Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stuff I Love - Trunkt Market

This morning I bring you some treasures from the new Trunkt Market. Hosted by 1,000 Markets, the Trunkt Market is the first and only way to buy directly from your favorite Trunkt artisans.

Take a peek at a few of my favorites.

Ferris wheel 8 x 8 photograph by 1,000 Beautiful Things

Aqua swirl ring by metamorphosis

1958 Buick photograph by James C. Ritchie

Rustic floral petals by At Fallen Leaf Creak

Music To Her Ears brooch by Tilly Bloom

Another World 8 x 8 print by sMacshop

Mini "to the nines" earrings by boldsimple

Find more work by the exceptional artisans of Trunkt here.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Featured Artisan -- Bad Cat Jewelry

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do.
I'm a SAHM who used to work in Early Intervention as a Speech Language Pathologist. I burned out after 10 years, then had a baby...as time slowly became my own (and some days it still isn't), I realized I really wanted to do something creative and work with colors. I needed something that would enable me to work at my own pace and be at home. I had made some jewelry back in college, so it felt natural and right to start making jewelry again.

What 3 words best describe your work?
Simple, classic, clean

What inspires you?
I keep juggling between colors and symmetry/geometry. For me they must work hand in hand. I absolutely love playing with colors, my color wheel, looking at nature to see what she puts together, and trying to recreate that from my mind's eye. However, that being said, if the colors are right, but the shapes are wrong, I need to wait until I find what I need. Therefore, I have jumbled up ideas in my head, but when a piece comes into fruition I feel immense satisfaction and happiness. I'd be lying if I said that other artisans didn't inspire me. Not true. I enjoy the competition and am continually working on my skills to improve and be better.

What drives you to create what you do?
My previous field was not creative and I felt stifled and very unhappy. I create to make myself happy, in turn when someone wears my piece they get a bit of happiness from me.

What makes your work unique?
This is a difficult question to answer. The market for artisan jewelry is saturated and so pieces can appear to be quite similar. I like to think that what makes my pieces unique is "me" and that "I" crafted it. I try to make one of a kind pieces in different variations on a theme. I get bored making the same old same old. I also search for vintage beads that are difficult to find.

What role does your work play in your life? What role would you like it to play?

Making jewelry is very satisfying to me and therefore it drives me continually. I think about it all the time. When I fall asleep at night instead of counting sheep, I rearrange beads in my head. It is just a part of my life.

How do you see your work and/or your business evolving in the next five years?
I would like to sell directly to customers at shows, as I've been told "my pictures are lovely, but the pieces in person are just beautiful". I would also like to go back to college and get a degree in metalworking so my designs continue to evolve. In the time being, I am continuing to sell on the internet. An important part of why I'm doing this goes well beyond me and my happiness. With each purchase, 10% of the profits goes to Specially for Children (www.speciallyforchildren.com) in Austin, Texas. With my contributions, they can purchase a few more supplies for Art Therapy for children who have cancer. I do this in honor of our friends' daughter who was diagnosed with Brain Cancer a few years ago. She is winning the battle and is quite an inspiration. She has a strong spirit and her parents are amazing and wonderful friends.

Where can we find you on the web?
Blog: www.badcatjewelry.com
Etsy: www.badcatjewelry.etsy.com
1000 Markets: www.badcatjewelry.1000Markets.com

Sunday, March 29, 2009

March Featured EtsyBlogger -- Design By Nora

Congrats to this month's featured EtsyBlogger, Nora of Design By Nora and the Design By Nora blog. Nora's Etsy shop is filled with adorable little handcrafted polymer clay stud earrings. She also stocks leather handbags made by her uncle, like this fabulous orange messenger bag. In her own words:

My name is Nora and I love to read, write, draw, paint, make jewelry, make greeting cards, play with polymer clay, listen to music, watch movies and fool around on my computer!

Congrats to Nora for this well-deserved honor. Hope you've enjoyed your month of EtsyBloggers fame!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Dear Kid Saturday

Welcome to this week's installment of "Dear Kid." As always, full credit to Christina of Cutest Kid Ever for the fabulous idea. Want to write a "Dear Kid" letter of your very own? Learn more about how to participate here.

Hiya sweets,

We've had a pretty eventful couple of weeks, huh? You and I just got back from a week-long trip to see your "other family" (that's what you call them) in California. You got to hang with your aunts and uncles, teach your cousin Twinkle how to do the limbo, and go to Disneyland for the very first time! I had such a great week and I know you did too.

This Monday was our travelin' day. You are usually a super good traveler, but you were really tired, sad about leaving, and impatient to get home to see Daddy. I was too, kiddo. After a some drama at the airport involving the potty and carrying your own bag, you were absolutely amazing on the plane, particularly in light of the fact that we sat at the gate for over two hours before we were able to take off! You talked politely with the gentleman sitting next to you, and quietly colored all the way home. You were really excited to see Daddy and I could tell by the look on his face that he'd been missing you too. You guys are pretty good buddies these days. It was fun to hear you tell him all about our adventures.

At school on Tuesday, you may a really cool little booklet all about our trip to the beach. You drew pictures of us doing different beach activities, and for the first time, I could tell what each activity was. It's so cool to watch you get better and better at drawing! You also wrote your name on the book without any help, and you wrote "The End" on the back with just a little bit of coaching from the teacher. Very impressive, my friend.

On Wednesday, you brought your imaginary brother with us to Target. On the way there, he tried to jump out of the car! Can you believe it? You calmed him down by telling him we could get him a new hat and some stickers at the store. Hmmmm... Luckily, he behaved himself and we were able to get him some stickers although I thought a new hat might be a bit much. Apparently, despite the fact that he's "very old and as tall as our ceiling," your brother really likes Disney princess stickers.

On Thursday afternoon you were determined to skip your nap, so you tried to convince me that playing prevents tooth decay. That's a new one and I have to applaud your creativity. I still made you nap, though, but I made sure to check for cavities when you woke up.

You arrived on the scene Friday morning in an apron and announced that you were a "cake artist." Cool! You got to work right away on a "big beautiful art cake." Very nice.

You were very annoyed about nap time again, and informed me that I was "making you a disaster." Trust me, we'll phase it out when you no longer need it - you're the one who complains about being sleepy every afternoon, silly! It's been awfully rainy around here, and we've been feeling a little restless, so we broke out some new games when Daddy got home. We played Chutes & Ladders (you can count to 100 now!), Barrel of Monkeys, and real grown-up dominoes. You always think I'm trying to trick you into doing math when we play games, so you like to flub numbers on purpose just to see if I'll notice or insert nonsense words when you're counting. You're always on the lookout for evil mommy plots these days. Guess I'll have to up my game!

I adore you, girlie girl. Looking forward to another great week of learning together.


Friday, March 27, 2009

I Want It

I'm loving the look of brass jewelry these days. Add a birdie and I go positively weak in the knees. The Sparrow's Treasure earrings by Michabella Creations are simple, sweet, and stunning - the perfect complement to a sundress or my favorite flowy linen skirt. Get them here. And while you're at it, check out the Michabella blog for a peek behind the scenes of this cool handmade jewelry line, the love child of two longtime friends.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Featured Artisan -- Studio Marcy

This week's featured artistan is Marcy Lamberson of Studio Marcy. An Etsy veteran and all-around fun gal, Marcy creates amazingly intricate, teeny tiny glass goodies.

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do.

I am a lampwork glass artist and teacher living in Atlanta, Georgia. I primarily make handmade glass beads for jewelry artists with my 2000 degree torch, tools and kiln in my home studio overlooking my backyard garden.

What 3 words best describe your work?
whimsical sculptural glass

What inspires you?
Seeing things that make me or my customers smile. I strive to make "happy" beads and glass objects.

What drives you to create what you do?

It is something inside me that makes me feel whole when I'm working with glass. I think a lot of about what will stretch my abilities and teach me something new while making it while also making me smile.

What makes your work unique?
My beads express who I am as an artist and glass bead maker. By looking at them, you can pretty well guess what my personality is like. Optimistic with a large dose of humor all show up in the work I do. But also that I enjoy custom work that the customer has given me- like the photo of Sprocket the Westie who wears a pink and purple collar. I love making that personalized bead for my customers. One of my favorite requests was a person who wanted me to make a focal of her kitty cat wearing a pink tutu, dancing and wearing a pirate patch. That is so "Marcy Lamberson" ...quirky, amusing and fun.

What role does your work play in your life?
My glass work is a large part of my life. Other than my family, some organizations, (mostly related to glass) I make glass art. My hours spent on my business exceed 60 per week or more. I love what I do. I will show in more galleries and enter more competitions. I had a well known beadmaker tell me, "You're a serious beadmaker making non-serious beads." Yep, that's me!

How do you see your work and/or your business evolving in the next five years?
I will evolve considerably. I will still be making the Etsy fun beads and doing lots of custom orders, but I plan to teach more both nationally and internationally. I've got a lot of knowledge that I love sharing. I'm also working on a "gallery" line of beads that are a little more serious and yet still whimsical in nature.

Where can we find you on the web?
The best place to find me is on Etsy - http://StudioMarcy.etsy.com. I add about 3 new beads daily to keep my inventory fresh. I also have a basic website, StudioMarcy.com that will help direct you there or to my daily blog about glass and creativity which is http://StudioMarcy.blogspot.com Also if you google my name, Marcy Lamberson, you will find a lot about me.

Are you an artist or craftsperson? Would you like to be featured here? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here with a link to your shop, and I'll be in touch about future opportunities.

Friday, March 20, 2009

All About My Mom

Happy Friday, all. Thanks again to Facebook for a fun way to waste a few minutes. A college friend tagged me for this one and I couldn't resist. The idea is simple - ask your kid some questions and see what she has to say.

1. What is something mom always says to you?
"Don't get in trouble."

2. What makes mom happy?
Being good.

3. What makes mom sad?

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
Knock knock jokes.

5. What was your mom like as a child?
Blonde hair.

6. How old is your mom?
Five fifteen.

7. How tall is your mom?
This tall (hand on my head).

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
Go to the doctor's office.

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

11. What is your mom really good at?
Jumping rope.

12. What is your mom not very good at?
Hockey, because she doesn't know how to ski.

13. What does your mom do for her job?
Play with me and make sure I'm safe. (covers me with kisses)

14. What is your mom's favorite food?

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
Playing with me.

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Snow White.

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Play in the sand, play games, have fun! (kisses me) I love you, Mommy!

18. How are you and your mom the same?
Wearing the same clothes and having the same ponytails.

19. How are you and your mom different?
Wearing different clothes and.... I'll be right back.

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
The hugs.

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

22. (She added this question) What makes Mommy burn?

23. (Also added) What makes Mommy hurt?
A bad owie that's red and that's bleeding.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Buy Me This

As a bit of a minimalist, I gravitate toward jewelry that is super simple and stylish in an "I just threw it on" kind of way. This piece by Lori Anderson fits the bill perfectly.

You can see more of Lori's work here. Pretty pretty. And my daughter went NUTS over this one. Also check out Lori's blog, Pretty Things.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Monday, March 16, 2009

Featured Artisan -- These Precious Things

This week's featured artistan is Jama Watts of These Precious Things. A fellow Fabulous Artistic Mom, creates unique and captivating jewelry.

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do.
My name's Jama Watts and I operate under the name These Precious Things, named after a Tori Amos song. I've been in business for almost 5 years, but just started my Etsy store this past July. I opened my brick & mortar shop after my beautiful daughter Amber was born so that I could bring her to work with me or so that she could be with her dad & my mom who work next door. My background is in fine art, specifically painting, but I started beading when I was pregnant, as my OB/GYN kicked me out of my studio. It became an obsession and I fell in love with beadweaving, silver clay, sheet metal, wire... anything I could get my hands on to turn into jewelry!

What 3 words best describe your work?

Colorful, textural, creative

What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from all over - I usually listen to music while I bead or might have a movie on in the background just for noise. Music is my number 1 muse, beading where the music takes me, but I might also find a spark in a painting, a movie, nature or even the urge to try out a new stitch.

What drives you to create what you do?
I tell everyone that I'm ADD - I can't make the same thing over & over! I want to try new color combinations, stitches, techniques, whatever I can add to my repertoire.

What makes your work unique?

I think my background in art and lack of formal training in jewelry making helps give me free reign. I don't really feel obligated to do something "the way it's always been done."

What role does your work play in your life?

Since I run my own gallery, my creations are a big part of my life. I work in my gallery six days a week, creating at my desk most of the time. It is my life!

How do you see your work and/or your business evolving in the next five years?

Being in business, I know that it takes several years to actually draw an income, especially when you've invested in a storefront. I've also moved once, pushing that time back. I'd like to see my jewelry and business become self-sustaining, allowing me to spend more time promoting my work beyond the gallery, reaching into other cities & states.

Where can we find you on the web?
My Etsy store: http://thesepreciousthings.etsy.com
My blog: http://jamawatts.blogspot.com
My art site: http://jamawatts.com
My gallery: http://thesepreciousthings.com

Are you an artist or craftsperson? Would you like to be featured here? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here with a link to your shop, and I'll be in touch about future opportunities.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dear Kid Saturday

Welcome to this week's installment of "Dear Kid." As always, full credit to Christina of Cutest Kid Ever for the fabulous idea. Want to write a "Dear Kid" letter of your very own? Learn more about how to participate here.

Dear girlie girl,

This morning you've informed me that you don't like nicknames, so there! Isn't that a funny picture of you? I came across it this week and thought it would make you giggle. You were ten months old when I took this one. I think it might have been your first real tantrum. Check out those super chubby baby legs!

This week was pretty busy for us, but good. I'm starting to do some more work from home, so we're ironing out some schedule kinks around here, but all in all I thought we managed to juggle things pretty well. Monday morning we took turns doing what each of us wanted to do for a while. You played in the playroom while I got some work done, then we spent time playing together. You wanted to do your "grand entrance," so you got all dressed up and practiced coming into the same room over and over. You wanted to make sure I had the perfect reaction, so you asked me first to gasp, and then to say, "There she is!" every time I saw you come in. Once we had your entrance down, it was time work on your exit. You did your super fancy curtsy and instructed me to "look really disappointed" as you walked away. Girlfriend, I see a spotlight somewhere in your future.

Tuesday morning you arrived on the scene in your cowgirl outfit and told me it was time for your rodeo! You were worried about missing your turn on the bull if you went off to preschool, but I told you I'd keep him corralled til you got home. On the way home from school, you wanted to talk all about the changing seasons and you pointed out all the signs of spring, like green grass, rain clouds, and flowers on the trees. I thought it was pretty cool that you noticed that stuff.

We had thunderstorms early Wednesday morning, so you cuddled up downstairs with me while I did my early morning writing. You were super sweet and quiet, and I secretly loved having you here (even though I told you over and over how important it was for you to go back to sleep). Wednesday night you were in full superhero mode, and you went out to dinner with your grandpa wearing a pink princess dress tied around your neck as a cape. Grandpa's a pretty good sport for taking you out like that, huh? You told us your name was "Super Bonnet Speed." Hmmm... "Bonnet?"

On Thursday you decided you're going to start sleeping in your closet. Um... really? I suppose as long as you're comfy, safe, and rested, it's up to you, but I've got to admit that I feel sort of weird about it. The floor... your tent... your closet... Think we can ever get you back into a bed?

We had lots of places to go yesterday, which was a good thing since it's been raining all week and we've not been able to get outside much. You're itching for a trip to the park and so am I. You thought the pouring rain was pretty hilarious, particularly since we had "only one plain umbrella and zero pairs of galoshes." After carrying you, my laptop bag, my purse, AND the umbrella around all day, I decided we definitely need to get you some rain gear of your own!

You told me you had a very important "fairy meeting" Friday night, so you got all dressed up with your Cinderella dress, wings, and wand. You and Daddy decided to go on a "secret mission" to get me some dinner (sweet!), and he let you keep your pretty outfit on. You told me you did some magic on him while you were out, so now he's a prince. Nice work!

You're SUPER excited to go to California this week and so am I. Can't wait to see the look on your face when you see Disneyland, and I know you've been missing your aunts, uncles and your little cousin Twinkle. We're going to have a great time!

I love you, sweet girl.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Stuff I Love -- Spring 09 Edition

Spring has officially sprung here in North Texas and I've already packed away the sweaters, boots and jeans in favor of my lightweight tees, flips, and cargo shorts. This is my favorite time of year. Once the trees start blooming and our barn swallows return, everything seems new and filled with possibility.

In honor of the arrival of spring, and this week's EtsyBloggers spring-themed blog carnival, I present the following eye candy, all courtesy of my fellow Trunkt Artists on Etsy team members.

5" x 7" art print by The Mincing Mockingbird

Vintage swirl button ring by Beyond the Rockz

"Green" 8" x 10" photo by barbraziemerphoto

Couture Xanh earrings by Essentials

"Nest" mixed media painting by Kristina laurendi Havens

Patina copper growing flower necklace by nova design

Find more great design from the Trunkt Etsy team here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Buy Me This

I'm absolutely loving this bag for summer. With a fresh color palette, modern construction, and a fun 70s throwback wooden handle, this adorable crosgrain tote by TiLT Creations is absolutely perfect for poolside.

I'm a longtime fan of the TiLT Creations blog and a faithful Twitter follower. Now through March 17th, all green items in the TiLT Creations Etsy shop are 15% off in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Take a peek at what's on sale here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - New Math

Like it? Get more new math here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My Debut Album

Once again, thanks to Facebook for providing me with an amusing way to waste your time (you're welcome!). I was tagged for this one by Andrea Baker of This Mom's Life and Andrea Baker Designs. Here's how it works:

What would your album look like if you were in a band?

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations" or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Note: to respect copyrights, I didn't use Flickr. Instead, I went with one of those free stock image sites and used "funny" as my search term.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

Did you do it? Leave a link here so we can see!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Featured Artisan -- MarieLynn Boutique

This week's featured artistan is Cales Cantrall of MarieLynn Boutique. A fellow mommy and member of Unique Women in Business, Cales creates adorable handmade goodies for fashion-forward kids and their style-conscious mamas.

Tell me a little about yourself and what you do.

My name is Cales, I am a proud USAF wife and mommy to my 17 month old daughter. I started MarieLynn Boutique in August 2007, and opened my website in February 2008. I took my love for crafts and children and put them together. MarieLynn Boutique allows me to stay at home with my daughter and make a financial contribution to our family.

What 3 words best describe your work?

Trendy, Adorable, and Functional

What inspires you?
My daughter definitely inspires me! I make everything for her first. If she loves it and it makes life as a parent easier, I add it to the collection.

What drives you to create what you do?

MarieLynn Boutique allows me to express myself creatively, and it provides a much needed stress reliever.

What makes your work unique?
At MarieLynn Boutique, you get superb quality at an affordable price! I pay special attention to detail to ensure that you are receiving products that your children will cherish for years to come!

What role does your work play in your life? What role would you like it to play?

My work plays a huge role in my life. MarieLynn Boutique is my second baby. I am always thinking of ways to break away from other Boutiques and always thinking of new products to add. I have been blessed by the overwhelming love that people have for MarieLynn Boutique and our products!

How do you see your business evolving in the next five years?

I hope to open a brick and mortar boutique. This way my customers can come into our shoppe and see the items firsthand. Of course, I will still keep my website for our international customers.

Where can we find you on the web?
Shop: http://marielynnboutique.com
Blog: http://marielynnboutique.blogspot.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/MLBoutique

Are you an artist or craftsperson? Would you like to be featured here? I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment here with a link to your shop, and I'll be in touch about future opportunities.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dear Kid Saturday

Welcome to this week's installment of "Dear Kid." As always, full credit to Christina of Cutest Kid Ever for the fabulous idea. Want to write a "Dear Kid" letter of your very own? Learn more about how to participate here.

Dear Super Speed,

You're back to changing your name now and then, and I love it. This week you were all about superheroes and your super power is, you guessed it, SPEED. You love to show us your "super speed moves" and you like us to call you by your superhero name. Also, check out the big girl haircut! We had six inches taken off last weekend and you were really brave. You even gave us a little twirl when you were done, so I knew you felt extra pretty.

This week started with a little bit of drama at our weekly play date. You gave me some serious attitude when I asked you to help clean up. I had to start taking away privileges. You were determined to win, so you pushed it and pushed it, and finally we had to go straight home for a time out and a discussion about listening. Every now and then, you decide to make a play for some more power around here, and this was just one of those days. All I can do is be patient and consistent, so you know that the rules DO still apply.

You'd made a turnaround by Tuesday and were back to your funny little self. You suddenly love nothing more than to make jokes about toots and burps; you absolutely crack yourself up! You had a great time at school on Tuesday and had lots to tell me about your friends when I picked you up. Mommy got some sad news Tuesday afternoon, and you were so sweet. You knew I was feeling down and you made me a card. You told me you'd take great care of me and you sure did. We played some nice, quiet games til Daddy came home and you were an absolute angel. Thank you, sweetheart.

You've been waking up super early, which is throwing a bit of a wrench into Mom's ability to get things done in the morning. Wednesday we decided to make a deal - thirty minutes of playing together followed by thirty minutes of doing something on our own. It worked out great, and I was very proud of you for being patient while I got my chores and "computer work" done. It's a very grown-up thing to take turns like that. Great job, kiddo.

You did something VERY cool when we were working on a project for your preschool class. First, you wrote your name all by yourself, very clearly and without even asking any questions. Awesome! Then, we were looking for pictures of things that start with "n" to cut out of a magazine, and you saw the word "no." You said, "Look! That says 'no!' 'No' starts with 'n!'" You also recognized the word "yes" on the same page. It took me a minute to realize what had happened - you were reading! Later we went through one of your board books and you pointed out several other words, like "bed" and "cat." How great is that?! I can't wait to see what other words you know.

The end of the week was a hard time for Mom, with some grown-up stuff to deal with, and I know it was a little scary for you. Now that you're older, you get very anxious if something is happening that you don't understand. I don't like to see you worried, but I also don't want to lie to you or pretend like nothing's wrong. Instead, I was honest with you about being sad, but made sure to give you lots of my time and attention. We took a couple of nice trips to the park, made a birthday party for your imaginary brother (he's still very important), played some great games of dominoes, and dressed up like princesses together. You really have a knack for making me feel better and I sure do appreciate it.

I love you, sweet girl. I'm looking forward to a nice, relaxed weekend with lots of family time. And I can't wait to see what kinds of fun activities you'll think of for us next week!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Buy Me This

I've definitely got summer on the brain. Whether it's our impending trip to California (ironically, not as warm as Texas this time of year) or the buds that are starting to appear on our trees, my mind is filled with visions of sandals, linen skirts, and pretty scoop necklines.

Enter the stunning Blue Sea necklace from Magical Beadstalk, a collection of artisan jewelry designed by Terry Spier. This eye-catching piece, combining polymer clay beads with cultured freshwater pearls, is the perfect complement to a simple summer dress.

See more of Terry's work and learn a bit about her life at The Artful Beader.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Stocking with Artiste Tonight -- 9 PM EST!

Join me tonight, Thursday the 5th, at 9:00 PM for Artiste's first March stocking. This round is devoted entirely to moms and babies! I'm offering some brand new shower invitations (complete with matching thank you notes), a couple of new photo birth announcements, and some super cute blank notes, all from my Freshly Crafted line. Here's a sneak peek:

If you're new to Artiste or to HyenaCart, you're in for a treat. Artiste brings you a wide variety of gorgeous, eco-friendly, handcrafted goodness, all made for you with love by a work-at-home mama. All of our listings go live at 9:00 PM sharp, so be sure to scope out your favorites in advance and be there on time to pounce. Fair warning - the best stuff goes fast!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stuff I Love -- Supermarket Edition

Have you discovered Supermarket yet? Yet another venue in the ever-expanding handmade marketplace, Supermarket has managed to set itself apart from the crowd through its stellar design, appealing simplicity, and unparalleled coolness. A curated collection of products from a variety of outstanding designers, Supermarket offers everything from art to clothing to housewares. Take a peek at a few of my faves:

Pennsylvania Dutch Constellation print by Dolan Geiman

lifeline earrings by lauren haupt jewelry

Tall Bullseye by john pomp glass

Ringo bowl by CAKE

Millay Earrings by Alisha Louise Designs

twilight recitation by renee

polopolo tissue box cover by yokomono studio

Designers, find out more about selling on Supermarket here.