

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1: Microfiber Towel Ultra Compact Outdoor Sports Travel Towels ($8+)

2: Shawl Wrap with Buttons ($24)

3: Que Heads® Silicone Cooking & Grilling Gloves ($16+)

4: Abundant Greens – Raw Organic Superfood Powder ($29+)

5: Pure Relaxation Gift Set ($16+)


…Have a go-to stocking stuffer or DIY hostess gift? Share you thoughts in our Comments on this post!

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Trend Watch: Fall Comfort Essentials

BeFunky Collage41: Brandied Pear Pillar Candle, Mabon Candle, Fall Candle (TheShabbyWitch, $8.99)

2: Oversized infinity scarf, chunky crochet scarf, crochet knit scarf, crochet infinity scarves, knit cowl chunky circle scarf (PikaPikaCreative, $70)

3: Pumpkin Trio – Classic Orange – Mini Needlefelt Decoration – Fall Decor – Plush Hand Felted (Fiestacatyarnco, $16)

4: Holiday Votive – Fall Candle Holder – Holiday Home Decor – Christmas Gift – Large Candle Votive – Large Candle Holder – Gift for Her (LafayetteAveCeramics, $40)

5: Maple Walnut Cookies-maple pecan cookies-fall cookies-thanksgiving cookies-autumn cookies-maple-jumbo cookies- fall cookies-maple walnut (marionsvintagebakery, $25)

6: Sock Knitting Pattern INSTANT DOWNLOAD Slipper Socks, Thick socks, Bed Socks, Aran Sock Pattern (JessBiscoe, $5+)

Gift Guide Sneak Peek

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 10.54.26 AMToday is a blustery, cool day – which has me staying indoors and getting some good work done! It’s the perfect time to get cozy, light that pumpkin spice candle – and see how you can start planning ahead for the holidays. While I don’t have a holiday tree up yet (and won’t until after Thanksgiving), I am excited to start getting some more lights and decorations – and also finalizing that holiday gift list too.

I try to keep it simple, with as many handmade and heartfelt gifts as possible. That’s why planning ahead is key! There is nothing worse than braving the busy shops just days before the holiday gift exchange.

I’ll be sharing a holiday gift guide soon but wanted to give you a sneak peek with a couple goodies that are great for a mix of different people on your list, hostess gifts and those last-minute presents too.


resize_08538854f6ec0138cff43b23328d6472f50060e445218b64ecc8cc9db2e1e5210428bcba2562561: Stubborn Mule™ Pure Copper Hammered Moscow Mule Mug – Dishwasher safe, 100% pure handcrafted copper. Pair with a bottle of vodka, some ginger beer & lime juice – voila! Perfect gift bundle!

2: Hand Painted Wine glasses – So, I originally A1JtSlmRr9L._SL1500_got these for myself, (despite the massive amount of wine glasses we received for our wedding), and I’m glad I did! These are different than any other ones I have and really look great! They are pretty tall so not for the super clumsy but the glass if big enough they are easy to handle. The hand painting makes them a favorite pick!

0bf7a3608d15b90075aa17b36e8bbbe4404880d43: RFID Blocking sleeves set and money belt – This is a gift for someone who has everything and/or loves to travel! You can customize this pack with supplies catered towards the recipient – like I said, travel – or maybe pets – camping – first aid? …You get the idea! Make it personal!



Well, that’s all I’m sharing for now – BUT  – keep your eyes on the blog for more handmade gift ideas, DIY features & trending items for the holiday season & beyond!

…I’ll be sharing a DIY project tomorrow that you can use for gifts or a creative embellishment when wrapping presents. Subscribe to the blog (sidebar) or come back & visit again soon.

~Happy Crafting!


@FiestaCat Yarn Co.

Disclosure: This blog is written and edited by me personally. I give my honest opinion and assessment of any products featured on this site. (Full Disclosure & About Me)