Friday Feature: Crystalcat1989

Note: Today we are visiting with Crystal, of Crystalcat1989.

Poison Ivy geeky cross stitch bookmark

Poison Ivy geeky cross stitch bookmark

I have always been a crafty person. Making random things started crocheting first then I learned to knit , cross stitch and because of my shop I have bought wool and learned to needle felt and spin yarn.

green Foxalope doll

green Foxalope doll

A friend said I should sell my stuff on Etsy so I opened up my shop in May 2011.

Felted Fox can cozy koozie

Felted Fox can cozy koozie

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Tuesday Treasure: Blue Sleeping Owl Ornament by OwlWaysThere

Blue Sleeping Owl Ornament

Blue Sleeping Owl Ornament

Tuesday Treasure: Heart Ring from PurpleCat

Today’s treasure comes from the shop of PurpleCat, a new member to the DTeam.

Check out the adjustable heart ring for kids (buyer chooses color):

Adjustable Heart Ring for Kids from PurpleCat

Adjustable Heart Ring for Kids from PurpleCat

Tuesday Treasure: Lace Wedding Veil from VintageCarolina

Lace Wedding Veil from VintageCarolina

Lace Wedding Veil from VintageCarolina

Tuesday Treasure: Blue Floral Piggy Bank from GrapeVine Ceramics

This little blue piggy bank painted with flowers is adorable! You can also request a piggy bank made just for you in the colors you choose!

Blue Floral Piggy Bank from GrapeVineCeramicsGft on Etsy

Blue Floral Piggy Bank from GrapeVineCeramicsGft on Etsy

Tuesday Treasure: Dark Garden Violets

Today’s treasure comes from ForestBlackImages:

Dark Garden Violets: ForestBlackImages

Dark Garden Violets: ForestBlackImages

Friday Feature: PrintableMotivation

Note: Today we are hearing from Elizabeth Young, of PrintableMotivation on Etsy. She’s pretty new to Etsy and the DTeam, so let’s give her a big welcome.

Baby Girl Floral Deer Hunting Print

Baby Girl Floral Deer Hunting Print

Photography has always been a huge hobby for me. I absolutely love taking photos. Originally, I used a film camera and a dark room; however, times changed drastically with the digital world. I had to succumb to the new technology, and I am so happy that I did. A digital camera and Photoshop were my new tools that I had no idea how to use.

Starring at the Photoshop application on my computer, I did not know where to start. Do I try to adjust a photo, or do I just start playing with all the buttons? The decision was to play with buttons, because everyone loves pushing buttons when they have no idea what it does. I played around with the tool and realized how much fun I was having making digital images.

My first professional digital image was printed and given as a gift to my mom. She framed it and put it in her kitchen. This image was my Family Chalkboard print:

Family Chalkboard Printable

Family Chalkboard Printable

We were drinking coffee one morning and staring at the print. This started a discussion about how great it would be to be able to motivate people while making my hobby a business. PrintableMotivation was then created.

Each print in my shop is a digital download. My hope is that these images motivate you each and every day.

Printable Scripture Wall Art 1 Corinthians 13:13

Printable Scripture Wall Art 1 Corinthians 13:13

Tuesday Treasure: Pink Chunky Circle Scarf

A lovely scarf from ThreeYellowBirds:

Pink Chunky Circle Scarf by ThreeYellowBirds

Pink Chunky Circle Scarf by ThreeYellowBirds

Friday Feature: LovinTheGoodOleDays

Note: Today we are visiting with Lisa, from LovinTheGoodOleDays.

LovinTheGoodOleDays is a constantly evolving creative outlet for me. I started my shop with cloth napkins and handmade recycled paper. I have added items along the way that filled either a personal need I had or something I am personally interested in.

Fall Beauty Upcycled Corduroy and Wool Sweater Pencil Skirt

Fall Beauty Upcycled Corduroy and Wool Sweater Pencil Skirt

While I love all the brightly colored items I see on Etsy, I am actually quite down to Earth and I think the items I make give you a good idea of my own personal tastes. If I wouldn’t have it in my home, I wouldn’t have it in my shop, unless it is a custom order, that is.

Americana Sweetheart Upcycled Sweater Dress

Americana Sweetheart Upcycled Sweater Dress

The newest addition to my shop is my Sweater Creation line of recycled/upcycled sweater garments. I just have a few now, but I have a mountain of sweaters and so many great ideas. I am so pleased to finally have this line getting under way. I must give a shout-out to Katwise, the originator of the reconstructed sweater coat, for her inspiration. Without her tutorial and her blessing, these might never have come to be.

Good Ole' Laundry Soap

Good Ole’ Laundry Soap

And a great big thank you to Etsy for making it possible for so many creative folks to be able to follow their dreams.

Tuesday Treasure: Copper Spiral Earrings from GoddessDay

Copper Spiral Earrings by GoddessDay

Copper Spiral Earrings by GoddessDay

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