Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This Happy House

Shop Feature!

Again, I came across this amazing shop on Etsy. Her work is so beautiful and unique. ThisHappyHouse features fantastic felt flower arrangements accented with ribbons, buttons and more!

Here is my interview with the talented artist:

Tell me a little about yourself:
I'm a stay-at-home mom with a 2 year-old daughter. I've always liked crafts and like to think of myself as being farily crafty, but I'm in awe of some of the amazing talent of other etsy sellers. I can easily say that I'm completely addicted to etsy!


Why did you start making your items?
I opened my shop as a way to have a little "me" time and make a little extra money at the same time. Whatever money I make goes to support other hand-made shops.


What is your inspiration?
Anything and everything. I could spend all day looking at buttons. I have buttons all over my house.

For more information or to purchase any of these wonderful items, please stop by ThisHappyHouse today!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shop Feature of the Week!

I recently came across a wonderful new shop on Etsy and wanted to share her talent.  McKenney's Keepsakes specializes in scrabble tile sized wood pendents.  She offers a wide range of designs and is happy to help make a custom orders to meet her customers specific needs.

Tell me a little about yourself:

I am mom and wife. We are a blended family with 4 kids between us. Recently we moved from the big city of Fort Lauderdale Florida, to the tiny town of Stafford Springs, CT. Our kids range in age from 16-10, 3 boys and 1 girl.

Why did you start making your items?
I've always been a fairly crafty person. I started making these pendants as gifts for other people. Those people responded very well to them so I thought I would try selling them.

What is your inspiration?

My inspiration comes from all over the place. My friends, my kids, my intrests, my family...they all inspire me in some way, shape, or form.
What else would you like to share?
I hope to expand my collection in the up coming months include not only pendants, but magnets, pushpins, and book marks. I have been experimenting with all of those things and hopefully will be able to get them introduced soon. I also have experimented with personal photos. I would like to offer this service as well. I find that the photo gifts are always great for grandparents and extended family.