Friday, June 17, 2011

Creative Knitful Dezigns

MamitaBella93'S Knitful Dezigns on EtsyIt might be summer in the northern hemisphere of the world, but down on the other side of the equator in places like Australia, it's smack dab in the middle of their winter months!

In today's shop you can find items for either season, though, because MamitaBella93'S Knitful Dezigns on Etsy is filled with not just knit hats and slippers but also accessories galore for women and children both!

Veronica, the artisan behind all these cozy made-with-love items loves art and she's just beginning to tap into her creativity and creativity abounds as she's also preparing to release a plush doll collection as well!

Veronica accepts custom orders too, so if you have something in mind you don't see in her shop or if you see something in her shop you love but want in a different color, be sure to send her a note!


If you like what you see in Veronica's shop, you may also enjoy visiting the Knitful Dezigns blog or stopping by to say hi on Facebook or Twitter!

[This blog post is a "BESTeam Feature" for the Boosting Etsy Shops Team. The BESTeam is dedicated to helping its members promote their shops and assisting each other in marketing, advertising and sharing the tips and tricks of running an online business. If you are a seller on Etsy and are interested in becoming a member of the BESTeam, the team is accepting new members and you can find more information about the team as well as apply to become a member HERE.]

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 6/15 thru 6/21

I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Morning Mosaics

Whether thrown on a wheel or molded by hand, in my experience wet clay is one of the most soothing ways to spend a day creating.

Today's mosaic celebrates artists who pour their love and creativity into this ancient craft to create timeless treasures.

NewMoonStudio - Handmade Functional and Decorative Porcelain Ceramics

NewMoonStudio from Rhode Island

A shop filled with beautiful handcrafted clay and porcelain designs from dishes to jewelry as well as magnets, vases and more. All items are handmade on the potter’s wheel or built by hand by the artisan. No molds are used in her work which results in every piece having its own individual characteristics.

RobertaPolfus - Roberta Polfus Porcelain

Roberta Polfus from Oak Park, Illinois

Carved and sometimes gestural pieces reminiscent of nature and created to fit and feel good in the hand. While these breathtaking artistic renditions are generally not representations of actual objects, they reflect the shapes, patterns, colors and surface textures of nature that Roberta Polfus is drawn to in everyday life.

WhiteEarthStudio - Modern Ceramics and Pottery Handmade in White Porcelain

White Earth Studio from Onalaska, Wisconsin

An independent studio potter, the artist behind White Earth Studio has exhibited as well as received awards for their work. No surprise too! With beautiful organic designs and more than thirty years of experience, each piece within this sculptor's shop is not just delicate and eye-catching but absolutely breathtaking.

TheRunnyBunny - Quirky Hybrid Creatures and More

Robin Van Valkenburgh from Asheville, North Carolina

Creepy and kinda weird, but definitely full of personality, I find this shop fascinating! Chubby cheeked cherub faces on little bird bodies sit among animal headed Victorian ladies and monkey headed deer in this shop where creativity and originality abounds and even takes a walk over into the creepy side a time or two.

I hope you enjoyed this tour through a few of the amazing artisans and artists on Etsy who carry on this beautiful and timeless art form.

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