Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Featured Again! Yay!

I have been featured again!

Winklepots was kind enough to feature me on her blog. I had filled out some questions a few weeks ago, and I completely forgot about it until she convo'ed me today.

Winklepots Blog

I'm so excited!

I haven't been able to list very many things lately because I've been super busy making promos and doing some "spring" cleaning around the house. I'm desperately trying to get my craft room in order so my projects won't keep spilling into other rooms!

Right now I'm off to take some pictures and clean some more. I'll blog tomorrow with pics of my promos, hopefully.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008



This week's featured artist is: Posh Dots

What is your name? Becky

What all do you make & what is your specialty? I love to do most anything ralted to arts and crafts...sewing, beading, painting, paper products, ceramics, collage. You name it, I've probably done it! My specialty is custom hand painted children's decor, especially wooden letters.

How did you get into what you do? I was expecting my daughter three years ago and wanted letters for her room. But, her name is 11 letters long and I could not affford any that I saw on-line. My oldest son was peeking over my shoulder one day when I was "shopping". I commented that I loved the letters, but could not afford them. He says, "well, you can buy them at Wal-Mart in the craft department." DUH! Off we went to get them. Since then, I have found a wonderful crafter near by that cuts the letters for me, offering a wide variety of fonts and sizes. The rest is history!

What item in your shop is your favorite, and why? Ironically, my favorite piece is not one of my names. It is a piece that I did in January 2007. The description gives an explanation. I posted it on an on-line support group that I belong to and it spread like wildfire! I've probably sold/made close to 80 pieces like it. It was the first time in my life that I really felt like an artist and motivate me to keep going.

What are your goals in creating your items? Right now, my goal is to keep up with orders, LOL! Complete one name a day. :)

Anything else you would like people to know about you or your items? I am a perfectionist. I have to love to finished product before the custome sees it. Original desings are my specialty. Give me an idea and I'm off and running! Esty has been such a wonderful place to meet wonderful people. I'm always amazed at the connections I have with my customers. It is such a joy to create custom work.

If you like the catepillar art above, you can find it on Becky's other shop at: BSBCreations

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Shopping for the Business

After tons of searching, I have finally found something easy to make that will make a good freebie to give away as a promo. I found these little wooden shapes that I'm embellishing with paint markers. I plan to put them on pinbacks and cliping them to business cards. Some of them are even spiders!

I also bought some pink tissue paper to wrap future purchases in. I know, not all women like pink, but like it or not, it's the colors of my shop right now. It's also the color of my business cards.

Finally, I bought a black mess trash can that I plan to turn upside down to use as an earring display for a future craft show. I got the tip from a blog or a forum thread, I can't remember which.

I still need to get some things:
  • Cardstock to make item tags
  • Spider Stamp for item tags

I would blog more tonight, but after all that shopping and then going to dinner with hubby and a very sleepy/ill-tempered baby, I am exhausted. I need some sleep! ZZzzZzzzzZZzz

Friday, July 11, 2008

Introducing Friday Finds!

From now on, if my 13 month old permits me to that is, I'll be featuring individual items from Etsy sellers on Fridays.

Here are the first two!

This piece of jewelry is from Fig Tree Jewelry

This is a hand stamped sterling silver round on top of a turquoise round. All of this on a sterling silver chain.

I love the message on this necklace. As a mom, I definitely agree with it. The journey is terrifying at first, but then once you get into it, it's so rewarding.

This necklace is from Yana Designs

This necklace is made of plastic buttons, glass pearls, and seed beads. All of this is on silver plated chain.

I love button jewelry. It's my newest obsession. I love how she put extra beads with these buttons. It gives it something extra. I love the oranges too, it's so summery.

Please visit these two wonderful shops and look at their work. There is more to be found!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

New Earrings!


I am in love with these earrings. I had to stash away enough supplies to make myself a pair too.

I also listed some Christmas Ornaments and a Fall Scarf. Stores are putting out their winter stuff now so I figured I would start too!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I've been featured!


My first feature on a blog has finally come! SplashesofColor has an all Etsy blog and I am the first to be featured!

Check it out: Wonderful World of Etsy

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blooms and Stripes Blanket


Here is my latest listing. It was a casual project that I worked on, off and on, for three and a half years. Not sure how much actual time was put into this blanket, but I know it's a lot. I'm so happy with it.

After finishing it, I though it needed something else. I then created a felt flower for it. Two plastic, pink, flower buttons top off the green flower. The green flower is handstitched (and glued) to the pink flower with pink embroidery floss. The pink flower was then glued and handstitched to the blanket with green embroidery floss.

The entire blanket measures 69 inches long by 52 inches wide (before washing). I measured it while the stripes were vertical.

I can only hope that I find a good owner for this blanket. Wow I'm treating it like a pet, haha. But I just hope someone else falls in love with this blanket like I have. I have no use for it though since it doesn't even match my daughter's room. It's very warm and soft and incredibly well made. You will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase this blanket!

Click here to view this item: Blooms and Stripes Blanket

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