Saturday, February 20, 2010

Full TiLT Ahead

Today's feature is the Etsy Blogger of the month for February with the EtsyBloggers Team! I'm so glad they pointed her out too, because I'd hate to have missed this shop and all the wonderful creations it contains.

TiLT Creations is an Etsy shop that's filled with a variety of different styles of handbags, clutches, backpacks, totes and much more! The artist's name is.... and she uses not just a variety of styles, but also a ton of different, beautiful fabrics that really show off her designs as well.

Each piece is one of a kind and absolutely unique too!

The artist that runs the shop is a stay at home mom of two children of 14 and 4, so as you imagine her life must be outrageously hectic and chaotic! And yet, she still has time to create a large variety of pieces, all by hand, and run two Etsy shops as well as a blog. Truly remarkable!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT TILTCREATIONS' SHOP AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Temari?

Do you know what Temari is? Me neither. At least not until I ran across today's feature shop and became both fascinated and enchanted by the gorgeous works of art that I found there.

Temari is a thousand year old craft that originated in China and was then introduced to Japan about five or six centuries ago.

According to Wikipedia, temari were historically constructed from the remnants of old kimonos. Pieces of silk fabric would be wadded up to form a ball, and then the wad would be wrapped with strips of fabric.

As time passed, traditional temari became an art, with the functional stitching becoming more decorative and detailed, until the balls displayed intricate embroidery.

Julie and Co.'s shop is filled with these beautiful, intricate pieces of art that are both fascinating to behold and stimulating to the senses. They're absolutely gorgeous and I can't even imagine the amount of work it takes to make one, let alone the huge variety of them that Julie and Co. has to offer in their shop.

TO VISIT JULIEANDCO'S SHOP YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Love At First Blush

I don't know if it's the pictures and presentation or just the actual pieces themselves, but when I first saw the products of today's artisan's shop, I was nearly speechless.

I'm in love. I didn't even blush first either!


The shop, Love at First Blush, is ran by a very talented fashion designer and artist named Sabrina who specializes in hand cut leather cuffs and accessories. Each item she makes is is crafted and cut by hand to be unique and one-of-a-kind.

LoveAtFirstBlush is inspired by fairy tales, vintage details, watercolor paintings, Japanese art, and vintage lingerie.

The collection is currently focused on hand cut leather accessories. Sabrina's designs are absolutely breathtaking and definitely a must-see. She even does custom work!


YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT LOVEATFIRSTBLUSH'S SHOP AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Miss Pretty Perfect

Unique, One-of-a-Kind handbag creations is what today's feature shop is all about.

Miss Pretty Perfect Handbags makes designer leather handbags that are all original and handmade for each to be unique and one of a kind.

The shop is ran by La Toya, who has had a passion for fashion every since she was a little girl. She's a two-time graduate in fashion design and has a BS in Fashion and Merchandising.

She's learned from the best, and is now offering the products of all that knowledge and talent on Etsy! The Miss Pretty Perfect line of handbags are made of Upholstery Fabric patchwork and leather combinations.

TO VISIT MISSPRETTYPERFECT'S SHOP YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Turning Chaos into Harmony

In today's feature shop, they state they're "The best selection of Irish Crochet jewelry and gifts on Etsy." And you can believe it too! I can honestly say I've never seen anything like the intricate, beautiful pieces this shop contains anywhere else on Etsy. I do a LOT of browsing on Etsy, too!

As Emily says in her profile, Whether it's beading, crocheting, knitting or sewing, it all has one thing in common, the thread that holds it all together.

I mean, sure, there's lots of knitters, crocheters and tatters out there. That goes without saying. But it's not often you find the ones that have stamped their own personal style and appeal on ever piece they make. That in itself is a rare art and it makes each and everyone of their pieces a unique piece of art.

In Nothingbutstring's shop you'll be sure to find lots of these unique pieces and designs for both you and your home's decor. Emily's work is something you really don't want to miss, and I admit that I, myself, have my eye on a few pieces in her shop that I'd love to have for myself.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT NOTHINGBUTSTRING'S SHOP AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Erica Takes Pictures

Today's shop is a newbie on Etsy. And when I mean newbie, I mean she hasn't even been on Etsy a month yet. From what I've seen of her work so far though, there's a bright future ahead for this budding entrepreneur.

Erica Jakes is the artist behind the shop in question, and as the shop name professes... she takes pictures! Absolutely beautiful, vibrant pictures.

I'm particularly fond of the Winter Bird series, one of which you can see here in this post. I find the contrast between the warm colors of the bird and the icy shimmer on the branches particularly eye-catching.

To see the entire series as well as some other beautiful pieces she has to offer, you really need to check out her shop. She offers her prints in a veriety of sizes and with customizable options too.

TO VISIT ERICATAKESPICTURES' SHOP YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Fuzzy Friend Named POOF!

The first time I came across today's shop, my first reaction was a soft, warm and gushy "Awwwwww!" complete with a sappy little smile.

When I was little, my mom had a little stuffed animal named Poof. In fact, I think she still has him. If I remember correctly, someone gave it to her when I was born, and it was the cutest little thing I'd ever seen.

The little felted animals sold in Felted Friends on Etsy remind me of Poof. Cute and small and just about perfect.

FeltedFriends offers handmade felted creations and children's sweaters. Each and every one of them is an original work of art made by Frances, a self-professed compulsive knitter that's been selling on Etsy since 2008.

All items in Felted Friends are hand knit by Frances in a smoke-free environment and the shop even offers custom work!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT FELTEDFRIEDS' SHOP AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

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