25 Handmade Gift Ideas Under $5 {via The 36th Avenue}

For all the crafters...
Looking for some early holiday gift inspiration? The 36th Avenue has shared a variety of great tutorials for some delightful gift ideas.

These gifts are inexpensive to make, and made from the heart!

Printed Candles
// Sparkle and Hay //

Bow Belt
// Momtastic //

Paper Cone Wrappers
// Style Me Pretty //

{Go here} to check out all 25 fantastic gift ideas!

Winner of CarolesArt giveaway

Thank you to all who entered in the contest
for the Handcrafted Chalcedony Starfish Necklace.

And a special thanks to Carole Weaks for the prize!

Out of all the entries, the winner is...

Etsy is rolling out... calculated shipping costs!

Etsy is changing how shipping policies will work, and I think most shop owners will agree it is for the best. You may have noticed that Etsy shoppers now have a different view of delivery options. Check out the visible change on an item's Shipping & Policies tab. >>>

New Shipping Options on Etsy!

This change is just a minor step before Etsy unveils the big development --- CALCULATED SHIPPING COSTS!

For example, the current shipping methods on Etsy allow for only 1 shipping rate across all of the U.S. This has meant that sometimes a seller loses money when they ship out the product, or in other cases, the buyer paid a little extra. However, with the shipping prices being calculated based on the customer's location, the prices will be much more accurate. Everyone with be dealt with more fairly when it comes to the shipment cost.

So, what do you think? Will the new shipping features benefit you and your online shop?

Check out the official Etsy.com announcement to read all the details!

Get the scoop on the upcoming Windows 9!

Windows OS users! Want to know what's in store for us in 2015?

Check out these articles from these techie blogs, to find out the latest scoop...

Do you think Windows 9 will be an improvement?