Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Blog Award

This award came from My Bestie Laura at Laura and Drew Plus 2!  Thanks Bestie for giving me this award. Here are my Seven Facts. Some may now this facts already but some of you may not.

1.  My Husband and I are trying to Adopt our First child

2.  I Love Waking up super early to Go to yard sales and Love to Antique shop

3.  I Love Baking!!! I would bake everyday all day if I could.

4.  I am a Disney Freak!!!! I love everything about Disney.

5.  My favorite Color is Green

6.  I Love taking day trips to try out  restaurants that have been featured on Diner, Drive in's,  and Dives.

7.  I am a huge Party Planner. I love having Family and Friends over for BBQ's and get togethers and go all out for it. I plan  months ahead a time for it.
I give this award to:

Hopscotch Dandelions
This is the Life
The Sartin's

Monday, April 18, 2011

Feature Blog On Cuddle Sleep Dream

Hi everyone This weeks Feature blog is a fellow Etsykids team Member Cuddle Sleep Dream. Adorable Baby blankets , Sleep mask and so much more.

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?: I have been an etsy shopper for a few years. I'm not sure how I first stumbled upon it, but it was love at first click.

2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:

I live in Fairfax, VA with my husband and bulldog. I have a cooking blog that takes a lot of my time and I just recently started a new day job doing marketing.

I love all kinds of crafts! I have an obsession with fabrics and papers. Sometimes I have to avoid craft and fabric stores to save my bank account... Although sewing is my favorite, I also like scrapbooking and painting, too. My mom got me into sewing; she made us amazing halloween costumes, outfits for my stuffed animals, and recently she's been quilting. My first sewing project was making her a stuffed teddy bear by hand.

3)How did you get started as a designer?

When a good friend was having a baby I wanted to make her something nice so I designed my first minky blanket. I started making blankets and matching bibs and burp cloths for all my friends who had babies. Then, I started making pajamas and pillowcases. I just have so many ideas, all the time, that I wanted to start to sell them so that I would get a chance to make them all and think of new things.

4)What inspires you to create?:
Everything. I think about it all the time. I keep a sketchbook next to my bed, which helps me sleep at night because I can draw out some of my favorite ideas.

5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?:

I'm still pretty new as a seller; I just started in November 2010. I have been trying to get involved in teams, relist multiple times a day, and make as much stuff as I can.

6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:

Always follow your passions. Be fearless. And make something every day.

Check out Cuddle Sleep Dream's Shop:

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Love getting Customer Photos

Here are a few pictures that have been added to the Customer Photo tab.
All the items where made for Baby showers:

Keep those Photos Coming. I hope everyone is having a Wonderful Weekend!!!
Check back tomorrow for another Feature Blog on another Amazing Etsy Shop.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Feature Blog on: Poplin

Hi everyone This weeks Feature blog is a fellow Etsykids team Member. She makes the most adorable baby Items and so much more.

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?
A friend of mine who is extremely crafty started selling on Etsy and introduced me to it. I then began shopping and using the site as a consumer.

2)Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!?
) I am a wife and mama to 2 little boys (Trexen-2, Paceler-1). I work full-time at Heartland Community Church near Madison, WI as the Children's Ministry Director. I love sewing, crafty, planning parties and organize a weekly playgroup. I love sewing, making all kinds of things for babies, mamas and everyone in between.

3)How did you get started as a designer?
My mom is very crafty and has been sewing my entire life. I grew up doing craft projects, watching her make things and being inspired by creativity. With the birth of my second son and being so close to my first my mom encouraged me to find a hobby, something just for me. I chose sewing because I love fabric and really wanted to start making trendy baby items for my kiddos and friends. Paceler was 2 weeks old, I bought a sewing machine and quickly learned from my mom. I have been crafting and sewing up a storm ever since!

4)What inspires you to create?
I love to see the finished product and the adventure getting there. It is so inpiring to put my creativity into action and make something with my own hands.

5)How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?
My friends and family are amazing supporters frequenting my shop and sharing with others. I use Facebook a lot to promote items, keep fans updated and post pictures on new products. I also try to advertise on numerous blogs and websites.

6)Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?
Don't be afraid to try. Even if you can only find a few minutes or an hour each week let yourself be creative and crafty! That time to yourself re-energizes you for all other areas in life.

Make sure you check out her shop :
Faebook Fanpage:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Feature Blog on Addi Jai Party Poms

Hi Everyone,
Today's blog feature is on my Best Friend Laura's Shop : Addi Jai Party Poms .  She makes Amazing Pom poms.  Pom Poms are wonderful for Birthday parties,hanging in a room to jazz it up and perfect for Photo shoots. I have some hanging in my Studio and Love them.

1) How did you first hear about Etsy?:
The owner of Expressions by Devin herself (my BEST friend) told me just how great Etsy was!

2) Tell us about a little about yourself and your favorite craft/art!:
I’ve been married to the love of my life for almost 5 years. We have identical twin daughters that will be two this June. I have several favorite crafts, I’m not sure I could pick just one. I like lots of things from knitting to drawing.

3) How did you get started as a designer?
I was a full-time working mom and it just wasn’t working. Devin told me about Etsy and told me that I should try it out, so that’s exactly what I did. I didn’t do it without hesitation. It took me a couple of months and a push from her to get me to follow through with it. When my shop first started out, it was called Addi Jai Boutique and it consisted primarily of hair bows. That was a huge bust. I then started listing tissue paper pom poms, which was something that I had made for my daughters’ first birthday and fell in love. They were a hit! I changed my shop name to Addi Jai Party Poms and the business took off. I am now a successful stay-at-home working mom and I couldn’t be happier!

4) What inspires you to create?:
My customers.

5) How do you get the word out about your shop and Etsy?:
Through my Facebook page and word of mouth.

6) Any advice you would give to aspiring designers?:
You never know if you could be successful unless you try. Great photos are a huge plus too!
The picture above is a perfect example of the pom poms as a Photo shot Prop. SO Adorable!!

Laura would like to offer 10% off your purchase with this coupon code now until April 30th. Coupon Code: BLOGPARTY
Make sure you enter that code in the coupon section at check out.

Check out Addi Jai Party Poms:

Facebook Fan page:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Break Fun

Hi everyone,
I know alot of kids that are on spring break this week. Here are so fun and easy crafts to keep your kiddos busy. These crafts could also be fun to do at a Party. I want to make this first craft and set it in my Studio.
Blooming Buttons
Link to the craft tutorial:

Wall Graffiti
Link craft tutorial: