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Bio for Heather Webster (Donutdisco)
I’ve been making linoleum block prints since 2001 when I was living in Maine. At
that time I was a beekeeping as a hobby and exploring a potential career in
healthcare, with a focus on holistic birth options for women. I was very
involved with social activism and grassroots organizing, and through all these
“off the grid” interests I was exposed to various forms of folk art, and artists
like Nikki McClure, Seth Tobocman, Peter Kuper and Marc Vallen. These images
seemed timeless, versatile and organic. I love being able to see the cut marks
in the prints and these images seemed to convey more than just beauty and skill,
but subversive and powerful ideas.

I moved to Portland, Oregon in 2006, where I continued my education in
healthcare and kept developing my linocuts. I found that making prints that
conveyed life interests and a general love for cuteness also had its place in
folk art and printing. These images were made especially adorable for those of
us who fight the good fight as students, activists, artists, healthcare workers,
parents and anyone who strives to make the world a healthier and happier place.

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I am a stay at home mom of 2 young kids and I love it! I also love crafting so an Etsy shop is a fun way for me to craft and be home with my kids. I make fun, magnetic finger puppets that I just love! I also make unique pocket greeting cards for children and adults. I have been crafting all my life and thought it would be a fun challenge to see if I could sell what I make! I have been having fun learning how to be a business woman and meeting so many wonderful people!


After years in the corporate world, Jessica Zalkin felt her crafty side a bit stifled.  When she choose to stay home with her second-- a precious little girl-- all of that pent-up-home-made goodness started to burst out!  Her new stay-at-home collided directly with her LOVE of all of the oh-so-cute hair bows and headbands that she insisted on putting on her new bundle of joy.  Good thing she got her crafty back!  Sweet Emmie Bowtique was founded after the 100th person asked, "Where in the world did you get that AMAZING bow?!?" 

Once Jessica got started, she couldn't stop!  She now makes hair clips, brooches, bows, and other accessories for everyone-- tiny babies to smiling grandmothers!  All needlework is hand stitched by Jessica.  She uses only vintage and funky buttons.  Her bows are lovingly sewn together.  These are not your typical boutique bows!

Follow Sweet Emmie Bowtique on Twitter:  @SweetEmmieBows


Creatively, I began sewing about 6 years ago.  I was given a sewing machine as a gift, and I haven’t let go of it since.  I take a lot of inspiration from my Grandmother (Daisy).  She used to make us little jumpers every summer. As a child I remember sitting for hours with all of her scraps, constructing elaborate costumes for my dolls.  I think that’s where my love to create things with fabric comes from.  Also, I just love to be surrounded by pretty things…what can I say.

Sugar became a reality for me in 2008.  I would make burp cloths or little dresses for friends, and it more or less spiraled from there.  Now, I have a little studio in my home, and get to create beautiful gifts and clothing on a daily basis.

I hope you enjoy your Sugar items as much as I enjoyed making them.


Caroline Brown said...

Thanks Louise! I really appreciate the push. And, I know all the other Etsy-ites do as well. Keep up the good work.


heidi said...

Thank you for the post- love these other creative shops!


Sweet Emmie Bowtique said...

Thanks for the feature! I enjoy seeing all the artists!

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