Archive | January, 2012
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Contemporary and Whimsical Bead Art

31 Jan

Contemporary and Whimsical Bead Art

I have a business, not because I want to be a business owner, but because it allows me to express and share my passion and creativity for art and creating. My dream is to make a living as a professional bead artist.

Easy DIY Skirt Tutorial

30 Jan

Today’s skirt making tutorial is brought to you courtesy of one of my favorite people both in real life and the blog-o-sphere. Upcycler and hula hooper extraordinaire, Sarah Jordan, is going to show you how to craft using items you already have at home, and you’ll make it in record time.

When Sarah says easy, she means business. This skirt practically makes itself – if you know how to trace, you can make this skirt!
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Sweet and Deadly Jewelry

29 Jan

Sweet and Deadly Jewelry

Want to know a bit more about today’s featured crafter?

This quote from her pretty much sums it up – “Dark, Funky & Old School Jewelry for Girls Who Rock & Kick Ass!”

Simply Beautiful Boutique Clothing

28 Jan

Simply Beautiful Boutique Clothing

Today’s featured crafter derives most of her inspiration from her daughters explaining:

“I love to see them wear new creations I come up with. Many of my fabric combinations come from things found in nature. I find myself drawn to pretty floral patterns in palettes that reflect gorgeous gardens and amazing flora.”

Handmade, bright, handpainted, ceramic, bespoke

27 Jan

Handmade, bright, handpainted, ceramic, bespoke

Every so often we get a crafter whose creations simply speak for themselves – Alice is one of those people. She wasn’t much for chatting it up in her interview, but once you take a look at her buttons you will begin to get a picture of her unique outlook and focus.

A Jolly January Giveaway

24 Jan

Thanks to some extra generous sponsors this month we will have TWO winners!

Over $100 in Value, Up For Grabs

One winner will receive:

  • 100 Custom Name Labels from All Things Labels
  • NaturalSoaks Oatmeal Almond Bath Soak and Sugar ‘n Spice Sugar Scrub
  • 1 Copy of the Love Potion eBook + Community Membership

Another winner will receive:

  • NaturalSoaks Mint and Lavender Bath Soaks
  • 1 Copy of the Love Potion eBook + Community Membership
How To Enter:
  1. Leave a comment below telling us how these products would help you
  2. Like us on Facebook (If you’re already a “like-er” you are already entered)
  3. Tweet the following link about the giveaway:

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3 chances to enter per person, must be 18+. Winners will be notified and contacted via route of entry. Giveaway ends at 12:00 PM PST on January 31, 2012. (more…)

Nostalgic with an edge.

24 Jan

Nostalgic with an edge.

I am inspired by vintage and antique jewelry, and the individual elements that I collect. A button, buckle, game piece or plumbing part might just spark an idea for a bracelet or necklace.

simple, organic, and determined

23 Jan

simple, organic, and determined

I’ve co-developed the crafter’s society on Facebook. I truly believe in building a camraderie with fellow crafters instead of a competition. It makes growing a business much more fun! We work together to grow together and I believe this philosophy can reach out to everyone.

They say it’s lonely at the top, it’s only lonely at the top if you step on people to get there!

Whimsical Critters and Greeting Cards Meet

22 Jan

Whimsical Critters and Greeting Cards Meet

Thanks to all the handmade artists out there creating cool things, and to all the great people supporting and promoting their handcrafted and love-filled items!

Unique Handmade Creations

21 Jan

Unique Handmade Creations

Handmade has always meant SPECIAL! You can’t find something you want, then you make it!! You’ll be the only one in the neighborhood with the One Of A Kind item!! Plus it make me feel very accomplished when I create!!

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