Friday, December 19, 2008

ZoomBerry Coasters Made Gift Guide!


These coasters made it into the expedite shipping gift guide on Etsy!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Come check out my new shop: ZoomBerry!

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

YAY! Glamasaurus - Prettiest Dino on the Block

Sorry! I have had no time to update! This interview is with the lovely Glamasaurus!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Andreanna. I am originally from Ohio but am currently living in Fribourg Switzerland. I'm also a stay at home mom.
I have a lovely albeit mischievous 1 year old daughter Isabella and a computer geek husband Sandro.
Glamasaurus has been around since 2004 although I just recently opened an etsy.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
As a stay at home mom most of my time is taken up with playing and keeping Isabella entertained like going outside to play on the swings or reading stories.
Then there is the standard cooking and cleaning. We just moved to this part of the country so I also enjoy taking Isabella out to explore the area.

What first made you want to become an artist?
I've been creating things since childhood. When I moved here I couldn't find any hair accessories that fit my tastes so I started making my own.
It grew into jewelry from there. I just want to spread cuteness everywhere!

What advice would you give to artists who are new to selling their handmade products?
Always work to improve your product and your quality of service. If you aren't selling as well as you should promote yourself more.

How do you promote your work?
I belong to oddles of social networking sites like Myspace, Livejournal, and Facebook. I also have a blog at so I can
keep everyone up to date on the ins and outs of Glamasaurus.

Anything else you would like to add?
Thanks so much for featuring me and hope everyone reading this has a fabulous day!
So what are you waiting for! Go shop Glamasaurus today!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

April of Indulgent Creations has amazing, luxurious bath and body products that would make great gifts for your friends and family, or yourself! Read all about how she runs her business and her family.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is April Whittington, I live in central Illinois with my husband, 13 year old son, 3 dogs and 4 cats. We live on a couple acres in the country. I run two full time businesses, by day I'm a cosmetologist and work in my own salon and every other free moment of my day goes into my bath & body business. My family jump in and help me wrap soaps, go along with me to my weekly farmers market and craft shows and are my pack mules for hauling those heavy totes of soap back and forth! I have been making soap for almost 3 years now and always enjoy creating new things.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
My son is involved in many school activities: band, basketball, baseball, yearbook so during the school year I run from event to event. April thru September is racing season and I work at our local dirt stock car track as a scorekeeper. It's a family affair, we all work there! In addition to that the 3 of us race go karts. I also set up at my local Farmers Market on Saturday mornings April thru Oct.

What first made you want to become an artist?
I was looking for a more natural approach to bath & body products. Once I started doing my research I realized that it would be fun to make my own soap and allow me to control what I put onto my skin. It snowballed from there! Once I began making soap, giving it to family and friends, I started getting requests from people wanting to buy them. Then came the requests for lotions, bath salts, lip balms and more. I love making new items and adding to my ever changing line up. I just recently added bubble bars and soy candles and coming soon...laundry stain stick, lotion bars and a sore muscle rub!

What advice would you give to artists who are new to selling their handmade products?
Research, research, research! With any craft this is important but in B&B it is a corner that cannot be cut. It takes a lot of time and money to create a great product but once you do, it's a great feeling.

How do you promote your work?
I do my local Farmers Market during the spring/summer, craft shows in the fall/winter. I try to spend a little time every day on Etsy and working on my personal website and I talk soap to everyone I meet! I hand out busniess cards every chance I get and always include samples of another scent or a different item with every order.

Anything else you would like to add?
If you want to make a business out of your craft, set yourself a goal. Decide from the beginning where you want to see yourself go with your business. My goal from the beginning has been that one day I want to have a store front open to the back so people can shop and watch me work all at the same time!

So click on over to April's store and start pampering yourself!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kreativ Blogger Award

Kreativ Blogger

WOW! A huge fun surprise to be nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by KimForBeads!

Here are the rules:

Link to the person or persons who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six random things about me:
  • I used to have both of my eyebrows pierced, along with my lip.
  • I have three tattoos.
  • I have 3 cats, and 2 dogs.
  • I live around my family. So, my neighbors are my relatives.
  • I love stars, (in the night sky that is, and the shape)
  • I am engaged to a DJ!

I don't really know a lot of bloggers, but I will try my best to find six!

  1. Scrappy Jessi
  2. Stiletto Heights
  3. CT Etsy Team
  4. Resin Obsession
  5. Pink Quartz Minerals
  6. Less Than Three

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Hey All!
Something new for my blog, Item of the Day/Week! I haven't decided yet!

Up first are some adorable turtle dish cloths that Margaret (my mom) at Make A Memory has made!

Make cleaning fun with these adorable turtle face scrubbies or dishcloths! Made from 100% cotton. No pattern was involved, this was made from scratch. Since this is made from 100% cotton, it will get softer with each use! Each Turtle Measures: 5.25" from head to tail and 3.25" wide. Machine wash cold water and dryer safe low heat or air-dry flat. Cotton will fade and shrink a bit on first washing.

Enjoy! These make great Christmas presents too!
Custom Promotional Products

Friday, October 31, 2008

Etsy Interview With: ashleighmichelle

Long time no update, aye? Been a bit busy with Kittycrossbones! However I did get to interview Ashleigh Michelle, a client of mine! Taken from her profile: "These items are a bit on the smaller scale side, both for practicality in shipping and also because they make great gifts for any occcasion! There are also some limited edition digital reproductions of original works available from time to time, and ACEOs galore!"

Tell us a bit about yourself:
Well I am a small town girl who has gradually moved to larger and larger places. From Columbia, Kentucky(5000 people in the city) to Anchorage, Alaska (200000) and now to Las Vegas (2 million). I started my bachelor's degree at Eastern Kentucky University and transferred to the university of alaska, anchorage to complete my Bachelors of Arts in art. I enjoy all things artistic, and I stumbled upon etsy completely by accident...and now I am addicted!

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I love to sing karaoke, and go dancing. Doing things like that is a great way to relieve stress!

What first made you want to become an artist?
I'm not really sure. I have always had fun making art, and when the time came to go to college, I couldn't see myself doing anything else :)

What advice would you give to artists who are new to selling their handmade products?
Get into the chats and forums. Talking to other artists is a great way to build a community and network, as well as getting feedback on shop practices.

How do you promote your work?
Via chat and forums, as well on other art sites, like DeviantART. I also have a myspace blog and give out business cards at arts/crafts fairs.

Anything else you would like to add?
Nope ;)