Tuesday, June 30, 2009



PlumsPudding has a fantastic shop on etsy where she sells play food, silk, cloths, toys, and a few other items. My personal favorites are the Felt Wool Play food which sometimes looks like real food in pictures! They are so detailed and realistic, I could not help but go through and look at every single item in her shop.

"Having a chef background, I am also usually food inspired!"
The play food is needle felted made from wool roving and she also deals with playsilks dyed in brilliant colors "(usually named for food also)", hand-stamped t shirts with fruits and veggie designs, as well as market totes and a few "whimsical" adult items like hair ties.

What I think is great besides how awesome her items look is that they are made with natural materials whenever possible, especially since many of her items are made for children. And this hobby of PlumsPudding has been a part of her life for years but only for the past three and a half months has she been selling her creations on etsy, and she has been doing quite well!

One item that is best seller is her Marshmallow Wool Dryer Balls, which are used in the dryer to speed up the drying process when you do laundry! It is a neat idea and worth the purchase.

"I would love to give hand-carved rubber stamps a try, that pink material that most are made from seems like it would be really satisfying to carve into. I love creating new food items that aren't common, like my pineapple, cottage or cannoli."

Good luck to PlumsPudding, and I can't wait to see more of her creations in the future!

I am so greatful for everyone who has allowed me to do features on them here on this blog, and the wonderful individuals who have begun to watch this and read my posts! Thank you to all.
Recently I have been thinking and I decided that every now and then, or once every other week or two I would shake things up and do a post on Great Etsy Finds, Personal Favorites, Art Styles, Cool Places, and many more things. Basically I would post about other things as well as Etsy sellers! I am open to any and all suggestions, so feel free to comment on something you would like to read about!
Again, thank you to everyone, and I cannot wait to begin writing about more topics that are fun and new to read about.

Monday, June 29, 2009


AmonetteN is a very creative etsy seller who is passionate about making cards and scrapbooking pages. Because I've done a feature on scrapbooking already I will focus mainly on her beautiful cards.
She has been creadting cards for the past 5 years and has been sharing her creations with friends and family but has now branched out and begun to sell her items on etsy.

She creates new designs constantly so that you can have something different and unique from a plain card you can purchase at the store. She also likes to personalize them so that each is special to the individual.
The types of cards you can find in her chop are: Birthday, Baby, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Thank You, Congratulations, Friendship, Different Holidays, and Blank Cards for all Occasions.
"I put either white or cream cardstock inside each card which I stamp the message on. This makes the card heavier with a finished look. It also makes it easier to add your own message to the card."

All cards are made and ready to go when you order.
"Each card comes with an envelope with a design stamped on it to match the card. Sometimes I will use clear envelopes with certain cards but I will put that in the description of the card. Cards will be shipped in a cellophane bag to keep the cards protected. I will mail your item in a protected envelope so it will arrive to you in perfect condition."

Instead of going to hallmark and buying a card that many others have purchased, stop by AmonetteN's shop and select for yourself some amazing cards that are sure to catch the receivers eye and attention.
Even for the Holidays you can have a customized card such as this red, white, and blue card which is great for the 4th of July coming up!

Sunday, June 21, 2009



I would like to start off by saying that "PA"'s work is so very unique and beautiful. When I went through her shop I was compelled to look at every single piece because each one is so different and pleasing to look at!

She uses the "art" of origami in her work, but likes to give it a pratical function as well. So, she makes jewelry, hair accessories, gifts, and ornaments. This has been going on for about a year and a half, but she has been doing origami since about the fourth grade.

"I love colors and textures. Origami allows me to make simple and delicate items, that are bold at the same time. I love how one sheet of paper has so many possibilities. In addition, I would love to try Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and get back into sculpting again."

A tid bit about the artists herself: "My favorite things in life have got to be ice cream, sunshine, and hugs. I live in New York City and have the big job that a lot of people my age dream about, but secretly I'm a Jersey girl who sang in the glee club. Go figure :)"

Because PaperAffection's work is so beautiful, I had such a difficult time picking out specific pieces that I would show in this post, and so I chose more than I usually do! But I hope this gives you all a good taste of her work, and that you would go further and look into her shop more.

I noticed also that though her work is paper, they all are very durable and will last a long time. Don't feel discouraged that it's paper! Her items are great for gifts, and personal buys, and anything else you can think of.

More amazing shops are coming up! So continue to stop in each week, and I apologize for the lag in my posting, but they are starting up again and will become regular as well.