Here I am for my second post, still getting the hang of it. Not sure if it's too long, too short...though today I have a few cool things to share. Hopefully it won't be too long and you'll find something interesting (I'm featuring a couple of talented artisans) and inspiring (be inspired to either buy handmade, or start making and selling those handmade items you've been dreaming about).
First off...there's Etsy. I you aren't already familiar with Etsy, it's an online marketplace for everything, handmade, vintage and supplies that cover a wide range of items including art, photography, jewelery, clothing, edibles, bath & beauty and so much more. It's an amazing craft market place that fits between Amazon and eBay and has hundreds of thousands (no exaggeration here) of members in 150 different countries. It's the best place to find that special & unique gift or item you're shopping for.
So...this morning when I checked my Etsy store activity, I noticed I was included in a Mothers Day Flowers treasury, which is a collection of themed items an Etsy shop owner has put together using items from other shops...a great way to support fellow shop owners. This Flowers for Mom treasury was created by a fun vintage seller from Houston Texas, Jessika in her shop Hippy Chic Finds...check out her selections...and we invite you to visit Etsy for more Mothers Day gift ideas.
Hippy Chic Finds has a nice selection of affordable vintage items.
Erin's Artwork does really wonderful & colorful recipe boxes and cards with decoupage. She also does jewelry & trinket boxes...what Mom doesn't love those!
Jimmy Mann from mannmadedesigns is an artist on the east coast who does very cool contemporary jewelery using silver, recycled aluminum and vintage porcelain tiles...really so unique.
The finishing touch...a Mothers Day card from Jill in the United Kingdom.
These are simply beautiful with hand twiddled, quilled flowers! Really worth checking out her shop.
And lastly... one of a collection of vintage hanky pillows I created for Mothers Day. My Mom is no longer with me ... but I know if she was she would be loving these hanky pillows and right in there helping in the production!
Love you Mom