Sunday, May 29, 2011

my crafty corner

"Hello. I have been sewing and crafting for many years. I love all the beautiful fabrics and textures available today and working with them is true enjoyment and relaxation. I hope you will also enjoy viewing my items and possibly purchasing some of them"
bio written by mycraftycorner via the etsy profile.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cassyz Cutiez

Paper Roses
"Hi! Thanks for stopping by at my shop. About me, I love crafts since my childhood. I found Etsy as an amazing way to introduce my hobby to art lovers.
In my shop you'll find everything from cute to aesthetic, from funny to creative!! I always try to turn my crafts into something beautiful and joyous.
I also like to reuse everyday common things and turn them to colorful artwork!
I am also a miniature collector and also like to make minis."
bio written by CassyzCutiez via the etsy profile

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

French & English Confectioner's

Cream Patent Leather Scallop Satchel
"French & English Confectioner's is a luxury leather goods label, created by me, Lucie Gonnord. I rework classic designs in high quality Italian patent leather, to give a super-modern look.
I studied shoemaking at the world-renowned leatherwork school Cordwainers.
Each product is expertly handmade to order by me in my London workshop.
French & English Confectioner's aim is to create simple, modern classic leather goods for men, women and children. Traditional craftsmanship, local manufacturing, and affordable design are the key concepts."
bio written by Lucie via the etsy profile

Monday, May 23, 2011

New Look

My blog now has a new look. Background from and the header is a photo I took of my best friend's kitchen curtain, manipulated in Picnik. I wanted something more subtle and subdued so that the focus goes directly to my beautiful finds. What do you think?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

after shower shop

Hexagon Part II...Orange-Brown Cotton dress
"Welcome to aftershowershop. We are a family team. My friends , Kae,takes care of designing, sewing , my brother helps with the dyeing production, my friend ,On, is in charge of modelling and shipping while I do the rest (photographing and managing the shop)"
mini bio written by aftershowershop via the etsy profile

pebble baby and darma cub

pebble baby and darma cub by alleluja
pebble baby and darma cub, a photo by alleluja on Flickr.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Beauty In The Woods

Beauty In The Woods by Shan Sheehan
Beauty In The Woods, a photo by Shan Sheehan on Flickr.

Bossy's Feltworks

Double Bell Felted Fungus - Needle Felted Mushroom Pincushion
"Bossy's Feltworks is three friends/moms/islanders who have meshed family life, creative life, and work life into one lovely felted bundle. Life at Bossy's is a wild and wooly flurry of kids, critters, creativity and tea. When we can, we sit amongst it, surrounded with wool, needle felting like crazy and marveling at our good fortune."
bio written by BossysFeltworks via their website homepage.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

chihuahua! SOOC

chihuahua! SOOC by FreddyJ99
chihuahua! SOOC, a photo by FreddyJ99 on Flickr.

Trixie was her name. She was a cute little dog that is for sure.


Orange and Purple Felted flower brooch
"Hi. My name is Lena and I live in Ukraine.
I make my designs using wool and felt dry and wet techniques. My art which I absolutely love gives me so much freedom where my imagination never stops. Wool is a very plastic material which makes it possible to create anything imaginable. Things turn out warm, cozy and bewitching.Thanks for stopping by at my "sincere bagatelle " where you can enjoy my handmade items filled with positive energy."
bio written by Lena via her etsy profile

It's Not Gold

The Girl with the Lovebird - Pin
"I'm Susana, born in 1981 and daughter of the seductress Lisbon. Oh, I'm also an illustrator.
Here I show my work with jewelry and acessories, a long time affair! Enjoy!"
mini-bio written by Susana via her etsy profile.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cause I'm sick of saying where I don't belong If you just don't talk than you can't be wrong.

River City Soundtrack- Our New Intelligence

modern fiber lab

Natural dark color wool felt wall sculpture with walnut wood
"I see fiber as a basic common thread throughout the organic world.
I am an artist with a total obsession with fiber. I have a degree in sculpture and printmaking and I have been working with fiber as a new medium for the past seven years for installation work, utilitarian objects and design.
I dye, spin, felt, weave and knit different fibers that I acquire from all over the world. I work closely with shepherds and small farms to obtain my different fibers. I use a large range of available wools, mohair and other fibers from different animals including angora goat, Cotswold, Blueface Leicester, Border Leicester, Merino, Lincoln Longwool, and other exotic fibers when they are available. It is important to me that my fiber come from animals that are loved and well cared for. I also use silk waste that would otherwise be thrown away. My mission and goal is to use sustainable supplies and to nurture and support other small businesses.
I work with my handspun fibers and I minimally process them. I enjoy creating the handmade yarn for other artists to use as well.
I have discovered a wonderful community of people and artists along the way that believe in the idea of living simply and responsibly in harmony with the natural world. I hope my objects are a reflection of that and that they will bring happiness and comfort to those who enjoy them as only fiber can."
bio written by modernfiverlab via the etsy profile

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mariam Sitchinava

Untitled by Mariam Sitchinava
Untitled, a photo by Mariam Sitchinava on Flickr.

daily threads

Notepad Portfolio 9
"I'm Lolita and I love to sew.
As a working artist living in beautiful North Florida, inspiration abounds here in the deep, saturated colors that ignite under the bright Florida sunshine. I love texture, bold pattern, whimsy, geometrics, collage and the elements of surprise and discovery. I find questions more intriguing than answers.
I learned how to use a sewing machine as a young teenager and since then have sewn countless articles of clothing, hats, shoes, bags, accessories, quilts, placemats, potholders, aprons, napkins, pillows, curtains...well, you get the idea. Perhaps when I've made everything there is to make out of fabric, I will sleep a deep sleep under my quilt.
My favorite quote from poet Rumi - 'Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment'"
bio written by Lolita via her etsy profile

Thursday, May 12, 2011

lune designs

South of the Border--Ceramic Pendant in Avacado, Goldenrod and Chili Pepper Red with Copper and Leather
"Welcome to Lune! My name is Keirsten. I am a self-taught jewelry designer living in northwest Montana. I am also a legal secretary, but that doesn't sound nearly as cool.
I spent a year making truly atrocious jewelry for myself to wear, haphazardly cobbled together from the meager supplies available in my tiny town. Nevertheless, I decided I had talent, and decided to spend another year acquiring some actual skill.
At the end of that year there was too much jewelry lying around to wear or give away, so I pondered a more clever (and fiscally responsible) way to get rid of it. And Lune was born!
The world is my studio. I make jewelry in my living room. In my kitchen. In my bedroom. In the other bedroom. On the porch. At work. At the park. On a boat. At the beach. At the campground. And even in my car (but not while driving). Some of my best work was done in the driver's seat of a Toyota Yaris.
I've always had strong creative urges, but I can't paint, draw, sculpt, sew, compose music, dance, or play an instrument so it was a little frustrating. I am a damn fine actress, but I just didn't have the contacts to make it to the big time so I studied French instead.
Imagine my relief when I discovered I could make jewelry. Or at least I make stuff that looks like jewelry. I think it's good. I hope it's good. It looks OK to me. I hope I'm not the only one that likes it. (If I'm not, don't tell me, OK? I don't have any other creative options)."
bio written by Keirsten via her etsy profile

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

For those who love tulips

For those who love tulips by B℮n
For those who love tulips, a photo by B℮n on Flickr.

The Tulip was originally a wild flower, growing in Central Asia. It was first cultivated by the Turks as early as 1000 AD, The flower was introduced in Western Europe and the Netherlands in the 17th century by Carolus Clusius, a famous biologist from Vienna. In the 1590s he became the director of the Hortus Botanicus, the oldest botanical garden of Europe, in Leiden. He was hired by the University of Leiden to research medicinal plants and, while doing so, he received some bulbs from his friend, Ogier de Busbecq, the Ambassador to Constantinople (presently Istanbul). He had seen the beautiful flower called the tulip, after the Turkish word for turban, growing in the palace gardens and sent a few to Clusius for his garden in Leiden. He planted them and this was the beginning of the amazing bulb fields we see today.

Photo of tulips taken on the island Texel - The Netherlands. Although photo was taken in the spring this image gives me that summer feeling ;-)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Crazy Husky Crafts

home sweet home - set of 3 fabric houses
"Hi there! My name is Erin and I love to create fun and whimsical items when I'm not at my day job. I love fabric of all kinds and love seeing when a design comes together after hours of hard work.
My shop is named for my two adoptive huskies, Chance and Bleu, who are very high spirited and loving and will talk your ear off if you let them.
Happy shopping and thanks for your interest in my items. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoy creating them."
bio written by Erin via her etsy profile

Sunday, May 8, 2011


My 500th post!!

Koruru Resin Cuff in Red
"I draw my inspiration from things of the past, including my Maori/Scottish heritage and bringing those aspects together. Different cultures, different eras, different fashions and different materials. I love the way design used to be done with care and attention to detail. Things were made to be special and treasured and that's what I attempt to bring to all of my own designs."
bio written by tooluscious via her etsy profile.

Friday, May 6, 2011


Soft Handmade Leather Lace up Ballet Moccasins Made to Order in 6 Different Color Choices
"We are a husband and wife team who are crazy about creating with our hands and exploring hand craft traditions of old. I (Barb) work with leather. All our creations are handmade with love and care. All of my leather pieces and footwear are created 90% by hand without the use of machines...I only employ a sewing machine for basic assembly as I value the quality of hand focused finishing. Isaac (the husband) works with wood, stone and metal. Attempting to create almost entirely by hand has given us both deep respect for artisans of the past, and has led us to explore further the history of craft on a whole. A lot of our inspiration is taken from peoples who live closely to the earth, who respect its processes and are intimately tied to its cycles. We both enjoy the process of creating each item from start to finish with love and care. We try to use all natural materials, with the exception of recycled antique buttons or trinkets which we salvage and rework.
Spiro, is a Latin word (pronounced 'spearo')and means: to live, to breathe or to be inspired. We felt this idea summed up our creative process, as creativity brings life and is as important to our well being as breathing. We feel that through the process of creating we are connected to something greater than ourselves and find that this process also reconnects us to the earth, its inhabitants, its past, present and future.
We hope that our creations can inspire you to reconnect to your own unique creativity. You are an inspiration and have much to give to the world around you! Thank you for taking time for our passion!"
bio written by spirocreations via their etsy profile.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rachel Vitko Pottery

abstract mug


Twinspot Rabbit Skirt - Handpainted - OOAK - size Medium
"I print and paint rabbits, hares, jackalopes and other rodents on clothing. Everything you see in my shop is made by hand.
I make my own screens out of recycled wood, use only solvent free non-toxic ink and package my clothing in oxo-biodegradeable plastic bags that won't harm the earth.
My clothing is supplied by American Apparel, though I sometimes have some vintage or second hand items that are usually one of a kind.
You can see more of my work in my other Etsy shop, NYillustration:"
bio written by NYhop via the etsy profile

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sundries And Plunder

Adult Size Rabbit Mask
"We are two sisters from Oregon, one living in Portland, and the other in Bend. Between being raised by creative parents, and the need to stay entertained during the Pacific Northwest's long rainy season, it was probably inevitable that we would become two insatiable crafters.
Being that we are two women who are constantly trying to find new ways to keep our fingers busy, our crafts change and grow frequently. And, since the older of us was born with the shopping gene, don't be surprised if the occasional vintage treasure turns up after one of her thrift shop expeditions."
bio written by SundriesAndPlunder via their etsy profile.


mug inspired by Haiku Japanese poems - love 3
"i started doing pottery in a little home studio two hours a week - i fell in love and decided to go back to school so for the next two years i learned ceramics in a art school in Israel with the most outstanding potter/teacher.
now i live in the US and am constantly learning and developing my skills with clay."
bio written by claylicious via the etsy profile