Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We Are Open!!!

Expressions By Devin is Back open Business. I will only be taking a limited amount of orders daily to insure a quick turn around time and to have time to spend with my new little man and Husband.

More themes to be added to the Expressions By Devin Collection soon.
Thanks so much for all your support.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blog Feature on Darlin ' Details

Hi Everyone,
Today's Blog Feature is on a Fellow Etsy Kids Member Darlin ' Details. She makes adorable one of a kind shirt and so much more. Find out how she started her own business on etsy.

I first head about Etsy through a friend. I was making Christmas Presents for my son's teachers and she told me that I should list them to sell on the site Etsy. So that is how my business Darlin' Details started. Who knew that making applique initialed tote bags would led to a business.

I am a work at home mom with two wonderful children, an english bulldog and fabulous husband. I love to make cute applique t-shirts and tote bags. These by far are my favorite crafting projects. I have an art education degree from the University of Georgia. I am a die hard Georgia Bulldog fan and you will see lots of red and black in my shop. Having an art degree I have always been doing art and craft projects weather it was making birth announcements, wedding invitations or gifts for my children's teachers.

I love creating things and I am always looking for ideas. I will have to say my daughter is what started the business idea. I was not willing to pay what retail shops charge for dresses and monogrammed items so I decided to start making things for her myself. Being new to the Etsy world I am just finding my way into the world of internet and social media. This is how I get my world out to the world. I have a Facebook page and I tweet under my name ugaem. I have started doing arts and craft events. I try to do at least one show a month locally.

My advice is to keep at it no matter how overwhelming it can be at times.

Check out her shop for more adorable items:


Thursday, January 19, 2012

New Theme Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone,
I have been busy working in my studio making new items for when I reopen in a few days.
Here is the new theme that will be added to the Expressions By Devin Collection:

I Love how it turned out. I can't wait to add this to my shop.
Have a Wonderful day!!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blog Feature on: Kidz Wiz Padz

Hi Everyone,
Blog Features are back.. I have tons of awesome shops to share with you. Today's Blog feature is on a Fellow EtsyKids members shop Kidz Wiz Padz. She has a wonderful and a awesome product for all those moms with children trying to be potty trained and a awesome new product to keep your little ones socks from falling off.

1)How did you first hear about Etsy?:

I heard about Etsy from friends/ word-of-mouth mostly.

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

I'm a work-at-home-mom to my 2 1/2 year old daughter, Ava, and new baby girl . My former life was in advertising/ marketing for an international corporation. I've always had the creativity and entrepreneurial bug, so when I had to the opportunity to stay home with my daughter, I jumped on the chance to start my own shop! Like everyone on Etsy, I LOVE to make things! It's so fun to take pride in a finished product that YOU made yourself.

3)How did you get started as a designer?

Since becoming a mom, I've had so many ideas for baby products and things that would be useful to any mom (we always need more help, right!?). When I began potty training my 2 year old daughter, she almost immediately wanted to wear panties (everywhere), but was not necessarily ready. I didn't want to squash her spirit and ambition, so I let her (even though we had a GAZILLION accidents). I immediately knew I needed a solution to accidents in her carseat, while we were out. Every parent knows what an absolute pain in the butt those things are to take out of the car, take apart, wash and put it all back together again! I looked online and couldn't find any carseat liners with good reviews or that could be machine washed and dried. I tried using a towel and also a puppy training pad, but she would just pull them out and they'd end up on the floor of the car. Soooooo....I made my own. Thus, Kidz Wiz Padz was born. Soon, all of my friends wanted one and their friends wanted one and I quickly knew I was on to something! And so, I became I designer. I'm currently in the process of getting my name and design trademarked and patented. We've been approved by the CPSIA; Kidz Wiz Padz follows all safety requirements set for children's products. We're also currently under review with the Transportation Safety Commission.

4)What inspires you to create?:

I usually create things that I need or things that I find in retail, that I know I could make myself for less money and exactly the way I want it!

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

I haven't done much advertising yet, although I plan to increase that during the next few months. I've mostly been relying on word-of-mouth and I do the Etsy Showcases, from time-to-time.

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

My best advice for other aspiring designers is to find your niche. Create something you are passionate about, believe in and something that other people will believe in and need/ want too.

Make sure you check out her amazing Products:


I am still here

Hi everyone,
Sorry it has been so long. I am still here I promise. I am starting to get back in the swing of things since our little man was born. today was the first day I started back in the studio. I started working on a new theme( Rapunzel Inspired). I finished a Birthday banner in that theme. I am hoping to have the whole party pack ready for pictures later this week. I will post a sneak peek of the banner on my Facebook Fan page... Make sure you check it out and "like" our page. You can find our Facebook Fan page link on the right hand side of the blog under the Tab Followers.
I will officially be re open Feb 1st.

Have a wonderful Evening!!!