Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Seller Sunday- Deborah Julian

This week, we are featuring the amazing seller, Deborah Julian on our New Seller Sunday. She sells cat note cards, New York note cards, fine art photos, and Giclee prints. She has many of perfect gifts for cat lovers plus more! Plus, no matter what your budget, you can find something you will love! If you don't have much money to spend, I recommend these beautiful cat bookmarks for only $4.00! Maybe you have been really careful with your money and want to buy something really amazing like this Giclee Print entitled ""Waiting". But my absolute favorite is the Humorous Cat Art! Take a look around this beautiful shop, you won't regret it!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wacky Wednesday- Good Mojo

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday! This week, we have the seller, Good Mojo. Good Mojo sells banners and avatars for your Etsy shop. This seller has some cute banners and avatars at affordable prices for you to put in your shop! Some cute banners that would look great in your shop are the Graffiti Banner, Robot Banner, Skull Banner, or Kttty Vacation Banner. If you are not in the mood for a more wacky banner or avatar, you could go for any one of their other beautiful banners!The shop started in 2008, and has been selling beautiful and funny banners ever since.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wacky Wednesday- Linda B

You will love this week's Wacky Wednesday seller! Linda B (search lindab142), is a wonderful seller with a few cute and wacky items. My favorite item in this shop is the Upcycled Bottlecap Magnets! They are so cute and would be hard to find in other places. You could get some with sayings on them or choose sport themed ones. Hurry up and buy these wacky items! Linda B is almost done their Christmas in July sale, so come in and buy something in the next 4 days! I know you will be happy with anything in this shop!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Seller Sunday- RAKJ Patterns

Wow!  If you are looking for a seller to look up to for inspiration, check out RAKJ Patterns! This seller opened their shop at the beginning of February and already has sol over 2000 items! Talk about a good role model! I can see why she has sold so many things! Her patterns and other items are simply amazing! I mean, who couldn't resist this adorable Curly Tie Beanie with Flower Stack Pattern! (The babies in the pictures don't hurt either :)) You could also dress you baby with this Baby Diaper Cover Crochet Pattern. What adorable items this seller has! You can't help but smile looking at these items!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Favorite Friday- Mel's Art Buffet

During this feature, we will be looking at the shop, Mel's Art Buffet! This seller sells very unique items! At this shop, you can find jewelry made to look like delicious food! The seller creatively turns beautiful jewelry in cool food designs. Are you hungry for Walnut Stuffed Celery? Well, why not get a necklace to show what you would like to see on your dinner plate? You could also try Split Pea Soup, Pumpkin Spice Cake, Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta, or my favorite, Lemon and Poppy Seed Wedge. So, why not try your food tonight in a different way? It is a much more stylish way to eat it!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wacky Wednesday- Yeah I'm Groovy

Yet again, another Wacky Wednesday with the amazing seller, Yeah I'm Groovy!  The seller is a college student at Longwood University! This seller has a wacky handmade section that will make you smile! You could get a cute little Super Smiley Pendant made by the the seller's brother. Her Kawaii Rings will make you crazy! You can get many types of handmade jewelry. However, my favorite piece of jewelry from Yeah I'm Groovy is her off beat and very cute earrings, What I Think of Love Super Retro Kitsch Dangle Earrings Cloud Heart! They remind me of cute cartoons. It would be very hard to find ones like this. I really recommend them! Yeah I'm Groovy's shop is quite amazing and off beat and great for people that want to stand out from the crowd!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

New Seller Sunday- Toastory

Hello! Welcome to another New Seller Sunday! Our New Seller this week is toastory, a seller that sells accessories made of fabric. She sells necklaces, brooches, scarves, tote bags, and bracelets. She has a wonderful necklace that is really cool and is a black leather zipper bow. It is very unique and you will probably never see it again. To match the necklace, she sells a Khaki Zipper Bow Brooch. Another great choice is her Scarf Cubism Printed Chiffon. It is very colorful and full of cubes. You could also choose her wonderful Tote Bag Sateen Geometric Printed or her Khaki Floral Bracelet Belt. Go on, take a look in this beautiful shop! You will love this new seller, toastory!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Favorite Friday- Robin Charlotte

Welcome to another feature of Favorite Friday. This week our feature is on the shop, Robin Charlotte (search peacocktaco). This shop specializes in recycled taxidermy jewelry and air plant terrariums. I love this seller for obvious reasons. I mean, how many times on Etst to you see recycled taxidermy jewelry? Unless you have connections or something, I doubt you see it a lot. Now when you think about dead animals in jewelry, it sounds not so pretty. But before you make that assumption, take a look at her shop. These jewelry pieces are beautiful! They are also really elegant like this Seahorse Necklace. Her Air Plant Terrariums are also very pretty. It would make even the ugliest plant look beautiful! Take a look at this terrarium shaped as a bunny! Even if her jewelry isn't the most common, it is really amazing!

Taxidermy Zebra Fish Porthole Belt Buckle

Bee and Crab Earrings

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wacky Wednesday- Bambini Bohemi

Welcome, again, to Wacky Wednesday! This week we will be featuring the shop Bambini Bohemi (search moparmeg). Her adorable logos on every one of her blankets are very wacky! Each baby blanket comes with a cute logo with a baby with wings on it. This logo will just make you smile :) Some of her blankets are also cute and wacky. Why not buy a blanket covered with motorcycles for your little baby boy? Or maybe her Pretty Ladies and Stripes One Of a Kind Baby Blanket? You could even go for a fortune cookie covered baby blanket to bring your baby luck. None of those doing it for you? (However, I bet you are already excited to buy one of these blankets for your new baby.) Well maybe you could try the One Of A Kind Day of the Dead Baby Blanket, Crazy Sugar Skulls One Of a Kind Baby Blanket, or the cute Shop 'Til You Drop One of a Kind Baby Blanket for your baby girl. All these blankets are off-beat and wacky. They would make any parent smile :)

SoCal Motorcycle Club One Of A Kind Baby Blanket

Much Luck Baby One Of A Kind Baby Blanket

Crazy Sugar Skulls One Of A Kind Baby Blanket

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Talkative Tuesday- Renee Anne

Welcome to another Talkative Tuesday! This one will be on the seller Renee Anne! Take a look at my interview with her!

What products do you sell?
     At my shop I sell my original paintings, fine art reproduction prints as well as a small selection of recycled paper goods

Where did you get your shop name? 
     My shop name is my name. It's my first and middle name. People usually just call me RenĂ©e.

How did you get into artwork?
     Since I was very young I've always been a creative person. Drawing and various other crafts have always been my hobbies. It wasn't until a little over 10 years ago that I decided to try watercolor painting. My parents, my husband and children have been a constant encouragement and support throughout my life, always complementing and guiding in various ways. As time passes I am realizing more and more that being creative is an essential part of who I am and that I feel much more myself when I make art.

What was your inspiration for this shop?
     A friend suggested that my art would be perfect on Etsy. When she said this I had never heard of Etsy but joined right away after I checked it out for myself. I just love Etsy, what is offers and the community. My faith, my family especially my husband and two young boys and my friends all inspire the artwork that's found at the shop.

Describe your workspace and how it works for you.
     My workplace is not ideal. I would love to have my own room to work in but at this point it's just not possible. Currently, I paint on a desk in our living room. I have my paints stored high on a shelf beside the desk and set everything up every time I'm going to paint. The light in the living room is perfect. There are four large windows in the space and one is right over the desk. The kids are usually running around, playing and such while I paint but I do take advantage of nap time. I also have a very large printer and this is stored in my basement on a desk there. My basement is unfinished and there is hardly any light so I could never paint there but it's perfect for storing, printing and packing up orders. My computer is portable so I just bring it into the basement whenever I need to use the printer there.

Can you tell us one random fact about yourself?
     I used to be a synchronized swimmer.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
     It's really difficult for me to choose just one favorite item from my shop because all of my paintings sometimes feel like their my babies and I can't choose just one favorite. I really like my 4 X 4 paintings, I think "Phoebe" or "To the Ocean" are some of my favorites. The original painting "Two Birds with Heart" is also special to me and is hanging above the headboard of our bed in the master bedroom. The reproduction print is available at the shop.

Gray Bird 4x4 Print- Phoebe
To the Ocean- 4x4 Watercolor Painting
Watercolor Print- Two Birds With Heart

What tips can you give to someone starting the same kind of business?
     Create what you love and keep it up. Take advantage of being a part of the Etsy community, every one there is always so helpful and there are so many resources available on Etsy to help artists. 

If you could do one thing differently with your shop, what would it be and why?
     I'm actually currently re-designing my blog and I'm sure some of that will spill into my Etsy shop. I'm trying to unify things more, be more focussed I guess. That's what I would do differently. Ideally I think I should have started out that way but that's not how it happened. Things tend to evolve but having a focussed theme and look is important because I think it makes you stand out. I would love to do this on a full-time or at least more part-time basis but I'm taking things slow as I'm still at home with our two boys. My hope is that I'll be creating even more in the future

Thanks so much for the interview, reneeanne! Please check out her shop to see more of her wonderful artwork!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Seller Sunday- Vintage Whale

Hello and welcome to another New Seller Sunday! This week we are featuring Vintage Whale, an Etsy seller with vintage everything and great handmade jewelry! You can find great vintage items such as clothing and bags! One of my favorite jewelry series she makes are her button necklaces! They are very fun looking and different. My favorite is the Hodge Podge Button Necklace.

Another favorite of mine is her Crazy for Polka Dots Vintage Dress. The dress is just all around very fun!

This seller is very amazing at everything she does. She is just starting out but that is not a reason not to not buy! I know you will love anything from her shop!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Favorite Friday-Kirameku

Welcome again to Favorite Friday. This week our featured Friday seller is Kirameku! She is an amazing seller who sells beautiful artwork to amazing jewelry pieces! She sells some artwork , such as ink berries. These are very creative and anyone would love to have hanging around their house! She also sells really pretty jewelry. Her rings are absolutely gorgeous! Along with her earrings and bracelets. Any of these will grab your attention. At the time of writing this, she is having a July Sale! From July 2nd to July 24th, you can buy one item and get the second 10% off! So if you want a great sale, check out her shop today!

Mini Artwork- Berries

Dark Peacock Ring

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wacky Wednesday- fibrous

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday! This week we focus on the Etsy seller, fibrous. This seller sells wonderful and whimsical felted animals! These animals are definitely wacky! Each animal seems to have its own personality! You can get anything from a hedgehog to a mole! This seller's amazing hedgehogs each come with crazy needles sticking out of there back! You will love any of these animals you decide to get! So stop by her shop today!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Talkative Tuesday- KhaliNouveau

Hello! Welcome to another Talkative Tuesday. This week we interviewed KhaliNouveau! Go ahead and check out our interview!

What products do you sell?
     My shop sells a variety of goodies but mainly my original artwork, art boxes, crafts, and vintage.

Where did you get your shop name?
     My name is Aiysha Khaalid, nickname Khali, I am a full-time artist with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts. I'm a painter, an illustrator, a mixed media artist, and crafter. I am the owner and creator of the Etsy shop called KhaliNouveau. The name of my business is a combination of "Khali, a nickname given from my family and "Nouveau", French for ‘New’ inspired from the most famous and my favorite art period, Art Nouveau.
How did you get into art?
Creativity has been in my blood since an early age. I have been an artist for over 15 years. What inspires me to become an artist is my love of art, and artworks by Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt, and newly discovered Hayv Kahraman because of their original artistic style and feminine beauty in their work. Their use of details, strong symbolism, and strong composition in their artwork affects my creative energy into making my own style.
What was your inspiration for this shop?
I started my Etsy business in 2008 but many years before Etsy, I was a freelance artist with my own business as a interior mural artist. Now on Etsy, I decided to own a shop to share and sell my artwork and crafts with others.

Describe your workspace and how it works for you.
Small studio in my house. Tidy in the beginning but messy in the end of a project.

Can you tell us one random fact about yourself?
     I am also a photographer and a traveler.

What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
My favorite item in my shop is Butterflies and Gerbera daisies hanging mobile. The mobile was fun to make and I made more as gifts.

What tips can you give to someone starting the same kind of business?
I would say that don’t be afraid to fail or make mistakes, that’s part of the learning process as an artist and business owner.

If you could do one thing differently with your shop, what would it be and why?
     If it was possible, I would design the layout of my shop.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Make It! Monday Cancelled

Make It! Monday Readers,

     Yesterday, like everyone knows, was fourth of July. Because of this I had no time to plan Make It! Monday, so there will not be a Make It! Monday today. :( But don't worry! We will have one next Monday so don't miss it!


Sunday, July 4, 2010

New Seller Sunday- Karilan

For this New Seller Sunday, we are going to take a look at the shop Karilan! Karilan is a wonderful new seller that sells dream catcher jewelry and dream journals! The dream catcher jewelry is so pretty and features a dream catcher on each piece of jewelry! Now you can catch your daydreams! I love the dream journals! You can even get a custom order with many different color journals! You will love all the designs and will be quick to go back and get more from Karilan!

White Dream Catcher Necklace
Red Heart Feather Earrings
Blue Dream Catcher Hair Sticks
Orange Splash Journal with Pocket