Archive | September, 2012
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Minimal and easy to make

26 Sep

Minimal and easy to make

Handmade always feels so cozy. Handmade things have a personality, a character. They are made with love. They are unique. Even you cannot repeat yourself and make two identical things.

Unique, Enchanting, Delightful Paper Treasures

25 Sep

Unique, Enchanting, Delightful Paper Treasures

For the past several years I have only been selling my crafts to friends who wanted gifts for weddings, birthdays, etc. It was just recently that I started my “official” website and am just at the ground roots!

Versatile, Comfortable, Unique, Fun,

24 Sep

Versatile, Comfortable, Unique, Fun,

My inspiration comes from all around, a color that I can’t seem to get out of my head, a decoration that I am obsessing about, random things that my family says in passing it all goes into how I create.

Handmade Leather Journals and notebooks

19 Sep

Handmade Leather Journals and notebooks

Each material is carefully selected to assure a high quality for every product made by Art Journals. We use natural leather, vintage or rustic pattern, recycled paper, cotton or linen rope and natural bees wax.

Color, creativity and respect

18 Sep

Color, creativity and respect

We are the captains of Finland Handcrafters Team on etsy, a team with many members and the goal is to make Finnish artisans to be recognized in and outside Etsy in Finland and in the rest of the world.

handmade that makes a difference

17 Sep

handmade that makes a difference

I started to make handmade jewelry when I was 12, and it’s something I want to do forever.

Unique, Antique, Classic, Glamorous, Trendy

14 Sep

Unique, Antique, Classic, Glamorous, Trendy

Today’s featured crafter may have used her words sparingly, but her jewelry made using silverware speaks for itself.

Biomimetic and Architecturally Influenced Design

13 Sep

Biomimetic and Architecturally Influenced Design

Handmade because they provoke a sense of real life drama. There is a unperfectly human element to handmade that is so beautiful and refreshing in a rapidly produced world.

French Ribbon Flower Necklaces

12 Sep

French Ribbon Flower Necklaces

There’s a story about where the name of my shop (“Amy Did It”) comes from that I like to tell.

When I was in pre-school, I was tormented daily by a little girl whose name was “America.” (Note: this is NOT a thinly-disguised parable of some sort). Every day, America would beat me up. I had always learned that fighting wasn’t nice, but even pacifists have limits. On the day I reached that limit, I socked America in the nose, and ran behind the classroom door to see what would happen. America was rendered speechless and blubbering by my rare demonstration of non-peaceful resistance, even as the teacher asked her, “What’s wrong? Who hurt you?” And I, who feared obscurity more than punishment peeked out from behind the door and hollered, “Amy did it!”

The lesson (maybe this is a parable after all): You might do good, and you might do bad, but you must always, always claim credit.

Glassware made from recycled bottles

11 Sep

Glassware made from recycled bottles

One of the most valuable aspects of starting our recycled bottle crafting business is what I’ve learned about our family. We are small and we can struggle, but when it counts, our family works and stands together.

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