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Featured Designers #5

Although I have spent most of my life in the math and science field, I
have always had a need to create -- poetry, computer aided art,
quilting, ceramics, you name it. Even while I was in school for an
electrical engineering degree, I was painting irises for relaxation. I
think I used it to balance both sides of my brain.  And now that I am
in a clinical psychology PhD program (University of New Mexico), I
find beading and weaving jewelry to be incredibly fun and calming. I
want to make jewelry that is wearable art of the highest quality;
hence, I use mostly gemstones in my work. I also am having fun
learning different braiding and knotting techniques for my jewelry. If
I had my druthers, I'd make a lucrative living with my craft. However,
since that doesn't look likely at this current time, I will continue
toward my degree while crafting on the side.  But watch out!  You're
going to have to call me Dr. Lotus Jewels by December 2012!

Other random info: I love cats. I currently have 3 of…

Featured Designers #4

My name is AndrĂ©a from Stitch Silly.  I make handmade items to for families.  I have been sewing and knitting for as long as I can remember.  After some encouragement from from friends, I opened my Etsy shop in April.  While I haven't had any sales directly from the site, I've made a few sales from other venues.  I love creating new and interesting items in all craft forms.  I'm always on the look out for new and interesting ideas.  You never know what will inspire you next.
This is just a part-time adventure for me right now.  In my regular day job, I am a systems engineering consultant.  I like to think my engineer and creative sides build on each other.  Being an engineer makes the business side of this incredibly fun for me as well.

Please stop by my shop and take a look around.  If there is something specific you are looking for, I am happy to discuss custom options with you.  You can find my shop at:  I also write a blog (…

Designers showcase #3

Joy Scott
I grew up in Greenwich Village, NYC. Then I went on to get a degree in Fashion Merchandising; after graduation spending several years working for high end retailers. Wanting something more artistic, I went to work as a photo stylist, working with the team developing the props and layouts for a group of well known photographers in New York. Over the years I have tried painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors. During my search for the right artistic fit, I spent years working on the wheel in pottery. I couldn't find the colors in the glazes I needed to express myself. Finally after taking courses in many different areas I found my calling in fused glass. I spent months taking courses in Arizona developing techniques and finding new methods to express my love of color and design...

I adore books, especially classic lit…

Featured Designers #2

Hello I'm Michelle from Healthiersteps.
I'm a homeschool mom of 2 children and a registered nurse by background, I started making soaps as part of desire that I had for years and I wanted to include soap making as part of my homeschooling. A friend of mine showed me to make basic soap and my interest peaked from there on. I read every book I could get my hand on. I researched a lot on the internet  My daughter DeVannah who likes working on the computer helps with design and labeling. My husband helps by making the mold and cutting the soaps. Our entire family use the soaps I make even on my 2 year old delicate skin.
 I make handcrafted soaps which are completely natural, free of artificial ingredients. My soaps are exceptionally good for all skin types including sensitive skin. I love natural beauty and I'm inspired by the things in nature in creating my soaps. I use essential oils such as rose otto, lavender, lemon, litsea, clays, herbs and natural colorants such as plant p…

Featured Designers

My name is Tina.  When I was a kid I would watch my mom make outfits for my sister and I with the fabric we got to pick out a the store.  I am pretty sure that is were my love for fabric came from.  I made my first quilt about 11 years ago when my dad was sick with cancer.  I found quilting calming and it helped me get through that tough time.  I am now busy with our 3 very active kids and still find quilting calming.  It's how I settle down at night and how I start off my morning.  I started making custom initial quilts about 8 years ago and sold them on ebay and around my town.  They have been a good seller for me.  I decided to bring my quilts to Etsy and have been happy with all the wonderful people I have had dealings with.  I hope to continue my fun for many years with Etsy.

I am a woman who has found her Canadian heart thawed by the spirit and grace of the Mexican people living in the town I now call home. Cocktail Veils blend the mystique of t…

Kudos is due

I buy lots of my stuff from etsy, and even though i have coupons on my page, I always forget to use them on another sellers page...
I recently bought some more zips for a very courteous seller who has a store on etsy called ZIPIT.
This was my 2nd time buying from her, and although she had sent me a coupon code i forgot to use it..
Well, less than 24hrs after I made my purchases, she sent me a refund - now THAT is great customer service

So if anyone ever needs any Zips - you know where to go!

Oh, and shipping is super fast too!!!

Noah's Crew

I'm Addy, the owner/designer of Noah's Crew.  I specialize in handmade jewelry, hair and bridal accesories.  I'm a wife and a stay at home mom of a 7 year old and a 6 month old  with a Nurse practioner background living in Atlanta, Ga.  I'm a self-taught beader, passionate about beading, I see colorful beads as providing endless possibilities.  I have now opened up my Etsy shop to show some of my work Please leave a comment about your favorite items.   LouiseKnits readers get a 15% off  with the code: LKNITSJUNE You can find me on facebook for discounts and special promotions: me on Twitter: and my new blog:

It's Competition Time!

I am closing my kids clothing store and taking another direction so I have inventory I need to move.
Here is a competition to win any of the items left in my Etsy Store
Take a look at the items offered HERE
Choose the one you would like to win then leave a comment on this blog with your e mail address
If you like my facebook page  you get another entry.
The winner will be announced on the 13th of July so dont delay!

Moonlight designs jewelry

Moonlight Designs Jewelry is handmade by me in my studio in Palmer, Alaska.  I live among majestic mountains, sweeping green valleys, many rivers lakes and streams which give me plenty of natural inspiration for my gemstone creations.  I am surrounded by beautiful gardens, forest and abundant wildlife which I am lucky to see right outside my studio.  Designing unique pieces of jewelry with natural stones is my greatest passion and I hope you will love what you see!

Leigh Ann Evans

Leigh Ann

Hi, my name's Leigh Ann and I'm a wife to Mitch, mama to Hensley, doggie mama to Peaches, and bowmaker from Tennessee, but now reside in South Carolina.  I've always enjoyed crafting and grew up in a family that enjoyed crafts as well.  As a little girl, I remember watching my mama cross stitch and make woven baskets. 

Cake decorating, scrapbooking, running, and reading are activities that I enjoy in my free time.  About a year and a half ago I discovered a new hobby that has now become a favorite- bowmaking.  I discovered my love and gift for bowmaking after seeing the adorable accessories several of my friend's children were wearing.  At that point having a desire for children of my own one day, I thought that I better begin practicing in the event that God decided to bless my husband and I with a daughter one day.  After making my first bow and it turning out way better than expected, I decided to continue practicing and my "bow addiction" bega…

Time to sew....too hot to knit.....

I have got out my trusty 26 year old Pfaff Creative and started sewing..
Its too hot to knit  in summer in  AZ
Have had some success selling my creations locally so I have  posted some in  my etsy store (check it out!)

Here is a sample of what i have been making.
I plan to get some patterns written out cos they are so easy to make!
Leave a comment if that would interest you.

Tory Nova My name is Tory.

I’ve been working as a professional illustrator for a while. I’ve dabbled in children’s books, apparel, comics, and editorial work ~ I have indeed been published, and continue to do work in various industries as a versatile illustrator and designer. My work has been featured at the Society of Illustrators in NYC, American Illustration, and Creative Quarterly.

I've always been creating my own small personal projects, including painted miniature jewelry. This is the extension of that fancy. All of my paintings are hand painted with utmost precision at a very small scale, which is not an easy technique that any artisan can master.
My favorite part about being an etsy seller is definitely painting custom portraits. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. Everyone has a reason for wanting to wear a portrait of a loved one and it's always an honor to have that story be shared with me.

Lullaby Lovelies

My shop name is: Lullaby Lovelies

I am a mother of three who started making receiving blankets and burp cloths out of necessity. I soon realized my kids grew out of the small commercial receiving blankets within the first month or two of life. Trying to get a proper swaddle and adequate sleep necessitated making my own receiving blankets. I soon found myself using the old receiving blankets as burp cloths because the commercial burp cloths I could find were too small and I ended up with spit up all over me. I hope to prevent similar frustrations to other mothers out there who are looking for quality receiving blankets, burp cloths, and wash cloths/wipes for a reasonable price. The fact that they are matching and stylish is just a bonus!

My facebook page:

Tiny Cheeks Boutique  We just opened in April and are  having such a great time! We started making my son upcycled clothing and making headbands for our friends little girls. My sister found out she's expecting her baby girl in August and just started making so much that we decided to start selling! :) Here's a little snip from our announcement :
We are two sisters creating delicately, handmade hair accessories and clothing for infants, young girls, and even adults. Our goal is to create timeless pieces for girls of all ages to feel pretty and wear comfortably at the same time. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do making them!

Viv's Jewels!

.And how do you do? My name is Viv. I am so happy for the many good things that I have in my life. Although I don't have everything that I want, I do have a beautiful and wonderful daughter and her loving and charming daddy both in my life.
I grew up watching my mom sew and crochet and learned a lot from her which made me enjoy making things. Growing up, I used to have fun using the old sewing machine and make clothes for my dolls -I even used to crochet dresses for my dolls too! I used to love making friendship bracelets for my family and friends and make names on pens using colored thread. From there, the love of making jewelry grew on me and it's what I've been doing for many years now.
Here's some of my websites:

Here is my Etsy link:
Here are my blog links... & http://thecrownjewels…

Reusable bags Introducing the DIRT BAG!!!

Introducing Dirt Bags - re usable bags for school lunches, picnics, make up and more.
Made in a variety of colours and patterns now available at

Pine Branch Designs Competition

Pine Branch Designs by Cindy Brockway
Inspired by elements in nature- gardens, the forest, waterfalls, and ice crystals...each item I create is unique and beautiful. My collections of handcrafted earrings, necklaces, keepsake bracelets; beaded bookmarks are made with beautiful gemstones, amazing freshwater pearls, stunning Swarovski and Preciosa crystals, unique glass beads, and one of a kind lamp work beads. Words that describe me…Blessed, artistic, passionate Words to describe my Etsy shop… Diverse, realistic, spontaneous When did you start selling on Etsy and what inspired you to give it a try?I have been crafting for less than a year.My shop opened on Dec 14, 2010 as a venue for sharing my budding passion for jewelry making and wood working with my husband.I create an eclectic mix of beaded jewelry, suncatchers, and bookmarks!I also design and assemble wood creations such as Primitive Apples, Pumpkins, and Snowmen Ornaments! Besides creating, I also…Teach students with intensive special…

Closing down sale!

Atelier Louise Felice is changing direction..
now is the chance to buy over 50 handmade children's fashions for just $500.00 that less than $10.00 a piece!
Take a look at the store HERE and see if there is anything that may interest you - The items can also be sold in smaller lots if interested. Just send an e mail with the items you are interested in.

More gorgeous creations


Here in Denmark Etsy isn't very known but I learned about it when I lived in Hawai'i for 3 months this fall. I fell in love with  instantly and a month ago I decided to open my own little shop here. It has been so much fun already - it's a great learning experience, it really boosts my creativity to have a potential "audience" for my creations and people on etsy are very supportive and social.
My first plan for my shop was to sell my art here. I make mixed media artwork and sell prints of them here alongside with my original ACEOs. After a few days, however, I decided to list one of my paper owls, too - and it sold the same day! : ) I now have a mix of art prints, ACEOs and paper owls, flying paper elephants and cloud mobiles in my shop - it is perhaps a funny mix but it is very me!
I hope you'll have a look at my art and meet my owls - this is my address:


I've had the crafting bug every si…