Friday, June 27, 2008

Be BOLD and make a statement!

I have created a really bright and bold treasury. Its rainy and gloomy here today so I thought something really bright might help to cheer me up. I am really proud of it and want to show it off to all of you.

It can be found here. Feel free to check it out and show it some love!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Some fabulous felted purses!

I have to say that I also love the fiber arts. I love knitting and crocheting and I really love making felted objects. I have a few purses that are felted and lined in my Etsy shop. Here they are for your viewing pleasure!

I also have a few other felted items in my etsy store such as these coasters and this brooch.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist of the week - HarvestMoonPaper

This week's featured Etsy artist is HarvestMoonPaper Creations. Her Etsy shop is here. HarvestMoonPaper also has a blog here.

What is your craft?
I love papercrafting!!! I do alot of cards but I love just about anything paper! I make paper bag albums, mini albums, scrapbook pages, decorate gift bags, tag albums...anything I can think of really!

How long have you been doing your particular craft?
I've been papercrafting for fun for about 4 years. This year I decided to get a bit more serious after friends and family convinced me to sell my work, so I searched around and found ETSY!!!

Where do you find inspiration? Who inspires you to create?
People who request specific items inspire me. I'm working on a wedding scrapbook for a friend, and talking to her and knowing her personality is what I like to use for inspiration. It also depends on the type of item I am making. But when I need a boost to my creativity I look through magazines.....those I find truly inspiring, especially for colour combinations.

Where do you do your craft?
I've set up a small (well medium now!) corner in my basement where I craft. I have a mini desk beside me too for my daughter to craft while mommy is "working". It's quite spread out and not very organized.....I'm hoping to remedy that come the fall when all my children are in school full time.

What is your most favorite item you have ever created?
I don't have a favorite item so far. I love all the things I make, especially for other people, because of the feeling I put into it. I didn't just run to the mall and buy it, I took the time to make it especially just for you!
Here are a couple of items featured in HarvestMoonPaper's shop.

I would like to thank HarvestMoonPaper very much for allowing her shop to be featured here on my blog this week!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yart Sale!

A lot of Etsy shops are having a Yart sale! This is a twist on the classic yard sale. Sale runs from June 11-20th. My shop has a yart sale section here. Lots of items reduced to up to 50% off! Stop by and check it out!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist of the week - Adornyou

Featured here in my blog this week is Adornyou another fabulous Canadian etsy shop. Check out all her amazing jewelry creations.

What is your craft?
I design and make handcrafted jewelry and accessories.

How long have you been doing your particular craft?
For about four years now, I have been playing around with beads.

Where do you find inspiration? Who inspires you to create?
Nature is my biggest inspiration! I love wood, gemstones, pearls and shells. All the textures and wonderful color combinations! My family is my inspiration and my four year old son loves everything I make and sometimes helps me title some creations! Also, other designers for clothing, jewelry, etc spark some ideas to keep me going.

Where do you craft?
I have little sections all over the house of beads and supplies, but mostly at my computer desk, so I can craft and have fun on Etsy at the same time!

What is your most favorite item that you have ever created?
I created a necklace which I think is my favorite, that took a long time with wire wrapping all the beads. It is actually pictured in a book coming out in June 2008, called 1000 Jewelry Inspirations. Here is a link to the book.

This is the Tropical Beauty necklace that is featured in 1000 Jewelry Inspirations.

Here are just a couple of great items listed in Adornyou's Etsy Shop.

Thanks very much Adornyou for letting your shop be featured here on my blog!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Been busy listing again!

I have had a busy week with listings again. Just wanted to show you some of my latest creations available in my Etsy shop.

Here they are:

Monday, June 2, 2008

Featured Etsy Artist of the week - CrazyBliss

Welcome to our featured artist of the week. This is week 2 of our Canadian Etsy artists. This week's featured etsy artist is CrazyBliss. Check out her shop here. CrazyBliss also has a blog that you can read here.

What is your craft?

I love dabbling in all media however my specialty is vibrant watercolour illustration that appeals to both children and adults. I try to capture the subtle humor and sensitivity found in everyday situations. When I need a break from painting, I like to knit and crochet, work with wood and metal, make polyester resin pendants, sew, work with plaster and ceramics and what ever else I can get my hands on!

How long have you been doing your particular craft?

I’ve been working in watercolour for almost twenty years and developed crazy bliss illustration in 2004. I began doing pieces of cats in various sizes, selling at local art-shows then quickly found the ACEO group on ebay and was instantly addicted! I continue to sell my original crazy bliss ACEOs on ebay under crazy_bliss and have since expanded my artistic vision of crazy bliss to include various products such as pendants, tiny treasure mini-frames, cards and more found at

Where do you find inspiration? Who inspires you to create?

I don’t sit still very easily so I’m constantly doing something crafty. I get inspiration overload sometimes so I keep many journals to keep the ideas organized. My inspiration for my illustration usually comes from something funny I heard or observed while out and about. I love the innocence and perspective of children and animals and am constantly inspired by their joy of discovery. I’m lucky enough to have a wonderful backyard to wonder in and let my mind run free. I have a really supportive and creative family who offer up many thoughts and ideas to keep me busy too.

Where do you craft?

I have a nice 9’x20’ studio in the basement of our home with a production area at one end and an office workstation at the other. I work on a plastic-top 6’ table with all of my tools and supplies close at hand. My computer, marketing files, finished products and mailing center is arranged so I can complete orders quickly. It’s been a long time coming but I’m finally set up well and “contained” as my husband would say. We have a dining room again!

What is your most favorite item that you have ever created?

Ooh, that’s a hard question! It’s between two projects. The first, a free-motion embroidered art quilt of a field of wild flowers for my mom’s 50th birthday that I had spent 40+ hours on and the second, a 13” tall, functioning cat in the hat teapot that won first prize at a teapot show (the tea came out of his paw!). I absolutely love making one of a kind pieces and it’s so hard to choose a favorite.Thank you very much for the opportunity to share a bit about my crazy bliss world. You’re welcome to visit my website at .

Here are a couple fabulous items found in Crazybliss' etsy shop!

I would like to thank CrazyBliss for allowing her shop to be featured here on my blog!