Friday, May 1, 2009

New Camera - Nikon P90

So I got a new camera to take photos with because my family has an obsession with Nikons. I've always bought Sony digital cameras, but I decided to shoot for a Nikon.

Well, the money was well worth it and I'm about to auction that Sony on feebay! I'm more motivated than ever to walk into the backyard and take photos of my newly created puzzles. I actually want to take photos now. They turn out great! I'm now another Nikon lover in the family. :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Etsy Feature - DesignedByLucinda

Please introduce yourself.
Cindy (aka Lucinda) from Charlotte NC USA

Who inspires you?
I let the stones tell me what they want to be. Yes, I am a little bit nuts (but in a GOOD way!)

What do you enjoy creating the most?
I love making necklaces. It is a challenge to get the RIGHT pattern and still have it a length most people want :)

Do you wish to make your hobby a full time job someday?
This is my FT job :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Etsy Feature - hairflair

Please introduce yourself.
Hi! My name is Marnie and I am the creator of Hair Flair; fun, hair accessories, mostly meant for babies and little girls.

Who inspires you?
I am inspired by colours and textures. I love to mix and match and love to see what works or 'goes' and what doesn't - it feels like that learning process will never end and that's fine with me - it keeps the inspiration going :)

Do you wish to make you hobby full time someday?
I have a five year vision with my hair clips and introducing other products during that time - maybe one day I'll give up my day job as a Receptionist. (It would be very hard to give up my day job because I love to talk and I get paid well to do that!)
I have just started making jewelry and am enjoying it a lot! I am wondering, in the back of my head, it it will take over from the Hair Flair.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Etsy Feature - BarbaraCrochetStudio

Please Introduce Yourself
My name is Barbara. I'm originally from Krakow, Poland. At present - Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY. Married, one grown up son, fully employed, happy woman (Sagittarius).

Who inspires you?
My family and my friends whom I like to present with my handmade creations. Also seasons of the year, Holidays and "the special event s" - graduation, a new baby, etc.

What do you enjoy creating the most?
Recently I fell in love with crochet with thread. I enjoy creating crochet dollies and jewelry the most. I like to do small projects because I'd like to see them finished quickly.

Do you wish to make your hobby a full time job someday?
I don't think so, but I'd like to be able to spend more time with my hook and thread. Perhaps, when I retire.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Etsy Feature - wirefox

Introduce Yourself
I also go by Jolt, of Jolt's Ramblings, though my real name is Kacey Anisa.

Who Inspires You?
I am inspired by rain storms, great novels, and my teachers, past and present. I am also inspired by that hour before sunset, and the way a beautiful model looks juxtaposed against urban decay.

What do You Enjoy Creating the Most?
I enjoy working in person with models, but what I enjoy creating the very most is film. Short stories, abstract film, the works. If you did through my blogs you will find one or two shorts, but what I love most is big, cinematic stories in 20 minute format.

Do You Wish to Make Your Hobby a Full Time Job Someday?
If I have a real hobby, it would be pool, and seeing as I am not good enough to play professional, and a little tiny not to mention overly moral to be surviving as a shark.

I dream in film angels and shot sequences, I never go any place without my camera, and as for full time jobs, right now I am a full time student, but yes, I would love to pursue photography further.

As for jewelry making, I love it, but no, never as a full time job. I would go blind, and my fingers would fall off, not necessarily in that order.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Etsy Feature - Gutsche

Please Introduce Yourself
Catherine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Who Inspires You?
I'm inspired by almost all artists in some form or another. But historically I do lean towards the abstract expressionist artists. Most recently I am interested in mixed media artists.

What do You Enjoy Creating the Most?
My most recent creations are my ACEOs. They are tiny and can be extremely experimental. No fear in trying out a new technique on a small work of art.

Do You Wish to Make Your Hobby a Full Time Job Someday?
You bet. I can't wait until I retire and can do art full time.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Finally Set up Google Analytics for my website!

I've tried numerous times to set up the google analytics for my domains to keep track of my statistics. I finally got them set up today! I'm excited that I can track my domains the same way I do my etsy shops. I'm going to be working hard to place many new items in my shop soon. I cannot wait for summer to come so I can increase my inventory. 

Here's a photo of a puzzle I created this weekend. It has a curvy edge to trick you when putting it together. You'll have to dig through 132 pieces, including 2 figurals, to put this jokester together! Find it here!

Friday, February 27, 2009

iSoap is YourSoap!

Ah ha! I finally uploaded my first item in my new etsy shop. It's a beautiful shea butter and glycerin mixed bar of soap holding the scent of the sea: Sea Breeze! Please check out my new shop, as I will be adding a new item daily.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Etsy Feature - TheBrassHussy

Ah, another beautiful jewelry shop on Etsy! But this one stands out from many of the usual jewelry shops; she has stunning vintage jewelry mixed in with more contemporary. From a gorgeous pair of Chrysanthemum Flower Earrings to an Asymmetrical Necklace with charms, you can find it all in this etsy shop.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Etsy Feature - yjennings

Everybody needs a fun new piece of jewelry! Why not get yours from yjennings on etsy? She has a colorful selection of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. From clear to red, you name it, she has it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Handmade Soap

So I found a new hobby that I also truly enjoy! I've been wanting to learn how to make soap for many years now, and I finally found the time to teach myself. I've been reading about the popular craft for many months now, and I have to say, it's fabulous!

It's so much fun to create a variety of soaps that smell, and look so wonderful. I will be adding many soaps to my shop and website in the next two weeks, so please stop by and check 'em out.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Custom Puzzles

Need a unique gift for your special someone? Why not get them a custom photo jigsaw puzzle. I hand cut each one on 1/4" birch wood so it will last a lifetime. Your children, their kids, and many more generations can enjoy them! 

These are much better quality puzzles than the cardboard jigsaws you buy at your local store. If the wood gets wet, it won't get torn up like many of the others.  

You can also get custom puzzle pieces, figurals, cut from your puzzle. These can be names, years, numbers, shapes, etc. Your choice!

Personalize your puzzle here today!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Etsy Shop Feature -

What is your Etsy Shop link?

How did you find Etsy?
Google :)

When did you open your Etsy shop?
July - but didn't really "Open" until December 31st 2008

How many items have you sold?

What items do you sell in your Etsy shop?
Book handbags, frames, chocolate spoons, and more!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Personalized Dog Bandanas

Do you want something special for your furry friend? Then why not get him a custom embroidered bandana today. For only $8.00, I will embroider your dog's name on your choice of a bandana (many selections in my shop). You can also choose the thread color. I have three sizes: small, medium, and large. I can also do custom sizes, velcro, and over-the-collar bandanas. 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Handmade Hemp Jewelry

Do you want a new piece of jewelry, but don't want to spend a fortune? Check out my new handmade hemp jewelry section in my shop. I have hemp bracelets, anklets, and chokers for anyone! Custom orders are always welcome!