Monday, November 16, 2009

November Already

Without boring you all... I just want to tell you it's been the hardest year of my life so far. So, I took the summer off of crafting, selling, blogging... just about everything.
But Im back now. Hopefully in time to get some great stuff out for the holidays.
I know cyber monday is coming up. I will just say... I will have a huge special listed only on my blog (redeemable in my etsy shop)
So... stay tuned!
Lots of Love-

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Necklace Designs from ErinKeys

Arent these just amazing? I mean, I cant believe that something I made has blossomed into such a beautiful necklace (with a ton of talent and help).
Im am in awe.

Check them out.

Summer Lovin'

Ive been totally intrigued by the talented artists on Etsy that capture the true essence of summer in their photos. Below are a few of my favorites:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Product Shots by

So I contacted blythehopesvintage a few weeks back... I found her through a wholesale order I did for hautecountryvintage. Her pictures are amazing. They got hautecountryvintage on the front page. So, I thought, what the heck... might as well ask.

Here's what came from it:

Simply Beautiful!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Consider this blog Awarded!

Almost Precious has graciously awarded me and my blog with this award.
Congrats you all on finding me! And thank you for following!

Etsy Featured Seller: Laura Caswell Studios

How Long have you been creating? And how long have you been selling?
I have been creating for as long as I can remember. As a child, the only thing that would help me to focus was drawing and coloring. I started selling my art 2 years ago at 2 local galleries in town. I had 15 paintings and all of them sold as well as a lot of prints. I decided to go to teachers college. Now, after I have finished all of my schooling I have decided to sell my work online as well as promote myself locally. I hope to be making more paintings this summer.

Do you consider yourself an artist or crafter?
I am more an artist than crafter. I still think that craftwork is art but I don't think my prints work in that category. I think there are many artforms such as cooking, gardening etc...that most people might not consider as art. Art is just showing your creativity!

Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration is family and history. The idea behind my work is about integrating personal life experiences with heritage importance through the patterns of life and history. These works embrace the notion that out past and family's past has become a part of our present."Remember your history. To forget is to not belong."—Charlotte A. Black ElkIf you are asking about artists...I take ideas from a lot of artists but my work is a breed of its own.

Where do you see your etsy shop in the future?
I would love to sell my paintings online and start a t-shirt line. I hope I get featured as a "quit your day job" person but who knows. I just take it day by day and create as much as I can!!

What inspires your pieces?
My pieces are inspired by my family history, fairytales, life's beauty, my own hardships, imagination, music, colors, anything that I find interesting and I find a personal connection to.

Laura is a super talented new etsy seller. She's done a lot of research to make her store the best she can. All she needs now is our support and views! So check out her work. Be sure to tell your friends about her!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Featured Etsy Seller: Erin Keys

Featured Seller:

Does This look familiar?
Well, it should if you have been doing your homework! This is a smaller version of the Front Page Star: Dream in my shop. Doesnt it look amazing on this necklace?!

I did a search on etsy of INCROWD team members (Indiana Street Team) and found this amazing seller. The Carrie necklaces caught my eye. I went out on a limb and asked her if she would be willing to use my flowers in her necklaces. And the rest is history!

Lemon Chiffon- Doesnt it look good enough to eat?! It's perfect.

Erin is from the "big city". Close enough to personally deliver the flowers... maybe next time!
Hopefully there will be much more collabrating in the future for us!