Two Crafty Ladies

Two friends on a mission to start their own Etsy shops share ideas, inspiration, and encouragement.

Inspiring Me: mishmoshmill March 26, 2008

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I stumbled across this piece last week on mishmoshmill’s shop on etsy. It’s the closest I’ve seen to the pieces I’m working on for my shop, combining felting, embroidery and beading. I am such a big fan of these pieces


Ollie & Junebug: March Madness

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March Madness

Using new photos from the D.C. trip this weekend.  I’m in a funky tree phase obviously.  Hopefully I can work on a series using a different focus this weekend.  I got really inspired by some exhibits we saw at the National Gallery.  We’ll see what comes of that…. 🙂


Our Goals: April and May

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Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a loverly holiday weekend!  I don’t know about the rest of you, but I soooo miss Spring Break!  I did get a little weekend away to D.C. for Hubby’s birthday, which was wonderful, but it definitely was not long enough!

Anyway, it’s back to business around here!  Satin Taffy and I set some goals beginning March 1st.  Here are the things we are to have complete by the end of this month:

  • Samples of products
  • Spreadsheet for pricing
  • Basic Etsy set up (banner, avatar)
  • Cost for shipping/packaging

Here are the goals we set for next month:

  • Inventory complete with backstock to cover a few weeks of sales.

I still have a few things to wrap up this weekend in terms of our goals for this month.  Hopefully I’ll be able to have a very crafty weekend!  It’s hard to find time during the work week, isn’t it?  I try to sketch, crochet, or work on the computer on the train, but I’m always wishing I could squeeze in more.  When do you squeeze in crafting time?


Ollie & Junebug: Look at what I’m getting… March 19, 2008

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I’m so very excited!  I ordered some lovely Ann Butler fabrics from Fabric Shoppe on Etsy the other day.  She’s already shipped them, so I’m hoping they arrive today or tomorrow.  Is there anything better than getting new crafty materials??  I’m hoping I’ll be able to make some coordinated pillow sets using these fabrics and some solids.  Does everyone likey?

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Inspiring Me: ElleP on Etsy March 17, 2008

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It was hard for me to pick just one item to highlight from ElleP on Etsy. She has an amazing collection of pendants and rings all around $9.50. Check out her March special: Buy any three items get a free pendant


Weekend Products – Satin Taffy

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These are some of the efforts of my weekend o’ crafting.  Tell me what you think and if the price sounds about right:

Satin Taffy Tote

Crafting Tote
A tote with lots of hidden pockets on the inside to hold embroidery floss, scissors, needles and projects. Perfect for crafters on the go. Selling for $15-$22.

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Cupcake Art

Utilizing felting techniques, beading and old fashioned sewing, delicous works of art for your kitchen or any room that needs some tasty reminders.  Frames are 4″x6″.  Set sells for $10.

 Let me know your thoughts!  Thank you. 


Ollie & Junebug: Forest Craziness

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So, here are some of the digital pieces I created using my photography this weekend.  It’s really fun to manipulate photographs this way.  I’m going to have to dig into my ridiculously large amount of photos and pull out the best ones to make brushes in Photoshop with.  Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!!

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