Themed Nomination Winners – The Art of Letter Writing

katrinarodabaugh

This week’s theme ‘The Art of Letter Writing’ certainly brought some heartfelt comments and nostalgic sentiments. I was also rewarded with lot’s of nominations and I have had such a hard time choosing from them all. Don’t get me wrong though – I am thrilled with your response, thank-you all. Who wouldn’t want more love? […]

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Themed Nomination – The Art of Letter Writing

marmaline

I received a letter the other day. I know that doesn’t sound very remarkable, but it wasn’t an email, or a Facebook message, nor was it a letter from the bank. It was a beautifully  hand written letter for me personally on real lined paper in dark blue ink written with a fountain pen. It […]

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Featured Member: Red or Gray Art

Red or Gray Art How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? Using fabric , paper and wood that is discarded or found on thrift store shelves, garage sales, even junk mail!  Most greeting cards I receive have been eventually crafted into collage or birds of some type and my business cards […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Back to School

Copabananas

Many thanks for the nominations I received for this week’s theme ‘Back to School’ Without further ado here are the amazing winners: Another great lunch bag idea was nominated by BululuStudio. Fused and Reused! Reusable lunch bag cleverly constructed by Copabananas from recycled plastic bags Such another excellent use of  recycled plastic from DebbieAremDesigns: Recycled […]

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Themed Nomination – Out and About in the Great Outdoors.

greenbelts

Partially inspired by Jen’s wonderful Monday article about frogs, this weeks’ theme is a celebration of the great outdoors. During the summer months in  North America millions of people participate in a variety of outdoors adventures. Where I live in the mountains of BC in Canada we love to explore our beautiful environment through hiking, […]

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Themed Nomination Winners – Full Bloom

TrilliumArtisans

Thank-you so much for all the enthusiasm I received for this week’s flower theme. There were so many excellent nominations to choose from. This super cute reversible turquoise and pink flower hat was nominated by StrandRedesign: Flipside Hats are made by Trillium Artisans member Kori Giudici from salvaged materials. Ojamiya nominated this romantic set of […]

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Featured Member: One Loom Studio

One Loom Studio How did you get started in your chosen craft? I’ve always crafted, but after being laid off from my textile design job in 2009 I decided it was time to make my hobby, a full time occupation. What had frustrated me most in my design career, was the lack of caring about […]

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News and Views: Who Shops at Thrift Stores?

In short, the answer is…me! I am a huge fan of the many different types of thrifty stores out there (Salvation Army, Goodwill, second hand consignment shops, vintage sellers on Etsy, etc.) as I have never failed to find the coolest and most unexpected items within their walls. Those of us who are fans of […]

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Featured Member: Oblue

Oblue How did you get started in your chosen craft? I started my business (officially) in August 2009. Before I was knocking pieces up for friends and family and things kind of starting moving on their own. I have an artistic background with a degree in Fine Art (specializing in painting and textiles) but had […]

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