Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I recently came into contact with this great shop! Everyone needs to stop by http://JudyEvansCollection.etsy.com and look at the beautiful items that are listed in this shop.

How long have you been making your items?

I've been designing and making jewelry for 5 years and just started doing the plate stands in the Fall of 2007.

What made you start selling on etsy:

Christy at JuneBugDressup.etsy.com recommended etsy when I met her at a craft fair in June of this year. I went straight home, looked it up and was hooked! I started my shop on June 15, 2008 - just 1 day after the craft fair.

Tell us about your favorite piece:

It's a challenge for me to pick my favorite piece - I'm eclectric by nature and like a lot of pieces for different reasons. If I have to choose just one it would have to be the necklace April E (named for my daughter) because it has a very natural and earthy look and the colors in this piece make it very versatile.


Debbie P necklace is a close 2nd because it's just beautiful and sparkly.


(I promise this is the last favorite choice) 3rd would be the Delma J earrings because they are a perfect length, are subtle and look great with so many colors.


Saturday, July 19, 2008


I recently had a bow custom made for my daughter from this shop. They were very easy to work with and matched my daughters party dress perfectly. I am very excited to be recieving this bow. Everyone really needs to check out this shop! Beautiful selection of high quality bows for every little girl!

I adore this item:


What made you decide to start selling one etsy?

We are currently working on building our own website, we had a few inquiries about our bows online and wanted to get an outlet started as quickly as possible. Etsy has been a great way to do that - low fees, lots of exposure and a great opportunity to expand our network base.

How did you come up with your shop name?

My daughter's name is Annabelle. My Mom & I were thinking of names and I said it should definitely somehow be named after her because she's the reason we started making bows. I had started calling her Annabelle Bananabelle and after a lot of other names, we decided Banana Belle was something different yet meaningful to us.

Tell me about your work?

My Mom & I work together, she is much craftier than I. We work together coming up with ideas and playing around with the ribbon but my Mom (Bonnie) is the bow maker. Annabelle tags along with us to the mom 2 mom sales as our model, she really knows how to increase sales. ( I see a future in marketing for her) We pay attention to the details…fully line our clips, heat seal the ends to prevent fraying and give our bows a professional look. We take great pride in what we do and think about each and every little "belle" that will wear our bows.

Do you have a favorite bow that you have made?

They're all my favorite. I love sitting down and coming up with new ideas. Right now the double ruffle w/ tulle on a crochet headband is my favorite. ....Until the next one.

Did any one inspire your work?

From Cristin - Annabelle - she is the first grand-daughter after 4 boys. We had been waiting for a girl for 7 years, and finally the princess arrived!! She needed something to stand out from the boys and what better then a bow!

From Bonnie - Becoming a grandparent has been a wonderful experience. We have been blessed with four grandsons and then we got the news of a girl. Of course, we always want every baby to be healthly, but we were having a girl, how exciting. We started making bows right away. We wanted everyone to know from the start that she was our little princess.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

http://WorldOfMoments.etsy.com opened their store out of the need to provide therapy for themself and their two boys on the autism spectrum. They were looking for a way to help them work through sensory disorders, attention problems, and to help build their imaginations.

This shop is filled with original art, cards and aceos.

I really enjoy this piece:

Be sure to stop and check out this shop, 10% of each item in this store will directly benefit The Dockery Foundation in Olive Branch, MS.


http://lrsteiner.etsy.com has a great selection of handmade cards, tags and note cards.

The items in this shop are all clothing themed and very cute.

I really like this one:

All the items in this shop are adorable!


My mom taught me to knit about six months ago and I have really been enjoying it so far.

Recently I started knitting baby hats and I am now addicted.

Here is what I have made so far:

Newborn boy:


0/6 months girl:


6/12 months modeled by my beautiful 11 month old daughter:


I am thinking of opening a third shop with all my knitted items!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Trading madness

I have become addicted to something else on etsy!

Trading!!! Its wonderful. I am a stay at home mom so that being said I am sure everyone knows that I do not always have a lot of money so trading is a great way for me to get gifts and to treat myself.

I started a trade and replace on the forums and I have been able to get some great items this way!!!

Stop by and check it out!!



http://karley.etsy.com has a cute little shop. At this time they mostly have coffee sleeves listed. If you enjoy coffee and do not want to add more garbage they would be a great alternative to the cardboard sleeves. Plus you can use them over and over again.

Here is my favorite:

They have other items available so be sure to stop by and check out this shop.