Oct 30, 2010

Featured EtsyBlogger: Splendid Little Stars

This month we EtsyBloggers are featuring the talented artist behind Splendid Little Stars. This artist has not one, but two shops. She is a nature lover living on acres of land who enjoys making arts and crafts. She sells adorable kids clothing and hats that are hand-dyed and handpainted. After you have finished shopping for the kids you can hop on over to her other shop to find some lovely earrings for yourself. Her angel earrings are so darling and come in a variety of different colors. Take a look at a few of my favorite things. You can find her at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SparklyPark or at http://www.etsy.com/shop/SplendidLittleStars or read her blog at http://splendidlittlestars.blogspot.com

Oct 29, 2010

Favorite Halloween Costume

With all the Halloween decorations abound and pondering ideas for costumes to wear this year, I am brought back to childhood memories of Trick-or-Treating and past Halloween costumes. As a child, I was very fortunate to have a talented and creative mom who was a genius with a needle and thread. My costumes were always handmade and lovely. But by far my favorite was my harem girl costume. It was pink of course and so girly. I loved it. It looked just like the ones from the Chipmunk Adventure movie that the Chipettes wore. I almost won the costume contest too :) What was your favorite costume?

Oct 14, 2010

BESTeam Feature: Leo and Junie

This week I had the pleasure of featuring Leo and Junie. A talented jewelry maker who got her start in fine jewlery. She loves nature, books, and vintage items. Some of her favorite materials to work with are gemstones, crystals, sterling silver, brass, and vintage items. This relatively new shop has already had some success with quite a few sales. The items are very charming. Take a look at a few of my favorites. These rose bobby pins are adorable. Great finisher to any outfit. Love the wire wrapping on this pretty pink ring. And how great are these flower earrings. They are darling and definitely have a vintage feel to them. Be sure to stop by her shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/LeoAndJunie or read her blog at http://leoandjunie.blogspot.com or follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/leoandjunie or become a fan at http://facebook.com/LeoandJunie

Oct 7, 2010

BESTeam Feature: Too Much of a Good Thing

This week I had the pleasure of featuring Too Much of a Good Thing. This newly married Oregonian is always busy creating and her shop has a little something for everyone. Her shop has things from handmade greeting cards to hand crocheted stuffed animals to handcrafted hair pieces. She makes quality items and makes sure to only use cotton yarn in her crocheted pieces. Her blog is also great and is worth a read. It is so interesting and really lets you get to know the personality behind all of these great creations. Take a look at a few of my favorites. This greeting card has the quintessential old fashioned child’s play toy…the sock monkey. Perfect for a congratulations on the new baby card. Also great gifts for children are these adorable stuffed animals. The monkey and the elephant are my favorite and look cute as a pair. There is also an adorable giraffe or a tiger. Definitely take the time to stop by and take a look at this shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/TooMuchOfAGoodThing or follow her blog at http://leylafolsom.wordpress.com.

Oct 1, 2010

BESTeam Feature: Unique Designs by Ms P

This week I have the pleasure of featuring the little shop with the big name known as Unique Designs by Ms P. This artist has been creating since she was a small child. She started creating clothes for her Barbies and hasn't stopped creating since. Her shop features beautiful jewelry, as well as, lovely hand crocheted items. Take a look at a few of my favorites. These gloves are absolutely fabulous. They are practical and stylish by being fingerless, but still keep your hands and wrists warm. I simply adore the colors as well. The "Family Bracelet" is very cool and comes in birthstone colors accented by pearls. I love pearls. I love that you could get one for each memeber of the family. They are so elegant and dainty that stacking them on your wrist would look great too. Stop by this shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/UniqueDesignsbyMsP or read her blog at http://www.uniquedesignsbymsp.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/myuniquedesigns.