So, I missed another one of my front page landings! Only knew something was up since I keep such a close watch on my hearts. This one was put together by Etsy Admin. and is filled with some great handmade goodness.
- Shannon Duffy
- Kentucky Lake, United States
- I am an artist and educator living in a beautiful Kentucky State Park with her amazing husband and two sweet ones. I have a MFA in Metals/Jewelry from Arizona State University and am a self taught stitcher. I recently took a break from metalworking to design and create unique toys for children. The process in which I work never changes, only the material. I just enjoy making. UPDATE: I AM BACK IN MY METALS STUDIO!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Little Red Caboose
This weeks shopping list comes from two of some of my favorite etsy sellers! Not until I began to write this post did I see all the similarities between the two. Both living in Vancouver making beautiful handmade items for children, inspired by their own children. Their amazing work has adorned the front page of etsy several times. Also, they have wonderful blogs that give details of there lives and working processes. I have personally been reading Little Red Caboose blog for a long time now and absolutely love her images. Her blog is a must see........check it out here. Have a wonderful weekend! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......
This front page happened sometime this past week and I am just getting around to posting. I did not get a chance to see it for myself......thanks to my friend Colleen on Facebook who saw it and notified me. None the less, I was excited about landing there!! Thanks etsy admin. for browsing categories and curating a beautiful page.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yet another week of my horrible blogging habits.....when my life gets busy it's best that I cut certain things out. Blogging takes the hit, it's not just the blogging it is getting on the computer in general. The computer can suck my time right up and then I think I should have been making stuff or playing with my children. Although, I do want to let you know that I will be in Raleigh, NC on May 3rd for my first indie crafts show. The Handmade Market is a show started by a group of women that call themselves "The Handmaidens". The Handmaidens created The Handmade Market after recognizing that there are few quality shows in the Southeast that cater to the region’s flourishing independent art and design scene. Taking matters into their own hands, they created The Handmade Market to promote the area’s emerging artists and to provide them with a venue for selling their work. This is a juried show and I am very excited to have gotten in and can't wait to meet all the other vendors. You can check out the other vendors by clicking on the post title. I will try my best to post again before the week ends! Have a wonderful Sunday.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Good morning! Easter started about 6:30am for me, my husband had to work so I tried to hold off the egg hunt but.......couldn't. I just wanted to do a quick post of my children's handmade Easter goodness. With the exception of the candy, I was able to do all handmade gifts for them this year! The baskets were made by me about three years ago, I don't put them away so they can use them anytime. I filled them with handmade eggs using the pattern from retro mama's blog. Then last night I stitched together some bags for a sketch book and colored markers (opps, these were commercially made). The felted bunnies inside the felt eggs came from Magic Forest, so adorable! Last, I cut an egg carton in half and decoupaged paper to the top and filled them with chocolates. Whew, next challenge is to do all handmade for Christmas......or at least try.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
PET bottles + soldering gun + alcohol burner. tertium non data translated from latin means: the third is not given. it is an alchemic term which refers to the process of combining two disparate elements to create a new, third element. the process of transformation is a mystery - an unknown... Things made by GULNUR OZDAGLAR GUVENC
Today is a busy day for me....so my list is short but sweet! I am very passionate about recycling and in these times who isn't? I found this etsy seller who takes recycling to the extreme. Gulnur is an architect who makes these beautiful pieces out of plastic bottles. The bowls with all the holes are drilled by hand, wow what patience. Check out her store and blog to find out more about this amazing work! You can find the list of other bloggers who make Saturday lists in the right sidebar of Charlotte's blog. Cheers......