Archive | May, 2011
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Inspired by Nature’s Colors

31 May

Inspired by Nature’s Colors

COUPON ALERT!  Well, she doesn’t exactly have a coupon per-say, but all her items ship for free within the USA!

Beautiful Unique Custom Button Bouquets

30 May

Beautiful Unique Custom Button Bouquets

My daughter didn’t want fresh flowers for her wedding. After seeing a design for button bouquets in a bride’s magazine, she asked me to make them but she wanted them to pop.  I took the idea and ran with it adding glitz and glamour, sparkles, tulle and ribbon.  We had a button party where the bridal party drank wine, ate hor-dourves and strung the buttons for their bouquets.  They all loved the results!

Creative Textiles Art and Gifts

29 May

Creative Textiles Art and Gifts

Why mass-produced? Why own a product that everyone else has? It’s so impersonal and boring. I would hate for a friend to visit my home and say ‘Oh we’ve got that in our lounge’. The following season, items are replaced with the new mass-produced predicted fashions. Additionally, handmade products are better quality, because so much care and thought is invested by the creator. I believe in supporting local communities and the UK economy.

Fresh, Natural, Classic, Recycled, Fun

28 May

Fresh, Natural, Classic, Recycled, Fun

I am not a fan of overly mass produced art or home decor. I like the idea of having a unique piece of art in my home rather than something that is in every home down the block.  There are so many talented artists in the world that deserve a chance to show the world what they can do but never get the chance because of mass production.  What you purchase or make homemade becomes something you treasure and appreciate more and may even pass down through your family.

Handmade With Heart and Nature

27 May

Handmade With Heart and Nature

Why Handmade?

Because it comes from the heart not a factory.

Handmade Creative Designs

26 May

Handmade Creative Designs

I absolutely loved reading this application, and am so happy to feature this mother and daughter jewelry making team! How the mother half of this duo finds the time to craft while raising and homeschooling 7 children is beyond me – can you send me some of the SuperWoman juice you’re drinking?!?! Best wishes for much future success for this dynamic jewelry creating duo.

Handmade Jewelry Using Reclaimed Materials

25 May

Handmade Jewelry Using Reclaimed Materials

We both work in fashion designing apparel, and began Cold Picnic after a long summer of scouring library booksales for craft and history books. We got inspired by both, and began making jewelry from leather with the aim of trying to use as many reclaimed materials as possible.

Eclectic original fashion woman’s designs

24 May

Eclectic original fashion woman’s designs

Stop and smell the flowers, open your eyes and see the colors of spring, listen to birds and sing along, breathe, smile, love, laugh.

Mellow Glamour

23 May

Mellow Glamour

It is so great to see how many people there are out there that feel it a genuinely worthy cause to support and encourage the handmade/crafting/indie-designer movement.  In all honesty, its one of the very things that gives me hope and keeps me going!

Whimsical Colorful Girly Vintage Inspired

22 May

Whimsical Colorful Girly Vintage Inspired

I am very excited today to feature a fellow pitbull and bully breed lover : ) …and not only is the an advocate for the breed, she gives back to the rescue community by donating a portion of her handmade jewelry sales back to a local rescue. Why not give her shop a look-see and support TWO great causes at the same time!

From today’s crafter – I would like to mention a necklace that I am currently selling. It is the My Valentine Custom Dog Silhouette Necklace. The necklace features your dogs silhouette all you have to do is get me a profile picture. This necklace is super special because $5 from each sale goes to Marley’s Pit Stop Rescue! A wonderful organization and my Liza’s previous home of 4 years before I found her and brought her to her forever home.

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